The country that seems to pride itself on having totally bogus laws (America) has another pearler for you. A town in Georgia called Sandy Springs has legislation in place that prevents residents from buying sex toys… because apparently what goes on in a couple’s bedroom is the government’s business.
One resident is taking a stand. Melissa Davenport suffers from multiple sclerosis, a disease which attacks the central nervous system and in turn affects one’s ability to become aroused. Davenport eventually lost feeling down there, and as a result her marriage began to suffer. She found using sex toys allowed her and her husband to rebuild their relationship and increase intimacy.
That was all well and good for a while, but in 2009 legislation was passed that banned anyone without “bona fide medical, scientific, educational, legislative, judicial or law enforcement purpose” to buy sex toys.
Davenport and her lawyer spoke to reporters at WSB-TV about her case. “(Some people) have this dirty mind about how people are going to use it. People really do need devices because they need it for health reasons and to have a healthy intimate life with their spouse,” said Davenport.
Added her lawyer, Gerry Weber, “People have the right to decide for themselves whether these devices help their intimate life, and the government has no business being (in) the bedroom and second guessing that decision.” Amen!
The case Davenport is putting forward only requests that the ordinance be ruled unconstitutional, which sounds pretty fair to us. Unforch, they won’t hear back about their plea until June, but if you’re reading this Melissa, we have a few ideas that might help keep the bedroom fire burning (without the risk of getting arrested).