Some weird toilet paper ads in the past and in modern days.
The “Sexy” Toilet Paper Ad
I know that supposedly sex sells, but should that rule really apply to toilet paper? Probably not. Then again, how does that old saying go? The couple that craps together in a Serbian refugee dungeon, stays together. Something like that.
The Fearmongering Toilet Paper Ad
Another classic advertising trick is to try to scare people into doing what you want them to do. Some people use that trick to convince citizens to give up their rights and to invade foreign countries, others just use it to sell toilet paper. This ad informs us that all you ladies out there are in serious danger of using rough toilet paper – consider yourselves warned.
The Obvious Toilet Paper Ad
Picture it: You’re riding to work on the subway one morning and feeling proud of yourself for having a nice heaping bowl of Fiber One as opposed to your usual bowl of Count Chocula and then you glance up to see this ad on the wall. Suddenly, you’re reminded of the impending work dump you’re going to have to take and immediately reconsider that whole “eating healthy” thing.
The Parody Toilet Paper Ad
As much as I wish this ad for Badger’s Arse toilet paper was real, I’m pretty sure it’s not. That said, it’s still one of the best (and most bizarre) toilet paper ads I’ve ever seen.
The Bridal Toilet Paper Ad
Most toilet paper is white. Most bridal dresses are white. Beyond that coincidence, I have no idea why somebody thought that combining the two of them in one ad was a good idea.
The “Bad Mom” Toilet Paper Ad
This vintage ad calls out all those Moms who loved their kids, but didn’t love them quite enough to spend an extra buck on toilet paper that came with a “luxury texture.”
The Disturbing Product Placement Toilet Paper Ad
Sometimes selling toilet paper is a lot like real estate – it’s all about location, location, location. And sometimes, it’s just really gross to wipe your ass with a piece of paper you had to pull out of somebody else’s ass. Hypothetically speaking, of course.
The “Classy Lady” Toilet Paper Ad
Here’s another bizarre vintage ad from the Saturday Evening Post in which two high society ladies enjoy a cup of tea and trade wiping tips. At least, that’s what I envision is going on in this ad.
The Facial Toilet Paper Ad
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that in the pre-Internet porn days, “facial” probably had a much different meaning to the average reader and was therefore a better selling point. On a side note, who tests out toilet paper by rubbing it on their face?
The WTF Toilet Paper Ad
Um…is that a dude? Is he wearing a tutu? Is he wearing a diaper? Why exactly is this supposed to make me want to buy Cottonelle? I’m scared…hold me.