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How Old Is Old Enough? Underage Sex- My View and Opinions.

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How Old Is Old Enough? Underage Sex- My View and Opinions. Is the age of 16 the right age for sex to be legal? Many people have their own views and beliefs and the issue is very indecisive, but is there ever going to be an age that everyone agrees is appropriate? This is what my speech is going to be about. Many people have different opinions on what they think the legal age to have sex should be. Every year more and more children are having underage sex and this number is continuing to increase at a rapid rate. In England, the law says it's legal and gives permission to having sex from the age of 16 but each country has a different opinion so the law changes around the world. It is easy to think that everyone under the legal age is having sex, and a recent investigation revealed that one in four women and nearly a third of men have sex before they are 16 - the legal age of consent. ...read more.


Different countries do have different laws but in this country it is considered to be that people are not ready to have sex until they are 16. Laws are there to protect people and not to try and spoil their fun. Teenagers feel the need that they have to be more grown up and feel having sex is the way to seem older than they are. If a person under the age 16 were to have sex, many of them would say they regret it; not just the person they had it with, but the reasons they had sex too. Two in five men and four in five women who are now in their late teens and early twenties who lost their virginity at ages 13 and 14 wished they waited longer. Overall, women are twice as likely as men to regret their first experience. The average person has sex because they feel physically ready for it, so how can there be an age on something that can differ with every person? ...read more.


In countries that are less economically developed, underage sex is ignored and protection is rarely used. As a result if this, many people suffer sexually transmitted diseases at a much higher rate. The total population will increase due to lack of contraception, causing the country many more problems than the already have. Religion can play a huge part in whether the age to consent to sex is right or not. In the town of Lubbock in Texas, where a lot of people take the bible literally, the church is powerful enough to ensure that teenagers receive no education about sex, and defiantly none about safe sex. Their teachers tell them that condoms don't work and that sex brings diseases and that self-discipline is the only option. Could this stop people having sex? There are many reasons why people decide to have sex. Could be for fun, for love, peer pressure or just because they think that it is the thing to be doing, but is the legal age going to stop people having sex? The answer is simply NO. Therefore I believe there should be no age limit for sex. ...read more.

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