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If you had to rank which you'd rather have teenagers doing, how would you order Having Sex and Killing People?

I'm just going to go ahead and assume your answer is in that order. Not that your decision was influenced by the order of presentation, because even if I put them in the other order, I'm pretty sure you'd rather not be afraid of teenagers killing you in your sleep with a chainsaw.

So here's my question: Why is it that violent video games get an M rating, but any video game that has sex in it is suddenly AO?

It's not just games of course, it's the same with movies and TV shows. I'm surprised they don't have ratings on books yet, honestly. Though the rating system would be a much compressed version. Either it's a kid's picture book, or it's Mature. I make this point because books generally are much more, well, graphic than movies are a lot of times.

But that's not the point. Why is it that nudity and sex are seen as a horrible violation of humanity that nobody under the age of 17 is allowed to think of, but it's pretty much a guaranteed necessity to prolong the human race? It is, essentially, something that almost everybody will come in contact with at some point. Conversely, why are violence and killing seen as an everyday occurrence that you can stick in every show past Teletubbies and Barney, but it's a guaranteed stopper to the longevity of the human race? Killing, essentially something that your average person will never come in contact with.

I put forth the notion that the rating system is obviously trying to kill us off! Everybody can go out and kill people, but dear god, don't have sex! Why don't they just devise a suppression field that kills off all the embryos, and our sex drive while they're at it. Sterility for all!

But seriously, why does the rating system create such disparity between the two? And in the wrong direction no less!

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Does this mean you are pro-sex movies? I'm just curious! Provoking topic though.
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