Follies of the Madmen #271


Female sexuality illustrated.

Original ad here.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 11, 2016
     Category: Body | Fashion | Sexuality | Advertising | 1950s | Women

If you're wondering where all the sticks went that WERE on the beach...

Back in these days my family ran a clothing store. We sold the same shirts that came out of the same factories as Arrow (and others) for about 1/2 the price. The only differences were, the label, the buttons, and they weren't individually wrapped. But, Arrows were about 1/2 the price of the next higher brand name that had FANCIER buttons, label, and came in a BOX! Ah.. marketing, where would the suckers world be without it?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/11/16 at 10:27 AM
It amuses me that the swimsuits of men are so "brief". Today men seem to have to wear those baggy "surfer" shorts while women wear less and less. I have discovered how much more comfortable the "racing" suits (such as speedo sells) can be while swimming. I also get funny looks from the people in the pool, both men and women. I am of retirement age, but not overweight.

That said, I still have nightmares about having seen badly overweight men in Europe wearing not much more than thongs. The suit seems to disappear when looking from the rear!
Posted by JohnD1 on 01/11/16 at 02:06 PM
In answer to JohnD1 --I once saw a picture of an obviously overweight man, walking on a beach, wearing a very brief swimsuit, and next to him was a sign, looking like a traffic sign, and it said "Speed-o limit, 35 years old", with the "35" in big characters.

Also -- it is obvious that this young lady wants her man to be a "success object"!

Lastly -- notice the thick heels on the men's shoes.
Posted by Joshua Z. Levin on 01/11/16 at 02:15 PM
What, no chest hair?!? I loves me some sexy chest hair! 😛
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/11/16 at 08:07 PM
I tried to look up that "traffic sign" on the internet, and couldn't find it. (See my previous post.)

However, someone went to the trouble of making a survey of a very similar question, and nearly 90% of the respondents replied that no one should wear speedos. See
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 01/11/16 at 10:00 PM

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