I see nothing wrong with it. It's a fact that 12 year olds masturbate. That doesn't mean they're going to start having sex just because they have a sex toy. Guess what? Many of them find other items around the house to use. It's the same concept. I'd rather my daughter get herself off than be going around having sex.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ★Bαtgirl:</b>" Depends on the maturity of the child and the situation... I'd rather my child have a sex toy and get off herself, than have sex and potentially catch an STD or get pregnant at 13."</blockquote>
Sex toys are in no way a "natural" part of exploration. It's not like you can't masturbate with your hand. If my child hand her hands amputated & she asked for one - maybe. Maybe we could get an attachment like thing. But other than that, heck no. Not only am I not going to buy it, why would I pay for it? if she is old enough to know what a vibrator is & that she wants one, she better get a job because funding her orgasms goes well beyond my parental duties/obligations.
If my daughter wanted to talk to me about how she had unprotected sex & wants the morning after pill? Great. If she wants to come & talk to me about she had protected sex & it was great & she likes it on top? Not great. Just not the kind of relationship I care to have with my kids or my mother. I am ALL good to talk about generalities of sex & sexuality, I don't want to know preferences or details when it comes to the bedroom. (and no I don't mean "gender preferences" I mean what gets you going kind of preferences).
As a 21 year old with a 4 year old,
I feel my mom gave me permission to have a baby.
True, she took me to get birth control, and then let my boyfriend spend most nights with me, and I thought well, hell, if my mom lets me do all this, maybe I should "forget" to take my pill and have a baby, my cool mom won't be mad.
Once you cross that line to try to be a friend to your child, all the respect is lost. Some things are just off limits!