1/20/10

Sex Sells #12: More Sexual Innuendo in Advertising



I wonder if you can identify the sexual innuendo going on in the advertisement above. If you're having trouble seeing it, you may need a little training in innuendo identification. The good news is that I'm here to help. See if you can spot the not-so-subtle innuendo in the following ads from years gone by.  Good luck!

While horses are a time honored symbol of verility, that's not the primary innuendo in this watch ad. I think the only way Timex could've been LESS subtle would to have put a real dick in the ad.  I'm just sayin'.




There's so much sexual innuendo in this ad, that I don't know where to start. Her expression, his "O" face, the oral pleasure she's getting from his "sandwich", they're both shirtless...


Okay, so Florio pleaured her for fifteen straight days, doing it different each time. I'm sorry, I just don't see the innuendo here...... okay, now I get it.


If you think that the woman's hand on this dude's package is NOT deliberate placement by the advertisers, think again.


If this ad had been made today with a male flight attendant, it would be super homoerotic. As it is, it's just another allusion to oral sex in advertising. The rational is pretty simple: Norelco needed something to create a subconscious positive association with their product - mission accomplished.

 

You've got to hand it to this maid service for creating a French maid porno vibe in their advertising.  Bravo.

5 comments:

  1. Looks like the lady in the Windsor Canadian ad always gets her man. Or at least the best part of him.
    I wonder if the Playtex ad takes place in their kitchen or in a public place. A topless deli would have been a hip place to have a little lunch back in the '70s.
    CocoRibe? They couldn't think of a better name than that?
    "Ribe-ed for her pleasure."

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  2. Norelco made electronics, not just razors? Huh.

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  3. I like the old ads like Windsor Canadian...

    The others, not so much. I hate being pounded over the head. I like the truly overt ones.

    And that Canadian. ROWR!
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    Barbara
    http://ifididnthaveasenseofhumor.blogspot.com

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  4. I feel very uncomfortable with the Canadian ad. Their look says "In about two seconds, there's gonna be two sweaty Canadians makin' sweet, sweet love - wanna watch?"

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  5. I don't get the horse one. So he's hammering a symbol of virility, and ... ?

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