posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 07:52 PM
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
You know the situation is screwed up.
You see in the West, we tend to over sexualize our youth, yet we punish them for acting on those wishes.
Beer commercials are marketed at teenage boys as MUCH as they are for adults, just because it says 21 and over does not mean they wish to comply with
Sex in marketing and entertainment has been ramped up, even in the last ten years. Just watch an episode of Glee or check out the 14 year olds on The
X Factor if you don't believe me.
On the other end of the coin we see countries like the Netherlands, who encourage healthy sexual relationships among yound adults. Who educate them
early on about sex, the great parts of it and the not so great parts.
They never had one extreme or another. We in the West strive on extremes. We need to find balance and we need to have a conversation among adults.
Unfortunetely a lot of the adults in charge are just children posing as adults and they don't have the maturity or the education to make the right
Of course there's also the whole left vs right. The right being ultra conversative and anti sex and the left being far too hapy with
oversexualization of our youth.
I let my daughter's boyfriend sleep over after she turned 17. All I asked is that they were respectfull. I know I could not keep them from having
sex, so I would much rather have them do it under my roof, than some highway or some party where there's drugs and alchohol involved.
Before I get my parental head ripped off for the above, I did of course speak with the boys parents and we were actually very active in their
relationship in that sense. I believe in raising children from start to finish, and not allowing the media and advertisers to do it in between.