In Australia, it is legal for anyone aged between 16 and 21 to have sex with anyone over 18, with some exceptions.
This includes consensual sexual activity between consenting adults.
This means that a 16-year-old boy could be a virgin by the time he turns 18.
But this doesn’t mean that he’s a virgin when he gets married.
What’s different about the legal age of sexual consent in the United States?
In the United Kingdom, where consent is considered “voluntary” under the Equality Act, the age of the consent is 14 for males and 15 for females.
It’s a much lower age than in Australia, where the age is 16.
The age difference means that boys are less likely to be sexually assaulted and that girls are less prone to being sexually assaulted.
In the UK, sex education is compulsory for children aged 12-14.
But in the US, the education system is not geared towards children as young as 16.
There is a separate system in which the consent of parents is considered.
For instance, under the National Sexuality Education and Prevention Act, a schoolgirl may be given the option to consent to sex before the age 16.
This option is available to girls who are 14 and younger, but only to boys.
The same system is in place in New York, where sex education and consent education are also compulsory for students aged 12 and up.
There’s a difference in the way consent is used in the UK and the US: in the former, it’s only the parents who are required to give consent, whereas in the latter, it has been made mandatory for all parents to give permission for sex with their children.
How to give your consent in a school context?
In New York City, a 16 year old can consent to sexual activity with anyone who is 18 years or older, with the following exceptions: If the teenager is a member of the school’s Year 6 group or above.