I found this interesting Age of consent I love learning about international facts and figures comparisons. In this case i was not at all surprised that gay sex is illegal in the middle east (except for Israel and Jordan) and for most of north and east africa. I wonder if there could ever be a universal age amongst nations. My eyes practically popped their sockets when i saw Spain's.....13 regardless of orientation....it seems sooooo young, can anyone verify this is true (could not find date of information on site). I always thought that 18 is a good age but 16 makes sense as it marks the mid-teens, any thoughts?