Here is the parenting issue that I am facing: the other day, Leila confided to me that sometimes a friend of her's types "barbie sex" into the search bar on You Tube. After I stopped laughing, I realized that this would be a great time to have the sex talk with her. She's old enough, and I'd like her to hear it from me first rather than some skanky fourth grader on the playground. The thing is, though, I chickened out. I need to think some more about this first, how to approach it, how far to go. Like, do I have to explain oral sex? Porn? Chlamydia? There's no way around mentioning a penis, but do I have to draw a picture like I did with the period talk? Do I mention that people put tongues in each others mouths? She wont even eat a freakin' gummy bear, so she'll be completely grossed out. No, further thought is definitely required.
Then, I was talking to a friend
who mentioned that these barbies having sex on you tube could be in
bondage gear and stuff, so I just searched on it myself and all I have
to say is WHOA.
My barbies used to get up to all kinds
of shenanigans and were always getting knocked up with cotton balls
shoved in their dresses, but we never got up to what these barbies are
getting up to. First of all, our Barbies weren't nearly as bendy. Here
is a sampling of just the titles: "Slut Barbie" "Barbie Sex Tape"
"Horror Movie with Barbie and Sex" "Barbies Having Full On Sex Orgy" and
my personal favorite, "Barbie and Ken Rough Sex" where Ken is punching
Barbie while in the missionary position. Don't you just love the
Jesus Effing Christ!!!!
What's more interesting is that some of these videos are posted by children!!!
wasn't going to tell Leila's friend's mother about this because I want
to preserve the trust between me and my kid, but now I don't know.
p.s. I have since taken You Tube off Leila's iPod touch, so no more barbie porn for her.