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Many city ordinances, along with some state laws, prohibit the promotion, distribution, sale and display of obscene items. An obscene item is a device, photograph, drawing or other visual representation intended for the purpose of sexual stimulation or gratification. Enforcement of obscenity laws is inconsistent among the states. In Texas, for example, a woman demonstrating sexual aids and devices for sale at a private gathering in a residence was charged under the state's obscenity statute.