Did Florida Accidentally Ban Sex?

The state of Florida, somewhat famously, finally got around to banning bestiality last week. But, as the blog Southern Fried Science points out, there might be something wrong with the language used in the bill—specifically that it bans sex with "an animal." Did you know that humans are "animals," too?

Finally, we've found an excuse to fine or jail a large chunk of Florida. Here's the act's summary:

An act relating to sexual activities involving animals; creating s. 828.126, F.S.; providing definitions; prohibiting knowing sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal; prohibiting specified related activities; providing penalties; providing that the act does not apply to certain husbandry, conformation judging, and veterinary practices; providing an effective date.

Seems clear to us: No sex for involving homo sapiens, ever.

The whole act is pretty hot. Here's another sample from the "definitions" section, just for kicks.

"Sexual contact" means any contact, however slight, between the mouth, sex organ, or anus of a person and the sex organ or anus of an animal, or any penetration, however slight, of any part of the body of the person into the sex organ or anus of an animal, or any penetration of the sex organ or anus of the person into the mouth of the animal, for the purpose of sexual gratification or sexual arousal of the person.

Such puritans.

[Via the St. Petersburg Times; image of a couple on the beaches of Florida via Shutterstock.com]