Yes. You read the title right. Although unconstitutional, oral sex is still illegal in Louisiana and several other states in the U.S.
It’s 2016 and we are making much needed progress as it relates to sexuality in America. The most recent triumph was the legalization of same sex marriage. Huge, right? Right!
Some couples get married with the hopes of indulging in limitless sexual bliss with their spouse(s). There are married and unmarried couples who engage in unlimited sexual activity. After all, sex is awesome and it is natural to want to experience that bliss. However, if you reside in Louisiana, oral sex is considered a “crime against nature,” or “sodomy,” and is against the law. That’s right, several lawmakers in Louisiana agreed that some consensual acts (namely, oral sex) performed in the privacy of your own home, is immoral and unnatural.
We are grateful for many of the laws that protect us against sexual offenses, but I can’t help but wonder which of these lawmakers are breaking the law on this one? How many of our lawmakers’ homes, cars, and/or workplace is a crime scene? Louisiana, our legislative session will convene on March 14, 2016, it is time for some changes to these laws. To find out if your state also criminalizes oral sex click here.
Here is a list of the Louisiana Lawmakers who voted to keep oral sex a crime.
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The law was enacted in 1805. The “crime against nature” law subjects adults engaged in consensual oral or anal sex to up to five years in prison and fines of up to $2,000. The US Supreme Court has ruled that anti-sodomy laws are unconstitutional, leaving Louisiana's laws unenforceable.Apr 22, 2014
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