Jan 292009
 

Coweta Co., GA Is Very Interested In Your Genitials

Coweta Co., GA Is Very Interested In Your Genitials

Folks – if you have a vibe, dildo, butt plug, cucumber, textured or tingling condom, bottle of lube, or anything else you like to rub on your bits, go get it RIGHT NOW!  Clutch it safely to your coochie or neener and stimulate yourself for all you’re worth.  When you feel that golden moment approaching, join me in dedicating your O (as many as you can) to the brave clits, penises, vaginas, anus-es (ani?) and taints of Coweta, CO who must now drive to a neighboring county to buy what you are holding in your busy little hands.  Yes, even if they are white, rich, heterosexual, married, WalMart shoppers and locked in a sound-proof room while using said items.

Read the details after the jump

Protect your crotches, folks, because the government is sincerely interested in getting into your pants before you do.  Yet another area in the dirty south has banned sex toys, stimulating condoms, and lube.

Check it out for yourself – here

(check out the pro-regulation comments if you want to pee your pants a little more)

Now, I’m not a big fan of Starship’s smut stores.  Go ahead and read my reviews on Yelp for more on that.  They’re also known for purposely pissing off the locals to extreme levels in the name of opening new stores, which makes sex educators and coaches ( like me )  look shitty by association.  However, this UNANIMOUS response from the elected representatives of Coweta County is just downright stupid and embarrassing.

According to the article I linked to just above:

The obscenity ordinance prohibits sale or distribution of obscenity, and prohibits anyone from “knowingly” selling, or possessing with the intent to sell, “any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.”

Coweta County is just South-West of Atlanta, and a mere 2 hour drive from my home. I think somewhere in that language they might actually banned me from entering their county…. if so, I would be proud.

I need to get outta here (the South) before I accidentally give a workshop that breaks some law against smiling while teaching about sex, or informing couples about more intimate orgasms.

Shame on me if I somehow blunder into encouraging people to grow and explore together through physical intimacy or if I *gasp* help someone find a safe and healthy way to feel good! Oh no – what if I help a disabled person learn how to sexually reconnect with her or his lover?!

I will mentally send fondest thoughts for resistant prostate infections and unresponsive ED to all of the lawmakers involved in this offensive and immoral waste of time and tax money. I hope their wives go to the county next door to take care of themselves and never come back to cook dinner.

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  2 Responses to “Join Me In Masturbating Against Coweta County, GA”

  1. Dear Publisher :
    As a local resident of the county I would like to thank you for publishing this article. I was one of the first to to alert others
    of the secret meeting and ordinance ,which by the way offends
    myself and my wife to the max ! As a business owner here I am going to do my best to kick these idiots out of office .
    I have considered moving my business elsewhere .The commission has been corrupt for a long time .How do we fight this ? Your opion?

  2. Thanks for responding. You can call me Ruth. :)

    I’m so glad to hear from residents who are not in favor of this law. I know there are many, but it’s quite a social risk to come out and say so. Thank you for stepping up to this challenge, and urging others to do the same. That is a danger in situations like these; it is so much more acceptable to be one side than the other, and so the silent “other” is assumed to be either ashamed or nonexistent.

    How do we fight this?

    I can’t help much on the legal front, but I hear that there are some good adult industry lawyers out there (including one in ATL) that may be able to advise.

    On my side, I wonder about a few things.
    -First, how can we build positive relationships with our lawmakers, based on common goals and an appreciation for our separate areas of specialization. I believe that they took their position with a desire to preserve a set of values and ethics that are likely to overlap mine at least a little bit. We clearly have differences, but we also have hidden similarities. We all want our children safe. We all want pleasant and safe neighborhoods. We all want women and children to be respected as they go about their lives in our towns. We all want to keep sexual predators far away from our families and neighbors. We all want our economy to do as well as possible. We all want safe, happy, stable family units. Excellent – how can we come together on these goals?

    – Second, I want to listen first. This goes back to point #1, but reaches beyond it. I want to really, truly hear what fears and prior hurts have inspired this move. I don’t just want to hear it, I want to feel it. Has an addiction to porn hurt the relationship of a voter that wrote to them? Has an adult business drawn crime near in the past? Has someone read about the negative impact of adult “stuff” on kids, and worried for their own? Has your church taught you that lewd, public sexual content is destructive? I want to know, because that is important to me. Afterall, I’m getting my PhD in Family Development because I really, really care about families and communities. I am working in this area of specialization (sexuality) because I have discovered that this area, when approached well, can help families and communities.

    – After I have heard those deeper reasons behind the law and they have come to believe that I both hear and value them, I want to ask them to brainstorm with me about how to address that core stuff. This involves exploring the benefits of happy, healthy, appropriate sexuality and how those efforts can be done in such a way that it respects their needs, too. We may both need to educator each other. I may need to learn about property values, for instance. They may need to learn about the social construction of sexual-health, and its role in healthy relationships. You get the idea.

    – Finally, once we have this common ground, I want to work together to create mutually acceptable guidelines. We may BOTH compromise a bit on this. However, if we enter with honest motivation toward our common goals, I believe this is possible. Once these guidelines have been created, we are both responsible to returning to our “sides” and enforcing our ends of the bargain. For instance, if guidelines for “tasteful” advertise are created, and I see a store violating that, it is up to me to work with them to be better behaved. They are responsible, perhaps, for ensuring that the other side does not try to publicly humiliate shoppers at stores that follows the rules. It goes from there. We should meet regularly to address any concerns, and continue to grow together. As we come to see each other as good neighbors who just happen to be a little different (in some ways, not all) then we can develop increasing respect for each other and keep growing as neighbors.

    Yeah, it’s a lot of work. But so are most things worth doing.

    I might also suggest that those in the adult industry take a look at this great post by Brent E. Dyer: http://adultnoveltylaw.com/2008/07/08/5ways/

    I would appreciate your thoughts.

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