The Danger of Dildos

This was too funny NOT to post! I wonder if these high and mighty fundies can actually bring themselves to say the word "dildo" on the floor of the legislature and I wonder how many snickers they get!

My question: is there a "grandfathered" in clause? Just wonderin'.

The Dire Problem of Dildos in Tennessee

Apparently, lawmakers in this impoverished red state can't find enough serious problems to address, so they've turned their minds to sex, specifically sex toys.

For unknown reasons, State Senator Charlotte Burks (DINO) and State Rep. Eric Swafford (R) have been thinking a lot about the activities going on your bedroom. They have come to the conclusion that Tennessee will be a better place to live if the state regulates your bedroom by outlawing dildos.

Dildos today, mandatory missionary position tomorrow.


At 07:17, Blogger Dark Wraith said...

Good morning, Callie.

Actually, I trust most of readers are aware that such devices are already outlawed in some states. During the last half of the 19th Century, a series of statutes collectively known as the Comstock Laws was enacted at the federal level, with parallel language becoming codified in the states.

Along with outlawing the more obvious devices of pleasure, condoms were outlawed in some areas, as were abortificients. So were tampons, such devices being seen by Victorian sorts as a means by which women could introduce to themselves a penis substitute.

Statutory restrictions on devices of a sexual or reproductive nature became more and more common, and eventually included the cheap, bare-women French postcards that were flooding into the American market because of improved distribution channels and lower-cost photo reproduction technologies that came about in the early part of the 20th Century.

Ultimately, the nude postcards became quite difficult to secure, particularly in the period just before World War I. This was, of course, a good thing: it was far better for young American men to die in the European trenches as brave soldiers unfettered by memories of female flesh. And far better it was for those who survived to return to female partners unable to prevent conception and quite unaware that a tampon is just as good as a soldier.

The Dark Wraith has offered some history trivia.

At 22:10, Blogger dorsano said...

Mr. Dark Wraith, you are a font of trivia of all sorts.

It's nice to find you here.

I find that as I get older, trivia sort of slips away (like some other things I prefer not to mention)

so having you around - to bring some trivia back to mind - is like being born again.


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