7 Best condom ads ever
Condoms are no more a taboo as they were 50 years back. Safe sex is no more an advice. It is a responsibility and now being treated as a habit. Advertisements have always played a major role in bringing awareness on various subjects. Safe sex was also popularized by means of advertisements. Since there are various brands that manufacture condoms, it has become essential for these companies to present most outstanding advertisements.
Most of the ads are so creative that they allow no disgust or opposition from people. They involve out of the box ideas and include animations as well. A lot of creativity goes into the making of such commercials. Advertisements are a very essential part of the marketing business today. But there are a lot of factors that make these condom advertisements stand out. Bringing the message home, along with humor and not forgetting to sell the product is the motto of condom advertisements.
Given below are seven best condom ads of all times:
1. The indecent proposal
This ad is from Trojan Condoms. The story proceeds when the groom-to-be is approached by his brideÃ¢Â€Â™s sister. She strips for him and tells him that she will be waiting upstairs. The groom runs to get a Trojan Condom from the glove box in this car. But he was ambushed by his in laws at the stairs who applaud him for running away and not cheating on his bride.
This ad involves hidden humor which makes it one of the favorites.
2. My mom said I could
This is another masterpiece ad from Hansaplast Condoms. In this, there is a little boy who does all the crazy stuff. He eats sundaes, plays with a snake and gets himself tattooed. Later on, it is revealed that his mom herself allows him to do everything. He knows the perfect time to ask for permission. At night, behind the bedroom door, you can hear his mother screaming, ‘Yes, yes, yes’ that is when he finds it appropriate to ask her for everything that he wants to do. It is an example of perfect timing. Clever boy!
This ad is a part of the initiative by MTV. In this, a blond girl hooks up with her classmate. But as they are about to have intercourse, she gets up and leaves because the guy refuses to wear a condom.
On questioning as to why she is leaving, she gives the guy a long prepared speech. In her speech, she refers to him as the guy she almost slept with. She tells him that she finds him good looking, smart, charming and moments ago, she wanted to do things with him, which he otherwise finds in ‘dirty’ magazines. Then she quotes, ‘You gotta use a ticket, if you wanna ride the ride’. Thus, saying that he should use a condom always. She concludes by saying that using a ‘layer of latex’ between their ‘hot, sweating, pulsing bodies’ is better than spending the morning/afternoon/nights all alone.
Before leaving, she also thanks him for the pizza. This ad is a perfect example of how a girl is being responsible instead of the guy himself.
4. Balloon Animals
This is one of the most creative animated ads ever. The commercial was designed for Durex Condoms. The ad has 2 animals, a male and a female, made out of latex rubber. The whole advertisements shows the two animals make out in various positions. Later on, a third animal joins in.
The basic idea is that you can have as much as you want but safe sex is a must. Always use condoms.
5. I want those sweeties
This ad is from Zazoo. It specifically shows the aftermath of not practicing safe sex. A guy, not very old, has a kid. He takes him to super market to buy grocery. The kid puts a pack of sweeties in the cart. The man puts it back indicating that they do not need it. The kid deliberately puts it again and the man does the same thing. After several times, the kid loses his cool and creates pandemonium in front of the crowd. Everybody starts staring at the father and the son.
In the end, the man is helpless and a message appears on the screen saying, ‘Use Condoms’. So if you want to save yourself from nasty kids and unexpected pregnancy then always use condoms.
6. Glow in the dark condoms
This ad is specifically for glowing condoms designed by FOUR Seasons condom making company. The screenplay opens up with three campers, who are trying to sleep in their tent when they hear screams from nearby. One man goes out to take a look. He uses glow in dark condom as a flashlight. Following the screams, he ends up at a tent where two girls are scared in the dark. Seeing this man carrying a glow in dark condom, they pull him inside the tent. He screams in turn which scares the other two guys in the end.
This ad involves humor as well as an advertisement for condoms with special properties like glow in dark.
7. Dirty bathroom wall art comes alive
This is undoubtedly the best condom advertisement ever done by CREATIVITY group. It relates to the daily lives as well. We see a lot of dirty drawing on the walls of common washrooms. In this ad, a male sex organ is trying to get some female body to have sex. But since it is unprotected, all the symbolic ‘ladies’ run away. Later on, a woman sees it and draws a condom over it using her eye pencil. As soon as this penis is protected, all the girls run towards it to make out.