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When will Viagra and Cialis commercials feature gay guys?

Asked by josie (23360 points ) June 11th, 2014

The commercials are all over the TV. But the subjects are always a man and a women who look like youthful boomers (In fact, one of the guys looks a little like my late boomer father)

Why not have gay guys in the commercials? Aren’t they a potential market? Or is it coming? So to speak.

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ucme's avatar

Or swingers even, old, gay swingers.

canidmajor's avatar

Are you sure they don’t have them? There are channels that for whom the target audience is the gay community, maybe there are ads for Cialis and Viagra on those channels.
Or did you only mean mainstream?

Honesttruthspeaker's avatar

Sad to say, but it will probably never go mainstream, only for the fact there are many ignorant people out there that will attempt to sue or make a major up roar about it. Some will claim it to be against their religion or attempt to blame it on the children, that it is not “right” for them to influenced into being gay or some to other Bs… But maybe one day someone will have the courage to go against that all…

Seek's avatar

Sue? Sue who? For what?

Anyway, it probably won’t happen on mainstream networks as long as the major target market is straight old people who still think gay people are “icky”. It’s not a rights thing, it’s a marketing thing.

Seek's avatar

^ Still the best commercial ever.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

They already do feature gay guys in many of their ads (you don’t think those are straight guys holding hands with those women, do you?).

BeenThereSaidThat's avatar

when? hopefully never.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Don’t scare me like that….an icy chill crept down my spine…...

funkdaddy's avatar

It’s probably coming… buuuuut

Those commercials are set up to make people who wouldn’t otherwise talk about sex go ahead and talk about it. Hey, that looks like fun, I bet my wife would love to get down this weekend and I sure would feel better if I didn’t have to worry….

I know it’s a generalization, and those are verboten here, but gay guys don’t have a problem talking about sex. Maybe that will change as it becomes more and more acceptable, but they’ve had to think about and define their sexuality a lot more clearly than most straight folks.

jca's avatar

I think the main reason is that if gays are a relatively minor part of the potential customer base (10%?) then they’re going to market at what the majority of the customers are, which is straight.

GloPro's avatar

(NSFW). Probably never. How long can one really enjoy a dick in the ass? Don’t judge me… I’ve done it several times. I KNOW I wouldn’t want a marathon session back there.

funkdaddy's avatar

WHAT?!? you’re straight and you’ve had sex other than to breed? ~

that’s about how it sounds to assume all gay sex involves a dick in an ass

GloPro's avatar

Well, I don’t want to give never ending hand or blowjobs, either. Is that better?

A lot of women, self included, don’t like Viagra because I’m bored and dry after awhile regardless of where we stick it or what we do with it. I’m also not old enough to be using it out of necessity. Plus, I was mostly kidding anyway. Forgot the tilde.

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