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Sh0t1nTh3D4rk
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Hi there - I asked something similar to this a few days ago but feel the need to elaborate on some new questions.

Hypothetically, if I was under the age of consent and my boyfriend was over it, if we didn't have sex would it be considered abuse/illegal in any way? I'm not ready for sex so I'm not really worried about any of that happening, but could my boyfriend still get in legal trouble just for dating me? I'm a virgin and am waiting until later in life, I'm just concerned that even if we're careful, it could still be more trouble than we want.

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Robin Lee
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Age of consent as a law is specifically about sexual activity.

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Robin

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Kachina
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Nope, age of consent only involves the age you can consent to sexual activity, not dating or romantic relationships (or friendships).

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Sh0t1nTh3D4rk
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Thank you very much - I was stressing(:

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