Love & Sex

America’s Weirdest Sex Laws

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You probably have never even thought of outlawing the hanging of lingerie on clotheslines at airports. This is what government is for.

Is your sex life illegally sexy? If you're flirting "lasciviously" in Little Rock, buying too many dildos in Texas, or seducing unmarried women in Michigan, then you best be watchin' yourself —  i09 has compiled a list of the country's weirdest sex laws, and apparently, legislators are a creative and detail-oriented people. You probably have never even thought of outlawing the hanging of lingerie on clotheslines at airports. This is what government is for.

State governments, it turns out, are very, very concerned with your sex toy count (maximum number of dildos per household is two in Arizona and six in Texas) and flirting practices (he who "seduces or corrupts an unmarried woman" in Michigan faces five years in prison). In California, it's illegal to "sell stuffed items resembling breasts ('boobie pillows') within 1000 feet of a highway," — the boobie pillow industry has yet to recover — and if you sell a lizard in Illinois, you are required to enclose instructions not to "nuzzle or kiss" the reptile. And the legislators of Ohio politely request that "no person shall solicit sex from another of the same gender if it offends the second person."

Not that governments are killing all the fun: Necrophilia is a-ok in Louisiana, you can totally marry your first cousin in Utah as long as you're older than 65, and while Kansas officially bans oral sex, "anal penetration with a finger is allowed under specified circumstances." So, you know, just a few things to consider before you hit the road this holiday season.

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[h/t i09]