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
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