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    Quote Originally Posted by muchlove
    I'm gonna send in for this one and see if the address still works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Algernon
    Uhhhh...the fanny one is fake, right?
    No, but it's American and the title of it was "Innocence in 1950's advertising".. Americans don't use 'fanny'
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    ^^It just doesn't look quite right to me. The font is weird, doesn't match the rest of the ad. Oh well, I believe ya, I suppose....!

    Oh yeah, and I also questioned it because who the hell wants moist and sticky buns???

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    Actually, Americans do use "fanny", but it means your backside. Hence, fanny packs. Which must be confusing to Brits as well.

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    That fanny one is so funny! I'm use to hearing American's say fanny instead of arse on TV so it doesn't confuse me. It just sounds funny to us because when American's say it, its innocent but to us it rude
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    Quote Originally Posted by muchlove
    I just bought this one at an antique store recently. It's Rita Hayworth for Chesterfield cigarettes.


    The bad thing is that often "doctors" you know, white coats, were in ads for cigarettes in the fifties and before, promoting the smoking of menthol cigarettes for health reasons!!!
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    i BET those A-K pills contained coke and codene!

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    The Lysol as douche ones have me stunned! And the copy is just HYSTERICAL!
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    omg those lysol ones.....especially implying that the husband is having nights on the town because of his wife's stinky box. how....unbelivable!

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    I was so shocked at the Lysol douche ads that I just had to know more. It appears that the Lysol douche was used as a method of birth control and it wasn't the only brand of disinfectant to be misused in this way. If we continue with the trend of limiting access to safe and effective means of birth control and insist on abstinence based programs, would women be desperate enough to do this again?


    I found this tidbit on the history of birthcontrol at: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/ma...ticlekey=51170


    "When these devices(condoms, intrauterine devices or IUDs, douching syringes, vaginal sponges, diaphragms and cervical caps, and "male caps" that covered only the tip of the penis) were declared illegal, the flourishing trade simply began selling them as "hygiene" products. For example, vaginal sponges were sold to protect women from "germs" instead of sperm. This led to misleading if not downright fraudulent advertising. From 1930 until 1960, the most popular female contraceptive was Lysol disinfectant -- advertised as a feminine hygiene product in ads featuring testimonials from prominent European "doctors." Later investigation by the American Medical Association showed that these experts did not exist.
    "The fraud of the Lysol douche was a byproduct of illegality," Tone says. "Because birth control couldn't be advertised openly, manufacturers would use euphemisms to refer to birth control. They took advantage of consumers' hopes.""



    And this exerpt from an article at:http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5000374587

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    Contraceptive consumers: gender and the political economy of birth control in the 1930s.

    by Andrea Tone In 1933, readers of McCall's probably noticed the following advertisement for Lysol feminine hygiene in the magazine's July issue: The most frequent eternal triangle: A HUSBAND ... A WIFE ... and her FEARS Fewer marriages would flounder around in a maze of misunderstanding and unhappiness if more wives knew and practiced regular marriage hygiene. Without it, some minor physical irregularity plants in a woman's mind the fear of a major crisis. Let so devastating a fear recur again and again, and the most gracious wife turns into a nerve-ridden, irritable travesty of herself.(1) Hope for the vexed woman was at hand, however. In fact, it was as close as the neighborhood store. Women who invested their faith and dollars in Lysol, the ad promised, would find in its use the perfect panacea for their marital woes. Feminine hygiene would contribute to "a woman's sense of fastidiousness" while freeing her from habitual fears of pregnancy. Used regularly, Lysol would ensure "health and harmony ... throughout her married life."(2) The McCall's ad, one of hundreds of birth control ads published in women's magazines in the 1930s, reflects the rapid growth of the contraceptive industry in the United States during the Depression. Birth control has always been a matter of practical interest to women and men. By the early 1930s, despite long-standing legal restrictions and an overall decline in consumer purchasing power, it had also become a profitable industry. Capitalizing on Americans' desire to limit family size in an era of economic hardship, pharmaceutical firms, rubber manufacturers, mail-order houses, and fly-by-night peddlers launched a successful campaign to persuade women and men to eschew natural methods for commercial devices whose efficacy could be "scientifically proven." In 1938, with the industry's annual sales exceeding $250 million, Fortune pronounced birth control one of the most prosperous new businesses of the decade.(3)"

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