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'Fresh and Sexy' Wipes Are Raising Eyebrows Because of Their Naughty Little Ads -What do you think of this ad campaign?

Posted by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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'Fresh and Sexy' Wipes Are Raising Eyebrows Because of Their Naughty Little Ads

Posted by April Daniels Hussar on February 9, 2013 

Playtex sex wipesPlaytex has a new line of sex wipes and, yes, your eyes do not deceive you. They have a message for you, and it might make you blush: "A clean beaver always finds more wood."

Um ... say whaaaa?

That's just one example of a new ad campaign for the "Fresh and Sexy" wipes, which will retail for $5.99 to $7.99, depending on whether you want a pack of single-use "on the go" wipes or a big tub "for the nightstand."

The product was designed "to help couples feel confidently clean every time they engage in sexual activity," according to the press release, and Platex wanted their ad campaign to be "fun and playful and bold." Well, it's certainly bold!

While I am actually a fan of good puns, I totally get the idea of sex wipes, and I can see how they'd definitely come in handy stashed away for those moments when you're too lazy/satiated to jump out of bed right AFTER .... I'm not a fan of their effort to make us feel, well, too dirty to get some!

In case you thought the beaver joke couldn't be topped, another one of their ads proclaims, "A clean peach always gets picked."

Playtex ad

SERIOUSLY? If I've learned one thing from all my health reporting and writing, it's that every gynecologist will tell you over-cleansing "down there" is not only unnecessary but not good for you either! You have to maintain a delicate pH balance, girls, and there's no need to go all crazy with the cleaning supplies.

At least the campaign is equal opportunity: next to an image of a doorknob, an ad says: "A polished knob always gets more turns." In another ad, a sprightly woodpecker hovers near the words, "A clean pecker always taps it." Yeeesh.

Playtex sex wipes

Alcohol-free and hypoallergenic, they do sound pretty  refreshing, with "natural botanical" ingredients like cranberry, chamomile, and aloe. And they're flushable, which is handy.

But for reals, if someone is TOO DIRTY TO HAVE SEX, a wipe probably isn't going to do the trick. A good old-fashioned shower might be needed!

And for the rest of the time? A refreshing wipe for after the fact may really hit the ... spot (HA! GET IT?!). But there's no need to start worrying that you’re not clean enough to get "picked."

Have you ever tried a "sex wipe"? What do you think of this ad campaign?


Images via FreshandSexy.com

by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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Ninjascreenname
by Gold Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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Those ads are too funny
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LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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No. I wouldn't use them. I'm clean when I get in my bed. And after, well I always make sure I pee after. Using a wipe might seem good, but it does nothing for UTI's. I'll stick to getting up.
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banana-bear
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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Clever little ads; hilarious even. I wouldn't waste my money on that though.
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AdensMommy1107
by Emerald Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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I think it's funny. No need to get panties in a twist, as this writer clearly has. Lemme guess, The Stir?
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SweetPegasus08
by Bronze Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM
Those adds made me giggle...a. tad inappropriate, but funny all the same!
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TSNDDY
by Ruby Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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Omg those ads are awesome!!!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM
My son would find these adds hilarious. They seem a bit juvenile to me.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:10 PM

i want them. some days after work i dont wanna go threw an hour long shower routine. but i do wanna lay on my back in bed and orgasm. win win. love the adds.

becc41
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Um, no.  Not until they start making ads about how we don't accept funky wood in our clean beavers.  

mysticalmalissa
by Platinum Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:12 PM

I like the ads. Doubt I would buy them.

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