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Kotex Ad Features Woman Asking Men to Buy Her Tampons

Social Experimentation Meets Tampon Ads in Kotex Campaign

Last month Kotex set out to end euphemistic period talk in tampon ads with a new ad campaign. We were impressed. But when I saw it air during a Gossip Girl episode, something was lost. It still had that electric-blue, feminine-hygiene pastiche to it. But Kotex is back on track with its latest ad!

A young woman stands outside a drugstore while hidden cameras roll across the street in New York's West Village. She stops several men and asks them to go in and buy her tampons because she forgot her bike lock. Answers range from the practical ("Can't I just watch your bike?") to the succinct ("No!") to the hilarious ("Can I get you toilet paper?"). Now if only I could see this on TV!

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Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
I've seen this on TV a bunch of times. I thought it was pretty funny. I think it's harder to get a stranger to do you a favor than it is to get your bf/husband to.
kismekate kismekate 7 years
I love this. Makes me want to get into advertising so bad to add to creative commercials like this. This is great. And so true.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Harsh, anonymous. I saw this one on TV. I think I'd feel a little weird too if a stranger asked me to buy her tampons.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
lol fuzzles. My husband has never had issues buying them, it was really surprising at first. He says he doesnt understand why men are so weirded out, its not like someone can mistakengly think they're for them, and the ones who worry about being whipped are morons...
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
:rotfl: You know that you are dating a nice guy when he OFFERS to run to Walgreen's for you!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I saw it on TV a few days ago too.
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