Im 16 and dating a 21 year old
Any sexy photo of someone under the age of 18 is considered a paedophilic image in the eyes of the law.And, sexy messages as well as photos could count as ‘sexual activity’ in the age of consent law.Before you start having sex, it’s important you understand what giving (and getting) sexual consent means. According to the , it’s a criminal offence for any kind of sexual activity to take place between two people where one or both participants is under 16.The law applies to men, women, gay, lesbian or straight in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you’re in another part of the world, you should find out what the law in your country says – unfortunately, we’re not able to cover anywhere but the UK. § 2Read about updates to Oklahoma’s rape law in 2018Current as of June 20, 2019.The first and most important thing to know is that any and all sexual activity requires consent from your partner.So, if either of you is under 18, it’s considered illegal – even though you can have actual sex at 16.
If someone is under 16 years old, they can have sex with someone within 5 years of their age.So, for example, a 13 year old can only have sex with a 14 or 15 year old, but NOT someone 16 years old or older. While the age of consent is 16, the still protects 16 and 17 year olds against sexual exploitation.While 16 and 17 year olds can consent to sex, they can only do so when their partner is not relying on their trust, authority or dependency to obtain that consent.Lots of relationships start this way, but unfortunately this is where the law gets REALLY confusing.By sending sexually explicit images or messages you’re actually breaking two laws.