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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Sex Toy Case, Sales Effectively Banned in Alabama

October 3, 2007

Expect an upswing in the number of vibrators and dildos shipped into Alabama. Via AP reports, “The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge to Alabama’s ban on the sale of sex toys, ending a nine-year legal battle and sending a warning to store owners to clean off their shelves.”

An injunction had been in place to keep the law from being enforced, but the Alabama Attorney General is now expected to ask that the injunction be lifted, thereby banning the distribution of “any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs for anything of pecuniary value.”

According to the piece, “The law does not ban the possession of sex toys, and it doesn’t regulate other items, including condoms or virility drugs. Residents may legally purchase sex toys out of state for use in Alabama, or they may buy sexual devices in Alabama that have a ‘bona fide medical’ purpose.” Right, because we really need to go back to those days when vibrators were considered a cure for hysteria, and being sexually unsatisfied was seen as something wrong with a woman.

Sherri Williams, owner of Pleasures stores, responded, “My motto has been they are going to have to pry this vibrator from my cold, dead hand. I refuse to give up.”

Who wants to ship the Alabama Attorney General a “device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs?”

17 Comments leave one →
  1. October 3, 2007 12:21 pm

    Did you read about the SCHIP being vetoed this morning? *sigh*

  2. Brooke permalink
    October 4, 2007 10:51 am

    Don’t let Alabama encourage sexual repression!!!
    Please read the petition regarding the ban of selling sex toys!

    Please pass this petition to all of your friends and encourage everyone you know to sign it! Email it, bulletin it, blog it, etc! This really upsets me, especially when I think about all the other things in the world going on that really need our government’s attention like the WAR, health care, and violence and crime just to name a few things. And to think anyone can purchase a gun legally, but not a vibrator?! How many fatalities have you heard of from vibrator usage? Seriously!!

    Who cares what CONSENTING ADULTS do in their own bedroom? Everyone should be allowed to enjoy their bodies in whatever shape or form they choose as long as they aren’t harming anyone else!

    Please sign and pass on! Thank you!

  3. Dumb Blonde permalink
    November 5, 2007 10:28 pm

    Sex is not recreation. The number one purpose for sexual activity is procreation and that is a fact. There are millions of unhappy people who use sex as recreation and their lives are void of real joy.

    What happened? They were so open-minded that their brains fell out. They gave in to every perversion and wacko idea that came down the pike. Feel sorry for them but not too much, because their sad lives are of their own making.

  4. November 6, 2007 9:39 am

    Dumb Blonde,
    I think you probably suspect that I would completely disagree with you. I don’t think it’s fair to assume that anyone who has non-procreative sex lives a life “void of real joy,” and I think it would be very difficult to prove that assumption.

  5. May 20, 2008 11:57 pm

    I think this is completely ridiculous not only do i sell toys but also have and use an vast assortment these things greatly increased my love life to greater extents ppl dont know what they are missing

  6. June 16, 2008 10:28 pm

    i cannot believe, we are being told what we can do in the privacy of our own bedrooms…what’s next.

  7. sapphire permalink
    June 22, 2008 2:35 pm

    I believe that God gave all that we need to have healthy and happy sex life with a spouse choosen by Him. The toys serve its their self. They are for the purpose of stimulating genitalia. Is that all there is to sex? Do you get the spiritual satisfaction from a piece of plastic that you get from a loving experience with your spouse? What about the soulful experience? The mental experience? The use of toys leads to the perversion. There is NOTHING sweet and passionate about humping on a piece of plastic…an inannimate object. Do we teach our daughters to use that to get some pleasure until she gets a boyfriend? Or until her husband gets back from where ever? Do we teach our sons to hump in a piece of plastic to learn to hump on a girl? Or so that he does not get ‘blus balls” in the interim?

    So, now let’s see…if our spouse is using a dildo till u get home…well… wow…you have missed out on being a part of that experience. She/he sought something some else. Is your sex life so dead that you need a piece of plastic to get your spouse hot? Maybe he/she will start to see another person. Ooops, now we got adultry, broken homes, lack of communication, lack of love, respect, etc. etc. etc. The kids are watching all of this unfold. Well, it all started with seeking an outside man made source to attempt to momentarily satify an eternal need…love. It has never worked and it never will.

    Quit being so “surface” and seek a deeper and spiritual pleasure from the love of a spouse that God has designed just for you.

    Seek the Lord’s guidance in how to please your spouse.


  8. June 22, 2008 3:11 pm

    “The use of toys leads to the perversion” – Prove it. Scientifically. Aside from which, religious views about sex should have no bearing on what the State decides is lawful for everyone, including those not of that religion.

  9. TheToad permalink
    August 21, 2008 10:32 pm

    Just goes to show you how fucking retarded Alabama is. A state that won’t dispose of this ridiculous of a law shouldn’t even be part of the union. Not only is it cutting down on potential tax revenues, but its borderline of dictating people what they can and can’t do in their own privacy.

  10. August 22, 2008 6:28 am

    Well, I don’t like what Alabama is doing, but I also don’t like “retarded” as an insult.

  11. March 24, 2009 9:47 pm

    Isn’t that something that can be voted on? Get enough signatures and take it to a vote?


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