#1 Posted by TifaLockhart (15197 posts) - - Show Bio

Just asking.

#2 Posted by XImpossibruX (5535 posts) - - Show Bio

Cause they're still a minor.

#3 Posted by ARMIV2 (9165 posts) - - Show Bio

'Cause it just is.

#4 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6721 posts) - - Show Bio

16 What?

#5 Posted by TifaLockhart (15197 posts) - - Show Bio

Because is not a reason. I know it is, but WHY?

#6 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29814 posts) - - Show Bio

What the hell are you talking about?

#7 Posted by TifaLockhart (15197 posts) - - Show Bio

17 is a minor too but magically legal.

#8 Posted by Veshark (9291 posts) - - Show Bio

I like 16 bars in a rap song, but sometimes a little more is nice.

....Wait, what context are we talking about again?

#9 Posted by JohnnyGat (1592 posts) - - Show Bio

Because being an android ginger that likes to wear green ruins credibility.

#10 Posted by KnightRise (4811 posts) - - Show Bio

In my absolutely personal opinion: if you're over 25-30, even going after an 18 year old is kind of creepy. I don't need a law to tell me that 16 year olds are not all the way ripe (giggity) compared to someone closer to my own age (20). But to each their own. Attraction to a 16 year old is only immoral because society says it is. Biologically speaking, you should be attracted to any mate that is of reproductive fitness and age. At the same time, the environmental influence of living in a society with such specific sexual rules has resulted in a near automatic lack of attraction for "jail bait."

Cause they're still a minor.

In the US. The age of consent here in New York is actualy 17, and I plan to take full advantage of that for a few more years. NYS stautory law is complex and has a lot of loopholes.

#11 Posted by Yokergeist (12483 posts) - - Show Bio

16 what?

#12 Posted by TifaLockhart (15197 posts) - - Show Bio

Years old.

#13 Posted by russellmania77 (16724 posts) - - Show Bio

because she's pregnant

#14 Posted by Teerack (9037 posts) - - Show Bio

Because they're a child and you should know better if you're an adult.

#15 Posted by TifaLockhart (15197 posts) - - Show Bio

And 17-18 is such a drastic difference? It's not like its 8 years old. I realize full well it's illegal, but what's the logic?

#16 Posted by joshmightbe (25874 posts) - - Show Bio

If its an 18 year old wanting to get with a 16 year old I don't see a problem with it because really an 18 isn't really much more mature than a 16 year old but once someone is in their 20s going after high school girls is just sleazy

#17 Posted by TifaLockhart (15197 posts) - - Show Bio

If we're talking legality, an 80 year old can get with a 20 year old. Perfectly legal.

#18 Edited by Teerack (9037 posts) - - Show Bio

17 isn't legal in most places(not sure if anywhere at all in america), and 17 year olds are still part of the 1-3 year laws where they can't be with someone who is 1-3 years older than them depending on the state.

18 is legal although still young and foolish, but people need to be considered adults at some point... They should be smart/mature enough to take care of themselves by then unless they're a lost cause.

16 year olds are kids... the logic is pretty obvious, if you really didn't grow up a lot between 16-18 that's your fault... There are actual parts of your brain that don't finish maturing until 18.

#19 Posted by TifaLockhart (15197 posts) - - Show Bio

17s legal in ny.

#20 Posted by joshmightbe (25874 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack: 17 is legal in Indiana so long as no one involved is over 21

#21 Posted by Strongarm (5881 posts) - - Show Bio

not really in some states in the us 16 is perfectly legal

check that guy with stodden

#22 Posted by Joygirl (20840 posts) - - Show Bio

16 is legal here. ^_^ I should know....

#23 Posted by IronMan1234 (266 posts) - - Show Bio

Who said it was wrong?

Just kidding, anyway technically you aren't fully matured until ~25. That is when your neocortex (responsible for reasoning, perception, conscious thought, etc.) is just about fully developed.

#24 Posted by TifaLockhart (15197 posts) - - Show Bio

And some people never mature.

#25 Edited by IronMan1234 (266 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, being an adult is knowing when to act childish.

#26 Posted by MyNameWasDeleted (683 posts) - - Show Bio

It all comes back to the 1950's and 'Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen'.... DAMN YOU NEIL SEDAKA!!!

#27 Posted by The_PAIN (732 posts) - - Show Bio

The transition point (16), in any system is where the problem starts.

#28 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (14520 posts) - - Show Bio

Because we need to draw the line somewhere

#29 Posted by Strongarm (5881 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl said:

16 is legal here. ^_^ I should know....

same here

#30 Posted by superstay (10743 posts) - - Show Bio

@knightrise said:

In my absolutely personal opinion: if you're over 25-30, even going after an 18 year old is kind of creepy. I don't need a law to tell me that 16 year olds are not all the way ripe (giggity) compared to someone closer to my own age (20). But to each their own. Attraction to a 16 year old is only immoral because society says it is. Biologically speaking, you should be attracted to any mate that is of reproductive fitness and age. At the same time, the environmental influence of living in a society with such specific sexual rules has resulted in a near automatic lack of attraction for "jail bait."

@ximpossibrux said:

Cause they're still a minor.

In the US. The age of consent here in New York is actualy 17, and I plan to take full advantage of that for a few more years. NYS stautory law is complex and has a lot of loopholes.

I agree with most of this.

Here in Cali, it's 18...although me being 19, I feel uber-creepy looking at girls who are 17- in that way.

It's actually surprising, but a lot of states laws are 16, with rules.

d^_^b

#32 Posted by laflux (20344 posts) - - Show Bio

Dans la angleterre, c'est bof.

@strider92 is probably shaking his head

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#38 Posted by laflux (20344 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: Tis what I was going for. Can't believe it took me that long to bring it up.

#39 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (19274 posts) - - Show Bio

@laflux said:

@theacidskull: In England, its OK

(Age of consent is 16)

Yep and I don't think there is an issue with that.

#40 Posted by dondave (39850 posts) - - Show Bio

In England it's 16 but alot people start around 14

#41 Posted by consolemaster001 (6794 posts) - - Show Bio

I am 15 so it's okay.

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#42 Edited by laflux (20344 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader said:

@laflux said:

@theacidskull: In England, its OK

(Age of consent is 16)

Yep and I don't think there is an issue with that.

Agreed. I was a virgin at 16 however, though not by choice :D

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