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(Do You Remember)   Back in the day Lysol marketed its product towards women as both an effective form of birth control and as a douche   (doyouremember.com) divider line 36
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2013-10-02 04:00:43 AM
I learned this by watching Boardwalk Empire.
 
2013-10-02 04:51:26 AM
Lysol as a douche? You mean Lysol submitted the headline above this one?
 
2013-10-02 05:24:52 AM
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2013-10-02 09:07:25 AM
No shiat? I've been on the internet for almost a decade and a half and I've never heard of this?

Thanks, subby. I'm flabbergasted at how obscure this is.

Has anyone else ever heard of this? Lysol as a douche? OMG. I can hardly believe it!
 
2013-10-02 09:09:04 AM
Because the women were all filthy, dirty whores. That's why.
 
2013-10-02 09:11:23 AM
Wouldnt that kinda sting a little?
 
2013-10-02 09:12:02 AM
Effective form of birth control and as a douche, you say?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-02 09:12:03 AM

phrawgh: Because the women were all filthy, dirty whores. That's why.


Still are. Lol.
 
2013-10-02 09:15:07 AM
It even works on a mucous-filled vaginal cavity!  *shudders*
 
2013-10-02 09:17:04 AM
Women's coonts in the 1920's must have been like a mini SuperFund site if they needed Lysol to disinfect those HellHoles. No wonder the kids that fell out of them turned into unstoppable killing machines that destroyed the Nazis.
 
2013-10-02 09:19:01 AM
So it was an early version of Justin Bieber.
 
2013-10-02 09:19:16 AM
That sound is thousands of Farkette knees snapping shut.

/not a one of them sharp either
 
2013-10-02 09:20:47 AM
www.wbez.org

What an effective form of birth control and a douche might look like
 
2013-10-02 09:23:36 AM
Brings to mind The Virgin Suicides and all the home-made "birth controls" Lux used.  As I recall, Coca-Cola was also used.
 
2013-10-02 09:27:53 AM
Focus groups were less enthusiastic about other household products like Dranō.
 
2013-10-02 09:35:01 AM
*SIGH* If only Stanley Ann Dunham had have been told this at 18,oh how our country could have been saved:(
 
2013-10-02 09:35:33 AM

PirateKing: Focus groups were less enthusiastic about other household products like Dranō.


Easy-Off was their second choice....
 
2013-10-02 09:37:10 AM
Lysol makes a dandy flamethrower too.
 
2013-10-02 10:02:13 AM
Lysol... we can clean ANYTHING!
 
2013-10-02 10:06:12 AM
How ghastly! Because nothing say hygienic more than a corrosive douching. How about just washing your lady parts at least once a day? I know when the red curse comes around, things can get a little funky in the valley but it's nothing a good soapy hot shower can't get rid of. No need to use something that could take the chrome off a bumper!

I'd ask my gyno about some horror stories but he'd probably be weirded out that i asked to hear them.
 
2013-10-02 10:09:53 AM

HKWolf: How ghastly! Because nothing say hygienic more than a corrosive douching. How about just washing your lady parts at least once a day? I know when the red curse comes around, things can get a little funky in the valley but it's nothing a good soapy hot shower can't get rid of. No need to use something that could take the chrome off a bumper!

I'd ask my gyno about some horror stories but he'd probably be weirded out that i asked to hear them.



IIRC, "douche" was often a euphemism for birth control at a time when birth control was illegal.  This wasn't about cleaning lady parts; it's about home-made spermicide.
 
2013-10-02 10:10:56 AM
Old as shiat innernett meme is submitted to fark as news. Gee Gee.
 
2013-10-02 10:26:26 AM
In-home showers were probably still pretty rare back then. You'd have a tub and if you were lucky you didn't have to heat the water on the stove.
 
2013-10-02 10:34:40 AM

Nacc: Old as shiat innernett meme is submitted to fark as news. Gee Gee.


It's an Internet meme based on historical fact. And evidently, the meme is based on a common misunderstanding of those Lysol ads. As the article points out, "feminine hygiene" was apparently code for "birth control." This is news to me. I had no idea that those ads were intended that way. It changes my cultural interpretation of that era from "man, those guys were weirdly obsessed with clinically disinfected female genitals," to "wow, they were advertising ineffective and potentially lethal birth control on the sly." It's horrifying in a completely different way.
 
2013-10-02 10:47:55 AM
And now, being a douche is birth control on it's own! Most douches now smell like Axe body spray.
 
2013-10-02 10:57:29 AM
her husbands name was Dick Burns
 
2013-10-02 11:08:07 AM
jamieceesparks.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-02 11:39:06 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: No shiat? I've been on the internet for almost a decade and a half and I've never heard of this?

Thanks, subby. I'm flabbergasted at how obscure this is.

Has anyone else ever heard of this? Lysol as a douche? OMG. I can hardly believe it!


Subby a TIL redditard
 
2013-10-02 11:40:47 AM
s24.postimg.org
 
2013-10-02 12:14:42 PM
Kinda makes you wonder what ELSE your toilet and your grandmother's vagina have in common...
 
2013-10-02 12:35:59 PM
I know the "Old News Is Exciting" crowd is all panty-twisted, but think about it in today's understanding of feminine hygiene... I mean, Holy Fark, Lysol is farking strong as hell, you have to dilute it(a lot) to clean your household things, and then you clean the Tunnel of Love with the same strong cleaner?!?

I shudder to think of all the women that were flooding their vaginas with household cleanser. Glad we have non-toxic solutions to simple problems now.
 
2013-10-02 12:46:13 PM
Seems like it would be a very effective birth control measure.  So would a pet skunk.
 
2013-10-02 02:47:25 PM
It's a Floor Wax!
It's a Desert Topping!
It's Both!
 
2013-10-02 03:18:35 PM
One of my coworkers had this sicky boyfriend that soaked his feet in Lysol. Could you date anyone that soaks any bodypart in Lysol?
 
2013-10-02 04:22:46 PM
My favorite is how the cans have warnings about not spraying on or around food.

Because someone made that necessary.
 
2013-10-02 06:41:32 PM

Saul T. Balzac: IIRC, "douche" was often a euphemism for birth control at a time when birth control was illegal. This wasn't about cleaning lady parts; it's about home-made spermicide.


Not an euphemism--they used douching as a form of birth control.  It's not very effective as some sperm have probably gotten beyond the reach of a douche before it's done.
 
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