Trojan Condoms with Fire and Ice lubricant. I was watching TV just now and this was the commercial. Really? Do I have to know that? This is mid afternoon. Isn't their target audience supposed to be at work now?
I get tired of his and her sex lubes, mail order enhancement meds, and the almighty impotence drugs that show the couple walk off into the forest to magically appear in 2 bathtubs. I've walked in a few forests in my life and never once found a bathtub. We also have the flying maxi pad and any number of tampon absorbency ads.
I have told Daughter # 1 that I do not envy her the questions that will come from my 2 grandsons, at 8 and 9 years old. My biggest complaint is, if these products just have to be marketed, do it after 9:00 p.m. Do not put them on family programming at family viewing times.
These, to me, are products that will find their buyer whether they are advertised or not. I found maxi pads when they weren't advertised on television. I found them because I needed them. Believe me, any man with erectile dysfunction will find that little blue pill. He does not need to be shown how to walk through a forest in search of a bathtub. He will traverse vast deserts in fact, to get that magic pill.
Remember the Playtex bra commercials we watched as teenagers? The model was a mannequin form or a woman with a sweater on under the bra. Have we come a long way baby!!
I know the youth of today are not as sheltered as my generation was. I would have been mortified to be watching TV, at 12 or 13 or older with a guy and have these commercials interrupt the program we were watching. The Monkees, Mod Squad or That Girl.
If the young teens are not a bit embarrassed by them, maybe it's our fault. I know my daughter has the remote in her hand to change the channels on these ads, when her boys are watching. I have always believed in the "need to know" theory and at their ages, they do not need to know. I swear there are some things I don't need to know. Is it just me?