South Carolina Joins the War on Orgasms

While Texas, Alabama and Mississippi have been leading the charge in the battle against sexual enjoyment and fulfillment, they may soon have a new ally: South Carolina. According to this article, a GOP state legislator wishes to ban the sale of vibrators, dildos and other sex toys.

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. […]

The measure would add sex toys to the state’s obscenity laws, which already prohibit the dissemination and advertisement of obscene materials.

People convicted under obscenity laws face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

South Carolina law borrows from a 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling to define obscene as something “contemporary community standards” determine as “patently offensive” sexual conduct, which “lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.”

I loved Micah Daigle’s take on this:

I just have to chuckle at the thought of S.W.A.T. teams kicking down the doors of private businesses and rummaging through merchandise to find “devices used primarily for sexual stimulation.”

“Officer Smith, does this Pez dispenser look like a sex toy to you?”

“Hmm… check to see what the manual from the Office of National Dildo Control Policy has to say.”

“It’s rather ambiguous. It is pink and plastic and about the size of *ahem* well, you know. But it also dispenses small tart candies.”

“Hrm. Better bring it into the lab for testing.”

Once again, the Republicans are trying to save us from the evils of orgasms. My view is that Representative Davenport is the only dildo they need to ban in South Carolina.

Pic lifted from DARE Generation.

14 Comments
  1. Funny image, but I’m sure lots of people browse here from the office, not sure if that’s entirely appropriate.

  2. Hmmm. Does this include pills (ie Viagra, etc), (K-Y, etc) messaging creams & warming gels, & non piercing body jewelry (Nipple Huggers, etc)?

    Will they inspect and/or x-ray mail order and/or internet order packages?

    This is what we pay the govenment to do?

    Concerns should be terrorism, possible flu pandemic, gas prices, polution of land, & water, etc., etc., not people’s love lives.

  3. Wow…land of the free? Gees, we can almost compare this to the countries removing the clitoris of their baby daughter…They remove the pleasure from you so the only thing you care about is working…I don’t think i’m being paranoid by stating this… we’re getting closer to 1984…

    Regards

  4. Yet one more step closer to our Taliban-styled Government.

    Who elects these guys?? Ohh yea, we do.

    I’m sure you’d be glad to see Representative Davenport’s agenda for 2007:
    1. Remove all skimpy clothing from stores (i.e anything that is not pants or long sleeves is now illegal)
    2. Make lighters illegal…after all a girl may be able to pleasure herself with a lighter
    3. Make Abortion illegal and also ban homosexual couples from adopting the unwanted children…so raise taxes for new orphanages.
    4. Ban all sales of Alcoholic beverages after 4 p.m. After all 93% of DUI accidents happen after 4! Good thinking Rep. Davenport!
    5. (if we can get to it…if not this is item #1 on the 2008 Agenda) Create the Institute of Government Involvement…this agency will conveniently monitor your personal life to ensure that no further government action is necessary to provide for the safety of your person….yea makes about as much sense as banning dildos right??

  5. I know the sort of person who would vote for this kind of legislation. Ignorant christians.

    They created the entire hypocrisy that afflicts modern American society, which makes it a guilty shame to express yourself in a sexual manner. And so as a result, this society is composed to a large extent by individuals who treat women as objects. Who have little to no information on how to raise a child and think that passionate love is only something that pornstars are capable of!

    The entire world is laughing! Should we care?

  6. The Legislators in Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee must all be voyeurs! All of these states make it a crime to own sex toys or have legislation pending to make it illegal. After outlawing sex toys, I assume they will outlaw masturbation. Will they outlaw phallic fruits and vegetables? “Arrest her, she’s got a zucchini with intent.” Where does this ridiculous kind of legislation end?

  7. LOL on the “zucchini with intent.”

    Women might have to get special licenses for their fingers (and men for their hands?) too,

  8. From a WISWtv.com report-
    “[Ralph] Davenport [the S.C. bill’s sponsor] admits he doesn’t even know what a sex toy is. Nor does he have a strong opinion about them. The bill, he says, will help the people he represents.” HELP? Help how? By keeping them sexually repressed until they explode into violence? And how does a man reach his 50’s and not know what a sex toy is? What a load of carp! Carp!