Tuesday, April 25, 2006

South Carolina bill would make sale of sex toys a felony


(2) A person disseminates a sexual device within the meaning of this article if it is designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs and solely for the sale of prurient interest in sex.

(H) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.
The only reason I could imagine anyone wanting to make the sale of sex toys a felony is if the legislators believe the use of sex toys causes people to commit felony-level sex offenses. I don't know of any research that finds a causal link between sex toys and sexual assault or sexual abuse.

With the limited amount of resources available to deal with sex offenders, this bill seems like it would waste precious resources.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 4:03 PM   1 comments links to this post


At April 26, 2006 2:27 PM, Blogger Lance Russell - Author of "Recipes for Better Sex" said...

Our legislators must all be voyeurs! They can't stay out of the bedrooms of U.S. citizens. After outlawing sex toys, I assume they will outlaw masturbation. Will they out law phallic fruits and vegetables? "Arrest her, she's got a zucchini with intent." Where does this ridiculous kind of legislation end?


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