Cruz won’t ban sex toys as president
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Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Rourke: Decisions on late-term abortions 'best left to a woman and her doctor' New report details O'Rourke's prankish past O'Rourke sees 'a lot of wisdom' in abolishing Electoral College MORE says he won’t ban the sale of sex toys if he’s president, BuzzFeed News reported Friday

“What people do in their own private time with themselves is their own business and it’s none of the government’s business,” Cruz told WABC radio host Curtis Sliwa. 


Sliwa asked Cruz if he would ban “the sale of sexual toys, dildos, or anything that sexually stimulates you,” after Mother Jones revealed that Cruz defended a ban on the sale of dildos as Texas’s solicitor general. 

“Look, of course not, it’s a ridiculous question, and of course not,” Cruz added. 

A brief co-authored by Cruz at the time said there is no "substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals."