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  • the ones under 18 should be considered child

    27 39.71%
  • the ones under 14 should be considered child

    11 16.18%
  • the ones under 21 should be coınsidered child

    7 10.29%
  • the ones over 14 should be allowed to marry too

    4 5.88%
  • the ones under 14 or 15 shouldnt be allowed to have sex if they are child

    7 10.29%
  • they are not child if they have physical maturity

    1 1.47%
  • they need both emotional and physical maturity to have sex

    11 16.18%
  • it depends on individual differences

    14 20.59%
  • l dont care

    2 2.94%
  • others

    14 20.59%
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Thread: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I have YET to meet a 13-year-old who is responsible enough to be married and raise a family. They might be mature "for their age." If they are out there, they are the exception and not the rule.
    Of course - I gave the extreme outliers, intentionally.

    But we also should consider how the modern culture and educational system lead to infantilization of the young. "Back in the day", a person at 20 was expected to be a hard-working head of a family and a reliable member of his village community. "Dude, where's my horse buggy" types hardly existed.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    OK. But neither do I have to agree with you.
    What is it that I said that you don't agree with and why? I think my proposal makes perfect sense.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    A comprimise....19.5
    IMO, the emotional development varies so....some never mature, I think
    The physical development matters NOT
    The vote ? "other", thank you.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Of course - I gave the extreme outliers, intentionally.

    But we also should consider how the modern culture and eductaional system lead to infnatilization of the young. "Back in the day", a person at 20 was expected to be a hard-working head of a family and a reliable member of his village community. "Dude, where's my horse buggy" types hardly existed.
    Yes, but as you noted, times have changed. Also, we have learned much more about children and teenagers than we ever knew in the past. Should we just ignore those scientific advances and go back to our old ignorant times when we treated children as miniature adults?

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Also, I have to add. If they DON'T want to be labelled as a sexual predator, then DON'T have sex with underage people. It's very simple.
    who decides it ?

    laws

    but laws can be changed according to the realities and the demands of the society ?

    as in polygamy..
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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    25, when the brain fully develops.

    Teenagers don't have a fully developed sense of reasoning or an ability to accurately weigh consequences for poor decisions.
    This.
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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    who decides it ?

    laws

    but laws can be changed according to the realities and the demands of the society ?

    as in polygamy..
    Right. Because we know things about children and teenagers that we didn't used to know, the general consensus is that having sex and/or marrying young children and teens is not a wise nor very acceptable practice. Hence, age of consent laws.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    No, I said I would support age gap restrictions as well. However for marriage, I think it should be 18, unless there some kind of extenuating circumstances.

    Well, all I've been saying is the age gap needs to be considered on a case-by-case basis, as well as any extenuating circumstances that exist, with an awareness of how things have changed, like puberty coming earlier and the way our society sexualizes people at a younger age.

    Never said I was okay with 20somethings having sex with teenagers... just that I don't think it is the same crime or warrants the same punishment as an adult raping a 10yo.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    should a man age of 21 be charged with pedohilia and convicted of having sex with a child age of 14 15 0r 16 ?

    when should a person be considered adult ?

    my purpose in starting this thread is not to justify this action

    l just wonder why a person has to be accused of being a pedohilie although he is not sexually interested in little children

    many of the teenagers have the physical maturity to have sex and give birth although not all of them can be emotionally mature to marry and raise their babies.

    if 3 or more adults over 18 can have sex together or marry if polygamy is legalized , why is a person considered pervert pedohilie only because he had sex with a girl who is mature enough to menstruate ?

    if both of them are consent to have sex ,what is teh problem ?

    they dont seem more disturbing than polygamic lovers
    I believe it should be 18.
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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    An adult having sex with a late teen is called ephebophilia, not pedophilia.
    but they are labelled as pedophilie
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