Thursday, 5 February 2009

Let Your Confidence Stand Out - Always Envive

.

Always are now moving into the incontinence pad market. This wee problem actually affects both men and women, although you wouldn't believe it from the TV commercials, which tend highlight it as a predominantly female issue. The new product from Always is called Envive and the ad shows us a young woman in her early twenties breezing around in a red frock being confidently incontinent. She looks genuinely happy and probably doesn't smell because she is wearing an Envive pad in her pants.
Anyhow, I reckon Always have missed a trick and their new product has been misnamed... surely they would've been better off calling it Impeed....

37 comments:

xl said...

Call it Joie de wee in France?

EmmaK said...

It's only a matter of time before they invent the thong size incontinence pad!

Glamourpuss said...

That woman has probably had six kids and has the pelvic floor of an antique armchair. But this product just confirms my suspicion that sanitary wear companies are trying to take over the world. Either that or it's all part of a master plan to get us all back in nappies.

Puss
BTW - yes, you're not the only one. It's an Explorer problem and I've no idea why it's happening. Weird. Sigh.

scarlet-blue said...

Mr XL: Well, the French know how to enjoy everything. Even snails.

Emma: Yes! Probably with matching socks to collect the overflow...

Puss: Exactement! [As Mrs P would say]. I hear rumours that Always are working on the NEW padded nappy sack, featuring a vintage inspired Cath Kidston daisy design.

P.S I may try with firefox.

Sx

Lulu LaBonne said...

The Americans have invented a 'pee anywhere bag' for men, a tube is attached to the penis leading to the bag strapped to one leg, a man can pee when ever he wants, presumably with a sloshing gait.

BEAST said...

I cant imagine its very pleasant creeping about with a soggy pad stuck in your pants
Glas I am not a suffers (Yet...never say never)

Homo Escapeons said...

Impeed HAHAHA!
I like the full slip on adult-sized diaper that the Ad Wizards dubbed DEPENDS.

If going out on the town depends on whether or not you are "comfortable" sloshing about in a litre of y'er own urine warming your southern hemisphere, then by all means, piss off and have fun!

But I'd have called them Y'er in! and the catchy slogan would be;
You won't miss out if you're sittin' in Y'er in!

Autolycus said...

Surely they have a prior problem with the name "Always"...?

scarlet-blue said...

Lulu: Men like extensions don't they? They like to go anywhere... and now they can go in their trousers...

Mr Beastie: The future's bright; the future's soggy...

Mr Coppens: Tee Hee!
We only have but a few brief years out of nappies, but I think I'd prefer to miss out on sitting in Y'er in!

Mr Auty: Yep, they should have called themselves 'Plug It'...

Sx

The Dotterel said...

Sorry - would have stopped to say something but after reading all those comments, well... I've gotta go!

Wow, that was awkward said...

After seeing you on a few different blogs leaving comments, I finally got over to visit. And you are writing about pads. Timing is indeed everything.

savannah said...

sweet jesus, sugar! let me just die before i need something like is! xoxox

Madame DeFarge said...

Gosh, now I can laugh uncontrollably at the office banter, knowing that the only visible moisture will be the tears of laughter rolling down my cheeks. A boon indeed as I age gracefully.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Men already have a 'pee anywhere' facility. It's called: "you spilt me pint you bastard."

HoodChick said...

For a brief (haha) moment I considered buying something like this for my 7 1/2 hour drive home in October. I just could not bring myself to do it. I only slightly regretted it when I was in the middle of nowhere Eastern Ohio without an exit or rest stop in site (after two bottles of diet mt dew.)

eroswings said...

Are they biodegradable and nontoxic to the environment? Green is in!

I don't think it's a confidence problem; it's a continence problem.

*Makes not to invest in baby powder and lotions companies*

xl said...

HoodChick's comment reminded me of the astronaut/stalker woman a couple of years ago. She supposedly wore diapers (nappies) to minimize stops on her 900 mile road trip to kidnap her lover's girlfriend.

MJ said...

Beast said, "I cant imagine its very pleasant creeping about with a soggy pad stuck in your pants."

What about that time you used your stinky duvet as a giant nappy?

Gadjo Dilo said...

Re first XL's comment, they could (and probably would) market a fancy Frenchified version call "Oui Oui!" Seriously though, incontinence must be shite - oops, if only because of all the jokes that people can make about it.

CyberPete said...

I am sure she's enweed by many.

Dave said...

If they are biodegradable, then men's ones would do the compost heap good.

Actually, there may be some good minerals in used sanitery towels too.

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Dotts: When you've got to go then you've got to go!

Mr Wow: Only write on these pads in blue ink.. well that's what they suggest in all the ads...

Savannah: Don't do that Sav! The future's bright, the future's... yellow?

Madame D: Just don't use these pads as a substitute for tissues.

Kev: Men don't know how lucky they are. They have an excuse for everything, even the damp patches that appear down the front of their trousers.

Hoodchicky: Here's my tip for long car trips - eat a massive bag of ready salted crisps before embarking on your journey. Works for me.

Mr Swings: Well if we're going the 'Green' way... then they should really be washable and worn more than once... like Terry Towels.

Mr XL: Goodness me! Sounds like a well planned trip. I think competitors in cycle races and marathons have to be quite resourceful to save time.
Should eat more crisps....

MJ: This is how the legendary duvet got to be so stinky in the first place...

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Gadj: You'd know Gadj; but does the word 'Envive' actually mean anything... other than rhyming with 'relieve'?

Pete: Ick! Are you suggesting that people wee on her??? This is a fetish thing isn't it...?

Dave: Sigh... I will write another sanitary pad post just for you...

Sx

Dave said...

Please don't.

KAZ said...

As I am 'sans issue' I don't have this problem.
But even if I was desperate I just couldn't present them to the lad at the check out in Tesco.

Geoff said...

I think it's funny that only women get it.

So funny I pissed meself laughing.

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: Don't worry, I have nothing in the pipeline...

Kaz: Whenever I have to buy anything embarrassing [such as a Val Doonican CD] I pretend it's for somebody else.

Geoff: Tsk. There is Tena for Men you know... and there is a very frightening link I could put up right here. But I won't cos I'm nice.

Sx

CyberPete said...

I suppose. Whatever floats your boat. The pads would help I suppose.

Would you buy wrapping paper with the pads and tell the clerk it's for a friend?

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: D'ya know I don't think buying these pads would embarrass me... I'd just shove them in with the rest of my shopping. Buying a Val Doonican CD is a different matter.
Sx

CyberPete said...

I remember buying a Bros "greatest hits" CD at HMV on Leicester Sq almost two years ago. I don't go there very often obviously. The CD WAS for a friend, but I made sure the clerk knew it too. After I'd paid he actually said "yes, for your friend" and then we said our goodbyes.

I haven't been to London since.

librarylizzie said...

Is that right about Salt 'n' Vinegar crisps? And my stepson bought me a David Cassidy CD for chrimbo a year or two ago...I thought that was terribly brave of him!

Whirlochre said...

Beats a bucket strung between your legs, I suppose.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

In Belgium they're called "Endive".

scarlet-blue said...

Lizzie: Try the crisps trick! It always works for me... no pun intended...
I liked David Cassidy.

Mr Whirly: ...and plastic knickers which tend to chaff and make your thighs sore... not that I'd know.

Daphne: 'Endive'?... shoulda been 'Endiva'...

Sx

ChrisV82 said...

If your car is leaking, it's time to take it to the mechanic, not shove a pad under the muffler.

Sandra said...

It can happen to anybody. I am just 30 and I starded to have that kind of problem in my teen years during sport at school.
If there is a campain for young woman, I might not be the only one.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Sandra: Hello and welcome! Yes, you're right, it can happen to anyone... sneezing can sometimes catch me unawares...
Sx