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13 Year Olds Are Both Mentally And Physically Mature Enough

  13 year olds are both mentally and physically mature to have sex and not get the female party pregnant. Both families should know and agree, and both parties should be using protection. Otherwise, 13 year olds can very well be in love, and if it's an act of love, go ahead!
stephannoi says2015-08-24T11:19:35.657
There are also many cases where children themselves feel sexual attracted to older person (adults)
stephannoi says2015-08-24T11:20:34.070
So basically if a child ask an adult to have sex with them,it's adults fault?Are adults always to blame for ?
stephannoi says2015-08-24T11:21:37.123
I don't think so because we should stop scapegoating on adults and blame on them.It's not always their fault.
stephannoi says2015-08-24T11:23:40.757
It's not an taking advantage as long as both sides agreed (without being pressured or by coerced)and can legally given consent by law.
stephannoi says2015-08-24T11:26:10.037
It also has proven that country with low age of consent has low teen pregnancy and child sexual abuse rate.
stephannoi says2015-08-24T11:28:06.027
I define it's redicilous how society make up their stupid idiot rule.In phillipine sex with over 12 age is permissible as long as the age difference is less than 10 .
SR.princeira says2016-10-09T04:46:47.327
If they can consent to a stupid boy that will get them pregnant and run why can't they give consent to an older guy that will always love them and take care of them! If they can give consent to one boy then the age shouldn't matter!!!
Kyle1989 says2017-03-23T18:05:31.007
Who gives anyone the right to tell a 13 year old what they can or cannot do with their body? Its absurd! And everybody who has a different opinion is automatically called a pedophile when they should be called an advocate for teen age rights!
Anonymous says2018-12-11T22:30:05.340
No, They are not "physically and mentally" mature enough. That is factually incorrect. Studies have shown rational part of a teen's brain isn't fully developed until the age of 25.
sonicbro2000 says2020-10-02T17:37:44.077
@hsyed The age of consent is just an idea we fabricated in the last century when we decided to tie it to education. We somehow decided 18 is some magical number that in reality has no meaning when it comes to maturity.
grantmatthew036 says2020-10-09T23:34:37.157
You have to differentiate between being physically mature and mentally mature no doubt. But not all 13-year-olds are physically mature or physically mature at that age. For some being physically mature could start at 10 or 11. So why not 10 or 11? That's the issue. Mentally, You don't fully mature until you're around 25 on average, (according to neuroscientists) but even brain development can vary, Even by gender. Any number you use will be arbitrary but it has to strike a reasonable line somewhere. You can't delay sex until 25, But drawing a legal line of let's say, 17 or 18 is a compromise. 13-year-olds are still in middle school. The idea of a middle-school-aged kid getting it on with a grown adult is unsettling. The reality still, Is that it is still difficult to pinpoint when somebody is ready for a particular right or responsibility but in terms of sexual activity, I believe someone in their early teens should stick to people who are close in age if they're going to experiment. The wider the age gap the more room there may be for manipulation.
grantmatthew036 says2020-10-09T23:34:44.380
You have to differentiate between being physically mature and mentally mature no doubt. But not all 13-year-olds are physically mature or physically mature at that age. For some being physically mature could start at 10 or 11. So why not 10 or 11? That's the issue. Mentally, You don't fully mature until you're around 25 on average, (according to neuroscientists) but even brain development can vary, Even by gender. Any number you use will be arbitrary but it has to strike a reasonable line somewhere. You can't delay sex until 25, But drawing a legal line of let's say, 17 or 18 is a compromise. 13-year-olds are still in middle school. The idea of a middle-school-aged kid getting it on with a grown adult is unsettling. The reality still, Is that it is still difficult to pinpoint when somebody is ready for a particular right or responsibility but in terms of sexual activity, I believe someone in their early teens should stick to people who are close in age if they're going to experiment. The wider the age gap the more room there may be for manipulation.
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