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sex and the law

Here are some of the main things the law has to say on sex and relationships

If anyone makes you have sex in these situations, they have committed a serious crime. That crime is called rape.
If you're made to do other sexual acts, or someone touches you in a sexual way when you didn't want them to, this is called sexual assault - and is also a crime. If you ever feel uncomfortable or under pressure to do anything you don't want to, tell somebody you trust.
If you want to have sex, make sure the person you want to have sex with really wants to. If you're not sure how keen they are, talk to them and if they don't want to have sex, put the brakes on straight away. The age of consent in the UK is 16. Having sex with someone below the age of consent is against the law and having sex with anyone under the age of 13 is a very serious offence.
For more information on Sexual Assault and Rape click here