Strange Sex Laws: Why It’s Illegal to Marry A Virgin in Guam


There are some mighty strange sex laws out there. Check them out here.

aNewDomain — It is illegal to marry a virgin in Guam. Read about that and other strange sex laws in the infographic below.

Strange Sex Laws

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  • I was born and raised on Guam, so I don’t mind funny discussion about our weird customs and occurrences. We have plenty. But I expect a ‘NYT bestselling author and award-winning journalist’ to do better research than republishing a long-refuted sex ‘fact’ from an old issue of Cosmo.

    The truth is if someone tries to marry on Guam without your hymen intact, the bride’s father must double the dowry. Or offer up his first son’s virginity as tribute.

  • The law of Guam in fact states nearly the opposite:

    § 3106. Release, Generally. Neither party to a contract to marry is bound by a promise made in ignorance of the other’s want of personal chastity, and either is released there from by unchaste conduct on the part of the other unless both parties participate therein.

    In other words, if you are not a virgin at marriage in Guam and your spouse doesn’t know about it, when your spouse does find out, it is grounds for annulment.