>>adults have to take risks for sex and love in order to have a good life -- the positive is so important that they risk the negative. For young teens -- and certainly prepubescents -- it's not that way at all. They lose little by waiting.
I think there's a lot of potential that is lost by passing legislation that requires children or adolescents to wait. And since when do adults have to "take risks for sex and love in order to have a good life"?
>>As they age, they gain an enhanced ability to divine the intentions and character of their partner, and greater emotional stability to deal with unfortunate outcomes.
So the same old, tired argument that children are less mentally or emotionally equipped to deal with sex? I thought you'd have something better than that. And women being better at "divining" than adolescents or girls? I'll leave that as it is.
>>Could this 23-year-old not have the patience to wait a couple years before turning the relationship sexual? I would say his love is rather shallow if he walks away when told he has to wait.
Why should they have to wait two years? Why should they have to wait at all? And calling his "love" "shallow" in this case I believe is nonsense.