As the age of sexual consent in the United Kingdom is 16, and in accordance with U. To ensure young people had time to consider their participation, we did not interview them on the day they were recruited, and we encouraged them to discuss their potential participation with anyone they wished. We also discussed our obligation to share with relevant authorities any disclosures relating to a child being harmed. Interview Methods In the in-depth interviews, we sought to elicit accounts of the meanings of various different sexual practices, whether or not our interviewees had personally experienced them. In the second interviews, we explored themes that had emerged from across the set of first interviews and issues specific to each participant. While we offered participants the option of being interviewed by a man, none elected to do so, and all said either that they were neutral or that they would prefer a female interviewer.