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It Could Be Worse: At Least We're Not Douching With Lysol Anymore [Birth Control]

We briefly touched on this years ago, but it seems apropos because, hell, isn't the ongoing War on Contraception getting you down? Cheer yourself up (kind of) by checking out Mother Jones' collection of Lysol douche ads and remembering that things used to be a lot worse not so long ago. More »
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The Secret Life of Vintage Lysol Douche Ads

Academics / Sociology : Sociological Images (2 years ago)

Every once in a while the internet is abuzz being horrified by vintage ads for Lysol brand douche.  The ads seem to suggest that women are repulsing their husbands with odorous vaginas caused by neglected feminine hygiene.  In fact,...

Remarkably frank Lysol douche ad

Humor : Boing Boing (5 years ago)

The message in this Lysol douche ad: use it or you will be so utterly repulsive down there that your husband will lose all sexual interest in you and your marriage will fall apart and it will all be your disgusting fault. Thank you ...

Please Don’t Douche With Lysol

Lifestyle / Fashion : The Gloss: Fashion (last year)

The search is over: you can purchase an all-in-one household disinfectant, contraception method, and douche. All you need is a bottle of Lysol in the 1920s. More » Please Don’t Douche With Lysol is a post from TheGloss - Get the bes...

The Reign of the Douche [LOLsuits]

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker (5 years ago)

A year ago, interrupty superflack Ronn [sic] Torossian filed America's Greatest Lawsuit when he sued rival flack Drew Kerr for $20 million(!) for setting up a website—RonnTorosianPR.com—with a picture of a douche ad on it. Douche sa...

Early contraceptive ads, for your viewing pleasure

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel (11 months ago)

In my MA program I did a research project on Lysol advertising in the 1920s and 30s - specifically, on the use of Lysol as a contraceptive douching agent. Needless to say, it didn't work so well, and lots of women ended up with vagi...

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