In the eyes of the law people are unable to give informed consent to sex when they are still considered a child.
This may seem unfair, but try to remember that the law is there to protect you.
There are some things you need to consider when thinking about consent.
The meaning of 'sex' changes depending on where you live.
Florida statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under Age 18.
Close in age exemptions exist, allowing minors aged 16 or 17 to engage in sexual intercourse with a partner no older than age 23. A close in age exemption, also known as "Romeo and Juliet law", is designed to prevent the prosecution of underage couples who engage in consensual sex when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both are below the age of consent.
The most common age of sexual consent is 16.1 The legal age for sex in your country may be different depending on whether you are a boy or a girl.It could also vary if you are gay or lesbian - in many countries gay and lesbian sex is illegal.Here are a few examples of the heterosexual age of consent in different countries: Essentially it means that if you have sex with someone when you or they are under the age of consent, then you are breaking the law – even if you both have sex willingly.There’s no set age to be ready for sex so the law has to generalise.It’s important to know the age of consent where you live and how it applies to you.‘Age of consent’ is another way of saying the legal age to have sex.