Is anyone else bothered by the cutesy products marketed to grown women? I’m not just talking about things like Precious Moments figurines here, although those are a little bit freaky.
I’m more concerned with two other things.
Now. I’m going to stop right now and apologize to any family that might be reading this. I’m about to discuss underwear and sex toys. I am sorry.
I’ve been saying this for aaaaaages. Why on earth do I have to spend an extra two dollars to get some underwear that looks like it belongs to an adult? I don’t want underwear in soft pastel colors with pictures of little flowers on them. Maybe some women do, and that is great. For me though, it just seems a little juvenile. Recently, I’ve been seeing a change in this trend. At least now I can get a packet of plain black undies for about the same as the type with butterflies. OR I can pay double and get a pack with zebra strips and peace signs. Anyway, I just feel that underwear that could be described as “darling” should stay on little girls, who can’t yet purchase their own, and those of us that have to fork over the eight dollars to keep our bits secure should have a wide selection of age appropriate undergarments.
I’ll get right to the point here. Why is there a sex toy called the Rabbit? Who thought that in order for women to buy a vibrator, it needed to be cute and pink and have a bunny on it? I understand the function of the bunny, and it’s clever, but did it really need to be shaped like an adorable animal? The same goes for sex toys with butterflies and dolphins on them. Number one, I don’t think putting animals that close to genitals is really appropriate, and number two, does everything marketed to women need to be “squee” worthy? If the “darling” rule applies to underwear, I think it should apply triple fold here.
(This is where I would link a picture of one of the objects in question if I wasn’t concerned about giving my mother heart failure.)
If you ask me, the way products for grown women are presented is just a little insulting. It seems to assume that women are all a little immature, and want everything they own to be cute. It’s not empowering. I don’t see any men struggling to find boxers without pictures of a tractors and dinosaurs on them, because no one thinks that men need their products to be cute to be appealing. I hope that I’ll get to see the day when this type of marketing is seen for what it is. Until then, you can all be sure that I’ll be keeping anything “darling” away from my genitals.