even though i live in the uk i think that te legal age for sex should be raised this is because there are more and more teen pregnancies so hopefully changing the age would therefore make a decrease in the number of teen pregnancys.
also now that the goverment are saying that we have to stay in school until you are 18, would give people a better oppitunity because they can focus on the school work achieve higher grade instead of think about sex
OVERALL my personal opinion should be taken into account and i say the LEGAL AGE FOR SEX SHOULD BE 18 ==NOT== 16
I'm not sure that making 16 year-olds stay in education will stop them from thinking about sex.
It's 16 - but and it's a big 'BUT'.... If the person consents then changes their mind - regardless of being over 16, and the other party carries on, there could be a rape charge to contend with. The UK is very strict with this law and the penalties on conviction are extremely harsh.
I have to say that this has been a very good and informed read. Good answers from a lot of people. To be honest, I was expecting a load of knee jerk reactions about "evil" sex etc, but then I realised I was on a pretty good travelling site and so the world was normal again. Thank you everyone for reinstating the fact that most people in the world are normal loving people and not Daily Mail readers who think anything "fun" is evil.
Dya know what confuses me? people that (and no offence inteded - whatsoever) quote 'Daily Mail Readers'.
Surely, if you know what goes inside the pages of it, you must read it - no?
I have, of course, read the Daily Mail as loads of people read it so it is always available (well, was when I lived in the UK) and I have to say it is a disgraceful excuse for a "news"paper. Everyone I have ever known that reads it believes it fully and makes racist and ridiculous remarks about everything they know absolutely nothing about. In case you haven't guessed, I hate the Daily Mail
Just been reading this and read that age of consent in US is 18...nope...it's not...depends on the state. Arkensas, Indiana, Iowa is 14 years old. Colorado - 15 y/o. Cali, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Oregon is 18 and all the rest are 16/17.