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> Instead of viewing age of consent as the magical age when people are suddenly responsible enough to have sex on their own, it should rather be seen as the age the government decides to stop protecting you from sex, regardless of how naive or manipulable you may still be.
So, I guess this should be the same age at which the government would punish you for crime instead of your parents, no? That's still pretty young, too young for my tastes.

As for "protecting you from sex", I think this still hinges on the belief that sex is inherently harmful.