Sex Sells

In the immortal words of Joe Jackson (singer/songwriter):

“God, if you’re up there, listen to my prayer.  In future man should have a different design.  Give him a switch so he can turn off his libido now, give him a tranquilizer built into his mind”

I always thought that was a great lyric, and it ties in so well with today’s musings.

It’s a common truism that “sex sells”, whether to men or women (though I tend to believe that it’s possibly more effective on men).  We see ads all the time with some scantily clad person cleverly juxtaposed with the product being sold.  Frequently, the person has absolutely nothing to do with the product.  Are we really that easily swayed by these advertising agencies?  One would hope not.  I actually find it irritating when this tact is so blatantly taken, and will click away, or turn the page, or whatever, intentionally not reading the ad copy.  Pttttthhhht! So THERE! :-p