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    should 18 year old films be down graded to 16 or below
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    No.

    Let me guess, you're 16 and want to see 18 films right? Come on, it was so obvious.
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    no i'm 17 but i just think kids see the films any way so y are there age restrictions on them i can understand porn but violance and abuse kids see and hear everyday
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    (Original post by daz4000)
    i can understand porn but violance and abuse kiss see and hear everyday
    Well, if you can have sex at 16 you could argue that you should be able to watch porn/go into a sex shop at 16.
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    (Original post by blissy)
    Well, if you can have sex at 16 you could argue that you should be able to watch porn/go into a sex shop at 16.
    That is true. Perhaps sex at 16 is not supposed to be as adventurous :shrug: - I'm sure they have their reasons.
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    i agree thats y i made this forum
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    (Original post by daz4000)
    i agree thats y i made this forum
    You made this student forum because you believe that 18's should be 16's?
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    i do look 18 but that doesn't matter these days with idee everywhere
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    I suppose having an 18 limit for porn etc is possibly because porn is potentially harmful ot a person's sexual psychology.
    I would say that SEX is also potentially harmful to a person's sexual psychology too.
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    Didn't they just lower the age of consent beacuse most people have sex before they are 18 anyway? In fact, most people seem to have sex before they're 16 now. But, most 16 year olds who are sexually active are still quite naive about sex. I suppose having an 18 limit for porn etc is possibly because porn is potentially harmful ot a person's sexual psychology.
    I don't know; they can't put the age too low because (I read) if a girl has sex when she is too young and not fully developed it can cause permanent damage and increase the chance of cancer of the cervix. Everyone grows up at different speeds so they have to take this into account.

    In the USA isn't the age limit for alcohol 21? That's probably better Wonder what their alcohol related crime statistics are like compared to ours - where's Howard when you need him?
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    Potentially yes. But vanilla sex is completely natural. Unlike some things in porn films.
    im just saying some of the 18 year old films should be down graded but others should not
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    I would look more to continental Europe. They are much more mature about alcohol than we are. We have a binge culture.
    Didn't they recently put the age limit up from 16 somewhere? Spain was it? Grr can't remember. They had lots of drunken youths terrorising the place anyway. Somewhere on the continent. Young people aren't responsible enough to drink
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    (Original post by Gimp)

    In the USA isn't the age limit for alcohol 21? That's probably better Wonder what their alcohol related crime statistics are like compared to ours - where's Howard when you need him?

    I get the impression that they have more drink-driving (since they've been driving for 5 years before they drink, perhaps they feel more confident?) and there is also the "drink you age" on your birthday (i.e. 21 shots) and that has killed some people.

    I think an earlier drinking as is much more sensible - there isn't anything really big or clever about it. Making the drinking age so high gives it (imo) a mistique. Drinking safely in your home as a young teen and learning yoru limits is much more sensible than trusting your friends to "take care" of you on your 21st when you drink too much...
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    Looks like im losing this argument

    Trying a lower age limit would be interesting I suppose. The people supplying the drink would have to be far more responsible than they are now though.
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    (Original post by Gimp)
    I don't know; they can't put the age too low because (I read) if a girl has sex when she is too young and not fully developed it can cause permanent damage and increase the chance of cancer of the cervix. Everyone grows up at different speeds so they have to take this into account.

    In the USA isn't the age limit for alcohol 21? That's probably better Wonder what their alcohol related crime statistics are like compared to ours - where's Howard when you need him?
    Here I am! With more words of wisdom.

    Yes, it is 21 everywhere (actually I think I'm right in saying there is a county somewhere in Pennsylvania that maintains the old "18" age limit provided it's only beer of x% or less)

    Anyway, 21 seems too restrictive if you ask me. The more something is restricted the more it is desired; "forbidden fruit" I guess.That's why at 18 everyone in the UK suddenly "goes mental" when it comes to booze as the do at 21 in the US.

    I actually like the attitude in continental Europe where it seems that a 14 year old can have a glass of wine without too many problems. And guess what? Because they can they often don't.

    I've seen a lot more drunken 18 year olds in the UK than I have in any other European country and I really wonder if this restriction acts as a bit of a "coiled spring"
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    (Original post by blissy)
    I get the impression that they have more drink-driving (since they've been driving for 5 years before they drink, perhaps they feel more confident?) and there is also the "drink you age" on your birthday (i.e. 21 shots) and that has killed some people.

    I think an earlier drinking as is much more sensible - there isn't anything really big or clever about it. Making the drinking age so high gives it (imo) a mistique. Drinking safely in your home as a young teen and learning yoru limits is much more sensible than trusting your friends to "take care" of you on your 21st when you drink too much...
    There's much more drink driving in the US than in the UK. There's a couple of reasons;

    a) Cops do not do routine checks in the US. They must have a reason to pull you over.

    b) The penalty for DD is much less. Typically, (where I live anyway) a first offence will get you a 3 month ban an 72 hours community service.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    There's much more drink driving in the US than in the UK. There's a couple of reasons;

    a) Cops do not do routine checks in the US. They must have a reason to pull you over.

    b) The penalty for DD is much less. Typically, (where I live anyway) a first offence will get you a 3 month ban an 72 hours community service.

    Is it true that they don't have breathalysers (sp?) as well? I have seen these "cop" programmes where they just have people trying to walk in a straight line or touch their nose - it seems extremely subjective.
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    (Original post by blissy)
    Is it true that they don't have breathalysers (sp?) as well? I have seen these "cop" programmes where they just have people trying to walk in a straight line or touch their nose - it seems extremely subjective.
    I don't know. Depends on who (what type of cop) pulls you and what gear they happen to have in their car I guess!

    It's just a low tech, common sense method, that's used on the spot. It's not what is used to charge you with DD. If you fail the "walk the line and touch your nose test" you'd be taken down to the station and have your blood/urine tested. When that shows positive for excess alcohol that's when you'd get charged.
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    (Original post by daz4000)
    i agree thats y i made this forum
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    (Original post by daz4000)
    i agree thats y i made this forum
    thread!!....sry
 
 
 
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