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Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Wonderbra: False Advertising?

One of us was looking especially buxom on our night out recently, and when called on it, confessed to generously padding her assets to make her clothes fit better. This (+ alcohol) prompted discussion around the etiquette of false advertising-- namely, is it bait and switch? Or just another trick in the average girl's repertoire? One of us thought it didn't matter, one thought it was a bad way to go into potentially getting naked for the first time with someone who would then realize the boobs were a lie... and I personally fall on the side of, hell, pad away, whatever, who cares... if he's lucky enough to be there, he probably isn't complaining about the view. (If he is-- kick him to the curb!) But what do I know.

All thoughts (as always-- not that i'm hinting or anything--HELLO!! is anyone OUT there?!?) are welcome on this subject...male or female, I'd love to know where you stand on the subject of artifice as dating strategem. Men! Would you in fact BE disappointed to learn upon undressing a new ladyfriend that indeed the hills were not alive? Women! Do you worry your less-than-ample Victoria's secret will be found out? Do you care? Are you one of those who keep the bra on, just in case?
I really want to know where we all stand on this most important and pressing matter... and guys, i know some of you pad, too, before you get all cocky.


Anonymous Stevie said...

I must confess that I have used cutlets, cookies, wonderbras, VS gel bras and almost everything else to give some tops a shape when necessary
I would consider it about the same as most commercials.. and if someone's upset about the "falsehood" then let's just say the "I'll call you" remark sort of keeps them humble

12:04 PM, February 05, 2006  
Anonymous heartinsanfrancisco said...

While I've never considered adding padding to be an ethical issue other than promoting an unreal and shallow standard of beauty, I thought it impractical since if all went extremely well, ones ruse would be discovered sooner or later. But when I think of men (and women) whose courting behaviors deceive prospective partners into thinking they're wonderful until the hook has been swallowed and the REAL person emerges, cheating by a cup size or two is pretty small potatoes. As for bulking up to make clothes fit better, that seems a bit backward. Why not adapt clothing to ones own body instead of trying to make the body conform to some designer's idea of perfection?

6:14 PM, February 05, 2006  
Blogger banjoeyes said...

i love love love my Vicki Secrets "too sexy"!! i have every color! funniest thing i was just talking about my great cleavage due to my fabulous bra. it is hard to recount the actual conversation because i am in argentina and my spainsh is tragic but what i think it came down to was that the doesn't really care what size they are. i think what the sexy uruguayan model ( and "yes" he was hot) said was he was just excited to get a girls shirt off... though sadly it didn't come to that for me! so fuck the false advertising nonesense. if you like the pads then pad away ladies... i do!

12:58 PM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger ARTBIZARRE said...

All of the above comments are great and ring true. My beef is with the other side of this coin. What about men who falsely advertise? And that would be 95% of them if not the entire 100%. I'd love to walk by a hot man and immediately know his "size". In fact it's one of those things that actually scares me. What if I meet and go to bed with someone who's package is no bigger than my pinky, and I've realized it too late. I think men hide and ruse just as much as women do, so no one should be judging.

11:17 PM, February 10, 2006  
Anonymous heartinsanfrancisco said...

What about all the rejuvenating skin care products modeled by 18 year olds? Truth in advertising, indeed.

10:16 AM, February 21, 2006  
Blogger MohammedIsSatan said...

A guy (at least this guy) will probably not notice or care if the padding is not so much that the difference between live and memorex is not a lot (whether that's one cup size, I don't know). If a woman goes overboard and pads significantly, I'll notice. Of course, if I've gotten that far, I'll do her anyway. If she's great in the sack, I won't care. If she isn't, sayonara sweetie.

7:52 PM, February 28, 2006  

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