Category:
Hygiene

Downunder Lipstick Glue

Glue for the lips "downunder."

More info: NY Post, Forbes, Patent Office

Posted By: Alex - Thu Feb 23, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Hygiene, Body Fluids, Blood, Genitals

Couch Potato Sculpture

I'm assuming all WU-vies will want to shell out $345.00 for this figurine as the perfect Xmas gift for that lazy brother-in-law, son, uncle, or father.



Home page here.






Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 05, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Art, Food, Hygiene, Parody

App for Body Odor

Nivea has developed a smartphone app (called Nivea Men Nose) that will let men know if they have stinky body odor. The app also requires you use a special phone case that has sensors to detect body odor chemicals. To find out your B.O. level, you just hold the phone close to your armpit.

I don't know why it's for men only. Perhaps male and female B.O. chemicals differ?

Also, seems to me that the people who worry enough about having B.O. to use this wouldn't be the people with really bad B.O. anyway.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 29, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Hygiene, Technology

Follies of the Madmen #280



Long ago, "There's something about an Aqua Velva man" was a universally known motto.

But what the hell is "humectin?"

From Wikipedia: "A humectant is a hygroscopic substance used to keep things moist; it is the opposite of a desiccant."

So "humectin" is just some common moisturizing element.

Whatever it is, it's certainly gone upscale in the 21st century. $70.00 per bottle!!!



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Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 11, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Hygiene, Perfume and Other Scents, 1950s, Facial Hair

Follies of the Madmen #277

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Consider the iconography: woman who forgot to rinse off all the soap bubbles from her bath provokes love and/or lust among male subway riders.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 17, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, 1950s, Men, Women

Follies of the Madmen #275

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 19, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Hygiene, Hermits, 1960s, 1970s

Womb Detox Balls

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So, there is a company selling herb balls that are meant to be inserted in the vagina to detox the womb. Medical professionals are, of course, advising strongly against using the product, siting infections and toxic shock syndrome amongst other problems. One doctor described the uterus like a self cleaning oven and said the herbs in the product have not been tested for use in the vagina. Ladies, really, stop sticking weird stuff up your hoo hah its contraindicated.

Posted By: patty - Mon Jan 18, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Hygiene, Genitals, Goofs and Screw-ups

2016 Calendhair

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Tired of back hair shaming, one man made a calendhair, a calendar of back hair art. You can view all the months pictures and order yourself a calendhair at the link. The picture above is, of course, July. Maybe next year use some temporary hair dye to dress it up.

Posted By: patty - Fri Jan 01, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Human Marvels, Hygiene

Texas Toilets

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Just in time for Christmas! Visit "Lone Star Western Decor" for all your cowboy-themed toilet gifts. Six pages of items here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 18, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Hygiene, Regionalism, Foreign Customs, Interior Decorating, North America

Follies of the Madmen #263



The deodorant that combines the crushing force of Niagara Falls with the brutal chemicals of a municipal water-treatment plant.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 26, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Nature, 1950s

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