April 25th, 2006

Keep Walking

South Carolina attempt to criminalize sex toy sellers

South Carolina's legislature is considering banning the sale of sex toys in the state. If it does, it joins Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas in the desperate attempt to control what consenting adults do sexually.

I think I should take a sex toy break right now, in protest.

What I want to know is whether the pastors and counselors quoted or alluded to in the article will actually step forward and say wait a minute, these devices enhance marriages, intimacy, sex.

I've never considered sex toys, lubes, lingerie, flavored powders, etc. to be the same thing as "pornography." And while I disagree with the move, I can see why certain people would move to control where and how adults can access pornography in their communities; I can even understand why some want to ban it altogether.

I can't extend that understanding to sex toys and accessories. I suspect it has a lot to do with shame, with fear of women, and with politics.

(From: http://blog.wired.com/sex/)

In other news, my newly rebuilt laptop is working better than ever; although there is still a lot of "personal tweaking" left in store for it!

I guess overall, this was a good learning experience for me, that although I backup my laptop daily, re-installing appz... er, applications... can be difficult at times, especially when you spent hours configuring the damn things, and all the settings are stored in the system registry! Freaking windowz!

The count-down to England is underway! In just seven days, I'll be on the streets of London (well, not THIS late [it's 03:09 there right now!])

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