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Super Sketchy But Awesome Condom Campaign of the Week

We’ve all had our share of dubious Facebook friend requests — that regrettable one-night stand you’d almost succeeding in forgetting, your former therapist, your ex, your mom. But what about a Facebook request from your unborn child? A bunch of guys in Brazil were recently friend-requested by babies with their own name, plus the “Jr.” […]

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The Marlboro Man Is Wearing Spanx

Spanx, for the uninitiated, is a line of slimming lingerie. Got a body part that’s a little bumpier or bulgier than you’d like? Chances are, Spanx makes a product to smooth it over. Spanx have long been one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things” and celebrities rave about them. Okay, female celebrities rave about them. But we […]

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Design Your Own Pad

No, not an iPad — a menstrual pad. We were reading that article the other day about the big biz of vaginal products — how marketing and advertising industries aren’t shying away from female genitalia anymore, now that their target market has a million and one shameless blogs about the comings and goings of their […]

Toys
Love Your Vagina

Mooncup, the UK-based (but internationally distributed) menstrual cup, just released an old-fashioned song onYouTube called “Love Your Vagina.” They asked women to submit nicknames for their genitalia and have amassed an overwhelming list, from which the best terms were taken to make this catchy song. (Get the sheet music and lyrics here; and if you buy the song on […]

Toys
Dubious Product of the Decade

As the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case spirals downward into an all-too-familiar he-said-she-said situation — with blame-the-victim rumors thrown in, just for kicks — we are reminded of a product we were unfortunate enough to stumble across the other day. Sold by the Rude Dude Boxers company, our Dubious Product of the Decade is a pair of […]

Vids
New Season of Craigslist TV

A few weeks ago, Craigslist TV (on YouTube) launched their second season of mini-documentaries based on real Craigslist ads. (Watch the trailer for the series here.) If you think reading the ads is great entertainment for inducing second-hand embarrassment, try watching them. Our favorite, of course, is still the first one from the first season, […]

Pop Culture
A (For Lack of a Better Word) Refreshing Anti-Rape Campaign

The Tumblr blog Bitter Buffalo said it best: “What’s this? An anti-rape campaign that focuses on preventing rape instead of preventing women leaving the house? Holy crap it’s Christmas.” Read the full post on SUNfiltered

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Old Spice Guy, How Do We Love Thee? Let Us Count the 183 Ways.

He captured our hearts this past winter with his first breakthrough ad that had him going from shower to ship to white steed all in one take. At the end of June, he was back with another ingeniously absurd one-shot commercial, an awesome upping of the stakes of the first (log rolling? check! jacuzzi busting? […]

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Ad Agency Makes XXX-Ray Commercial for Medical Supply Company

The German ad agency Butter recently released a series of award-winning print ads — “Pin-Up Calendar 2010” — for Eizo, a medical supply company which apparently specializes in medical imaging. While it effectively shows the quality of their radiographs, it also entertainingly pokes fun at the whole porn genre: You can see everything! Check out […]

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Best Condom Tagline Ever

We just saw this awesome condom TV commercial from Trojan the other day. We’re not necessarily endorsing the product, just the ad. First of all, the tagline “You can’t wait to get it on”? Genius. How has this not been used to promote condoms before? Second, you gotta love the taboo busting: yes, women buy […]