Here is an interesting, well-reasoned article on age of consent. He points out that people tend to go through stages of development, starting with sexual maturity, then intellectual maturity, and then, finally, emotional maturity. He suggests that these should be taken into consideration when writing up age of consent laws. There have been a lot of news stories about adults having sex with teens, but nobody has really raised the question of why this is wrong. It seems so self-evident to us, now, that it is wrong. For that, we should thank the feminists for successfully convincing us that girls still in school should not be having sex (to keep them in school). But biologically, it doesn't make much sense. The question is, do we want to creat laws that go against biology? What are the social benefits and harms that come with such legislation? I suppose that few people would even want to raise such questions, let alone research them, for fear of being accused of being a pedophile. But in regards to sexual development, we aren't talking about children any more, are we? In any case, read the article above, then let the discussion begin!