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I am 15 and had sex with my uncle

Your Question

I am 15 years old girl and I had sex with one of my uncles. It didn’t feel right. Is it okay? I don’t know how to feel

Answer

Hi there, 

Thank you for getting in touch with Ask Alex about what is going on for you. You have been so brave and courageous in doing so. We know this can be a really hard thing to do especially when we do not understand our feelings themselves. 

We would be very concerned to hear that you had sex with your uncle and that you are 15. The legal age of consent in Ireland is 17, although we do not know what age your uncle is this is a form of sexual abuse. There is a really good article on our Childline website www.childline.ie/what-is-sexual-abuse/ that you might like to look at. 

You are very welcome to talk to the Childline Team by phone on 1800 66 66 66, or through Purple Messenger on www.childline.ieanytime.  Childline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our services are free, non-judgmental, and confidential. Childline is here for you whenever you would like to talk or chat, and we really would love to listen to you. Childline offers you the space to talk about whatever you choose. You don’t need to have a problem to get in touch with us, but we are here for you then too. We will explore what options are available to you, and you can come back to us as many times as you feel you need to.   

Remember, you are not alone.  Take care of yourself, we hope to hear from you soon,    

Alex 

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