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sex between two unmarried persons

fornication

2

the decision not to criminalize behavior per se and instead criminalize conduct that is visible to the outside world

Victorian compromise

3

nonconsensual oral, anal, or vaginal penetration, obtained by force, by threat of bodily harm, or when the victim is incapable of giving consent

rape

4

sexual relations between persons closely related to each other

incest

5

unmarried persons living together (with sexual relations assumed)

cohabitation

6

intercourse involving persons at least one of whom is married to someone else

adultery

7

originally "crimes against nature"; in contemporary laws, oral and anal intercourse

sodomy

8

showing one's genitals in a public place, to passerby; indecent exposure

exhibitionism

9

secretly watching people who are nude

coyeurism

10

the exchange of sex for money or other payment such as drugs

prostitution

11

that which is offensive to decency or modesty, or calculated to arouse sexual excitement or lust

obsenity

12

removing an act from those prohibited by law; ceasing to define it as a crime

decriminalization