BDSM and The Law


This is NOT legal advice.

The statutes of Iowa define sex these ways 

Warn your hubby that after lovemaking in Ames, Iowa, he isn't allowed to take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with you or holding you in his arms.

Unfair laws set and sometimes applied by the morally righteous . If you live in Iowa  and do not like these laws then ask your  Legislators to change them.

The age of consent in Iowa is 16 or 18 years old depending upon the relationship between the parties and with varying penalties depending upon the relative ages

Sex act
"The term "sex act" or "sexual activity" means any sexual contact between two or more persons by: penetration of the penis into the vagina or anus; contact between the mouth and genitalia or by contact between the genitalia of one person and the genitalia or anus of another person; contact between the finger or hand of one person and the genitalia or anus of another person, ... or by use of artificial sexual organs or substitutes therefore in contact with the genitalia or anus."

IA Code 595.2 Marriage.
"Only a marriage between a male and a female is valid."

IA Code 725.1 Prostitution.
"A person who sells or offers for sale the person's services as a partner in a sex act, or who purchases or offers to purchase such services, commits an aggravated misdemeanor."

IA Code 725.2 Pimping.
"A person who solicits a patron for a prostitute, or who knowingly takes or shares in the earnings of a prostitute, or who knowingly furnishes a room or other place to be used for the purpose of prostitution, whether for compensation or not, commits a class 'D' felony."

IA Code 725.3 Pandering.
"A person who persuades, arranges, coerces, or otherwise causes another, not a minor, to become a prostitute or to return to the practice of prostitution after having abandoned it, or keeps or maintains any premises for the purposes of prostitution or takes a share in the income from such premises knowing the character and content of such income, commits a class 'D' felony."

IA Code 725.4 Leasing premises for prostitution.
A person who has rented or let any building, structure or part thereof, boat,trailer or other place offering shelter or seclusion, and who knows, or has reason to know, that the lessee or tenant is using such for the purposes of prostitution, and who does not, immediately upon acquiring such knowledge, terminate the tenancy or effectively put an end to such practice of prostitution in such place, commits a serious misdemeanor.

IA Code 726.1 Bigamy.
"Any person, having a living husband or wife, who marries another, commits bigamy... Any person who marries another who the person knows has another living husband or wife commits bigamy. Bigamy is a serious misdemeanor."

IA Code 728.4 Rental or sale of hard-core pornography.
"A person who knowingly rents, sells, or offers for rental or sale material depicting patently offensive representations of oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse, actual or simulated, involving humans, or depicting patently offensive representations of masturbation, excretory functions, or bestiality, or lewd exhibition of the genitals, which the average adult taking the material as a whole in applying state wide contemporary community standards would find appeals to the prurient interest; and which material, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, scientific, political, or artistic value, upon conviction is guilty of an aggravated misdemeanor."

IA Code 728.5 Public indecent exposure in certain establishments.
"An owner, manager, or person who exercises direct control over a place of business required to obtain a sales tax permit shall be guilty of a serious misdemeanor under any of the following circumstances: ... permits the actual or simulated public performance of any sex act... the exposure of the genitals or buttocks or female breast of any person..."