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Odd Sex Laws
Odd Sex Laws
The following are weird sex laws that are or were in place at one time or another.
~ In Florida, having sexual relations with a porcupine
~ In Tibet, many years ago, the law required all
women prostitute themselves. This was seen as
a way to gain sexual experience prior to marriage.
~ "Female breasts," according to the Arizona Supreme Court, don't constitute
"private parts" under state law.
~ The Asiatic Huns punished convicted male and adulterers with castration.
Female adulterers were merely cut in two.
~ The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia
~ The T'ang Dynasty Empress Wu Hu passed a special
law concerning oral sex. She felt that a woman
pleasuring a man represented the supremacy of the
male over the female. Therefore, she insisted all visiting male dignitaries show their respect by pleasuring her
orally when meeting. The empress would throw open her
robe and her guest would kneel before her and kiss her
~ In London, it's illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle.
~ There is, in fact, an Illinois law that prohibits a number of things–one of which is
a public erection, another is nude dancing. The prohibition against the public
erection has never been challenged in the Supreme Court, but the prohibition
against nude dancing has.
~ In 100 A.D., the Teutons, an Germanic tribe, would punish anyone caught as a
prostitute by suffocating them in excrement.
~ The vow of a Roman vestal virgin lasted 30 years. If she engaged in sex before then,
she was punished by being buried alive.
~ In 17th century Spain, it was illegal for anyone other than a woman's husband to
see her bare feet. A woman could freely expose her breasts, but feet were
considered sexual and had to be covered in the presence of men other than
~ The Romans would crush a first-time 's gonads between two stones.
~ In China, women are prohibited from walking around a
hotel room in the nude. A woman may be naked only
while in the bathroom.
~ The early Christian church forbade couples from having sex
on Wednesdays, Fridays and of course, Sundays.
~ In Pompeii, a special law was directed at prostitutes.
They had to dye their hair either blue, red or yellow in order
to be able to work.
~ In Indiana, mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a "tendency to habitually kiss
~ Six thousand years ago, Egyptians, the first to punish sex crimes with castration,
would completely castrate a male convicted of . A women found guilty of
adultery would find herself without a nose, the thinking being that without a nose,
it would be harder to find someone to share in her adulterous ways.
~ In Krakow, Poland it's not only a crime to have sex with animals, but three-time
offenders are shot in the head.
~ Up until 1884, a woman could be sent to prison for
denying a husband sex.
~ In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending
machines with one exception–prophylactics may
be dispensed from a vending machine only "in places
where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption
on the premises."
~ While not as extreme as the ancient Israelite punishment for adultery (stoning),
Greek men still had their fair share of discomfort when their pubic hair was removed
and a large radish was shoved up their rectum.
~ In Alabama, it's against the law for a man to seduce "a
chaste woman by means of temptation, deception, arts,
flattery or a promise of marriage."
~ In Nepal, Bangladesh and Macao it is against the law to view movies containing
simulated lovemaking or the pubic area of men and women. The law also does not
allow kisses to be shown in any film that includes actors from these three countries.
~ It's illegal to have sex with a corpse anywhere in the United States.
~ An 18th century French prostitute could be spared punishment if she were willing to
join the opera.
~ There are men in Guam whose full-time job it is to travel the countryside and
deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time.
~ Under the law in Guam, it is forbidden for virgins to marry.
~ In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but
may only do so with her bare hands. The husband's lover may be killed in any
~ An 18th century French prostitute could be spared punishment if she were willing to
join the opera.
~ In Mississippi, S & M is against the law. Specifically, "The depiction or description
of flagellation or torture by or upon a person who is nude or in undergarments or in
a bizarre or revealing costume for the purpose of sexual gratification."
~ During the Middle Ages, if you were guilty of bestiality you'd be burned at the stake,
along with the other party to your crime.
~ As recently as 1990, these states had laws against the use of dildos: Idaho, Utah,
Arizona, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia,
Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island and Washington D.C.
~ In Minnesota, it is illegal for any man to have
sexual intercourse with a live fish. Dead ones are apparently
~ In Detroit, couples are not allowed to make love in an automobile unless the act
takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple's own property.
~ In Oxford, Ohio, it's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front
of a man's picture.
~ An excerpt from Kentucky state legislation: "No female shall appear in a bathing
suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two
officers or unless she be armed with a club."
~ The only acceptable sexual position in Washington, D.C. is the missionary position.
Any other sexual position is considered illegal.
~ In Michigan a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's
~ It is illegal for any member of the Nevada legislature to conduct official business
wearing a penis costume while the legislature is in session.
~ In Ventura County, California cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without
~ Under Lebanese law, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the
animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is
~ A law in Fairbanks, Alaska does not allow moose
to have sex on city streets.
~ In Kingsville, Texas there is a law against two pigs
having sex on the city's airport property.
~ Women can sell items and be topless in Liverpool, England–but only in tropical
~ In the state of Texas it was a misdemeanor if two men engage in
oral sex and or anal sex.
* The Supreme Court overruled this law in 2003. The same law didn't apply to men
and women engaging in the same activity with each other.
~ In Romboch, Virginia, it is illegal to engage in sexual
activity with the lights on.
~ In the state of Utah, sex with an animal–
unless performed for profit–is not considered
sodomy and therefore is legal.
~ Anywhere in the U.S., it's illegal to use any live endangered species
(except for insects) in public or private sexual displays, shows or exhibits
depicting cross-species sex.
~ In the quiet town of Connorsville, Wisconsin, it's illegal for a man to shoot off a gun
when his female partner has an orgasm.
~ It is illegal for a man and woman to have sex "on the
steps of any church after the sun goes down"
in Birmingham, England.
~ In the state of Washington there is a law against having
sex with a virgin under any circumstances (including
the wedding night).
~ A Tremonton, Utah law states that no woman is allowed to have sex with a man
while riding in an ambulance. In addition to normal charges, the woman's name will
be published in the local newspaper.
~ It's against the law in Willowdale, Oregon, for a husband to curse during sex.
~ Sodomy laws have been repealed–or are ignored–in most states, but not Georgia,
where a man was sentenced to five years in prison for engaging in oral sex.
With his wife. With her consent. In their home.
~ An Oklahoma state representative once proposed a bill requiring that a man explain
the dangers of pregnancy and obtain a woman's written consent before the two
could legally engage in sexual intercourse.
~ In Oblong, Illinois, it's punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.
~ No man is allowed to make love to his wife with the smell of garlic, onions, or
sardines on his breath in Alexandria, Minnesota. If his wife so requests, law
mandates that he must brush his teeth.
~ Warn your hubby that after lovemaking in Ames, Iowa, he isn't allowed to take more
than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with you–or holding you in his arms.
~ Bozeman, Montana, has a law that bans all sexual activity between members of
the opposite sex in the front yard of a home after sundown–if they're nude.
~ An ordinance in Newcastle, Wyoming, specifically bans couples from having sex
while standing inside a store's walk-in meat freezer.
~ In hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, every room is required to have twin beds.
The beds must always be a minimum of two feet apart when a couple rents a room
for only one night. And it's illegal to make love on the floor between the beds.
~ The owner of every hotel in Hastings, Nebraska, is required to provide each guest
with a clean and pressed nightshirt. No couple, even if they are married, may
sleep together in the nude, nor may they have sex unless they are wearing one of
these clean, white cotton nightshirts.
~ An ordinance in Newcastle, Wyoming, specifically bans couples from having sex
while standing inside a store's walk-in meat freezer.
~ A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not
mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
~ In Norfolk, Virginia, a woman can't go out without wearing a corset. (There was a
civil-service job–for men only–called a corset inspector.)
~ In Merryville, Missouri, women are prohibited from wearing corsets because
"the privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman
should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male."
~ It's safe to make love while parked in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Police officers aren't
allowed to walk up and knock on the window. Any suspicious officer who thinks
that sex is taking place must drive up from behind, honk his horn three times
and wait approximately two minutes before getting out of his car to investigate.
~ A law in Helena, Montana, mandates that a woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on
at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.
~ Lovers in Liberty Comer, New Jersey, should avoid satisfying their lustful urges in a parked car. If the horn
accidentally sounds while frolicking behind the wheel of
a motor vehicle, the couple can face a jail term.
~ A Florida sex law: If you're a single, divorced, or widowed woman, you can't
parachute on Sunday afternoons.
~ Women aren't allowed to wear patent-leather shoes
in Cleveland, Ohio–the thinking is that a man might see the reflection of something he shouldn't.
~ Maryland prohibits the selling of condoms through vending machines in gas stations
and stores–with one major exception. Prophylactics may be dispensed by a vending machine only "in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on
~ Vending-machine condom sales are banned in such states as Hawaii,
Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
~ In Texas, no one other than a "registered pharmacist" may sell condoms or other
kinds of contraceptives "on the streets or other public places." No, not even
physicians. Anyone who tries to make a few extra bucks doing this will be
severely prosecuted for the dire act of "unlawfully practicing medicine."
~ Kentucky and Idaho limit condom sales to medical practitioners and licensed
pharmacists, but their license to sell the items may not be hung on a wall where
it can be seen by customers.
~ Maine licenses condom sellers and the license must always be on public display.
~ Nevada, with 35 legal bordellos, has no condom problem. The use of condoms in Nevada brothels is compulsory.
~ Both Indiana and Ohio have laws that prohibit male skating instructors from
having sexual relations with their female students. This misdeed, called "the
seduction of female students," is prosecuted as a felony. This statute applies
only to male teachers. It seems female skating instructors may have sex with
~ Authorities in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, passed a special piece of legislation
governing sexual activities in the toll-collection booths on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The law, which pertains only to female toll collectors, prohibits them from engaging
in sex with a truck driver in the confines of a booth.
~ The city fathers in Clinton, Oklahoma have banned local men from masturbating
while observing a couple making love in the back seat of a parked car in a
~ In North Carolina, it's illegal for a man to peep through a window at a woman–
yet it's not against the law for a woman to peep into a room occupied by a man.
(Nor is it a violation of the law if a man peeps at another man.)
~ Until the law was repealed in 1975, California husbands and wives could both get a
15-year penitentiary term for engaging in certain sexual practices. They were
specifically prohibited from engaging in any oral activities, even in the privacy of
their own bedroom.
~ In Skullbone, Tennessee, the law bans a woman from "pleasuring a man" while
he is sitting behind the wheel of any moving vehicle. Any man stopped and found
with the front of his pants undone can be fined a minimum of $50 and serve 30 days
~ In California, adultery is punishable by a $1,000 fine and/or one year in prison.
~ In Arkansas, offenders are fined a mere $20 to $100.
~ Single guys and gals caught in the act of sex in Michigan can be fined as much
as $5,000, and they could be sentenced to as many as five years in prison.
~ Single adults in Texas who are apprehended while having sex are charged with
a misdemeanor and given a $500 fine.
~ Branchville, South Carolina, retains an old piece of legalese covering those who
"lewdly and lasciviously associate, bed, and cohabit together, in a public or
non-public place." The amorous couple can be punished with a $500 fine and as
much as a six-month prison term.
~ Rhode Island prohibits unmarried people from partaking of bedroom activities under
any circumstances. However, if caught, the lovers are both fined $10.
~ Unmarried adults in Arizona who decide to fool around a little are committing a
serious felony. Anyone single, man or woman, caught having sex can be sent to
the penitentiary for three full years.
~ South Dakota threatens a 10-year prison term for "copulation by means of mouth."
~ Utah has made this same act a misdemeanor. There, oral sex brings a six-month
jail term and a $299 fine.
~ Rhode Island labels it an "'abominable, detestable crime against nature," and
such activity brings a seven-to-10-year stretch in the penitentiary.
~ It is outlawed in New Mexico where participation is punishable by a $5,000 fine and
a two-to-10-year sentence.
~ Florida chastises with a 20-year prison sentence those who take part in this act.
~ Kansas gives one month in jail and a $500 fine for anyone who gets caught with
~ 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 a single woman won't be punished–
if the 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.
~ In Limon, Costa Rica, both parties in an adulterous relationship are in for real trouble:
Each person is subject to being beaten and drowned in punishment for their deed.
~ The law among the Tupies of Brazil stipulates that once a woman is married, she's
required to be faithful. The same standard doesn't apply to the husband. He's allowed
to have as many mistresses as he can afford to keep.
~ Adultery isn't always a crime in Caracas, Venezuela. It depends on how long a
couple has been married. Anyone, male or female, can play around and not
be prosecuted, so long as they've been married for fewer than 12 months.
After one full year of marital bliss, the same sexual activities become serious
~ Young women in Bogoti, Colombia, are not permitted to be out alone on the
streets after the sun goes down. Why? Because other people might think that
they are prostitutes. The law allows the police to arrest such suspects.
~ A widow in Paramaribo, Suriname, who plans to remarry is required by law to first
make love with a man. The statute even specifies who should be her bed partner:
a member of her deceased husband's immediate family.
~ The law in Montevideo, Uruguay, bans a man from making love to his wife during
her menstrual period. Nor is he allowed even to touch her between the waist and
the knees. Anyone who violates this law is fined and publicly administered 200
~ Personal revenge is allowed by law in Paraguari, Paraguay, when a man catches
his wife in bed with someone else. He's permitted to kill his wife's lover, and
his adulterous spouse, on the spot. But the wronged husband must take
immediate action to be considered guiltless under this law–he isn't allowed to wait
and do it later. On the other hand, a wife who catches her mate in bed with a lover is
not entitled to any of these privileges.
~ The law in Durango, Mexico, governs when a couple may have sex after the
woman's period begins. Five days must be allowed from the start of the menstrual
flow. Seven more days must pass for "purification." A husband must not touch his
wife in any manner with his hands. Then, after these 12 days have passed, the
woman must bathe. Only then can the couple make love. Anyone caught violating
this old law could receive the death penalty.
~ A bride in Ecuador had better be prepared for her wedding night. According to the
law, the girl can be returned to her parents if her new husband determines that she
is not a virgin.
~ When a bride is deflowered in Cali, Colombia, the law says, it must be done by
the husband while making love. And this initial lovemaking must take place while
the bride's mother sits close by and witnesses the activity.
~ Promiscuity isn't illegal in Valencia, Venezuela, so long as it's kept within
certain specified boundaries. The single man or woman, says the law, shouldn't
ever have sex with anyone who's deformed or who is known to be an "idiot."
~ Single women in Costa Rica are banned from all forms of sex. Activities specifically
prohibited by the law include prostitution, fornication, and "any kind of lewd activities
or behavior" with a man.
~ A law found in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, won't allow a man of any age to engage in sex
with certain relatives and other people. Specific taboo relatives include the man's
mother and his mother's sister. Nor may he have a sexual relationship with an
unrelated woman and her daughter at the same time.
~ The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was apparently a man much obsessed with
unique sexual legislation. According to one of the great Ayatollah's decrees,
lovemaking during times of fasting was illegal in Iran. His edict read, "Coitus
invalidates the fast, even if the penis has penetrated the vagina only as far as
the circumcision scar, and even if ejaculation does not occur. If the penis does
not penetrate up to the circumcision scar, and no ejaculation takes place, the fast
~ Lawmakers in Jordan have legislated what they consider to be the most
desirable amount of sexual activity between married couples. A husband, they order,
is to make love "with the wife at least once every four months."
~ In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the police can arrest a person for "committing
an action that would be harmful to the general public." This might be the official
charge for something as harmless as kissing a woman on her cheek in a public
place. The penalty is 10 days in jail for both the kisser and the kissee. Also, adultery
in Abu Dhabi is punishable by death.
~ According to Lebanese law, a woman must be executed for fornicating with
any animal– wild or domesticated.
~ Saudi Arabia treats adulterers with firmness. Both of the guilty parties are quickly
picked up by the authorities. They are securely tied in a cloth sack and stoned to
death. Or the penalty for adultery might be somewhat more humane, according to
the way the Saudis look at things. The guilty woman may be shot in front of her
illicit lover, who is then publicly beheaded.
~ Conviction of adultery in an Islamic court depends entirely on the testimony of four
male witnesses or eight female witnesses. Or an accused woman can condemn
herself. All she must do is stand and admit three times that she actually committed
the criminal act.
~ "Sperm is always impure," decreed the Ayatollah Khomeini, "whether it comes
from coitus or from involuntary emissions while asleep." Therefore, Iranians are forced
by law to go through ablution–or the ritualistic washing away of impurities as in
a religious rite–after being involved in certain kinds of sexual activities.
(Ablution isn't necessary, however, if the sperm stays inside the woman's vagina
after lovemaking is completed.) According to Iranian law, a man is required to perform
his ablutions if he ejaculates while having sexual relations with an animal.
~ Citizens of most Middle Eastern countries are forbidden to eat lamb under certain
circumstances covered by Islamic law. The law reads, "After having sexual relations
with a lamb, it is a mortal sin to eat its flesh."
~ In Oman, if a man has sex with a camel, a cow, or a ewe, the law says that the
animal's milk becomes impure and is no longer suitable for human consumption.
Oman law requires that the animal must immediately be killed and then burned.
The person who sodomized the beast is required to pay its owner the dead animal's
full market value.
~ According to Lebanese law, a woman must be executed for fornicating with any
animal–wild or domesticated.
~ The law in Iran actually suggests that sex play by their male population "with wild
animals is not recommended, especially with a lioness." What is recommended
instead is coitus with domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, donkeys, lambs
and, yes, of all things–pigeons.
~ Sodomy is also commonplace in parts of the Middle East. Again, special legislation
can be found in Iran to cover this form of sexual activity. The law declares that if a
man's penis fully penetrates another man's anus, ablution is also a necessity, but
this time for both parties to the sex act.
~ Kuwait covers all the bases when it comes to sexual feelings. It's illegal there for
a married man to glance at another woman "in a sensual manner." Nor can any
male, married or single, lustfully look at a statue of a female or at a female animal.
~ In Syria, a man is forbidden to "look at the body of a woman who is not his wife
under any circumstances. It is also forbidden for a woman to look at the body of
a man who is not her husband. It is forbidden to look at the genitals of others, even
in the mirror or in a pool's reflection."
~ According to Iranian law, Islamic religious laws "must be obeyed and carried out
by all–without exception and without argument. There is no other right, no other
duty but obedience." This Middle Eastern country's Retribution Bill details
the punishments for sex-related crimes such as fornication, homosexual
activity, prostitution, and being a pimp. Each of these is punishable by death.
Public morality is strictly enforced. Any man or woman even accused of adultery
~ Prostitution is a serious criminal offense in Yemen. Transgressors are simply
rounded up and publicly beheaded.
~ No type of contraceptive may be brought into Saudi Arabia under any circumstances.
The passage of legislation banning contraceptives quickly followed a World
Moslem League ruling that "birth control was invented by the enemies of Islam."
Anyone caught smuggling condoms, other contraceptive devices, or birth-control
pills into the country is punished with a term of six months in prison. Even
physicians are thoroughly covered by Middle Eastern law when it comes to
checking a woman's pubic area.
~ Lawmakers in Bahrain have decreed that a male doctor can legally examine a
woman's genitals. But any examination must be done indirectly. Says the law,
"If a doctor must touch a woman's genitalia for medical reasons, he must not
look directly at her genitals. He may do this only by seeing their reflection in a
~ Egypt has an unusual piece of legislation that prohibits a woman from belly
dancing unless her navel is covered with gauze. Technically, according to this law,
a female in Egypt may dance in public while wearing absolutely nothing more than
a piece of gauze on her belly button.
~ Colonel Muammar el Qaddafi's Libya has a scale of prices to be paid for
prospective wives by eligible single men. They must be willing to pay the equivalent
of as much as $35,000, a handful of gold coins, one healthy camel, and a number
of sheep. All of these things go to the bride-to-be's father. Many Libyan males who
can't afford these prices travel to Egypt and Tunisia, where a wife can be had for
~ The law in Doha, Qatar, requires that if a naked Muslim woman is surprised by a
man while bathing or dressing, she must first cover her face, not her body.
~ In King Ibn Saud's Saudi Arabia, are held in jail until Friday of each week
(Friday in Saudi Arabia is the Sabbath). They are then taken from the jail and
dragged to the town square. Each is unceremoniously beheaded right
after the midday prayers are concluded.
~ No unmarried woman in Qatar is allowed to give birth. Such a woman is banned
from using any hospital in the region. Nor can she receive any kind of medical
assistance. A pregnant female who happens to be single must either flee the
country or do the best she can by going it alone.
~ A rigorous code of Muslim sexual behavior was passed down by Iran's
Ayatollah Khomeini. His followers in Iran and throughout the Middle East uphold
these as holy laws to be applied sternly. They are to be obeyed and are not
subject to change. Here are a number of Khomeini's most unusual sex-related laws.
What does a person who isn't able to hide his or her genitals with "anything in
particular when undressed" do? The hand is a suitable covering, according to the law.
Eating the meat of donkeys, horses, or mules is against the law if the animal
when alive was sodomized by a Muslim man. If this transpired, the animal
must immediately "be taken outside the city and sold."
The law in Doha, Qatar, requires that if a naked Muslim woman is surprised
by a man while bathing or dressing, she must first cover her face, not her body.
A man who perspires when he ejaculates doesn't have to worry according to
Muslim law. His sweat isn't impure, but he's not allowed to pray so long as
his clothing or body are still sweaty.
What must a Muslim man do who makes love to his wife when he should
be abstaining? The fellow is required to avoid praying so long as he feels or
looks as if he is still sweating from the illicit activity.
The law clearly states that a Muslim man can't marry a woman who was
breast-fed as a baby by his grandmother or his mother.
Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. The person undertaking the cleansing ritual commits a serious violation of the law if he
or she sneaks a peek. The sex organs of a dead person must always be
covered with a brick or a piece of wood during the ritual.
A Muslim man who makes love to his aunt isn't allowed to marry her daughters, his first cousins. But a man who marries his first cousin and then commits
adultery with her mother can't get an annulment. A Muslim man who gets
married and then makes love to his wife is somewhat restrained insofar as his
future sex life. He is strictly prohibited from making love to his wife's daughter or
granddaughter, even if they are hers by a previous marriage.
Muslim males are also banned from marrying their own mother, sister,
stepmother, or mother-in-law. Nor may they make love to their wife's paternal
or maternal grandmothers or her great-grandmothers.
When a Muslim woman begins to menstruate while having sex, the man
must immediately withdraw. If he can't and ejaculates instead, the fellow must,
per the law, donate money to the poor. If he can’t afford this, then something,
however little, must be given to a beggar on the streets. Should this not be
possible, the man then must, as a last resort, beg for God's forgiveness.
Marriage contracts commonly guarantee a wife's virginity in the Middle East.
If the woman turns out not to be a virgin as promised, the husband may have
their marriage annulled.
A Muslim husband is in serious trouble if he's incapable of making love to his wife.
Under these circumstances, she's allowed by law to have the marriage annulled,
and the husband is required to pay her damages (one-half of the dowry as spelled
out in the marriage contract).
A married Muslim woman who is caught committing adultery must be sternly
repudiated by her husband. After the husband finally divorces the unfaithful woman, however, he must pay her the full amount of her dowry.
No Muslim wife may refuse or even ignore her husband's sexual advances.
Any woman who does is to be judged guilty and can't get food, clothing, and a
place to live from him. Nor can such a woman ask her husband to have sex with
her in the future. However, should they divorce, he must pay her damages
that constitute part or all of her dowry.
~ In recent decades, China has indoctrinated its citizens to ignore their sexual interests.
Transgressors are severely chastised. Is prostitution punished? Yes! And with heavy
penalties. Nevertheless, officially speaking, there are no laws against prostitution
anywhere in Red China. Why? Because, according to a member of the Communist
Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, "There is no prostitution in China. However, we do
have some women who make love for money."
~ Bestiality laws in Bangkok, Thailand? There are none. Any man who "forcibly subdues
and has sexual intercourse" with a female dog is merely charged with Cruelty to
animals." The culprit is fined a small amount of money. If the female dog happens to
be in heat, the fine is slightly higher.
~ In Bakersfield, California, anyone having intercourse with Satan must use a condom.
(An asbestos one we presume.)
8/10/2005 8:44 am
Well, now we finally know why all those webcam shows from Romboch, VA are so poorly lit. And now I know that I had better never go back into Alabama or Mississippi.|
8/10/2005 9:19 am
LOL.... lessons to be learned|
8/10/2005 9:46 am
8/11/2005 7:54 am
8/11/2005 8:08 am
66September, Thanks?? LOL...|
Hope you dont take it as Legal advise...
After all... LOL its not as if i took it from legal books... Just browsed the net ROLF
4/13/2006 10:46 pm
funny, so evil laws |