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04.12.09

The 8 Sexiest Commercials

A naughty British razor commercial is raising eyebrows stateside, which got us thinking about our favorite sexy commercials past and present.

Not All Metaphors Are Subtle

This hilarious, double entendre-laden U.K. commercial for the Wilkinson Sword Quattro razor certainly looks innocent enough. In fact, we caution the faint-of-heart to watch with the sound off. You can also see the toned-down American version here.

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Not All Commercials Are Subtle, Either

Even muting the sound won’t stop this commercial from steaming up your computer screen. Watch as Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi goes to town on a Hardee’s burger.

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And Now, Something For the Ladies

The classic 1994 “Diet Coke Break” commercial proves that women haven’t cornered the eye-candy market.

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Really Not Subtle

Aussie chanteuse Kylie Minogue gyrates on a mechanical bull in this provocative ad for the aptly named British lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, proving Victoria doesn’t have nearly as many secrets abroad.

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The Heiress and the Hamburger

Padma isn’t the first woman to get up close and personal with a big, sloppy hamburger. Check out Paris Hilton’s ad for Carl’s Jr. The burger itself may only make a cameo appearance, but do you really care?

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Eat More Veggies

Big, dripping hamburgers aren’t the only things getting the sexy commercial treatment. This pro-vegetable PETA ad was banned from the 2009 Super Bowl for its complete lack of subtlety, which is really saying something.

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Herbal Essences Makes Women Organic

This classic ad features a woman going all When Harry Met Sally for Herbal Essences shampoo. We’ll definitely have what she’s having.

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Charlie’s Angel to the Rescue

Lest you think scandalous commercials are a post-millennial invention, here’s a saucy 1973 spot featuring Farrah Fawcett suggestively soaping up Joe Namath.

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