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It is now illegal for adults in Canada to have sex with a partner under the age of 16, one of the new provisions of the Tories' violent crime law that came into effect on Thursday.
The Tackling Violent Crime Act raises the legal age of sexual consent in Canada to 16 from 14, the first time it has been raised since 1892.
But the law includes a "close-in-age exception," meaning 14- and 15-year-olds can have sex with someone who is less than five years older.
The Tories said they raised the age, in part, to deal with internet predators. The new law puts Canada's age of consent in line with those in Britain, Australia and most of the United States.
I was about to turn 31 when I started dating my wife, she was 19, If I leave it there I am sure some people will jump to conclusions.
originally posted by: Kuroodo
Pedophiliais a mental disorder where people are attracted to children. The keyword is children, not adolescents. This would mean people below the age of 12 or generally pre-pubescents
A hebephile is a person attracted to children starting puberty and adolescents, so around the age 11-14. I think this one is not a mental disorder by fact (a study I read) and only make sense if you look at human nature and the natural purpose of life.
Ephebophilia is when you are attracted to adolescents between age 15-19. Attraction to this makes even more sense for the things stated above.
So the answer, when does it stop being pedophilia? When they're out of puberty.