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Why can't you have sex with a 13 year old girl?

If we are just animals, and biologically a 13-year-old girl can have kids, isn't it perfectly biologically natural to have sex with her to produce offspring?

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That is where the slippery slope of Gay marriage will lead. When political correctness totally ignores biology and says it is natural for two men to marry, anything goes.

No matter how unnatural the relationship, it will be called an equal right's issue.

They asked how can we deny the right of two men to marry? Then they will say how can we deny the right of a teenager to marry, then they will say how can we deny a man the right to have 30 wives, etc. etc. etc.

When you open pandora's box, our culture dies.

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Agreed, but divorce is worse, jmo................................................................

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It's a very interesting discussion that most people are too scared to talk about because we live in a very politically correct world and system and if you differ from it, you could be seriously attacked and damaged. I can't say what is right and what is wrong per se, but there is an argument for both sides so I would like to chime in. Biologically, it is true. Every animal/species in life reproduces as soon as they are biologically able to. That being said, humans are a bit different so I suppose we can't just use that as explanation to justify it. It's interesting because most of human civilization's history, this was the norm (having sex/reproducing with 13 year olds or around that age...I don't mean it was prevalent but I mean that it was certainly much more common and permissable). If you look even in the 21st century, many countries in the world that are still poor or living in the dark ages, still do this. Life is more about survival, preservation and propagation, and that's where things like age isn't that important to the discussion. But now we live in a world where survival, propagation, preservation is not very important. Other things have become more important so rules/laws can now be imposed because we have the luxury to do that. It wasn't a luxury to do that when you are dying of disease, famine, wars, and all that was important was to survive/propagate.

Biologically speaking, a 13 year old is developing/developed enough to be physically/sexually attractive, and while I know that if you asked most men, they would tell you they aren't, but that's because it's almost not even allowed to suggest you'd find a 13 year old attractive. I don't need to conduct any experiments to provide evidence of this because it's all out there and you can find it yourself.

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Don't be surprised if you face negative consequences for this.

I'd also like to point out that you make no mention of marrying this 13 year old girl. Anyone who wants to have sex with a 13 year old girl with no intentions of marrying her seems somehow even worse than someone who would have sex with a 13 year old girl.

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Your opening sentence is obviously worded incorrectly. Replace can't with would. The answer is because one is also 13 years old. Any other response is inviting negative consequences.

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Why can't you have sex with a 13 year old girl?

A 13 year old guy can have a sexual relationship with a 13 year old girl (and this happens all of the time). However, if you're asking why a 30 year old guy (or so) cant have sex with a 13 year old girl(?), simply put she is not even remotely close to maturity in anyway you slice it. Her body is undeveloped (and developing), her brain is undeveloped (in highly relevant respects), she has no life experience, almost definitely doesn't truly understand what sex even is yet (or the potential consequences--e.g. STD's, pregnancy, emotional baggage, ect), ect. ect. ect. The 30 year old would be aware of this dynamic, and is taking advantage of the inherent ignorance & extreme vulnerability of the child..

To be clear, what is your question exactly? As in, what age is the hypothetical partner?

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Well simply put, because in most countries it's against the law. Of course laws are man-made and they vary from place to place and are really as arbitrary as life itself (which constantly changes positions on itself one generation to the next). What was once legal before may now be illegal and what was once illegal before may now be legal. It's such a bunch of legalities but it is the law, therefore we must obey it or pay the consequences. We're also living in times where socially it would also not be acceptable. Even if the law doesn't dissuade you, your social circles and all the negative and disapproving people would almost be punishment enough. You'd most certainly be categorized or labelled as something very heinous and it would destroy your social standing, reputation, image, and there would almost be no return or redemption from it. There's a lot of things we can't do and not because it's actually wrong, but because of the way society/culture has been constructed that would make your life a living hell if you went against it. There is also the argument that 13 year olds are not mentally mature and their brains are not fully developed to be able to understand and comprehend whatever decisions they make at that age. Even if a 13 yr old consents, it would be argued that they need to be protected from themselves because they do not fully know or understand the possible unintended consequences of their actions. I do agree with them being too young to be responsible enough to be accountable for their actions, but you could still argue that at any age. It's not like once you hit 30 or 40, you are somehow all knowing and all wise to make decisions that would never be classified or deemed as "naive", stupid, or just outright inexperienced. So this opens up another can of worms debate of when is one old enough to (fill in the blank).

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A plethora of long term negative effects have been documented on people that were sexually abused as a child (Source 1,2,3,4). Further, paedophiles are statistically more likely to have been the victims of childhood sexual abuse themselves (Source 5), though this is strictly correlational.

Sources:

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childsexualabuse

(2) https://www.counseling.org/docs/disaster-and-trauma sexual-abuse/long-term-effects-of-childhood-sexual-abuse.pdf

(3) https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/long-term-effects-child-sexual-abuse/introduction

(4) http://www.who.int/violenceinjuryprevention/resources/publications/en/guidelines chap7.pdf

(5) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2082860

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JMO, that's rape. Don't have sex until your 20......................................................................................

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Atrag(5550) Clarified
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In in your case: never have sex.

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