Banning Adult Video and Sex Toy stores is counter-productive!

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I can’t believe this is still happening!

In the Wednesday (June 13, 2007) copy of our “Daily News” here in Nanaimo there is a story about how the town of “Delta” in the lower mainland area of Vancouver is proposing to forbid the sale and rental of adult videos!

They’re calling them dirty movies and naughty products to start with which is really narrow minded and archaic if you ask me. It’s precisely this type of thinking (let alone law making!) that will keep us slipping back and not moving forward with ideas of healthy sexuality for our children. I’m not saying that our kids need to see adult movies, but the idea of limiting what people CHOOSE to see to help stimulate or arouse them in the comfort of their own homes seems very unjust.

I won’t even get into restricting the use of adult sex toys – don’t get me started on that!

Firstly, you have to be 18 to enter the store, the windows are not clear so you can’t see in if you’re walking by. You have choice to go in and see what they have. There are usually sections in adult stores indicating the specific areas of video (or DVD) interest also so you can go right to the section for ‘couples’ or ‘gay/lesbian’ or ‘anal’ or ‘large breasts’ or ‘inter-racial’ or ‘bisexual’ or whatever else your heart desires, or whatever else is desiring ;-)

For some people, they don’t feel COMFORTABLE going online to look for adult movies with the computer that their children use. The online sites can be nasty for loading your computer up with things you don’t want your kids to see whether you plan on downloading or not. You’ll notice I don’t have links to any other adult sites (at this time) since they generally will lead you to places where you can’t be sure your computer is safe.

There are, as Council member Robert Campbell pointed out, local cable providers offering ‘hard-core porn’ anyhow. What is the point in impairing someone’s right to own and operate a viable business? At least then, the buying public has a degree of control over the types of products that will be carried. I hardly think the people of Delta are looking for ‘snuff’ films or bestiality or kiddie porn!

What is wrong with good old fashioned x-rated, titillating movies to add a little spice to the love lives of ADULTS who are CONSENTING???

Even Council member Vicki Huntington admitted they were being ‘prudes’ so she convinced them to add the “production of adult videos” to the ban. So much for having a little sexy fun with your camcorder to arouse your partner while you’re out of town – if they have their way, at least if you live in Delta, you’ll be breaking the law in your quest for keeping your marriage together!

Enough ranting for today – until next time,

Passionately,

Kim Switnicki

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