Were you ever told about sex toys as a child?

Contributor: Megan Jean Megan Jean
If no, when did you first learn about them?
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Yes, they were explained to me by my parents
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Yes, I heard it from TV/my friends/older kids at school
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197  (81%)
Total votes: 243
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Contributor: Nazaress Nazaress
I can't remember exactly when I learned about them. Just when I was older, probably from television or a movie.
Contributor: Chirple Chirple
Golly, I don't know when I first learned about them.

I think during puberty it occurred to me that a person could use objects for stimulation, and I think that caused me to find the ones intended for such purposes.

I don't remember hearing about them at school, but people at my school didn't seem to know much.
Contributor: bayosgirl bayosgirl
My parents didn't discuss sex at ALL, so if I did know about sex toys as a child, I sure didn't learn it from them. I don't remember when I learned about them, actually. I just remember buying my first vibrator at Spencer's at age 15 with no questions asked.. O_o
Contributor: Chirple Chirple
It's funny, I'd been in Spencer's as a child, and I never saw any toys. Maybe I saw them and as a child just didn't know what they were.
Contributor: GONE! GONE!
I first learned they existed at... maybe 15?
Contributor: Breas Breas
Not when I was a YOUNG child, but maybe just before becoming a pre-teen.
Contributor: Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I remember my mom talking about how they're used by lonely people when I was a kid -and considering that I'm consistently single, she may have been on to something... by the way, I'm totally kidding about that last part.

I also heard about them more in detail when I was in middle school. I just remember a male friend of mine telling me how sexy it was that one of his favorite porn stars used them.
Contributor: ijako9 ijako9
I didn't know till I was like 17 or so
Contributor: Lucky21 Lucky21
Actually my parents did explain them to me.
Contributor: Gracie Gracie
Not until after I was married. I was kind of clueless.
Contributor: P'Gell P'Gell
I don't think I ever heard of them as a child.

My friends and I read a strange (to us) article in someone's sister's Cosmo, when we were in our early teens about masturbation and sex toys. We read it, and spent the entire time saying, "Ew, gross!" (but, none of us had even had sex yet, I think we were about 14 at the time, could have been even younger) It had occurred to me that people "did things like that" but I'm not sure where I got the idea from. Then about the same age, my cousin and I found a vibrator behind the couch at my grandma's summer house. It belonged to one of my older cousins, and my mother didn't even know what it was. We did, and we were screaming and would not pick it up. My mother finally made me get some rubber gloves and "get rid of it." I told the cousin I suspected it belonged to and she was wondering what had happened to it. My mother didn't believe me when I told her what it was. She thought it was a tooth brush case and thought my cousin and I were being silly by refusing to pick it up. We had to tell her what it was....
Contributor: SexyStuff SexyStuff
My parents were really dedicated to us enjoying a childhood for as long as possible. We were shielded from a bunch of stuff. While I didn't always get the jokes at school or fit in with more mature classmates, looking back from this perspective I am glad I enjoyed my 'innocence' as long as possible. Can't get it back now!
Contributor: Ryuson Ryuson
I did from my friends; I joined an Anime Club when I was 10 at a local bookstore that was mostly populated by 18-19 year olds, so I learned about a lot of that stuff from them!
Contributor: MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I never had the 'talk' and/or was told they existed from my parent's. Kind of figured out things on my own I guess...
Contributor: karay123 karay123
My parents were prudes!
Contributor: jedent jedent
if 13 year olds talking about dildos counts as "as a kid," then that's how i learned.
Contributor: Ash1141 Ash1141
Maybe when I was about 14.
Contributor: llellsee llellsee
I found out about them through the internet, I was 16
Contributor: Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
I think I was actually an adult (or at least a late teen) by the time I ever heard about items being made and sold specifically as sex toys. Before that, however, I had heard of a certain food object being turned into a sex toy. When I was in high school, an acquaintance related a story about a girl at school who was allegedly caught drunkenly using a pickle in a back bedroom at a party, but I found it too difficult to believe at the time.
Contributor: ConnerJay ConnerJay
Nope didn't know what they were until I wandered into a sex store as a teenager
Contributor: eeep eeep
I learned about them when I was around 10, browsed through the sexual health section of a local used bookstore.
Contributor: lacybutton lacybutton
I was never told about them, but found my mom's vibe stash in middle school and somehow figured it all out.
Contributor: winterseve winterseve
I don't remember how I found out about them, but I didn't really look at them or exeperience them till my boyfriend (now husband) introduced me to them when I was 15.
Contributor: EdenJP EdenJP
Contributor: Bignuf Bignuf
Originally posted by Megan Jean
If no, when did you first learn about them?
Till I saw my first Adult Toy display in an adult movie theater, I had NO clue.
Contributor: (k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
I wasn't taught about sex toys until I was a teenager, and my friends started buying them. Of course, I didn't have my first orgasm until I was 18, and that was thanks to a close friend who bought me my first vibe.
Contributor: sweetiejo sweetiejo
I didn't learn about them till I was a senior in high school.
Contributor: Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
Nope learned on my own
Contributor: Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Originally posted by Chirple
It's funny, I'd been in Spencer's as a child, and I never saw any toys. Maybe I saw them and as a child just didn't know what they were.
Some Spencer's just don't carry them. Of the two Spencer's I used to visit often, one sold toys while the other didn't. It might depend on location and how much space a store has.