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To still be cross this morning about the load of cock rot advert from Boots I saw

(76 Posts)
Lililly Thu 07-Nov-13 09:20:47

I saw on the TV last night, an advert for some fanny spray for women to give confidence bla bla.. It was an advert in conjunction with Boots. This morning I am still so cross about it that I want to write some really offensive message on their face book wall, and tell them I am never going in there again.

I am quite new to telly so perhaps this is normal, but my 14yo daughter was watching with me. I dont want her to see things like that.

Do Boots think I will want to go shopping in their shops now I know they thing my vagina stinks?

RoxanneReidsChafingFishnets Thu 07-Nov-13 09:22:15

I cant get worked up about an advert.

pictish Thu 07-Nov-13 09:24:53

You're going to boycott Boots because they advertise fanny spray? Ok then. Have fun.

benid Thu 07-Nov-13 09:26:48

totally agree OP. Twats

SecretRed Thu 07-Nov-13 09:28:10

Some women do have extra smelly areas though don't they? Like some sweat more than most from their armpits and need special deodorant.

I don't think that boots are saying all women have smelly muffs and they can cure that are they?

specialsubject Thu 07-Nov-13 09:28:15

so tell your daughter that this stuff is unnecessary, and stop watching commercial TV. We have a recorder box (£100 or less) and never watch ads, you just record the programme and zap through the ads. Saves a lot of time too.

RoxanneReidsChafingFishnets Thu 07-Nov-13 09:31:03

Poundland also sell them you can get wipes, wash and fanjo deodrant. I think Asda and Tesco do as well. You won't have anywhere to shop grin

KungFuBustle Thu 07-Nov-13 09:31:20

They also think you're incontinent, have dandruff and nits OP. Bastards, selling products to people. This country's gone to the dogs smile

Lililly Thu 07-Nov-13 09:31:23

Of course I told her its all rubbish, I think that even if you did have a problem, it is not recommended to use these sort of products anyway.

Joysmum Thu 07-Nov-13 09:32:59

How can they think your fanny smells, they don't know you!

My daughter is only 11 and we are already very confident in discussing personal hygiene and body perception. I would be concerned for any child who's parents aren't or can't deal with something so trivial.

Lililly Thu 07-Nov-13 09:33:17

There is a difference between just selling the product, and producing an advert playing on/creating women's insecurities

RoxanneReidsChafingFishnets Thu 07-Nov-13 09:34:57

An advert to sell something just like every other product.

You aren't forced to purchase them. They can be so easily ignored.

pictish Thu 07-Nov-13 09:36:25

KungFu and they think you're ugly too - what with selling all that make up. The insulting bastards!

mrsjay Thu 07-Nov-13 09:37:02

me and the dds saw this advert the other night dd2 was like shock and dd1 said is that like fabreeze or something grin I howled at that fabreeze for fannys, OP your dd is 14 the advert was on after 9pm chill out, after the hilarity of the fabreeze I did say to them that their PH was probably fine and we dont need [vagisil] fanny spray

ihearsounds Thu 07-Nov-13 09:37:02

If the deodrant isn't advertised then how are people meant to know that it is available? Some females are very self conscious about smells. Some females that are incontinent are conscious that they smell of urine. Having a deodrant for their fannies gives some ladies more confidence do get out of the house and mingle with other people knowing they don't smell of piss.

SidandAndyssextoy Thu 07-Nov-13 09:38:40

OP, I sympathise. These products are pointless and are more likely to cause problems than anything else. Perfumed items, be it tampons, sprays, douches, can cause thrush and infection. No woman smells unpleasant unless she has a medical problem and we should encourage our daughters to believe this.

DownstairsMixUp Thu 07-Nov-13 09:39:26

I wouldn't complain about it... hmm as above, maybe some are incontinent and wear tenas etc they might be insecure about the smell, the products might be a bit of a boost for them?

SidandAndyssextoy Thu 07-Nov-13 09:39:50

If you are incontinent, surely better to remove any smell through washing?

timidviper Thu 07-Nov-13 09:40:04

Good Lord! If we are boycotting things that play on women's insecurities that's all magazines, many books, most clothing stores, cookbooks, most tv problems and on and on and on.

Good luck with your life as a hermit! grin

Lililly Thu 07-Nov-13 09:40:36

The aspect I object to is the aim to create a market - creating the problem that the products can then solve. This type of product is relatively new in the UK. Whereas in USA this sort of thing has been normalised so it is thought of as a bit dirty not to douche/ use sprays. As a result women use products unnecessarily which then cause lots of irritating problems like thrush and itching.

mrsjay Thu 07-Nov-13 09:41:46

these things have been about for years and years femfresh was on the go when i was a teenager and i am in my 40s

isitsnowingyet Thu 07-Nov-13 09:42:59

The OP's right - it's sexist shite. Do they have deodorant for men's dangling parts?? I didn't think so hmm

RoxanneReidsChafingFishnets Thu 07-Nov-13 09:44:40
purrtrillpadpadpad Thu 07-Nov-13 09:45:22

Op, there was a thread discussing this recently and the folk responding were a lot more receptive to the notion that feminine hygiene products aren't, for the vast majority of the population, a necessity. The thread produced several responders who claimed various feminine washes were essential for preventing thrush, which was discussed openly as well. The fact that there are no male hygiene products mass marketed to make men feel insecure about their mengardens (you know, as in, if you don't smell like artificial flora everywhere, you're Letting Yourself Down) was also discussed. It was a good thread. I think we can only start to deal with this issue for ourselves, for our daughters, and for our daughters daughters, by talking about it, by confronting manufacturers and retailers whenever they tell us our vag (collectively) stink.

So YANBU but I don't think you're getting the audience today for whatever reason.

IamInvisible Thu 07-Nov-13 09:45:34

I can't get worked up about adverts either.

If you boycott one shop because they sell product X, you'll more than likely find it in every other shop, tbh. I can't keep animals and grow vegetables to source my food so I am not going to start a campaign tbh.

Lots of companies produce products that people use unnecessarily, the thing is you do have a choice whether you buy it or not. No one is holding a gin to you head forcing you to hand over your money.

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