Virginia Is (Not) For (Oral) Lovers (?!)
I woke up and checked my calendar this morning and, just as I remembered, the year is still 2013. However, after reading that the Attorney General of Virginia wants to ban certain sexual activity, I felt like time went backwards and no one warned me! Attorney General Cuccinelli proposed a ban oral and anal sexual activity between consenting adults in order to protect children. Don't get me wrong-- I am all for protecting the children. However, there are already severa laws in place designed to protect children in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With those laws in place, what is the true end game to Attorney General Cuccinelli’s request? How does banning oral and anal sex between consenting adults actually protect children? I became even more confused as I continued to read because it started to sound like pure bull from him. Even the author shared these feelings saying:
“Cuccinelli knows that you're supposed to come up with a reason these anti-sex measures aren't really about sex, but never has a man been so bad at maintaining a cover story.”
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As there are various ways in helping to protect the children and plenty of laws to support those efforts. The courts agree and Attorney General Cuccinelli's petition to deny adults the right and freedom to have their oral and anal fun in the privacy of their homes and bedrooms was shut down.
Let’s not bring back antiquated, frivolous anti-sex laws and force them onto today's citizens. After doing some more digging, I found that there were and still are "odd" sex laws on the books in some states; they're just not really enforced or paid much attention. It was eye-pening to learn just how prudish our society was and still can be, even in the 21st century. Some of these laws made me laugh, some gave me a blank stare, and others just left me in a mind of "This can’t be real". The following are what I feel are the top 10 "Are. You. Serious??" laws:
10. In Anniston, Alabama there is old ordinance that bans a woman from using promises of certain physical activities to pay off a bet on a match she is playing. A woman also cannot initiate sex while hanging around a pool hall.
9. In Georgia it is illegal to purchase or possess sex toys.
8. In Arizona unmarried adults who decide to engage in grown folks activities are committing a serious felony. Anyone single, man or woman, caught having sex can be sent behind bars for three full years.
7. In California adultery is punishable by a fine and/or one year in prison.
6.) In Texas single adults that are apprehended while having sex are charged with a misdemeanor and given a $500 fine.
5.) In Cattle Creek, Colorado, an old law bans a man or his wife from making love while bathing in any lake, river or stream.
4.) In Virginia it is illegal to copulate in any position except missionary.
3.) In Hastings, Nebraska the owner of every hotel is required to provide each guest with a clean and pressed nightshirt. No couple, even if they are married, may sleep together in the nude. Nor may they have sex unless they are wearing one of these clean, white cotton nightshirts
2.) In Utah adultery, oral and anal sex, masturbation are considered sodomy and can lead to imprisonment
1.) In Washington, D.C. the only acceptable sexual position is the missionary-style position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.
As a child I use to see commercials on NBC and at the end a star would flash across the sky with this message, “The More You Know.” After researching and finding more information about these kind of laws limiting certain, rather harmless sex acts, I am grateful for the progress that has taken place when it comes to sex and our society. We still have a ways to go, but it’s a lot further than itwas in the past. Let us hope that Attorney General Cuccinelli (and others like him) are able to come up with better ways to "protect the children" without limiting the rights to safe, consenting, sexy adult fun.
Are there any weird laws about sex in your state that you know about? Do a quick Google search and share some of the weird one you find.