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21 Unexpected Childhood Things That Set Off People’s Sexual Awakenings

"That scene in Aladdin where Jasmine kisses Jafar. As I was watching it, I suddenly needed to pee."

Sooooo we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what innocent things from their childhoods accidentally sparked their sexual awakenings. Here's what they had to say:

1. Walmart's arcade games

"When my mom went grocery shopping, she would leave me in the arcade at the front of Walmart. They had this one game that was a snowmobile that you rode on and raced around a track. Well, the snowmobile seat vibrated. Needless to say, it was my very favorite game."


2. When Captain Hook kidnapped Tiger Lily


"The scene in Peter Pan where Tiger Lily is kidnapped by Captain Hook to act as bait for Peter undoubtedly sparked my BDSM kink."



"Playing the 'secret kissing games' on sites like were the most exciting thing 9-year-old me could think of. It was the first thing I’d do when my mom left the house."


4. Ralphie Tenelli's mom on The Magic School Bus


"I recently rewatched my favorite episode of The Magic School Bus since it went on Netflix. While I was watching, I realized that Ralphie's mom – Dr. Tennelli – was definitely why I had liked it. This should've been an early sign of my bisexuality."


5. Jenny from My Life as a Teenage Robot


"Jenny from My Life as a Teenage Robot helped me discover I was attracted to girls. Total babe!"


6. That time Kaa hypnotized Mowgli


"When Kaa from The Jungle Book hypnotizes Mowgli and just squeezes him, I got all tingly. TBH, I recently watched the remake they did a few years back, and it still did it to me!"


7. Nik-L-Nips

"Anyone remember those squeeze Kool-Aid bottles? With the twist-off tops that you had to suck on? Yeah, I became obsessed with sucking because of those."


8. The spanking clock in Pinocchio

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"The spanking clock at the beginning of Pinocchio."


9. Jasmine and Jafar kissing


"That scene in Aladdin where Jasmine kisses Jafar. As I was watching it, I suddenly needed to pee."


10. Shaggy Jorgen and the tooth fairy


"That episode of The Fairly OddParents where Jorgen Von Strangle dated the tooth fairy!"


11. Mom's "back massager"

"When I discovered my mom's back massager felt really good if you sat on it. I remember telling my friends, 'It feels like I'm about to pee!' I even showed my neighbors and we had a lot of fun with it until my mom found out."


12. Ranger from The Animals of Farthing Wood


"Ranger from The Animals of Farthing Wood. I think this started my thing for ~bad guys who aren't bad at heart.~"


13. Edgar ~controlling~ Ella


"When I was younger, I always loved the scene in Ella Enchanted when Edgar forced Ella to do whatever he wanted. For some reason, it made me tingle everywhere. I didn’t realize until recently that this kind of sparked my submissive side."


14. Randall's sexy voice (which was provided by Steve Buscemi, BTW)


"I can't possibly explain why, but I had a big crush on Randall from Monsters, Inc. I thought his voice was sexy. In hindsight, I wonder if I was okay."


15. Baby and Johnny's age gap

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"Dirty Dancing taught me to be shamelessly attracted to older men. And '60s music!"


16. Alice's tears...?


"The scene from Alice in Wonderland where she’s giant and starts crying. I have no idea why, but something about the water splashing everywhere really just...did something to me."


17. Shopping cart stimulation


"When I was younger, I used to jump up on the shopping cart while holding onto the handle. I think I was sexually awakened when I felt a certain ‘sensation’ down there as it rubbed against the handle."


18. David Bowie's bulge


"Jareth, David Bowie’s character from Labyrinth, pretty much shaped my whole sexuality. It was the riding crop and the bulge, man. Just the whole androgynous look!"


19. Sally being held hostage

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"I was sexually awakened by The Nightmare Before Christmas — specifically by the way Sally was held prisoner in that creepy tower and the way she was scolded for misbehaving."


20. Westley's life-sucking machine

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"The scene in The Princess Bride where Westley is strapped to the machine that sucks his life away! Little did I know that was my start to BDSM..."


21. Tarzan's loincloth


"When I was twelve, I watched Tarzan. And once I saw THAT body in THAT loincloth, I. WAS. SHOOK. I knew right then and there that boys were gonna mess up my life."


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