do you know how many people I know that flirted with adults as children and are still traumatized by the experience with adults who reciprocated and took it further? they were children, and it was the responsibility of the adult to realize that the relationship is wrong and to not act, I don’t care how much a child is flirting with you. they do not have the impulse control of adults and are not emotionally mature enough to consent to a relationship with an adult.
and the worst part is, these people even as adults blame themselves because of all the assholes absolving pedophiles of any guilt all the time.
if you were a child that ever flirted with an adult, it is not your fault if they took advantage. you were a child being a child, and they were an adult being an abuser, taking advantage of a child being a child.