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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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Some of the acts formerly listed by the CPS were legal to perform with a consenting adult, but illegal to document with video or photography.
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.
Under the tagline 'Going back for a coffee?' 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.
Texas is the very thought that in the United States in the 21st century, you can get arrested for having sex in your bedroom with a consenting adult. The two men challenging the law, John Lawrence and Tyron Gardner, were briefly jailed and fined $200 each after being caught flagrante delicto in Lawrence's unlocked apartment, which the police entered on a neighbor's false tip about an intruder.
The individual concerned was behind locked doors and certainly appears to be a consenting adult.