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Okay! My last post was too vague, so here's a more clear one! Why do young people (teenagers) have sex before they are married? What age should sex be allowed at? Should we have sex education in school and what age? Do you think it would make teenagers want to have sex more or less?
EDIT: Night Watcher Alchemist, thank you for being a little more specific with your topic! I changed the title as well as the description so its more to the point. Also changed a few of the poll answers. When you do your titles please make sure that its actually about the topic your making the thread about okay? Not titles like "I don't get it" or "what the hell?!" just for example. Again if you're going to post a new thread be sure to send it to me first and I'll give the yes or no! ~Scar
Edit II: Because the conversation has headed in such a direction, I have altered this topics opening post (this one). If this topic is completely different to the discussion you wanted Night Watcher Alchemist, let one of us know, namely me since I made the last edits. Once the topic has been established I will remove all needless edit notes and irrelevant posts - Chi
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This thread has gotten through a lot of editing XD
Teen sex, acceptable? Check.
At what age? It's hard setting an age-limit. Everyone matures at a different pace, physically, mentally, and emotionally. I think you need to be mentally ready, and not only physically. And who's to say when that is? I guess only the individual can truly decide that for themselves. But when talking younger teens, you are still a child, and likely your judgement isn't as good as you think it is. It's difficult. I'll leave this decision for the parents to discuss with their kids ^^;;
The legal age of 18 is good, though, for reasons mentioned in previous posts.
Shall we provide sex-ed? YES. This is really important.
At what age? 11- 12-ish? The first I heard of sex from school was in bio-class, when learning of "birds and bees". And then when watching educational movies about puberty, which we were slowly but surely approaching. And down that road it was. Proper sexual education though, specifically referring to itself as that, when educated about contraceptive methods, going through the full catalogue of STDs and all that, wasn't until I was 14. I think a bit earlier would be fine.
And then I just wanna add that A Pierrot's Aria said things a lot smoother than I did (first part of her post). Completely agree with her ^^
EDIT: Actually, after some thinking, I believe 15, the legal age here where I live, is a good limit. Below that, and I think that may be too young. But as I already said, it comes down to the person... (there's a lot of 'buts' in my posts I notice)
@A Pierrot's Aria - Interesting what you about the sexualisation. I can't say whether the sex (in all it's forms) in the media directly affects 'the actual 'wanting to have sex'. But it surely has us exposed to it in low ages. So in that way I suppose it might contribute. But reasearch also shows that we're reaching puberty earlier and earlier, and that has to be a big factor as well.
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