Health & Beauty
Think Tampon Commercials Aren't Funny? Think Again
A new ad for a tampon delivery company almost makes periods fun -- almost
We won't give away too much here (it's that good), but here's the thrust behind this brilliant "Camp Gyno" ad: Girl goes to camp, girl is a self-professed loser, girl is first to her period, girl becomes go-to expert ("It's like I'm Joan of Arc. I'm Joan and their vag is the arc"), girl distributes tampons and advice to all her friends, friends start receiving care packages -- from Hello Flo -- that contain not only sanitary products but chocolate, pain aids and more -- and things take a turn for the worse.
We'll leave it at that.
No slow-mo cheesiness with babes in white bikinis frolicking in the surf or flowy-dress wearing hippy chicks riding bareback through a field. This is just clever, cheeky, fun commercial for a company we sure wish was around when we were campers.
Watch it and smile. Oh, and let's wear that "red badge of courage" with pride, ladies.