When you're young it is hard to understand rules and laws. In the mind of a very young person, the idea is: I want to do this, so I should be able to do whatever I want. In actuality, things that you want
to do are not necessarily things you should
But the 18 and older "rule" is not a rule, it is a law. And EF and other companies can be shut down, and even prosecuted, if there is an infraction of that law. I think we, as members of this community who really care about it, would do whatever we could to protect this community, so we aren't going to suggest they break the law.
As KarleeCharm said, there's a risk of being exposed to pornography here. Either in conversation of an erotic nature, by clicking someone's links on their profiles, etc. Eden Fantasys, nor any other sex community, can take the risk that there are children here.
And no, I don't work for EF nor am I a lawyer.