Y’all are all getting ads like this too, right? I said, RIGHT?

The ad at right, generated by Google Adsense to appear in the right-hand rail of the blog for my viewing pleasure, is weird on a number of levels.testosterone

  • What’s the connection between hot women and low testosterone? Is the theory that guys who have need of the product will look at the picture and think, “I feel nothing, so I must have low T”? I would think that most heterosexual males would be persuaded, by looking at a picture like that, that one thing they do not need is more testosterone. I mean, seriously, did Ulysses think he had low T as he was tied to the mast, his naked ears tortured by the sirens sweetly singing?
  • Who are the ad wizards who wrote that copy? You’re saying this is “What Happens When You Take a Testosterone Supplement?” Well, then, no thanks! I don’t want to look like that! (I mean, it might be gratifying to see Bruce/Caitlin Jenner turn green with envy… but not that gratifying.)
  • Finally… why am I seeing this? I promise you that I have not searched for “What do I do about low testosterone?” or “Large-busted young women who wear T shirts that are way too small.” Hey, maybe that’s the problem! Maybe Google assumes that if you’re NOT searching for such pictures, you must have low T….

But of course, it’s not just me, is it? All of you fellas are getting the same ad, right? I said, right?

I don’t know. I just think it’s weird. And what about all those ads about meeting Asian women? Is that just because I’ve written about going to Thailand?…

24 thoughts on “Y’all are all getting ads like this too, right? I said, RIGHT?

  1. Doug Ross

    Right now, I am seeing two ads: Find The Sweet Asian Woman You Have Been Looking For and
    Date Arab Women. Each is accompanied by photos of nubile young Asian/Arab women who obviously want me.

    Maybe it’s just today’s push because I don’t recall seeing these before… and I know I haven’t sought out Asian, Arab, or any other women in… um… days!

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  2. Norm Ivey

    I get the dating ads all the time. This is the first time I’ve seen the low T ads. I suspect you, Doug and I see the dating ads because of our age. And if we don’t respond to the find-a-mate come-ons, we must have low T.

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    1. Doug Ross

      I think it would be a worthwhile experiment to click on one of the dating ads to see where it leads.

      You first, Norm.

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      1. Brad Warthen Post author

        Which I cannot do. And I can’t encourage y’all to do it, either. Or else Google will withdraw the ads, and I won’t get that tiny payment from them every few months…

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      2. Norm Ivey

        OK.

        Takes you to a fairly innocuous-looking website called CharmDate with lots of pretty ladies on it. There’s a survey, but I’m not clicking on that.

        Curious to see what ads I get now….

        You’re welcome for the revenue, Brad.

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  3. Bryan Caskey

    Google ads is more of a lagging indicator for me. They always show me something that I’ve already bought, so they’re not very persuasive.

    For instance, I’m seeing some car ads because I just had to buy a car to replace the one I lost in the flood.

    I’m also seeing some ammunition ads, well because….¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

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      1. Norm Ivey

        See? This is exactly the kind of comment that would be well-served by a simple “LIKE” button, but instead I have to type out this complete sentence and say something like, “Well played, Mr. Warthen!”

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  4. Dave Crockett

    Gee, all I’m getting is a “Warning about low free T” and a “10 second free testosterone trick for men over 40.” *sigh* Guess my recent week cruising the Caribbean with my wife and friends didn’t help…

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      1. Dave Crockett

        You need the additional five seconds to refocus your eyes from that graphic. My ten-second offer was just text…

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          1. Brad Warthen

            I sometimes experience blank spaces at work as well.

            I’m having one now, in a meeting.

            Just kidding, colleagues!

            In my old life, I sometimes experienced them while bored (which was not often, but it did happen). Now, it sometimes happens when I don’t understand what is being discussed. You know, business stuff.

            This morning, I spaced out a bit interviewing Howard Duvall, when he was explaining different kinds of municipal bonds…

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  5. Bart

    Guess I am in the same demographic as some others on this blog. However, at my age and disposition concerning the opposite sex and the need for “T”, my category is the one Walter, one of Jeff Dunham’s characters, has to say about such things. All I can do now is “run to the end of my chain and bark.”

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    1. Bryan Caskey

      “How well I remember the aged poet Sophocles, when in answer to the question, How does love suit with age, Sophocles, — are you still the man you were? Peace, he replied; most gladly have I escaped the thing of which you speak; I feel as if I had escaped from a mad and furious master.”

      – Plato’s Republic (Book 1)

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