Any sexual activity without your agreement is unlawful. The legal age for consent for having sex in Queensland is This strict age limit is in place to help protect you from harm. Find out more about when I can have sex. If someone tries to have sex with you without your agreement this may be considered sexual assault or rape and you should report it to the police. You can also get support from a range of sexual assault support services.
Sexual behaviour in children
Understanding Sexual Behaviour in Children | NSPCC
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Autistic teenagers develop sexually in the same way as other teenagers do, but they might need extra help to build the social skills and understanding that go along with sexual development. Your child will be more or less interested in sex and sexuality — just like other children the same age. Your child can develop romantic relationships too, which might or might not be sexual. Some teenagers are sexually attracted to people of the opposite gender, some are attracted to people of the same sex, and some are bisexual.
If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support. Call us or email help nspcc. Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help. Advice for parents on healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviour in children and teenagers, including what to do if you're worried.