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To circumvent these anti-dildo laws, a number of store owners in Texas have continued to play off the penal code’s exceptions, those that allow for the sale of dildos for ‘artistic,’ ‘scientific,’ ‘psychological,’ ‘medical,’ or ‘educational’ purposes.  It remains common today for most stores in Texas to avoid liability by insisting upon each customer’s signing a form, one that confirms their intent remains to purchase an ‘educational device,’ an ‘artistic model,’ or a ‘marital aid,’ anything but a ‘dildo.’   The anti-dildo laws, in other words, seem to want to redefine the action, by manipulating the intent.   And yet it seems to me that a dildo remains a dildo, no matter what official title you choose to sell it under. 

Legislating Texas