consenting adult

noun

law
: a person who is legally considered old enough to decide to have sex : an adult who has consented to have sex

Examples of consenting adult in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2023 Sleep with any consenting adult who'll have you. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 13 Feb. 2023

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“Consenting adult.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consenting%20adult. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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