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Age of consent

'Wait till you're 18'



Contrary to what you would expect, even young people think the age of consent should be 18, not 16. A significant proportion also feel the law can prevent teenagers from experimenting with sex at an early age. Clearly, the winds of change haven't quite swept away traditional mindsets about sexual morality.

A TOI-IPSOS survey in four metros finds some surprising trends in attitudes towards teenage sex.

Contrary to what you would expect, even young people think the age of consent should be 18, not 16. A significant proportion also feel the law can prevent teenagers from experimenting with sex at an early age. Clearly, the winds of change haven't quite swept away traditional mindsets about sexual morality

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