— Sex with an animal is perfectly legal for men in Washington state, as long as the animal weighs less than 40 pounds.— It is illegal for a man to fire his gun in Connersville, Wis., when his lover reaches climax.Obviously Un-Enforced As with most of these laws, ignorance is bliss ...— Women in New York cannot be seen wearing "body hugging clothing." — An old Mississippi edict holds that men cannot become sexually aroused in public.— If you’re in Idaho, you’re not allowed to engage in any type of public display of affection for more than 18 minutes.— In Iowa, you've got a five-minute time limit to make out. Mencken’s definition of Puritanism as "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy" was well and alive when these were passed: — An ancient law in Alabama bans men from attempting to seduce "a chaste woman by means of temptation, arts, deception, flattery or a promise of marriage." — Connecticut has a law forbidding any "private sexual behavior between consenting adults." We have to give them credit, though, for at least making this law pretty clear.— The Arizona State Supreme Court considered it perfectly all right for women to go topless in public, since breasts weren’t deemed private parts.— You can streak in Louisiana as long as you can prove to a court beyond a doubt that you had no "lascivious intent." — Couples in Carlsbad, N.
— An old law in California made it illegal for either partner to reach climax before the other during foreplay. You know, some things you just never think about doing.
When it comes to sexual expression, exploration and pleasure, you may be a criminal and not even know it. While countries around the world are all guilty of trying to control our sex lives, the U. has more laws regulating sexual behavior than all the European countries combined. Laws protecting minors aside, most people will agree that the government should not be telling you what to do in your bedroom.
Both historically and currently, some of our most intimate moments have been made punishable by law. Outdated, unthinkable, erotophobic and downright ridiculous, we should thank our lucky stars that enforcing them is another matter. Sexual positions beyond missionary are illegal in Washington, D. As President Bush has said: "In our free society, people have the right to choose how they live their lives." The way I see it, what consenting adults do in their own bedrooms is their own business.
M., can have sex in their parked car during their lunch break, as long as the curtains are drawn.
— Women in New York can go topless in public, unless it is for "business" reasons.