Dating age difference law
In addition to the age of consent, the chart also indicates whether or not there is an age-gap provision for the state.
Many states have age-gap provisions that legalize teen sexuality as long as they are within a certain age range. In all states, dating, hugging, holding hands and kissing are not illegal.
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People aged 16 and older can legally consent to sexual activity with anyone they choose, as long as the other person does not have authority over them as defined in Pennsylvania’s institutional sexual assault statute.
Today, I read a comment on one of our older posts that really alarmed me.
Secretly, in my heart, I wished my sister would hook up with Dave.
I lost my virginity when I was 11 to a guy who was our neighbor and was studying for his Masters then.
In Pennsylvania, children less than 13 years of age cannot grant consent to sexual activity.
Teens between the ages of 13 and 15 can consent to sexual activity with peers within a four-year age range.
Men’s preferred minimum partner age: Let’s start with minimum age preferences reported by heterosexual men.
In the United States, age of consent laws regarding sexual activity are made at the state level.