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.


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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 Β 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.