June 25, 1910

On June 25, 1910, the Mann Act was passed in the United States. In its original form, the act made it a felony to transport white women across state lines for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose. This act was supposed to help prevent prostitution and human trafficking, but like anything that can be misappropriated, the ambiguous language about immorality resulted in the criminalization of consensual sex between adults, if they crossed state lines to do it. So, if an Akron businessman took his secretary to Atlantic City and played hide the salami, they could actually go to jail. It took 68 years before Congress amended this act to apply only to the transport of white women for the purpose of prostitution or illegal sexual acts. The reverse-cowgirl with a triple-gainer dismount, while highly athletic, was still considered illegal in 1978.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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