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18-7-201. Prostitution prohibited


(1) Any person who performs or offers or agrees to perform any act of sexual intercourse, fellatio, cunnilingus, masturbation, or anal intercourse with any person not his spouse in exchange for money or other thing of value commits prostitution.


(2) (a) Fellatio, as used in this section, means any act of oral stimulation of the penis.

(b) Cunnilingus, as used in this section, means any act of oral stimulation of the vulva or clitoris.

(c) Masturbation, as used in this section, means stimulation of the genital organs by manual or other bodily contact exclusive of sexual intercourse.

(d) Anal intercourse, as used in this section, means contact between human beings of the genital organs of one and the anus of another.

(3) Prostitution is a class 3 misdemeanor.


Source: L. 71: R&RE, p. 451, 1. C.R.S. 1963: 40-7-201. L. 77: Entire section R&RE, p. 987, 1, effective May 27.


Editors note: This title was numbered as chapter 40, C.R.S. 1963. The substantive provisions of this title were repealed and reenacted in 1971, resulting in the addition, relocation, and elimination of sections as well as subject matter. For amendments to this title prior to 1971, consult the Colorado statutory research explanatory note beginning on page vii in the front of this volume. For a detailed comparison of this title, see the comparative tables located in the back of the index.

Editors note: This title was repealed and reenacted in 1971. For historical information concerning the repeal and reenactment, see the editors note following the title heading.

Cross references: For provisions relating to HIV infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome, see part 14 of article 4 of title 25.


This is an offense involving moral turpitude. R & F Enters., Inc. v. Bd. of County Commrs, 199 Colo. 137, 606 P.2d 64.

Applied in People v. Mason, 642 P.2d 8 (Colo. 1982).