A general relaxation of sexual morals has run headlong into a decades-old push to protect children and teens—not only from predators, but from themselves. The results are sometimes confusing. We have passed a raft of sex offender laws to protect children, but then we use the laws to put thousands of kids on the lists, too. We raised the ages for consent to sex, but the definition remains as confused as ever. We also have decriminalized gay sex, but still permit parents to put their kids through gay "cures." Add the Internet into the mix and the issues get even more complex. Where do we go from here?
Leah FesslerModern Sexuality Freelance Writer; Author, "Can She Really 'Play That...
Emily BazelonStaff writer at The New York Times
Laurence SteinbergDistinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of P...
Eric BerkowitzHuman Rights Attorney; Author, The Boundaries of Desire: A Century of...