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5,331 hits 2.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by Electric

Which is creepier: A 19 year old and a 17 year old having sex, or a 40 year old and an 18 year old having sex?
40-18 is legal but creepier than 19-17 which is a crime in most states.


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12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 5/28/08 - 5:55:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
Theres a big difference. Seventeen isn't considered "legally an adult" yet, but that doesn't make it creepy. A 19 year old is only two years older than a 17 year old.

A 40 year old and a 18 year old. Now thats just wrong.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 5/28/08 - 6:26:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
The likelihood of being in very, very different stages of their development and maturity makes the latter relationship creepier, in spite of its legal standing.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 5/28/08 - 7:00:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am confused as to why 19-17 is illegal and 40-18 is not.

I would rather see some sort of "age" rule for laws.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 5/28/08 - 7:37:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 5/28/08 - 7:00:23 PM Electric wrote:
I am confused as to why 19-17 is illegal and 40-18 is not. I would rather see some sort of "age" rule for laws.

I agree.
It's just perverted for a full-grown adult having sex with someone who could still be in high school.
The legal systen hasn' yet been perfected, so things are like this.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 8:57:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 5/28/08 - 7:00:23 PM Electric wrote:
I would rather see some sort of "age" rule for laws.


agreed.

although i still don't think that will stop people. what comes to my mind is teacher/pupil relationships i keep reading about in the papers =/
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 10:16:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 5/28/08 - 7:00:23 PM Electric wrote:
I am confused as to why 19-17 is illegal and 40-18 is not. I would rather see some sort of "age" rule for laws.


While I totally agree that 17 and 19 is far less creepy than 18 and 40, I don't like the idea of an age rule in total. Maybe in conjunction with 18 as a legal age. For instance, 18 is and adult but if one member is under 18 and the other is less than 3, 4, etc. years older, that's not statutory rape either.

After both parties are legal adults, what that age is is arguable, it is not the government's place to get involved. Would 40 and 60 be creepy? That's 20 years but they are both adults. There are plenty of adults who marry someone significantly older/younger and it works. As long as they are both clearly adults.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 1:38:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
40-18 may be legal,but it's also completely perverted in my opinion.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 2:12:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 5/29/08 - 1:38:19 PM peredhil wrote:
40-18 may be legal,but it's also completely perverted in my opinion.


So, you wouldn't go out with Patrick Dempsey if he asked you today?
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 2:39:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 5/28/08 - 7:00:23 PM Electric wrote:
I am confused as to why 19-17 is illegal and 40-18 is not. I would rather see some sort of "age" rule for laws.


i agree totally.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 2:42:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
In Rhode Island, 19-17's legal.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 3:07:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Okay how many of he young men out there would have sex with Demi Moore? Mid 30's Angelina Jolie?
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 4:06:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Society is kind of f*cked up about this stuff. Laws seem to be based on a mixture of taboo and outdated religious values.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 4:09:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 5/29/08 - 3:07:10 PM handys003 wrote:
Okay how many of he young men out there would have sex with Demi Moore? Mid 30's Angelina Jolie?
Hey, it might not be creepy when *you're* doing it, but it's still creepy
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 4:20:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 5/28/08 - 7:00:23 PM Electric wrote:
I am confused as to why 19-17 is illegal and 40-18 is not.


19-17 is not illegal in most states...there's almost always a "window" clause (i.e. if the two people are less than two years apart in age, it's still legal).
This would be a better example if it were 21-17 or something...that falls outside the window in just about every state, but it's still way less creepy than 40-18.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 6:41:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
California says less than 3 years is a misdemeanor and not a felony, so it is still illegal here.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 8:20:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
My friend's sister dated a 20 year old when she was 16, even then, I didn't really find it creepy. It's really creepy when you are dating someone young enough to be your child.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/29/08 - 9:42:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
they're both legal. 40-18 is disgusting
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 2:02:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
When I was younger, I always believed in 'the rule of 2/3'. It's only creepy if the younger person is less than 2/3 the age of the older one. The 'creepiness' always being sort of relative, rather than based on an absolute age difference. After all, even if you're both underage, a 6-year age difference between a 17 year old and an 11 year old would be wrong, but at 50, who CARES about 6 years?

But now that I've gotten older, I believe what EVERY aging man believes.

It's only creepy if it's not me doing it.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 2:41:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
I thought it was half your age plus 7
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 3:46:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
I dunno. I confess that I invented the 'Rule of 2/3' myself in my junior year, when a friend of mine hooked up with a guy literally twice her age and I started to think of the numbers for it. But 'half your age plus seven' doesn't seem that bad, either . . . though it breaks down in a relationship where either participant is 14 or under. Not a concern for ME, but for someone that age, it might be a bit impractical.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 4:16:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 5/29/08 - 8:20:29 PM Flare13 wrote:
My friend's sister dated a 20 year old when she was 16, even then, I didn't really find it creepy. It's really creepy when you are dating someone young enough to be your child.

20 is a desirable age when you're looking at it from the age of 16 or younger. Trust me, though, most people 20 or older would have had issues with someone who was 20 dating someone 4 years younger.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 4:51:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
someold fourty year old person having sex with someone that is young enough to be their son or daughter is just NASTY.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 7:27:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
40-18 is more like it.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 8:06:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
If you ask, which is more, then I guess the 40-18 years old one.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 9:49:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I see nothing remotely creepy about 17 & 19. Partly because that would be easily legal here, but also because 2 years is nothing.
18 & 40 is much stranger, although I doubt I would support a law making it illegal. A sliding scale would be good though, because a 15 & 16-year-old being statutory rape is a bit silly.

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