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Thread: Should 13 y.o. boys be allowed to consent to hetero-sex w/adult women?

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    Re: Should 13 y.o. boys be allowed to consent to hetero-sex w/adult women?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    So I'm chicken for not wanting my 13yo son to hook up with a 16yo girl who might have taken him off into the bushes for something he wasn't ready for?

    Dude, seriously... what could go wrong? Well there is:

    STD's
    Unwanted pregnancy
    A wide variety of issues that can arise from becoming sexualized too young...


    I'd of been a bad father if I hadn't stepped in and stopped that.
    It's a square chicken i.e. cock-block. It could have used a smiley. I was saying it more as a joke. I know there's always risks involved with sex no matter the age. Summerwind is right, you could have also talked to him about risks/reward etc. People don't give kids enough credit. I'm not saying you made a wrong choice, I'm just saying there was another option in-case he encounters another hottie who wants to get into his pants.
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    Re: Should 13 y.o. boys be allowed to consent to hetero-sex w/adult women?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Yes!!
    Kind of a strange thing to post regarding children and sex.

    I'm wondering how old you are and what your interest is in a thread of this nature?

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    Re: Should 13 y.o. boys be allowed to consent to hetero-sex w/adult women?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It's a square chicken i.e. cock-block. It could have used a smiley. I was saying it more as a joke. I know there's always risks involved with sex no matter the age. Summerwind is right, you could have also talked to him about risks/reward etc. People don't give kids enough credit. I'm not saying you made a wrong choice, I'm just saying there was another option in-case he encounters another hottie who wants to get into his pants.


    Yeah I should have caught that.

    Actually we DID talk about it... we talked about everything, still do.

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    Re: Should 13 y.o. boys be allowed to consent to hetero-sex w/adult women?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Only if it is also for girls since we all know that girls at that age are actually more mature. The only difference sexually is the social reaction to them having sex. For a boy, he's a stud, for a girl, she's a worthless slut. Lower the age for both and quit demonizing consensual sex.
    A 13-year-old's brain is soft-boiled. It's not fully cooked. Sex between an adult and a 13-year-old child isn't merely demonized. It's pedophilia.

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    Re: Should 13 y.o. boys be allowed to consent to hetero-sex w/adult women?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Kind of a strange thing to post regarding children and sex.

    I'm wondering how old you are and what your interest is in a thread of this nature?
    My age is clearly listed in my profile, or at least I'm pretty sure it is. I also don't appreciate the insinuations you're making.

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    A 13 year old banging a hot 33 year old woman in Arkansas was the inspiration. The thread is specifically about boys having sex with ADULT women. If you have something to say go ahead and say it and don't hide behind insinuations.
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    Re: Should 13 y.o. boys be allowed to consent to hetero-sex w/adult women?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    A 13-year-old's brain is soft-boiled. It's not fully cooked. Sex between an adult and a 13-year-old child isn't merely demonized. It's pedophilia.

    No, actually it is Ephebophilia: sex with adolescents.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm against it... but I also don't think it is in the same category as actual pedophilia (sex with children pre-puberty), because the victim IS sexually mature even if mentally immature.

    It should be illegal, but not to the same severity as forcible rape, when we're talking teenagers.

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    Re: Should 13 y.o. boys be allowed to consent to hetero-sex w/adult women?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    A 13-year-old's brain is soft-boiled. It's not fully cooked. Sex between an adult and a 13-year-old child isn't merely demonized. It's pedophilia.
    Seems to me either sex at 13, regardless of who it's with, is pedophilia, or it's not. It's very frustrating when it's only a crime for a 13 yo to have sex with someone over 18, but not with someone 11-17. Whether we like it or not, teens have sex, we need to become more realistic about this fact and quit demonizing girls who choose to, and quit glorifying boys who choose to. Which again, like it or not, our society judges thusly.
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    Re: Should 13 y.o. boys be allowed to consent to hetero-sex w/adult women?

    Age of consent is always a tricky subject because it is attempting to gauge maturity based on just a person's age. Obviously, people vary a lot more than that. But it comes down to averages. There might be some 13 year olds (of either sex) who are capable of making fully informed decisions about sexual activity, but most probably are not. The reason for prohibiting adults from having sex with minors but not other minors is because adults are far more capable of influencing minors into exploitative relationships. The balance of power is just too far in one direction. I think if we had completely effective and always used birth control and disease protection, there would be more room for variation, but we don't. And it is harsher for girls. There's really no way around that. Pregnancy is a danger that males simply will not have to face.

    It's a tricky and complex subject, but on the whole, no. 13 year olds cannot reasonably be assumed to be able to consent to sex with adults.
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    Re: Should 13 y.o. boys be allowed to consent to hetero-sex w/adult women?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    My age is clearly listed in my profile, or at least I'm pretty sure it is. I also don't appreciate the insinuations you're making.

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    A 13 year old banging a hot 33 year old woman in Arkansas was the inspiration. The thread is specifically about boys having sex with ADULT women. If you have something to say go ahead and say it and don't hide behind insinuations.
    We're on Post 15 now. Where has this commendably altruistic justification been? Seems to be a long way from a giddily enthusiastic "Yes!" that was the entire Original Post.
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    Re: Should 13 y.o. boys be allowed to consent to hetero-sex w/adult women?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Seems to me either sex at 13, regardless of who it's with, is pedophilia, or it's not. It's very frustrating when it's only a crime for a 13 yo to have sex with someone over 18, but not with someone 11-17. Whether we like it or not, teens have sex, we need to become more realistic about this fact and quit demonizing girls who choose to, and quit glorifying boys who choose to. Which again, like it or not, our society judges thusly.
    Many states have very complicated age-related laws when it comes to pedophilia. A 13-year-old who has sex with a 14-year-old is a very different kettle of fish than a 13-year-old having sex with a 40-year-old. I see the sense in that. You don't?

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