Maryland Code, Criminal Law § 11-101

(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

(b) “Advertising purposes” means the purpose of propagandizing in connection with the commercial:

(1) sale of a product;

(2) offering of a service;  or

(3) exhibition of entertainment.

(c) “Sadomasochistic abuse” means:

(1) flagellation or torture committed by or inflicted on an individual who is:

(i) nude;

(ii) wearing only undergarments;  or

(iii) wearing a revealing or bizarre costume;  or

(2) binding, fettering, or otherwise physically restraining an individual who is:

(i) nude;

(ii) wearing only undergarments;  or

(iii) wearing a revealing or bizarre costume.

(d) “Sexual conduct” means:

(1) human masturbation;

(2) sexual intercourse;  or

(3) whether alone or with another individual or animal, any touching of or contact with:

(i) the genitals, buttocks, or pubic areas of an individual;  or

(ii) breasts of a female individual.

(e) “Sexual excitement” means:

(1) the condition of the human genitals when in a state of sexual stimulation;

(2) the condition of the human female breasts when in a state of sexual stimulation;  or

(3) the sensual experiences of individuals engaging in or witnessing sexual conduct or nudity.


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