Alabama is the only state in this union I would not live in because it’s the only state that has outlawed sex toys — until now. Pleasures sex shop proprietress Sherri Williams has managed to fight the good fight all the way to the Supreme Court, but they kept the ban in place. However, there is a loophole in the law that does allow for sex toy sales if there is “a bona fide medical, scientific, educational, legislative, judicial or law enforcement purpose.” Taking advantage of that, Ms. Williams has opened not just the first adult toy store in Alabama, but the first adult toy store drive-thru in the world. Using an old Wells Fargo bank building in Huntsville, she plans to cash in by selling whips, lubes, and vibes through the chutes in discreet paper bags. Heck, those toys may get a better ride in the store than they will in the bedroom!
Williams has all of her customers medical questionnaire explaining what health-related needs the purchase of a sex toy will fill. Um, my clitoris has a bad case of the sadz? I’m giving myself carpal tunnel by doing myself the old fashioned way? I can’t keep a boyfriend that doesn’t run on batteries? Oops, that last one got a little personal.
Anyway, this soldier of human rights is proud to own Pleasures, and here’s why: “The real essence of what I’m trying to get across is adult stores don’t have to be hidden in back alleys.” And Ms. Williams is not alone: “Obviously we wouldn’t be doing as well as we are if no one enjoyed shopping here.” Amen! [Al.com]