The age of consent is the legal age in which someone can agree to a sexual relationship. Age of consent laws were put in place to protect young people from unwanted sexual contact. The age of consent is not the same in all states
, and is even different in some places depending on whether you have sex with a girl or a boy.
For teen gays and lesbians, it is a good idea to understand the age of consent laws so that you do not endanger yourself or your partner.