What's good for the goose...
Melissa enlightened us about this in the comment thread from yesterday's post...and I couldn't believe it! Well, yes,I can. But still, I ask myself, "Have we not already conquered this mountain? What year is this? 2010 or 1910?"
The female counterpart for Viagra or Cialis has just been released. It's a topical OTC product called Zestra, and is evidently getting great reviews from women who are using it. The issue? Television and radio execs are refusing to run the commercials for Zestra, although they happen to be much more conservative in verbiage than the ads for Viagra or Cialis. While Cialis commercials talk about what to do "if you have an erection lasting more than four hours" the Zestra ad that is very discreet in comparison is banned from the airwaves. The root of the problem is discomfort with female sexuality and in particular women who take responsibility for their fulfillment very seriously.
This makes me tired. [sigh]
So tired I think I might leave now to buy a box of Zestra. I don't think my husband would complain. Maybe I'll even find a box in my Christmas stocking or my Easter basket. Imagine the possibilities.
In case you missed it, Melissa said this yesterday in the comment thread here on the blog:: "Why doesn't anyone share the info?" I personally think it's our culture. Our culture is still even after all this time stuck on what happens to a man. I was watching Nightline last night and they were talking about this drug called Zesta (think that's the name) it increases a woman's sexual arousal like Viagra does for men. They don't advertise it because the networks won't let it air but they will allow a commercial for Viagra talk about the symptoms it causes and when to seek a doctor. Just more proof we as woman need to SPEAK up and so that others and younger women are not out there wondering if what they feel and are experiencing is normal for different stages of our lives."
I'm sure some people are of the opinion that such ads for products should not air whether they are for men or women. There are those who believe this type of merchandise doesn't belong on a TV commercial. I respect people who hold that opinion. I personally don't have a problem with products being advertised as long as it's done in good taste. Sexuality is an important part of life. If someone has created a product to solve a problem for those who are struggling due to impotence or hormonal fluctuations or whatever, I believe it's a very valuable service to let people know about it. I say people, not just women because the truth is, when wives are happy, husbands are happy. Truth be told, that would be a great campaign slogan for Zestra. Think about it...can't you just picture a lady on TV holding up a box of Zestra saying, "Zestra...because when women are happy...men are too"??? LOL
The Bible declared long ago that sex wasn't a man thing. Unfortunately the media and culture still haven't caught up.
This stuff is over the counter. Perhaps we should all pick up a box this weekend, and blog our reviews. Bloggers can make the mainstream media sorry they ever missed the opportunity to advertise it.