New bill aims to ban sex toys to "protect the morals of society"
Possible imprisonment and a fine are being proposed.
(SPOT.ph) In the interest of "protecting the morals of the society," Buhay party-list representatives Irwin Tieng and Mariano Michael Velarde proposed House Bill 4509, which prohibits ownership and distribution of sex toys in the country, reports ABS-CBN News.
The pair defined sex toys as devices that "can be used to stimulate human genitals," "could trigger sexually impure ideas," or "can give room to sex-related offenses." Tieng explained that the insensitive and open display of these devices in shops and stalls is very alarming.
"This is also in keeping with the policy of the state to value the dignity of every human person and to promote and safeguard its integrity and the moral, spiritual and social being of its citizenry from the pernicious effects of obscene devices," added Velarde. According to ABS-CBN News, the bill is proposing a penalty of one-year imprisonment and a P30,000 fine for violators.
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