I hope this is substantial enough to post in a kinda old thread. Also kinda rambly as usual?
Ciarán12 wrote:So, just to provoke a little more conversation on the topic in general, what is the age of consent in your country and what do you think it should be? And why do you think it should be that age specifically?
It's 16 in Finland, and I think that's fine. It could be lower (anything between 13 and 15), but I honestly don't care much because I don't have any plans to ever have sex with anyone. Besides, kids hump everything that moves all day long whether it's legal or not and it's not like anyone's stopping them if their parents don't mind.
The only issue is that I can't perv on cute junior high school girls as much as I'd like to.
I mean, I'm not ashamed to admit that I look at 13-year-olds and think "damn, she's sexy" only to find out that she's underage. I'm not good enough at self-denial to change my opinion. Teenage girls tend to be pretty hot, and half of them look at me in a way that makes me think they think I'm somewhat attractive as well; the other half look at me like I'm a disgusting pervert... which I am, so it's okay. But really, there's nothing wrong with anything as long as you don't turn your fantasies into reality even if they're illegal. But for some reason, I generally only find 20+year-old guys attractive.
But yeah, 16 is probably perfect for the so-called sexually normal people, even if my societally totally messed up sexuality has always been and is still considered biologically normal. People are hypocrites and not everyone wants to admit it, which is perfectly fine as long as they don't hurt others with their denial. And hell, I'm pretty sure half of the population never looks at anyone younger than 16 as attractive since they've set the law at that age.