Warning: As you might have guessed, the article contains sexual content.
We all love watching a bit of TLC’s Sex Sent Me To The Slammer – as we view the shocking tales through our fingers, we can’t help but be as entertained as we are embarrassed by it all.
The stories of voyeurism et al on that show are the extreme – of course, nothing like that could EVER happen to you or I.
Well, it depends on where you are. Different countries have very different approaches to sex laws and here are just a few both in the UK and abroad that you might not have known about.
Here are some of the weirdest we found on Weird Sex Laws (yes, a genuine site).
Word of advice, check the laws of the USA state you’re travelling to for your hols before packing your dildo.
Don’t go there, girlfriend (Picture: EPA)
It’s illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle. As difficult and dangerous as it might be, a motorcycle in motion might be a different matter. Please never, ever try it.
Leave them at home (Picture: MikeyGen73/MikeyGen73)
Sex toys are completely illegal in this state. Head to Arizona, where two toys are okay. Any more, and you’re risking prosecution again. Quality over quantity guys!
3. Bakersfield, California
We know it’s difficult to resist but you can not, we repeat CAN NOT, have sex with Satan here unless you’re wearing a condom. So if you fancy giving the D to the Devil, make sure you rubber up.
Oral sex is totally banned here so don’t be as concerned if you forget your mouthwash.
Women are not allowed to walk around naked in a hotel room which, for many people, kind of ruins the point of hotel rooms. They can breathe a sigh of relief though; their nudity is at least permitted in the bathroom.
It is illegal to have sex with a live fish here, which is a relief. Dead fish, however…
7. Halethorpe, Maryland
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 PDA with bae. Idaho is a bit more laid back – eighteen minutes is the law breaking line. We’d like to think if you’d reached the passionate heights of necking for eighteen minutes that you’d have moved things to a private room anyway.
8. Hong Kong
A wife is allowed to murder her husband if he cheats on her – but only with her bare hands. Any manner of homicide is apparently fine for the husband’s lover, though. Everyone in EastEnders and Hollyoaks would be facing a death sentence if that came into force here…
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.
A man is not allowed to fire a gun at the point of his partner’s climax. Killjoys.
It is illegal for a man and a woman to get it on on the steps of a church after the sun goes down. Just so you know.
The fine for a man who has sex with a female dog is higher if the dog is in heat.
13. Minnesota (again)
You can’t sleep naked in Minnesota so do not forget that onesie. And no matter how tiring that post sex glow is, get dressed before you drift off. It’s for your own good.
Here, it isn’t just humans who can face penalties for breaking the sexual laws. It is illegal for dogs to molest people. So, if you want to escape your neighbour’s pooch which insists on getting close with your leg, this might be a good place to go to.
Sex Sent Me To The Slammer airs on TLC on Tuesday 19th May at 10pm