These are not only real products, these are (two) real TV commercials. Interestingly enough, however, this combination product is not on KY’s website. Maybe it’s new? You can buy it at drugstore.com, and as far as I can tell, it is only sold in a two-pack. (Yes, I know. More on that below.)
We are fortunate that Rachel from Women’s Health News read the labels:
I’ve recently been seeing commercials for KY Yours & Mine, and was curious enough to read the package. The “Yours” is supposed to be “for him” and the “Mine” is supposed to be “for her,” so I will now refer to them as “his” and “hers.”We’re going to leave aside for now the obviously problematic nature of assuming all sex takes place between “him” and “her.”
We will also leave out the obviously problematic nature of assuming that all lube is purchased by women (“mine”) for men (“yours”).
Get this: his has sweeteners – honey and sucralose (which is Splenda!) – while hers has “fragrance.” Seriously. Hers does not have sweeteners, and his does not have “fragrance.”
Now, I suppose it’s possible that the other ingredients in his just taste terrible and need some help, and the other ingredients in hers smell bad and also need a boost. The message I’m going to walk away with, though, because I think it’s more likely, is that his (and only his) body is for tasting while hers is naturally stinky.
Yep. The real take-away message here is about whose mouth is “supposed to” go on whose body parts. For reference, the lube closest to hand (Liquid Silk) does not have anything that is obviously either a sweetener or a fragrance in its ingredient list.
My first thought when I saw this was, “if I was going to buy those, I would so try switching them around!” My guess was that “his” (or “yours”) contained some kind of topical stiffener and “hers” (or “mine”) maybe some kind of extra softener?
But now that I’ve read Rachel, not so much. In fact, not at all. If Splenda makes semen taste as bad as it does, say, meringue, I want none of it. And if the “fragrance” is anything like most perfumed products, you can keep it away from my vajayjay. Feminine hygiene deodorants have mostly gone the way of the dodo bird, and I’d rather have dodo birds back, thank you.
I leave you with one parting question: assuming that there is anyone who wants these products, and that they aren’t as repulsive as they sound, isn’t KY missing a market? Shouldn’t there be “yours and yours” and “mine and mine” packs? And single packages for masturbators? And combinations for three-ways and groups? What about the orgy pack?
Get on it, KY! If you’re onto something about men’s and women’s naughty bits, flaunt it!
Thanks to B.C. Holmes for the link!