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Underage sex means having sex when below the age of consent, which is the age at which you’re legally allowed to have sex.

In the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) the age of consent is 16. This means you have to be 16 or older to have homosexual (gay) or heterosexual (straight) sex. This includes penetrative sex (inserting the penis), oral sex (a sexual act using the mouth) or masturbating together.

West Midlands Children and Young Persons Service is a one-stop service open to anyone up to the age of 17 who has been the victim of rape, sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.