Do you think sex should depend on age or maturity?
I’m just curious about other people’s opinions. Do you think people should wait until a certain age to have sex (or engage in anything remotely sexual), or wait until a certain level of maturity? If you have any other input about it, I’d love to hear. Thanks! -Mally
Like they said ^ If you're ready for it then you're ready for it but I don't think you should be having sex at like twelve or whatever no matter you level of maturity. I lost my virginity at fourteen and I don't regret, I'm still with that very same person. I was ready I knew I loved him and I was mature about it, don't rush anything.
These things tend to change from person to person because maturity and even "age" is really variable. Some people aren't mature even going into their 30's and 40's. I think it greatly depends on maturity because even if you're a little young, having sex can be okay in a very mature situation (all parties agree to it, you don't take any unnecessary risks, practice safe sex, etc.). However, immature sex can be harmful regardless of age. That doesn't mean that age doesn't matter. There is definitely a point where you're biologically and experience-wise just not ready for sex. Some people hit puberty earlier than others, these things depend on the person. So there is a factor in age too. Around 17 to 20 is usually the recommended age just because that's when people are usually done progressing through puberty and are mature enough. But losing your virginity earlier isn't a bad thing at all under the right conditions (unless you're really really young).
Ack this is difficult for me. I would have to say it depends on the person. I had sex at almost 16, but was forced to do it by emotional manipulation. I think it depends on the person and their beliefs. I don't think there should be a certain age where you should start, but there's definitely one for when you shouldn't, and it all plays up to why you're doing it. If it's for love, then I understand a little bit, since that was my reasoning, but if you're young and doing it because it seems adult, it's not good.