These books are available through Amazon. Helpful reviews are available for many of the books through the links for each book.
|A fun book with a libertarian message that I keep picking up and reading parts of is Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do; The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society, Peter McWilliams, 6/1996. Also available for reading online on the author's home page||paperback|
|My favorite reference book on the subject is A Guide to America's Sex Laws, Richard Posner and Katharine Silbaugh, 10/1996. The authors have researched all the state laws and US code. In addition to discussing each state's current laws, they discuss the history of each type of law. Published by the University of Chicago Press||hardcover, paperback|
|Sacred Secrets; The Sanctity of Sex in Jewish Law and Lore, Gershon Winkler, 4/1998.||hardcover|
|Sex, Laws, and Cyberspace, Jonathan Wallace and Mark Mangan, 3/1996||paperback|
|Laws and Nature; Shaping Sex, Preference, and Family, David Estlund and Martha Nussbaum, 12/1996.||hardcover, paperback|
|Reconstructing the Household; Families, Sex, and the Law in the Nineteenth-Century South, Peter Bardaglio, 3/1998.||hardcover, paperback|
|Hard Bargains : The Politics of Sex Linda Hirshman and Jane Larson, 10/1998.||hardcover, paperback|
|Dearest Pet; On Bestiality, Midas Dekkers and Paul Vincent, 6/1994.||hardcover, paperback|
|Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology (The Chicago Series on Sexuality, History, and Society), Mark Jordan, 5/1997.||hardcover, paperback|
|Close Readers; Humanism and Sodomy in Early Modern England, Alan Stewart, 5/1997.||hardcover|
|Sex Power and Justice : Historical Perspectives on Law in Australia, Diane Kirkby, 3/1996.||hardcover|
|Sex Drugs Death and the Law : An Essay on Human Rights and Overcriminalization, David Richards, 4/82.||hardcover|
|Sex, Morality, and the Law, Lori Gruen and George Panichas, 11/1996.||hardcover, paperback|
|Unwanted Sex; The Culture of Intimidation and the Failure of Law, Stephen Schulhofer, 11/1998.||hardcover, paperback|
Books on the lighter side...
|Ludicrous Laws and Mindless Misdemeanors, Lance Davidson, 4/1998.||paperback|
|You May Not Tie an Alligator to a Fire Hydrant: 101 Real Dumb Laws, Jeff Koon, Andy Powell, Ward Schumaker, 6/2002.||paperback|
I am not a lawyer nor do I ever plan to be. Nothing found in this site should be taken as legal advice. If you want legal advice, find a lawyer. The law books contain much more detail than has been included in this site. Many cross references and important judicial decisions noted in the books clarify the meaning of each law. Although reading the text of the law usually reveals much of the meaning, a complete understanding of the law is impossible without more research. Ask to see your state's code at your library. If they don't have a copy, they will know where you can find one.
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