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.
Yes. Texas bans the possession of or promoting the use of more than six dildos. The law in question appears to be aimed at adult performances, as it spells out use in a “play, motion picture, dance, or other exhibition performed before an audience.”.
Texas bans owning or promoting the use of more than six dildos. Approved in the 1970s, the law bans as obscene any device used "primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs". It specifically declares it a crime if someone "possesses six or more obscene devices or identical or similar obscene articles".
Jost said: "There is a real law in Texas that says it’s illegal to own more than six dildos." Such a cap on "obscene devices" has been state law since the 1970s though it’s worth clarifying ...
Yes. Texas bans the possession of or promoting the use of more than six dildos. UNHAPPY CUSTOMER: Louisiana man makes phallic statement about bad bookstore experience
The Texas law was updated in 2003 but appears to still include a line saying that it is illegal to own more than 6 dildos. Although it remains on the books, it is unenforceable, since it is declared unconstitutional and no prosecutor would prosecute a person for violating it. So, how exactly did they decide on the 6 as a limit? Well, who knows.
In 1973, the Texas Legislature passed Section 43.21 of the Texas Penal Code, which, in part, prohibited the sale or promotion of "obscene devices"', being defined as "a device including a dildo or artificial vagina, designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs ." The legislation was last updated in 2003, and Section 43.23 currently states "A person commits an offense if, knowing its content and character, he wholesale promotes or possesses with intent ...
According to a state law in Texas, it is illegal to own more than six obscene devices, as this is seen as intent to sell. Is this just another way of telling people how much of what they can do in their own bedroom?
Earlier this week, i09.com published the above map illustrating “the weirdest sex laws in the United States.”. While acknowledging that many sex laws you read about online are “urban legends,” i09.com went on to say that in Texas, “you can’t own more than six dildos.”. Up until 2008, this was actually true.
The “ownership” aspect of the rumor was due to language in the bill stating that owning more than six (not two) dildos would have constituted proof of intent to distribute.