A little, I guess, but I try to remember I was up to the same hijinx at that age. I don't participate in rating the underage kids' attractiveness, that's wrong on a few levels. But if they have honest questions about sex, I like to think its good that they can come to a forum to ask questions they maybe embarrassed to ask their parents or other older adults in their lives. They have to know to take the advice with a grain of salt, since its the internet and there's no quality control, and its up to us to give responsible but realistic advice. I definitely tread lighter with the under-18 crowd though, and I often skip those unless I'm very confident that I'm giving them the proper advice.
Why would I feel uncomfortable when under 18s ask questions. I'm glad they are vocal & are mature enough to ask before experimenting.
Apart from appreciating those questions, I find them so cute :D Ofcourse most of them don't like me talking to them if they were a kid lol - one girl told me 'I'm SEVENTEEN' WOW that was SO cute ha ha ha ha
I'm fine with it. They are human and have come of age; I'd much rather try to prevent a set of tragic happenstances than promote "discovery" in the name of being nervous. Mind you I do not rate them and I do admit I'd rather tell them to just "not do it" but will advise as if they were adults simply because with or without my input they will do it.
Obviously as fun as it would be to answer "Would you date me?" it'd be pointless since it's A) illegal and B) I'm in a totally different stage of human development.
Well as much as I'd like to agree with you I have to admit that if I had a place I could anonymously ask questions of that manner when I was in my early days of highschool i would have been all over it. Insecurity comes with inexperience I suppose.
Just be thankful it's just "would you date me?" and not "would you fuck me?"
Yes, that's why I was so uncomfortable when I learned that they lowered the minimum age to 13, simply because of the sexual questions. Of course, anyone can just lie about their age but still...it bothers me. But no users under 18 are allowed to ask "how to" sexual questions.
As a mod, the rule I follow for myself is, if the topic wouldn't be covered in a high school sexual education course, then they shouldn't be asking it. So referencing your examples, if an under 18 user asks for sex tips (that are unrelated to using protection or their sexual health) then it should be removed. So, asking for oral sex tips or anything like that is a red flag. If you see questions like that please report them so the admins will be notified.
As far as the "would you date me" questions from users under 18, not much can be done about that. Those questions are allowed regardless of age. I agree though that a 13 year old asking that here is very inappropriate. I saw that question but there was nothing I could do. It saddens me to see a 13 year old so worried about how she looks and getting dates though.
Yes, it is definitely sad to see that someone that young is asking about sex. However, I can't really get mad at this site on it's own. Because, if wasn't this website that they came to, it would just be another one. At least here, they do put up the ages so the person asking knows how old the person answering is. As opposed to not knowing at all. Also, even if this site didn't exist. They'd still be exposed to this stuff from people at school or learn about it on t.v. or movies or in books. All that stuff is everywhere, so as sad as it is that a 13 year old would even think of having sex (because, that's just way too young to understand what it really means) or worry about there looks. At least they have this place to ask questions about it and have some kind caring and decent people to answer and hopefully lead them away from doing that. As opposed to not having anyone to guide them at all.
I think a lot of these questions get really repetitive, especially the would you date me kind. I think GAG can help boost their esteem and so on, so I just let it be. I mean I was more of a late bloomer sexually so yes it does surprise me occasionally, especially 14 year olds giving bjs and such.
I saw the question that you're referring to this morning, and your answer of course, and yeah I agree. I was kind of surprised to learn that the minimum age to sign up was lowered to 13, from 16. I know that kids will lie about their age and whatnot, but still. It's a little unnerving to see a 13 year old asking if guys would date them!
Not uncomfortable, I just think there is a lot they shouldn't be reading or discussing on here. There are a lot of ways they could get into trouble on this site and I think most are probably too naive to be on here. This doesn't go for all under 18's but most. When I read that some of the kids are only 13 it makes me cringe. That's just me though
What makes me uncomfortable about the under 18 users is when I ask a sex related question and they answer. Like for example I had asked, "when was the last time you had sex? " A under 18 user responded talking about threesome! O.o
It doesn't matter what you say, GaG has made up their minds to open their gates to those underaged kids. They will come flooding in with more sexual questions.
I just saw this rate me/date me? question post and she is 13 and this over 40 person said he would date her if he wasn't that old. What the F... ? This is what I wouldn't want for my kids in future to come to forum like these ones, where perverts are lurking and chatting with them.