The 9 Sex Laws You Need To Know

'Cos it's always good and safe to know what's legal and illegal!

1. The law that allows you to receive treatment if you’ve had an abortion.

The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012. Note though that abortion is still illegal and punishable by law.

2. The law that mandates giving free contraceptives and family planning services to less fortunate men and women.

The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012. 

3. The law that states rape is a crime.

Anti-Rape Law. A sexual act is counted as rape when:

- It is done through force or threat.

- The victim is deprived of reason or he/she is unconscious.

- The victim is deceived so he/she could be taken advantage of.

- The victim is under 12 years old.

4. The law that penalizes sexual harassment in the work place.

Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995.

5. The law that says you and your lover can be killed by your husband.

Article 247 of the Revised Penal Code.

For it to apply, all these elements have to be present:

- You are legally married.

- You’re caught having sex with your lover.

- You and your lover are either killed or injured.

- You’re killed or injured while having sex or immediately after.

6. The law that says if you’re under 18 but above 12, you can’t have sex with an adult man.

What’s done to you is called qualified seduction, which is punishable under the Revised Penal Code.

Other details, apart from your age, for the law to apply:

- You must be of “good reputation,” (meaning you’re not known to be a prostitute), single, or a widow.

- You were fooled into having sex with the adult man. (Usually through promises of marriage in the future.)

7. The law that says you can sue your guy.

Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC) Law

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You can sue your guy if he committed the following:

- Harmed you physically.

- Raped you.

- Caused you mental or emotional suffering (stalks you, publicly humiliates you, curses you repeatedly, threatens to harm you).

8. The law that says you can’t have sex in public.

Anti-Obscenity And Pornography Act Of 2008. This includes having sex within public view.

9. The law that says you can’t get a massage from a minor.

Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act. You'll be charged with an attempt to commit child prostitution if you receive such services in a massage clinic, health club, and other similar establishments.

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