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South Carolina Bill Would Outlaw Sex Toys

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Posted on Apr 24, 2006

The S.C. bill doesn’t look likely to pass, but the scary thing is that such products are already illegal in several Southern states.

Apparently in Texas, if you market a toy as a novelty, it’s legal. But if you demonstrate its use in sexual activity—it’s illegal. Put that in your Constitution and smoke it.


COLUMBIA ? Lucy?s Love Shop employee Wanda Gillespie said she was flabbergasted that South Carolina?s Legislature is considering outlawing sex toys.

But banning the sale of sex toys is actually quite common in some Southern states.

The South Carolina bill, proposed by Republican Rep. Ralph Davenport, would make it a felony to sell devices used primarily for sexual stimulation and allow law enforcement to seize sex toys from raided businesses.


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By Ashley, May 28, 2006 at 3:24 pm Link to this comment
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I hope this bill fails and that the other States in America legalize adult sex toys in there communities not only to own but to sell. To think you can buy a gun but not a vibrator makes me think we are in a prison state.

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By Druthers, April 27, 2006 at 10:06 am Link to this comment
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Perhaps Texans don’t know what sex toys are used for—Look at the two Senators.
Texans are so busy playing with their guns and telling everyone how great they are.  I know, I was born there.

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By R. A. Earl, April 24, 2006 at 10:01 pm Link to this comment
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I have no problem with someone considering “sex toys” not something they would be interested in using themselves.

What I have a BIG problem with is someone who thinks that because THEY don’t want to use them, NOBODY should be allowed to.

That arrogant, fascist mentality belongs in the dark ages. I can’t believe I’m reading that in 2006, ELECTED politicians in the USA, while drawing salaries paid by the public purse, are actually considering such legislation during working hours.

If I lived in SC I’d SUE any mentally deficient jerk who wasted my tax dollars on such childishly stupid issues THAT ARE NONE OF HIS DAMN BUSINESS IN THE FIRST PLACE. Good grief, GROW UP!

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By Stephen Gordon, April 24, 2006 at 7:44 pm Link to this comment
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My understanding (but I haven’t verified this yet) is that in Texas you can’t have more than a six pack of sex toys, otherwise they can come after you for intent to distribute.

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