17 March 2010

Why are we afraid of the word vagina?



Here's a funny advertisement for a new line of period control products. Er, rather, tampons and pads!

Although I like the humor of this ad that really makes fun of our cultural cover-up of bloody menstruation, I wonder why we still can't say vagina on television?

1 comment:

kick drum heart said...

hilarious! i read that kotex originally produced the same commercial with the acress saying the word "vagina" several times, but the networks refused to broadcast it. then they replaced "vagina" with "down there," and only one network would broadcast it. go figure. in related news, i went to a staceyann chin reading, and she said, "even jesus had to pass through a poonani."