It can be a “tight-squeeze” on the New York City Subway…literally! Long Island Rail Road riders are blushing over a “vulgar” ad that’s featured in 200 trains and touts kegels, the popular vaginal tightening exercises.
“Ladies, admit it. You’re doing kegels right now,” reads the poster from Veria Living, a TV channel that promotes living a healthy lifestyle.
“This is vulgar, gross and inappropriate for public sites,” one Long Beach traveler told the New York Post. “What is wrong with this world?”
He added that his 9-year-old asked what kegels were – making for an awkward conversation on the ride to school.
“There’s a line you draw when you put something in the public especially since it’s open to minors so you have to be a little more conscious of that,” another man told the paper. “Everyone has the right to free speech but a little discretion wouldn’t be so bad.”
The Metropolitan Transport Authority said that despite the complaints the offending ad would be staying put.
“As a public agency, we’re not at liberty to pick and choose what ads we carry based on content,” a spokesman told the newspaper. “Provided that an ad adheres to our basic advertising standards, it must be posted.”
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.