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.
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".
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.”
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.
1 of 36 Texas has some unusual laws on the books, but maybe none quite so strange as this: It is illegal to possess or promote the use of six or more dildos in the state. The sex toy law was first...
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 ...
Under Section 43.21 of the Texas Penal Code, first passed by the Legislature in the 1970s, it was illegal to sell “obscene devices” — or any device “including a dildo or artificial vagina, designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.”
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 ...
penal code. title 9. offenses against public order and decency. chapter 43. public indecency. subchapter a. prostitution. sec. 43.01. definitions. in this subchapter:
House Bill 2613, which was later dubbed the “dildo bill,” would have made the commercial sale of “obscene devices,” such as dildos, a felony.