Accidents Happen (or Not)

Sam Seaborn: About a week ago I accidentally slept with a prostitute.
Toby Ziegler: [pause] Really?
Sam Seaborn: Yes.
Toby Ziegler: You accidentally slept with a prostitute?
Sam Seaborn: A call girl.
Toby Ziegler: Accidentally?
Sam Seaborn: Yes.
Toby Ziegler: I don’t understand. Did you trip over something?

~West Wing: Season 1, Episode 2 “Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc”

I loved that scene about Sam and Lori the Hooker almost as much as I love these German safe sex ads (found on Copyranter):

Jezebel also posted them in their “Badvertising” category, which I find a little off the mark. They refer to a “slightly rape-y undertone” and I have to say I really don’t see it (and I see rape-y undertones in just about everything…). Both players seemed shocked at their predicament… which I think is kind of the point. How often do we hear stories (16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, etc) about teenagers being “caught in the moment,” and everything “kind of accidentally” progressing. “It just sort of happened,” they say.

The point of these ads is that sex doesn’t “just kinda happen,” and that there’s usually more than 4 seconds beforee intercourse unless you uncontrollably rollerblade into someone’s crotch. And during those more-than-4-seconds, maybe protection should be addressed, discussed, and purchased.

Related Post: A few examples of things “kinda sorta just happening”

Related Post: Another example of where Jezebel and I don’t see quite eye to eye.


Filed under Advertising, Sex

3 responses to “Accidents Happen (or Not)

  1. Agreed! I thought Jez was off the mark here, too.

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