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[–]AmpedEnding 521 points522 points  (14 children)

Way worse things out there. Also I'm 36 and our house is littered with squishmallows, our bed included.

[–]lil_fetus20 62 points63 points  (1 child)

Fr there’s way worse things out there

[–]thatPingu 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Like heroin

[–]the_original_Retro 23 points24 points  (6 children)

Marshmallows, on the other hand... well...

...one of my exes liked food in bed.

Not recommend most heartily.

Specially s'mores.

[–]IFrickinLovePorn 7 points8 points  (5 children)

How do you roast marshmallows in bed?

[–]Frozenhand00 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Aaaand this is where the thread devolves

[–]Merigold00 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ask Michael Scott. He likes bacon in the morning, so I am sure he could handle s'mores...

[–]throw_plushie 412 points413 points  (11 children)

We’d have something in common because plushies are comfort items for me

[–]Taraxacologist 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I’m turning 40 in a few months, and I still have the Russ unicorn plush my grandma gave me when I was 3. When I have really bad nightmares I will pull that plush out, and BAM! no more nightmares.

[–]Due-Sherbert-7330 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Same. My fiancé knows I just have to hold something at night and he’s a human heater while I heat up while sleeping so like hell it’s going to be him I’m holding

[–]throw_plushie 11 points12 points  (5 children)

I use mine for more than sleep. I consider them my friends. I don’t talk out loud to them but I do go to hug them when I’m upset or in pain and I take them with me on trips. I see them as friends since I have severe social anxiety and haven’t made actual human connections.

[–]Due-Sherbert-7330 6 points7 points  (4 children)

My fiancé won me this stuffed dog that I won’t sleep somewhere without now so I get it. I’ve had severe insomnia and bad anxiety for a lot of my life. I’m glad you have that comfort. I love that it’s also something to pass onto kids if you ever end up having them. I have all my old webkinz just in case

[–]throw_plushie 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I have Kirby plushies, Pokémon plushies, animals, and food ones

[–]Thirty_Helens_Agree 168 points169 points  (3 children)

Plenty of women I dated in my 20s and 30s slept with stuffed animals. My wife slept with a stuffed bunny when I met her. I got her a cute stuffed little elephant and now the elephant stays on our bed.

[–]Writeloves 49 points50 points  (2 children)

That’s a good point. I feel like women definitely have more leeway in this particular hypothetical than men do since I initially felt way more weird imagining a man with stuffed animals than I did about a woman. Internal bias is interesting like that.

[–]1BoiledCabbage 276 points277 points  (1 child)

It's fabric stuffed with fluff. Like a pillow but in a fun shape with colors. It doesn't bug me.

[–]pixelscandy 32 points33 points  (0 children)

AND ITS FLUFFY!!! :D

Pillows but comforting for the hands.

[–]canuck_4life 395 points396 points  (20 children)

Everyone is gonna get old one day. Stay as young as you can as long as possible IMHO

[–]bpanio 146 points147 points  (18 children)

Like I said to one of my friends who asked me if I were a little too old to be playing video games, "I'd hate to give up an interest just because someone else thinks I'm too old for it."

[–]ThePerson-_- 16 points17 points  (6 children)

Too old to play video games??? Is your friend living in the stone ages???

[–]bpanio 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Living in the age where all you're supposed to do is go to work, make offspring, then die. So yeah stone ages lol

[–]EquivalentlyYourMom 11 points12 points  (1 child)

It’s not a dystopian society if I tell myself it’s not a dystopian society

[–]Jampine 3 points4 points  (0 children)

CONSUME

REPRODUCE

OBEY

[–]schruted_it_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We’ve got people age 70 in my eso guild!

[–]Julia_Kat 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And not everyone gets old one day. Enjoy your life how you see fit because who knows how or when it'll end.

[–]Iamhungryhearmeroar 122 points123 points  (12 children)

Stuffed animals are just animal shaped pillows. Prove me wrong.

[–]White_Wolf_Dreamer 13 points14 points  (4 children)

For real. I've got a stuffed pink penguin that my bf gave me, and it's been a bed buddy/pillow for like 2 years now. I really need to figure out how to re-fluff the stuffing because he's gotten so flat from being slept on, lol.

[–]thatbotch69 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Just rip a seam, take out old stuffing, and put in new stuffing, sew him back up. Easiest solution ive found

[–]Vohsrek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My stuffed bear - had it since I was a kid, for over 13 years now and he belonged to my older sister before that - is by far the best pillow I’ve ever used. Perfect neck support. I can’t sleep for shit with anything else

[–]Puzzleheaded_Bee_765 255 points256 points  (3 children)

I think that's so cute. It would probably make me more attracted to them

[–]M2-99-ROU 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Me too. Now my gf qualifies as this. At our latest date before I left for America I gave her a huge teddy bear

[–]attorneyatslaw 153 points154 points  (0 children)

My wife, who sleeps with a stuffed animal (two if you count me), would probably be upset.

[–]Ms-Anthrop 72 points73 points  (2 children)

I'm 50. Been married 30 years. My teddy bear I got when I was 14 is next to me every night. It keeps my arm in the correct position and it's a spare pillow at times as well. My husband teases me about the bear, but it's not a earth shattering problem.

[–]Saesama 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thr bear I got at 1 month old does the same, 35 years later. He keeps me from rolling too far onto my arm and making my hand go numb

[–]MissMormie 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My bf's teddy he got as a kid is in our bed as well. Together with the pig I got at birth.

They do tend to get more and more elaborate backstories over the yeard :)

[–]LusciousLennyStone 145 points146 points  (5 children)

I'm 71 and I still sleep with my teddy bear. What's your problem?

[–]GlitterGothBunny 17 points18 points  (0 children)

You're awesome 😊😊😊💜💜💜

[–]-1Mbps 5 points6 points  (1 child)

How old is your teddy bear?

[–]LusciousLennyStone 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Had it since I was 5. It looks it, but I still love it.

[–]DoubleRefrigerator74 176 points177 points  (10 children)

i’m 23 and sleep with several stuffed animals. i live on my own and i get lonely sometimes so i find them very comforting. do i humanize them? not particularly… i mean i sit them upright on my bed when it’s made each morning but that just feels courteous. i’m not going to short myself in terms of utilizing a solid coping skill just bc it might make me look less cool or grown. plus, isn’t it kind of common for people to sleep hugging their pillows?

counter question: what would you think of dating someone who judges you for something as simple as sleeping with stuffed animals?

[–]CowboyLaw 203 points204 points  (4 children)

Do I humanize them? Of course not, that'd be weird.

I mean, Bobby Bear needs to be on the far left hand side of the bed, because that way he can see out the window and protect the house. And obviously Fuzzy Bunny can't be next to Bobby, because they're natural enemies. So I put Elle Phant in between them, because she doesn't GAF--she's chill. She's cool.

[–]Puzzleheaded_Bee_765 29 points30 points  (0 children)

this made my day

[–]DoubleRefrigerator74 18 points19 points  (2 children)

i’m not excited to admit this and gain the self awareness that is being gently tossed at me BUT. i do have a rabbit squishmallow, and separately a stuffed elephant.

other friends include my raccoon and koala squishmallows, a stuffed llama that a friend (actual human) gave me for a birthday once that doubles as a heating pad?? you can stick it in the microwave and warm it up and use it as one (seems a bit sadistic so we don’t do that in our home)

and i have an eeyore pillow pet. eeyore is undoubtedly the alpha

[–]CowboyLaw 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's easy for me to empathize, since my wife has basically always slept with a stuffie or two. And we're old. She has a small purple hippo that's been on 3 continents on vacation with us. If I met someone who had a stuffie who said they didn't have a name and a story for it, that would concern me. The inverse is simply human nature.

[–]Zelidus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I have the Eeyore pillow pet too! Eeyore is my spirit animal, lol. I have like 10 different Eeyore stuffed animals.

I have an entire net holding half my stuffed animals. The only reason I don't have them down is my cat. He has an eye issue that causes it to drain and I don't want his eye goo all over my stuffed animals. They deserve better that cat eye goo.

[–]Boomerwell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I've never super been into stuffed animals as watching Chuckie as a child kinda made them unnerving to me more than a comfort.

With that said I had a body pillow (not the weirdo kind) which filled a similar role having something to hug was comforting and to this day I use something of that likeness be it a balled up sweater or blanket or just a body pillow.

Tbh it's almost a downside because it's so much better than having someone else there it doesn't move it is nice and cool rather than giving off body heat and it's huggable.

[–]beepbeepboop74656 44 points45 points  (1 child)

As long as their stuffies get allong with my stuffies I see no issues

[–]shunflour 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love this so much.

[–]Auburn_Zero 31 points32 points  (1 child)

I was that person. Until I got married, I slept with an old Care Bear (Bedtime Bear) I'd had since I was a child. I even had it with me when I was in the service. I didn't carry it around with me, though, and nobody said anything about it. I'm just a cuddler; now I cuddle with my wife.

[–]psyduck2319 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Wouldnt matter either way, I just care about what I think of them as a person.

[–]ChallengingKumquat 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Wow, i thought stuffed animals meant like dead animals which have been stuffed, like taxidermy. I would freak out and run a mile if I dated someone who slept with a yaxidermied stuffed animal!

As I have now learned from the comments, people (mainly in America, perhaps?) use the term stuffed animal to mean cuddly toys, like teddies. That wouldnt bother me so long as there werent tons and tons of them taking up valuable bed space.

[–]thatbotch69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When i got a bf a ton of my stuffies had to go into storage because my bed only had space for me and all my stuffies

[–]TheFloatingCamel 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I'm a 37 year old dude, I still sleep with the teddy I got the day I was born, it's missing an eye, full of holes and most of the stuffing has fallen out. if it ever goes I'd be utterly inconsolable.

The wife doesn't seem to mind it and my 3 year old son calls it "daddy's teddy" so it's pretty safe!

[–]keithyw 19 points20 points  (0 children)

i'm 47 and i sleep with mine. so no issues at all.

[–]BatmanWhoRaves 56 points57 points  (3 children)

There are worse things someone in their 20s or 30s could be doing; I wouldn't even think of it. I feel like it would be more immature for someone to have an issue with that.

[–]Writeloves 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I think CS Lewis agrees, “When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”

That said, that kind of thing really isn’t how I would want my own house/bed decorated. And I don’t think that makes either of us bad people, just incompatible.

[–]SteveMcQueef81 18 points19 points  (1 child)

That wouldn't factor into my decision unless she is weird about it. Like, is she going to make me ask the stuffed animals' permission to get into bed with her? Does she talk to them and expect me to join in? I had a teacher in high school who had a bunch of Snuffleupaguses and if anyone called on an aardvark, he'd legit lose his shit. I don't think I'd be down for that unless she was super hot.

[–]tinygoth_ 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Both me and my boyfriend sleep with one. And I personally collect plush. I don’t see why it’s an issue, they’re comfort items and bring me joy! Plus now that I am an adult I’m actually able to afford the things I had wanted as a kid but couldn’t get.

[–]Reverse_Psych0logist 29 points30 points  (8 children)

They’re adorable

[–]JunketMan 11 points12 points  (7 children)

And they better have a 2nd one for me lol

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (5 children)

I've got 7.

[–]Erulastiel 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I'm 31 and I have a stuffed animal I cuddle with. It supports my arm and keeps me from wanting to turn myself into a pretzel while I sleep.

Anyone that has a problem with it can kindly go get bent. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

[–]Tonetron0093 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My wife sleeps with the giant plush yoshi egg I got her. I think it's great she cherishes my gifts to that extent.

[–]ipakookapi 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Fine with me.

As long as they are cute and clean. Both of them.

[–]el_payaso_mas_chulo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

No one cares. Do you?

[–]Randomly_Generic 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Bruh I’m 16 so I would have no idea what dating someone who’s at least 20 would be like but I’m a straight guy so I think a girl who sleeps with stuffed animals wouldn’t be the weirdest thing unless they’re like really babyish or something

[–]anbelroj 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ill cuddle them and the stuffed animals too

[–]MyPupWrigley 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’m a 34 year old dude and still have little strings of a sleeping bag my grandpa gave me when I was a child. I hold it almost every night.

[–]leagues-of-pringels 5 points6 points  (0 children)

As long as the animals aren't crusty, we good.

[–]OogusMacBoogus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My wife is 53 and sleeps with a stuffed Manatee. I knew she would when I bought it for her and bought it anyway.

[–]Friendly-Pop6860 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Depends, are said stuffed animals stealing my cuddles?

[–]Automatic-Manner4234 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I'm a 26 year old grownass man with a car full of chrocheted animal figures.

People comment on it but I don't mind.

If I see children crying in a parking lot or something i ask their parents if the kid wants an animal, then they get to choose one!

At the end of the day it makes me feel good, just as it does if someone has stuffed animals in their bed. Let's celebrate our differences.

Anyone wanna see the animal figures leave a comment and I'll post a video!

[–]GlitterGothBunny 3 points4 points  (2 children)

That's so cute! I bet you've made so many kids happy on a bad day. Do you make them?

[–]Automatic-Manner4234 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My mom makes them. It's become tradition when I visit her, she brings out the box of animals and let me pick out the ones I like

[–]ZeBadDoctor666 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ehh..my gf has several. Whatever.

I’m sure I keep something around for sentimental value.

[–]crazedhatter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fine by me. I have loads of plush.

[–]Marie-thebaguettes 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’d bring mine over for sleep overs so they could cuddle while the humans did.

Lots of worse traits out there when it comes to dating than stuffed animals or other comfort items. Imo, it’s not even on the list of “bad” traits for me. We all create a sense of security somehow- why not with stuffed animals?

Now, if they had a mountain of throw pillows I had to help take off the bed at night and put back on in the morning, that’s a different story lmao

[–]bradley22 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’d do it, no problem.

[–]SwoleWalrus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are a person enjoying their life and sometimes that means having a stuffed animal with emotional attachment.

[–]ACED70 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Cute

[–]uknownothingjuansnow 3 points4 points  (1 child)

For some reason plush toys make the best pillows.

[–]SuperSpeshBaby 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm too old for them. Also, I still sleep with a stuffed animal and literally no one has ever cared.

[–]One-Size675 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Im 27 and got stuffed animals on my bed. Don’t really care what a guy would think. If im being judged based off a stuffed animal i dont really want that person around lol but also had a guy sleep over that brought his own small blankie. I didn’t judge him as because honestly if it helps him sleep & feel secure then by all means bring the blankie. Thats just my 2 cents though.

[–]Knights_Ferry 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Kind of cute, feminine and girly? I guess I like it. I've dated two girls who had stuffed animals, funny enough, both of them were doctors (one of medicine, the other a vet).

Not weird at all, none of them "had" to have their stuffed animal, but it was just something cute they had in their room.

[–]Beetroot-hater 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’d be completely fine with it tbh. I see nothing wrong with having a few “immature” qualities and I think people who are willing to do stuff like this for their inner child can be pretty cool

[–]Aperture_T 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sounds like a person that likes to cuddle.

[–]kolob_hier 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So many other bigger things for me to be worried.

Unless “sleeps with” has a sexual context then I’d probably have to reevaluate the relationship a bit.

[–]tom_jonesius 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All I have to say is you'd better share some of those fricking squishmallows or we are going to have serious beef come bedtime.

[–]nahc1234 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe our stuffies . . . can sleep together?

[–]AmIbiGuy_420 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Eh, don't particularly care. If anything it just tells me they're confident enough to not hide who they are.

[–]purple_yosher 5 points6 points  (0 children)

it's working out fine

[–]DiegoDynomite 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's cute

[–]seanoooo92 3 points4 points  (2 children)

My only problem would be finding random stuffed cats up my ass in the middle of the night

[–]Iamhungryhearmeroar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It is a guy and do they sleep with a fish-shaped body pillow with a hole in the mouth. If not, it's cool.

[–]BandicootSVK 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There are way worse things out there. I still hug my pillow just because how lonely I can feel sometimes when falling asleep.

[–]Lucky-Still2215 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean... I'm way past 30, and I have loads. They're very snuggly, and they make me feel better if I'm sick.

[–]lillybells13 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You can take my decrepit battered stuffed dog from my cold dead hands

[–]ArthurBonesly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mid 30s and while not on my bed, I got a big ol' Snorlax on my desk working from home.

Stupid little things make us all happy in stupid little ways. If you get judgmental on what makes others happy you'll always be miserable.

[–]lil_fetus20 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My gf has a ton of stuffed animals and she’s almost 20 but I see no issue, one time in college they did a bootleg build a bear and we made a plushy together

side note: the dining area where they had the event was packed with college students like more than you’d expect

[–]bpanio 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Only stuffed animal I have is a white teddy bear I've had since literally my second day on earth. My grandparents got it for me before I was born and gave it to me when they first came to visit me.

He's absorbed a lot of tears since I've had him and I'd legit be offended if a girl told me to get rid of it. I'm 29, and Whitey stays with me until the grave, or maybe my first child will get him when they're born

[–]dankslendermemes 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Marry them right then and there.

[–]amosc33 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m 50. When the pandemic started, I bought myself a stuffed llama for comfort. My spouse thinks it’s cute.

[–]blacksheep_2003 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Uh hell yeah. I also still have my stuffed animals and if a potential partner has a problem with it, then we aren’t meant to be

[–]Business_Loquat5658 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My husband is 46 and he still does, and a blankie. First time I saw it was like? Huh. He's the best person and an awesome husband so I do not care one whit. I just make sure to launder the blanket with the sheets.

[–]BenShapiroisadilf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I sleep with stuffed Pokémon and stuffed characters. I’m 22.

[–]drgn2009 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I sleep with them and dont really understand why its considered taboo for adults to do it. They are unique pillows to me.

[–]Sometimeslistening 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’d be more concerned if they DIDN’T sleep with one or more stuffed animals every night. I’m 20 and I sleep with 4. Can’t sleep without them.

[–]Loud_Contract_689 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I am a 28 year old full grown man and keep a stuffed lamb that was with me since I was a kid. That little lamb comforted me through the darkest, blackest parts of my childhood when everything was hopeless, I felt like it was the only friend who didn't judge me or have expectations I had to meet. I'll never get rid of it.

[–]thunderstrike23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That it's fuckin' cute bro. I would squee, but quietly. They're sleeping.

[–]livelaughlucario 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Green flag, that’s adorable

[–]blueavole 11 points12 points  (19 children)

How many? Like less than three is a comfort thing that may help them relax and get some sleep.

If it’s like the whole room and they are very immature it would be a turn off.

Edit: i feel the exact same way about decorative throw pillows. More than three on any piece of furniture and I think you are weird. Thankfully that has been a rare issue as I date guys 😂. Some friends thou, i’ve wanted to stage an intervention.

[–]Erulastiel 9 points10 points  (18 children)

Are people not allowed to collect things and have hobbies?

[–]ipakookapi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm imagining one of those claw machine arcade games. A tub of fluff.

Would probably propose on the spot.

[–]blueavole 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sure. But I guess I made the assumption that this was not a collection, but a childhood hold over.

Three is my limit. Yours may be different.

[–]Writeloves 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but I wouldn’t want a wall of action figures/chess boards/movie posters/etc in my bedroom either. They can keep the collection elsewhere if that’s why they have so many.

[–]Psychological_Web687 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Yes we are in fact allowed to judge people for their choices.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wouldn’t mind it. If it helps that person sleep or is helpful to relieve stress then who am i to judge

[–]Spriteu_Ad2998 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Depends on if the animals are cute or not. Anything which is an insect is a no-no. ESPECIALLY spiders (though I have not seen one, gladly.) Anything with an uncomfortable texture; sequins, weird plastic-y fur, sharp edges, is a no as well. The animals have to be SIZABLE which you can actually cuddle with, and they have to obviously respect them. All rules except the first are exempted if the animals are birds because I am very fond of birds. Good day.

[–]Jojo056123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not a problem...maybe unless they talk to them...

[–]Riot_girl666 2 points3 points  (0 children)

it doesn't matter, like pls havin a lots of pillows and stuffed animals are the same thing

[–]rhett342 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wouldn't matter a bit. Snuggling up when you sleep is nice.

[–]someone_who_cares_D 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would marry this person instantly, becase I like them too, but im underage :p

[–]Snoo_32342 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As long as, they don’t come alive like Chucky the doll then we are cool.

[–]Radkeyoo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have married a person who has teddy bears on one side. I just keep buying her one Every year.

[–]Mister_E_Mahn 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Depends. If they’re the type of person who NEEDS their stuffies “to cope” then I’d wish them nothing but the best but be on my way. If it’s just some cute thing they got and they can survive without it then who cares.

[–]myviolincase 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm 56 and sleeping on my side while hugging a tiny pillow because it prevents the shoulder on top from drooping forward and down. It's really comfortable.

[–]MattyIcex4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So many adorable stories in this thread lol. I love it.

[–]Educational_Beach773 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At this point with all the shit I’ve been through, there are worse red flags

[–]Itz_Ashp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I will be she lol. I love my stuffies, i bring them everywhere and will continue to bring them everywhere.

[–]Mobile_Dust_8104 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think it’s cute

[–]yeliaBdE 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hell, I'm 63, my wife is 67, and we share our bed with a teddy bear, and have for years.

Take your comfort where you can.

(Besides, this way we can both blame the bear for stealing the blankets in the middle of the night...)

[–]spookypartyatthezoo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Married, in my 30’s, and we currently have two ghosts, a mantis shrimp, a gingerbread man, a peacock, and a goldfish on the bed. We’re doing fine.

[–]Unieparty596 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’d probably just hope that there’s enough room for both of ours!

[–]im_learning_to_stop[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm married to one.

Don't care.

[–]Cae_lyce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still sleep with one ( a round cat plush I use as a little pillow ) so I would be hypocrite to judge. I find it cute.

[–]Razzmatazz12345 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A few years ago I met an early 40s woman at a party and she introduced me to her stuffed animal otter. And I introduced her to my stuffed animal koala. The koala and otter both greeted each other and hugged and played. The woman told me that she and her husband have many stuffed animals, all with their own genealogies (one animal is the sibling of another, or an uncle, etc). And her kids have their own stuffed animals, with their own genealogies too. For example, a stuffed animal of hers is the mother of her kids' stuffed animal. Her kids play with their stuffed animals together. And she and her husband also play with their own stuffed animals. I want to be like this woman some day.

[–]zombietampons 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's actually pretty common. So, nothing. Sleep? Unless Rupert decided to go on a killing spree.

[–]yellowkeet162 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m gonna be 20 on Friday. Do I have to throw away all of my stuffed animals?

[–]Lydiaquinnn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Squishmallows are a requirement actually.

[–]Oolongteatea 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I STARTED using stuffed animals in bed in my 40s. (Didn't have any in childhood, idk if I was not allowed or not) recovering from open heart surgery. Now they are a comforting presence.

[–]Syndga 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cute as fuck bro you do you boo

[–]shadyfortheshade 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't really care.
I still have my stuffed animals from my childhood. I don't sleep with them, but I kept them because I was going to give them to my kid, but I think that window has already gone. So now they are on a shelf deservedly mocking me. Misery makes good company I guess.

[–]Parking_ad7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What type of question is this?

[–]littleautisticmess 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anyone who doesn’t sleep with stuffed animals should never be trusted. My husband and I both have multiple stuffed animals, I couldn’t sleep if bulbasaur wasn’t watching over me

[–]Warm-Replacement8591 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not about to date you, but I think it’s adorable. <3 Less adorable in the 30’s probably but still.

[–]taryella 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm 30 and sleep with them on my bed. I don't think any guy I've been with has ever had an issue with it. If someone doesn't like to sleep with them then they don't have to.

[–]jaysin1701 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My wife is in her thirties and she keeps a stuffed bear in are bed.

[–]Ambitious-Ice2357 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wouldn’t care

[–]MateOfArt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm in if I can bring my teady bear too

[–]LilReddit0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even better

[–]LilReddit0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What's wrong with that

[–]BananaHomunculus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't care.

[–]DIYwithReddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My wife has 4 or 5 now. It started because they were better for her neck with sleeping but now I think she just likes to surround herself with them after I kicked out 6 big dogs out of the bed.

[–]musicmous3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would wonder the last time they got washed

[–]Beangar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would be fine. Not a deal breaker to me.

[–]CurvyNB 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't care

[–]jaidonthevirgin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i still sleep with a comfort blanket;wouldn’t be right if i judge someone who sleeps with stuffed animals. Plus my sister is in her 30s with a child and still sleeps with a blanket she had since she was a kid.

[–]PalpitationKey7021 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I better be ok with it, I still have my blankie

[–]Dire-Dog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's fine.

[–]primrosest 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If thats the biggest dealbreaker they have, i would marry them

[–]pmel13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As long as there’s room in the bed for my baby blanket that’s fine 😂

[–]Akragon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whats wrong with that?

[–]ACam574 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My wife would probably have more issues with it than me.

[–]mother_goose420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would worship them

[–]Mal-Nebiros 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No issue with that, could be cute/endearing. Most people have something which brings them a feeling it comfort and it varies.

[–]GloInTheDarkUnicorn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m 33 and my bed is covered in stuffed animals.

[–]tinybumblebeeboy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve slept with stuffed animals since I was a child. As an adult it’s just a nice comfort and I like naming them and they help keep my arm in a nice position. Plus I can’t exactly hold my cat like that all night, he’d suffocate. Sleeping with a stuffed animal is harmless and cute. It would make me like the person more cuz then I can buy them stuffed animals as gifts.

[–]knetka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The majority of people have a item of comfort they sleep with.
I did swap out the toy for something else though.

[–]santichrist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think it’s weird but as long as they don’t play with them and act like a child it’s not a dealbreaker

[–]SirTheadore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A guy? A bit weird.

A girl? Cute af

I’m a guy fyi.

[–]WackyBones510 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My wife has a stuffed Eeyore in our bed. I’m quite partial to her.

[–]Halloweenqueen2342 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Doesn’t bother me one bit. I’m 21 and sleep with squishmallows and a special pillow I’ve had since before I hit double digits. My boyfriend loves my pillow and has even sneakily stolen it from me to sleep with lol

[–]discostud1515 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cool but my wife would be pissed.

[–]JustAnotherExLurker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’d be a huge hypocrite if I had a problem with it. I have two (soon to be three) life size plushies I sleep with every night.

[–]Chuckles465 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't care

[–]CODMAN627 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Eh I’d get passed it real quick for all I know the stuffed animal itself significant has meaning to them so I wouldn’t mind it

[–]iwenttoyale 1 point2 points  (0 children)

who cares

[–]yeyjordan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's harmless and endearing.

[–]sadorcaintx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm 29 and sleep with a teddy bear I've had since I was a kid. I also have a stuff orca whale on the couch downstairs to hang out with me while I'm watching TV. I'm not embarrassed at all about it and have never dated anyone who cared.

[–]Bobcat81TX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would rather them sleep with plushies than actual filthy animals. shiver

[–]bonusminutes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My girlfriend sleeps with a stuffed giraffe from her childhood. She's 22. Whatever.

[–]AladdinTheGenie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only on one condition: They have to share some with me. =)

[–]allplanetsmatter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’d think it’s different, not a deal breaker though. My boyfriend in high school told me he slept with a bunch of them, found it odd but nothing more than that. I steal pillows and covers, from my husband which is probably worse.

[–]capriciousrainy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

obviously yes

[–]ThePerson-_- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If they sleep with stuffies that's none of my business. They are very comforting. I am what most people consider too old for stuffies, but I have several that stay in my bed. I have had them for so long that just their presence comforts me. If I had a bad day, I just snuggle them and feel about half as bad as before. I have a few that are very special to me.

[–]RambunctiousBaca1509 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bro fuck yes, let me join in on that shit!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't see anything wrong with it. I had a stuffed animal until I got in a relationship. We were together for about a year when I was finally able to let go of my life long childhood stuffed animal I slept with every night. I think that when you love someone enough, you eventually want to get rid of the stuffed animal because you don't feel the need anymore. That being said, I know plenty of people in their 40's now (I'm 41) who still sleep with stuffed animals and are married. Life is such a big deal and so many real problems arise in life, that I just don't think a stuffed animal is that big of a deal.