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Old 2012-09-19, 08:57   Link #9
Join Date: Feb 2006
Age: 35
I think this is quite an interesting topic. I thought I'd provide this tidbit from Canada:

Age of consent is 16. This was raised from 14 on May 1, 2008.
There is however a second age of consent of 18 where the sexual activity "exploits" the young person --

..when it involves prostitution, pornography or occurs in a relationship of authority, trust or dependency (e.g., with a teacher, coach or babysitter). Sexual activity can also be considered exploitative based on the nature and circumstances of the relationship, e.g., the young person's age, the age difference between the young person and their partner, how the relationship developed (quickly, secretly, or over the Internet) and how the partner may have controlled or influenced the young person.
And secondly, if not most importantly, before people go on and on about cultural preferences for the "young and innocent" in Japan and how that's different from the rest of the world, please keep in mind that young brides were the norm all over the world historically. We're talking ~12 years old as late as the 1800-1900's

Here's an excellent article on it:
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