16 year old dating 23 year old

So here’s everything you need to know about statutory rape. Statutory rape is sexual activity between two people in which one person is under the age of consenting to sexual activity in the first place. Okay, how do I find out what the age of consent is where I live.

Yeah, it’s such a faux pas to link to Wikipedia, but they have an extensive list of the age of consent in every single country/state/territory on the planet so there you go.

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So if you’re a little lost, think of it this way: Romeo and Juliet laws are in place to protect teens and young adults within a certain age range from getting in trouble just because they’re getting it on.

One thing that sucks about these provisions, however, is that some less progressive states or countries make sure that Romeo and Juliet laws don’t apply to same-sex couples. But if I was hooking up with, say, my soccer coach or something then– Yeah, going to protect your (creepy) coach in that case. Because like I said earlier the law also acknowledges power play.

Wait, so if I’m under the age of consent then what happens if I have consensual sex with someone else who is also under the age of consent?

Well, in some states then technically both of you have broken the law.

Imagine if your little bro or sis was getting hit on by their teacher. If you’re 28 and dating a 22 year old, there is way less of a huge maturity difference.

If you’re 15 and dating someone who is 25, however, you’re also at very different stages of life.As someone who is 23 right now, the idea of dating someone who is 15-years-old makes my head spin.Teenagers are livin’ their teenage lives, going to school, worrying about college apps, etc.Honestly, your teacher, coach, whatever should know better than to engage in a relationship with you if you’re underage. If one of your underage friends is in a relationship with a teacher, please tell someone. Now multiply that and you’ll get a better idea of the weirdness.They’re supposed to be there to guide you through a certain subject or skill, not guide you to the bedroom. No, really, nobody is fit to teach at a school if they’re going to creep on their students. Doesn’t matter, it’s not like they’re approving of you two to be legally married or something. Think of it this way: Imagine being 17 and dating someone six years younger than you. You’re at a totally different stage of life and maturity at 17 than you are at age 11.Every time we write about it we get a ton of comments claiming that we’re being unfair, that we don’t believe in true love and that we’re old fuddy duddies who aren’t getting any.

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