When teenagers become sexually active, it brings to their lives a whole host of new complications and confusions.While most high school students think of the emotional, social, and physical consequences of sex, few consider the legal gray area they might be entering.What makes high school relationships less than straight forward is a concept known as “Age of Consent.” The age of consent is the age in which one can legally be consent to have sexual relations.The age of consent in New York City is seventeen years old.In fact, statutory rape usually does include the element of consent.However, the law considers that a minor is not legally capable of giving their consent to this act.The original purpose of these laws was to protect young unwed females from adult males who might impregnate them and fail to provide support for their child.The rational of statutory rape laws is to preserve the marriageability of young unwed girls and to prevent teenage pregnancy. In Rhode Island the age of consent is sixteen (16).
I have no interest in sitting here and saying that your heart palpitations for an older guy you might be dating aren’t real. But when we’re talking about a relationship between a teenager and an adult who is significantly older–yeah, not just some 16-year-old dating an 18-year-old–there is often something weirdly fraudulent about it.
Although the term refers to adults having sex with minors below the age of consent, very few jurisdictions actually use the language statutory rape.
In Rhode Island, statutory rape is called "." Different states use different terms for the crime such as corruption of a minor, rape of a child, unlawful carnal knowledge or simply carnal knowledge. Forcible Rape Statutory rape is different than forcible rape in that force or threat is not present.
We’ve touched this topic intrigued to do something that is seen as a little “bad? You don’t want to date dopey dudes your age who still think that fart jokes are the height of humor.
” So many of you, our awesome readers, and teen girls in general, are effing smart. Also, sometimes older dudes are just really attractive and we can admit that without having daddy problems!