10 Weirdest American Sex Laws

By   |  December 10, 2009

The following are actual sex laws in the United States that are still on the books today:

1. Oral sex is illegal in 18 states, including Kansas and Utah.

2. It is illegal in 18 states for a man to have an erection that shows through his pants.

3. It is illegal in Willowdale, Oregon, for men to talk dirty to their wives during intercourse.

4. Sexual intercourse between unmarried couples is illegal in the state of Georgia.

5. In Dyersburg, Tennessee, it is illegal for a lady to call a gentleman for a date.

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

7. In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, it is illegal to have sex with a truck driver inside a toll booth.

8. Having sex with a porcupine is illegal in Florida.

9. In Utah, it is illegal to marry your first cousin before the age of 65.

10. In Washington State, it is illegal to have sex with a virgin under any circumstances, including the wedding night! However, sex with animals is perfectly legal for men in Washington State, as long as the animal weighs less than 40 pounds.

Honorable mentions:

– In Bakersfield, California, you must use a condom if you are having sex with Satan.

– In Virginia, it is illegal to have sex with the lights on.

– In Clinton, Oklahoma, it is illegal to masturbate while watching two people have sex in a car.

– Sexual intercourse between unmarried couples is illegal in Georgia.

– In Minnesota, it is illegal to have sex with a live fish. (Dead fish are okay though.)

– Engaging in any sexual position other than missionary is illegal in Washington, DC.

Sources include San Francisco State University and Alternet.

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  2. Okay, I’ve taken God’s name in vain on a daily basis. The pair “barely spoke”
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  3. My guess is the privacy ammendment also extends to a man’s trousers, invalidating the anti-erection laws in several states as well.

  4. While these laws are still on the books, many of them were struck down in 2003 by the supreme Court of the United States during the Laurence v Texas case. The case invalidated any law that prohibited private and consensual sexual activity between adults in all US states and territories, saying state intervention in the bedrooms of citizens violates the 14 ammendment of the US Constitution. So many of these laws cannot legally be enforced, and most lawyers would laugh if you asked them about them.

  5. so what , i guess everybody in Pennsylvania has to check their dick in at th door.

  6. For no#10
    How are they supposed to have sex if it’s illegal under “ANY” circumstances???

  7. In Pennsylvania it’s illegal to have an erection in public.

  8. at the comment about separation of church and state there is no such thing in any document written by the founding fathers check your facts

    • I would sujest you research your facts buddy, mainly President Thomas Jefferson in 1802 letter to Baptists from Danbury, Connecticut.

  9. Having laws against certain forms of sex is ridiculous. If it’s against bestiality, pedophilia, rape, etc, then it’s a perfectly reasonable law, a good one in fact. However, the government should NEVER, under any circumstances, try to control what goes on in a couple’s bed.

  10. I am going to have sex all day everyday when there is day light outside so if I live in Virginia I don’t technically have the lights on at all and therefore I am not breaking the law so you can suck my balls Virginia and why the f**k do I have to write 300 characters on this stupid comment I need 2 more.

  11. #4 Doesn’t say you have to be married to each other , just married :>)

  12. Do you have to register as a sex offender if you brake any of these sex laws ?

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  14. Your editing is pointless and retarded. Half of those laws aren’t enforced at all. Not even worth clicking this page off Google.

  15. If you can’t have sex with a virgin, how will they stop being a virgin?

  16. I live in Washington. Not true.

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  18. Oh nice. I see that you censor them for me, too. So it’s just a collegetimes thing. How mature of a website called collegetimes.

  19. The only thing more ridiculous than these sex laws is the fact that you censored words like “sex” and “masturbate”. That blew my mind. You realize that that kind of thinking (dirty words! dirty words! sex is bad!) is why sex laws even exist, right?

  20. These laws are either stupid or unrealistic….So I’ll have to do more research because I just can’t believe this….Smh….

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  25. I guess i should be locked up……oh well! How are they gonna know if i’m unmarried having sex in georgia? Really dude? Maybe if they enforced that law our STD #’s will go down…being in the top 10 in the nation is horrible

  26. #10 So they’d stay a virgin forever unless they moved to a different state?!

    • The virgin women could always just pop her own cherry or have a guy ginger her it says no SEX with a Virgin, it doesn’t say anything about popping cherries in other ways

    • Finger not ginger

    • #10 Finger not ginger


    After checking I found that most are still in existence and at one point were heavily enforced. Make sure you grease that porky and filet the fish. YORKYS ARE just hairy rats

  28. Knekuwa lagice

  29. It would be nice if the compilers of such lists took the trouble to list their sources of information. Most people laugh at such lists and believe them as Holy Writ, which is not a wise thing to do in a democracy.

    Trust but verify. Verify then act.

  30. So, I’ll start having sex with “DEAD” fish now, so I don’t break the law. (Wait that’s why I now have an EX-wife)


  32. In almost all of the above cases these laws do not exist. They are urban legends or internet falsehoods.

    This is a prime example of don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

  33. And WHY/HOW is it illegal to have sex with Satan without a condom? I mean… That’s kind of weird. And I wonder the story behind that law.

  34. Whoever ‘ME’ is up there reeeeally must be on Adderal or somekind of speed. OR just no life lol, slow down man.

  35. WOW!!! That is speaking very highly of our 4fathers huh. Why would anybody come up with laws like that in the first place. Hell I like it when my man gets off when I do we both are pleased and never interfers with mine so why would I interfer with his LOL. They come up with the dumbiest s**t I swear too you. Someone needs to do a overhaul of our law. Laws that our not up with the times so too say…

  36. Laws just like our brother AMERICANS…

  37. What a load of bull it says you can’t have sex with a virgin in DC hello what sence does that make

  38. Thank god Im from TEXAS. And all those laws suck our D***k. Dont mess with TX punk!!!!!

  39. Number 10 makes me wonder how is it possible for anyone to ever have sex then if you can’t have sex with a virgin eventually there would not be anyone having sex at all as those who are not virgins die off? lol These are so crazy!

  40. I don’t understand why people are saying these laws are stupid or they make the authoritative bodies lack credibility. To me, half of them seem like pretty credible laws, particularly no 6. I understand the “no marrying first cousins before 65” because that plays safe that the women is 99% not going to get pregnant and give birth to an inbred child.

  41. I have a big dick nd I f**k girls

  42. @AIDEN I agree with you. I was so into the article and ready to tell my bf until I read the comments. (Very Upsetting)

  43. Some dumb laws of different states are.

    1. Dogs may not bark after 6pm.
    2. No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
    3. It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
    4. It is considered an offense to shower naked.

    You can also find some more dumb laws from here.
    Dumb laws

  44. And here I was laughing my ass off because I thought it was real, that changed when I read the comments.

  45. bullshit list. suck my dick

  46. Charlee, You is real gay. i told you that it is illegal t have sex with a poricpine in Florida, And That is it illgeal to have sex wih satan without a condom on you little turd s**t.

  47. As BILLF said, this really needs citations. I live in Washington State and it is not, at all, illegal to have sex with a virgin… that is a myth that you were apparently too stupid to research before writing this article.

  48. These all need citations. Just sayin’.

  49. Equally amusing is that some of these laws came about because someone actually carried out said acts described in the law, and either they or someone else didn’t like it.

  50. 10. So I guess you kinda have to go outa state to lose the v word

  51. really. WTF?? Hahaha! this article made my day. LOL:))))

  52. I thought of america phone number in my cousin I should be able to marry my cousin if I wanna f*** a porcupine to get splinters in my dick I should be able to do that is freedom we did not do this for free we died people died for this I went size of a virgin islands of laverne if I merge my gun my girls a man orgasm I’m gonna do it I’ll have sex with anything anyone ama do it is america come from the american j k l o l h I

  53. What the heck? I bet people at the capitols get bored on days and go play online poker and that one of them ran out of money and instead of betting their new BMW they made a wager on who could come up with the most fcked up sex laws because they know that Americans are sexually active.

  54. @ Me … LOL that is the most incomprehensible bunch of words i have read in my whole life!

  55. Me..learn proper English and how to type before you post..or are you high on something?

  56. Referring to #10, I guess you have to take a woman to another state for her to lose her virginity.

  57. Lmfao these laws are so ridiculous, how would they even know… how the hell would they even come up with this stuff? I think I like number 6 and 10 the best XD

  58. @ above
    I could understand you better if you used things such as commas and periods…

  59. police dont fbi donthave sexwith animalsmales here that do run around in cop uniforms people think its a cop assume identity cops dont have it with animals why impersonate cops not a beauty contest

  60. the old people hit them in the head with shovels here for their checks social security checks chikld molesters of children do atthe atm machinesin florida embezzlnig us treasury checks in the millions of dollars think we owe them for sex with our dead boyus andall that in florida

  61. florida has a screw loose a lot of screws loose baker act state wide nationwide screws loose with beastality who were those little boys black haired blue eyed malesmakde them havesex with dogs fag sex do this for workfor florida one boy cut his legs off making them have sex with their mothers name was what white males one doesnt have blackhair cops florida think their cops cops act like this think this up in your family cops handcuff people cops are educated hanging in florida by the neck with sheets andin roanoke virginia cops one had 8 years old college in police sciences responded near roanoke virginia to 7 buses werebeing hijacked he drove to the 100 south of roanoke small no town with busesarestrandedsideof theroad perpetrators werchild molesters with the buses lynched the police officer in the woods in a tree when he got there police dont make children little boys have sex with animals get their names socials all that pedophilia for what to file for social security disability mental problems becometh child assume the childs identity collect ssa in pahyment for their death of boy in florida little kids pedophiles collecting checks one family dangerous cant be stopped the police do not do this not police at all cantwear a uniform around what child molesters would in groups here pedophiles

  62. Who would have to make any laws against being with a dog think its not pedophilia thinks again and child molesters want to makechildren other peoples dothis under the baker act in florida handcuffs want to yap about the children doing this to animals not even theirs fldle and dcf and marshalls to the our fathers too stealing a birth certificate isnt illegal here nothing is cause suicide of children black haIRED BLUE EYES SICKOS PERVERTS in this community and you did do this to chidlren in florida with dogs and other animals cant make peo0ple livein florida baker act you cant with legalized beastality your agenices aer instable not quite right no one can detain anyone embezzle too funds social security checks idthievees military check this is in payment for forcing sex onyour chidren with dogs and your family in payment want payment pedophilia is partof this beastality

  63. anyone really cares bout children at all boys really getting it motherws too beastality in florida also making other people commit suicide to force it is that illegal evidently not special that you need to know you be your wife in cornish valenca family child molesters want to molest children with dogs and animals want to fish and all that want them dead shut them all up beastality these people are all around us all the time with animals sexually or molesting small children upsettin other people whoever you black haired familyis withthe blue eyes sheriffs who wouldhave to make a law regarding stealing other nothing is illegal here unless done to you why would any sick state have to make any laws regarding animals and sex with them children in the community at all boys really getting it dieing because child molestation bureau is sure we allwatch our little girls closer than our boys need to wath the bloys more carefully and our grown sons and husbands males in the family child molesters want to do things have and cant stop to other peoples children too crazy to grow an aquarium you can grow children now in a fish tank why bother molesting us all about with dogs and with valenca with suicide never been married toyou at all delusional in your famliiy hallucinations and all that I have childrentoo notthe only people that had children

  64. But you can in Utah to your cousin! (As long as you’re under 50!)

  65. So, I can’t lose my virginity in Washington? lol WOW.

  66. Ok, so I’m IN Washington, and if #10 is a law, it’s not enforced. I have friends who lost their virginity here. I’ve never heard of the animal one either. I don’t think the police would be happy to see a man with a Yorkie or something…

  67. Lol quagmire from family guy is FUCKED.

  68. Wow,talk about nooo life!

  69. wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!INDIA is much better……………….

  70. Who in tha f*#; made these laws

  71. @Timothy Bryce
    Age of consent should NOT be reduced to 15 ANYWHERE! An overwhelming number of legal adults prove themselves to irresponsible to be having sex, let alone 15 year old kids.

    Yeah that’s pretty messed up, I think pretty much everybody agrees with you there. However, specifically citing “these Americans”, that’s just plain ignorant. More than likely where ever you come from has its share of ridiculous laws (and other major fails) also.

  72. # 10 would leave a virgin, a virgin for ever ….. WTF

  73. Alot of folks in Georgia need to be arrested!!!!


  74. Is anyone else confused about #10? If you can’t have sex with a virgin, how is anyone supposed to become a non-virgin?

    I agree that most of these are probably BS though, lol.

  75. Would someone please post a list of animals that weigh less than 40 pounds. (Jack from Washington State wants to play!)

  76. @Trevor: As I made note of a few times in the comments here, these laws are generally 80+ years old and not taken seriously by any current lawyer, police officer, or judge. Basically, they’re only still on the books because nobody thought to repeal them or they were forgotten about. If you go to DumbLaws.com, you can find many similar laws, many of which have either the full text of that law or a “why it exists” (such as for in Georgia, where it’s illegal to say “Hey, boy.” because it hearkens back to when old racists called black men by saying “Hey, boy.”).

  77. Some are believable but some sound like urban legends. I wish they would put the appropriate law/code reference by each entry to prove they were researched and not just what “some guy” said.

  78. these americans have some very fucked up laws i mean sex with amimals is legal in washington??????? wtf are these crazy b******s all about, are the politics there high on crack of something???? their laws are so stupid it makes me want to puke, barack obama get a grip on these places PLEASE, sex with animals is abuse and wrong on so many levels

  79. this is the craziest s**t ive ever read

  80. #6 – “In Connorsville, Wisconsin, it is illegal for a man to shoot off a gun when his female partner is having an orgasm.”
    Does that mean it’s legal for a man to shoot off a gun when his male partner is having an orgasm? O.o
    #10… WTF?!

  81. Yep we have some weird sex laws here in Utah. I was unaware of the cousin one though. I thought there was some law making oral sex illegal in Utah also, guess I was mistaken?

  82. LOL To the porcupine issue… If some dumb-ass wants to try doing a porcupine thats his problem. Hope he finds a steel belted rubber.

    Also 5. Engaging in any sexual position other than missionary is illegal in Washington, DC And so is oral sex. Why didn’t these get utilized with president Clinton..lol

  83. seems a pretty girl willing :))

  84. WOW! “Sex with animals is perfectly legal for men in Washington state” Come here kitty kitty!

  85. If a male partner shot off his gun while the female was having an orgasm and killed her, do you think they would find that out in an autopsy? Just wondering…

  86. age of consent should also be reduced to 15.

  87. so let me see if i can get this. the government makes all these laws in the best interest of the people and we all think its bullshit, but when they start with all this global warming crap, its suddenly serious?

    i personally couldn’t take an authoritative body seriously in any respect with laws like this destroying their credibility :P

  88. @DJ: It’s all true, actually. Each of these stupid laws is on state’s law books and has been since they were written, generally about 80+ years ago (with the exception of things like ones regarding nuclear devices, which only came into existence about 60 years ago) where religion still ruled much of the government, despite the clear separation of church and state. Go to Dumblaws.com and you can find a rather definitive list of all the various stupid laws in the United States, as well as in other countries. If you can’t believe even THAT, then ask a lawyer.

    On a side not, DJ, I don’t mean to sound insulting, but an argument like that would probably carry more weight if you spelled properly with proper grammar.

  89. So, i’m not sure about all of them, but some of them are bull s**t. Beastality is illegal in all states, and it doesn’t matter how much they way. And oral sex is not illegal as long as it’s in your own private home. I guess it’s funny, but it’s not at all true. Don’t by into this, half the everything on the internet isn’t true.

  90. @Jim: I believe so, but it might mitigate the charges. Though that raises an interesting question in my mind; what if a woman shoots off HER gun while her male partner is having an orgasm? For that matter, what about a guy shooting off his gun while his MALE partner is having one?

  91. LOL @ #6

    And here I was planning my vacation to Connorsville, Wisconsin for the sole purpose of inducing a woman into having an organism while firing off my SW 50cal handgun

    is it still illegal if i hell yeehaa!?

  92. @Ewen: There are some seriously retarded and irrelevant laws in the US. For instance, in one Michigan city, did you know it’s specifically written down that it is illegal to detonate a nuclear device over the city? Or how about in Alabama where it’s illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church, yet incestuous marriages are legal?

  93. except sex w/ porcupines

  94. i should be in jail for all pf those laws!!!

  95. Too funny. What ever possessed the government to pass such laws? I want to talk to the woman that suffered when her partner shot off a gun during her orgasm!
    .-= Ewen´s last blog ..Chapter One =-.

  96. i should be in jail for #9 :)

  97. Wow, I could of never imagined that these would be laws, this is ridiculous!

  98. All thous laws are absolutely stupid, why on earth would you wanna have sexual relations with a porcupine? ….WTF!

  99. #6 cracked me up. I’ve heard a few of the others, but #10 threw me for a loop, ’cause I figured beastiality was illegal everywhere, irregardless of the weight. My question on the first five is “how are the police going to know?” Are they going to stand outside your bedroom window every time you have sex?

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