The Highly Questionable History Of Douche Ads

06/23/2011 11:35 am ET | Updated Nov 15, 2011
  • David Moye TheFrisky.com

Ads for douches seem to be laced with the intent to harm women's self-esteem, not to mention vaginas, as douching can actually cause infections.

But douche ads have an interesting history. The douche was originally considered a birth control method, back when birth control was illegal. Because of this, it was socially camouflaged as a "hygiene product."

From there, the ads evolved into mothers and daughters with cable-knit sweaters tied around their shoulders, having talks about "feminine odor" on the beach.

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