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Apparently these are or where actual laws:

Real (Strange) Sex Laws

They're surprising. They're baffling. And, often, they're downright stupid. These laws about sex and sexuality defy explanation.

In London, it's illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle.

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 rapists and adulterers with castration. Female adulterers were merely cut in two.

The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.

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 genitals.

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 her husband.

The Romans would crush a first-time rapist'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 other humans."

Six thousand years ago, Egyptians, the first to punish sex crimes with castration, would completely castrate a male convicted of rape. 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.

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. Why? 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 manner desired.

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, 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.

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 permission.

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 a permit.

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 expressly forbidden.

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 fish stores.

In the state of Texas it is a misdemeanor if two men engage in oral and or anal sex. The same law does'nt 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.

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.

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 the premises."

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 male students.

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Sorry, I don't buy it. Some of them, probably, but some are just too vague ("Up until 1884, a woman could be sent to prison for denying a husband sex") or too ridiculous ("A Florida sex law: If you're a single, divorced, or widowed woman, you can't parachute on Sunday afternoons") to be true as written. Also, unless California was the last state to ban sex with corpses, "It's illegal to have sex with a corpse anywhere in the United States" can't be true.

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Pennsylvania banned condom vending machines?? When? When I was young and single, they were in the ladies' rooms. Aren't they anymore?

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I'm nearly positive the one about the Vestal Virgins is true. I know I heard about this one in a Roman history class.

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quote:
Originally posted by Admiraldinty, destroyer of worlds:
I'm nearly positive the one about the Vestal Virgins is true. I know I heard about this one in a Roman history class.

I thought it was only one of sixteen vestal virgins.... Who were leaving for the coast...?


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I have only heard of these through the grape vine, so I wont pretend that I know them to be true..

In Virginia:

Any position save missionary is illegal

Oral/anal sex is illegal (I guess that may fall under "position")

Its illegal to have sex with your shoes on


Now, I have also heard the whole "brothal law" and other things which are, according to snopes, false. So take these with caution, but many "learned" people have told me these as well (in fact my ethics professor just mentioned the missionary position one this morning when he was talking about "legality vs. ethics").

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In Florida, having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal
[lol]

OUCH!!!

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And don't expect a condom to protect you!
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Originally posted by Remarkgullabull:
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In Florida, having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal
[lol]

OUCH!!!

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The prickly problem of a social ill has long stood unaddressed in these halls..."

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quote:
Originally posted by Simonstrical:
Also, unless California was the last state to ban sex with corpses, "It's illegal to have sex with a corpse anywhere in the United States" can't be true.

-Simetrical

Actually, most -- if not all -- states have "abuse of a corpse" laws, which could be used to prosecute sex, even if a state did not have a specific anti-necrophilia law.

That's the problem with lists like these. They take a general rule and apply it to a unique situation, making it sound like the law is that specific. For instance, the sex with a porcupine. Florida likely outlaws sex with animals, and thus with porcupines. But the law wouldn't mention specific animals.

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quote:
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation
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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."
Yeah, I heard those ones one somewhere before. Don't know if they're true, but definently heard of them.

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The Romans would crush a first-time rapist's gonads between two stones
Owwww.....
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The Romans would crush a first-time rapist's gonads between two stones
Maybe the Roman Catholic Church should re-adopt that policy for some of it's own.

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In the state of Washington there is a law against having sex with a virgin under any circumstances (including the wedding night).
So...uh...how do people in Washington lose their virginity? Drive down to Oregon? Whoever made these up wasn't thinking...

I have to admit, though, the one about prostitutes joining the opera is funny.

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Originally posted by Em Dash, Ghost of Punctuation:
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In the state of Washington there is a law against having sex with a virgin under any circumstances (including the wedding night).
So...uh...how do people in Washington lose their virginity? Drive down to Oregon? Whoever made these up wasn't thinking...
I think that was the point, that whoever made the law wasn't thinking. I don't reallt believe it of course.
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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.
Reminds me of Herodotus's account of prostitution in Babylon:

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Every Babylonian woman must once in her life go and sit in the temple of Aphrodite and there have sex with a stranger.... Once a woman has taken her seat, she is not allowed to return home until a man has thrown a silver coin into her lap and taken her outside the temple to lie with her. As he throws the coin, the man has to say, "In the name of the goddess Mylitta [Aphrodite]." ... The value of the coin does not matter.... The woman has no choice and must go with the first man who throws her money. Once she has surrendered herself, her duty to the goddess has been rendered and she can go home. -- History 1:196


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Sara,
They were in movie theater mens' rooms last year.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mickey Blue:

Oral/anal sex is illegal (I guess that may fall under "position")

Actually, that would be sodomy, and in many states, at one time (Texas, I think was the case I'm thinking of) where it was illegal. There's a US Supreme Court case about it that says that it's unconstitutional for it to be illegal because that particular case dealt only with 2 homosexual men.

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Morrigan, it is legal (thus far) for states to outlaw sodomy. What is not legal, and what was established in Lawrence v. Texas, is for identical behavior to be perfectly legal for straights but illegal for gays.

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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.


But isn't it supposed to be more enjoyable that way?
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Four Kitties:

That's what I was trying to say, when I mentioned that it was only outlawed because of the homosexual angle.

That's the case I was thinking of, and the one that's in my Am. Con. Law book (which I have a nice sized paper due about...)

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Hee hee, just before I started writting this reply I realized it was Scott's site. He's aware of Snopes. In fact he's deleted some triva from his site due to Snopes debunking (after a certain snopester pointed out the error of his ways [Big Grin] ). I know it is a joke site but some things are only funny if there is truth behind them (and he seems to agree).

Anyway, before I realized who's site it was I was going to mention that there are some weird or confusing laws on the books. I'm running for state House and got an odd questionaire a couple months ago conserning sodomy laws. It seems there are laws against sodomy in my state, however it also seems that so-and-so vs. Texas (I don't recall the case right now but it was a supreme court thingy) banned laws against sodomy. I tried to read over the cases. I really did, but they made my head hurt (which is perhaps why I forgot most of my research... I did write about some of it and I could probably dig it up if anyones really interested). In the end I just ignored the laws and the claims and gave my opinion. I basically said that whatever the NFBSK it was that consenting adults want to do is none of the states damned business (and that I'd support any and all legislation to that effect).

On the OP: I have heard that there have been equality movements that claim female breast aren't "private parts" (I honestly don't know how far any of the movements got).

The most interesting "factoid" IMHO was that it is illegal to have sex on "a parked motorcycle" in London. Hmmm... if you're doing 65 (or 69) mph at the time does that make it all right?

Things like the parachuting on Sunday afternoons in FL if you're single, divorce, whatever sounded idiotic. I've done it, oh my! Although I often tell people I'm going sky diving. Even the terminology there seemed awkward to me.

I've nothing to back it up with, but all the condom facts sounded like BS as did most of the rest of these "facts" (sorry Scott... damn, he may be reading this) .

At least I can be proud of the fact that I attended "Condom U" and didn't have to worry about these anti-condom issues. I'm serious, they showed the cover of my freshman college year book on Letterman because it featured a picture of a condom machine. The next year the cover displayed our school mascot flashing a crowd (once again it made the late show). BTW our mascot was a mountaineer named Yosef... of course the caption was "Expose Yosef". I'm not sure that we even had a year book by my senior year.

Now in defense of the article, IIRC they (the powers that be) did at least attempt to ban vibrators in the state of Alambama. Of course there was an exception for diagnosed sexual disfunction... any society that requires a doctors note to buy a sex toy is a society that frightens me. Of course it was another case of it being difficult to tell what they were trying to ban and since I didn't live there I didn't keep up. What's the differnce between material aids, pornographic smutt, and novelty items?

Although I must admit the first "fact" made me giggle. All I could think about was the old expression "if you start throwing hedgehogs under me I shall throw two porcupines under you" (was that accredited to Ogdan Nash?).

Darn it, I'd proably be a lot more critical of this if Scott wasn't a juggler and therefore a kindred spirit (and/or I had actual refernces to back up my gut feelings).

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On the OP: I have heard that there have been equality movements that claim female breast aren't "private parts" (I honestly don't know how far any of the movements got).

Wow....I took this totally the wrong way for the first .5 seconds after I read it....

I first read it as an equality movement to make female breasts not private, as in make them public property. First and foremost I would like to say that I would be 100 % FOR this movement, if it ever does actually get started. (Here, let me.... [fish] )


Anyways, I'm pretty sure you just mean to define them as not being "naughty bits" as some here would say so that women may go shirtless just as men can. AGAIN, I'm 100% FOR this movement, just so you know. [Wink]


I apologize to all the ladies here, it's a natural fascination with the things on your chests that I was born with, blame thousands of years of genetics. [Razz]

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Well since the other topics got locked except this one, I might as well mention it again here that the "Guam Virgins" part is amazingly bad internet fiction without even a shred of truth.

See: http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=16;t=001089;p=1

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I'm only dealing with the idea that these laws "defy explanation":
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They're surprising. They're baffling. And, often, they're downright stupid. These laws about sex and sexuality defy explanation.

"Female breasts," according to the Arizona Supreme Court, don't constitute "private parts" under state law.

Simple. Male breast are not private parts, and so neither are female now. Not bizarre at all
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The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.

WHICH HEAD? (Sorry...couldn't resist)
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In London, it's illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle.


It's illegal to have sex with a corpse anywhere in the United States.

This defies logic?
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In Minnesota, it is illegal for any man to have sexual intercourse with a live fish.

Same question...why illogical? This is animal cruelty.
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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.

Why illogical? It sounds like it would fall under public indecency.

Ugh...I give up. This whole thing is so dumb and clearly either archaic or just plain fake.

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The parked motorcycle one is pretty self explanatory, really, as a parked motorcycle is likely to be in public. Having sex in public = no, so again it's twisting the words of the law to make it sound weird. Like if suicide is illegal, it's like saying "In London, it is illegal for a man with a beard to shoot himself in the head on a Wednesday."

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[QUOTE] The Romans would crush a first-time rapist's gonads between two stones
Owwww.....
That's how the Nazis castrated gypsies (according to what I was taught, anyway).

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Originally posted by Four Hissing Kitties:
Morrigan, it is legal (thus far) for states to outlaw sodomy. What is not legal, and what was established in Lawrence v. Texas, is for identical behavior to be perfectly legal for straights but illegal for gays.

Four Kitties

You misread the decision. Lawrence specifically did NOT rely on the equal protection clause of the 14th ammendment, but used the due process clause and overturned Bowers v Hardwick, which dealt with the Georgia law that, although applied to homosexuals in that case, was just a general law against sodomy. This affects all sodomy laws, not just those targeting homosexuals.

So with Bowers overturned, there is no precedent for upholding even general sodomy laws, though they still remain on the books.

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Originally posted by MapleLeaf:
I'm only dealing with the idea that these laws "defy explanation":

Another one that sounds weirder than it is, is the condom machines only being allowed in places that serve alcohol.

It is a way to limit them to only being in places where children are not allowed. In my state, cigarette vending machines used to only be allowed in bars for the same reason.

(Not that I agree that condoms machines should only be available to adults, but there is a reason for the law).

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The Romans would crush a first-time rapist's gonads between two stones

And it is safe to assume that the first time will also be the last time.

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The Romans would crush a first-time rapist's gonads between two stones

And it is safe to assume that the first time will also be the last time.
And if the rapist was female, 'twould be the last time for just about anything! [Wink]

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The Romans would crush a first-time rapist's gonads between two stones

And it is safe to assume that the first time will also be the last time.
Depends on how safe you mean.
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In a Danish study of 1,000 castrated sex offenders, the recidivism rate after treatment was 2.3 percent (Baker, 1984: 381). A 1973 Swiss study by Cornu compared a group of 127 castrated sex offenders with a recidivism rate of 7.44 percent to a control group of non-castrated sex offenders who had a 52 percent recidivism rate (Baker, 1984: 383).
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Up until 1884, a woman could be sent to prison for denying a husband sex.

This one reminded me of another one. I know that 20 years ago, at least here in Georgia, it was not against the law for a husband to rape his wife. In fact, it wasn't considered rape at all. Sadly, my stepmother was able to tell me this from first hand experience. The police told her she couldn't press charges against her husband for rape because a husband could not rape his wife. The law was changed a few years after she divorced him.
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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.


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But isn't it supposed to be more enjoyable that way?

Depends on how big his gun is.

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As I read this whole list--especially the bit about members of Nevada legislature not conducting official business in a penis costume--I wondered what events prompted most of these laws.
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Originally posted by Mickey Blue:
I have only heard of these through the grape vine, so I wont pretend that I know them to be true..

In Virginia:

Any position save missionary is illegal

Oral/anal sex is illegal (I guess that may fall under "position")

Its illegal to have sex with your shoes on


Now, I have also heard the whole "brothal law" and other things which are, according to snopes, false. So take these with caution, but many "learned" people have told me these as well (in fact my ethics professor just mentioned the missionary position one this morning when he was talking about "legality vs. ethics").

As a fellow Virginian, I know these laws at least are true:

Sodomy is illegal.

Sexual relations between two unmarried persons is illegal.

Cohabitation (living together) of two unmarried people is illegal.

Just think if they enfored those... at least half the state would be under arrest!

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