19 Sex Laws You Won’t Believe Are Real

November 21, 2013  |  
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As liberal as the United States may be, we’ve got some peculiar laws about what you can and can’t do between the sheets — some of which you may have even come close to breaking!


No sex toys

Anyone engaging in sexual activity in Alabama had better be pretty skilled all on their own–the sale of sex toys in the state is a criminal offense!


No sex before marriage

If your way to determine whether or not you’re compatible with someone is by testing out your sexual chemistry, don’t move to Georgia! It is illegal in the state for unmarried persons to have sex.


No sleeping in your birthday suit

It’s okay to engage in sexual intercourse in Minnesota, but when you’re done, you’d better put on pajamas fast! It’s illegal to sleep naked in this state.


Keep it at 5 minutes in heaven

Don’t go to Iowa for your honeymoon–it’s illegal to kiss for more than five minutes in public here!


No sex among the dead

In North Carolina, it is illegal to have sex in a graveyard. Meaning somewhere, at some point, somebody got caught doing it!



No sexual activity in Walk-in Meat Freezers

There’s something in the air in food markets and restaurants in Newcastle, WY, apparently. A law in this town near the South Dakota boarder prohibits couples from fornicating inside a grocery store’s walk-in meat freezer.


No sexual favors to pay up billiard debts

If you’re shooting pool for money at an establishment in Anniston, AL —just an hour south of Birmingham— be sure you’re good for your bet if you lose. It’s illegal for a woman to offer sexual favors in lieu of money to her billiards opponent.

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No gunfire during fiery passion

In Connorsville, WI., just an hour-and-a-half outside of Minneapolis, it’s against the law for a man to shoot a gun at the same time that his sexual partner is in climax.


No bestiality with larger creatures

In the state of Washington, it’s legal to get intimate with any animal that weighs less than 40 pounds. All animals over 40 pounds though are off limits.


No ambulance hook ups

Should you find yourself in an ambulance in Tremonton, UT —an hour north of Salt Lake City— and you look over to see an attractive fellow rider, don’t make any advances. Intercourse during an ambulance ride can result in a misdemeanor charge for a woman. The man would escape with no charges.


If the car’s-a-rockin’, don’t go a-knockin’

The town of Coeur d’ Alene, ID, is so polite: police here are not allowed to immediately approach a car if they suspect sexual activity is happening inside. Instead they are required to first honk three times at the car, and wait two minutes before approaching.

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No well-lit sex

Forget a little harmless voyeurism in Virginia: the law here prohibits a couple from having sex with the lights on, or in a well-lit area.

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 No non-missionary positions

Another law from Virginia; couples are forbidden to have sex in any position other than missionary.


No tickling

Virginia politicians must have had a long meeting on the laws of lust because here’s another one: it’s illegal to tickle women in public.

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No consummating during outdoor recreation

If you’re a newlywed couple in Oblong, IL. and you want to go fishing on your wedding day, you’ll have to put off the nookie. State law forbids couples from having sex on their wedding day if they’re also hunting or fishing on that same day. On any other day of the year, these two activities are just fine.

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 Don’t let the horse watch

In Massachusetts, should a handsome rodeo clown catch your eye, make sure he tucks his horse into bed before you do the deed. State low forbids anyone from having sex with a horse present.

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No unprotected sex with the devil

If you find yourself in Bakersfield, CA, and in bed with someone you suspect might be possessed by the devil, it’s against the law not to use a condom.


No tollbooth temptation

In Harrisburg, PA, it’s illegal to have sex with a truck driver in a tollbooth.


Please don’t touch the photographs

In Oxford, Ohio it is illegal for a woman to take her clothes off while looking at or standing in front of a photograph of a man.

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