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Should This Commercial Have Been Banned for Raunchiness?

Best Ever Condom Commercial Banned for Being Too Raunchy (VIDEO)

by Lisa Fogarty

For an advertisement meant to promote safe sex -- arguably one of the greatest ways a person can pass time on a random Monday night -- you've got to admit condom commercials are usually pretty stale. You can count on no hands the number of times you actually sort-of see folks doing the deed while we imagine they're wearing whatever condom is being promoted, and it sometimes seems like the company does everything it can to avoid even mentioning the S-word. 

Leave it to a bunch of sexy, easygoing Australians to make the absolute best condom commercial you'll see -- and then blame another group of Aussie partypoopers for banning it. Boooo!

This commercial has it all: good looking young people sporting matching beach blond hair, older folks who are totally cool with the fact that these two want to get it on and find the right condom for their needs, and even actual (though not real, obviously) sex. Sex in a condom commercial -- Eureka!

What I love about this one is that the couple is actually shopping for condoms together. It fully supports the idea that safe sex is a shared responsibility. It also totally normalizes the sometimes embarrassing act of buying condoms and makes it seem like just another errand these two must run on their way to pick up milk and bread at the grocer. I could see why TV stations wouldn't be keen on running this ad during the day, but after 9 or 10 p.m. -- I don't see the big deal. 

Even though there is no nudity in this commercial, be aware that it's probably not safe to view at work, since it does contain very suggestive sexual content. Check it out and decide what you think!


Do you feel this condom commercial is too raunchy and deserved to be banned?

by on Dec. 10, 2013 at 9:25 AM
Replies (11-19):
ColleenF30
by Member on Dec. 10, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Omg that was funny. My 16 yr old is laughing!

terpmama
by on Dec. 10, 2013 at 5:16 PM
I think people who think that's too raunchy need to get laid!
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by Mrs. Depp on Dec. 10, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Dang!Not for little kids eyes!

blaQness689
by on Dec. 10, 2013 at 7:37 PM

 sooooo.... you must be that one parent who allows their 6 year old to watch porn with no problem... lol forgive me for being a "bible thumper" but I most definitly would not allow my kids to be exposed to that.... 

oting Jinxed8:

I think Australia is usually a lot looser than we are on stuff like that - it's definitely too raunchy for the US - the bible thumpers would have a cow !

 

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famiglia_bella
by on Dec. 10, 2013 at 7:47 PM

The Carl's Jr and Axe ads are more explicit to me.  This felt like watching NatGeo.  LOL

WesternNYmom
by Member on Dec. 11, 2013 at 6:22 AM

I've seen worse on network television shows. Heck, Soap Opera sex scenes are raunchier that this ad. I really don't see what all the fuss is about.  I guess I don't get offended easily.

Jinxed8
by Silver Member on Dec. 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM

 No this has nothing to do with children. If anything this would definitely be a late night airing deal.  To answer your comment ; my daughter is 10 and is not allowed to watch any movies that are not age appropriate.  And No I wouldn't feel comfortable with her watching this commercial either.  But admit with me that conservative religious groups would have a fit ... this would not be acceptable by any bible following people ?  

Quoting blaQness689:

 sooooo.... you must be that one parent who allows their 6 year old to watch porn with no problem... lol forgive me for being a "bible thumper" but I most definitly would not allow my kids to be exposed to that.... 

oting Jinxed8:

I think Australia is usually a lot looser than we are on stuff like that - it's definitely too raunchy for the US - the bible thumpers would have a cow !

 

 

baby7810
by New Member on Dec. 11, 2013 at 9:38 AM
Yes I think it should be banned
Bribriesmom
by on Dec. 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM
I would expect that to be on adult television. That was too much.
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