BDSM and The Law
This is NOT legal advice.
If you live in Oregon ask your Legislator
to change these laws
Age of Consent in Oregon is 18
It's against the law in Willowdale, Oregon, for a husband to curse during sex.
167.002 Definitions for ORS 167.002 to 167.027.
As used in ORS 167.002 to 167.027, unless the context requires
“Place of prostitution” means any place where prostitution is
“Prostitute” means a male or female person who engages in sexual
conduct or sexual contact for a fee.
“Prostitution enterprise” means an arrangement whereby two or more
prostitutes are organized to conduct prostitution activities.
“Sexual conduct” means sexual intercourse or deviate sexual
“Sexual contact” means any touching of the sexual organs or other
intimate parts of a person not married to the actor for the purpose of
arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of either party. [1971 c.743 §249;
1973 c.699 §5]
67.007 Prostitution. (1) A person commits the crime
of prostitution if:
(a) The person
engages in or offers or agrees to engage in sexual conduct or sexual contact in
return for a fee; or
(b) The person
pays or offers or agrees to pay a fee to engage in sexual conduct or sexual
Prostitution is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §250; 1973 c.52 §1; 1973
167.012 Promoting prostitution. (1) A person commits
the crime of promoting prostitution if, with intent to promote prostitution, the
controls, manages, supervises or otherwise maintains a place of prostitution or
a prostitution enterprise; or
(b) Induces or
causes a person to engage in prostitution or to remain in a place of
(c) Receives or
agrees to receive money or other property, other than as a prostitute being
compensated for personally rendered prostitution services, pursuant to an
agreement or understanding that the money or other property is derived from a
prostitution activity; or
(d) Engages in
any conduct that institutes, aids or facilitates an act or enterprise of
prostitution is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §251]
“Obscene” means material that meets the
(i) When examined in its totality, the material appeals to a prurient interest.
(ii) The material depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual
conduct specifically defined by state law.
(iii) When examined in its totality, the material lacks serious literary,
artistic, political, or scientific value.
167.087 Disseminating obscene material. (1) A person
commits the crime of disseminating obscene material if the persons knowingly
makes, exhibits, sells, delivers or provides, or offers or agrees to make,
exhibit, sell, deliver or provide, or has in possession with intent to exhibit,
sell, deliver or provide any obscene writing, picture, motion picture, films,
slides, drawings or other visual reproduction.
(2) As used in
subsection (1) of this section, matter is obscene if:
(a) It depicts
or describes in a patently offensive manner sadomasochistic abuse or sexual
(b) The average
person applying contemporary state standards would find the work, taken as a
whole, appeals to the prurient interest in sex; and
(c) Taken as a
whole, it lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.
(3) In any
prosecution for a violation of this section, it shall be relevant on the issue
of knowledge to prove the advertising, publicity, promotion, method of handling
or labeling of the matter, including any statement on the cover or back of any
book or magazine.
(4) No employee
is liable to prosecution under this section or under any city or home-rule
county ordinance for exhibiting or possessing with intent to exhibit any obscene
motion picture provided the employee is acting within the scope of regular
employment at a showing open to the public.
(5) As used in
this section, “employee” means an employee as defined in ORS 167.075 (3).
Disseminating obscene material is a Class A misdemeanor. [1973 c.699 §4]