Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Toys in Texas

Sex toys now legal in Texas

A federal appeals court has struck down a Texas law that makes it a crime to promote or sell sex toys.

"Whatever one might think or believe about the use of these devices," said an opinion written by Justice Thomas M. Reavley of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, "government interference with their personal and private use violates the Constitution."

Under Texas law it is illegal to sell, advertise, give or lend obscene devices, defined as a device used primarily for sexual stimulation. Anyone in possession of six or more sexual devices is considered to be promoting them.

While this is news, it really isn't childfree news. Or is it?

The state also argued in a brief that Texas has legitimate "morality based" reasons for the laws, which include "discouraging prurient interests in autonomous sex and the pursuit of sexual gratification unrelated to procreation."
What a nice slap against the childfree, childless, and post-menopausal women. Or why not open it up a bit more? At heart, the logic is simply misogynistic. Male orgasm during sex is directly related to possible procreation, while female orgasm is not. This essentially states that fulfilling the sexual needs of women is actually counter to the interests of the state of Texas.

Real moral.

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Anonymous said...

I thought women were more likely to get pregnant if they had orgasms?

Mercurior said...

texas is one of the more religious, more weird, freaky country when it comes to babies.

everything is church based, and church pushes for brood after brood.

(there are exceptions) i visit texas once a year.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I live in Texas, and I didn't even know about this.

Yeah, this state is very red. A lot of wannabe prim and pure types, though they're even worse offenders than "heathens" like myself.

I find this funny because there is an adult store not too far from my house. Heck you can get cheap vibrators at Spencer's gift.

But there's Texas for you. People desperately want to inforce their beliefs on people, but can't do it as much as they'd like.