OP: Strange sex laws around the world...

I thought the following might be of interest/amusement to those of you who (like me) appreciate the strangeness of life! :)

Because of a legal system where individual states, counties, and even towns can pass their own laws, the United States has acquired more than its fair share of weird legal prounouncements. The following is a short selection of the stranger sex-related laws; reading them, we can only assume that most were passed hurriedly, in response to local scandals.

In the United States...

* In Bozeman, Montana, a law bans sexual activity between members of the opposite sex in the front garden of a home after sunset if they're nude.

* In Norfolk, Virginia, it is illegal to have sex in a motorcycle sidecar.

* In Ashland, Kentucky, "No person shall keep or knowingly harbor at his house, or her house, within the city any women of ill repute, lewd character or common prostitute--other than wife, mother or sister."

* Married couples in Cattle Creek, Colorado, cannot make love while bathing in lakes, rivers, or streams.

* In Connorsville, Wisconsin, it is illegal for a man to shoot a gun while his female partner is having a sexual orgasm.

* In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, it is illegal for a female toll collector to have sex with a truck driver inside her booth.

* In Helena, Montana, a woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she's wearing at least 3lb 2oz of clothing.

* In Oxford, Ohio, it's illegal for a woman to strip while standing in front of a man's picture.

* It is illegal for a man to surf naked with a sock over his genitals in Margate City, New Jersey.

It's not just the United States that has eccentric laws. The following is a selection of unusual sex-related legislation from around the world....

* In Lebanon men are allowed to have sex with female animals, but having sex with a male animal is punishable by death.

* In Bahrain a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals but is prohibited from looking directly at them during examination. He may, however, look at their reflection in a mirror.

* In Sverdlovsk, Russia, couples cannot have sex on a tombstone within fifty feet of any road or pathway.

* In Georgetown, Guyana, the penalty for having sex while bathing in the nude is for the couple to be covered in a coat of paint, attached to a donkey, and taken on a tour of the nearest village.

* The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.

ItalStall

Posted: 04 Oct 22:14

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Good stuff, Stall!

Here in Scotland, a man having sex with a woman under sixteen goes to jail; women are mot limited as the age of their partners unless a Children's Court decides that damage might be done to young woman! No concern for a young man.

Brandye

Posted: 04 Oct 22:15


Those are amusing, yes. Whether they're remotely true is another question entirely.

I believe that this, like most similar lists, is the product of a combination of pure imagination and using whimsically excessive specificity to create an inaccurate negative pregnant implication. For example: I suspect it's illegal (or at least a violation of work rules) for any tollbooth collector to have sex with anyone in his or her booth ... so, yeah: the explicit part of that statement is accurate. It's also accurate to say that it's illegal in George, Washington to kill a licensed spelunker by striking him about the head and face with a frozen fruit bat in the presence of a disoriented midget.

NizeGie

Posted: 04 Oct 22:17





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