Pictures of Girls on Packaging?

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Pictures of Girls on Packaging?

Phoenix713 Phoenix713
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Do you think they should put pictures of beautiful women on condom packaging? And what about packaging for toys? I wouldn't think it's exploitation, or anything negative. I am wondering, however, if it helps represent the product in a different light, and I wonder what the public thinks about it. I do find the girls on the Vivid condoms quite attractive and I think they make good representatives for the product.
11/03/2010
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Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
The packages without the photos are nicer, but the ones with photos don't offend me at all.
11/03/2010
Kim! Kim!
I prefer no photos of girls in my packaging but I don't despise it when there are some. In my experience, it's generally the cheaper toys that have cheesy photos of girls on them (and some get pretty cheesy!). The high quality stuff (like LELO or Zini Roae) tends to be very simplistic and elegant.
11/03/2010
The Nakanas The Nakanas
I don't necessarily mind the girls on packages (Cal Exotics seems to use them an awful lot), but if you want to keep the original packaging for storage, it does make them a little less discreet. If it's a toy named after/for a specific star, then it makes sense at least.
11/03/2010
joja joja
I generally dislike pictures of sexy ladies on sex toy packaging, unless they're toys geared towards men. I don't need to feel objectified when I'm buying a toy for my own sexual pleasure, thanks.
11/03/2010
gone77 gone77
Honesty, I care not one whit if there are pictures of girls on the packaging. It's not packaging I'm after, ya know?
11/03/2010
Alegria Alegria
I'd rather there weren't any girls on the package, but it wouldn't stop me from buying the toy. Generally though, the more I pay for the toy, the less likely it is that women will be on the packaging.
11/03/2010
ScottA ScottA
I prefer them without. They're selling a toy - if they can't come up with a package that showcases the toy but instead they need pictures it seems like they're kind of trying to distract you from the toy.

That and it's a bit embarassing to show to my wife.
11/03/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I always thought it was kinda funny how a product intended strictly for women has half-naked women on the package. That's how you sell beer and sports cars to straight men. We women do not need straight male advertising gimmicks to get our attention, we're not wired like that no matter our orientation. Also gives the impression that the makers don't give a shit who they're marketing to. "Naked Chick = Sex Toys/Porn/Naughty Crap"

Hmm. Doing an actual study into toy packaging and consumer attraction in brick and mortar stores. Gary ... ?
11/03/2010
lamira lamira
I don't really like pictures of women on packages, because usually those packages contain products that are of low quality.
11/03/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
I always thought it was kinda funny how a product intended strictly for women has half-naked women on the package. That's how you sell beer and sports cars to straight men. We women do not need straight male advertising gimmicks to get our ...
Exactly.

The naked women on the boxes is a good part of why I was afraid to buy a toy for so long. It just looks sleazy.
11/03/2010
null null
I hate it whenever the package is covered in sleaze like that. I live in a dorm and I've gone so far as to take apart boxes and reassemble them inside-out so that no one sees the naked girls in my trash.
11/04/2010
sbon sbon
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Originally posted by null
I hate it whenever the package is covered in sleaze like that. I live in a dorm and I've gone so far as to take apart boxes and reassemble them inside-out so that no one sees the naked girls in my trash.
I live with two housemates on a college campus and this exact scenario has preventing me from buying anything. I would be too afraid to throw away the packaging, but I also wouldn't want to hide it all in one of my drawers. Plus, as someone mentioned before, I don't really want to be objectified when buying a toy for my own gratification, thankyouverymuch Simple and elegant packaging would be so much more appealing!
11/09/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by sbon
I live with two housemates on a college campus and this exact scenario has preventing me from buying anything. I would be too afraid to throw away the packaging, but I also wouldn't want to hide it all in one of my drawers. Plus, as someone ...
It is. There are some packages that make me feel like a "dirty old man".

Do you have a paper shredder? If not you really should get one for multiple reasons, if so you can shred your boxes.
11/09/2010
BAC BAC
Seriously, photographs of couples or just women on packaging is so tacky. That's almost an immediate turn-off for me when selecting a product. And as mentioned before, the higher quality stuff usually uses elegant, nondescript packaging.
11/14/2010
Alicia Alicia
I find it cheap, tacky and tasteless. If I get a toy with packaging like that I dispose of the packaging immediately, it's just not discreet, the pictures almost always look sleazy and I don't see the point in having them on the packaging. I've also only really seen packaging like that on the cheaper toys. Any high quality toy I've seen does not resort to naked people on their packaging.
11/14/2010
OhMy! OhMy!
We've always thought the pictures were counterproductive as well. When you go looking for a vibrator, massager, or anything else, you're more interested in the product features and qualities, not the girl on the package. We are always amused by the photos that show them "in-action" as if seeing that proves the product will clearly work for you!

The only exception we've seen is with harnesses or other accessories where the use/options may not always be obvious. Some of the photos help give you ideas on ways to really enjoy the product, but it's not a huge selling point.
11/26/2010
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