May 09, 2003
Herbal Essence

Christina B from St. Augustine, FL is the only person I could find who had an issue with the sexual nature of the Herbal Essence ad campaign. I went looking for complainers - sure they existed and eager to seek them out - so that I could make myself feel better by ridiculing them. Christina calls the ads "offensive and inappropriate" because they are "way too sexual", and asks they be toned down under threat of sanction. "I cannot understand what an simulated orgasm has to do with shampoo!" she states soberly.

Gee... suddenly I feel too bad to ridicule her... I'm guessing she's not personally offended, (because that would just be weird,) but rather, harbours grave concerns about the effects of simulated orgasm on the minds of the impressionable children in her hood. I share her concerns, though I'd argue that adults who squeal with pleasure have a soothing effect on the children, who have been mostly confused by the very grown-up propensity for blowing limbs off people that's taken over the airwaves of late. So, I want to say, Thank-you Herbal Essence, for putting the "simulated orgasm" back in "Shampoo ads".

And keep up the great work!

Posted by at May 09, 2003 03:58 PM

I'm offended by the Herbal Essences ads, but that's just because I've been using Herbal Essences for years, and have yet to have an orgasm while rubbing my head.
(the puns in here are entirely intentional, so get your mind back in the gutter and keep mine company.)

That being said, friends of mine often have quite a reaction when they smell my hair, so maybe there's a whole other ad campaign they can launch? "Use Herbal Essences -- give others orgasms!"

Posted by: marijke on May 9, 2003 04:26 PM .

Yes, I think you should write them immediately with this idea. It could be worth a small fortune, perhaps enough even for your very own realdoll!

Posted by: on May 9, 2003 05:09 PM .

I'm being serious here!

Posted by: on May 9, 2003 07:23 PM .

Hey i feel the same way as christinta, there just isnt enough excitement in the shampoo to give me an orgasim lol, like really, you think a shampoo is going to make women buy it because they think they might get a orgasmic feeling from it? really now who is bring out this on the market a man?

Posted by: Dawn on October 3, 2003 11:33 AM .

It's a man behind that campaign to be sure. My days of Herbal Essence are thru: that stuff's like detergent-- it destroys your hair.

Posted by: on October 4, 2003 11:02 AM .

i think i've told you this before, but in the interest of equality, they should have a version of the ad where you hear a guy climaxing. i'm sure it'll boost sales, not to mention have a soothing effect on children.

Posted by: tv on October 5, 2003 09:50 PM .
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