consenting adults

consenting adults
   male homosexuals over the age of 18 who engage in sexual acts with each other
   British law concerns itself less with female homosexuality:
    Two consenting adults had been ejected from the gents. (Sharpe, 1975 — they were not consenting to their ejection)

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  • Consenting Adults — Infobox Film name = Consenting Adults caption = director = Alan J. Pakula writer = Matthew Chapman starring = Kevin Kline Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Kevin Spacey Rebecca Miller producer = Alan J. Pakula David Permut music = Michael Small… …   Wikipedia

  • Consenting Adults (1992 film) — Consenting Adults Theatrical release poster Directed by Alan J. Pakula Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Consenting adults (disambiguation) — Consenting adults can refer to: Consent (criminal law), in particular in the case of sexual consent between two adults Consenting Adults (1992 film), a 1992 American thriller film, directed by Alan J. Pakula Consenting Adults (BBC), a 2007 BBC… …   Wikipedia

  • Consenting Adults (BBC) — For the 1992 thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula, see Consenting Adults (1992 film). Consenting Adults Genre Drama Written by Julian Mitchell Directed by Richard Curson Smith Starring …   Wikipedia

  • consenting adult — noun An adult who consents to something, esp a sexual relationship • • • Main Entry: ↑consent * * * noun, pl ⋯ adults [count] law : a person who is legally considered old enough to decide to have sex : an adult who has consented to have sex * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Consenting Adult Action Network — The Consenting Adult Action Network (CAAN) is a grassroots network of individuals in the United Kingdom that was formed in 2008 to protest and oppose laws restricting activities between consenting adults, most notably the criminalisation of… …   Wikipedia

  • adults — n. consenting adults * * * consenting adults …   Combinatory dictionary

  • consenting adult — UK [kənˌsentɪŋ ˈædʌlt] / US [kənˌsentɪŋ əˈdʌlt] noun [countable] Word forms consenting adult : singular consenting adult plural consenting adults someone who is legally old enough and is willing to take part in an activity, especially a sexual… …   English dictionary

  • consenting — [[t]kənse̱ntɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A consenting adult is a person who is considered to be old enough to make their own decisions about who they have sex with. What consenting adults do in private is their own business …   English dictionary

  • consenting — adjective Willing and able to give consent. The law prohibits payment for sex, even between consenting adults …   Wiktionary

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