It drives me crazy when a 15, or 16 year old asks a question about their relationship or sex, having kids etc even 17 year olds and when they give advice it just annoys me more I feel like they are so young and honestly have no idea what real life is especially relationships and sexual encounters am I the only one who thinks this should be 18 plus?
It would be nice, but you would still get 15 year olds signing up and pretending to be 18 so its pretty pointless. Either way you could just ignore their opinions, thats what I do. If I am asking a question about casual dating after college I dont expect high schoolers to know anything about that since the dating scene in high school is so juvenile and much different then the adult dating scene, since their opinion is therefore not really important I just ignore it. If it is a generic question though like "What time did you wake up this morning" or something like that I dont really care that much if they answer. Just ignore them if you think the question requires more mature people with more experience.
Not really. You have to remember that the age of consent varies all over the world - 16 year olds, for example, are legally allowed to have sex in the UK, so it's not some underage kid asking questions, it's a consenting adult where they live.
It's also crucial that all people get the sexual health and relationship advice that they need. For a lot of kids, they don't feel comfortable turning to someone closer, and if they;re using the internet to get their sexual or relationship education, they may as well come here and get responses from experienced adults who want to help keep them safe, where answers are moderated, rather than a sketchier part of the internet.
Obviously some questions are inappropriate, e. g. a 13 year old asking things like favourite sexual position, but there are a lot of mature or curious under 18s on here that deserve the answers to their questions.
Looked at from my perspective, there's not as much difference as you see between 16 and 18.
Given that the site does not verify age, making the limit higher would just encourage more lying about age. I would rather have an honest understanding of who it is I'm offering advice to. Better that than have not trust regarding age.
It only bothers me when I see people using the guise of advice as a way to hit on the under-aged. Other than that I still see the value in advice from decent people and I could've used this when I was a teen. It would have saved me a lot of grief.
Seriously this question is becoming so annoying! Like I've said once and I'll say it again we have just as much right to be on this site as you do.
Believe it or not times are not what they use to be and many of us are curiosu and need advice. I don't understand why people keep asking this question just like you we need advice as except we actually need it more!
Whoo are you to say that we shouldn't be allowed on here when many of us have been here before you have? Yes I get that people are uncomfortable with some of the things that we ask, but the purpose of the site is to help others and we can use all the help that we can get. So don't you think it would be better to inform us rather than trying too band us and we find these things out on are on?
What you said makes no since you say you have a problem with us giving advice when we know nothing about real life situations butbat the same you won't even help us everytime one of us ask for advice on here? You're contadictoring yourself.
Look it's your opinion but in theendire not going to get what you want. I have a really good feeling that you're new to this site and many of us minors have been way longer than youbhave ever been whether you're brand new or not. And believe it or not before they lowered the age from 16 to whatever the age is now the 18-24 year olds a. k. a you were the ones and pretty much still are along with us are asking the exact same question when they technically are adults and should already know these things so if youhave a problem and want to call someone out don't just attack the minors 👊
You're not including the obvious issue of life experience. If I know about something, I'll talk about it. If I don't, I'll stay out of it. I'd do the same if I was 18+. Trust me, there are some really, really immature 'adults' on here.
I couldn't disagree more. I think I provide a certain perspective on this subject, so. I think because we know so little about life, sites like these need to be here to help. I've had many helpful comments which made me not feel stupid. I think people my age can offer some insight on life as well, if a mother were to ask a question we could help etc. And, making it a 18 plus site really wouldn't matter, how would you even check that?