Ads #37: Horrible Hygiene Ads

Good Lord! Her first day with Stayfree Maxi Pads and she's sticking her ass in his face? Just a thought: he goes up the hill first.  The ad ends with "Too bad he forgot to pack the lunch".  Maybe he didn't forget, he just lost his appetite.

Make it stop! Who was the genius that decided to use an image of a hairy adult male in a cloth diaper to sell talcum powder? This looks less like a bath talc ad.than it does a fetish ad. Gross.


I don't speak German (or whatever this language is), but I can tell this is a sanitary napkin/tampon advertisement. What I don't understand is why they felt it necessary to show the girl topless.


  1. In Germany (and many other countries in Europe) they're more lax about featuring topless women in advertising. Back when I was a kid, I remember when my mom got some bath products from Germany, and the pamphlets inside the box had at least a couple of topless women taking a shower (not at the same time!!!).

    I need eye bleach after looking at that baby powder ad. >_< GAH!!!

  2. I laughed out loud. As a mtter of fact I still giiggle thinking about the hiking ad :)

    As a German, I can tell you, that it is danish.

  3. Since when does necessity have anything to do with showing topless girls? :)

  4. AnonymousJuly 17, 2010

    That is an awful ad - fantastic find!

  5. Since when is a menstruating woman something to lose one's appetite over? That's probably biggest fail here.

  6. It's Danish, and they're insane.