Tuesday, November 10, 2009

does the miss california sex tape count?


the supreme court of alabama recently upheld a weird state obsecenity law that BANS the sale or promotion of sex toys.

the law originated not in the 1800's but in 1998, when the alabama legislature passed an amendment to the already present obscenity laws making it a crime "to distribute any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs for anything of pecuniary value."

the law doesn't criminalize masturbation or mutual masturbation, and you can still buy sex toys across state lines and then bring them back to alabama, but still...

you can read about the legal context and the consitutional right to sexual freedom here

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