Remember that moment when girls stopped being gross and boys suddenly started being interesting?
Chances are that you were watching a Disney movie after school at that very moment and thought to yourself: “Hold on – this character is making me feel things…”
And then you finished eating your smiley potatoes with dinosaur chicken nuggets. Yet the strange feeling of unease followed you for days after.
That thing you experienced is called lust. A sexual awakening, if you like. A rite of passage for every confused kid.
So just to transport you to that magical place again, here’s a list of 14 Disney characters who definitely awoke your sexuality at some point of your childhood.
1. Aladdin – Aladdin
Let’s be honest, there’s just something very sexy about a half-naked street rat running around and fighting the evil. He can DEFINITELY show you the world. And then some.
2. Esmeralda – Hunchback of Notre Dame
Esmeralda not only had a heart of gold and amazing clothes, but she also had LOOKS. A full package, really. People felt things, in their hunches, too.
3. Gaston – Beauty and the Beast
Admit it. You TOTALLY had a crush on Gaston too.
4. Jasmine – Aladdin
Something about those hips, the way they moved, got you hooked and you just couldn’t look away… still can’t.
5. Ariel – The Little Mermaid
A little basic, we know, but who can resist red hair and a beautiful smile?
6. Kocoum – Pocahontas
If you were not attracted to her per se, you must admit that her perfect hair, the way it moves and stays neat, caused you to feel a bit queer (pun intended).
8. Mulan – Mulan
One of the strongest role models out there. Brave, strong, adventurous. Massive turn on, no doubt about it.
9. Tarzan – Tarzan
Look at the picture. Now back at me. Now back at the picture. Tarzaaaaaaaan.
9. Li Shang – Mulan
Uber-cutie. Even now you wouldn’t mind if he Shang you, let’s be honest.
10. Princess Aurora – Sleeping Beauty
Another cliché, but you just couldn’t help it, could you? Very much like in the case of Meg from Aladdin, we blame the hair. ON FLEEK.
11. Peter Pan – Peter Pan
Another classic. An endless dreamer. Everything is possible with a lad like Peter. Second star on the right and straight till morning, eh?
12. Simba – Lion King
Another lion, another questionable choice. Although you’d be lying if you said you didn’t think about it.
13. Pocahontas – Pocahontas
She talked to trees and could see colours in the wind. Enough said. Even as kids we knew that was something special.
14. Jafar – Aladdin
Everyone had a thing for a bad boy, even if they don’t want to admit that. And Jafar, with his dark eyes and mischievous smile, made a lot of people hot.
So if you had a Disney crush as a kid, don’t worry, you are not alone.