If someone is not old enough to be able to consent to sex with someone else of any age they are not old enough to have sex period true or false?

why can a 16 yr old girl consent to sex with whatever shitty player guy at her school but can’t consent to sex with a 21 yr old guy? So she can choose to have sex with a 16 yr old drug addicted serial cheater who completely disrespects her but if she has sex with a 21 yr old nerdy virgin guy who is in love with her that’s illegal? Can someone explain the logic here. It seems pretty ridiculous to me. Either the age of adult consent should be lower or people below the age of consent just shouldn’t be having sex. Am I crazy or like does this make sense to anyone else?
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  • No 16-year old can consent to sex with anyone. It is illegal for them to have sex period. The problem is that with 2 minors, they are both guilty of statutory rape while simultaneously being the victim of statutory rape. It’s a legal conundrum that prosecutors don’t even try to make sense of. And no……21-year olds shouldn’t be having sex with minors.

    • It depends where u live in most places in the us they can. And either way it’s not like it gets prosecuted.

    • But u didn’t answer my question

    • I knew it’s less black and white than that so I looked it up and for the US first of all 16 and 21 is always illegal. But 16 and 16 is fine in most states. Only 12 states even have a rigid age of consent. There are a few stipulations as to what the law says for statutory rape and one of them even says that as long as there’s no more than a 4 year age differential and the defendant is under 19, an individual as young as 13 can consent. That’s wild😭

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  • If you’re 20 years old or older, then you shouldn’t want anything to do with a teenager in high school. There’s a huge maturity gap and I don’t even know what an adult would see in a teenager. The fact that you’re going so hard defending it is concerning.
    especially since you’re not 21 and you’re actually in the 25-29 age category. A 25-29 year old wanting to hook up with 16 year olds is disgusting man, get help

  • I dislike how much extra portent you put, making the 16 year old as bad as possible and the 21 year old as good as possible. And abstinence sex education fails, it just makes ignorant horny people who get knocked up instead of using condoms and shit

    • are there not bad 16 yr olds and good 21 yr olds?

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  • Why are you so hung up on what minors can and cannot do, especially in regards to the illegality of ADULTS hooking up with MINORS?

    Sounds like you should be taken off the street, either to prison, a mental ward, or behind a Walmart and shot.

    • Considering u wanna shoot me behind Walmart I’d say ur really the one who cares about what minors can and can’t do lol

    • Who said anything about me doing the shooting? And no, I just don't like pedophiles, which means I don't like you. Go walk off a cliff, Schweineficker.

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  • Because at least if it's a dude the same age they're both around the same maturity level and it's not likely there's a power imbalance and no coercion going on.

    • So a 16 yr old guy who’s fucked 10 girls before doesn’t have experience over a 16 yr old virgin girl? The 21yr old virgin guy is the same level of experience as her tho?

    • I never said anything about experience

    • But u talked about a power imbalance is lots of dating or sexual experience versus no dating or sexual experience. Not a power imbalance? And like is it predatory for Rich men to marry a less wealthy woman? I always here power imbalance come up in these discussions but u talk as if age is the only power imbalance that exists and ignore all the other power imbalances that do exist.

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  • It’s legal over here, but I still find it creepy because I can’t understand what is 21 year old guy doing with a 16 year old girl. It’s predatory.

    • But a 16 yr old guy collecting 16yr old girls virginities isn’t creepy?

    • Mate, they are the same age and at the same life stages.

    • That makes it not creepy?

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  • I don't think 16 & 21 is weird but if you're thinking that any age can have a go with a 16yo... eh

    • Why can a 16 yr old consent to sex period if they are not responsible enough to choose who they have sex with?

  • well laws are different in each state, but for a lot it is illegal to have sex with someone who is not of legal age, even if you are the same age but it just isn't really enforced.

  • 🚨ALERT: SEXUAL PREDATOR ALERT

    • I already knew this was coming because even questioning age of consent laws is predatory. Lmfao get a fucking grip. R u gonna answer my question tho?

    • Ok, why in the hell you are comparing a 16 years old with a 21years old. The age gap is only of 5 years, but the brain development gap is far apart for consent. Our brain stop fully develop at 24-25. It means that at 16 we still got 7 years to achieve an optimal brain development. At 21, only 3 years. 7 years compared to 3, that's considerable.

  • The law assumes that you're old enough to know better than to have sex with young girls.

    • But the law doesn’t assume young guys don’t know better than to go around collecting virginities?

  • this is bizarre dude. of course a child can't have sex with an adult. even if it wasn't legally wrong it would be morally wrong. re-evaluate yourself

    • It’s as if u didn’t even read my post but whatever

  • In the uk the age of consent is 16 and that's it. It's ilegal to have sex with anyone under 16 regardless of your age or theirs.

    • That makes more sense that what it is in the us

    • Why confuse things with romeo and juliet laws...

  • Most 21 yr olds going after 16 yr olds are bad people, as you probably are also. Why not a 31 yr old virgin going after a 16 yr old? 41?

    • Do u have any evidence to back that up or just pulling feminist bullshit out of ur ass?

    • You have zero evidence for your statements, you just want to fuck a 16 yr old girl and are trying to justify it. Posting a question anonymously shows you are a coward and know what you're doing it wrong.

    • U stated a fact I didn’t see how that works? Plus 21 and 16 is legal in much if not most of the world just saying.

  • Because the 21 year old has learned from their 16 year old mistakes.

    • And a 40 yr old hasn’t learned from their 18 yr old mistakes? And what mistakes are we talking about exactly. A 21 yr old virgin guys has had no dating experience to make mistakes to learn from.

    • Ok how about you should focus on the exception for the rule. Even if you found a 21 year old that can date a 16 year old. That's probably a rare thing.

    • Shouldn't

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