You must be 16 or over in order to legally have sex.
‘Sex’ means penetrative sex, oral sex or masturbating together. It is the same for sex between a male and a female (heterosexual) and sex between two members of the same sex (gay).
Talk of sex is common among young people – you may feel pressured to do it because others are or you may just be curious to do it. Find out more summerofnoregrets.net/2017/07/20/age-of-consent/