It is disgusting to brag about what you have done sexually or to make revolting comments or jokes about sex, and it's disgusting for children to have sex, but never did I imply that sex itself was disgusting. You have no reason to be so rude to me, I am as entitled to share my opinions as you are.
You've established that I am a "pompous and snobbish old man" and yet I'm making assumptions and "really don't know you" when I simply expressed my opinion based on how you come across through your posts? You seem impolite and hypocritical.
I think that at perhaps 16 or 17 some teenagers are mature enough to decide for themselves, but at 14 they do need to be protected.
Yes of course it's disgusting for children to have sex, but the problem it seems here is what people classify as children and maturity. I'd just like to point out here that I learnt about sex education when I was 11. I learnt about birth, pregnancy, sex and all the stuff that comes along with it. Everything most people my age are experiencing now, I learnt about it an early age. Is that wrong? That I was taught what to expect when I'm older? Having said that, some could argue that learning that at my age would either make me eager and very promiscous regarding sex. It's a misconception most will make. It's a totally different boundary, my brother who is currently 15 is very mature and can make very wise decisions, sometimes even better decisions than those who have twenty years on him. Now, is he still a child who can't make his own decisions in your view? Bear in mind he's also been exposed to sex education and such. It's a matter of perspective and saying this to a teenager really would not help the cause. If I told a teen that 'No, you can't do this because you're too young.' That would only make them want to do it, or become annoyed at the barrier that has been created. You have to explain and show your understanding, not throw a cloak of ignorance over them. Also keep in mind that they can make their own decisions, they have choices too.
Right, so you call me 'young and flippant', hope that I would 'never be a parent' and now I'm 'impolite and hypocritical'. Sorry hun, just thought you said I was being rude to you. Because you're obviously mistaken, call me what you will but I'm not rude. Not even to strangers on the internet. I shared my opinion, in a nice way doll. I'm never rude nor am I impolite. Also, how is that being rude to you? I merely summed up what type of persona you put across through your posts. That's how you seem to me, it's not my fault that you don't like it.