CLEBURNE, Texas - Joanne Webb intended to spice up marriages and earn extra cash by selling erotic toys. Instead, the former fifth-grade teacher and executive board member of the Burleson Chamber of Commerce faces criminal charges and embarrassment after a police sting. 

Webb was one of 3,000 consultants for Passion Parties, a San Francisco-based company whose representatives set up Tupperware-type parties for women who feel more comfortable buying marital aids in a private home than at an adult bookstore or on the Internet. A consultant since June and the first Passion Parties' consultant charged with obscenity in the company's 10-year history, Webb was charged with a misdemeanor under the state's obscenity law. 

Adult stores sell sex toys around the law by posting signs that say 'sold only as novelties.' Webb didn't do that and faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine if convicted...

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Should Joanne Webb receive jail time for selling sex toys at private parties?
CLEBURNE, Texas - Joanne Webb intended to spice up marriages and earn extra cash by selling erotic toys. Instead, the former fifth-grade teacher and executive board member of the Burleson Chamber of Commerce faces criminal charges and embarrassment after a police sting.

Webb was one of 3,000 consultants for Passion Parties, a San Francisco-based company whose representatives set up Tupperware-type parties for women who feel more comfortable buying marital aids in a private home than at an adult bookstore or on the Internet. A consultant since June and the first Passion Parties` consultant charged with obscenity in the company`s 10-year history, Webb was charged with a misdemeanor under the state`s obscenity law.

Adult stores sell sex toys around the law by posting signs that say `sold only as novelties.` Webb didn`t do that and faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine if convicted...

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18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/16/03 - 9:30:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't get it wasn't she at a sex toy party?
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/16/03 - 9:49:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, she shouldn't get jail time, or a fine.

Everyone at the toy party knew what was going to be sold, and was there consensually. And sex toys are not obscene.

18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/16/03 - 9:50:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Techincally it's against the law, so yea, give her the death penalty.
It's Texas, right?
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/16/03 - 9:57:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Reason #171 why I'm not going to Texas..
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/16/03 - 10:20:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Now I see. They are illegal? Thats so ridiculous. Oh Texas, what a weird state.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/16/03 - 10:29:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
not at all!
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/16/03 - 10:36:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
hey..does this mean that if bush got caught selling sex toys, he could be impeached..??
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/16/03 - 10:38:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Cleburne is such a lame little town. I hate Cleburne with a passion.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/17/03 - 5:31:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
no, that's ridiculous. they should change the law.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/17/03 - 5:40:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
It is pretty stupid.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/19/03 - 11:39:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
*agrees* It's a stupid law.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/20/03 - 4:30:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
A-friggen-men to that, Kiraa.

I've been to one before. I feel all rebellious now!

18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/20/03 - 4:57:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, of course not! How dumb.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/18/04 - 7:17:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
no, people sale sex toys everywhere y shouldent he be able to sale the same thing in a private party?
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/2/04 - 1:16:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
I doubt that bush could be impeached for selling sex toys, after all clinton was caught smoking a sex toy, and wasn't.

And no she should not, but she should look into getting the hellouta texass.

18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/2/04 - 1:54:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
You know what? I'm so glad I live where I do. Your legal system is completely screwed. Either that you have an exagerated amount of people who are over-extremely and easily offended. The poor woman. It is just complete and utter nonsense.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/2/04 - 11:15:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
Definitely not...I don't even get why it's such a big deal..it's in her house.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/2/04 - 11:33:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've been to sex toy parties, I don't understand, aren't they completely legal?
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/2/04 - 6:56:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Apparently not in Texas...
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/2/04 - 7:12:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I did not know that! Wow.. The one I went to was in Virginia, guess it's legal here.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/2/04 - 7:15:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah it says in that article that in sex shops they have to say they are novelty items and aren't for serious use - that's what they say in all the shops here too so it must be illegal here as well.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/2/04 - 7:20:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well you learn something new everyday I guess :)
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/4/04 - 7:35:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
texas sucks
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/22/04 - 10:06:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 9/4/04 - 4:31:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
absolutely not. i think it's stupid that we continue to be fascinated by sex in this country, but then punish people for engaging in behavior that enhances their sex life. there are so many levels of problems in this country with sexuality and especially with the concept of women's sexuality.

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