Here, senior editor Jonathan Borge defends his right to snuggle. For about four years, Kit and Bun have grown closer to me than certain relatives I groan at the sight of ever will. They cuddle with me in bed every night. And whenever I decide to take on the role of ventriloquist, these two indeed tend to, err, speak up around loved ones—with distinct catchphrases, precise inflection, and sometimes, a little bit of sass. What began as a joke quickly snowballed into two lifelong friendships. Kit, an adorable black-and white plush puppy with an innocent smile, was gifted to me as a sweet gesture from a boyfriend.
‘My bears are my lifeline’: the adults who sleep with soft toys
Is It Okay to Have Stuffed Animals as an Adult? | Vogue
Adults need comforting too. This was the overwhelming message from the readers who commented on a personal essay published in The New York Times Magazine on Tuesday by an adult who plays with, travels with and shares a pillow with stuffed animals. Over one hundred people commented on our story, including many who said they also keep stuffed animals in their lives. Those who had experienced serious illness and trauma said their stuffed animals helped them cope in the hospital or after the deaths of loved ones. Here is a selection of comments and photos from adult stuffed animal lovers. Their responses have been lightly edited and condensed for clarity. Tell us about your favorite stuffed animal and how long they have or did remain part of your life.
Is It Okay to Have Stuffed Animals as an Adult?
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A third of adults cuddle up to teddies every night for emotional comfort — and research shows there are real health benefits. He tells me that about one in three of the people he has questioned still sleep with teddies, and that it is probably more common for women, as it is more socially acceptable for them to do so. Why are we hanging on to our cuddly toys? In western cultures, we tend to separate children from their parents after the first year — after which they sleep on their own, and self-soothe using blankets and soft toys. It is not unusual for your attachment to soft toys as a sleep aid to persist into adulthood.