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ohkamiMay. 19, 2008 - 11:17AM JST
I wasn't using the idea of growing up with dolls to make sex dolls "ok". I was using the idea of growing up with dolls to say that BJD, or volks dolls, are okay and not weird at all. Look them up. They are not only way too small, but impossible to have sex with.
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ohkamiMay. 19, 2008 - 08:53AM JST
First off, I think many of these comments are very narrow-minded.
While it's true that the idea of sleeping with a doll is creepy, it's their own personal life and many people have even stranger fetishes. There are many aspects to Japanese culture that aren't like those in other countries.
Also, this article isn't only about those types of dolls. The BJDs mentioned, such as the ones made by volks, are made for a different purpose. It's true some people, referred to "wet" in this article, have a deep emotional attachment to their dolls, but we all have had something like that at one point in our lives. It doesn't matter if they are 15 years old or 50--it's far more sane than what other people obsess over sometimes.
And the comment about the declining birth rate? Actually, studies have shown that it isn't the dollie boom that has led to this. If anything, everyone in Japan is just too busy. So, don't say such idiotic comments without doing some research.
So, when it comes to what is normal and what is not normal, consider this: Normalcy is limited to an individual in relation to his or her society. What is normal and what is not normal changes from person to person, and from culture to culture. Keep that in mind.
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