9 boring products sexed up to sell

From shoes to computers, here are some ordinary items using sex to grab consumers' attention and juice sales.

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Jun 10, 2013 7:34PM
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Damn near everything is sexed up to sell anymore.  I can't even count the number of times I've had to change the channel during a commercial so my kids didn't have to see some smut advertising on the major networks.
Jun 11, 2013 5:41AM
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Wow, I cannot believe in this day and age that sex is used to sell products... 

Or not...

More like, what doesn't use sex to sell these days? 
Jun 12, 2013 11:17AM
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I used Axe body wash and no woman beat my door down. False advertisement. lol
Jun 12, 2013 10:21AM
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consumers really are stupid. society has become so immoral that sex instead of product quality sells them. end up buying overpriced products of mediocre-at-best quality. And because sex has been so normalized you wonder why kids are having sex and having kids smh...... the day we start to move forward is the day consumers become smart and use their buying power to facilitate change...... until then.... can blame the marketers all you want to.....but if u still go along with it anyway,....you are part of the problem.
Jun 12, 2013 5:53AM
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Curious how sales of these products would be without the sex.  Maybe the same, maybe better, maybe worse.  Who knows.  There are screaming ads out there that convince me never to buy certain products. They just give me a headache.  I personally remember humor as a sales motivator, but sex is easier and cheaper.  No one has to think.
Jun 11, 2013 10:04AM
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They didn't list "ask your doctor" ads.  Many of them, but not all, use women who try to look sexy and talk in a voice like they're having an orgasm to sell some junk FDA (Future Destruction of America, here today) pills.  If this country is as sick as the "ask your doctor" ads imply, we need to just all die soon and get out of our misery.  Ask your doctor ads care about MONEY, not YOU!  All I see going up is medical buildings and what is surprising is most people seem to be happy surrounded by doc offices and legal drug lord distributorships. KONgress and the FDA has us addicted as a country already.  I think Cuba could take us over.  We are all dope headed for the most part.  I have lost all confidence in Pillmerica now.
Jun 21, 2013 1:50PM
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I have boycotted Herbal Essence shampoo/conditioner.  Woman have orgasms while shampooing is completey lame and ignorant.  Did i say "Pathetic"??
Jun 12, 2013 11:38AM
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If they have to use sex to sell a product, it makes me question the product their trying to sell in the first place. If anything it makes me not want to buy it. 
Jun 11, 2013 12:33PM
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The article states "sex sells."  No, exploitation of females apparently sells. 
Jun 12, 2013 11:33AM
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Quite frankly....I think if anyone needs 'sex' to buy something....Dr. Phil has a chair for you. I don't buy a thing because of the ad or the brand....I buy something because I have read the label, it's something that is useful in my life, price, quality and have heard reviews on the product from everyday users.

Most commercials are ridiculously stupid, unappealing, usually have NOTHING to do with the product itself or are totally inappropriate. I channel surf during commercials or have a second show on channel recall. If on the DVR, skip over commercials. I want to watch the show not the ads.

Even as a child  NEVER got the hoopla over movie stars, singers, models, etc....living vicariously through someone else's life....yeah...genius and CREEPY! Ogling and oozing over skin....really? Skin you would never be able to touch in reality? Strangers oozing all over each other....ewww! Sounds like immature, mindless numbskulls who follow like the Lemmings w/o a clue to the slaughter.

But hey...enjoy the ride.

Jun 21, 2013 1:40PM
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I thought TV was censored, apparently NOT.  No wonder why more children have sex on the brain....
Jun 21, 2013 1:31PM
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This is why we don't have network or cable tv anymore. I have 3 small children that were constantly being hit by this garbage. You should want people to use your product because it's a good product. Not because you use naked people to advertise it.
Jun 11, 2013 12:50PM
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You forgot about gum. Remember the DoubleMint twins?
Jun 21, 2013 1:09PM
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What's next, sex to sell McDonalds.
Jun 12, 2013 11:12AM
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there is nothing wrong with attractive people pushing a product but suggestive sex and nudity have taken over our airwaves that even a drain cleaner seems like a aphrodisiac .
Jun 11, 2013 2:53PM
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And someone has a problem with this?  Of course sex sells.  It always has and always will.  The only significant change is the number of scanty clad men with six-packs prominent now in advertising.  Obviously there are a lot more women with real money to spend than in times past.
Jun 12, 2013 10:32AM
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apparently sex didn't sell this post! less than 40 comments in three days!

Jun 12, 2013 7:29AM
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Jeans and sex have been an item ever since 15-year-old Brooke Shields ...

 

She was 22 when she lost her virginity so the reality was jeans and the illusion of sex has been an item...

Jun 12, 2013 10:51AM
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One of my marketing professors said the three most powerful human emotions are: sex, success and death.  If you want to sell product or services, you must lock onto one of them. 
Jun 21, 2013 1:04PM
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The whole sex selling is totally out of control.....get it remove and let's get back to some decency in this country
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