What’s the first name you think of to call a baby? Baby? Bub? Mate? Buddy? Gorgeous? Beautiful? Precious Angel? Cutey? Bello/Bella? Sexy? Yeah – sexy… Someone keeps calling my six month old baby boy sexy and I think it is the craziest thing in the whole entire world!
Babies are not sexy – and they should be sheltered away from anything that one would consider in that realm.
My mum said she saw a program on sex addicts the other day. And the majority of these people had had horrible things done to them as children – like a little boy being made to give his father a blow job at 2 years of age – and so they associated love with a sexual act. I was shocked that these thoughts would even enter a parent’s head.
I was talking to a friend about it and we joked about our father’s fast forwarding the kissing scenes in movies. She said that they could be watching a romantic comedy and her father would smell out the kissing scenes. He’d come out and tell them to switch it off – they didn’t need to see that kissing (her sister was 25).
I thought it was sad when I was talking to a teenager and they thought that it was normal to grow up watching pornography. I’ve never seen a porno and I don’t see the point – I’ve heard that they are normally violent, the woman is taken advantage of by multiple guys and then they cum on her face… I don’t think this is a normal sexual encounter.
But it’s not just on the TV and in the movies that we have to worry about the sexualisation if our children. It is also in the music that we listen to.
Why do our greatest hits today have to be about a girl being raped in the arse? Do we care about the lyrics that are coming out of our children’s mouths?
I downloaded some Cat Stevens and some Simon and Garfunkle the other day – these songs I grew up with – I remember my parents listening to them. My husband thinks they are crap…but I want my son to have an appreciation of all kinds of music (and I don’t want him listening to music with swear words or sexual connotations in them).
Heck! Today’s artists don’t even make sexual connotations – they just come right out and say it!
What are your thoughts on the sexualisation of children? Do you think we take it too far in today’s society or do you think I’m wrapping my child in cotton wool?