...with some of the good Professors points. As a young teenager I had feelings in the arena of bondage. I developed well below any legal age threshold.
As it happened, I survived some of the stupidest things it is possible for someone to do on their own (no, I didn't know anything about conservative MP's and oranges at the time) and if information had been available to me, or better still someone to talk with, then I would have been far better informed and wouldn't have done some of the mind numbingly stupid things that I did.
Unfortunately, my cousin on his 18th birthday, wasn't so lucky. He died through auto asphyxiation which went badly wrong. His mother discovered him hanging by his neck and went through so much soul wrenching agony. If there had been better information available, or even the possibility of him having someone spot for him; he might have still been alive today. Possibly me, if we'd been able to talk more openly on these subjects.
Sometimes I look at our backward society, so hell bent on saving the children that they overlook the very fact that it is having information ready and available that will actually save more lives than it will put in danger.
Reminds me of that American state where children under a certain age who have leanings in certain areas such as BDSM have to suport each other becuase it is crime for an adult to actually talk to them about their feelings and what they're going through.
Bloody stupid politicians. Put them all in a CB2000 and throw away the key, I say. They make me so damn angry because they haven't really got a clue. No grip on reality. Not a single frigging brain cell of theirs has the faintest idea.
Anonymous - for the protection of my aunty and the memory of my cousin. She was robbed of her only child and suffered the heartache of his discovery because of politicians like that and the "Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children!" mob.