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A few weeks ago in the Chicago Tribune, Mark Jacob and Stephan Benzkofer wrote a wonderful piece on little-known facts about contraceptives. I read it in the print paper (where it had pretty pictures [...]" />

A few weeks ago in the Chicago Tribune, Mark Jacob and Stephan Benzkofer wrote a wonderful piece on little-known facts about contraceptives. I read it in the print paper (where it had pretty pictures and a kick-ass page layout), but it’s online too in basic form. Allow me to share with you number nine on their 10 things list:

9. One of the most popular birth control methods for American women in the middle of the 20th century was Lysol. It was heavily marketed as a product for feminine hygiene in U.S. newspaper advertisements, including the Tribune, but used as a contraceptive also. 

As it just so happens, I ran into one of these Lysol advertisements even before I stumbled across their article. It brought me to the realization that I should share with all of you, Lovelies.

After all, I wouldn’t want any wife to be shut out from her “happy married love” because of the “one intimate neglect.”

Lysol Brings You the Key to a Happy Marriage in this Advertisement. (And yes, they fail to mention how they also marketed their product as a contraceptive ... that's right, that thing otherwise known as birth control.)

I thought feminine washes and douches were bad. Apparently, we’ve come a long way since pouring Lysol all over our pretty bits.

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a. eve

Pansexual sensate aesthete. Proponent of resources and eduction to help us each live our best lives. Kinky, quirky, sex-obsessed, sex toy-obsessed, sexpos critical theory slut with a passion for writing & def an acquired taste. Interests: The loveliness of everything being lovely. Wearing stars in the night sky. Buddhism. Critical Theory. Embodiment. Authentic Connection. Preparing happy, humming food. Baking bread from scratch. Thunderstorms. Storytelling. Sharing. Old typewriters. Dangly earrings.

2 Responses to Squeaky Clean Restores Marital Harmony: Say What?

  1. [...] shocking knowledge came from reading the post Squeaky Clean Restores Marital Harmony: Say What? over at Bombshells and Rockstars (they have excellent toy reviews, by the way).  They even posted [...]

  2. rollinginthehay says:

    Oh, my goodness. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. It makes modern ignorance of the lady bits seem enlightened!

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