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(((LADIES))) Do you use butt wipes?

Posted by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 1:40 AM
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Well do you? or is regular toilet paper sufficient for you? 

Let's get real here... 

Why do Cottonelle butt wipes only target women? Are we really to believe that only women desire freedom from fear of skidmarks and dingleberries. Why wouldn't a man be interested in having the manly exit ramp be equally clear of obstruction?

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After investigating the situation, Julieanne determines that this is yet another in a long line of ads that imply that women are especially dirty creatures who need to go that extra mile so we don't stink up the joint with our lady filth.  This strikes me as a good analysis of the situation, but I have a few more theories as to what drove these marketers to advertise this presumably gender-neutral product strictly to women.  

Theory #1: Purses. I'm looking at this product and feeling this isn't something you just keep around your home base bathroom.  After all, should you have a particularly unpleasant bout with Number Two at home, your shower is right there to help you return your crack to its pristine state.  No, this product is something you have on the road, when all your best planning fails you and you find yourself face-to-face with scratchy, public restroom toilet paper and a desire to get out of the bathroom quickly before anyone figures out that you're doing more than powdering your nose.  While both men and women probably have this situation crop up periodically, only women have a cavernous bag with them where they can fit the solution.  Purses probably explain 50 percent of what causes marketers to decide a gender-neutral product is a lady product.  I'd bet travel tissues are advertised the same way.  

Theory #2: Sex.  Anal sex has grown really popular amongst the straight people of America.  However, when I say "anal sex," I mean sex involving lady anuses.  The final frontier in the bedroom is still straight-man-crack.  Marketers have to know women are exponentially more likely to have someone paying close attention to their exhaust pipes some time between taking a dump and being able to have a thorough shower, and so that's who they're treating as their target audience.  

Of course, this may just be part of a larger advertising shift towards primarily addressing women in all poo-related capacities.  Women are most of the characters in toilet paper commercials, fiber commercials, digestion drug commercials, and of course, women are basically all the characters in yogurt commercials that promise their product will help make the plate-to-toilet process that much easier for you.  Of course, why that is probably requires another in-depth examination of advertising prejudices altogether.

So would you agree with these "theory's"

by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 1:40 AM
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SDbabe
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 2:12 AM
Personally, I like to use them. They just make me feel fresher.
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ana326
by Ana-Mexicana on Sep. 14, 2011 at 2:36 AM
I don't use cottonell but I do use regular wipes because like you Tania they make me feel fresher. And well I'm super anal about keeping that area clean LOL (no pun intended)
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JeannetteG
by Jeannette-AZ/Mex on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:27 AM

Dh and I both like to use wipes when we have them. If things get too crazy we take a shower!

marlene992
by Marlene-Cubantina on Sep. 14, 2011 at 5:28 AM
Lmao no I just bathe
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HeartCharmMama
by Ing-Pura Latina on Sep. 14, 2011 at 7:40 AM
Okay ladies, if having dingleberries is a modern issue, let me be the first to introduce you all to Brazilian waxing. Lol
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kgmmw
by Kimberly-US/Mex on Sep. 14, 2011 at 7:43 AM

I do after my menstrual cycle lol but not cottenelle

Alejandra10
by Alejandra-Mexican on Sep. 14, 2011 at 7:45 AM
We have them at home but i buy them for peanut it makes cleaning him easier but we sometimes use them too.
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ana326
by Ana-Mexicana on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:14 AM
ROTFLMAO WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quoting HeartCharmMama:

Okay ladies, if having dingleberries is a modern issue, let me be the first to introduce you all to Brazilian waxing. Lol
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LuLu5J
by Lourdes-PR on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Omg and I'm going to be the idiot to ask what the hell a dingleberry is

Quoting HeartCharmMama:

Okay ladies, if having dingleberries is a modern issue, let me be the first to introduce you all to Brazilian waxing. Lol


LuLu5J
by Lourdes-PR on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:18 AM

I prefer wipes but I'm weird, I guess, because I wipe, make sure everything is really clean and then wipe again with bathroom tissue bc I can't stand feeling like I'm wet.  That also depends on the wipe.  I feel like Pampers wipes are really wet and huggies are not as much.

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