If you see something you not only find personally offensive, but that you are also convinced might violate the law, file your report below. Touchy Situations, LLC cooperates with local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of various crimes ranging from credit-card fraud to obscenity.
Obscenity Note: Touchy Situations, LLC forbids “obscenity,” sometimes also called “hardcore pornography.”
What is Obscenity? Obscenity laws vary from state to state, and often, from community to community. The U.S. Supreme Court says that the determination of obscenity is a function of “local community standards”. One potential indicator of what is “obscene” in your community can be found at your local mom-and-pop video-rental center or record store such as “Tower Records”, or at your neighborhood bookstore such as “Barnes and Noble” or “Books a Million”. If you can openly buy or rent “adult” videos in the back room of the video-rental store, or you can buy an explicit magazine like “Playboy”, “Penthouse” or “Hustler” at the bookstore or convenience store, the conduct depicted on those videos and in those magazines is typically not considered obscene, because the local community accepts it.
In the United States, juries typically regard obscenity as sexual behavior involving one or more of the elements: bestiality, excretory/bodily functions, “fisting” (all five knuckles penetrate), extreme sado-masochism, incest, and depictions of rape and other forms of non-consensual erotic behavior. Juries typically fail to define sexual behavior where the conduct is consensual, non-violent, and involves healthy adults in the privacy of their own home as “obscene”.
However, because every community is different, you should consult a local attorney familiar with first-amendment law and local obscenity statutes before using Touchy Situations, LLC to privately share your intimacy with other like-minded adults.
“Whatever may be the justifications for other statutes regulating obscenity, we do not think they reach into the privacy of one’s own home.” – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, in STANLEY v. GEORGIA (394 U.S. 557, 1969), one of the only unanimous, 9-0 decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding pornography and obscenity.