So consent (to engage in sex) is a hot-button issue these days. Questions of Who can consent? and When can someone consent? and, of course, What circumstances prevent someone from consenting?
The legal age of consent varies from state to state (in the US). In Texas, one must be 17 years of age to consent to enter into a sexual relationship. I’m not going to argue with the state of Texas on that…they made a law, it seems straightforward. Until you get to the part about how nude pictures of a 17 year old are considered child pornography. In other words, the same 17 year old who can legally consent to be in a sexual relationship can’t send his/her partner nude photos without said partner getting arrested for possession of child pornography.
So to recap, in Texas, it’s legal for a 17 year old to have sex (with any partner of their choosing) but it becomes a felony in the state of Texas for the same 17 year old to send a nude selfie.
I think the state of Texas needs to decide if 17 year olds are children or adults, because they can’t have it both ways.