We are also not talking here about the additional laws applying to sex that is filmed, photographed or distributed online or by phone (for that see our Queensland page).They exist to balance your human right to choose when and with who you will have sex and your human right, as a child or young person, to be protected from sexual abuse, particularly by adults. On this page, sex means when a penis is fully or partially inside another person’s vagina, anus or mouth AND ALSO when another part of a person’s body (e.g.If you have been sexually abused, the experience and impact of that will be different for you than for anyone else, but whatever your reaction, it is a normal response to an extreme situation. finger, tongue) or an object is fully or partially inside another person’s vagina or anus. So, sex here means sexual penetration – we are not talking here about kissing or touching that does not involve sexual penetration.Maddy was also given referrals to local services she could contact if she wanted to discuss safe sex.imposing limitations on when and with who you can have sex.When the law is broken, the police and courts may get involved.There are services that can help you with how you’re feeling, safe sex, relationships, sexual abuse and the law.
In Queensland, it is against the law for anyone under the age of 18 to have anal sex.
If you feel unsure about someone’s age, it is always good to check.
We advised Maddy that she is under the general age of consent for sex in Queensland (there are multiple ages of consent in Queensland and they apply equally to straight and lesbian sex but different if you wish to engage in anal sex).
She was told that even if she is willing to have sex with her girlfriend, it is still against the law for her girlfriend to have sex with her.
Her girlfriend (not Maddy) could face a serious criminal charge, jail and be placed on the sex offender register.
Maddy was also told that once she turns 16, she and her girlfriend can have sex legally in Queensland.