Friday, 28 December 2007

Sex sells (apparently!)

Don't be fooled by advertising if out sales shopping.
Advertising and sex have been tied together since advertising became a big business. The use of sexually suggestive images to sell just about everything really emphasizes the point that sex is a merchandiser's best friend.

Can you guess what these ads are for??








Talking of sex..

I can work out your age!

It takes less than a minute . Work this out as you read .. Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out! This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun(!!) Which means it is!

1. First of all, pick the number of times a day that you would like to have sex (more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1757 .... If you haven't, add 1756.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have sex each day).

The next two numbers are your age!!

This will only work for the year 2007.

Oh and the answers for the ads are; Toilet paper. Hoover. Coffee. Volvo. Divorce attorney and PlayStation 2.

43 comments:

MOTHER OF MANY said...

Those adverts would definitely NOT encourage me to buy their products.

Anne Brooke said...

That is sooo weird!! Love the pictures too, tee hee!

:))

A
xxx

Elissa - Managing Autism said...

The coffee and toilet paper ad I got, but I would never have picked the Playstation!!!

Nancy said...

I only missed play station, but those ads would never run on TV in the US ....yet. Censorship is still behind Europe here.

I am thinking of buying a Hoover *wink*

Hammer said...

I've seen huge, artsy over the top ads, watched them closely and still had no idea what they were selling.

cool age trick.

Jilly said...

Very spooky!
I only got one of the adverts wrong - the last one.
Still got Shrek 3 to watch - loved the other two and the short film on BBC on xmas ever. I wondered what a dragon crossed with a donkey would produce - now I know!! Jilly

Kahless said...

The M&S food adverts are the kind of porn I like!

Jen said...

Fun!

BenefitScroungingScum said...

They are so strange! It's food porn adverts that do it for me too, BG

laughingwolf said...

clever... and no, i got none of the ads but the divorce one

Seamus said...

I got all but the last one (PlatStation). The Hoover one is pretty weird. Love the coffee one though!

abstractjenn said...

Wow! That was sooo cool Casdok! And those ads - my goodness!

Palm Springs Savant said...

439 was my answer!

great ads..amazing what they will do to sell stuff. But it works..

BBC said...

I don't watch TV so didn't know what any of them were for. I'm not much of a consumer. And don't recognize some of the brand names.

Midnight said...

I don't usually buy magazines or newspapers but while I was overseas I read quite a lot to relive the boredom. I noticed that nearly every product that might be targeted at adults seemed to feature a beautiful and usually scantily dressed woman, male or couple.

You are absolutely right though, sex sells. The marketeers try to make everything look desirable or as if the product would make the buyer more desitrable. Given that sex is pretty constantly on men's brains in particular, if they can create a link to attracting the opposite sex, they are on a winner, so most male advertising seems to use this strategy.

By the way, one of my mates worked out how that calculation works every time, if I recall correctly, it's some sort of algorithm and it can be adjusted for each year.

Cait O'Connor said...

Blimey, that's spooky, it gave my age exactly!!

captain corky said...

After looking at that first pic I think I'm scared for life. ;)

Prof Scrub said...

Dear Mother of Shrek,

It is true, sex does sell. During my younger modeling days, I was in an advert selling peanuts. For some reason, they just asked me to pose in my Y-fronts.

The peanut industry boomed after this.

Prof Scrub
http:www.profscrub.com

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Life is short, get a divorce? Don't know whether to laugh or cry!

Kim Ayres said...

There is a scam out there currently doing the rounds, which I thought I'd better alert you to:

If a man comes to your door and says he is conducting a survey and asks you to show him your tits,

DO NOT SHOW HIM YOUR TITS.

This is a scam.

He is only trying to see your tits

Matt-Man said...

"We're just as extended as you."...Brilliant!! Thanks for coming by my site and Cheers!!

Flowerpot said...

good to meet you and enjoyed the post! I worked in advertising many years ago and yes of course sex sells!

Akelamalu said...

That's uncanny - the age thing I mean!

I thought all those images were trying to sell top shelf magazines! :(

Paul F. said...

That is crazy! It worked and I don't even know why. Always interesting stuff here, that's for sure.

VAB said...

I've got a feeling that entering the year in which you were born may have something to do with the uncanny way the set of questions is able to determine your age.

katy said...

ha ha to the adverts and omg to the year i was born!

HRH Courtney, Queen of Everything said...

That was fun, and it worked, too! And the ads were, um, enlightening, to say the least.

Anndi said...

Those age things always spook me...

The abs... err I mean ads, well...

Real Live Lesbian said...

I don't know..but I'll buy it!

LOVE the Volvo one!

Ian Lidster said...

Maybe I should have studied the sexy adverts more closely because I didn't get my age right. Perhaps I was distracted.

Sweet Irene said...

Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog and giving me some input. I sure helps me make a decision.

Your subject today is very funny, and no, I didn't do the test as I hardly ever have sex on the brain. I am old!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

The age thing was very interesting.

The ad for Hoover is pretty out there.

Flea said...

The Volvo ad creeped me out, and I thought the coffee ad was bees. Time to see the optometrist.
To kim ayres - LOL!!!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes!
And I can't believe some of those ads, because I'm assuming they are for products completely unrelated to the 'main thrust' of the marketing intent. ;)

Blessed said...

Yes indeed Sex sales. I see so many sexy erotic adds for big time designers yet there aren't hardly any clothes!
Sexy men and women all over each other sitting on a leather couch,
you can barely see the leather couch but that's what the ad is selling or so they try to make us believe.
I feel so sorry for the children out there that have been inundated with these images since springing from the womb. There innocent eyes and minds are so tainted so early and I feel helpless.

Don Mills Diva said...

Those ads are outrageous - I kinda resent them being so blatant - like we've just quivering hormonal masses - too bad they work.

deb said...

Love the divorce ad.

deb said...

And the volvo ad, just saw it.

Angela said...

Love the age thing.
Smiles thanks for shareing
PS you got any of those pictures in Braille?

Kellan said...

I have no clue what the ads are selling, but I didn't mind lookin' at um! See ya. Kellan

Meredith said...

Not only sexually suggestive, but annoyingly heterosexist. Bah.

inherwritemind1 said...

That number thing: I lied about the number of times for sex, but it did work out to my age.

rainbowmummy said...

I was just browsing when the naughty ads caught my eye ;0)

I done the age thing and was like hmm close, then read that it only worked for 2007. Spoookier than Halloween.