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BDSM and The Law

 
Maryland

This is NOT legal advice.

In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception—prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only "in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises."

Please note this state is still being researched. 

"Vaginal intercourse" has its ordinary meaning of genital copulation. Penetration, however slight, is evidence of vaginal intercourse. Emission of semen is not required.

Prostitution

It shall be unlawful:
(a) To keep, set up, maintain or operate any place, structure, building or
conveyance for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness or assignation;
(b) To occupy any place, structure, building or conveyance for the purpose of
prostitution, lewdness or assignation, or for any person to permit any place, structure,
building or conveyance owned by him or under his control to be used for the purpose
of prostitution, lewdness or assignation with knowledge or reasonable cause to know
that the same is, or is to be, used for such purpose;
(c) To receive, or to offer or agree to receive any person into any place,
structure, building or conveyance for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness or
assignation, or to knowingly permit any person to remain there for such purpose;
(d) To direct, take or transport, or to offer or agree to take or transport, any
person to any place, structure or building or to any other person with knowledge or
reasonable cause to know that the purpose of such directing, taking or transporting is
prostitution, lewdness or assignation;
(e) To procure or to solicit or to offer to procure or solicit for the purpose of
prostitution, lewdness or assignation;

(A)A PERSON MAY NOT KNOWINGLY:
(1)ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION OR ASSIGNATION BY ANY MEANS;
(2)KEEP, SET UP, OCCUPY, MAINTAIN, OR OPERATE A BUILDING,
STRUCTURE, OR CONVEYANCE FOR PROSTITUTION OR ASSIGNATION;
(3)ALLOW A BUILDING, STRUCTURE, OR CONVEYANCE OWNED OR
UNDER THE PERSON'S CONTROL TO BE USED FOR PROSTITUTION OR ASSIGNATION;
(4)ALLOW OR AGREE TO ALLOW A PERSON INTO A BUILDING,
STRUCTURE, OR CONVEYANCE FOR PROSTITUTION OR ASSIGNATION; OR
(5)PROCURE OR SOLICIT OR OFFER TO PROCURE OR SOLICIT FOR
PROSTITUTION OR ASSIGNATION.
(B)A PERSON WHO VIOLATES THIS SECTION IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR
AND ON CONVICTION IS SUBJECT TO IMPRISONMENT NOT EXCEEDING 1 YEAR OR A
FINE NOT EXCEEDING $500 OR BOTH.

3-319. SODOMY.
A PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OF SODOMY IS GUILTY OF A FELONY AND IS
SUBJECT TO IMPRISONMENT NOT EXCEEDING 10 YEARS.

 

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