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For that not-so-fresh, stinging feeling


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I don't know what's more absurd; douching with Lysol or the idea that the husband (obviously on the other side of the "ignorant" door) is acting like the wife has a bad case of cooties. Or that the woman is somehow IGNORANT because she's not so fresh. Or the use of the phrase "dainty feminine allure." Or the whole rest of the text.

And it's not a Photoshop. See here for historical background:

The Girl He Married.
Why does she spend her evenings alone?
Ohh Domestic Crisis!
A web of indifference

So remember ladies: if you are not getting any from your man, it's probably because you smell. Disinfect that cooter with Lysol today! Now in lemon fresh scent! And for those times when there's just no chance for a luxorious Lysol douche, there's wipes

[first ad via MeFi]


It may not be a Photoshop job, but dammit if it doesn't scream to become one...

So... what's the problem? ducks


Ack! You'd never get that taste out of your mouth!

Technically they are both on the other side of the "ignorant" door.

Gotta give points to the man tho, because that kind of thing is just too horrible to comprehend. The smell is pretty nasty also.

Will the Lysol remove the big cartoon padlocks he's drawn on the door?

I don't...I mean...frickin' WTF?....

There's a joke sitting there, in the back of my head, screaming to get out...LYSOL also works as a minty fresh douche???

I gotta go call my Ma. Although how the hell I work the question into the conversation is beyond me right now...do you just blurt out, "So, Mom, you ever use Lysol for more than...y'kow...cleaning the kitchen sink? Nudge nudge, wink wink?"

The "feminine hygiene" ads were a way to market products like Lysol that were thought to have contraceptive effect, at a time when compainies were not permitted by law to sell contraceptives to women.

Excerpt from Web MD feature "History of Birth Control":

When these devices were declared illegal, the flourishing trade simply began selling them as "hygiene" products. For example, vaginal sponges were sold to protect women from "germs" instead of sperm. This led to misleading if not downright fraudulent advertising. From 1930 until 1960, the most popular female contraceptive was Lysol disinfectant -- advertised as a feminine hygiene product in ads featuring testimonials from prominent European "doctors." Later investigation by the American Medical Association showed that these experts did not exist.

"The fraud of the Lysol douche was a byproduct of illegality," Tone says. "Because birth control couldn't be advertised openly, manufacturers would use euphemisms to refer to birth control. They took advantage of consumers' hopes."

IOW, the ads make sense if you read between the lines...Lysol is selling birth control.

"she has protected her zest for living, her health and youthfulnes...by the correct practice of feminine hygiene"

"in the meantime, take no needless, dangerous chances"

"Well, ...thinking you know about feminine hygeine, yet trusting to now-and-then care, can make all the dfference in marital happiness, as my doctor pointed out. He said never to run such careless risks..."

"A proved germ killer"

Believe me, I follow to the letter</> my doctor's advice on feminine hygeine"

" Douche thoroughly with correct lysol solution...ALWAYS"

On a not completely unrelated note - best line I've heard this week, from the new kid we just hired:

"I've got three sisters, I can eat anything"

u should give us more info