Masturbating is fucking awesome and getting to use a toy (or even using the said toy during sex) makes things so much more exciting. You’d think in 2019 there wouldn’t be any restrictions in the United States, but here we are with two of the weirdest sex toy laws.
ALABAMA’s “Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act”
I just have to start this one out with a giant
WHAT THE FUCK!?
In 1998 Alabama created a law called the “Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act” which CRIMINALIZES the sale of sex toys. First-time offenders are slapped with a TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE AND ONE YEAR IN PRISON. (I know, this sounds like a bad joke, but it’s not. It’s 100% real.)
There have been attempts to repeal the law, but each time the repeal attempt has failed, and the supreme court wouldn’t even hear the case.
Here is my favorite part of the Wikipedia article:
In 2007, Alabama politician Loretta Nall, a former Libertarian Party candidate for governor, launched a well-publicized “toy drive” to send sex toys to Alabama Attorney General Troy King, a staunch defender of the law
Texas’ Obscenity Law
Here’s a great law that is, of course, supported by Texas Senator Ted Cruz who also believes people don’t have a right to “stimulate their genitals”. The Texas Obscenity Statute was created in 1973 to prohibit the sales of sex toys.
In 1973, the Texas Legislature passed Section 43.21 of the Texas Penal Code, which, in part, prohibited the sale or promotion of “obscene devices”‘, being defined as “a device including a dildo or artificial vagina, designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.” The legislation was last updated in 2003, and Section 43.23 currently states “A person commits an offense if, knowing its content and character, he wholesale promotes or possesses with intent to wholesale promote any obscene material or obscene device.”
Luckily in 2008, a judge ruled it as “facially unconstitutional and unenforceable”. But it still technically remains in effect.
While we are on the subject of sex toys… I’ve got an announcement.
N and I have decided to start a sex toy subscription box company! We’ve been talking about it off and on for a little while now and have decided we are running with it!
We want to provide the world with a safe, fun, discreet way to get toys and experiment. We want people to embrace their sexuality and we want to encourage couples that including sex toys during sex can increase passion and pleasure.
Our first boxes are forecasted to ship out in late 2019. I’ll have more information later this week! Make sure you’re following me on Twitter and are subscribed to my blog so you don’t miss any updates. Trust me, you don’t want to be the last one to find any info out.
Stay sexy. Stay Positive.