Why Does Sex In Advertising Sell?

[NOCSEADS]Sex sells. I don’t think anyone out there would argue the point that sex sells. If it wasn’t true advertising companies wouldn’t be spending millions of dollar making sexy ads. Yet even though it’s true you would have to admit that people who buy a product merely because some semi naked woman or man is draped over or seen using it would have to be at the best pretty shallow and at the worst down right stupid. You heard right, if you’re buying something just because of some sexually stimulating advertising then your pretty stupid.

Woman know sex sells and that’s why many of them have breast implants, tummy tucks and botox treatments. I mean you have to look sexy if you’re to be taken seriously right? Men aren’t any better as they bust their balls trying to get that ever evasive six pack, not to mention those poor bastards who shove socks down their jocks in their attempt to fool the passer by that they have more down there than is actually the case. As if people look down there as they’re walking by. Honestly ladies, do you look in that direction just to see what a bloke is really made of?

Really, apart from dating sites why would you need to use sexy people in your ads, apart from the fact that it actually helps your sales?

OK, why don’t we take a look at some of these ads. Let’s start with something very provocative, like shoes. This first shot is of Helena Christensen who goes naked for Reebok shoes. Selling herself short perhaps.

Now we’re looking at the shoes right? :devil_tb: So, one must wonder what the ad is actually trying to portray. Wear our shoes and even you can strut your stuff while going for a naked jog perhaps?

Next let’s take a look at a nice alcoholic beverage.

Yeah baby this one says one of two things, have enough of this rum and you’ll end up with a Brazilian or perhaps you’ll just end up naked? Honestly though would you actually buy it just because of the lovely scenery?

How about we look at a nice perfume ad?

Now what the hell are they insinuating, that you get some Tom Ford on you and next you know you’ll be burying your face between a lovely set of naked breasts? Really, because if that’s the deal I’m off to buy me a case right now. :laugh_tb:

I reckon the guys who are having the most fun are the professional photographers who take these pictures. What the rest of us need is a Nikon, because if the next photo is anything to go by this camera can increase the size of a woman’s breasts.

Yes sirree Bob, I gotta get me one of those if I want to be popular in the local men’s club.

Naturally we can’t have a sexy ad without one featuring a car with a sexy model standing next to it. What say we show you Elle McPherson standing next to a Jaguar.

Yeah baby, I’m going to forgo getting that Ferrari I’ve been saving up for and I’m going to buy me a Jaguar just because they’re gonna throw Elle with it as part of the deal. Seriously, that’s the only way that I would ever buy that Jag.

Last but not least I would like to show you and ad that they had advertising used cars,  BMW nonetheless.

She’s a honey isn’t she? Apparently this caused a bit of a stir as many people found it offensive.

Even after seeing all these ads I don’t understand why they work. I know I don’t let these sort of ads sway my judgment, as much as I like seeing them, and yet there’s probably more than one person who is affected by them. Not one of them has anything to do with the actual product so one just has to ask, why does sex sell in advertising?

OK, OK, don’t anybody say I don’t listen to my readers. For all those women complaining that I haven’t included any photos of near naked men I give you the following, an advert for BANG, a fragrance for men depicting a naked well oiled up Marc Jacobs.

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