So in NY the age of consent is 17. But what exactly is considered sex? Like would a handjob be illegal between a 17 and 16 year old?
Read Penal Law section 130.00 for the definitions.
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Yes it would be. Basically everything is covered. Sexual contact is defined as the touching of the intimate parts for sexual gratification. And that includes through clothing too, so "dry humping" is included. Basically, if someone is less than 17 you cannot have a sexual relationship whatsoever with that person. No loopholes.
Like would a handjob be illegal between a 17 and 16 year old? Yes, but what exactly do you mean by handjob?
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