Early Definitions of Obscenity. Roth v. United States (1957) - Does the average person, applying contemporary community standards, find the dominant theme of the material taken as a whole appeals to the prurient interest? Memoirs v. Massachusetts (1966) - State must establish that:
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State must establish that:
Mo. Rev. Stat. 573.010(17) – Sexual Conduct = actual or simulated, normal or perverted acts of human masturbation; deviate sexual intercourse; sexual intercourse; or physical contact with a person's clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or the breast of a female in an act of apparent sexual stimulation or gratification or any sadomasochistic abuse or acts including animals or any latent objects in an act of apparent sexual stimulation or gratification.
Prongs 1 & 2(prurient interest and patently offensive) can be judged by juries using local community standards.