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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24976929

From what I have seen it seems like a bad idea, to many youngsters having children and wrecking there lives.
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Haha, I'm 14 and I think this is stupid. If anything it should be raised up to at least 18!

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Whether they lower it or raise it, there will always be children below the age of consent who still have sex.
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The age doesn't really matter, teenage pregnancies are already rampant. They could lower to 2, won't change anything.
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I think people shouldn't be so fixated on the age of consent. Clearly it's an issue that just requires common sense on a case by case basis.

The age of consent really is to stop considerably older people preying on the young. It's not designed to stop a 16 year old having sex with a 15 year old. If teenagers want to have sex they'll have sex. Lowering the age will just give creeps in their 40s an excuse to go one year youngeer yet stay with in the law.
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What the hell is wrong with Britain? Why can't people just wait a while before they start using their willies. Who knows, before we know it child prostitution might become legal too.
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I was 15 when I lost my virginity and I think that it was a good age to do it.

However, I wonder if lowering the legal age would mean people would start losing their virginity earlier too. I don't want to live in a country with 1/3 of 13 year old kids being sexually active.

EDIT: I think that intercourse should have a higher age than other sexual acts.
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I think it should be 17, that way no school children are allowed to do it.
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(Original post by BefuddledPenguin)
I think it should be 17, that way no school children are allowed to do it.
We still did and they still will.
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(Original post by CSM1996)
Whether they lower it or raise it, there will always be children below the age of consent who still have sex.
Sure it makes a difference. If you let 12 year olds legally have sex then people will take advantage of them 'being on the market'. I think all that stops some people taking advantage of young girls (and boys) is the potential consequences if they get caught out by the law.

Maybe a formalisation of the age/2 + 7 rule would be more appropriate! :yep:
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(Original post by DannyYYYY)
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I think that's pointless and is a really bad idea: it won't stop under 16s having sex with each other, they'll do it anyway. It won't do any good, there are no positive effects of it.
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I Agree with what everyone has been saying above, the underage still have sex before hitting 16, law or no law but won't be pointless to consider it since according to the article getting health advice from NHS will be feasible.
However I shudder at the thought of child prostitution and pornography increasing.

On the other hand I prefer countries where sexual consent is agreeable from the age of 18 and onwards. Less chances of adolescents getting pregnant and ruining their lives. Underage sex seems very disgusting to me (no personal attack).
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(Original post by Occams Chainsaw)
Sure it makes a difference. If you let 12 year olds legally have sex then people will take advantage of them 'being on the market'. I think all that stops some people taking advantage of young girls (and boys) is the potential consequences if they get caught out by the law.

Maybe a formalisation of the age/2 + 7 rule would be more appropriate! :yep:
I agree that the age of the other person should be part of the law on the age of consent. At least those over 21 not being legally allowed to have sex with 16 and 17 year olds.
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Personally I say it should be put up if anything, people are always going to break the rules but say you put it to 15 or 14 then that potentially means the people that ha sex when they were 14 may have it even younger, if you see what I mean.


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If you're too young to not know that sticking a penis into a vagina unprotected may result in (a) pregnancy and/or (b) STDs, then you shouldn't be having sex in the first place.

Unfortunately this isn't going to stop them.
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THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

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The thing is, readiness for sex is a matter of maturity rather than just age. There are people that would be perfectly ready and emotionally mature enough for sex at age 14, and there are people that are still a bit too immature at 18 and beyond. Therefore any age-based line we set is going to appear arbitrary, but I'd prefer that it was higher to protect people below that age that aren't really ready, at the slight expense of stopping people who are ready below that age from having sex (although only in a legal sense - they're probably gonna do it anyway!). 16 is fine, IMO.
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(Original post by Hellcat12)
I Agree with what everyone has been saying above, the underage still have sex before hitting 16, law or no law but won't be pointless to consider it since according to the article getting health advice from NHS will be feasible.
However I shudder at the thought of child prostitution and pornography increasing.

On the other hand I prefer countries where sexual consent is agreeable from the age of 18 and onwards. Less chances of adolescents getting pregnant and ruining their lives. Underage sex seems very disgusting to me (no personal attack).
Absolutely no proof of that whatsoever. The age of consent here is 16 but teenage pregnancies are still rampant. You can't try to enforce law on stupidity. Let the stupid girls get on with it. It's their lives.
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