Opinion Time: The Durex “Protect Yourself” Commercial

So I just saw a new commercial from Durex (makers of condoms) and I have to say, they are pretty hard on Dads.

Before I go on, here is the spot for you to judge.

 

What do you think?

If I watch it simply for entertainment, it is funny. The classic ball to the groin formula always works.

But if I look it as a Dad, it is not as funny.

The ad shows a few situations where a Dad is tormented in some way by a kid and I guess the point is, if you used a condom, you would not have to worry about the kids bugging you.

Really? Kids are such a bad thing? They ruin your computer time, your grilling  and your precious driveway? This is absurd.

Everyone of those situations looked like the result of bad parenting, not “doing it” without a Durex condom.

Playing water guns and grilling on a nice day? Looks great to me.

Want to have some computer time and a coffee? Teach your kids some restraint maybe.

Want to chill out on the couch with your headphones on? Maybe you should have taught your kid about hurting people.

Anyways, being a Dad is the best thing a guy can do. Portraying the life of a Dad as a time to hate your life and wish you had used a condom instead is pretty weak if you ask me.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

 

Michael Cusden
Michael is the creator of Like A Dad and uses his daily experiences of being a parent and a marketing dude as his content. Always looking to connect with other parents and bloggers.