At 3/10/10 10:23 AM, wehrmacht5 wrote:
nowadays our children are having sooner and sooner sex.
In the medieval times, being 12 and having sex wasn't frowned upon, so long as you were married. I think that more emphasis has come onto this, because we have set out guidelines for when people become mature. I know of people that have turned 16 and haven't gone from a child to someone capable of having sex overnight.
In Switzerland the government wants to make condoms for 12year olds.
In Mexico, the age of consent is 12.
Most kids have their first sexual experience at the age of 13 -14!
What do you think about this?
If they want to, they will. Nothing will stop them. Mine was at 15, I'm not particularly proud of it now, but when I was 15, it was a big thing. With the way that peer pressure works, people will try to pressurise people into doing it younger and younger.
I would rather that condoms were made for 12 year olds than an epidemic of STDs and teenage pregnancies. You're not going to prevent it, but the stance should remain not to encourage it. The problem in the UK is that most kids of that age are too embarrassed to buy condoms, thus increasing the risks.