Do You Douche? A Short Film

A montage of vintage commercials from the glory days of vaginal rinsing.

By Kelly Bourdet

The glory days of douching are behind us. We now know that washing out your vagina with Lysol and/or a salad-dressing-like concoction does not, in fact, make you smell better, less prone to infection, or keep you from getting pregnant. But the internet is a wealth of information. And some of that wealth comes in the form of vintage douche commercials.

Enjoy the montage.

Commentarium (28 Comments)

Feb 16 11 - 9:15am
notfromaroundhere

That's just sick.

Feb 16 11 - 9:31am
r.

Creepy.

Feb 16 11 - 11:05am
ah

why is the word douche funny always? always!

Feb 18 11 - 3:06am
jings

yea, and in dutch it means 'shower'.

Feb 23 11 - 2:58am
Je me douche.

In french too!

Feb 16 11 - 11:17am
omg

hilarious

Feb 16 11 - 11:51am
VoR

Implausible scenarios, sketchy conversations, awkwardly suggestive imagery - it's like the missing link between mainstream commercials and porn.

Feb 16 11 - 3:28pm
KS

Awesome

Feb 16 11 - 3:28pm
Douche McGee

Mom, can I ask ya somethin' real personal?
Do you douche?
I SURE DO!

Feb 16 11 - 11:08pm
L

Laughing my ass off, because the ad that pops up on my page is "A sprayed behind is a clean behind!" Yup, that's what needs the cleaning!

Feb 16 11 - 11:26pm
merv

CReppy soo soo creepy

Feb 17 11 - 1:41am
MissN

The future ob/gyn in me kept making this face the whole time...
D-:

Feb 17 11 - 1:52am
A Douche on Douche

The mother in the last clip seemed to be talking to her daughter in an strangely romantic way.

Feb 17 11 - 6:08am
mahajanssen

Douche in the Dutch language actually means 'shower'. I find it very unsettling that the same word is being used to describe another type of shower.

Feb 17 11 - 4:29pm
GeeBee

The girl on the first part would have been better asking her mother to borrow eyebrow tweezers.

Feb 17 11 - 4:30pm
GeeBee

Actually, the one on the boat, with the orange scarf in her hair.

Feb 17 11 - 11:29pm
Koala

Now I get why you Americans use the term douche at all. They're unknown in Australia.

Feb 17 11 - 11:45pm
Kris

hey what is that smell?

Feb 18 11 - 7:08pm
AF

I learned years ago that masturbation works much better.

Feb 19 11 - 1:28pm
notfromaroundhere

creepy

Feb 19 11 - 2:01pm
Brendon

hey, at least their fresh

Feb 19 11 - 4:10pm
Pat McGroyne

Were they available in six packs and kegs?

Feb 23 11 - 3:33pm
summer even'

"If it smells like fish, must be delish. If it smells like spray, stay away"

Feb 25 11 - 1:49am
hah

oh my god.

Feb 25 11 - 12:37pm
lumberjack

i actually remember when these commercials were on tv. it would be so embarassing if they came on when you were watching tv with your parents. like, "should I be asking my mom about douches right now?" ahaha
it's hard to believe that the word douchebag as an insult is so conventional now.

Feb 27 11 - 3:20pm
Erica

I totally remember these, too, and the uncomfortable feeling. They came on during the soaps, which my grandmother would watch. Every commercial break, these came on.

Apr 13 11 - 7:19am
Elric

It's spooky how celver some ppl are. Thanks!

Aug 03 11 - 10:36am
lori mt.

Has to be safe & clean , medically correct