It’s not that weird to think most of us discovered our sexuality through our childhood cartoons. The female characters were always curvy portrayals of the “ideal” woman. The male characters were super jacked and cool. However, where it gets a little weird is when that’s still your jam as an adult.
It’s a taboo subject, but Twitter user @GailSimone wanted to get the conversation started. Surprisingly, a ton of people were more than willing to share.
Stupid Question Of The Day:
Name the first animated character you ever had a crush on. Which animated character did you first think was super kissable, even if it sounds weird now?
Please use hashtag#1stCartoonCrush
— GAIL SIMONE Thinks the Punisher Should Smile More (@GailSimone) May 21, 2019
Some of them were pretty obvious.
— DEJ (@john_tyler646) May 21, 2019
And some…not so obvious.
Optimus Prime. I was like 5 and wanted to marry him. I remember thinking how a normal wedding ring wouldn’t fit on him, so he’d have to use a necklace instead. #1stCartoonCrush pic.twitter.com/65Ff2wYDUM
— Courtney Brooke Davis (@ComicsCourtney) May 21, 2019
— ✦ ∙ Chromalav ∙ ✦ (@Chromalav) May 22, 2019
But soon the hashtag #1stCartoonCrush caught fire and sent us all down our own personal sexually repressed memory lane.
The dilemma with every #1stCartoonCrush is I didn’t know if I wanted to *be* them or be *with* them. Oh no wait, that’s still my dilemma with all crushes.
— Erika Ishii (@erikaishii) May 22, 2019
I think Kim Possible dropped the acorns for a few of us boys.
— Sam Thorne (@Strippin) May 22, 2019
— ≋B≋a≋s≋h≋e≋e≋r≋ (@bvsheeer) May 22, 2019
I had never even heard about this cartoon before but apparently, Danny Phantom got plenty of tweens hornt up.
— Anisha (@DaOneAnishaa) May 22, 2019
— Cleo_Whiz (@WhizzCleo) May 22, 2019
And I’m sorry but even if this post weirds you out we all had a thing for Lola Bunny in Space Jam. Don’t lie.
— shannon (@gxthicx) May 22, 2019
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) May 21, 2019
Let’s talk Disney princes for a second. They’ve been setting the bar pretty damn high for decades.
Alright let's talk about Cartoon Guys Who Can Get It. I've been a thirsty bitch all my life. My #1stCartoonCrush was Prince Eric. The dark hair, the blue eyes, the dimples, the COLLARBONE???! Four-year-old me was in love. pic.twitter.com/tgDhEQw93k
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 22, 2019
First it is Prince Eric and then second goes to Flynn pic.twitter.com/wWI3IhHFY2
— S.L??? (@why_not_2020) May 22, 2019
Teen Titans had a little something for everyone.
— COMMISSIONS OPEN (@haunted_artist) May 22, 2019
It’s a common trope for from many male characters for a reason. It works.
— Sara xx (@confusedsara) May 22, 2019
— ?•Phoenix☆•? (@PhoenixGamrGirl) May 21, 2019
— tammy #SUPERHUMAN #TAKEOFF (@xiuweetmin) May 22, 2019
You have to agree, Chris Sanders had some hits.
My own mother even admitted to crushing on the animated Robin Hood.
— Daphne (@Rwenchette) May 21, 2019
And I think we all know that one grown man who loves his car a little too much. Every story has its origin.
— ŚÉÁŃ (@denwallz) May 22, 2019
I remember thinking He-Man was the pinnacle of manliness. My sister was in love with him. Now I look back and realize that was a grown man with bangs.
— Inquisitive (@OdiousParadox) May 22, 2019
— odditonic ?️? (@odditonic) May 21, 2019
These cartoons shaped who we are today. Our young pliable minds were constantly being bombarded with hyper-sexualized content. It’s still happening today. Don’t be embarrassed about it. As long as you aren’t hurting anyone, let that freak flag fly.