You Won't Believe What Sex Acts Are Still Illegal in Some States

Ericka Sóuter | Feb 6, 2013 Love & Sex

shaded windowLet's talk about sex. Specifically, let's talk about sex in Virginia, which is finally emerging from the dark ages. The southern state is considering lifting a centuries-old law against "lewd and lascivious cohabitation." Basically, it is still illegal for unmarried couples to live together there. Of course, I am sure millions have been breaking this law for decades, but fact of the matter is, it's still technically against the law. Another surprising statute against obscene literary works means they could ban Fifty Shades of Grey! Yikes. Here are more outdated sex laws that are still on the books in this county.

What other weird sex laws have you heard of?

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  • Cleveland, Ohio


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    Women are not allowed to wear patent leather shoes. The shocking reason why: the reflective surface will enable others to take a peek at their panties.

  • Virginia


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    Another no-no in Virginia? Fornication is still forbidden under the Code of Virginia, Section 18.2-344. And forget about oral sex. All forms are considered "crimes against Nature." But the most shocking is a law that comes down on cab drivers. It is illegal to drive a person if you think they are going for "illicit sexual intercourse."

  • Arizona


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    You can't have more than two sex toys in your home.

  • North Carolina


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    No kinky moves allowed. Couples must stay in the missionary position while gettin' busy ... oh, and the shades must be drawn.

  • Connorsville, Wisconsin


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    A man is prohibited from shooting a gun while his partner is having an orgasm. What? Why in the world did they ever need a law for that?!

  • Tremonton, Utah


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    A woman cannot have sex in an ambulance. Honestly, who in their right mind would break this law in the middle of a medical emergency?

  • Alabama


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    An ordinance states that women cannot use sex to pay off bets on matches they are playing. They also can't have sex while at pool halls?

  • Minnesota


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    It's illegal for a guy to have sex with a live fish. So a cold one is OK? So this one actually should be against the law just because of the ick factor alone. I am amazed there needs to be a law for this!

  • Massachusetts


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    You can't have sex with a rodeo clown in the presence of horses. Apparently it really spooks the horses.

  • Willowdale, Oregon


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    You cannot swear while having sex with your wife.


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