Currently, the only way a person in Georgia can purchase a sex toy is if it was used medically or scientifically, educationally, legislatively or for a law enforcement purpose. This is not the only law that can have effect on your love life. Sign up for the Thought Catalog Weekly and get the best stories from the week to your inbox every Friday. You may unsubscribe at any time. By subscribing, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Statement. Check out below to see what you may be guilty of!
Ban on sex toy sales in Alabama
Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act - Wikipedia
Because that makes sense. A Georgia woman with MS is fed up with the stupid law and is filing suit against the city , because she says sex toys saved her marriage. The disease attacks her central nervous system, interfering with both arousal and orgasm. The ordinance in question prohibits the selling of sexual devices unless the customers have a bona fide medical, scientific, educational, legislative, judicial or law enforcement purpose. What in the ever-loving hell is going on here? I had no idea sex toys existed for any other purpose than orgasm.
Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act
Georgians can lawfully carry a gun into a nightclub, but people living in one particular city in the state cannot buy a sex toy without a doctor's prescription. Two Georgia residents are now suing the city over a ordinance that prohibits them from purchasing the devices without consent from a medical professional. Marshall Henry, in his 50s, is an artist who wants to use the devices in his work, in addition to sexual activity, said Gerry Weber, the lawyer representing both Henry and Davenport. Both plaintiffs are challenging the state code on several constitutional grounds, including privacy and equal protection. But neither individual seeks damages.
In the United States, policing people's sexuality is the modus operandi of many politicians, so it's no surprise that our country has tried to regulate seemingly innocuous sex acts between consenting adults throughout history. For instance, sodomy, a term usually used to describe sex acts like oral sex and anal sex, was a frequent target of lawmakers, while other statutes have made premarital sex and cohabitation illegal. And then there were and continue to be rules designed to regulate women's sexuality in particular, such as the prohibition of sex toy sales.