Am I too young to have sex? Posted in About Sex The law in Australia says that young people can decide to have male-female intercourse once they are 16 years old. Please read the question about, "What is the right age to lose your virginity? The law in Australia says that young people can decide to have male-female intercourse once they are 16 years old. The law for male-male intercourse is more complicated.
Does the age of consent push people to have sex too soon?
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT - Am I too young to have sex?
London - The boasts came thick and fast as teenager Kristen Dugdale and her friends sat chatting about boys in the local park one summer evening. As one of her classmates shared the explicit details of her first sexual experience and another bragged about losing her virginity the previous week, Kristen felt isolated and increasingly out of step with her friends. She had, perhaps rather naively, anticipated a romantic encounter. It has also had lasting repercussions, since she is convinced that having sex at such a young age made her far more promiscuous in later years than she otherwise might have been. For months, I dreaded going to school. I hated seeing Carl and worried that everyone thought I was a liar or a slut.
Share via Email Very, very few young people said they wished the first sexual encounter had been sooner. If the idea of sexual competence strikes you as inherently droll, Melissa Palmer, who conducted the study as a research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, helpfully subdivided it into four areas: The study looked only at heterosexual encounters. Consent was measured by a three-option question about willingness: The question about readiness was:
For one, there are many ways to experience physical pleasure that do not involve having sex. Having sex will not make you mature. In fact, one of the key components of maturity is responsible decision-making.