I know they allow any age, but I say 16-17. I often see ridiculous questions and comments coming from the 12-15 year old camp. That being said, some 12-15 year olds are mature.
- At least SEVENTEEN years old19% (6)15% (4)18% (10)Vote
- Other (specify below)3% (1)15% (4)9% (5)Vote
- At least THIRTEEN years old35% (11)35% (9)35% (20)Vote
- At least FOURTEEN YEARS OLD16% (5)8% (2)12% (7)Vote
- At least FIFTEEN years old0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
- At least SIXTEEN years old16% (5)23% (6)19% (11)Vote
- At least THREE HUNDRED years old11% (3)4% (1)7% (4)Vote
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I only wish I had a site like this to come to when I was thirteen. All of those questions that just seem like it's the end of the world starting with the penis/vulva questions. When I was around that age I felt I had no one to talk to, and my other thirteen year old friends were useless. So I'm glad GaG is here for everyone who feel some reassurance because someone's problem can be so scary, and the younger you are as feel your life changing (and don't know if things are normal) is a terrifying place to be.
The downside of course is the childish comments, lack of experience, and the backlash of stubbornness when a thirteen year old (often times all through the teens in general) when they have things all figured out and someone like me and others in my age group tell them how it is. If they don't like it, that's fine, but it's a pain to see that I have a notification waiting from a comment, only to see some kid tell me I'm just an old woman, *probably* fat, *probably* ugly, oh yeah the list goes on of the probablies.
I also dislike the emotional parasocial connection that kids make on sites like this, forming crushes on people who happen to say the right things during their most vulnerable times. I wish kids weren't like this, but hey, I was too when I began chatting on BBSs. No matter what, I suppose this is going to happen, and likely at any age. The lonely usually get wound up in that sort of thing.
But yeah, I think 13 is fine, and I really do think it helps people of all ages and would hate to see it limited. Besides, a child is still going to join the site and lie about their age anyway just to get help. You never know who you're talking to on here. For all any of you know, I could be 13 too.1