Thursday, 12 July 2007

Not on my television, please!


I need to have a bit of a moan about the adverts they put on TV lately. Surely I'm not the only person who doesn't want to know all the details of feminine hygiene? Especially, when I sit down with the youngest to watch mindless violent cartoons!


We don't want to know how you stop your itching, smelling, hair growth or that your pad can hold a litre and a half of water and still let you jog twenty miles! We are not interested that it's OK to tuck your skirt into your knickers because your Tampax tampon now has its own skirt. We are even less interested that you can throw your frumpy knickers out the window because Always make a pad for your thong. I don't even know where to start with Canestan and Femfresh, though now it's hard to convince little'un that a Thrush is a songbird!


Please keep them in your magazines! I'm starting to confuse adverts now due the feminine content. Red Bull for example; is that a sanitary towel? It has wings and helps you party all night! Nicorette patch is another, is it a sanitary towel that helps you give up smoking and if so what the hell do you do with the gum?


I'm sure there are many more but my brain is frazzled! Things to do so will make like a sanitary towel and "press on"!

16 comments:

Queen Vixen said...

Hey Chops you are not the only one. I am a woman and also dont want to know! Way too much detail! Imagine if the same amount of detail went into toilet roll ads mmmm the andrex puppy would have to take a career break. Some of me wants to say sod you! get over it, half the population have to, but I do too much cringing during said adverts to make a convincing stand. Its even worse when my mum or horror of horrors my Dad is there. So sanitary ware companies, please spare us the gory detail. Us gals know what we have to do, we dont need you to wipe our arses too.

Kahless said...

Absolutely Vixen.

The adverts are shite.

Chopski said...

Funny! I thought I was going to get some stick over this one! Well plenty of time yet I guess!!

Kahless said...

Its when they pour the blue dye onto the towel to demonstrate absorbtion. Why? I think either use fucking red dye, or don't do it.

her indoors said...

nope no stick from me either, hate the adverts should be banned, women know what products to buy we dont need telling

Pixie said...

They should save the money and supply the millions of women in Africa who have no access to sanitary wear and it's only a few brave women who are taking on their governments to bring supplies in.
Cause I don't give a fuck about my everday knickers... What...
You say it out loud chops
px

DJ Kirkby said...

Oi! Where is my hoover and why can't I reach the duster?

Chopski said...

Happy birthday!

You haven't said if you like your new ironing board cover and matching tea towels!!

;)

Kate M said...

Brings to mind the time I was in need of a tube of Canestan in Istanbul. Grinding to a halt with the language issue, the pharmacist chucked an english/turkish dictionary at me. I looked up the word and showed it him. He looked up at me aghast, 'but it is a little bird'
Ho hum. Its not easy being a women ya know.

Chopski said...

Hi kate: You'd think they could have come up with a better name for it than thrush! Answers on a postcard please!!

Kate M said...

'The itch that you can never scatch'?

I think that just about sums it up!

Lady in red said...

I so get where you are coming from with this.

maybe that is why I dont watch much tv.

but I just loved this ...

Red Bull for example; is that a sanitary towel? It has wings and helps you party all night!

Chopski said...

Kate M; Sounds good to me though thankfully something I've never had to put up with. We do keep a pot of natural yogurt in the fridge on standby!

L in R; Hi, thanks for the visit and comment. I had fun writing it!

Jill said...

I don't watch that much tv either, but on the flip side, I'm pretty sure a whole lot of women don't really want to know about men's prostate problems either... :-0 :-0 :-0

Then again, maybe they do...I hear that whole married men living longer is a direct result of their wives pushing them into the doctor's office... :-) Not that you'd have any personal experience with that one... :-)

Chopski said...

Good point! Though you probably don't want to hear about it while watching TV and eating supper! (Not that we have a TV in the dining room but plenty of people do!)

jAMiE said...

Hi there..new here and taking a look around and loving what i'm reading! I couldn't agree with you more here...i'm female and tired of them myself. Go figure!