What’s Up With: Looking Up Skirts?

Written on July 16, 2010 at 11:30 am by Michelle
Filed under: Musings with tags: ,

I know I’m not alone in the Blythe community as someone who brings a doll to work on occasion. I work in a cubicle, so I usually have a Blythe sitting next to my computer or sitting next to the other toys that I have on my desk. Everyone else has photographs of loved ones on their desks, or figurines, I have toys.

My coworkers are always interested in Blythe, mostly because she doesn’t look like ‘normal’ dolls (must be that giant ego, or that head). Now I’m perfectly fine with explaining to people the history behind Blythe or, as I explained to my engineering coworkers, how the eye mechanism works. What I’m not fine with is coworkers who pick up my doll and then look up her skirt or dress like it’s an everyday sort of thing to do.

Take Thursday (yesterday) for example, I got back to my desk after my lunch break and my (male) coworkers (all engineers, by the way), were at my desk and talking about my doll that I had sitting there and they were holding her with her head upwards, but the skirt of her dress was completely lifted up to expose what underwear she was wearing. Fortunately, she was wearing underwear (if it had been my Love Mission, Belarus, who goes commando, I guess they would have been even more shocked – as it was, they were pretty surprised that my Velvet Minuet, Kindred, was wearing undies).

Even my own mother has looked up the skirt of one of my dolls before. And the majority of my coworkers who notice one of my Blythes’ presence on my desk. Some people don’t even notice the pullstring or comment on the big heads before they go and turn the doll upside down to take a peek.

Has anyone else experienced this? Non-dolly people just deciding to take a look-see up the skirts or dresses of your dolls? How do you react? What do you even say to people when they do something like that? Share your experiences!

4 Responses to “What’s Up With: Looking Up Skirts?”

  1. Brigitte AKA @hautecute

    Um totally! My Mom actually did this when she saw my Blythe, I think she wanted to see what it’s “junk” was like (if it was like Barbie or not basically). Of course my Mom did your co-workers on better and checked out the “boobies” as well, lol. It’s strange, but I think it’s funny in a way, these are “just toys” to 99% of people and I think they just revert into a childlike state of curiosity when they see them. I’m sure they’d be creeped out by a lot of BJD (and the 2nd gen Pullip body) that’s actually packing something to see under the skirt/pants O_O

  2. sue AKA @weplaywithdolls

    absolutely! i’ve noticed at Blythe meets that about 70% of people peek up the skirt almost immediately on picking a doll up. i do it too. is it weird?

    • Michelle AKA @blythelifecom

      I’ve never attended a Blythe meet, so I don’t know if it’s normal behaviour or not. Maybe I just find it odd that everyone seems to do it? And people at work, when they take a look-see, will comment on the underwear colour and whatnot. Even if they’ve taken a look up one of my dolls’ dresses before, they’ll do it again.

  3. Donna says:

    lol… it must be curiosity. BTW, does anyone have any sewing pattern/tutorial tips for making Blythe undies!? I’d love to have a go at making some with simple instructions for beginners.

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