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Amamanta Anatomically Correct Dolls
Status: True-to-life dolls
image Here's a great way to permanently traumatize your kids. Give them some of these creepy Amamanta anatomically correct dolls:

These dolls include true anatomical details such as stitched on genitals and breasts. This means that children and parents alike will find the dolls true-to-life and see themselves as naturally complete and OK... Amamanta family cloth dolls are soft and cuddly and consist of a mother, father, son, daughter and newborn baby. This newborn baby can be placed in the mother’s belly and pulled out of the mothers womb to demonstrate birthing to the child.

I think what makes the dolls creepy is that they look totally fake, with painted on eyes and smiles, and then they surprise you with these ultra-true-to-life bits sticking out. It's disconcerting. My idea is that you could have your kid open them as a present on Christmas morning, and then, with the entire family there (aunts, uncles, and everyone), initiate a frank discussion about genitals and the process of birth. The kid would never be the same. (And a warning in case you're reading this at work: If you search around long enough on the amamanta site, you will encounter pictures of naked dolls.)
Categories: Birth/Babies
Posted by The Curator on Tue Nov 29, 2005
Comments (17)
Customise yours so it looks like your own family.

LOL The faces do look like the typical cloth-doll painted on type.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Tue Nov 29, 2005  at  02:22 AM
Customise yours so it looks like your own family.

big surprise gulp shut eye
Oh god. Oh no. My brain! My beautiful, beautiful brain!
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Tue Nov 29, 2005  at  04:59 AM
As long as we are trying to visualize the reality of these dolls, soak in this one for awhile. After little Missy (Let's say a mere 3 years old) gets a set of these dolls, and starts toting Daddy Doll around by the wiener in public. A total stranger notes this, humiliates mom by pointing it out to her, but Missy saves the day by responding, "It's okay, Daddy does whatever I say as long as he knows I got him by the..." - how true and TOTALLY realistic!!!
Posted by Christopher in Joplin, Missouri  in  Joplin, Mo  on  Tue Nov 29, 2005  at  07:10 AM
Are the genitals sized differently, based on the stereotypes that each ethnicity of doll posseses? E.g. Black Daddy has a bigger penis than Asian Daddy?
Posted by anonymous  on  Tue Nov 29, 2005  at  04:50 PM
I think anonymous should contact the people and fine out.
Posted by Dany  in  Waco, Texas  on  Tue Nov 29, 2005  at  05:19 PM
Amen, Boo.

So let's see, they're careful to make the genitals and breasts accurate, but the dolls don't seem to have fingers or toes, and their faces are only painted on in 2 dimensions?
Exactly what is it these people are trying to teach children about human anatomy?

Maybe, "Don't play with yourself or your fingers will fall off and your nose will collapse"?
Posted by Big Gary in Gun Barrel City, Texas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Nov 29, 2005  at  06:30 PM
hmm maybe they are trying to teach us that all our unmentionables arent so unmentionable, and in years to come fingernails and noses will be seen as obscene parts
Posted by joeodd  on  Wed Nov 30, 2005  at  01:07 AM
There is a good reason why they don't put genitals on dolls. Can you immagine how scarred a two year old girl would be if she saw a teddy bear with a wanker? Excuse my english. And this might lead to some interesting tea parties...
Posted by Lady Hedoniste  in  Chilling with 14 other tiny people in your head.  on  Wed Nov 30, 2005  at  07:07 PM
Maybe I'm not making myself clear. It's not the presence of genitalia I find disturbing, it's the absence of all the other body parts.

Unless this is some kind of liberating gesture for people with very advanced leprosy (not such a bad idea in itself), I don't get the point.
Posted by Big Gary in Falfurrias, Texas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Wed Nov 30, 2005  at  07:41 PM
people should have more kids, then kids could see babies. thats how i learned what boys looked like. innocent, young, natural - totally non-sexual. and cheaper and less potentially embarassing than these dolls.
Posted by chyca  on  Wed Nov 30, 2005  at  10:14 PM
Having kids is cheaper than buying a doll?
... and "totally non-sexual"?

Please tell me you're kidding.
Posted by Big Gary in Terlingua, Texas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Dec 01, 2005  at  01:22 PM
Our police department has a set of custom made dolls that are anatomically correct, basically Raggedy Ann and Andy with genitals. They use them when interviewing molested children. That makes a lot more sense than giving them to your own kids, I think.
Posted by Yvonne  on  Sun Dec 04, 2005  at  11:19 AM
Meanwhile, I just want to know why they spell it "peenus."
Posted by Ponygirl  on  Mon Dec 05, 2005  at  04:33 AM
I looked and looked and I still couldn't find any pictures of Mommy doll's puzzy. How aweful would it be if Mommy doll came with tampons! I wonder if the little kid doll is equiped for birthing like Mommy is. Better yet - I wonder if they offer a gay family set where you can stick things in Daddy doll's anus.

This is just sick...
Posted by Big Jugs  in  Kansas City  on  Fri Dec 30, 2005  at  01:37 AM
I think all you people that are so naive have nothing to worry about. I learned what body parts were about when I saw my cousins with nothing on in the bath. I did not have a problem with asking what the name of the body parts were that are different from boys and girls, my mother sat me down with a book and explained the differences and I liked the idea that I could talk to her about it. Oh and by the way I was in the bath also. I think these dolls are a good teaching model.
Posted by Eric  in  Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada  on  Sat Feb 18, 2006  at  02:30 AM
I don't know what you are talking about, these dolls are used by child welfare professionals and children protection agencies for specific purpose.
Posted by tootsy  on  Wed Nov 22, 2006  at  12:38 AM
cool mad I have a plastic doll named Eric that is antomically correct. That I had since I was little. It is quite enjoyable and my little sister likes it too. Little kids love anitomically correct dolls (note. the ones I knew liked the idea of a doll having "a peepee".
Posted by Exmortisfangirl  on  Sun Jan 27, 2008  at  06:24 PM
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