While working our way through the various fetishes and new sexual quirks that are quickly filling up various clubs and homes in London, such as Furry Fandom (i.e., those individuals who derive sexual pleasure from dressing up as an animal and/or derive sexual pleasure from having sex with someone dressed as an animal) we keep coming across various online references to toonophilia.
Now we aren’t entirely sure when this particular fetish seemed to take off or indeed where it originated from but having browsed the interwebs, we are sure that you will too have come across various members clubs set up to appreciate fictional characters, Jessica Rabbit, Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble to name but a couple. In fact the debate of who would you rather, Betty or Wilma has even been asked in various comedy films and even (ironically) cartoon series such as Family Guy, in recent years.
It seems that one of the most infamous toonophiles is cartoonist and comic book artist Robert Crumb who has gone on record saying that as a youngster he was sexually attracted to Bugs Bunny when he was dressed in drag. More specifically he said:
“When I – what was it – about five or six? – I was sexually attracted to Bugs Bunny. And I – I cut out this Bugs Bunny off the cover of a comic book and carried it around with me. Carried it around in my pocket and took it out and looked at it periodically, and – and it got all wrinkled up from handling it so much that I asked my mother to iron it on the ironing board to flatten it out, and – and she did, and I was deeply disappointed ’cause it got all brown when she ironed it, and brittle, and crumbled apart”
An article in a 2008 issue of the Huffington Post reported that some toonophiles wanted to make their relationships with cartoon characters official. They reported that theToonophile Planet website were offering marriage certificates (assuming the character was not already married to another toonophile).
The Huffington Post article also noted that other websites (like the ToonsPortal) featured obscene and/or pornographic images and videos of many different cartoon characters (like The Flintstones) having sex.
Yet do not be under the assumption that toonophiles limit their desires for obviously sexual characters such as Jessica Rabbit or the Caramel Bunny rather, the subject of affection and desire can be any animated or sketched figure from Bugs Bunny, to Ms Pacman. Toonophiles are known to carry pictures of their adored character and even collect the plush toy and figurine versions of them. Some Toonophile friendly sites even allow members to wed their preferred character, provided that character is unspoken for.There is an abundance of sites on the web that cater to this fetishist’s fantasies. A range of characters can be watched performing pretty well every – and any – kind of sexual act imaginable. By far the most popular form of cartoon pornography on the internet is served up courtesy of the Japanese anime market.
We are sure that you have no doubt seen the gifs that feature in the advertising bars of various websites, depicting Hentai girls tied up and being posed in a variety of poses. But have you ever stopped and considered the very notion of the fact the advert is in itself a cartoon and not a real person. Indeed the fact that it is not a real person is surely part of the appeal. A cartoon can be manipulated to any of your darkest fantasies without repercussions. Any taboo in society can be broken at no harm to anyone else and with relatively low cost involved.
And it doesn’t just keep to cartoons and internet advertisements and videos. Video games have long tailored their characters to entice the young male market. The obvious character example being that of Lara Croft, the eponymous big breasted hero of many toonophiles.
The fact that once you notice the market you begin to see occurrences of erotic cartoons in more and more obvious places (lets not think that Lara Croft is the only erotic game character). Cartoon sexuality is out there and people are fast becoming more and more open to embracing their desires. In fact as Japanese makeup fads seem to be hitting certain London areas, it is becoming increasingly more common to see girls and women dressed and made up to look like living anime characters, so now its out in the open, how long until you ask someone to dress up as either Betty or Wilma for you, if you say please we are sure one of our girls will be happy to oblige.