I was tasked to write a non repetitive, personal blog post about our generation dolls and sex. When I heard this, I was immediately filled with apprehension. I mean, talking to someone, more specifically a friend, about such a sensitive isue like sex and our generation dolls can be a bit scary.
That said, I have a strong opinion about this. I believe that our generation dolls should not be associated with sex; they are toys designed for children and should be treated as such. Period. To associate these dolls with something as deep and intimate as sex sets an uncomfortable example — an example which implies that children should equate sex with play time.
But unfortunately, this is the language that our generation has been presented with of late. We have been exposed to a culture that has been perverted by the lack of proper education on the subject. By no means am I blaming the adults in the room here — it’s a complex issue and there are many factors at play, but in short, it’s a conversation adults should be having with their children.
That being said, I do believe that there is a place for our generation dolls in the world. They provide an incredibly valuable lesson about participation and responsibility. I remember having one when I was a child, and to this day, my fondest memories are of playing with it and taking care of it. It taught me about caring for vibrators something, it taught me how to be kind, and it taught me the importance of becoming part of a community.
For me, it’s these lessons that make our generation dolls so invaluable, and I think it’s important for us to see them in this light. We need to remember that adults are the ones that are responsible for passing the right messages down to our children.
In other words, parents need to be role models. We should not be shying away from the hard conversations, but rather embracing them. We need to have a productive dialogue with our children, setting a strong example and educating them on what sex is — not in the romance and sex book, but in a way that is real, practical and integrates with our values.
To be sure, it’s a complicated and sensitive topic, Penis Rings but these conversations are so important and crucial for the development of our children. They need to understand why they should respect themselves and others, why they should not partake in activities that could be damaging to their mental, physical and emotional health, all within the context of our value systems.
And if we do that, our generation dolls will remain a source of positivity, because it will be the prism through which our children can see and learn all of these vital lessons. It will not be used as a shortcut to having these conversations, but rather that they will be presented through our dolls. We need to be the role models in teaching our children how to be more responsible in the world, and our generation dolls are a great way of doing just that.