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Texas: Sell A Sex Toy Go To Jail

In my little slice of suburbia many of the neighborhood moms are caught up in the Pampered Chef and goofy candle party craze. I've yet to hear of a dildo party in our neighborhood, but it sounds like a much more interesting party that the others.


CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) - Joanne Webb intended to spice up marriages and earn extra cash by selling erotic toys. Instead, the former fifth-grade teacher and executive board member of the Burleson Chamber of Commerce faces criminal charges and embarrassment after a police sting.

"It's ludicrous to think that the government can step into our bedrooms," said Webb, who has been married 20 years and has three children.

Webb was one of 3,000 consultants for Passion Parties, a San Francisco-based company whose representatives set up Tupperware-type parties for women who feel more comfortable buying marital aids in a private home than at an adult bookstore or on the Internet. "We're doing a wonderful service, and we're not doing anything wrong," company President Pat Davis said.

A consultant since June and the first Passion Parties' consultant charged with obscenity in the company's 10-year history, Webb was charged with a misdemeanor under the state's obscenity law. Adult stores sell sex toys around the law by posting signs that say "sold only as novelties." Webb didn't do that and faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine if convicted.

For those of you keeping track of what is and isn't allowed in Texas...

Sodomy: OK
Sex Toys: Go To Jail

Somewhere John Ashcroft is secretly smiling, at least at the last one...

Hat Tip: InstaPundit


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