Is love important at the age of 15

What, when, why? Teenagers and sex

It is true that many young people have sex for the first time when they are 16 or 17 years old, some later and some earlier. The important thing is that you want it. Age does not matter. Sex isn't compulsory just because you're in a relationship. It is also not a competition in which the fastest wins the first prize.

Sex is a private matter. You decide what and when to do with whom. If you don't want to do something, say no. Don't be persuaded just because you're in love.

And what if THE right day has come?

It can be a little romantic. How about a well-kept, quiet environment where you feel comfortable and are sure that nobody will disturb you?

Thousands of butterflies fly in the stomach, and the whole world is only pink in color. Nevertheless, a condom should not be missing to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Because: After the first time, life goes on and you don't want to regret what was so beautiful. In addition to the condom, there are also many other methods of contraception. However, many of them do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

Girls can also buy condoms. It may be that he "forgets" it. If you are a boy, it will certainly be an advantage if you have practiced with condoms on your own beforehand. Practice makes perfect, and it will make you feel a little more secure in an emergency.

From what age is sex allowed?

Aside from what you want and when you are ready for sex, there are still some laws in Switzerland that you should know about.

If you are younger than 16 years, you can have sex with people who are the same age or at most 3 years younger or older than you. Example: When you are 14 years old, you can share your first time with a girl * with a boy if that person is between 11 and 17 years old.

When you have reached the age of 16, you will reach sexual maturity: Now you can choose a sexual partner who is, for example, 16, 20, 30 or 50 years old: upwards it no longer matters for the law how big the age difference is. However, you still have to respect an age difference of up to 3 years downwards. For you as a 16-year-old the following applies: You can have sex with your partner if he * she is at least 13 years old.

Kissing, petting, petting

These age restrictions also apply to actions such as kissing, petting, or petting. As an 18-year-old, you can cuddle with a younger person if they are at least 15 years old. If, on the other hand, she is 14 years old and you get caught, then you could be punished (the older person is always punished, not the younger one), even if you are in love or if you were unaware of the age difference.


Stricter rules apply to caregivers: teachers, teachers and trainers can only have sex with supervised young people if they are at least 18 years old. If you are 16 years old and rave about your trainer or teacher, then he would be liable to prosecution for consenting to sexual activities with you.


With sexual maturity - from 16 - you can use prostitution. Those who provide the sexual services need to be sure that the client is no younger than 16.

On the other hand - if you use sexual services for a fee - you have to be sure that the prostitute is at least 18 years old. If she * he is younger and you don't know, you are still making yourself liable to prosecution. Prostituting yourself is therefore only allowed from the age of 18.

Sex photos and videos, sexting

"Pornography" is understood to mean sexual acts as well as photos or videos of completely or partially naked bodies.

The consumption of legal pornography is allowed in Switzerland at any age. Apart from the copyright, forwarding is legal if the recipient is at least 16 years old.

That means: You can be 12 years old and watch sex videos. You are not making yourself punishable for this. However, you are liable to prosecution if you show the sex video to another person who is younger than 16 years old.

Another example: If you are 15 years old and have received an “erotic” photo of your friend (one speaks of “sexting”), you are not liable to prosecution if you look at the photo. But your friend is liable to prosecution for sending you the photo. If you have now turned 16 and have only now received the «erotic» photo, your friend is not liable to prosecution. The only issue here is “what the law allows at what age”. Even if the recipient is 16 years old (or older), sexting can still cause serious problems: more on this here ...