If you’re planning a dirty weekend away with bae, then you need to research the laws of whichever country you are going to, in order to ensure that your sexual activities don’t land you in hot water.
While most laws around sex are obvious and very necessary, everywhere from the USA and China through to Thailand and Birmingham have some more obscure guidelines.
In some places, copulating on a parked motorcycle is a no-no; while in others, you can only have sex if you’re wearing contraception.
London: It’s illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle.
Alabama (USA): Sex toys are completely illegal in this state. Head to Arizona, where two sex toys are permitted. Once it’s more than two, you risk prosecution.
Again, no female wearing a night gown can be taken for a flight on a private plane.
Bakersfield, California (USA): You cannot have sex here unless you’re wearing a condom. So, get your rubber sheath ahead of time!
Indiana (USA): Oral sex is totally banned here, so don’t worry if you forget your mouthwash.
China: Women are prohibited from walking around a hotel room in the nude. A woman may be naked only while in the bathroom.
Minnesota (USA): It is illegal to have sex with a live fish here! Also, you can’t sleep naked in Minnesota; so, do not forget that!
And, no matter how tiring that post-sex glow is, get dressed before you drift off. It’s for your own good.
Halethorpe, Maryland (USA): You aren’t allowed to kiss for more than a minute in public here, so be sure to have an accurate stopwatch if you fancy a bit of public display of affection with bae.
Idaho (USA): Things are a bit more laid back here – you can engage in public display of affection for a whopping 18 minutes! In any case, by the time you reach the passionate heights of necking for 18 minutes, you would have moved things to a private room anyway.
Georgia (USA): The potpourri of sex laws here are so damning that you’ll wonder if you’re still in America or somewhere else! For instance, sex out of marriage is still against the law here; so, if you and a new lover are looking for a destination for a dirty weekend, rule this one out.
It is illegal in Georgia to purchase or possess sex toys such as vibrators, dildos, etc.
Sodomy laws have been repealed or are ignored in most states, but not Georgia, where a man was sentenced to five years in prison for engaging in oral sex. With his wife. With her consent. In their home.
Wisconsin (USA): No man shall shoot off a gun while his female partner is having a sexual orgasm. Killjoys.
Birmingham (UK): It is illegal for a man and woman to have sex “on the steps of any church after the sun goes down.”
Thailand: The fine for a man who has sex with a female dog is higher if the dog is in heat.
Nepal, Bangladesh and Macao: It is against the law to view movies containing simulated love-making or the pubic area of men and women. The law also does not allow kisses to be shown in any film that includes actors from this country.
Spain: 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 than her husband.
Illinois (USA): Having an erection in public is very much illegal. Thank you.
Liverpool, United Kingdom: Women can sell items and be topless in public, but only in tropical fish stores.