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In Aotearoa New Zealand, there are three situations in which people cannot legally consent to sex.
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In Aotearoa New Zealand, the legal age of consent is 16 years old. The law protects young people from older people who might be trying to take advantage of them. It is not intended to punish young people who are thinking about doing sexual stuff. Both people must be 16 years of age or older to consent to sex. If you are under 16 it is best to wait to have sex.
People can't consent to sex if they are too drunk or high on drugs. Alcohol and drugs influence the way we communicate and think about sex. If you are unsure if someone is too drunk then it is best to wait until you are both sober. It is always the responsibility of the person initiating sex to make sure you are both sober.
If someone is forced or threatened it means they do not have a choice to have sex. This is not a free agreement together. Physical force is a type of force, but there is also emotional force, coercion, pressure and making someone feel like if they don’t do sexual stuff something bad might happen.