Thursday, June 19, 2008

Strange U.S. Sex Laws

Oblong, Illinois
It is punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.
- while hunting or fishing? I should certainly think so...

It is illegal for any member of the Nevada Legislature to conduct official business wearing a penis costume while the legislature is in session.
- I feel very strongly I should comment on this one, but I'm trying my very best not to burst out laughing while imagining a Nevada governor wearing a penis costume..

Tremonton, Utah
No woman may have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance. If caught, the woman can be charged with a sexual misdemeanor and "her name is to be published in the local newspaper." The man isn't charged nor is his name revealed.
- need I comment on this one or do you already know what I'm gonna say?

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 strange to see lust as a good enough reason to pass a law... I agree to some extent though - curves are wow!

Romboch, Virginia
It is illegal to engage in sexual activity with the lights on.

All bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
- bite me.

Newcastle, Wyoming
An ordinance specifically bans couples from having sex while standing inside a store's walk-in meat freezer.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
In hotels every room is required to have twin beds. And 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!
- because two people can't have sex in a single bed? Fine, it's hard to sleep in one, but you can have sex pretty much anywhere so..

It is illegal for any man to have sexual intercourse with a live fish.
- no arguments there!!

Bakersfield, California
Anyone having intercourse with Satan must use a condom.
- !!


  1. Anonymous11:58 PM

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  2. hi there, a comment from the US. :) a lot of these silly laws were made a long time ago, back when towns were very small and laws were made to directly affect, say, ONE person that others found annoying. the laws stay on the books and are forgotten, not enforced but not removed, either. sadly, some of these laws are occasionally used to arrest someone when the police want to arrest them but cannot find a more valid reason for it. al capone, for example, ended up being arrested for breaking ridiculous old tax laws because they could not find another way to arrest him.

  3. I'm sure there are reasons behind every law, and many of the strangest ones were probably made after someone did something stupid and they wanted to prevent it from happening again.

    Laws such as "Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs." (Arizona), "Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer." (Florida) and "No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday." (Georgia) probably all started when one person did it and said "But it's not against the law!"

    Which is why the law has to say things as "It is illegal to sell your children", even though most of us understand you just can't do things like that..


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