In Georgia, It’s Harder To Buy A Vibrator Than It Is To Buy A Gun

In Georgia, It's Harder To Buy A Vibrator Than It Is To Buy A Gun

Small government Republicans have a ban on the purchase of sex toys by women in Sandy Springs, GA. No, really.

Apparently vibrators kill more people than guns – at least in Sandy Springs, Ga. You can carry a gun without a prescription, or even a criminal check. But in order to purchase a sex toy, a woman needs her doctor’s permission. No kidding!

Under a local ordinance, any woman seeking a marital aide has to go to the trouble of making an appointment with her physician, paying for the visit and providing the doc with a valid medical reason for needing a sex toy. Then if the physician deems her medically wanting and feels like giving her a prescription, she can go to the toy store.

Sandy Springs’ local politicians, such as former chair of the Georgia Republican Party member of the Republican National Committee Rusty Paulfresh from campaigning on ‘small government’ promises, put on their puritanical boots and stomped all over women’s rights by banning the sale of sex toys without a, “medical, scientific, educational, legislative or law enforcement,” purpose. One wonders what a valid “legislative” purpose is – pleasure devices at City Council meetings, perhaps? And whatever is a valid “law enforcement” purpose?

Melissa Davenport, a Sandy Springs resident suffering from multiple sclerosis, says that these items permit her and her husband to still be intimate and credits sex devices with saving her marriage. But her doctor refuses to give her a prescription.

So Davenport filed a lawsuit this week seeking to overturn the city ordinance. She feels that local government has no business in the bedroom.

(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.

 Gerry Weber, Davenport’s attorney, says:

The (city) ordinance basically says the government can stick its nose in your bedroom and say you can use this but not that.

She plans on using the Fourteenth Amendment violation to argue Davenport’s case. This amendment guarantees a right to privacy. The attorney says:

People have the right to decide for themselves whether these devices help their intimate life, and the government has no business being the bedroom and second guessing that decision.

Ironically the vibrator was originally invented to cure hysteria, which is not actually a medical condition.

If a woman in the 1800’s was feeling a little down or just being “lady-crazy,” she could make an appointment with her handy-dandy doctor for a little “pelvic massage” aka manual clitoral stimulation. But the treatment was too labor intensive, thus, the invention of the vibrator. And the resulting good vibrations were born.

Women suddenly began to feel the need for more frequent check-ups at their doctors’ offices. But once the men figured out why certain physicians were so popular, the revelry was over. Now in this 21st century Alabama city, men have once again put a stop to women’s pleasure and pleasure tools.

It looks as if women in this part of the country will just have to get a little hysterical about their government’s unhealthy interest in and invasion into their private lives. Men are free to have their killing tools. Yet they forbid women from owning pleasure tools. Why?

How many people have ever been killed with a vibrator?