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Sex Sells #33: Odd Products



It always fascinates me when a product unexpectedly uses the "sex sells" approach.  You expect it from advertising for cars, stereos, fashion, booze, and tobacco....  but when a product like an office labeler, rice or horse manure tries to sell the sizzle, it's a happy surprise.





This hiring service decided to go topless in their advertising.  Okay.  I won't deny - it definitely gets your attention.


They're selling eye drops... yet their models are in complete disco attire and about to make whoopie.  I get they're giving away a diamond, but it's not the approach you expect from an eye drop ad.


Multiple Sclerosis - a worthy cause, without queston.... but why the semi-naked chick?  It was the 70s after all.


You wouldn't expect a hydraulic brake manufacturer would try to sell the sizzle, but I'm certainly glad they did.  Abex - you da real MVP.


Okay we're selling false eyelashes in a pharmacy trade magazine... let's have the model be totally nude.  I mean, when she's sitting you can practically see the cooch!


Not exactly your average Home Depot advertisement.  Does a nude chick really help sell paint?


The wife, naked as a jaybird, behind a dimpled glass shower door - the perfect picture for an oil heat advertisement, right?


Antacids and sex; not a combination you'd expect, but I'm game.


The look she's giving us - like she wants to rock our world.... and it's a gas station ad.  Go figure.


This ad is actually from 1940.  A barenaked lady is used to sell shallow well water systems.  Now I've seen it all.  We can all go home now.

11 comments:

  1. What year is the Oil Heat ad from? Looks like '60s by her hair style, or possibly early '70s. I love that one.

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    1. Be glad it wasn't her barely covered by the glass...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzB6_h-Iw2g

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  2. The parameters of my vintage lust generally run from the '50s through the '70s but I can see now that I am going to have to check out the '40s.

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    1. Go to Google Books-Life Magazine...they have all sorts of cheesecake-your ads in those pages ( particularly the WWII issues! ;) )

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    2. In the early days of mens magazines, a disproportionate great many of the models were Jewish. Over 140 Playboy Playmates of the Month have been Jewish. Here is a large selection of very attractive women.
      http://www.seductivejewess3.com/type-i5-ellen-sarah-michaels/

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  3. Q: Does a nude chick really help sell house paint?
    A: Couldn't hurt!

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  4. For the sake of accuracy the Italian girl with the painted derriere is selling car paint, not house paint. Shame on you!

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  5. The "Hire company" is what we in America call an equipment rental service for contractors.

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  6. Brakes. The things that slow down a bus are not "breaks."

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