Louisiana's Sodomy Law

Louisiana code 14:89 prohibits consensual "unnatural carnal copulation" with members of the same sex or opposite sex. The "use of the genital organ of one of the offenders of whatever sex is sufficient to constitute the crime."

The enforcement of the "crime against nature" is not considered unconstitutional in Louisiana.
[State v. Picchini, App. 4 Cir.1985, 463 So.2d 714, writ denied 468 So.2d 1201]

Sexual intercourse with a dead human body is not a crime in Louisiana.
[State v. Schmidt, 1927, 163 La. 512, 112 So. 400]

Placing one's mouth upon a penis constitutes the crime against nature.
[State v. Phillips, Sup. 1978, 365 So.2d 1304, certiorari denied 99 S.Ct. 2843, 442 U.S. 919, 61 L.Ed.2d 287, rehearing denied 100 S.Ct. 196, 444 U.S. 890, 62 L.Ed.2d 127]
[State v. Picchini, App. 4 Cir.1985, 463 So.2d 714, writ denied 468 So.2d 1202]

Oral copulation between two women constitutes the crime against nature.
[State v. Young, 1966, 249 La. 1054, 193 So.2d 243]

An expert witness is permitted to offer an opinion on whether or not oral sex between a man and woman is "unnatural". [State v. Pruitt, App.3 Cir. 1984, 449 So.2d 154, writ denied 450 So.2d 1309]

Punishment for the "crime against nature" is a fine of not more than two thousand dollars, or imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both.

Louisiana code 14:83.3 prohibits the erotic stimulation of the genital organs by any masseur, masseuse, or any other person, when done for money. The law says that it is immaterial whether the stimulation resulted in orgasm or not. Penalties for a successful conviction include a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

Louisiana code 14:83.4 makes it unlawful for anyone in an enterprise used as a massage parlor to "expose, touch, caress, or fondle the genitals, anus, or pubic hairs of any person or the nipples of the female breast" or to "perform any acts of sadomasochistic abuse, flagellation, or torture in the context of sexual conduct." Penalties for a successful conviction include a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.