Might tie in with the Nanny State thread - but essentially I wondered how we are evolving in society and the sexualisation of things to make them sell?
My thoughts came across as I saw this article recently:
As well as the advertisement on TV.
Personally - I think things like the above are quite humerous and obviously aimed at the teenage demographic - not appealing to a mum with 2 toddlers. I don't think it's degrading to women or condescending to men (having said that I like Lynx's commercials and used their products when I was younger). I would appear to be in the majority who really couldn't care - but increasingly people are getting quite vocal about sex in advertising and society. Are we shielding kids from the inevitable? Or taking the necessary steps to ensure kids grow up decently with morals?
We are subject to a lot more these days via the media - violence/poverty/crime/sex - is this evolution?