Should I break up with him and wait until my 18th birthday? Am I the only one that would be allowed to press charges? (we would never do that) I live in New York if that helps.
Check out Reach Out's fact sheet for some questions that you should think about.
It is never okay for any person to have sex with another person who is under 12.
Sexual assault, indecent assault, STIs, and unwanted pregnancy are all serious business.
So, as a young person, before you have sex, ask yourself - are you ready for sex?
If you feel unsure about someone’s age, it is always good to check.
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