Sexual consent means agreeing to have sex or engage in sexual activity. Sexual activity includes sexual touching and oral, anal and vaginal penetration. In the eyes of the law, you are only old enough to consent to sex or sexual activity at But whatever the law says, consent to sex or sexual activity should be something you give freely. Sex or sexual activity should be something you want and feel excited about. It should never be something you feel scared, uncomfortable or pressured to do.
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Belgium has a law to protect young people from engaging in sexual intercourse when they are too young to make a proper decision. This is the law on the age of consent. In Belgium, the age of consent for engaging in sexual intercourse is Before that age, strictly speaking, it is forbidden to have sexual intercourse. Sexual acts sex between an adult a person older than 18 and a person younger than 16 is considered as indecent assault and is forbidden by law. For example: if somebody files a complaint about a boy of 15 and a girl of 14, in which both gave their full consent to have sexual intercourse, there will be no prosecution. Belgium wants to change this law soon.
What Teens Should Know About Sex
The media ensures that children and adolescents are exposed to sex earlier than ever; girls are going through puberty earlier; and, as always, many teenagers are having sex. As parents, we all have our opinions about when and with whom our children should be sexually active. So when is that age?
In Part 1 , we looked at the components of sexual readiness. The following are common reasons why people choose to have sex. Some are specific to young people, while others may be found at all age levels.