18 till I die sang Bryan Adams and rocked the charts. He seemed to have touched a chord in the human soul
Oh to be young (preferably 18) , thin, rich, happy, forever in love, yada yada yada
Honestly I was not happy when I was young. I was a mass of insecurities. I wanted to be tall, curvy, have straight hair and the huge eyes most Indian women have. That is when I was in the mode of “I like having been born a girl.”
Mostly I hated being a girl. I wanted to be a boy, wear comfortable clothes or potter around the house wearing boxers and a vest. And have no curfew. Be able to brawl with other boys and curse, “Saala bhenchod!” without having the entire moral police descend heavily down on me, shocked.
I mean bhenchod is bhenchod, whether a girl says it or a boy. The meaning does not change does it? So why, someone please explain, why did they think it was earth shattering when I said so, and if my brothers did, no one turned a hair!
I was one unhappy girl …
18 is over rated, and so is being a virgin. Mercifully I grew older, and learnt to mind my tongue. And then I learnt that my virginity was precious and I was someone’s “amaanat.” What The Fuck? So in the spirit of ‘I don’t accept such freaking drivel and will not allow myself to fall into this mould’ I proceeded to take things in my own hands. I lost my virginity as soon as I decently could, and married a person I wanted to, I turned 18 much later. I never regretted either of those two things. Life is too short for regrets.
I thought I was happy.
I was mistaken.
‘Happy’ comes when one is comfortable in one’s own skin. That does not happen when you are young, especially 18; the skin is too new and uncomfortable. One is too insecure.
Mind you, I grew up in the Doordarshan days when ads about pimples, dandruff, weight loss, fairness facial and vaginal did not exist. Being young is being unhappy and insecure without our commercial ad makers to worsen things.
But now they rule the roost.
This ad made me laugh so hard that I almost choked …
It is pure drivel. Honestly if you want a tight vagina, do yoga. Its better and its free! And virginity is over rated. In these days when we have effective birth control, and can lead our lives the way we chose, why do we still get enamoured by such outdated concepts? Virginity … it does not even work in Bollywood movies any more.
But then it occurred to me that some young insecure kid may be watching it. Not a happy thought.
Edited to add tweets recieved from the manufacturer
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I requested more details and was sent this tweet
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