19 Vintage Ads That Tried To Create Weird Insecurities

Whether it's hip dips or pore size, advertisers (especially beauty ones) are always inventing problems that only their products can solve. This shame-based advertising model can be effective, but at what cost to consumers? Read on if you want to acquire some vintage insecurities.

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PROBLEM: Mouth Looks Old PRODUCT: Lipstick How Old is your Mouith Five Years Younger The dreaded case of old mouth. Source: Mental Floss

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PROBLEM: Buzzkill Wife PRODUCT: Sparkling Drink Men- It's No Fun To Live With a Wife With NERVES I'm not entirely sure this product wasn't roofies, Source: Dirk de Klein

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PROBLEM: Intelligence PRODUCT: Deodorant BEAUTIFUL BUT DUMB SHE HAS NEVER LEARNED THE FIRST RULE OF LASTING CHARM A Long-Lasting Deodorant Pit stank iSource: History By Zim

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PROBLEM: Adult Skin PRODUCT: Lotion Love's Baby Soft. Because innocence is sexier than you think. Larc's Lanes Lm Ab both Eesid Iilt Doait Less bx ot Source: Society Pages

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PROBLEM: Being Too Skinny PRODUCT: Yeast Products IF MEN HATE THE SIGHT OF YOU' READ THIS LET'S BEAT IT_ HERE COMES THAT SKINNY DAME MEN HATE THE SIGSource: Collectors Weekly

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Not Being Date-able PROBLEM: Because You're Constipated PRODUCT: Bran Cereal She was a ONE-DATE Girl Smaller texts reads that the girl can't get a secSource: Mental Floss

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PROBLEM: A Well-Trained Mustache PRODUCT: Mustache Trainer? KAISER MIUSTACHE TRAINER. BEFORE. AFTER. If You Nice Well Want Trained I Mustache IN USE. Source: Marmora History

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PROBLEM: Boobs Too Big PRODUCT: Rubber Garments Don't Stay Too Fat! COMFORT health and fashion demand right physical proportions. You can reduce the fSource: Collectors Weekly

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PROBLEM: Jello Salads Are Too Feminine for Your Husband PRODUCT: Sugar-Free Gelatin HEAVENS. MARY! DO YOU CALL THIS A SALAD? WHY IT'S HATE MORE LIKE ASource: Mental Floss

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PROBLEM: Sink Isn't Clean Enough to Eat Near PRODUCT: Drano YOU COULD EAT OFF HER SINKBU BUT SEWER GERMS THRIVE TWO INCHES AWAY T's ONLY A MATTER OF Source: Flickr

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PROBLEM: Marital Issues PRODUCT: Vaginal Douche PLEASE, DAVE.. PLEASE DON'T LET ME BE LOCKED OUT FROM YOU! R DOUBT INHAITIONS IGNORANCE R Often a wiSource: Mother Jones

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PROBLEM: Smelly Hair PRODUCT: Shampoo Remember YOUR HAIR COLLECTS UNPLEASANT ODORS This one makes sense if you spend a lot of time near a campfire, buSource: Collectors Weekly

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PROBLEM: Dishpan Hands PRODUCT: Luxury Dish Soap Romance dies at the touch of DISHPAN HANDS B DRIDES NOWADAY'S say they want to keep romance, so tbey Source: Collectors Weekly

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PROBLEM: Stocking Appeal PRODUCT: Stockings Married? No reason to neglect SA. ISTOCKING APPEALJ Husbands admire wives who keep their stockings perfectSource: Collectors Weekly

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PROBLEM: Lips Too Red PRODUCT: New Lipstick HE DOESN'T KISS ME ANYMORE! HE SAID MY LIPS WHY DON'T you USE WERE TOO RED TANGEE? IT'S ORANGE AND SMEARSource: Collectors Weekly

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PROBLEM: Red Hands PRODUCT: Dish Soap HAD ALMOST MY HUSBAND RED HANDS! My A FIT ABOUT says MRS. MARION FREDERICK wife of Army Air Corps Lieutenant HeSource: Mental Floss

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PROBLEM: Buttons That Gap PRODUCT: A Fasterner Such little things irk CAN a man Sh-h-h. .she has GAP-oSIS Sic'aa all awIMlor Pretty amd amnart. DaseSource: Collectors Weekly

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PROBLEM: Feminine Mephitis PRODUCT: Vaginal Douche MEN CAN'T FORGIVE FEMININE MEPHITIS Unusual smells from your otherwise self-cleaning oven requiSource: Collectors Weekly

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PROBLEM: Spreading Communisim PRODUCT: Paper Towels Is your washroom breeding Bolsheviks? Employees lose respect for a company that boles fails erunblSource: History By Zim

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