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 otherwise:

      (1) “Place of prostitution” means any place where prostitution is practiced.

      (2) “Prostitute” means a male or female person who engages in sexual conduct or sexual contact for a fee.

      (3) “Prostitution enterprise” means an arrangement whereby two or more prostitutes are organized to conduct prostitution activities.

      (4) “Sexual conduct” means sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse.

      (5) “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 contact.

      (2) Prostitution is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §250; 1973 c.52 §1; 1973 c.699 §6]

167.012 Promoting prostitution. (1) A person commits the crime of promoting prostitution if, with intent to promote prostitution, the person knowingly:

      (a) Owns, 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 prostitution; or

      (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.

      (2) Promoting prostitution is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §251]


“Obscene” means material that meets the following criteria:

(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 conduct;

      (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).

      (6) Disseminating obscene material is a Class A misdemeanor. [1973 c.699 §4]