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20 Things That Are Overly Sexualized—But Shouldn’t Be

As a human species, we sexualize a lot. It is part of our nature, from ancient Greek civilizations incorporating sex wherever and whenever they can to our brief obsession with nip slips.

Just look at Jeff Bezos’ recent space adventure. The man couldn’t even live out his post-divorce crisis without the whole internet making penis jokes about his rocket.

We will sexualize AN-Y-TH-ING.

Redditor codeddreamz wanted to know how far we will go to sexualize something, so they asked the r/AskReddit forum.

“What is overly sexualized, but shouldn’t be?”

The post received more than 22,000 comments.

We did the favor of sifting through them to round up the best.


1.

Ice cream adverts, particularly Magnum🍦

sweetmelon182

2.

Underaged people.

Teen tiktoks, children’s beauty sites, teen artists.

Fabivo1026

3.

Massages. I have a couple of female massage therapists friends and they are really fed up with the whole happy ending thing.

VortixTM

4.

Phone game ads for kids

ThePokeDragon

5.

Here in Denmark. A famous comedian shared a wholesome photo of himself and his baby daugther in a bathtub with bubbles and rubber duckies. And people had the nerve to call him a pedo. So for me it would be for fathers to bathe their damn children… i mean come on people…

ThunderTJ

6.

Yoga

randyrose31

7.

🍆🍑

GreenLurch

8.

Eating a banana or popsicle

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9.

Shoulders in school

LCPretzelCrust

10.

The music industry.

mitsosminpaok

11.

Children’s beauty pageants. Damn things are disgusting.

DariusSharpe

12.

Sonic characters. Like why? It’s just a hedgehog that runs fast

regularorange120

13.

The word “Daddy”

ayoungweeb

14.

School Girls or Step Moms….good God to both

seataccrunch

15.

breastfeeding.

plsdontcopymyname

16.

Bras. They are a support garment. Just as necessary for me as shoes. I don’t care too much what it looks like, as long as it fits properly and keeps everything under control.

But most people who wear bras are wearing the wrong size because all the adverts have sexy women in bras several sizes too small to give them extra cleavage. Because looking sexy is apparently more important than being comfortable and properly supported.

DarthRegoria

17.

ASMR. Actual ASMR is a genuine thing and the creators who take it seriously constantly get mixed in with the ones who don’t.

JenikaSwoosh

18.

Eating lollipops

beamlakaschalew

19.

M&Ms. Those ads are so overly sexual and for what? It’s chocolate. Anthropomorphic chocolate buttons having orgies in the cupboard. I hate it so much

snadpups

20.

female oriented school uniforms

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