Harris County to follow suit on robot brothels

If it’s good for Houston, or not good for Houston, I suppose…

Harris County commissioners are prepared to ban so-called robot brothels, just as Houston did last week.

Harris County already bans live sex acts at any place of business. Robert Soard, First Assistant County Attorney, said that, in his reading, that includes sex with “anthropomorphic devices.”

“Now, that being said, because of changing technology, it might be a good idea to amend the current sexually oriented business regulations,” Soard said.


Assistant Chief Tim Navarre said they’ll be ready to present it to Commissioners Court within two weeks. “The dialogue is…almost identical to the city’s, so, we’re way ahead of the curve,” Navarre said.

See here and here for the background. Harris County’s sexually-oriented business ordinance has generally been a mirror of Houston’s, so this is not surprising and mostly a formality. Nonetheless, if you ever had an inclination to attend a Commissioner’s Court meeting, here’s a bit of incentive for you to finally do so. Swamplot has more.

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2 Responses to Harris County to follow suit on robot brothels

  1. Jason Hochman says:

    This is amazing, because, local government sprang into action about this, but ignores real problems and increasing crime, and awful drivers, and decaying infrastructure. Of course, the business is not a “robot sex brothel,” it is a high end sex toy shop. The biased Chronicle article described the business as a robot sex brothel. It may come as a surprise to many that women have been using mechanical sex toys for quite a long time. The store has a location in a real city (Toronto) which operates without any problems. I did contact the business to let them know that Houston and the righteous people who rushed to revise the SOB law are a bunch of segregationists, and deserve to be shamed much more than purveyors of sex toys deserve to be shamed and barred from the city.

  2. Jules says:

    The proposed business would allow people to pay to use the dolls on the premises. That’s the brothel part.

    I don’t think many women would rent a sex toy.

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