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Strange Laws

You will find the following laws either funny, stupid,or just really baffling. I know I did.

In Tibet, many years agao, the law required all women prostitute themselves. This was seen as a way to gain sexual experience prior to marriage
Female breast...according to Arizona Supreme Court, don't constitute "private parts" under state law.
 
The Asiatic Huns punished convicted male rapist and adulterers with castration. Female adulterers were merely cut in two.
 
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decaitation.
 
The T'ang Dynasty Empress Wu Hu passed a special law concerning oral sex. She felt that a woman pleasuring a man represented the supremacy of the male over the female. Therefore, she insisted all visiting male dignitaries show respect by pleasuring her orally when meeting. THe empress would throw open her robe and guest would kneel before her and kiss her genitals.
 
In London, it's illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle.
 
The vow of a Roman vestal virgin lasted 30 years. If she engaged in sex before then, she was punished by being buried alive.
 
In 17th century Spain, it was illegal for anyone other than a woman's husband to see her bare feet. A woman could freely expose her breasts, but feet were considered sexual and had to be covered in the presence of men other then her husband.
 
The Romans would crush a first-time rapist's gonads between two stones.
 
In China, woman are prohibited from walking around a hotel room in the nude. A woman may only while in the bathroom.
 
In Pompeii, a special law was directed at prostitutes. They had to dye thier hair either blue, red, or yellow in order to be able to work.
 
Six thousand years ago, Egyptians, the first to punish sex crimes with castration, would completely castrate a male convicted of rape. A woman found guilty of adultery would find herself without a nose, the thinking being that without a nose, it would be harder to find someone to share in her adulterous ways.
 
Up until 1884 a woman could be sent to prison for denying a husband sex.
 
In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception-prophylactics may be dispensed from vending machines only in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.
 
WHile not as extreme as the ancient Israelite punishment for adultery, Greek men still had thier fair share of discomfort when thier pubic hair was removed and a large radish was shoved up thier rectum.
 
It's illegal to have sex with a corpse anywhere in the United States.
 
There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time. Why? Under the law in Guam, it is forbidden for virgins to marry.
 
In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband's lover may be killed in any manner desired.
 
An 18th century French prostitute could be spared punishment if she were  willing to join the opera.
 
In Mississippi, S & M is against the law. Specifically, The depiction or description of flagellation or torture by or upon a person who is nude or in undergarments or in a bizarre or reveling costume for the purpose of sexual gratification.
 
As recently as 1990, these states had laws against the use of dildos: Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Flordia, South Carolina, North Caorlina, Virgina, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington D.C.
 
In Minnesota it is illegal for any man to have sexual intercourse with a live fish.
 
In Detroit, couples are not allowed to make love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couples own property.
 
In Oxford, Ohio it's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a mans picture.
 
THe only acceptable sexual position in Wahington D.C. is the missionary position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.
 
In Michigan a woman isn't allowed to cut he own hair without her husbands permission.
 
In Ventura County, California cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit
 
UNder Lebanese law, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. HAving sexual relations with a male animal is expressly forbidden.
 
Women can sell items and be topless in Liverpool, England-but only in tropical fish stores.
In the state of texas it is a misdemeanor if two men engage in oral and anal sex. The same law doe'nt apply to men and women engaging in the same activity with each other.
 
In Romboch, Verginia, it is illegal to engage in sexual activity with the lights on.
 
IN the state of Washington there is a law against having sex with a virgin under any circumstances( including the wedding night).
 
It's against the law in Willowdale,Oregon, for a husband to curse during sex.
 
THe owner of every hotel in Hastings, Nebraska, is required to provide each guest with clean and pressed nightshirts. No couple, even if they are married, may sleep together in the nude, nor may have sex unless they are wearing one of these clean, white cotton nightshirts.
 
A state law in Illinos mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
 
In Norfolk, Virgina, a woman can't go out without wearing a corset.( thers was a civil-service job- formen only-called a corset inspector.)
 
IN Merryville, Missouri woman are prohibited from wearing a corset because the privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male.
 
It's safe to make love while parked in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Police officers aren't allowed to walk up and knock on the window. Any suspicious officer who thinks that sex is taking place must drive up from behind, honk his horn three times and wait approximately two minutes before getting out of his car to investigate.
 
A law in Helena, Montana, mandates that a woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.
 
Woman aren't allowed to wear patent-leather shoes in cleveland, Ohio- the thinking is that a man might see the reflection of something he shouldnt.
 
Vending-machine condom sales are banned in such states as Hawaii, Kentucky,Massachusetts, Pennsyvania and Wisconsin.
 
In Texas, no one other than a registered pharmacist may sell condoms or other kinds of contraceptives on the streets or other public places. No not even phsicians. Anyone who tries to make a few extra bucks doing this will be severely prosecuted for the direct act of unlawfully practicing medicine.
 
Nevada, with 35 legal bordellos, has no condom problem. The use of condoms in Nevada brothels is compulsory.
 
 
I got a kick outta these laws and thought you might enjoy them. Now here is just some Strange laws that dont really relate to sex.
 
In Texas, it is illegal to curse in front of, or indecently expose oneself to a corpse.
 
In Michigan, a man legally owns his wife's hair.
 
Kansas law prohibits shooting rabbits from a motorboat.
 
In Idaho, the law states all boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more then 50 pounds.
 
It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
 
Putting salt on a railroad track can be punishable by death in the state of Alabama.
 
In Texas, it's illegal to put graffiti on someone elses cow.
 
In New York its against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.
 
In Pueblo, Colorado, it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within city limits.
 
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on in North Dakota.
 
San Francisco bans any mechanical device that reproduces obscene language.
 
In Nogales, Arizona it is illegal to wear suspenders.
 
In Logan County, Colorado it's illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she's asleep.
 
It's against the law for a woman to drive in a house coat in California.
 
In Texas, it's illegal to mil another person's cow.
 
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