Sex chat with a old man online
It’s not up to your parents to decide if you can break the law.
No matter how relaxed they are about your sex life, it’s still illegal to have sexual contact with someone under 16.
It doesn’t matter how up-for-it you are, or how ready you feel – the law doesn’t care.
Visit Childline for confidential advice and support.
That said, if your partner is a good few years older, you may find our age gaps article insightful.
Not necessarily – it depends again in the difference between your ages.
The size of the age gap between you here could influence this – the bigger a difference in age you have, the more likely the older person will get into trouble.
There are different rules when one of the people involved is in a ‘position of trust’ with the other person.
So, if either of you is under 18, it’s considered illegal – even though you can have actual sex at 16.
If you’re under 13 and you’re having sex, or thinking about having sex, please go to Childline for confidential advice and support.
Lots of relationships start this way, but unfortunately this is where the law gets REALLY confusing.
By sending sexually explicit images or messages you’re actually breaking two laws.
Any sexy photo of someone under the age of 18 is considered a paedophilic image in the eyes of the law.