I would say that 2-4 years sure can make a difference in education and/or maturity, but the state "prohibits" underage sex(among themselves) but in practice what are they going to do? Arrest them for having consented sex?
Thats what people doesnt see, you cant stop it, if they wanna do it, they will find a way to do it, unless you arrest them 24h/7 days week. So the best people can do is to educate and befriend, so they know they have someone to count if something happens(like a broken condom).>>96152918
Yeah its pretty much what you said, woman were used as merchandise, goods to sell, so why incentive sex?> Now the only good reason why Christianity insists on no sex out of wedlock is because unexpected pregnancies will ruin your life.
That and because the "sex is lust and lust is one of the 7 deadly sins and therefore devils thing".
Also, not taking the "sex is sin" argument seriously, nowadays there is no reason to think of that, with all the anti pregnancy stuff we have(actually, even on those times, they sure knew that cumming outside was a SOMEWHAT effective way of avoiding pregnancy).
One last thing, lets not forget about the ultimate hypocrisy, woman cant touch clit or lose their himen because its devils work or she will lose her value(like you said), so whats the solution? Anal sex! Oh the irony.