Any sexual, body, crush question asked by someone under 16 is always answered with the classic "you're too young to be worrying about this" or "you're only a kid" comment. Why? What they are asking is perfectly normal, I know it's exactly what was running through my mind at that age. I know they shouldn't be worrying about a lot of the things but they will learn that eventually and realise when they are older.
I was 13 when I had my first boyfriend and first sexual encounter. This website would have been so helpful to me if I knew about it at that time. I don't think I was too young. I was discovering my sexuality and there is nothing wrong with that.
Do you agree we need to treat these under 16s like the young adults they are?
SMost of these teens don't have people in their life to give them the real skinny on sex and relationships.
GaG users should be open to giving them the advice they need but is hidden from them in real life. But too many 18+ users are worried about legal ramifications or being an enabler, if they give a minor advice about sex.
underage sex has been linked to many issues later down the line along with promiscuity so suggesting its natural and normal isn't exactly correct. I do think one should answer the questions as well as they can but their should also be warnings about the ramifications of those actions. Health wise you shouldn't be having sex under 18 years of age and definitely not when 13. Its been linked to promiscuity/increased divorce rates/depression etc. So their are negative consequences for it. The fact is they are not adults and we should not treat them as such. That doesn't mean that they should be treated with disrespect by any means but rather that they are in a state where they are biologicly predisposed towards riskier behavior with minimal though of the consequences this puts them in a situation where they do need some one to council them because they are far more likely to make a choice that is detrimental to them both in the immediate and in the future.
My reason is young adults shouldn't be into sex or serious relationship because they should be focused on school and career goals. When young people start doing grown up things then, they have to make grown up decisions. From my experience when I was young teen. I decided to not go to college out of town right out of high school because my girlfriend didn't want me to leave. So it don't see anything wrong with young people asking questions because we all need help but, if had one wish. It would be for young people to focused on school and career so they can become successful and then find them a good person to be with.
I think you should be treated how you act, regardless of age.
Sure they shouldn't be worried about it, but telling them that's not going to help anything. There much older people asking questions about things they also shouldn't be worried about either, it's a poor excuse.
If I ever have kids at 13 I'm gonna sit them down and explain everything to them from puberty for both sexes to what the names on sex toys are to proper anal procedures to the basics of how to have safe kinky sex and what is more normal then they think you need information to make proper dissision you wouldn't choose who to vote for in the next election by what bob the guy that fuels up your car at the gas station said and I wouldn't want my kids making there sexual dissision uninformed either
I mainly have a hard time with it because I have a 13 going on 14 year old sister so when I see those posts (especially if their heavily sexual or something) I can't get out of the mindset that theyre the same age as my sister. My sister has crushes but she finds dating weird and would rather have a bunch of friends. So I guess I have a mix of thinking of her and stepping into her shoes when I see those that I wouldn't think of my sister asking.
Personally I think 13/14 IS too young to have a boyfriend and be doing sexual things, at that age you're not emotionally mature enough to really handle it and, yes you are still a child then. But I think 16 is a good age to start thinking about that sort of thing.
I say yes since I'm 16, but honestly it depends on the person. Some young people like me are mature enough to talk to older people about sex, but some aren't so it's not like you can generalize without doing someone a disservice.
no, because they are annoying. the questions they ask are usually pretty dumb, and are usually about things they they shouldn't worry about until they're older. and they're hardly 'young adults' they are preteens.