It’s amazing how our society can be so sadistic towards beauty. The popular dolls of beauty and desirability are being heavily sexualized through time, on television and in films. I can clearly recall my experience with the beauty dolls sex.
I was eight years old when I first became aware of these “beauty” dolls that had a sex appeal. They had so many features, sex dolls such as soft skin, enhanced body parts, sparkly eyes, and were always portrayed as perfect. My mum was an avid collector of dolls and she had some hand-me-downs from her mother, as well as some she had purchased from the local store. She thought they were so pretty and would buy them for me often. I was fascinated by these dolls, and when I learned about their sexier side, it felt like something inside of me changed.
I remember being so shy and apprehensive with them, but there was something about them that drew me in and made me feel excited. At the same time, I also felt embarrassed and started avoiding them. As I got older, I became more aware of my feelings and the role these dolls were playing in my life. I felt like it was wrong, but it was also fascinating and titillating.
It’s hard not to feel conflicted about these dolls. On one hand, they are meant to represent ideal beauty and desirability. On the other, they are used to oversexualize young women and girls. Many people, including myself, think there is a troubling trend of using beauty dolls sex toys to exploit young girls. I believe that these dolls should be given a completely different identity that puts greater emphasis on creativity and intelligence than on sex appeal.
That being said, it’s not like we can ignore the fact that society is filled with images of overly sexualized and unattainable bodies. It’s hard to ignore these messages, and when I look at dolls and see how they’ve been changed over time, I can’t help but be a bit disillusioned and sad. The world today is filled with these unrealistic expectations about beauty, and beauty dolls sex is something that brings them to life.
Since then, I’ve been doing my best to create a different narrative. I’ve been talking to my mum about dolls and why we should be careful with what we teach our daughters, and my daughters, about beauty. We’ve been having honest conversations about beauty and what it means to be attractive and desirable. I believe that when we start teaching our girls to look at things with a critical eye, and really think about the power of the messages they are seeing, then we’ll begin to see a shift in the way beauty is perceived.