Posted by: confused | 2008/06/04

Legal age

Please help...i am in a situation. I am a 21 year old girl and have fallen inlove with a 16 year old girl. We are both lesbians and you would never say that she is 16. But i am worried about the age. If i persuit this can i be held up for anything. I dont know now with the law if she is underage. PLEASE HELP!!!!

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the legal age for consent for a sexual relationship in RSA is now 16 years old for people of all orientations. For further information and advice just to let you know that we have a gay and lesbian expert here at Health24 who you can post questions to.

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Posted by: baby kay | 2008/06/12

Thats a wierd Q!!
Age gap between 16 and 24 is quite big!!
Me and my bf have a age gap to i am 16 turning 17 and love my bf dearly which is 22!!

No One agreed about it but we fought for our love together and are extremely happy now!!

Good luck

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Posted by: subrino | 2008/06/10

can u pleas help me or is there another website that can help me???

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Posted by: subrino | 2008/06/10

hi teen expert i still havent gotten a reply to my question. please help me

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Posted by: subrino | 2008/06/09

hi im a 24 yr old guy. i have resently met this girl that is yunger than me she is 16 yrs old. and she wants to be in a relationship with me! but my ony problem is that i dont wanna be on the wrong side of the south-african law. and her pearants know about us too. please help

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