“Even I have a girlfriend,” said a ten-year-old kid. I was surprised. There was a time when having a boyfriend or a girlfriend was a status symbol during our junior college days. Things have changed now! It’s a status symbol for kids too! Not just that, but we also hear cases of a kid trying to molest another kid.
Once upon a time marrying someone whom you love or I would rather say loving someone itself was considered unethical (Indian scenario fifty years ago). Today we have reached a day where sex knows no boundaries of ethics. But the term ‘ethics’ itself has constantly changed over time.
Sex has become an adventure for teenagers today. The worst part of this is it is no longer an expression of love but just a ‘vent off’ thing! That means it becomes very difficult for them to control their desires. Thus, availability is preferred over love and people tend to go for random partner selection than loving someone from the bottom of their hearts.
Unfortunately, this has become common across cultures. Could lowering of puberty age be the root cause of this behavioural shift?
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