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What Your Sex Life Had Been Missing: A Love Rug!

This is what is wrong with society today. Just a few decades ago, people had the opportunity to have a sensual carpet experience that promised a threesome-like result. Now, all we have is a glorified backwards robe. I suppose you could cut the sleeves off your Snuggie and try doing the dirty on it, but something tells me you wouldn’t get many takers. Therefore, I demand a return of the Love Rug! Keep reading »

The Face Of Patrizia Pepe’s Fall Campaign Is A Boom Box, A Dog, Anything But A Model

Italian fashion label Patrizia Pepe wanted to draw attention to the designer herself, so they created this “Who is Patrizia?” ad campaign. Only problem is … we now think Patrizia is some alien shape-shifter who can transform her face into any nearby object, whether it’s a French horn, a dog, a boom box, or a rubber duck. Is it just us or are these ads mega creepy? Check after the jump for more images. [Trend Land] Keep reading »

Bras On Roller Coasters? Someone’s Got A Fetish For It

This Ultimo Bra commercial of women testing their brassieres for “durability and lift support” on roller coasters is so strange you can’t look away. But you know some dude was whacking off to flying cleavage. Do you think they wiped the seats down afterwards? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Want A Raise? Better Douche First!

Summer’s Eve, the brand of vaginal douche that apparently still exists, has a very, um, compelling advertisement in the latest issue of Women’s Day. Made to look like a piece of editorial content, the advertisement offers advice to women who are preparing to ask for a raise at work. But before you go marching into your boss’ office, better make sure your vagina smells good! Seriously. More, after the jump … Keep reading »

What Do These Images Have To Do With Breast Cancer?

The Breast Cancer Foundation’s latest campaign encourages women to prioritize regular breast checks over fretting about less important worries like pimples, weight gain, and frizzy hair. Check out the beautiful (and NSFW) way in which they conveyed that message, after the jump… [OIC Singapore via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Actually, You Can Be Too Thin, Pretzel Crisps

God, I love me some pretzel crisps — dipped in hummus and with slices of cheese, they are delish. But I am mad at them. Their new ad campaign is straight-up wrong. Look, I get it, the appeal of pretzel crisps is that they are thin like crackers and, in theory, better for you than big ol’ bready regular pretzels. But they knew they were being shady with their “You Can Never Be Too Thin” campaign because people will automatically — and rightly so — associate “thin” with weight and “too thin” with anorexia and other eating disorders. Edgy! Also lame. Don’t make me go back to pita crisps or carrot sticks — I’m warning you. [via Young Manhattanite and NYC The Blog] Keep reading »

Diesel’s “Be Stupid” Ads Banned In Britain

Some of Diesel‘s ever-annoying “Be Stupid” campaign posters have been banned in Britain for fear that they’ll inspire bad behavior in local kiddies. Frankly, we’re spitefully pleased to see the campaign — which reminds us that “stupid is the best idea smart ever had” (whaa?) — cut down a bit. The entire campaign wasn’t removed, but a take-down notice has been mandated for some of the racier, dumber images, like a girl flashing a security camera and displaying side boob. Also under fire is an ad featuring a woman photographing her private parts while walking through tall grass in her underwear as a hungry-looking lion lurks. Sorry Diesel, but this is what you get for being morons. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Condoms Are For Ugly Folks!

The problem with this ad campaign for OLLA condoms is obvious. In addition to being totally insulting, promoting that condoms are for ugly people doesn’t really do much to stop the spread of STDs. After all, perfectly good-looking people get herpes (Paris Hilton) and I really hope she wraps it up. Check out a few others ads from the campaign, after the jump… [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Dentyne Says Practice Safe Breath, Not Safe Sex

So last night as I was wasting my time watching “The Price of Beauty,” I was beaten over the head with this new Dentyne Ice commercial during every single break. According to this advertisement, it’s the guy’s responsibility to provide protection against bad breath when the loving heats up. The concept might seem clever at first, but couldn’t the dude in the pharmacy have bought some condoms along with his gum? That way, there’d be some reference to the fact that gum doesn’t protect against STDs or unwanted pregnancy. What was even more arresting to me was that VH1 chose to run a commercial for Seasonique birth control pills directly after this Dentyne one, reminding women that the responsibility to prevent a pregnancy is all in their hands. Keep reading »

T.I.’s Akoo Jeans Ad Has Done Its Job, Now It Can Be Taken Down

Two things remain true when it comes to marketing: 1) sex will always sell and 2) even negative publicity is good publicity. The recent controversy surrounding a sexually suggestive ad for T.I.‘s Akoo Jeans proves both. The billboard incited complaints from Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker and residents because it features a woman with her head pressed against a man’s crotch, her tongue wagging through her lips, one hand pulling on his pocket, and the other hand reaching between his legs to tug on the back of his jeans. He has his hand grabbing the back of her head. So it wasn’t a huge stretch to assume she was about to give him a beej. Some say the ad sexualized black women, but I think a black woman was used because Akoo is an urban clothing company. Plus, the ad isn’t any more sexual than the photos on American Apparel featuring women of all races. The Akoo ad is not racist, and I’m not even sure it’s sexist, but it is definitely in poor taste. No one wants to be met with soft-core porn as they drop the kiddies to school. And now, they won’t be because CBS Outdoor, which owns the billboard space, has decided to take the ad down. But did anyone even know T.I. had a clothing line before this controversy began? No? Well, then, the ad did its job. [Essence.com, The Associated Press] Keep reading »

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