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Minimum Legal Age of Consent - Male

Minimum Legal Age of Consent - Male
Country nameMale-Female sexMale-Male SexNote
Afghanistan16Illegal
Albania1414
Algeria16Illegal
American Samoa1515
Andorra1616
Angola12Illegal
Antigua and Barbuda1616
Argentina1313For those 13-16, restrictions include abuse, violence, threat, coercion, or harassment in a relationship of dependence, authority or power, or by taking advantage of the fact that the minor, for any reason, couldn’t freely give consent.
Armenia1616
Aruba1616
Australian Capital Territory1616
New South Wales & Norfolk Is.1616
Northern Territory1616
Queensland1618Sodomy (or in this case, anal sex) is not permitted with any person under the age of 18, regardless of gender or what position is taken by which individual
South Australia1717
Tasmania1717
Victoria1616
Western Australia1616
Austria1418if one of the partners is younger than 16 years of age and “not sufficiently mature to understand the significance of the act”, then the act is punishable.
Azerbaijan1616
Bahamas, The1618
Bahrain16Illegal must be married; If the female is under 16 he will have a capital punishment or life imprisonment.
BangladeshN/A Illegal
Barbados16Illegal
Belarus1616
Belgium1616
Belize16Illegal
Bermuda1618
BeninN/A Legal
Bhutan18Illegal
Bolivia1616must be married
Bosnia and Herzegovina1616
Botswana14Illegal
Brazil1414Illegal for military gay men & lesbians; only individuals aged 18 or older can be legally charged, once this is the Brazilian age of criminal responsibility according to the Federal Constitution
Brunei16Illegal
Bulgaria1414
Burkina Faso1313
Burma14Illegal
Burundi18Illegal
Cambodia16N/A
Cambodia1616
Cameroon21Illegal but 18 if married
Canada1618Gay men are allowed in the military.
Cape VerdeN/A Legal
Cayman IslandsN/A N/A
Central African RepublicN/A Legal
ChadN/A 21
Chile1418
China1414
Hong Kong1616
Macau16N/A
Colombia1414
Cook Islands16Illegal
Costa Rica1818
Côte d'Ivoire1515
Croatia1414
Cuba1616
Cyprus1317 (Illegal in north)
Czech Republic1515
Congo, Democratic Republic of the18Illegal
Denmark1515
Dominica16N/A
Dominican Republic1818
Netherlands Antilles1616
Ecuador1414
Egypt18Illegal
El Salvador18N/A
Equatorial Guinea18N/A
Eritrea18Illegal
Estonia1414
Ethiopia15Illegal
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)1616
Faroe Islands1515
Fiji1616 (unofficial)
Finland1616
Macedonia [FYROM]1616
France1515
French Guiana1515
French Polynesia1616
Gabon1818
Gambia, The16Illegal
South Georgia and the Islands1616
Germany1418it is illegal for someone aged over 21 to have sex with someone under 16
Ghana16Illegal
Gibraltar1618
Greece1515“Seduction” of a male younger than 17 could be punished by 3 months-to-5 years prison.
Greenland1515
Grenada17Illegal
Guam1616
Guadeloupe1515
Guatemala1818
Guernsey1616
Guinea15Illegal
Guyana16Illegal
Haiti1818
Honduras1515law does not provide a minimum age for sex, by analogy with other laws in the country could deduce that the minimum age is 15 years under the fact that sex with a child under 14 years, although they are voluntary, will always be considered rape.
Hungary1414
Iceland1515
India1618
Indonesia1918
IranMust be married Illegal
Iraq18N/A
Ireland1717
Isle of Man1616
Israel14-16 14-16 as long as the male is less than 3 years older than the female, and both sides agree and do it willingly
Italy1414
Jamaica16Illegal
Japan13-18 13-18 Although the age of sexual consent in Japan is 13 years of age, prefecture law usually overrides federal law, raising the age up to 18. The legal age of consent for sex in Tokyo and Nagano is 13, not 18 like the rest of the country.
Jersey1616
Jordan1616
Kazakhstan18N/A
Kenya18Illegal
KuwaitMust be marriedIllegal
KyrgyzstanN/A N/A
Laos15N/A
Latvia1614Sexual activities that do not involve vaginal intercourse can occur from age 14
Lebanon18Illegal If the partners are married to one another they can have sexual relations at 15
Lesotho14N/A
Liberia16Illegal
Libya18Illegal
Liechtenstein1414
Lithuania1414
Luxembourg1616
Madagascar2121
Mali16N/A
Malta1818
Malaysia16Illegal
Marshall Islands1616
Martinique1515
Mauritius15Illegal
Mexico12-1812-18In Mexico the federal law varies according to the age gap between partners and is often overruled by regional laws.
Moldova1414
Monaco1515
Mongolia16N/A
Montenegro1414
Morocco15Illegal
Mozambique16Illegal
Namibia16Illegal
Nepal16N/A
Netherlands1616
Netherlands Antilles1616
New Caledonia1616
New Zealand1616
NicaraguaN/A N/A
Niger1321
Nigeria13Illegal
Korea, North1717 (unofficial)
Norway1616
OmanMust be married Illegal
PakistanMust be married Illegal
Panama1818
Papua New Guinea14Illegal In Papua New Guinea, anal sex is illegal in all cases.
Paraguay1416
Peru1414
Philippines1818
Poland1515
Portugal1616
Puerto Rico1414
QatarMust be married Illegal
Réunion1616
Romania1515
Russia1616
Rwanda1818
San Marino1414
Saudi ArabiaMust be married Illegal
Senegal13Illegal
Serbia1414
Singapore16Illegal
Slovakia1515
Slovenia1515
SomaliaN/A Illegal
South Africa1616
Korea, South1313
Spain1313
Sri Lanka16Illegal
Saint Kitts and Nevis14N/A
Saint Lucia1616
Saint MartinN/A N/A
SudanMust be married Illegal
Suriname1618
Sweden1515
Swaziland18Illegal
Switzerland1616
Syria15Illegal
Taiwan1616
Tajikistan17N/A
Tanzania18Illegal
Thailand1818
Togo14Illegal
Tonga16Illegal
Trinidad and Tobago16Illegal
Tunisia20Illegal
Turkey1818
Turkmenistan16Illegal
TuvaluN/A Illegal
Uganda18Illegal
Ukraine1616
United Arab Emirates18Illegal Married
United Kingdom1616
England1616
Wales1616
Northern Ireland1717
Scotland1616
Uzbekistan16Illegal
Uruguay1515
Vanuatu1616
Holy See (Vatican City)12N/A
Venezuela1616
Vietnam1818
Samoa16Illegal
YemenMust be married Illegal
Zambia16Illegal
Zimbabwe16Illegal
Alabama1616
Alaska1616
Arizona1818
Arkansas1616
California1818
Colorado1717
Connecticut1616
District of Columbia1616
Delaware1818but it is legal for teenagers aged 16 and 17 to engage in sexual intercourse as long as the older partner is younger than 30
Florida1818
Georgia1616
Hawaii1616
Idaho1818
Illinois1717
Indiana1616
Iowa1616
Kansas1616
Kentucky1616
Louisiana1717
Maine1616
Maryland1616
Massachusetts1616
Michigan1616
Minnesota1616
Mississippi1616
Missouri1717
Montana1616
Nebraska1717
Nevada1616
New Hampshire1616
New Jersey1616
New Mexico1717
New York1717
North Carolina1616
North Dakota1818
Ohio1616
Oklahoma1616
Oregon1818
Pennsylvania1616
Rhode Island1616
South Carolina1616
South Dakota1616
Tennessee1818
Texas1717
Utah1818
Vermont1616
Virginia1818
Washington1818
West Virginia1616
Wisconsin1818
Wyoming1818
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