We get them here all the time. We all know what to do if we experience an erection that lasts “longer than four hours.” However, Saudi Arabia isn’t used to this type of marketing and viewers are furious over the Saudi sex pill ad that ran advertising “Snafi”, the Arabian version of Viagra.
You can see the video below of the commercial that had viewers fuming, calling the state run station demanding that they “set boundaries.” According to ynet news, Channel One in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia runs mostly conservative, family oriented programming but departed from that for a brief 21 seconds.
In the Saudi sex pill ad below (which is in the native language) the man comes home from a hard day at the office. He asks his wife how the kids are doing. She responds that they’ve finished all their chores. He on the other hand, has one more chore to do. She takes off to the bedroom. Abu (the woman says his name) heads to the bedroom after her.
The slogan that you can’t read says, “Snafi-it does the job.” Unlike the pills promoted here that warn of various side-effects, Snafi promises “36 hours of stiffness.” Hooray for Abu!
What do you think of the Saudi sex pill ad? It seems rather tame when compared to our standards here. As a matter of fact the commercial is downright corny. It’s just amazing to see how other cultures react in such a different way compared to us. It would pretty much take full frontal nudity to get our ire up. But even then I’m not so sure.
Channel One has pulled the ad due to the complaints.