You’ve come a long way, baby.
I have read that the Lysol people (quietly) advocated using the stuff as a contraceptive (I don’t know how effective it was, but it sure sounds scary), and many of its ads made very veiled references to its sperm-killing powers.
This particular ad, however, seems to be all about that not-so-fresh feeling.
As interesting as it is to know that they used Lysol in such a way, I’m more disturbed by the message of how a wife is not doing her duty as a wife because her DIRTY VAGINA does not meet the standards of her loving husband.
I’m not going to upload the ads since the images are so large.
Lysol ad from March 1948 mum.org
Lysol douche ad, 1928, U.S.A. mum.org
(Hat tip: my wife.)