Milo Joseph. 19 year-old white autistic and ADD enby trans man (he him his, they them theirs) and cephalopod enthusiast. Demiromantic polysexual. Angry SJ blogger. Lover of monsters, robots, and aliens. Atheist green witch. Art student. Never shuts up about JeanMarco, Motorcity, or Creepypastas. Has too many side blogs, but this is his main.
Friends, I would like you to meet my best friend ever (sorry, Michelle and Cat). His name is Mr.Snake.
Now, you’re thinking, what’s so great about a plush snake? Well, Mr.Snake is not your average plush snake. In fact, he’s a weighted plush snake.
He is filled with several thousand plastic pellets, making him weigh around 7 or 8 pounds.
Now why is this such a good thing? Well, for a lot of autistic people (like myself), lying down with something heavy on top of them is very comforting for some reason. Mr.Snake personally helps calm down after panic attacks and meltdowns, and most of all, he helps me fall asleep.
I have been using this guy for about 2 years, and every night I use him, I sleep like a moterfucking baby. I usually just lay him around my hips or on my back, and I drift off in minutes.
The best thing is? He’s waaay more portable than a conventional weighted blanket, meaning you can bring him places and even travel with him! As a person who doesn’t like being in vehicles, he’s made my car trips a lot more comfortable.
I bought him at a neurodivergence convention (he cost about 12 US dollars), but I bet your own Mr.Snake could be sewn together with just a few items. You can even make him any texture you prefer that way! (mine is made of soft mohair fleece stuff, and the tongue is just fleece ).
Mr.Snake is a godsend to the autistic community, or anyone who likes such things.
One thing though: Since he is filled with plastic, I would not recommend heating him as you would with a bean or rice-filled fabric pain pack. His insides will melt and make a huge mess. If you want to heat your own Mr.Snake, I suggest filling him with dry rice or beans (not corn, because then you’ll have a popcorn-filled snake). If you want to cool your plastic-filled Mr. Snake, however, I don’t see why that would cause an issue.
Realizing that my personal fashion aesthetic (which I like to call vintage softcore punk) is in style right now makes me so happy.