Have I missed some news reports where roving bands of sex toys sales teams are canvassing schoolyards in Tennessee attempting to lure underage kids into buying sex toys? Are there television and radio ads hawking the imitation sex devices upon an unsuspecting public? Apparently, some in the Tennessee State House view these devices as a threat, though I do see and hear endless ads on TV and radio advising to men on how they can "enhance" their genital performance.
Others in the TN blog world have posted on this, notably at Tennessee Guerilla Women and at WhitesCreek Journal, and Say Uncle. Senate Bill 3794 and House Bill 3798 would make it illegal to sell, advertise, publish or exhibit to another person any three-dimensional device designed or marketed as useful primarily for stimulation of human genital organs.
Does "three-dimensional device" include, say, a human hand?
And is this the (ahem) burning,white-hot issue legislators feel requires (ahem) action???
Given that the legislature is "handling" the issues of ethics, conflicts of interest, FBI probes into bribery, investigations into the actions of the widespread failures of state agencies to provide residents with copies of open records (via Newscoma), the stalled improvements to TennCare, the consistently confusing formula for providing state schools with adequate funding -- Sen. Burks and Rep. Swafford have pointed their attentions at devices for self stimulation.
Will we have to create a special Task Force to (ahem) handle this situation? This is more than a waste of legislative time and energy, it's just plain silly. And I have to wonder, is touching yourself soon to be a crime in and of itself?