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Legal age of consent in Thailand 16 or 18

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How can you refer to a 16 year old as a 'lady'?

They may occasionally appear/act like that, but both mentally and by most legal definitions they are a child.

A bit off subject but to compare worldwide

After some net research I find in the USA that with parent consent marriage laws in below states are :

Massachusetts male 14 & female 13

New Hampshire male 14 & female 13

Delaware & California NO RESTRICTIONS ON AGE

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As FiftyTwo stated in post #2, several countries' laws trump Thai laws for its citizens anywhere, wherever the former's laws are more restrictive.

Example: in the early-to-mid 2000s, U.S. AG Ashcroft established a new policy, warning that any American citizen anywhere, regardless of local laws, would be charged with Pedophilia-related crimes if he or she had sex with someone under the age of 18.

As far as I know, no succeeding AG has ever rescinded the policy, nor has anyone so-charged ever appealed their conviction up to the SCOTUS.

Surely this must be in regard to haing 'paid for' sex, not just having sex? As Rotary has highlighted, there are different ages of consent in different states, so if an American wanted to marry a Thai 17 year old (with her parents' permission) why wouldn't this be legal if it was legal in his home state?

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13 if they are your wife (with a judges permission)

15 if they are your gf (with parental permission)

20 if they are an employee

Remember, your own countries laws are also in effect, if you ever plan on returning there.

Wow! I want to read the law. Can somebody lead me there? I think 13 is too young but if the law says so then it is incredible. Even 15 leaves me thinking about the judgment of the law makers.

Where is the 18 year old come into play? No parental consent? You throw in employee for kicks?

You should do a Google on this - Thailand is nowhere near unique - eg. it is 14 in Germany and 13 in Spain - and several other countries have similarly surprising ages of consent - although usually with qualifications. However, several countries seem to be about to up these historic AOCs, possibly due to public concerns about the role of the internet.

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As FiftyTwo stated in post #2, several countries' laws trump Thai laws for its citizens anywhere, wherever the former's laws are more restrictive.

Example: in the early-to-mid 2000s, U.S. AG Ashcroft established a new policy, warning that any American citizen anywhere, regardless of local laws, would be charged with Pedophilia-related crimes if he or she had sex with someone under the age of 18.

As far as I know, no succeeding AG has ever rescinded the policy, nor has anyone so-charged ever appealed their conviction up to the SCOTUS.

Surely this must be in regard to haing 'paid for' sex, not just having sex? As Rotary has highlighted, there are different ages of consent in different states, so if an American wanted to marry a Thai 17 year old (with her parents' permission) why wouldn't this be legal if it was legal in his home state?

My understanding is that only Thai boys do not have to pay...whistling.gif

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13 if they are your wife (with a judges permission)
15 if they are your gf (with parental permission)
20 if they are an employee

Remember, your own countries laws are also in effect, if you ever plan on returning there.

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13 if they are your wife (with a judges permission)

15 if they are your gf (with parental permission)

20 if they are an employee

Remember, your own countries laws are also in effect, if you ever plan on returning there.

Wow! I want to read the law. Can somebody lead me there? I think 13 is too young but if the law says so then it is incredible. Even 15 leaves me thinking about the judgment of the law makers.

Where is the 18 year old come into play? No parental consent? You throw in employee for kicks?

Until age 20 children are the property of their parents in Thailand.

Also a law was brought in forbidding prostitution for the under 20s.

It used to be age 18 until they upped the age to 20, which is where I assume you heard 18 from.

An employee is someone you pay.

Traditional Thai judgement for getting a 13 year old pregnant, judge rules marry her or go to jail.

Prostitution is Ilegal in

Thailand.

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I would advise to be safe and get some counselling if you in fact want to have sex with what I consider a minor.

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13 if they are your wife (with a judges permission)

15 if they are your gf (with parental permission)

20 if they are an employee

Remember, your own countries laws are also in effect, if you ever plan on returning there.

Yes, and a good thing 'your own countries laws are in effect'. Would you even contemplate as an adult having sex with a young teenager in your own country ?? I don't think so.

In USA age of consent is established by each state. In many states the age of consent is below 18.

BTW, the age of sexual consent in the Vatican is 12.

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99% of guys who would be asking such a question, really shouldnt be.

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what if they have a fake ID?

I saw a girl a few years ago and her ID said 19 but later learned she was 15....

That was an eye opener.

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Age of consent in Thailand:

15 with parental consent

18 for all other "purposes"

freelance prostitution is legal in Thailand - this excludes pimping, running a "prostitution establishment" (i.e. where sex takes place on the premises), procuring, etc.

Thais acquire full legal capacity with 20 years, meaning any employment before that age requires parental consent, but for sex, whether paid for or not, the unrestricted age of consent is 18.

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I googled it for ya. Its simple and fast...and no need ask on the forum, as you get many answers that may not be right.

Thailand

The age of consent in Thailand is 15 (with the below caveat) as specified by article 279 of the Thai Criminal Code. The current legislation applies to all regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation.

However, parts of the Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act, which disallow any sexual contact with prostitutes under the age of 18, are widely interpreted by some local authorities to cover sexual acts classed as "obscenity for personal gratification". Also from the Penal Code Amendment Act of 1997 Section 283bis, having sex with a child under 18 is a compoundable offense even with the consent of that person. The parent or the child may file charges against the other side if he or she later regrets his or her own action. This ostensibly makes the Thai unfettered age of consent 18.

Taken from the Website.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_consent_in_Asia#Thailand

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13 if they are your wife (with a judges permission)

15 if they are your gf (with parental permission)

20 if they are an employee

Remember, your own countries laws are also in effect, if you ever plan on returning there.

Yes, and a good thing 'your own countries laws are in effect'. Would you even contemplate as an adult having sex with a young teenager in your own country ?? I don't think so.

In USA age of consent is established by each state. In many states the age of consent is below 18.

BTW, the age of sexual consent in the Vatican is 12.

Is it?

Can you please refer to the source?

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13 if they are your wife (with a judges permission)

15 if they are your gf (with parental permission)

20 if they are an employee

Remember, your own countries laws are also in effect, if you ever plan on returning there.

Wow! I want to read the law. Can somebody lead me there? I think 13 is too young but if the law says so then it is incredible. Even 15 leaves me thinking about the judgment of the law makers.

Where is the 18 year old come into play? No parental consent? You throw in employee for kicks?

Until age 20 children are the property of their parents in Thailand.

Also a law was brought in forbidding prostitution for the under 20s.

It used to be age 18 until they upped the age to 20, which is where I assume you heard 18 from.

An employee is someone you pay.

Traditional Thai judgement for getting a 13 year old pregnant, judge rules marry her or go to jail.

Prostitution is Ilegal in

Thailand.

As others have already pointed out, that's not the case. However, engaging the services of a prostitute aged below 18 is illegal.

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Still not as bad as the 70+ year old asking on Thai Visa about living/ marrying a 15 year old.. Talk about a very sick old man!!!

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My friend and I had a conversation about the age of consent on this subject so I decided to ask this forum knowing I would get the answer here. My girlfriend is over 30. I am not interested in girls.

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As others have already pointed out, that's not the case. However, engaging the services of a prostitute aged below 18 is illegal.

Is engaging in the services of a prostitute over 18 legal?

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My friend and I had a conversation about the age of consent on this subject so I decided to ask this forum knowing I would get the answer here. My girlfriend is over 30. I am not interested in girls.

I guess the age of consent laws apply to boys too, so you should be fine.

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As others have already pointed out, that's not the case. However, engaging the services of a prostitute aged below 18 is illegal.

Is engaging in the services of a prostitute over 18 legal?

As long as it's not done in a promiscuous manner.

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Is engaging in the services of a prostitute over 18 legal?

As long as it's not done in a promiscuous manner.

correction: in a promiscuous manner that is indisposing for the public.

if there is no public, there is no offense.

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