It all started with a simple question…and exploded into a hilarious conversation that had us in giggles. A mum innocently asked whether Aldi stocked certain intimate products and the reactions were hilarious.
The most controversial conversation on the Aldi mums facebook group is usually about stinky chicken. But one shopper spiced up the discussion by asking whether the discount supermarket stocked intimate products such as contraception and sexual health items.
“Does Aldi sell lube?” was certainly the conversation starter of the century.
Many members were shocked that the woman had posted the question, being that it is pretty far removed from the regular “what’s the best Aldi ice-cream to buy?”
Others were laughing out loud at the unusual enquiry.
“This is hilarious,” one person commented.
“Is this for real?” asked another.
Asking For A Friend
The original poster confirmed that the question was authentic but then claimed that she was ‘asking for a friend’. Hmmm…yeah right. We all know what that means.
Some more creative Aldi shoppers suggested some substitute products.
“Yes…if you’re imaginative,” one person replied.
“They sell vaso,” another said.
Others said that the discounted coconut oil, extra ‘virgin’ olive oil or perhaps ‘vagtable oil’ could possibly be used as a substitute for true intimate products.
In more tongue-in-cheek comments, some shoppers suggested buying a block of butter or even some yoghurt or cream for some lubrication.
“Nutella is good, snack for after too,” giggled one commenter.
Left High And Dry
But the winning comment has to go to this one:
“Probably a good thing they don’t sell it. You’ll get used to it for a couple of months and then they’ll discontinue it and you’ll be as dry as a vulture’s armpit!”
Of course, none of these suggestions would actually be effective intimate products. Oil-based lubricants (such as petroleum jelly) can actually weaken condoms, which would make them less effective.
Water-based lubricants are the preferred option and while lube may not be readily available at Aldi, you can easily purchase these at Coles or Woolies.
Clearly, the poster needs to do her shopping in Target in the US. We recently reported that the chain stocks a whole range of intimate products, including vibrators.
Would you buy intimate products at Aldi? Should they be adding these to their shelves? Tell us in the comments below.