Prior to engaging in any sexual activity, it should be clear that you and your partner are willing, comfortable, and in agreement to continue.
Consent can be withdrawn at any time, and this can be indicated with either words or actions.
No always means no, even if you or a partner initially agreed to sexual activity or sexual activity has already begun.
Sometimes a person may say yes and later be hesitant or feel uncomfortable about continuing.
Some places count things like kissing as sexual contact while other places only count sexual intercourse.
You can find out the laws in your country on your government's website.
Although the offences could be used to charge someone with acts of family violence.
It’s important to know the age of consent where you live and how it applies to you.
It may include a single act of violence, or a number of acts that form a pattern of abuse.
Family violence can have serious-and sometimes fatal-consequences for victims and for those who see or hear the violence.
If you’re finding it hard to talk to someone you know, try to find a telephone helpline or contact a healthcare professional to get the support you need.
In many countries, the law isn’t intended to be used to punish consensual teenage sexual behaviour, but this doesn’t mean it’s ok to have consensual underage sex.