Silly Sex Laws: The Texas Dildo Wars

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Natalie shares a clip from a great documentary about the Texas Dildo Wars and archaic laws around sexuality that deserve a second look.

I subscribe to a number of blogs, mostly sexuality related as research for writing this blog as well as a personal/professional interest in sexuality and the Internet. I get lots of updates everyday, but occasionally, one makes me laugh or piques my interest, so I write about it here.

Yesterday, a blog called Sociological Images was the laugh-inducing kind – my favorite – with a post about The Texas Dildo Wars

If you’re interested in silly sex laws or you have ever wondered about how many names you can find for a dildo to skirt an archaic law governing sexual practices, this video is for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYXUUsDGxkU

I also continue to love Molly Ivins and her sass, both heavily featured in this video. I think maybe I appreciate her more as a former Texas resident.

I should also note that while this Texas law against the sale of dildos was repealed in February of 2008, the Attorney General of Texas wants the court to reconsider the ruling, according to a Slate.com article.

Natalie Ingraham (M.P.H.)

is a recent graduate of Indiana University and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology at University of California San Francisco.
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Comments

  • sex toys

    As a sex toy enthusiast in Virginia, I have to say that buying them is not at all a problem. Stores have to put up a sign saying that their products are jokes, marital aids, or for educational purposes only. That’s all that the laws do.

  • Dildoe Wars

    Tee hee. Dildoe!!