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BDSM and The Law

 
Indiana
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In Indiana, mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a "tendency to habitually kiss other humans."

35-49-1-4 Sec. 4. "Minor" means any individual under the age ofeighteen (18) years.

35-49-1-5 Sec. 5. "Nudity" means:
(1) the showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic
area, or buttocks with less than a full opaque covering;
(2) the showing of the female breast with less than a fully
opaque covering of any part of the nipple; or
(3) the depiction of covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid
state
IC 35-49-1-8"Sado-masochistic abuse"
35-49-1-8 Sec. 8. "Sado-masochistic abuse" means flagellation or
torture by or upon a person as an act of sexual stimulation or
gratification.

IC 35-49-1-9
"Sexual conduct"

35-49-1-9 Sec. 9. "Sexual conduct" means:
(1) sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct;
(2) exhibition of the uncovered genitals in the context of
masturbation or other sexual activity;
(3) exhibition of the uncovered genitals of a person under
sixteen (16) years of age;
(4) sado-masochistic abuse; or
(5) sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct with an animal.

IC 35-49-1-10
"Sexual excitement"

35-49-1-10 Sec. 10. "Sexual excitement" means the condition of
human male or female genitals when in a state of sexual stimulation
or arousal.

IC 35-49-2-1
Obscene matter or performance
    
35-49-2-1 Sec. 1. A matter or performance is obscene for purposes of this article if:
        (1) the average person, applying contemporary community standards, finds that the dominant theme of the matter or performance, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest in sex;
        (2) the matter or performance depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct; and
        (3) the matter or performance, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
As added by P.L.311-1983, SEC.33.

IC 35-49-3-1
Sale, distribution, or exhibition of obscene matter

35-49-3-1 Sec. 1. A person who knowingly or intentionally:
(1) sends or brings into Indiana obscene matter for sale or distribution; or
(2) offers to distribute, distributes, or exhibits to another person obscene matter;
commits a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class D felony if the obscene matter depicts or describes sexual conduct involving any person who is or appears to be under sixteen (16) years of age.
As added by P.L.311-1983, SEC.33.

IC 35-49-3-2
Obscene performance

35-49-3-2 Sec. 2. A person who knowingly or intentionally engages in, participates in, manages, produces, sponsors, presents, exhibits, photographs, films, or videotapes any obscene performance commits a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class D felony if the obscene performance depicts or describes sexual conduct involving any person who is or appears to be under sixteen (16) years of age.
As added by P.L.311-1983, SEC.33.

IC 35-45-4-2
Prostitution

35-45-4-2 Sec. 2. A person who knowingly or intentionally:
(1) performs, or offers or agrees to perform, sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct; or
(2) fondles, or offers or agrees to fondle, the genitals of another person;
for money or other property commits prostitution, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class D felony if the person has two (2) prior convictions under this section.
As added by Acts 1976, P.L.148, SEC.5. Amended by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.77; Acts 1979, P.L.301, SEC.1; P.L.310-1983, SEC.3.

IC 35-45-4-3
Patronizing a prostitute

35-45-4-3 Sec. 3. A person who knowingly or intentionally pays, or offers or agrees to pay, money or other property to another person:
(1) for having engaged in, or on the understanding that the other person will engage in, sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct with the person or with any other person; or
(2) for having fondled, or on the understanding that the other person will fondle, the genitals of the person or any other person;
commits patronizing a prostitute, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class D felony if the person has two (2) prior convictions under this section.
As added by Acts 1976, P.L.148, SEC.5. Amended by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.78; Acts 1979, P.L.301, SEC.2; P.L.310-1983, SEC.4.

IC 35-45-4-4
Promoting prostitution 35-45-4-4 Sec. 4.
A person who:
(1) knowingly or intentionally entices or compels another person to become a prostitute;
(2) knowingly or intentionally procures, or offers or agrees to procure, a person for another person for the purpose of prostitution;
(3) having control over the use of a place, knowingly or intentionally permits another person to use the place for prostitution;
(4) receives money or other property from a prostitute, without lawful consideration, knowing it was earned in whole or in part from prostitution; or
(5) knowingly or intentionally conducts or directs another person to a place for the purpose of prostitution;
commits promoting prostitution, a Class C felony. However, the offense is a Class B felony under subdivision (1) if the person enticed or compelled is under eighteen (18) years of age.
As added by Acts 1976, P.L.148, SEC.5. Amended by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.79; Acts 1978, P.L.148, SEC.6.

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