06-08-2009, 07:07 PM
It's statatory as far as I know. Maybe it's a specific term for where you live? In any case, the age of consent is sixteen in the UK, and 18 in a lot of other places, which is reasonable. But you should still make sure you're ready, both emotionally and physically, before you even think about it.
Also, if the thought of buying condoms in a shop or asking your doctor for the pill makes you either giggle or cringe with embarrassment, then you are not mature enough for sex.