Titanic_Car Scene_Rose and JackWell, it looks like silly season is officially here – the period lasting for a few summer months typified by the emergence of frivolous news stories in the media. And we are right on it.

Currently one of the most trending topics during silly season in the USA: the weirdest sex laws in America.

1. Oblong, Illinois: It’s punishable by law to have sex while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.

2. Alexandria, Minnesota: No man is allowed to make love to his wife with the smell of garlic, onions, or sardines on his breath. If his wife so requests, law mandates that he must brush his teeth.

3. 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. (Apparently, if you wear socks, you are safe!)

4. Illinois: A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.

5. Utah: Sex with an animal — unless performed for profit — is not considered sodomy and therefore is legal.

6.  Oblong, Illinois: It’s punishable by law to have sex while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.

7. Cottonwood, Arizona: Couples having sex in a vehicle with flat wheels will be fined. The fine will be doubled if the sex occurs in the backseat.

8. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: It is illegal to have sex with a truck driver in a tollbooth.

9. In Kingsville, Texas there is a law against two pigs having sex on the city’s airport property.

10. Any couple making out inside a vehicle, and accidentally sounding the horn during their lustful act, may be taken to jail according to a Liberty Corner, New Jersey law.

11. In Los Angeles, California, a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can’t be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife’s consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated.

12. 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.”

13. In Michigan, a woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.

14. In Nevada sex without a condom is considered illegal.

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

16. 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.)

17. In Oblong, Illinois, it’s punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.

18. In Oxford, Ohio, it’s illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man’s picture.

19. In hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 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!

20. 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. The man does not receive any punishment.

21. Utah state legislation outlaws all sex with anyone but your spouse. Next to that adultery, oral and anal sex, masturbation are considered sodomy and can lead to imprisonment. Sex with an animal – unless performed for profit – however is NOT considered sodomy. Polygamy – provided only the missionary position has been applied – is only a misdemeanor.

22. In Ventura County, California cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

23. The only acceptable sexual position in Washington D.C. is the missionary-style position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.

24. In Willowdale, Oregon no man may curse while having sex with his wife.

25. In the state of Washington there is a law against having sex with a virgin under any circumstances. (Including the wedding night).

Well, thank you America for this entertaining evening. Lucky me, I am currently in Europe so that I won’t have to wonder about acceptable positions, men having sex with fish or people having sex in a car with flat tires.

Cheers to silly season!


source: Marie Claire, Sodomy.org

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