Oral Sex Is Finally Legal!

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oral sexEvery state has their crazy antiquated laws that haven't been reviewed since the 19th century or earlier. You could probably name some of your own state's wacky ones right now. But did you know that until recently, Louisiana outlawed oral sex and anal sex? Yup, any of you bad, dirty folks in the Bayou State who got it on Deep Throat or back door style were BREAKING THE LAW. And could have been at risk of being charged with a felony! Yeeesh. That is ... until now! Whew!

The legislation had been on the books since the early 1800s (even before Louisiana was a state!). And if you were found guilty of soliciting those naughty kinds of sex, aka "unnatural carnal copulation" (bahahahahaha), you'd be forced to register as a sex offender -- even having the label branded on your driver's license. Holy porno.

Oh, and FYI, it's obvious the law was racist and sexist (and likely homophobic!). Of those convicted of "the crime" in Louisiana, almost all of them are women and more than three-quarters of them have been black.

I for one am thrilled the southern state finally had a light bulb go off and realized that participating in consensual oral or anal sex shouldn't be considered a crime. It's called variety.

What do you think about the overturning of this law?



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nonmember avatar falade ade

government should be more concernd about more important issues than what is happening in people's bed room.

nonmember avatar Gabby

lmao! @ falade ade.
I so agree with your comment.

Heather BuzzChic Johanson

I am all for it, but I don't get how it is racist. Blow jobs and anal sex are not race specific.....? Love the article, just looking for some clarity.

nonmember avatar Ty

This is kind of a bad article. The law wasn't really about oral or anal sex, it was about prostitution (i.e. "solicitation"). The law in Louisiana made the solicitation of vaginal sex a misdemeanor but solicitation of oral or anal sex a felony. This change in law now makes soliciting oral or anal sex a misdemeanor, it doesn't make them legal. There is no law now, nor was there a law in Louisiana that made it illegal to engage in oral or anal sex. You just couldn't pay for it.

nonmember avatar Andrew

@Heather: I think the "racist" angle suggested by the article was not the law itself but how it was applied, either selectively against a particular race. I'm guessing oral/anal sex are not much more common in any particular race. Discriminatory prosecution is a serious problem and sometimes the best cure is to take away the law that is being misused, especially if it's a stupid one.

nonmember avatar Mr.Anonimous

"Of those convicted of "the crime" in Louisiana, almost all of them are women and more than three-quarters of them have been black"
soo, that means louisiana sistas like blowing and butt-banging more than...say, washington girls? sheesh! i'm taking a plane!

nonmember avatar Geoff

What a law! They convict you of one or the other of those things, then send you to prison - where they'll both be prevalent activities...

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