February 22, 2009

What is a Not So Fresh Feeling?

If you're anywhere from 25 and up, perhaps even younger than that, you might remember those Summer's Eve commercials with the mother and daughter walking, I think along a beach, and the daughter telling her mother that she's having a not so fresh feeling and asking what to do about it. I don't know about any of you, but my mother and I never ever ever had that not so fresh discussion. I didn't even bother to ask her when the commercials left me confused as ever because I knew it would lead to an embarrassing discussion that I just didn't want to have. And probably because it was during the time period of our classic mother-daughter clashing. But if it was what I think it was about, the thought of that conversation makes me shudder at the ooogy thought. I don't talk to my mother about that stuff, nor do I intend to anytime soon. In fact I don't even talk to my friends about that stuff. I'm a very prude and private person, and I'm ok with that. I'm sure they are too.

I'm still not exactly sure what they meant by "not so fresh feeling" because anytime I feel "not so fresh," I jump in the shower and I feel fresh and clean again all without the assistance of Summer's Eve. That leads me to another question. What's the significance of the name Summer's Eve? Is this the peak time period for women to feel not so fresh? It makes me think of the deep south before air conditioning existed. That would cause me to feel not so fresh, which leads me to believe that "not so fresh" means hot and sweaty. Ahhh... Maybe it does mean that... Once again talking it though in my head leads me to a logical conclusion...

I got most of my "feminine" information from teen magazines back then. I'd read articles or questions particularly about stuff my mom didn't teach me about, and take it as the gospel truth. I read something one time that said douching did more harm than good so I never wasted my money on them. That is what those commercials were about right??? Was I horribly wrong??? If I was, would somebody please take the time to educate me now.


14 comments:

Traci said...

Ha ha....I remember Tommy Simons bringing up douching in A & P (not sure why) and giving us TMI about his wife and her "not so fresh" feelings. Thank god for those teen magazines and their Q & A sections because a middle-aged male is not who you want to get your info from.

Amber Sunshine said...

Gotta love teachers spilling too much personal info....why in the hell would he tell a bunch and students about his wife??? and knowing him...he told that story every year to every class...unless she got wind of it ever...ha ha ha that's so disturbingly funny

Chris Wysocki said...

You want TMI? My wife and her lady friends sit around my living room drinking wine and discussing some of the most gross and disgusting issues about their feminine problems.

Take it from me, guys do not talk about jock itch. Women talk about all kinds of nasty stuff.

What's up with that?

Amber Sunshine said...

I'm guessing women do it because their husbands don't want to hear about it and the women need to fill their what is it, 20,000 words a day quota. And the need to complain to someone so they talk about the grossest of the gross with each other...yuck!!!
although as you can see from the above comment, some men are apparently capable of talking gross women problems...glad I took physics instead...

jan said...

My daughter reminded me of our discussion on douching the other day. I said, "It doesn't do any good and it could do harm so don't do it." I'm also reminded of feminine sprays that puzzled us all when the commercials came on TV

Jay said...

I'm no less confused with this one than with the relish tray.
T_T Lurkin...

Amber Sunshine said...

The question is then, How the hell are douche makers still in business?!?! of course I wouldn't know if they were or weren't since I don't seek them out...oh and yes on the feminine sprays...that sounds like they would cause more problems than they solve...

Chris Wysocki said...

There is one really good reason to use douche. It is the only chemical that neutralizes skunk odor. When my buddy's dog got skunked he enlisted me to go with him to the drug store to buy 20 boxes of the stuff. The clerk thought we were nuts until he said "skunk" and then the girl cracked up.

But it did wonders for his dog.

Amie said...

oh my gosh that last comment was too funny.

Yeah, you were right about the commercials. No, I never had that conversation with my mother! And no, have never felt the need to use this product.

You know Americans--obsessed with cleanliness. We have wipes and sprays and disinfectants for every thing now! (are you from America? i don't even know--found you on BE)

Amber Sunshine said...

They really ought to change their marketing strategy then to focus on victims of skunks sprays....hmmm that is very interesting and awesomely funny...

Amie,
Thanks for stopping by...Hope you return...
I am an American and so am well aware of the obsession with germs and bacteria in this contry to the detriment of the immune systems of kids...that was not my mother thankfully nor will i be that obsessed if I have kids....there will always be a 10-20 second rule in my house for food dropped on the floor :)

Peter Allyn said...

As I recall the commercial was a Mother and Daughter on a sail boat, and the daughter looked to the mother and asked.
"Mom, Can I ask you something personal?"
"Of Course Sweetheart."
"Do you douch?"
And this commercial would play during the day while I was having my lunch!

Tushar said...

Interesting!!!

Amber Sunshine said...

Ohhh that'll sure ruin lunch... :) that's funny...That's also bad marketing....

Lisa said...

As a former health educator, I was going to pipe in and say nothing good comes from using douche products but that was before I read Mr. Wysocki's account of using it on your dog. I stand corrected. Thank you. We always used tomato paste on our dogs, but douche products might be less stainy. I would hope so anyway. Our poor black and white dog was black and orangy for a few days.