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Underage sex

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What happens if 2 14 year olds have sex


Hi there, welcome to Ask Alex,

We’re glad you reached out with your question—it shows a lot of courage to talk about these things. It’s completely normal to have questions about relationships and sex, especially at your age.

If two 14-year-olds decide to have sex, there are some important things to consider. Firstly, it’s essential to understand that the age of consent in Ireland is 17. This means that engaging in sexual activity before reaching this age is against the law. It’s important to respect the legal boundaries in place to protect everyone involved.

We understand that exploring intimacy and relationships is a natural part of growing up, but it’s so important to prioritise safety, consent, and emotional readiness. Before taking any steps, it’s helpful to educate yourself about consent, contraception, and the potential consequences of sexual activity. Websites like B4uDecide offer reliable information and resources to help you make informed choices.

If you ever feel uncertain or have questions about relationships, sex, or anything else, remember that you’re not alone. Childline is here for you 24/7, offering confidential and non-judgmental support. You can reach out to us anytime by freephone at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at We’re here to listen and support you through any challenges you may face.

Please look and read the articles on the B4uDecide website before making any decisions with your partner. Remember, we are her for you if you have any questions that you feel you cannot ask an adult in your life.

Take care of yourself,


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