It is, in fact, the entire problem. The age of consent is an attempt to quantify and codify human development, and also an attempt to legislate to morality. As such, it is never going to work, and it is often going to lead to innocent prosecutions and ruined lives. You have those like Tiassa up there, moralising and thundering on about morality and the destruction of young lives through sex. The Original Victorian Sin cloaked in modern "psychology". And now, of course, its gone so far we have 14 year old boys standing up in court telling how their lives are ruined because some schoolteacher had sex with them outside class. Really. Really. Who the fuck ever heard of a young boy being ruined by contact with an older woman when he was 14. Well, we all have now, haven't we. And if we haven't, by god, there are those who are going to make damned sure we're all completely aware of the damage done to those young malleable minds. The increased instance of prosecution of female teachers having sexual relations with young boys isn't an indicator that it is becoming more prevalent, nor is it an indicator that the young boys in question are more willing to prosecute - its an indication that there are those who are licking their lips in anticipation of prosecuting them. I wonder if those like Tiassa see any difference in the manipulation of a young mind into having sex in the first place, and the manipulation of that same young mind into feeling violated. Kids would have been fine 50 years ago. Might have told, might not have, but wouldn't have ever grown up feeling violated in any way. Now, of course, the kid's scarred for life and needs therapy. Why? Because we're convincing him he does.