So, I know that if someone over 18 sleeps with someone who's under 18 in US, it's statuaotory rape, but what would they so if 2 people under 18 were sleeping with each other?
So you're saying that if two 14 year olds are sleeping together people are going to be fine with it? It's not against the law?
i call bull
It's really fucking weird, and it's something I have a huge issue with.
You have an issue with it being socially/legally acceptable for teenagers to have coitus with one another? Why? Which one of them should have the right to go to the police and have the other one arrested and prosecuted for their consensual sexual encounter?
Last I checked people who are arrested for statuary rape are rarely sold out by the person they have sex with lol. We're sending the message that:
A) People who are under the age of consent cannot legally make the decision to have sex, thus if they're with someone older than them, that older person is taking advantage of their underdeveloped mind.
B) But if you're both under aged it's cool, because two people who are the same age (who both have underdeveloped minds) can't possible take advantage of each other. Nothing could possibly go wrong with two people performing an act that could forever change their lives, especially when we consider them at an age where they aren't old enough to make their own decisions.
Logic that is so warped, the only reason it exists is because people are too afraid of being against it because they instantly are given the social stigma of being a pedophile or being cool with pedophilia (cause remember, to most people all encounters with those under 18 IS pedophilia).
Or, it exists because people think those under 18 should have the freedom to make these choices themselves....while also not considering them legally old enough to make said choices to being with.
Feel free to point out how any of this makes any sense at all.
Merica says so...
^Not logic or myself
You're right in that none of this makes sense. The entire "age of consent" concept is rendered logically inconsistant if it is permissible for two individuals under the age of consent to have sex with each other. On the other hand, it's equally as ridiculous to punish that sort of behavior, or consensual sex between a minor and an adult, for that matter - as you stated, "people who are arrested for statutory rape are rarely sold out by the person they have sex with lol." That sounds like a victimless crime to me.
The way I see it, the reasonable solution is to abolish the age of consent and acknowledge that if a person is old enough to want to have sex, then that person shall be deemed capable of making the decision to do so. (If the person in question is in reality too foolish to make reasonable decisions regarding sex, then that's their problem, and they probably would behave equally as irresponsibly regardless of what the law is).
Did someone say foolish government conspiracy to control our lives?
Well, not explicitly, yet. I was just getting to that part...
It's really quite simple. By making crimes out of carefully chosen non-problems - particularly those which can be associated with actual problems (such as the way statutory rape can be considered somewhat related to pedophilia while in reality being something infinitely more benign) - governments are able to facilitate a popular image of themselves as providing more services/stability than they actually do. This serves to decrease opposition to the gradual expansion of governmental authority worldwide by fostering a false sense of indebtedness in certain individuals who actually derive little benefit from the initiatives of their governments.
However, I certainly wouldn't characterize the conspiracy as "foolish." Far from it! It's working so well, in fact, that all of you kool-aid imbibers are probably about to denounce this revelation as the ramblings of some sort of loon!
What about if one person is 17 and the other is 18. I've always wondered if that was illegal. Does anybody know?
-.- wow. I'm 15 guys calm down. I was just curious.
I'm pretty sure this isn't them hitting on you lol.
I'm pretty sure she understood that, she just wasn't pleased by the implication that she wanted to find out so she could have sex with her potential 18/17 year old boyfriend
Oh please, this is the Internet, lines are brought to the Internet just to be crossed
Now wait, let's not make assumptions (you're probably right), loon might be a girl, he/she has made no indication to it's probable gender, neither has killa. Hell I haven't specified my gender either. I mean, I'm definitely a guy but I still haven't specified it until now
The truth is, I'm actually a geisha.
this is such a weird convo really guys?
Yes you have. And I'm done for the night except for forum games.
Sorry Lexi (sends over little baby wolf in a blanket as an apology, the wolf has a letter that says "pweaze forgive me")
I do believe that she was offline and therefore didn't get that message
I'm not going to kill you :P and I was doing dishes.
Hagahahahaha great timing.
I think it varies from state to state. I could be wrong, but I believe there could potentially be legal ramifications brought on as a result of two minors having sex, but they would certainly be rare. The thing that I find interesting is that I'm pretty sure there have been cases of minors having nude pictures of their 15-16 year old girlfriends and being charged with possession of child pornography, which I find to be a little silly.
Just read the whole thread...
Better not be laughing at me haha.
There's nothing illegal about two minors fucking. The weird thing, as noted above, is that if I was, say, 17, and fucking my 15 year old girlfriend, then took iPhone pics of her, and turned 18, I would become a rapist. Very strange.
I'm 39 now, god knows how, and luckily cell phones didn't even exist in the teens.
I like how people use the word "offended." There is no such thing.