Tennessee Anti-Sexdoll Law

The first anti-sexdoll law in American history went into effect on July 1, 2019. You can read the entire law here:
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0659

Here is the clause that is the most problematic:

“For purposes of this amendment, a child-like sex doll is an obscene anatomically correct doll, mannequin, or robot that is intended for sexual stimulation or gratification and that has the features of, or has features that resemble those of, a minor.”

As we all know, it’s impossible to objectively state the perceived age of a manufactured product (in other words, sex dolls don’t have birth certificates). In Tennessee, a minor is any human under the age of 18. So if a person thinks their sex doll is 22, but the police think it’s one day under 18, then that person can be charged with a Class E felony. That means jail time.

Lawmakers claim this law will protect children, but it may actually put children in danger because it’s similar to the Kentucky law that the Prostasia Foundation wrote about here:
https://prostasia.org/campaign/immoral-kentucky-to-treat-doll-ownership-as-equivalent-to-child-abuse/

This is devastating news, but it is being ignored by the mainstream Sex Tech media. It’s up to us to spread the word and help keep our community members out of jail.

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I’ll be interested to see, if someone gets arrested and their case moves up the courts, how the state justifies “obscene anatomically correct,” as that wording appears to me to say that the human body, removed from context, can be considered obscene. Especially when “virtual child pornography” is not inherently considered obscene, the idea that a “child-like sex doll” will ever be considered obscene by anything other than a heavily biased court is laughable to me.

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One of the three prongs of the Miller test requires a depiction of sexual conduct. A doll, lying flat in a box, doesn’t depict sexual conduct.