Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sex, Texas & Walmart
Just read that the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals "ruled that the Texas law making it illegal to sell or promote obscene devices, punishable by as many as two years in jail, violated the right to privacy guaranteed by the 14th Amendment." Apparently, those beacons of morality and civilization (read religion) (Alabama and Mississippi) still ban their sales.
Sherri Williams, owner of a sex toy business, was quoted as saying: "I think the courts are finally listening to the people," Williams said Wednesday. "You have 'Sex and the City,' 'Desperate Housewives' and other shows promoting what society is doing. I think the courts have finally opened their eyes and looked around, which is a miracle in the South."
In related news, the unabashedly Christian Walmart has begun selling lubricants, such as 'Wet', in its pharmaceutical sections. Since Walmart is probably the state store of Alabama and Mississippi, I have to wonder if the morality police have taken notice? Selling the lubricant in the pharmacy is a neat dodge. Since it's in the pharmacy, I suppose it's a medicinal "sex aid" or a "relationship aid". However, morality police should take note, flavoring the lubricants surely crosses the line into sex toy. After all, what possible medicinal use could Mango be?
The elegant toy above is $215.00 and is called the Dutch Delight (love the cork). The website states that the "Oooms and Grosemans’ “Dutch Delight” dildo was commissioned for the “Dutch Souvenir” project initiated by .ekwc in the Netherlands in 2003. Check it out here.
I wonder what kinds of memorabilia the Alabama souvenir project commissions? - the Alabama Chastity Belt tastefully emblazoned with the Crucifix?
Posted by upinVermont at 8:12 AM