My husband and I were sitting tonight watching the football game and two different “drug” commercials came on almost back to back. Do you find these all to be a bit much? Who really waits to see a commercial to decide if they need to be on a drug or not?
I mean really. I remember when I was a teenager and the Summer’s Eve or Kotex commercials would come on and I would be so embarrassed that I wanted to crawl under the couch. Those seem so tame now. There are so many feminine hygiene products now not to mention yeast infections or dryness.
Then we have all the “Viva Viagra” songs where grown men are singing with their band in the garage. Who does this?? Is this supposed to be real life? Seriously, I don’t know one man that would sing with his friends out in the garage about taking Viagra and then going home to the little woman.
Sally Field is on advertising the once a month osteoporosis pill and she’s “so relieved to only have to take one a month.” Her life is just to busy to take a pill a day! Please. I agree with the pills for those that need them but do we really need to see these all the time? Do we really need to explain to our 8 year old grandchildren what “if you have an erection for more than 4 hours get help immediately” means?
That leads me to wonder how many of us are self medicating and don’t even bother to go to the doctor when we feel something is wrong. Providing we can buy over the counter. I often wonder how many women are treating yeast infections and they might not even have one let alone they might have something more serious. Then if they do develop one are they immune to the medicine because they’ve been taking it to long? I’m not a doctor but I’m just wondering.
Are we alone here? How many of you find these commercials to not only be embarrassing and personal but down right irritating? I wonder if there’s a cream or pill to get rid of that???