Out of all of the weird things associated with sex, I never really thought about weird sex laws. I mean, as long as you’re not having sex in public, you’re fine, right? I never considered the idea that certain states take their sex laws very seriously. That is until the other day when I was told that pretending to be married in order to book a hotel room as a couple is actually illegal in North Carolina. Excuse me but…WTF? Apparently they don’t want to encourage pre-marital sex, which would make a little bit of sense if this was the 1950s. But no, that is still an active law.
Even though a ton of laws aren’t actually enforced, they still are technically laws, which means that you could be fined for doing them, although it’s pretty unlikely, since people aren’t generally aware about the legality of what they are doing. But, it’s still important to know them, if only because of how hilarious and random they all are. Did you know you can’t actually buy a sex toy in Reno, Nevada? What kind of sick joke is that? IDK, but there are a ton more weird sex laws that I need to tell you about. Check them out. And be careful out there…some of these laws are weird AF:
Flirting Is Illegal In New York CityUM, I WISH this law was enforced because it would make my life so much easier. Apparently, if someone is flirting with you against your will in NYC, they can be fined $25. I don't think I've ever heard about this actually being enforced but tbh it sounds like a great idea. Image Source: iStock
It Is Illegal For Two People To Share A Stall In OregonI guess they are trying to discourage people having sex in bathroom stalls, which is actually probably a good idea. That's...gross. Image Source: iStock
There Is A Time Limit For Kissing In IowaThey're not actually timed, but it's illegal to kiss someone for more than five minutes in the state. So you can totally plan a makeout session with bae, but make SURE it's done after five minutes, or else you could be fined. I don't know how they would ever know this, but still. Image Source: iStock
People With Certain STD's Can't Get Married In NebraskaMore specifically, if you have gonorrhea, you can't get married in Nebraska. There really isn't an explanation for this law, which makes it one of the weirdest, IMO. Image Source: iStock
It's Illegal To Have Sex With A Porcupine In FloridaI mean....YEAH. I don't really have anything else to say about that. Image Source: iStock
It's Illegal For Men To Have Sex With Fish In MinnesotaI'm just curious as to why it's illegal for men and not women...but, okay. Image Source: iStock
Males Are Banned From Flirting With Women While Their Operating A Car In DetroitWell, yeah, this one makes sense too. If you can't text and drive, you certainly shouldn't be able to flirt and drive, IMO. Image Source: iStock
Having Sex In A Freezer Is Banned In WyomingThe fact that this law had to be made means that somebody, at some point, had sex in a freezer in Wyoming. Which is frightening, tbh. Image Source: iStock
It's Illegal To Own More Than Six Dildos In TexasWhat would somebody do with six dildos? I'm not sure, but they would definitely get fined for it. Image Source: iStock
In Tennessee, Students Can't Hold Hands In SchoolSure, it's not really a sex law, but doesn't holding hands lead to sex? That's what the government in Tennessee thought, anyway. Image Source: iStock
Which of these facts freaked you out? What did we miss? Tell us in the comments!