Sunday, September 22, 2013

Love Your Bum: Let it Go Bare

About ten years ago a bath tissue company in the United Kingdom ran an advertising campaign that was both tasteful and unabashed about showing peoples' naked posteriors - of all shapes and sizes.  Following a scrolling montage of them, the advertisements concluded, "Love your bum."

You can still find the clever ad on You Tube by clicking Velvet: Love Your Bum on You Tube .

Here at the Platypus, we couldn't agree more with their message.  Sometimes our backsides need some TLC too!  Treat yourself to a nice bath.  Then, either wander outside to your private sunning area or go to a sunlit window if you don't have a private area outside or if it is too cold. If no window is available, lay a sheet across a heating pad or massage unit to give your glutes a treat .

Lay down and let the warm rays caress your skin.  (It's better outside, with a nice breeze... believe us!) Stretching out helps... we spend a lot of time in chairs, which is tough on lower backs. Being surrounded with some fresh air rather than being bound up in clothes will do your derriere some good. 

The bare in the air approach is the perfect remedy for diaper rash too, by the way.  Far more effective for soothing an infant's skin than creams and sprays.  And much more economical, not to mention being better for the environment. In older children, potty training is simpler when there are no clothes for them to fumble with.

If all this is too much  "tail talk" for you, we apologize.  But we do think your body will thank you for some extra freedom.  Remember to carry your towel and use sunscreen if you're going to be out in the sun for some time.  We don't want you to get burned.

You put that tush to a lot of use during a day.

Bare Platypus now offers products with Platypus artwork at the Bare Platypus Souvenir Shop .  You can get a tote bag or a coffee mug, a t-shirt, or all three!  Plus there's more to come.

These designs are one-of-a-kinds that you won't find elsewhere.  Tasteful enough that you can show or serve them to all guests, but unusual enough (and always bare) that they can help you get a conversation going.

You're invited to visit!