Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Religion and Oral Sex

Covington blog has a posting dealing with religion and weird sexual prohibitions. This brought to mind a legal case that I believe happened in Malaysia back in the mid 90s. Apparently a man was arrested for receiving oral sex but was eventually released because his partner stopped before ejaculation. This came out (as I remember) around the time Michael Faye, an American boy charged with vandalism, was sentenced to be caned.

Does anyone have any more information about this case? I'm starting to wonder if it was an urban legend (Snopes and truthorfiction don't have anything on it). It seems consistent with moral codes in Malaysia (and Indonesia). Singapore recently moved to decriminalize heterosexual oral sex based on the arrest and appeals of a 27-year old policeman but it doesn't look like Malaysia (or Indonesia or the U.S.) are inclined to lighten up.

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