Friday, February 15, 2008

Texas Safe for Sex Toys

If you're a Texan, you can happily unlock that chest under your bed, search the house for a pair of working AAs, and enjoy the fruits of autoerotic technology without fear of reprisal. A federal appeals court has thrown out Texas' law banning the sale of sex toys. This is a victory on many fronts. For one thing, the government has no right to intrude into your sex life--whether or not you're having sex with a vibrating plastic and metal automaton. Also, this is a victory of reason over religious intrusion upon the law. After all, there was no basis for this law other than the religious and cultural prudishness of Texas' once powerful yokel class. Next stop: Mississippi and Alabama, where it's still against the law to go into your local mom and pop sex shop and purchase yourself a diesel-powered device capable of stimulating all your pleasure zones at once. More details here.

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