I’m sure you’ve all heard of animal dildos…the sex toys for humans made to resemble some sort of animal. But have you ever thought about whether or not this is really ethical?
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure. On one hand, animals are often used as a source of entertainment, pleasure, and even sustenance, so why couldn’t we use them as a form of sexual satisfaction as well? But, on the other hand, where is the line of animal cruelty and exploitation?
I remember one article I read on the matter. It argued that animal dildos actually promote animal safety because it lessens the urge of people to buy orache, endangered, or abused animals for sex. It claimed that these toys provide a safe alternative both for the person who wants some animal-esque stimulation, and for the animals who are being exploited for it.
But there’s something that still doesn’t sit right with me about this idea. While it may be a way to protect the animals, isn’t it still objectifying them? If animal dildos are just seen as a means of sexual gratification, aren’t we basically just commodifying them, too?
At the same time, though, isn’t almost everything in our society commodified? We buy books, food, cars, etc., so why not animal dildos? It’s hard to argue that point.
I think a lot of the ethical implications of animal dildos come down to personal opinion. Some people might be okay with the idea of using them, while others might think it is wrong. Same thing with whether or not the manufacture of these toys is a form of animal cruelty.
The second section is about the potential harms of animal dildos.
It’s easy to imagine how manufacturing and selling animal dildos could be harmful to both the animals involved and the people using them. For one, some of these toys are made from materials that are obviously not sustainable or environmentally friendly. And it’s true that these materials have never been tested for use on humans, so there’s always the chance of people being subjected to hazardous chemicals when using them.
On top of that, the growing demand for these toys is likely to increase the already high levels of animal trafficking, and this could open the door to further illegal activities like poaching and animal exploitation.
Moreover, animal dildos may become associated with sexual deviance, which could affect public opinion of those who use them and the animals they simulate. It’s very possible that people’s attitudes toward animals might begin to change for the worse, in which case dildos like these could indirectly result in animal abuse and mistreatment.
The third section is about the potential benefits of animal dildos.
While there are certainly potential harms associated with animal dildos, there could also be some benefits. For one, these toys could provide people with a safe and pleasurable alternative to actual animal encounters. This could help to curb demand for animals in the sex trade, which would benefit both the animals and the people forced to buy them.
Additionally, animal dildos could provide an outlet for people to express their sexuality in a safe and socially acceptable way. This could help to reduce the stigma associated with some forms of sexual behavior, which could lead to increased acceptance and understanding of those practices.
Finally, some people might argue that the use of animal dildos could help to reduce our dependence on animal products and, therefore, lead to more humane and sustainable ways of sourcing sexual pleasure.
The fourth section is about how to decide whether animal dildos are ethical or not.
It’s a tough question to answer, and ultimately, it comes down to individual opinion. Some people might believe that using animal dildos is a form of animal cruelty, while others might think it’s a safe and socially acceptable way to express sexuality.
There are certainly arguments to be made for both sides. On the one hand, it could be argued that the animal dildos are unethical because they reduce the perception of animals to nothing more than sex toys, and because they could potentially promote animal trafficking, abuse, and mistreatment. On the other hand, it could be argued that these toys can provide a safe alternative to the buying and selling of animals, and that they can help to reduce our dependence on animal products.
In the end, it really comes down to personal opinion. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide for yourself what you think is right or wrong.