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February 15 2009

The Trojan Vibrating Touch Makes My Skin Crawl… And Not In A Good Way

vibrating touchLate night commercials are sometimes just annoying, but at other times they can be down right disturbing.

Have you had the… er… pleasure yet of seeing the TV add for the Trojan Vibrating Touch?   If you have missed this gem, you can see it here as I’m not particularly in the mood to embed it on my site.   Essentially this is a “fingertip massager” released by Trojan, who is best known for their condoms.   Why they felt the need for this product to be added to their line-up of offerings is truly beyond me, but for whatever reason it has been, and now we get really awkward commercials for it that air late at night on cable channels.

I’ve debated about writing this up before, but always decided the commercial wasn’t “that bad” and left it alone. Well, the frequency with which I see it has increased, so I went to check out their site finally, and I was greeted with the image you see in this post. “Makes a Great Valentine’s Day Gift”.

Really?  Are you kidding me? Can you imagine the look on your girlfriend’s/wife’s face when she would open up this gift on the purportedly most romantic day of the year?

Woman: Oh, darling, you didn’t have to get me another gift!  The roses, dinner and chocalates were enough!

Man: Well, you deserve it, sweetie!  Open it up!

Woman: -opens up the gift… stares in the box-

Man: Do you like it?

Woman: Well, the message this is sending to me is that you aren’t man enough to get the job done, so, guess I won’t be needing your jobless behind any more.  I’m breaking up with you.

Seriously, can you imagine a worst present that would send more mixed signals to a loved one?  Buying this as a “gift” at any other time would be bad enough, but I really question the sanity of any one who gave it on Valentine’s Day.



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