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Should the age of consent be lowered?

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    Sensitive topic i know..

    So should it be lowered from its current 16? originally it was 12 in England and it is in several european countries..

    So posible reasons for lowering it; estimates of atleast 1/3 of teens loosing it before 16 already, maturing population [i.e. kids hit puberty at 10 now instead of 14 [or thereabouts], society seems to be getting more sexual anyway ..cough love island ..

    against.. well the obvious one of child abuse .. other than that no striking ones spring to mind..

    Share your thoughts

    I think that lowering the age of consent would only encourage predators to take advantage of young children. If you're younger than 16 and you are mature enough to have sex, I don't think the age of consent would stop you. I've never heard of two 15 year old's decide to not have sex because they weren't legally old enough.
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