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PinkSquidlet
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My boyfriend and I have been dating for over a year now and are seriously thinking about having sex for the first time. One thing we're unsure of is whether it will be legal!

I turned 18 last week and my boyfriend is almost 4 months younger than I am. I've looked up the Age of Consent laws for our state [Utah] and no site can seem to decide what the age is for boys to legally consent.

Is there any definitive answer to this? Should I just wait the 4 months for him to turn 18 to be safe?

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Heather
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Here you go, Pink: http://www.ageofconsent.com/utah.htm

You're absolutely fine so far as the law goes. In fact, Utah (and this doesn't surprise me) has one of the longest grace periods per the age of the older partner for those who are 16 and up. As long as a person is less than ten years older, it's okay.

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Yay! Thank you! [Big Grin]
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