What is Committing Unnatural and Lascivious Act in Florida?

A hand writing lascivious words with a pen.

The crime of Committing Unnatural and Lascivious Act is a Second Degree Misdemeanor that is punishable by 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

This crime occurs when a:

  1. Person did some act with another person.  
  2. The act was unnatural and lascivious.

“Unnatural” means not in accordance with nature or with normal feelings or behavior.

“Lascivious” means awicked, lustful or unchaste, licentious, or sensual intent on the part of the person doing an act.

Some of the defenses to Committing Unnatural and Lascivious Act are:

  • Person did not commit an act.  
  • The act was not unnatural.
  • The act was not lascivious.


Bell v. State: On constitutionality of § 800.02.

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