Foundation – Pre-course Materials

As a quick exercise to get you thinking here is a little quiz for you – nothing too taxing…

At what age sex quiz…


1. What is the current age of consent in the UK for:

  • heterosexual sex?
  • Gay sex?
  • Lesbian sex?

2. How old do you have to be to access emergency contraception (also known as the morning after pill or EHC)?

3. At what age can a young woman have an abortion without her parent’s consent or knowledge?

4. How old should you be buy condoms?

5. What is the average age in the UK for young people to lose their virginity?

6. How old do you have to be to legally watch porn?

7. How old do you need to be to buy a top shelf porn magazine from a newsagent?

8. How old do you have to be to send a ‘sext’ (a naked/sexual picture or film) message?

9. What age group are most at risk of suffering from domestic abuse?

  • 16-19
  • 20-25
  • 26-30
  • 31-35
  • 36-40
  • 40+

10. Where in Europe has the lowest age for sexual consent?


Might we also advise you to have a quick poke around the respect yourself website for young people as it is a great place to sign post young people to – and the Respect Yours Blog which should be your first port of call for information…