When “consensual” doesn’t necessarily mean “legal”

 

Genarlow Wilson, now 21, has had his sentence overturned thanks to the Georgia Supreme Court. If his name doesn’t sound familiar, his story might – he is the young man who, in 2005, was given a 10 year prison sentence for having consensual oral sex with a 15 year old girl when he was 17 years old. Read more here.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.