Georgia Woman Sues Over City Sex Toy Ban

Elizabeth Nolan Brown, reason.com – A Georgia woman has filed a lawsuit against the city of Sandy Springs over an ordinance banning the sale of sex toys to anyone without a “medical, scientific, educational, legislative, or law enforcement” purpose. In effect, Sandy Springs residents are required to have a doctor’s prescription or otherwise prove they only intend to use that vibrator for state-sanctioned reasons. “(Some people) have this dirty mind about how people are going to use it,” plaintiff Melissa Davenport told Atlanta’s WSB-TV 2. “People really do need devices because they need it for health reasons and to have a healthy intimate life with their spouse.” Davenport, 44, has multiple sclerosis, which interfered with her ability to enjoy sex. She credits the introduction of sex toys with “saving” her marriage of 24 years. Not that it should make a damn bit of difference why anyone wants to buy...

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