February 12th, 2005

Illuminati

Exes

Talking about more serious relationships

I am still friends with all of my exes
12(18.8%)
I am not friends with some of my exes, because I don't want to talk to them
21(32.8%)
I am not friends with some of my exes because they don't want to talk to me
8(12.5%)
Talking to people after you've broken up with them is wrong
0(0.0%)
Talking to people after you've had sex with them is wrong
0(0.0%)
I don't have relationships
1(1.6%)


Personally, I'm still friends with all of my exes, although I see Marianne pretty bloody infrequently, as she's now a few hundred miles away.

Just as a note - it's deliberately set up so that you can select multiple options, for those of you with particularly complicated exes.
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Age of consent

I engaged in discussion about the age of consent and teacher/student sex over here, and was wondering what people, in general thought.

The age of consent should be

Mean: 15.58 Median: 16 Std. Dev 1.44
0(0.0%)
12
2(4.4%)
13
2(4.4%)
14
5(11.1%)
15
8(17.8%)
16
20(44.4%)
17
3(6.7%)
18
5(11.1%)
19
0(0.0%)
20
0(0.0%)
21
0(0.0%)
22
0(0.0%)
23
0(0.0%)
24
0(0.0%)
25
0(0.0%)


As I said over there, 14 doesn't seem desperately young to me, providing they know what they're doing - 14 is as young as I'm comfortable with young people actually having any idea what they're doing, emotionally speaking. And even then I'm iffy because there are a fair number of people that don't. Although if you're going to stop the emotionally unprepared having sex then the age of consent should probably in the mid 50's.

If you're interested in knowing what the age of consent is around the world, you can see here.