In spite of previous studies which stated that children’s early onset of sexual maturity and subsequent fornication was an indirect result of the absence of a father in a family unit, new studies are showing that it has more to do with genes than anything else.
The study was conducted on women who were closely related in a sister, cousin or twin capacity throughout the years of 1979-1994. It was found that the closer the relative ties were, the more likely their timing of first sexual encounters were eerily similar as well.
This has prompted scientists to offer up the notion that genetics has more to do with sexual maturity and the first sexual experience than anything else.
Of course, I’m no scientist, but I’d like to beg to differ on this one. Incidentally, I believe that genetics has nothing to do with a child’s (male orfemale) first sexual encounter. Children are raised under certain circumstances and certain ideals and values are instilled in them. Whether or not said children take it upon themselves to practice what has been preached to them is always the question. Whether it’s the absence of a parent (mother or father; it matters not which) that can result in more “alone time” for the child to explore different “paths” with other individuals or if the child was raised that early sex was an acceptable notion for parents to entertain; this has nothing to do with genetics. Peer pressure and adolescence has more to do with it than genetics, in my opinion. The media has more to do with early sexual experiences than genetics do. Children and childhood is becoming so sexualized (see previous posts regarding inappropriate toys for children) because they’re allowed to think it’s cool and it’s alright, but it’s so not.
To investigate the cause of children having sex earlier than they have in the past is similar to inquiring about Einstein’s theory of general relativity. It’s cause and motherfucking effect. It has nothing to do with internalized and ingrained decisions from generations past; it has all to do with current times and “acceptable” actions of society as a whole and it’s a total and utter copout for adults in a caretaker capacity to deny their responsibility to enforce these moral codes that children should not be having sex and procreating at such young, pre-adolescent stages of their lives.