Minor may also be used in contexts unconnected to the overall age of majority.For example, the drinking age in the United States is usually 21, and people below this age are sometimes called minors in the context of alcohol law even if they are older than 18.She just doesnt want me to regret anything and doesnt want me growing up to fast.So she is on the fence about it and he isnt interested in sex because we have talked about it and i dont want to have sex with him before being 18. but honestly i dont know if i want to wait that long. (2) intentionally or knowingly: - has sex with a child- (c) In this section: (1) "Child" means a person younger than 17 years of age. Notice it states that a child is younger than 17, so any 17 year old or older person can have sex with a 99 year old if that is what they like. I know you stated that you are not interested in sex, but there seems to be a misconception concerning the law and 17 year olds in Texas.
Some states, including Michigan and Georgia, set a definite age of consent.
In many countries, including Australia, India, Philippines, Brazil, Croatia, and Colombia, a minor is defined as a person under the age of 18.
In the United States, where the age of majority is set by the individual states, minor usually refers to someone under the age of 18, but can in some states be used in certain areas (such as casino gambling, handgun ownership and the consuming of alcohol) to define someone under the age of 21.
The penalties can be VERY severe (and have lifelong effects) for the "adult" party.
Before beginning or continuing a relationship that you, yourself, identify as minor & adult, you had better look CLOSELY into your particular state's laws.