To gather real accounts of the European dating scene, last year we asked around 500 (mostly, but not exclusively, heterosexual) expats living in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland a series of up-close and personal questions about themselves, their relationships and their sex lives.Of course, every relationship is different and how yours develops will depend on who you both are and the chemistry between you.Especially, the current 12/16 will probably be changed to a flat 16.It has been approved by parliament earlier this year, but I think that this was an approval of the principle, not of an actual law (the abovementioned child porn law change is part of the same packet).Added 03-2002: There was some discussion on your pages regarding possible new developments in the Netherlands.
* There are plans to increase the age under which pictures that contain a sexual behaviour are _child porn_ from 16 to 18.
Still, I fear that the 'complaint delict' will have only months to go.
A still greater threat to the Dutch AOC (at least for the likes of me who would prefer to see it low) comes from the EC.
I know this because I dated him a while ago, so I'm not bluffing!
So when he tells me that he goes on first dates or out to bars without the express purpose of having sex, I believe him.
Enjo-kōsai does not always involve some form of sexual activity.
In the opposite case of women paying men, it is called gyaku-enjo-kōsai The nature of enjo-kōsai is heavily contested within Japan.
Anthropologist Laura Miller argues in her research that the majority of enjo-kōsai dates consists of groups of girls going with a group of older men to a karaoke bar for several hours and being paid for their time.
Furthermore, in a 1998 survey by the Asian Women's Fund, researchers found that fewer than 10 percent of all high school girls engage in enjo-kōsai and over 90 percent of the girls interviewed attested to feeling uncomfortable with the exchange or purchase of sexual services for money.
Typically, it is perceived as an extension of Japan's growing focus on materialism, much of which is what critics claim is the cause of enjo-kōsai.
Critics worry that girls involved in enjo-kōsai will grow up to be unfit wives and mothers.