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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sex Sells

How many of the Sexual Metaphors can YOU spot in this New Zealand TV commercial? Unfortunately, the accent adds a degree of difficulty that makes it a bit of a challenge, but even so it's bound to provide some "boner-fide" fun. You might want to brush up on your sex euphemisms just to make sure you get your best shot.

A few more reminders of the power of sex in advertising:

History of Erotica in Advertising
Sexual Messages in Advertising
Sex & Symbolism
Selling Fantasies
Chicken of the Sea
A Century of Sex In Advertising
A Walk In The Park
Irrestible to Men
Makin' Copies
|| JM, 12:04 AM


Interesting post John. How about another trend...dead women. Look around advertising and you will see so many dead women it's surprising. You know dead is a metaphor for submissive of course. There is a feminist prof at USC that does a class on the subject...

Another trend I'm noticing all over television is gore. Oh yea. All these autopsy shows and Discovery loves grossly deformed women and children. I can't help but think about the freaks that sit at home fantasizing while watching this stuff.
Blogger Liz, at 9:38 PM  
Well, I guess after the objectification of women, some would argue it's the next step. Thanks (I guess) for pointing this out; some disturbing images but a trend that I wouldn't have picked up on my own. And I'm not much for gore, unless the name is Al.
Blogger JM, at 9:55 PM  
That's the funny thing about it. You don't notice it until it's pointed out. They are subtle with it and they spin it on TV like it's in the interest of "science" but over and over makes it altogether something creepy like the pedophile fascination.
Blogger Liz, at 10:41 PM  

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