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Old 14 August 2010, 06:30 PM
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Strange Sex Laws.


The T'ang Dynasty Empress Wu Hu passed a special law concerning oral sex. She felt that a woman pleasuring a man represented the supremacy of the male over the female. Therefore, she insisted all visiting male dignitaries show their respect by pleasuring her orally when meeting. The empress would throw open her robe and her guest would kneel before her and kiss her genitals.


ETA- Rather long list.
I'm going to have to call shennanigans on this one. The Empress Wu Hu? Therewas an Empress Wu Xetian, the only woman to rule China in her own name, but the rest of this seems as likely as Catherine of Russia's tryst with a pony. I suspect that the root of both stories is an attempt to demonize powerful women who used their power to enjoy the same sexual liberty that powerful men use their power to enjoy. Just saying Catherine or Wu took lovers when they wanted does not convey the 'evil' that the prudes want so they add some spice and we get the legends.
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We've discussed a lot of these previously. For example, here, here, here, and here, just to name a few . From those discussions a few can be debunked outright, such as:
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There are men in Guam whose full-time job it is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time.
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Born and raised there [Guam] I can tell you all it's absolutely 100% false (about as preposterous as saying that it's the law in the United States). Nor was it ever a part of ancient "tribal" Guam. It would be almost comical how this wacked out fiction has spread around the internet.. if it wasn't so sad that so many people actually believed it..

Marie Claire magazine actually printed out some of these rumors in a 2002 issue and it it caused an outright uproar! It dominated the local news and talk radio for days. People couldn't believe it was being printed as fact. Women of Guam from all parts of life (including the Lt. Governor who was a woman) staged protests burning the magazine and demanded an apology.
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In Ventura County, California cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.
As a resident of Ventura County, I think I would have heard of this one. However, I did look. I imagine it's deliberate misquoting of kennel laws.
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Comment: Is it illegal for a man to knit during fishing season in the
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I can't find any such New Jersey statute based on a quick search, though that doesn't necessarily mean there isn't one out there. But I consider it notable that all the websites claiming this law exists fail to provide a simple citation.
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I'm going to have to call shennanigans on this one. The Empress Wu Hu?
The name should have tipped you off - Whoo Hooo!
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There are men in Guam whose full-time job it is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time.
I recall reading an article a long time ago about such men, but IIRC it was an African nation, and the parents were the one paying these men. Something about warding off evil spirits or some such thing. Problem was, these guys never used condoms (the evil spirit thing wouldn't work if they did), so they were spreading AIDS and all sorts of other STDs.

This was a long time ago, so details are very fuzzy...
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The T'ang Dynasty Empress Wu Hu passed a special law concerning oral sex. She felt that a woman pleasuring a man represented the supremacy of the male over the female. Therefore, she insisted all visiting male dignitaries show their respect by pleasuring her orally when meeting. The empress would throw open her robe and her guest would kneel before her and kiss her genitals.
Woo hoo!!!!
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Comment: Is it illegal for a man to knit during fishing season in the
state of New Jersey? It has a lot of links on a google search, but I don't
trust the stuff that actually mentions it are likely to just be repeating
the same false story.
On the Island of Sark (which like the original Jersey is in the Channel Islands) in the 19th century there was a very profitable industry making woolen jumpers (often still known as Jerseys in the UK); and in the winter everybody spent most of their time knitting (the seas usually being too rough for fishing). In the summer, although they made less money from fishing, the men were banned by law from knitting, so the fishing boats would go out. The two larger Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey) have much larger populations and fishing was not so vital for the economy (and diet); so AFAIK the law was not enacted there.
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I recall reading an article a long time ago about such men, but IIRC it was an African nation, and the parents were the one paying these men. Something about warding off evil spirits or some such thing. Problem was, these guys never used condoms (the evil spirit thing wouldn't work if they did), so they were spreading AIDS and all sorts of other STDs.

This was a long time ago, so details are very fuzzy...
Haven't heard anything about professional deflowerers, but apparently in some parts of Africa having sex with a virgin is thought to cure AIDS. Maybe that's what you're thinking of?
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Default N.J. senators introduce bill to sweep sexism out of antiquated state laws

Say a man and woman want to get married in New Jersey. They’ll have to wait at least 72 hours.

Unless, that is, the man was arrested for "bastardy, rape, fornication or of having had carnal knowledge of an unmarried female, and the accused person consents to marry such female."

In that case, officials can waive the waiting period so they can get married immediately.

It’s an actual state law, dating to the early 1900s, that’s still on the books. But state Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) hopes it won’t be for much longer.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...f_state_l.html
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Florida Lawmaker wants bad laws banished

A state lawmaker is on a mission to eliminate absurd Florida laws — and there are plenty. ...such illegalities buried in state law — like smoking clove cigarettes, coasting down hills in neutral, and unmarried couples living in cohabitation or “open adultery”.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/1...-banished.html
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Is there a law that requires a hunting license to kill mice/rats in Ohio?
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Haven't sales of clove cigarettes been banned in the U.S.? Looks like Florida focused on their law too late.
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Comment: In South Carolina, many people say it is state law for South
Carolina to play Clemson in football every year. At one point it was
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Comment: In South Carolina, many people say it is state law for South
Carolina to play Clemson in football every year. At one point it was
passed when they were both in the Southern conference. Is this still a
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Apparently so... from wikipedia :

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1952: Game Mandated by South Carolina Law

The Southern Conference almost brought the longstanding rivalry to an abrupt end when it ordered Clemson to play no other league team other than Maryland (both Clemson and Carolina were members at the time). Upon request of both schools' presidents, the S.C. General Assembly passed a resolution on Feb. 27, 1952, ordering the game to be played.[57] The Gamecocks won the contest 6-0. The S.C. law still stands in the books today requiring both teams to play each other every year.
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The following are 19 signs that America has become a crazy control freak nation where almost everything is illegal:

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Nice batch of false representations there.
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