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Strange sex laws from around the world

24 August 2016, 08:24 Bernard Lugagah

These laws from around the world show the amazing fascination governments have with what goes on in the bedroom. Some concern themselves with things that are really private matters while others are just downright bizarre. Most of these laws are archaic and disputable, but all purport to be still on the statute books, which means you can be charged with them.

Marital Relations.

In Arkansas they let you beat your wife, but only once a month. So you have to be careful how you spend your quota. In Hong Kong if you cheat on your wife, she is allowed to kill you, but only with her bare hands. However, she is not limited as to choices of how to kill your mpango wa kando.


In Washington it is against the law to have sex with a virgin, even on your wedding night. In Guam it is ok to have sex with a virgin, but they are not allowed to marry. They have men who go around having sex with virgins for pay, not much unlike the hyenas in Malawi. In Cali, Colombia, it is legal to have sex with a virgin on the wedding night, as long as her mother is watching.

Lights Off

In Budapest, Hungary it is a criminal offence to have sex with the lights on, even if it is with your spouse in your own bedroom. The same goes for Romboth in Virginia, where it is also against the law to have sex during daytime or while wearing your socks. May be they did not want other people seeing what was going on, but they should instead have stipulated that the curtains have to be drawn, as it is in North Carolina, where sex is only allowed in the missionary position. 

The other place you are not allowed to get creative with sexual positions is Washington, where only missionary style goes.


Sex with animals is forbidden in Kenya, as in many other places. In Lebanon however, a man can have sex with an animal, as long as it is female. In Utah you can have sex with an animal, but only if you are being paid to do it. In Florida you get in trouble if you have sex with a porcupine (I wonder why anyone would want to do that) and in Minnesota it is illegal to do it with a live fish. 

Read Also: What does orgasm mean to you?


Some places do not tolerate mixing sex with other activities. Tallinn in Estonia forbids playing chess while having sex. But in a place called Oblong, of Illinois, you can have sex while playing chess. However mixing sex and fishing, or hunting is a criminal offense.

Sex accessories.

In Arizona it is criminal possession to have more than one dildo in your house, though their gun laws are less strict. In Bakersfield, apparently, and this has to be taken with a generous pinch of salt, it is illegal to have sex with the devil without wearing a condom.  

Dirty talk is forbidden in Oregon during sex, either shouted or whispered gently in the ears.   

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