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#1 Posted on 16.12.03 1056.00
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Texas housewife busted for hawking erotic toys
Sales rep for Brisbane firm sold vibrator to undercover agents
Steve Rubenstein, Chornicle Staff Writer

A Texas housewife is in big trouble with the law for selling a vibrator to a pair of undercover cops, and the Brisbane vibrator company she works for says Texas is an "antiquated place'' with more than its share of "prudes.''

Joanne Webb, a former fifth-grade teacher and mother of three, was in a county court in Cleburne, Texas, on Monday to answer obscenity charges for selling the vibrator to undercover narcotics officers posing as a dysfunctional married couple in search of a sex aid.

Webb, a saleswoman for Passion Parties of Brisbane, faces a year in jail and a $4,000 fine if convicted.

"What I did was not obscene,'' Webb said. ""What's obscene is that the government is taking action about what we do in our bedrooms.''

The arrest of Webb in Cleburne, a small town 50 miles southwest of Dallas, was the first time that any of the company's 3,000 sales consultants have been busted, said Pat Davis, the president of Passion Parties. She said the company was outraged by the charges and stood behind Webb.

"It makes you wonder what they're thinking out there in Texas,'' Davis said. "They sound like prudes, with antiquated laws. They must have all their street crime under control in Texas if they're going to spend tax money arresting us.''

For the past year, Webb has sold the company's line of vibrators, gels, lubricants, strawberry-flavored nipple cream and "edible passion puddings.'' The merchandise is offered for sale in private, Tupperware-style parties to women who may be reluctant to visit an adult novelty store.

Among the company's top items are a $12 jar of passion pudding in chocolate and strawberry flavors ("apply head to toe, wherever you want your lover to linger"), a $9 jar of nipple cream in strawberry, raspberry and watermelon flavors, and battery-powered vibrators that sell for $17 to $140. The company also offers such lubricants as Slippery Stuff ($13), Lickety Lube ($12) and Lucky Stiff ($11.50), and a $22 battery-powered item for men known as Jelly Julie ("with soft jelly silicone lips").

"Our products are not obscene,'' Davis said. "All we're trying to do is help people build loving relationships.''

Webb suspects she got in trouble because she ruffled feathers in town by daring to join the Chamber of Commerce with her sex toy business. She said her arrest had caused her husband of 20 years to suffer a nervous breakdown.

Webb said she was amazed that the town's narcotics squad would be put on the case.

"We have a real problem with drugs in our schools,'' she said, "and they're using our narcotics officers to entrap me for selling a vibrator.''

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#2 Posted on 16.12.03 1524.15
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(headache)

Are the laws that totally ban toys gonna go the way of sodomy laws any time soon? There's just no reason for them to bust her, especially considering what else appears to be going on there.
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#3 Posted on 16.12.03 1658.27
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Oh please.
Not only do they nick her, but the go to the hassle of setting up a sting to do it!

Your 'bible belt' areas certainly have a distinct way of doing things.

(edited by Big G on 16.12.03 1458)
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#4 Posted on 16.12.03 1816.33
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You know the writer had a field day with this, though. Was it really necessary to list all the products they have for sale? Maybe not, but color me entertained.
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#5 Posted on 16.12.03 1826.00
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    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    You know the writer had a field day with this, though. Was it really necessary to list all the products they have for sale? Maybe not, but color me entertained.


I'm wondering what sort of vibrator you get for $140 US. Something like the one out of the old "Top Secret" movie I expect.

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#6 Posted on 17.12.03 0752.26
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Remember, if God had wanted Texans to have orgasms, he'd have given them genitals. Hey, wait...

Is it too late to see if we can sell Texas to Mexico at a discount?
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#7 Posted on 17.12.03 0836.05
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    Originally posted by vsp
    Remember, if God had wanted Texans to have orgasms, he'd have given them genitals. Hey, wait...

    Is it too late to see if we can sell Texas to Mexico at a discount?



As we say in Kansas, "Texas is a great state. It's too bad its full of Texans."
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#8 Posted on 18.12.03 1544.39
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
      Originally posted by vsp
      Remember, if God had wanted Texans to have orgasms, he'd have given them genitals. Hey, wait...

      Is it too late to see if we can sell Texas to Mexico at a discount?



    As we say in Kansas, "Texas is a great state. It's too bad its full of Texans."


Hey, I've lived in Texas for 13 yers now!!!

And DrDirt is right...
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#9 Posted on 18.12.03 1632.26
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    Originally posted by ThreepMe
      Originally posted by DrDirt
        Originally posted by vsp
        Remember, if God had wanted Texans to have orgasms, he'd have given them genitals. Hey, wait...

        Is it too late to see if we can sell Texas to Mexico at a discount?



      As we say in Kansas, "Texas is a great state. It's too bad its full of Texans."


    Hey, I've lived in Texas for 13 yers now!!!

    And DrDirt is right...


Sorry, Threep. However, as any real Texan will tell you, you're not from Texas and not a real Texan. You don't count in what I said.
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