Why are sex toys banned in some parts of GA?

Why are sex toys banned in some parts of GA?

Miss Anonymous Miss Anonymous
My bestfriend just movied to georgia because her husband is in the army and they are living on base and she tells me there isnt ANY sexy toy stores in the part of GA she is.. So why is that i dont understand, i've never herd of a such thing. I'm not 100% sure if it's illegal to own sex toys (like the ones she had before she moved there) but i know it's illegal to sell them. It's just so odd.
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
It's an older thread, but this was discussed here.

Basically, local ordinance vary across the country.
05/11/2011
alliegator alliegator
State and local laws based on a mainly conservative Christian morality that sex is obscene. Ridiculous IMO. At least we have online sites like EF.
05/11/2011
K101 K101
Actually there's good reason for it. I live in GA. Trenton, GA to be exact and although I LOVE toys and stuff, I understand the reasons for us not having them. You can easily travel just a few minutes away from just about anywhere inGA to get toys. GA is pretty serious about morals and stuff and we like to keep things like that out. It just doesn't fit our area. I know it sounds crazy, but it's a unique place here and was built on morals and we have a struggle to keep it that way. We also don't have alcohol here. It's not sold in GA except for beer and they don't sale on sundays. Again, good reasons not to. We like it clean and honestly if we did have things like bars, alchohol sex shops, it just wouldn't be the same, beautiful, moral GA. The older generations here have struggled to keep this place a moral and clean area and it's highly important to most of us. I love crazy wild sex toys, but I can easily do that online. When I say we are based on morals here, I don't mean sex toys are morally wrong, but I mean that by allowing shops like that to come in it would change EVERYTHING and the place would eventually have bars, clubs, etc. and that is clearly not a good idea because the younger kids would take it way too far and the place wouldn't be crime free, we would more than likely develop more worries about our kids being out late, where they're going, what kind of sexually explicit material they're able to get their hands on, etc. It's certainly not a prude and stuck up area, but the people in Trenton are serious about keeping it a regular quiet, mischief free country place.
05/12/2011
Rachel Nunez Rachel Nunez
Pretty lame..
05/12/2011
K101 K101
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Originally posted by alliegator
State and local laws based on a mainly conservative Christian morality that sex is obscene. Ridiculous IMO. At least we have online sites like EF.
I live in GA and most of us do not see it as wrong at all. We're just a bit stricter about our morals. Not that we think it's morally wrong to have sex toys, but I'm glad we don't have liquor, sex shops, etc. in our area. It's just not suitable for this small town. It would serve no purpose. We can easily travel 20 minutes and get to sex shops. Most of us like our town being this way and I do. It's a lot less worry about our kids being out and getting into stuff like that. One gas station was selling minor porn in our area. & most of us are NNOT up for anything like that being able to happen again. IT'S a quiet, calm, peaceful place and I don't think it would be if we were like every other state. That is what sets us apart.
05/12/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by K101
Actually there's good reason for it. I live in GA. Trenton, GA to be exact and although I LOVE toys and stuff, I understand the reasons for us not having them. You can easily travel just a few minutes away from just about anywhere inGA to get ...
*Headdesk* Please google the slippery sloppy fallacy.

A sex shop does not have the power to change EVERYTHING. This is based on some short of absurdly insane sexual paranoia, you think moving a single small business (if the town is as small as you say is not going to need more then one) as you put it 20 minutes closer to you will change everything including; increasing crime rate; completely changing the culture of the town, somehow making it profitability for several other business to come in even thought you kept trying to convince us that they would have no purpose being there.

Newsflash sex shops are business if the town is as moral as you say you wouldn't need a law to keep them out I the first place they'd keep themselves out due to lack of customers.
05/12/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by K101
I live in GA and most of us do not see it as wrong at all. We're just a bit stricter about our morals. Not that we think it's morally wrong to have sex toys, but I'm glad we don't have liquor, sex shops, etc. in our area. It's ...
"I live in GA and most of us do not see it as wrong at all. We're just a bit stricter about our morals."

I asks this in seriousness: Do you understand what the world "morals" means? Morals are about right and wrong, to be even more specific things like this are a major part of descriptive ethics, i.e. the study of what people think is right and wrong.

People don't ban what they think is right. They ban what they think is wrong. Any prohibition based on moral is banning something people think is wrong by their nature. What you just said is we don't see as it "as wrong at all we are just a bit stricter about what is right and wrong".
05/12/2011
kelaaa33wish kelaaa33wish
I live in S.C. very close to the Ga. border and there are no sex shops unless I travel about 45 mins. (actually there isn't much of anything here unless you travel) I don't get up that way very often and have not been to the sex store. I personally would love to have a sex shop open up here.
05/12/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
The problem with ordinance based on morals is whose morals do you base it on?
05/12/2011
kelaaa33wish kelaaa33wish
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
The problem with ordinance based on morals is whose morals do you base it on?
Agreed
05/12/2011
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
*Headdesk* Please google the slippery sloppy fallacy.

A sex shop does not have the power to change EVERYTHING. This is based on some short of absurdly insane sexual paranoia, you think moving a single small business (if the town is as small ...
Well, we choose to live that way here. You may not like it, but do you live here? Then why the mean ass comments? Why do you care so much? Why would you feel the need to argue and point out every thing a person does wrong. Focus on your own town. We are only concerned about our own town and the meaning. It's not like we're trying to ban it from your area. Who cares why it's not here. It's not and apparently the majority of us are really happy with that. If someone doesn't like it, I say move somewhere that does have sex shops or suck it up and drive a few extra miles!

As soon as that shop moved in right beside my mother's work, she was robbed and held at gun point twice, my partner, father and cousing were as well on different occasions and there were constant troubles, gangs hanging at the place and selling porn to children? F yea, I think that's morally wrong. God help the person who gives my child porn! So, no I sure as heck don't want that crap being brought closer to my neighborhood. I don't like the problems it brings with it. If gangs are fully allowed to sit outside with their weapons and rob and hold those weapons at anybody's head then I really don't think the people who run the place have any business doing so. If it cannot be kept under control and ran as a business and not some violent place where children can be taken advatange of and given porn then it's nothing I think very highly of. Yea, people from Ga don't think that type of behavior is very attractive and thanks to those people, we don't have to worry about that crap.
05/20/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by K101
Well, we choose to live that way here. You may not like it, but do you live here? Then why the mean ass comments? Why do you care so much? Why would you feel the need to argue and point out every thing a person does wrong. Focus on your own town. We ...
Yes all those are morally wrong, that still doesn't translate in to banning sex shops because your "stricter about our morals". Banning business due to concerns of gang violence is what I call a "public safety concern". I can certainly agree with the necessity of controlling the interplay of business and crime and I support individual towns being able to solve individual problem. I disagree strongly with putting that under the heading "stricter about our morals".

Saying: "We banned them because an unethical business moved in and it was creating problems" is not equal to saying: "because we are morally stricter and if we do it will change EVERYTHING". These are not semantics. One is a very reasonable statement with no moralist judgment, the second in routed in sex negativity and moralistic judgments. Sex negativity effects me, sex negativity is part of what this site tries to fight.

I doubt GoodVibrations, Karma Sutra's Closet, Fun Fascination, or Babeland opening increased gang violence in the places they opened. Does that mean those place have less strict morals because they didn't ban a business that was not causing harm to their community? Does that mean you have stricter morals because you banned a shop that was? Do states that have stricter controls on pharmacies selling decongestants, in order to curb meth labs have stricter morals, then yours?

If my town bans something because it creates measurable problems in my town I not going to declare that my town has stricter morals because of that. READ: I'm not going to therefore imply that the other towns have less strict morals. (and I'm pretty sure neither would you if the business in question didn't included "sex" in its name)
05/20/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
I do not live in Ga, more specifically a small towns which prohibits adult toy shops, but the conflict between morals and what works for your situation is upsetting. If you feel the environment of your community will be destroyed by a sex toy company, that is completely fine, but justifying your feelings by claiming you have higher moral standards is insulting. In my opinion, sex and morals really correlates with religious practices which is partially why I'm so irritated by your statement. Also, concerning children purchasing porn from 18+ alleged gang members, this will happen with or without an adult toy shop in your town. If porn is available anywhere, teenagers will find it.
05/26/2011
Ansley Ansley
Trenton, Georgia may not have bars or sex toy shops, but Atlanta definitely does. I would just like to clarify that for anyone who stumbles on this thread.

Trenton, Georgia is nestled in the northwest mountains at the very tip-top of the state and is considered to be more a part of Tennessee than it is Georgia. The population is less than 2,500 people.

I live within five minutes of several bars and at least two different adult stores. We definitely have liquor stores here, though the bit about not being able to purchase alcohol on Sundays is half-true. You can go sit in a bar and drink until your heart's content, but you can't walk into a store and buy it. We're working on changing that, though.

If there is a blanket ban on everything sex toy related, Eden and the headquarters for The Love Shack would not be able to operate within Georgia.
08/15/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I know I'm a little late to the party, but I'd like to say that, on the whole, I agree with namelesschaos - even if it was forcefully said.
08/16/2011
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