The legal age of consent in some first-world countries is as low as 12 or 13. Do girls that young have sex with older men?
The legal age of consent in some first-world countries is as low as 12 or 13.Is it? I couldn’t find any.The lowest Age of Consent in the world is 11, in Nigeria. The age of consent is 12 in the Philippines and Angola, and 13 in Burkina Faso, Comoros, Niger, and Japan. Japan often stands out as the only developed country on the list of lowest ages of consent, but local prefecture statutes in most areas of the country raise the effective age to 16-18.The only country that is considered first-world, either in actuality or colloquially†, with an age of consent that low is Japan, but in actuality it is higher because of local governments that have their own age of consent. The nations that have age of consent that low tend to be poorer, have fewer women’s rights (those are connected), and tend to be extremely religious.Do girls that young have sex with older men?No, but many girl that young in nations that are okay with child marriage are raped by older men. Rape is not sex and if someone is a child, regardless of the law, they are not old enough to consent. Even if they consent at that age (most aren’t even given a choice), they are pressured by family, culture, and the fact that as children, they are not capable of making rational decisions. What’s more, their body is not prepared for sexual activity and it can be very damaging for them long-term.Age of consent or no, anyone who has sex with a 12 or 13 year old is raping them, especially if there is a large age gap.†The third world doesn’t mean what most people think it does. During the Cold War, nations in the United States’ sphere of influence were considered “First World”, nations in the Soviet Union’s sphere of influence were considered “Second World” and nations in neither were considered “Third World”. However, colloquially, first world is used to mean western, developed, or wealthy nations and third world poor or undeveloped .Footnotes Highest and Lowest Ages of Consent
Do you accept a 15 year old girl dating a 21 year old?
When I was 15, I went out a couple of times with a 21-year-old guy. My parents found out and grounded me for a very long time. By the time I was allowed out of the house again, he had moved on to someone else. He had a pattern of dating teenagers. I really didn't have much in common with him, and I'm glad that nothing really came out of it. There was another guy that age who was kind of hanging around and acting interested. He gave me a ride home from cheerleading practice one day, but dropped me off a block from my house so my mom wouldn't see his car. She was suspicious, since I wouldn't have been home that early if I had walked. So she had me call him on the phone, and then she took the phone and talked to him. She had him come over to our house, where she had a nice long talk with him. I was mortified. She told him to stay the hell away from me, but she also sort of made friends with him at the same time (she has awesome people skills; I wish I had inherited that from her.) A couple of my friends dated 21-year-old guys and had ongoing relationships with them. In fact, one of those couples got married and just got divorced a few months ago, nearly 30 years after they first met.People grow and change a lot during adolescence and early adulthood, and 6 years is a huge age difference at that age. They are at different stages in their lives at that time. A 15-year-old girl is still a high school kid, while a 21-year-old guy is a young adult. I think my biggest concern about such a young girl being involved with a guy that much older is that he might interfere with her growing up into her own person. If they're in an exclusive, long-term relationship, he may have a lot of influence over her. She might make different choices about college or her career than she would have made otherwise. He might try to tie her down to some crappy life. I would also be worried that he'd try to pressure her into things she's not ready for, like sex and drinking. To be honest, I was relieved when my parents kept me away from those guys. I felt like I was in over my head.
I'm a 20-year-old man and I have a crush on a 15-year-old girl. What should I do?
Less than a century ago you could have married her, so it is not as insane as people would like to describe. One answer was correct in that you have to abide by the rules of a society you live in. If you are interested in her for a life partner, you are also very young, then put in the time for a proper courtship. You may be friends with her family but you may not touch her until she is of legal age and can consent with full agency.People on this thread are treating a twenty year old as if he were a forty year old. Twenty is still very young. Crushes between people from 15–20 happen all the time in both directions. It just so happens that she is not of age and you mustn’t pursue that sort of relationship with her. You haven’t mentioned whether she is even interested in you as a friend. If she thinks you are nice that is one situation. If you are stalking her in an unwanted sort of way that is entirely different. Do not do that, please.Your choice is to wait for her, if you actually are even in the running for her attentions, or move on to someone closer in age that you can safely date.The other thing implied here is that sex is a natural part of dating. It isn’t. One can date a person without having sex with them. In fact one should do this if one is serious about a partner.Having sex is easy. Being a life companion is the harder work. If she is your Miss Right, you must simply be a gentleman as long as is required. This is simple common sense and further, you should take time with anyone else you are interested in, if you want a lasting relationship.
Can a marine that is 18 years old marry a 17 year old girl?
The answers above are incorrect. It depends on 1. If you are married. 2. If you are not married what state you are in. If you are married you are ok. If you are not then it depends on which state you live in. Basically the western states are all 17 and the eastern states are all 16 for Consensual sex with a minor. But I believe that even with consensual you still have to have her familys consent. Not just hers. There was a story on TV where the guy had just turned 18, she was 17 and the mother turned him in on his birthday. He was in prison. Not sure how it all worked out but he was in jail when they interviewed him. EDITED: Two things. 1. You need to get married if you want to take her to Japan. Get married and verbally tell everyone (your friends/workers/people that have no real business in knowing her real age) that she is 18 since from the other poster it seems you might get some flack for having an underage wife. 2. Since you have orders you are kinda screwed for the time being. You are on an "unaccompained" two year tour. That means you are in a single slot and not a married slot. You now need to get married in the States, then you need to 2. Move to japan without her, then 3. you have to do the paperwork to get her "Command Sponsored". Command sponsored gets her an ID card, an airline ticket to fly to japan, gets you a house off base, etc. One other option. Get married and then talk to your chain of command and tell them you need to get your orders amended to accommodate for your wife and see if they can do the Command Sponsorship paperwork here in the states instead of after you are in Japan. This way she is not left alone. BTW you do not need a fancy wedding. Just pay your $30 and get a certificate at the courthouse. Good luck.