The Number 10 Policy unit has made suggestions including lowering the age of consent to 14 and allowing public nudity as changes to personal freedoms, but these have been dismissed by Prime Minister David Cameron as not yet suitable for the UK, and this has been agreed by Nick Clegg, whose spokesperson said that it had had no political input into it.

The age of consent for heterosexual sex has been 16 since 1875, but many people argue that the criminalisation of sex below this age makes it harder for young people to access birth control, sexual health advice and other safeguards that could be put in place.

Better2Know believes that regular STD testing is important if you have had any unprotected sex.

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