Wierd But True Sex Laws Part 3
~ In Nevada prostitution is legal.
~ A man can be incarcerated for from one-to-10 years in an Arizona or
Washington, D.C., prison for causing his wife to be a prostitute.
~ A man can also get 10 years in Arkansas and 20 years in Maine and Michigan
for placing "his spouse in a brothel." In Missouri, it's a "high misdemeanor" for a fellow
to "force" his wife to sell sexual services on the streets.
~ Don't import an Asian woman and make her a prostitute in California. If you're
caught, you could get a year in prison and a $500 fine.
~ Buckfield, Maine, has a rather unusual law regarding cab drivers and sex. The
legislation declares that no taxi driver "will be allowed" to charge a fare to any
passenger who gives him sexual favors" in return for a ride home from a nightclub
or other "establishment which serves alcoholic beverages," or any "place of
business" selling liquor.
~ Carlsbad, New Mexico, retains a law making it illegal under certain conditions
for couples to have sex in a parked vehicle during their lunch break from work.
The car or van must have tightly drawn curtains to stop strangers from peeking
inside while the activity is taking place.
~ An old law in Cattle Creek, Colorado bans a man or his wife from making love
while bathing in any lake, river or stream.
~ It's against the law in Beanville, Vermont, for a road map to be printed and sold or
given away if it contains advertising of a "lewd or lascivious nature." The ban
specifically includes ads for massage parlors and hot tubs, as both are believed to
be of a "sensual bent."
~ It's against the law to make love to a virgin, whatever the circumstances, anywhere
in the state of Washington. According to the wording of the legislation, it's a major
crime even to marry and then spend the night with a virgin bride in that city.
~ In Anniston, Alabama an old ordinance bans women from using promises of
certain physical activities to pay off a bet on a match they are playing. Nor may
they initiate sex while hanging around a pool hall.
~ Women who go out on the streets alone at night in Kansas City, Kansas,
can be arrested under an obscure 1901 city ordinance. Any unattended females
can be picked up by the police if they are "in the streets or any public place
without lawful business and without giving a good accounting of themselves."
~ The city of Cottonwood, Arizona banned people from having sex in a vehicle with
"flat wheels." If the vehicle with flat wheels is parked, and you're caught making
love in the front seat, it's a $25 fine. But if you're caught playing around while in the
back seat, the fine is doubled.
~ Connecticut still retains an old law forbidding any kind of "private sexual
behavior between consenting adults." This odd law makes absolutely no
distinction between married and single couples.
~ The Louisiana House of Representatives hurriedly approved a unique anti-streaking
law. Under it, streakers can be sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary
and given a $2,000 fine for streaking "while intending to arouse the desires of minors." Streaking with only the "intent of arousing sexual desire" brings a violator a $100 fine
and one year in prison.
~ In Nebraska, buggery, or anal copulation, can bring a whopping 20 years in
the penitentiary. And buggery in Pennsylvania can bring transgressors a $5,000
fine and 10 years at hard labor.
~ South Carolina's Code of Laws 16-412 includes "the abominable crime of buggery."
A $500 fine and five years in prison are the punishment.
~ Buggery in Maryland brings a one-to-10-year prison term.
~ Anyone in Kansas caught engaging in this activity (anal sex) draws a maximum
sentence of six months in jail.
~ Indiana and Wyoming both have laws against anyone's enticing, alluring, instigating,
or helping a person under 21 to masturbate. This activity is known in legal circles
as an act of "self pollution."
~ Michigan law prescribes five years in prison for a man who engages "in acts of
gross indecency, either in public or private." This includes mutual masturbation
by two men or the simple act of solitary masturbation.
~ New Jersey law threatens men with a three-year sentence for "mutual masturbation."
The law covers anyone "who, in private, is a party to an act of lewdness or
sexual indecency with another."
~ No one may have sex while riding in the sidecar of a motorcycle in Norfolk, Virginia,
where an old ordinance outlaws anyone from doing so while cruising down a
~ Procuring or employing an Alabama girl from 10 to 18 years old for prostitution brings
a relatively mild $300 to $500 fine and six months in jail.
~ Prostitutes in South Dakota are still prohibited from plying their trade out of a
~ It's "an excusable act of passion" in Colombia, South America, for a man to murder
his wayward wife when he finds the woman in bed with her lover. If the
husband "personally witnesses the corrupt sexual activity," he's allowed to shoot
his unfaithful spouse. Such adultery-related homicides aren't even prosecuted.
~ Censorship laws in Brazil are strict. Explicit guidelines govern pornography.
No newspaper, magazine, or book is allowed to discuss any aspect of homosexuality.
Pictures of nude couples can't be included in any publication. No photographs even
"suggesting" sexual activity are allowed. Banned, too, are photos of women attired
in bikinis or short-shorts. And no more than one bare female breast may legally
be shown on any given page of a newspaper, magazine, book, or other publication.
~ The use of chili sauce and similar hot spices on jail and prison food is outlawed in Peru.
An edict was handed down by the Interior Minister because these items were claimed
to "have aphrodisiac qualities" and would "arouse sexual desires."
~ Don't try to fool around while skinny-dipping anywhere near Georgetown, Guyana.
Getting caught while bathing in the nude is punishable with a coat of fresh paint.
The bathers are then taken to the outskirts of Georgetown and left to fend
for themselves. The law is even tougher in its effort to discourage people from having
sex while skinny-dipping. The lovers are first given a coat of paint, then both parties
"will be attached to an ass and taken on a tour of the village." Finally, they'll be
dropped at the edge of town and told in no uncertain terms to not bother coming
~ Sodomy has long been a serious offense in Peru. A person who has engaged in it
is first dragged through the streets on a rope. Hanging comes next. Finally, the
corpse is burned while fully clothed.
~ Cautin Province in Chile has an edict banning the hanging on the walls of Playboy
centerfolds and other sexy pinups in any home or public building. The reason
according to this decree? "It's more worthwhile to admire a good landscape than
a photograph of a naked woman."
~ In Paramaribo, Suriname, a man who rapes a single woman won't be punished�
if the rape victim agrees to marry her attacker.
~ Featherbeds were long ago outlawed in Buenos Aires, Argentina because "such
an indulgence induces and encourages lascivious feelings."
~ The alpaca (a variety of llama) appears to be the most popular four-legged bedmate
for many single Peruvian guys. So prevalent, apparently, is this sexual deviance that
an old law still outlaws the activity. Unmarried young men are prohibited from even
having a female alpaca live in their homes or apartments.
~ The law in Guatemala pulls no punches in dealing with single women who have
been accused of illicit lovemaking. Supposed female "fornicators," when seen in
the streets, are to be stopped, spat upon, and beaten by the citizens of the
community Single men aren't punished at all when they've been caught in the act.
~ It's against the law in Belize for any man to have sex with or marry his own aunt.
Masked vigilantes are allowed to take the law into their own hands and severely
punish the lawbreaker, who is tied to a tree and then flogged.
~ Passionate kissing in public places has been outlawed in Sorocaba, Brazil. The
specific kind of kiss that was banned was "the cinematographic kiss, in which
salivas mix to swell the sensuality."
~ Panama doesn't mess around when it comes to homosexuals and homosexuality.
The law declares, "If any one of these males who commit this vile practice against
nature with other males, he shall be degraded, and shall remain in perpetual exile."
The penalty meted out for homosexual behavior is castration. The law also covers
people who aren't homosexual themselves but associate with homosexuals. "Guilt
by association" brings a penalty of a shaven head, one hundred lashes, and
~ The law in Honduras doesn't prohibit homosexuality, yet neither does it condone
the practice. Sodomy, however, is strictly banned regardless of whether it's
homosexual or heterosexual.
~ A man in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, is required by law to divorce his wife as soon as
he discovers that she's committed adultery. He's in serious trouble should he fail to
do so; the hapless husband may then be prosecuted for his unwillingness to take
the proper and necessary course of action. A wife, on the other hand, is not permitted
to divorce her husband when he's caught in bed with another woman. Such things
are simply to be expected when it comes to men, says the law.
~ Peru still keeps on the books an old piece of legislation that dates all the way
back to 1583. Passed by the Third Provisional Council of Lima, it states, "If there
is anyone among you who commits sodomy, sinning with another man, or with a boy,
or with a beast...Let it be known that it carries the death penalty."
~ In Uruguay, a husband who catches his spouse in bed with another man is given
an option under the current law. He has the right to kill both the wayward wife and
her lover�or he can choose to slice off his wife's nose and castrate her lover.
~ It's a violation of the law in Valparaiso, Chile, for any man to marry a certain kind
of woman�he must never take for his bride a woman who has committed adultery.
Such a woman is to be condemned forever.
~ A married woman in La Paz, Bolivia, is not allowed to drink more than a tiny bit of
wine. One who does is considered by law to be morally and sexually lax, and
her husband may divorce her for one sip too many.
~ A married woman in Venezuela may be accused of committing adultery, but a
simple unsubstantiated accusation isn't enough to merit her punishment. All the
woman has to do is "swear" her innocence and she's cleared of all charges.
~ Masturbation is outlawed in French Guiana because of the "danger it presents to
the masturbator." The law notes that such a physical act "is recognized as a
common cause of insanity." Ridiculous? Well, it wasn't but a few years ago that
young people in the United States were taught that masturbation would make them
~ El Salvador certainly isn't the best place for a married woman to have a fling.
Any "married woman who lies with the male who is not her husband" can get a
six-year prison term and a $30 fine. The amount of the fine is awarded to the
woman's husband as his indemnity!
~ A husband in Honduras is guilty of adultery only when he has a mistress and when
he "keeps her in a notorious manner."
~ A person can be arrested in San Jose, Costa Rica, for "keeping a common
bawdy house." Or he or she may be charged with "keeping a place...for the
practice of indecency."
~ A woman can legally be a prostitute in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. But it's against the law
for a prostitute to solicit customers on the streets or in other public places.
~ Having sex with a relative is a serious infraction in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
Anyone who violates this law is punished either by exile or by hanging.
This is the part three of a four part series on strange sex laws. This site has a shit load of them and I would like to post them all for you to see. They also have a lot of interesting sex toys and other fun adult novelties.