Thursday, March 18, 2010
In Austin for SXSW?
Dildos Are Legal In Texas Now
Forbidden Fruit is right in the thick of SXSW at 512 Neches.
Perhaps you're here in Austin for SXSW or just a southby hanger-on--regardless, you're probably trying to score. Whenever I travel to a new city I always look up the local woman-owned sex toy store and make a point of checking it out. Fortunately for SXSW visitors, Austin's only woman-owned sex toy store has an outpost in the middle of downtown, making it a super convenient stop for those in town listening to music and find themselves in need of a dildo, handcuffs, condoms, lube, what have you.
Forbidden Fruit is owned by Lynn Raridon, who besides being an amazing lady-about-town has defiantly owned the store for more than 20 years. She's been around during the ridiculous days of the sex toy ban, when dildos had to be sold as "educational models" or "condom demonstrators" and vibrators described as "personal massagers." Butt plugs, however, were always butt plugs.
For a little bit of background on the Texas sex toy ban (which was overturned by the 5th Circuit Court in February, 2008) check out the video above, a clip from the hilarious documentary "The Dildo Diaries."