Sunday, 13 November 2011

On Subliminal Sex Messages

Sex sells.

We all know that.

Advertisers know that too.

And boy do they make the most of it!

There are the obvious ones. The adverts that show women in bikinis (who might as well not be wearing anything). Because it makes total sense that women in skimpy outfits be used in adverts for cigarettes or cars! Obvious link there!

Yep, this one is a car advert!

Lynx, has also made no secret of its use of sex to promote its product.

And then there are the less obvious ones. The ones Pollyanna might miss:

Mmmm, where's that rocket going...

I'm sure they had no intention of making this one look like a tongue on a penis...

And then there are the sneaky ones.

The ones that use subliminal messages to get to the consumer. It is based on the idea that your mind assimilates EVERYTHING it sees, even the bits that you may not be aware of. Your subconsicious 'sees' it and you react to the stimuli.
Anyone not see the butt in this one?

Or this one?

Or the penis in this one? (With a woman hanging off it mind you!)

And again...

The 'S' placed just before 'ex'... not a coincidence!

Mmmm, no comment.

This one seems quite innocent. Except it was placed in a gay magazine and is for clothing!

And how about this one:

And if you are still not convinced...

What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear from you. Especially the skeptics.