18 year old dating 23 year old
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.
Some even disregard cases in which the sexual relationship started before one of the partners was over the age of consent.
For example, you’re 16-years-old, your partner just turned 18-years-old and the age of consent is 17-years-old; if you and your partner were having sex then both of you were under the age of 17, some laws protect your older partner from getting in trouble.
Love is love, but laws are laws and sketchy is sketchy.
When it comes to statutory rape, sometimes there’s a shade of gray that makes things complicated, but we’re going to try to keep it real. If you’re underage you can’t consent to having sex. It’s not necessarily the violent rape you’re probably thinking of, but it’s still a form of rape.
But jaywalking is also against the law and people do that all the time.
Well, I can assure you, we’re none of those things, but we are definitely young women who are trying to look out for y’all.When I was 15 those were my biggest worries, on top of whether or not my crush noticed me and dealing with my parents. Um, I’m worried about paying rent, getting to work on time, and…still wondering if my crush notices me but still, the point is that life is just different.It’s still fun and exciting, but you’re looking at life through a very different perspective.Isn’t it sort of stupid for a law to determine how old I have to be to consent to sex? Everyone matures at different ages; some 16-year-olds are more mature than 20-year-olds and are able to make smarter decisions about sex than their elders, that’s true.But one of the best ways to understand why statutory rape laws are in place is to look outside of how mature you think you are and think about things a little more generally.