8 Silly Vintage Birth Control Ads

The funny thing about vintage birth control ads is how clinical they are. I mean, instead of advertising condoms or the pill, they’re shrouded in language about family planning. Because, of course, that’s the only thing people have sex for, right? Family planning. Well, that’s what advertisers liked to evoke back in the day, even if we know it was BS. People were getting around just like they are today, we’re just made to believe that they were all pure and wholesome. Ha ha, nope!

But anyway, take a look at what I’m talking about with these eight vintage birth control ads. Note how none of them acknowledge women being independent in their sexual choices. It’s all about men making sure they don’t knock someone up.

Which of these makes you side eye the most? What other kinds of vintage ads do you want to see ripped apart? Tell us in the comments!

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  • angela

    I have been going with my boyfriend for several years , we started having sex about a year ago. he willnot use condoms on me, says it takes away all of the feeling. about oneweek after we started having sex my older sister bought me somecontraceptive foam and thatw hat I have been using for protection. I use it every time we do it while it is sort of messy the next morning that is something that I will have to live with until I go to college and can get on b.c. pills. sometimes when mother goes to work earleyi will slipin her bathroom and use her douche bag which is always hanging in the shower.

    • Jami

      I know this was posted two years ago but you should’ve gone to Planned Parenthood and get BC you can get pregnant that way. Douching does nothing. That’s just an urban myth.

      Also I hope you dumped your so-called boyfriend. If he loved and respected you he’d use a condom.

  • Fern

    I really like theses ads bc they focus on the guys too. Nowadays, add focus on the girl and how birth control is just they’re responsibility, even in the condom commercials she is the one that ask for it.

  • Mandy

    There is a national condom week?
    Can I just say, WEIRD!

  • Chen

    His friends made fun of me, his family posted men’s right of rejection, friends teased me I don’t have any evidence to support myself now. So I might as well just drop it and ignore. If other people see it then they call them rude for bullying a little girl when I did nothing. Speaking clear is also important. Fwb will ruin your life don’t believe us try it. Want to be called needy and desparate or ew from his friends? Making fun of you at sub way station. I’m packing up and leaving when I earn enough for a living.

  • Chen

    Friends with benefits is never going to work. Sometimes your used with out knowing yourself. Defending for yourself is soooo stupid. I want to be called girlfriend in front of my date to his family friends and everyone not just one part of there friends. I want to be toured around the city with my date. These girls are not listening then it’s gonna end bad. I met a friend whose 70years old husband left did friends with benefit for a long time. Lazy might as well study more. Plenty of time to date. Why be called sexual buddie. This is not love its a self esteem problem. When your fwb finds a girlfriend your gone. And his friends and family will bully you when they see you. How do you know for sure if that’s his per ament house not just rent or friends house?