Is it Illegal to Own More than Six Dildos in Texas? Yes, It Is

Yes, you read the title correctly. The Lone Star State, called by Republicans one of the States where citizens have more freedoms and civil rights because people can buy unlimited guns, has a law that makes it illegal for a person to own six or more dildos.

The legal basis for it is as follows:

Section 43.23 “Obscenity” of the Texas Penal Code considers a felon “A person commits an offense if, knowing its content and character, he wholesale promotes or possesses with intent to wholesale promote any obscene material or obscene device.” And then under provision F, “A person who possesses six or more obscene devices or identical or similar obscene articles is presumed to possess them with intent to promote the same.”

The Texas Penal Code understands that an “Obscene device” means a device including a dildo or artificial vagina, designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs. So, because the law considers dildos obscene devices, and a person who owns more than six obscene devices is committing a criminal offense, therefore, owning 6 dildos (or plastic vaginas) is illegal. 

This regulation is a complete violation of the Fourteenth Amendment (engage in private intimate conduct in the home without government intrusion). Judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the law unconstitutional in a ruling from 2008, considering that the Texas statute cannot define sexual devices themselves as obscene and prohibit their sale. However, with a GOP majority in the House and in the Senate, the law remains in the books. 

So yes, under Texas law, it is not allowed for a person to own six Dildos, but he or she can own six or more different guns. 

Mississippi, Alabama and Virginia also have similar laws that forbid the possession of multiple sexual devices. For Republicans, it is an outrage that a person can’t own as many guns as he wants, but it is completely normal to ban owning more than six Dildos.

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