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, 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.