Wednesday Bubble: Second Talk?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in aging, humour | 0 comments

Wait! What’s the first talk? Oh, right, the one about menstruation…at least according to the marketers of Poise. In fact, those very same marketers – the ones behind a line of absorbent products for bladder leakage and now creators of an entire line of products for the menopausal set are putting their money where their mouths are, or at least in the pocket of the first lady of menopause, Cloris Leachman. (Cloris – #respect. I say ‘first’ in jest, only because Cloris is 86 and I imagine that her menopausal days are well behind her.)

Admittedly, I am confused.

I was aware that Poise had launched a new campaign around menopause with a line extension that includes lubricants, panty fresheners and cooling gel. However, I was unaware that that survey data demonstrate that not only do women want to talk about menopause (hurrah), but they also want to LAUGH about it, so much so that tickets are evidently selling out for the Hot Flash Road Show Comedy Tour.

Is Hot Flash Road Show the follow up to ‘Menopause, the Musical,’ which, btw, was the first act taken on the road to celebrate the hilarity of the change.

Let me see if I can get this straight. As women, we have the first talk, the second talk, the musical and now the comedy road show? And that is going to prompt us to laugh off the flashes, cool ourselves with personal gel, help our lady parts smell better and make sure that we are properly lubricated down there when our libido gets off its rocker? And then, we have a pad to catch a few urine drops in between while we talk about what got us here in the first place?

Damn that first talk.


Ironically, Cloris Leachman is quoted as once saying that “if something is really funny, it’s funny all the time.”

Get the punch line?

HT to my pal Adam Zand for the heads up that it’s time for the second talk. Don’t know about you but I think I’ll wait for the third act.


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