consenting adult


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consenting adult

n
(Law) Brit a male person over the age of sixteen, who may legally engage in homosexual behaviour in private
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By this standard, as long as they do not involve children, such practices as incest, polygamy, sadomasochism, oral sex, sodomy, orgies, and even prostitution should be legal, because they harm no one but their consenting adult practitioners and are, therefore, nobody's business.
The individual concerned was behind locked doors and certainly appears to be a consenting adult.
Webster was charged with a felony count of forced oral copulation under the color of authority and a misdemeanor charge of being a public employee who has sex with a confined consenting adult, according to court records.
DNA tests will decide which of the child-rapists - because, even in this anything-goes age, a girl of that age is not a consenting adult - is responsible.
Morally, government may not punish any person for seeking to commit suicide, nor may it punish any doctor, drug seller, or other party who aids a consenting adult in committing suicide.
A priest can be ex-communicated if he has sex with a consenting adult, but is protected for abusing children.
Hobson's other novels include The Trespassers (1943) and Consenting Adult (1975).
The Tenth Month (1971) deals with unwed mothers; Consenting Adult (1975), with homosexuality.
the promotion by Noda cabs makes free condoms available to consenting adult cab passengers, in an effort to encourage individuals to look after their sexual health.
Thoroughly documented, and presuming at least a British student's knowledge of the nineteenth century (the Labouchere amendment outlawing sex between consenting adult men, for example, is not defined), Mason argues that the Victorians were both more and less similar to us than we might suspect.
In polyamorous relationships and families, various arrangements of consenting adult men and women choose to love and support each other emotionally, spiritually, physically, and often financially.