A betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands

The husband’s lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.

A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking “at a woman in that way.” A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a “pair of horse-blinders” wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

A girl must have written permission from her father before she can wear a mini skirt that is more than 4 inch above her knee.

A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her.

§ 97-29-55. Seduction of female over age of eighteen by promised or pretended marriage.

If any person shall obtain carnal knowledge of any woman, or female child, over the age of eighteen years, of previous chaste character, by virtue of any feigned or pretended marriage or any false or feigned promise of marriage, he shall, [...]

A man over the age of 18 may be arrested for statutory rape if the passenger in his car is not wearing her socks and shoes, and is under the age of 17.

A pregnant woman may relieve herself anywhere she likes, including (if she requests) in a policeman’s helmet.

A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.

A woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness

Adult bookstores may not sell alcohol.

Sec. 6-11-21. Alcoholic beverages–Prohibition, exceptions. (a) No person, association, partnership, corporation, or other entity licensed under chapter 6-11 (section 6-11-1 et seq.) of the Code of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section shall serve, sell, distribute or suffer the consumption or possession of any intoxicating liquor, beer [...]

Adultery is illegal, but can only be punished upon a complaint by the affected husband or wife.

750.30 Adultery; punishment. Sec. 30.

Punishment. Any person who shall commit adultery shall be guilty of a felony; and when the crime is committed between a married woman and a man who is unmarried, the man shall be guilty of adultery, and liable to the same punishment.

History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 [...]

Adultery or Fornication results in a fine of $500 and/or 6 months in prison.

97-29-1. Adultery and fornication; unlawful cohabitation.

If any man and woman shall unlawfully cohabit, whether in adultery or fornication, they shall be fined in any sum not more than five hundred dollars each, and imprisoned in the county jail not more than six months; and it shall not be necessary, to constitute the offense, that [...]

All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden.

All sex toys are banned.

Chitwood, Tim. “Toying With Issues”. Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. 16 Oct. 2002.

—— In 1968 a Fulton-county resident was convicted under this law, despite the fact that the Fulton County jury publicly stated that the law was “archaic” and noted such gadgets can have therapeutic value.

All women of “uncertain” chastity must be off the streets by 9 p.m.

An adult may not show a minor any piece of classical artwork which depicts sexual excitement.

167.065 Furnishing obscene materials to minors.

(1) A person commits the crime of furnishing obscene materials to minors if, knowing or having good reason to know the character of the material furnished, the person furnishes to a minor:

(a) Any picture, photograph, drawing, sculpture, motion picture, film or other visual representation or image of a [...]

Anal intercourse is banned.

Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked mannequin.

Any kind of nude artistic display is against the law.

Any man owning more than 12 sheep must prove that he is not a “pimp”

Picture thanks to: JAW-SHOE-WHAH

Any person who commits adultery shall be fined at least twenty dollars.

61-8-3. Adultery and fornication; penalty.

If any person commit adultery or fornication, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than twenty dollars.

Anyone arrested for soliciting a hooker must have their name and picture shown on television.

Anyone found guilty of masturbation may be decapitated.

Bathhouses are against the law.


(a) Every building or place used for the purpose of illegal gambling as defined by state law or local ordinance, lewdness, assignation, or prostitution, and every building or place in or upon which acts of illegal gambling as defined by state law or local ordinance, lewdness, assignation, or prostitution, [...]

Cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

Condoms were considered an obsene article and had to hidden behind the pharmacist’s counter.