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Do You Ever Get That Not So Fresh Feeling?

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posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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Anyone over the age of 25 has had this question posed to them in a plethora of different ways.

1. Asked while sitting in your living room while the local pastor was visiting.
2. Asked while sitting in your living room with your new boy/girlfriend visiting.
3. Asked while sitting in your living room during some sort of high volume family gathering.

or

4. Asked while sitting in your living room with parents who raised you with an inordinate amount of embarrassment.

I have experienced all 4. Well...maybe 3. But I was always terrified of number 1 occurring. And judging from the turn ads have taken since I was 7 or 8, I am highly likely to experience number 1 with a slight change in scenery. Instead of “The Not So Fresh Feeling”, I am likely to encounter a tampon commercial followed quickly by some new miracle treatment of ED.

You have kids? How old were they when they asked what ED was? My daughter was very young and my explanation was awesome. It was the same as my mother’s. I’ll tell you when you are older. It was quickly followed with but...but..but. I was almost relieved after she asked. I have seen that stupid commercial a million and thirty one times and every time she was in the room my stomach clenched in knowing. I knew it was coming and I dreaded it. At 4 or 5, it is too complicated to explain, and I hate Viagra for making me waste all that time figuring out what I would say when my mom had it right all along.


Yes, I am aware we are not living 50 years in the past and that as an open society our children learn more and we should be open to explaining things our parents may not have wanted to. But, I am also aware that sometimes kids just need to be...kids. Without the over analyzing, the adult worries, etc.

When Kotex came out with “Have a Happy Period”, I really thought about suing them. False advertising at it’s best, and leaving my child to question the LIES and propaganda that it was going to be all fluffy kittens and dancing in open meadows while wearing white linen sundresses.

Trojan Man then made his appearance on day time t.v. I face palmed more times than I can tell you. It trotted in with it’s catchy theme song that often stuck in your head to the point you were scared you were going to break out singing it in front of your toddler. Then blame yourself for all that went wrong a decade later. A slick ploy... but I was on to them.

I just wonder if we really need all of this? Though this is written in jest, I do remember being extremely uncomfortable at times when these things aired. Back in the day these ads would have run after hours or not at all. And I know some of you will say “don’t let kids watch tv”... that is a good point as well. Kids can now name more drugs to treat ED than they can past presidents.
It’s just a bit much at times and I decided to rant about it for a minute.

Enjoy or not. Either way, I hope you had a laugh.
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posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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The Vagisil commercials are gross too. The only yeast I want to hear about is in my bread, and beer.

Your post was entertaining. Thanks!



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by Q33323
The Vagisil commercials are gross too. The only yeast I want to hear about is in my bread, and beer.

Your post was entertaining. Thanks!


Gah!! How did I forget the feminine itch commercials?
I agree with you. Some things are better left in private!
And thank you.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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How about those ads that show you EXACTLY how the feminine hygiene products work? With a reconstruction and everything. Ugh. Really? Is that necessary?


There's one here that after said reconstruction shows a woman standing on the street when suddenly water falls over her head, like someone emptied a bucket. Then says something about "heavy flow" and getting stains. WTF?

I don't need to see that when I'm with my little brother, or eating or something. I know how the product works, thank you. Just tell me the brand and "feminine" or "those days", if we use them we'll understand, If we don't use them, then there's no need to see it dissected on screen.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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There is a time and a place for such advertising. Our world used to be more tasteful in its approach to these issues. Sadly, this is no longer the case.

Now we are getting too much information. Unfortunately, I think the era of privacy and the comfort that came with it is over.

Get used to it.
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posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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I agree with you, Its very over the top, Us woman know what's happening with our bodies and do not need a TV AD to tell us and our whole family about it thank you very much!

And the "Have a happy period" Ad gets me every time, I mean, Has anyone..... EVER had a happy period?

I think not



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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Ah, all the smiling, active, happy women! They swim and hike and have a great time.

There's not a happier time in the month



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:23 PM
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These advertisements are not necessary. If they really want to sell a product, give us a good coupon or a buy one get one free deal. That gets people's attention every time.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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Don't forget the "I'm having a bad day, My washing machine isn't working like it used too" Advert............(Calgon)

All i can say to that one is she is not "Having a happy period!"



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Don't forget the bungee jumping



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:37 PM
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Oh yeah, I do it all the time, pfft.

And the concerts, jumping around, singing while being pushed around but you're safe, you're protected. Always



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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You have kids? How old were they when they asked what ED was? My daughter was very young and my explanation was awesome. It was the same as my mother’s. I’ll tell you when you are older. It was quickly followed with but...but..but. I was almost relieved after she asked. I have seen that stupid commercial a million and thirty one times and every time she was in the room my stomach clenched in knowing. I knew it was coming and I dreaded it. At 4 or 5, it is too complicated to explain, and I hate Viagra for making me waste all that time figuring out what I would say when my mom had it right all along.


My daughter is 6 and the worst question she has asked me so far is "How do the baby's get out of your tummy mummy?", My reply was "i will tell you when you are a bit older sweetheart".

She came home from school the next day telling me where they came from as her friends told her!! I can honestly say i was speechless.....



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:41 PM
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Heehee, Kangaruex. Thanks for the laugh. My mind immediately went to Jim Carrey's "Vagiclean" scene from Me, Myself and Irene, in which he gets revenge on an annoying woman in the grocery store by loudly announcing her purchase.




posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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My little brother was playing The Sims 2 and asked me how you got a baby. "Ehhh... you need $3000 and call the adoption agency" I told him.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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Great reply



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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Exactly, Buy one get one free.....I am on my way!



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:49 PM
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I don't know about you, But sometimes i feel like singing in the street for no apparent reason!




posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 05:57 PM
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meh..I'm 37 and not much bothers or embarrasses me..I don't care what my children ask me I will tell them the truth in the most medically correct way and of course keeping in mind their age too.

I remember a story about a little girl asking her mother where babies come from..the mom in turn went into great detail about the whole thing..in the end the only answer the little girl wanted was "mommy or daddy" heehe..so, I will give out factual info based on exactly what they want to know...no more than necessary


If I don't know the answers I will consult my neighbors who are nurses
I guess I have always spoken my mind..nothing is obscene or unspeakable...it is what it is........

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posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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That is what i learned, By telling my daughter i would explain it to her when she was a bit older she found out anyway from her 6 year old friends at school!

She came home telling me ALL about it thinking i didn't know ...

Lesson learned to be more open, But to a cut of point



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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I think I have seen that commercial with the water being dumped over the woman. Since most boxes of feminine products have directions in them, I agree with you. There is no need to go through the whole thing on tv during the dinner hour.
I have an older brother who really enjoyed making me more embarrassed when I was younger. So I can see where you are coming from on that one.


Originally posted by ladylove
I agree with you, Its very over the top, Us woman know what's happening with our bodies and do not need a TV AD to tell us and our whole family about it thank you very much!

And the "Have a happy period" Ad gets me every time, I mean, Has anyone..... EVER had a happy period?

I think not


The only "Happy Period" I have ever had was one after a pregnancy scare.
Other than that...no. There is no such thing. Ever. Not in the history of women. Never.



Originally posted by Night Star
These advertisements are not necessary. If they really want to sell a product, give us a good coupon or a buy one get one free deal. That gets people's attention every time.


Dead on Night Star. That is the truth. Give me a buck or two off of something and I will probably try it...maybe even if I don't even need it.
Depends on how good the deal is!



Originally posted by ladylove



You have kids? How old were they when they asked what ED was? My daughter was very young and my explanation was awesome. It was the same as my mother’s. I’ll tell you when you are older. It was quickly followed with but...but..but. I was almost relieved after she asked. I have seen that stupid commercial a million and thirty one times and every time she was in the room my stomach clenched in knowing. I knew it was coming and I dreaded it. At 4 or 5, it is too complicated to explain, and I hate Viagra for making me waste all that time figuring out what I would say when my mom had it right all along.


My daughter is 6 and the worst question she has asked me so far is "How do the baby's get out of your tummy mummy?", My reply was "i will tell you when you are a bit older sweetheart".

She came home from school the next day telling me where they came from as her friends told her!! I can honestly say i was speechless.....


My daughter is 14 now, and I hear you loud and clear. I have had this happen on more than one occasion. I think some kids have too much information for their own good and at that age it is generally considered so funny that they can't wait to share it with anyone that will listen. I have gone more in depth into things with my daughter in the past earlier than I would have liked because I knew someone else was going to do it...and probably do it with false information on top of it. There's one in every crowd it seems.


Originally posted by graceunderpressure
Heehee, Kangaruex. Thanks for the laugh. My mind immediately went to Jim Carrey's "Vagiclean" scene from Me, Myself and Irene, in which he gets revenge on an annoying woman in the grocery store by loudly announcing her purchase.



Thanks. And thanks for that. I recognized it as soon as I saw it!
Too funny. BTW...have I ever told you how much I love your avi?



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