It’s basically like a love doll and is built or moulded on real women weighing about 60kg,” Meyer was quoted as saying.
He says it’s like having someone to communicate with.
If you’re not, or you’re getting mixed signals, or you’re unsure, it’s your responsibility to stop what you’re doing. Some ways to check in could be by asking “do you feel like…”, “what do you want to do? A person can be charged with a sexual offence if they are involved in a sexual act that breaks these laws, even if the young person under the age of consent agreed to be involved.
These laws apply even if the people are in a relationship with each other. This means that it is against the law for anyone to have sex with someone who is under 17.
We all have the right to decide when, where, in what situation, and with who we would like to be sexual with.
For free and confidential counselling or support, call 1800 RESPECT (1800737732) We all have sexual rights and responsibilities.
The laws about consent apply to people of all sexes, genders, and sexualities.
“Some people put them in their kitchens or lounges and have conversations with them,” he said.
Meyer says the advantages of sex dolls outweigh the disadvantages in certain sectors of the population.
While it is less likely that police will charge two people who are, for example, both 16 and agree to have sex, if it looks like there may be a power imbalance, or things look more complex, they might still follow through with this.
If you’ve got questions about the law …The Legal Services Commission’s free Legal Help Line – telephone 1300 366 424.
If they’re not 18 or older, then the person in a position of power or authority is breaking the law.