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Vulva Is a New Product for Straight Men That Smells Like Teen Vagina Spirit. Why Not Market to Lesbians?

Vulva is a new “slightly yellow, desirable substance” that, when applied onto the back of the hand, mimics “the irresistible smell that exudes from a sensuous vagina.” Its makers say that it’s not a perfume, it’s a scent. And it’s being marketed to straight men as a way to get their masturbatory motors running. But why not lesbians?

Perhaps it makes sense not to market to lezzies? After all, why would they spend $35 on Vulva when they can just smear their own genital fluid on themselves for free? Do you know how much “free” costs? Zero dollars. But what woman (or man) wants to smell their own snail tracks covering their clothes and skin.

Which returns us to our original proposition: Why is Vulva not marketing the fuck out of itself to sex-hungry gay gals?

Perhaps the main reason is that—according to Audrey McManus, manager of the female-owned and operated sex shop Babeland—Vulva doesn’t smell like a real vagina. “I don’t know what it smells like,” she says. “It doesn’t have all the wonderful scents of an actual pussy. Vaginas smell so good and natural… but [Vulva] smells a little chemically. It’s not bad, it’s just not like a pussy I’ve ever smelled.” Unless the pussies you’ve been eating have been doused in an alcoholic astringent. And if that’s the case, ew.

In fact, Babeland doesn’t even sell Vulva, even though the product has been around for a couple of years. McManus says “we don’t carry pills or magic lotions.” After all, since Vulva’s marketing itself as something you sniff to get off, it’s basically an inhalant along the lines of poppers. And Miracle Whip.

So let’s take a look at how Vulva is being marketed. Their commercial features a male personal trainer getting all horned up as his nearly nude female trainee drips crotch sweat all over her stationary bicycle seat. The seat’s phallic knob hovers just under her dripping thighs as she pumps away—a porn twang accentuating her labored breathing as a woman moans out “I want… I want…”

When she leaves, the trainer starts sniffing the banana seat and thinking of her moist muff hovering over it. There’s no doubt about it—he’s getting a boner at work. But it gets even creepier: On the street, the trainer, now dressed in black, unzips a case to reveal that he has stolen the penis-shaped bicycle seat from his place of business, and then proceeds to rub his pervy fingers all over it so he can huff her vaginal scent in public. Their URL? SmellMeAnd.com.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve stolen men’s underwear and huffed it like a paint rag while spanking off. I even enjoy smelling a man’s funk in my beard after a hookup, but if a company started selling “Taint: The smell of a lumberjack’s crotch”, I probably wouldn’t buy it either.

For one, my own musty crotch smells like a clay curry pot thrown into a damp onion field and if I wanna smell like that in public, all I have to do is not bathe for a few days. Which may explain why they’re not marketing Vulva to women. When one can smell the scent of genitals on you, it rarely evokes an image of sex (unlike eau d’toilette). It normally suggests that you have poor hygeiene and possible mental issues.

Even still, I’d love to see Vulva marketed to lesbians if only because I haven’t seen a lot of marketing geared specifically towards lesbians (though a friend recently told me of a “for lesbians” porn movie which was a bit “plot heavy”). I imagine Vulva being sold in lez-bar bathrooms next to the dental dams. I imagine lipsticks and bull dykes and studs putting just a dab behind their ears or on their lower stomachs to evoke a a whiff of action. I imagine a commercial with actual sex instead of PG-13 rated Nike footage.

I asked McManus if she thinks that Vulva’s marketers missed out on a key demographic or if they simply sidestepped lesbians to avoid a potentially embarrassing conversation about the continued commodification of the female body. After all, she runs a place that sells pocket pussies and anal stimulators… a little objectification isn’t a bad thing, right?

“It’s a unique spin,” she said. “I don’t think anyone here found it offensive. The employees who saw when we got it just laughed mostly.”

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Feb 16, 2010
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  • 22 Comments
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      Queerts, Did you have to post this thread so damm close to breakfast?????

      Feb 16, 2010 at 9:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian NJ
      Brian NJ

      Spunk and junky
      For man or monkey
      Plump n’ pussy
      Does not live near
      The rod and deuce tree.

      Feb 16, 2010 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nikko
      nikko

      That’s vulgar.

      Feb 16, 2010 at 10:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • olen
      olen

      DV, you are HYSTERICAL.

      Feb 16, 2010 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike L.
      Mike L.

      While I was easting my oatmeal I gagged a few times as I was reading this post.

      Thanks Queerty you never fail me :)

      Feb 16, 2010 at 10:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McShane
      McShane

      Might be just the thing for gay men who want to attract straight guys!

      Feb 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      Now I know why my parents emigrated to the US: so I would have freer access to unique and valuable products such as this!

      That ad is very creepy! Too pervy for my tastebuds….

      I’ve now solved the problem of what to send Uncle Magnus for his 65th birthday, so thank you.

      @Daniel V.: Very nicely written. Today is the day to ask for — or give yourself — a raise, a bonus, and extra paid vacation time.

      Feb 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greenluv1322
      greenluv1322

      Something that you guys might not know hetero pussy smells funny. Me and my girlfriend were just talking about this, this morning in fact. We saw some commercial about “vagi-clean” or something. We feel so bad “theoretically” for heteros that have to put those stinky penises in them. Anyway, to each it’s own. For the record we didn’t watch the commercial and we had to skip the paragraph that described it, too. Lesbian pussy smells great and natural not like dirty dicks or man balls. That is all. We would probably throw up if we smelled this vulva!

      Feb 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      This is probably being marketed to sleazy straight guys with a fetish for homosexual activity between woimen. LOL. I don’t what’s more pathetic – the sleazy straight guys or the boner dykes who are advertising it.

      Feb 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      I think Babeland should be re-named Moron-Land.

      Feb 16, 2010 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      @Jason: LOL at Moronland, but “Boner dykes”? I’m sort of afraid to google-ize/googleate that term. Explain, please, om du vill, por favor.

      Pretty solid research shows that our sense of smell plays a large role in sexual attraction. Synthetic chemical reproductions of, er, un, ahem, “man juices/smells” and “women juices/smells” don’t test well. Maybe VULVA and its soon-to-be-patented male counterpart PEENSTAROMA [patent pending by Casa De Lukas] will create a breakthrough. I’m not betting my retirement or the mortgage on Uncle Magnus’ summer home on that prospect, however.

      Do post more often, y’hear?. I miss your comments and do hope you’ve forgiven me about the whole “bisexuals-only garage” comment, which was said in jest.

      Feb 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David
      David

      I feel ill. Who the fuck would want pussy juice smeared all over em /o\

      Feb 16, 2010 at 8:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben
      Ben

      The ad is just stupid in the extreme. There is a major difference between the smell of swass and the smell of an aroused woman’s natural lubricants.

      The dude in that video is clearly more into the swass variety of scent.

      But yes, the ad is certainly creepy.

      Feb 16, 2010 at 10:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rob Moore
      Rob Moore

      Could you imagine being stuck on a crowded elevator with someone wearing this stuff? Jungle Gardenia is bad enough.

      Feb 17, 2010 at 3:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Keith Kimmel
      Keith Kimmel

      I never thought a pussy smelled good. Actually, it reminds me of the compost pit grandma used to have. A pussy is not anything I have a use for, to be sure.

      Feb 17, 2010 at 3:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      Ugh, Queerty, why do you do these things?

      Feb 17, 2010 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nikko
      nikko

      as if penis smells wonderful…puhlease!

      Feb 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex Sarmiento
      Alex Sarmiento

      Vulva… reminds me of that Seinfeld episode. It sounds so stupid. Why not give it a better name? Snatch? Fruit Cage? Punani? CUNT? Mulva? Dolores?

      Feb 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bitter Old Queerty's
      Bitter Old Queerty's

      This blog sounds like a bunch of rapey straight men who feel “less then” because they are dudes. Rapey invasive talk about women’s genitals.

      Freaks.

      It must really suck to wake up in the morning and 80% your own readers can’t stand you. They only read this tripe because of the severe lack of any gay content at all. It won’t last long because people are getting tired of unimaginative deadening catty fagotry.

      Gay men talking about women’s body parts is not only hysterical it’s so painfully obvious I can’t stand it LMAO!

      You huff shitholes and call it sex, dudes. Get a grip shitdicks.
      Your dicks smell like fecal matter. It is because of you divisive and catty gay men that we don’t have rights at all and your repulsive sexual deviance in bath houses and backrooms.

      It is you who are the monky on backs. Too bad Lesbians went on the front line and took beatings from straight male police officers for you in the 80s, how stupid of women to fight for your lives. Nasty hateful. Thing is, you and spew your shit feces dick smelling hatred be we all know that you are pissed you were born with a shlong and you have to fuck each other up your shitholes and that is what you call sex. Pleaase.

      Mar 4, 2010 at 12:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rapey
      Rapey

      you sound like an FTM!

      Mar 4, 2010 at 1:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David
      David [Different person #1 using similar name]

      Vulva . . .
      I thought it had something to do with a Swedish car . . .

      Jul 31, 2010 at 2:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nikko
      nikko

      @David: LOL! I think you meant VOLVO!! Haha!!

      Jul 31, 2010 at 3:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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