No more, perhaps. Mr. Spurlock has uncovered a promising product
-- Fresh Balls -- promising to keep the land down under dry and
fragrant without resorting to allegedly carcinogenic and irritating
talc. Ingredients include tea tree oil and oatmeal. The Las Vegas
company behind Fresh Balls has been at it since 2009, landing
placements on Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel among other shows, but
"Mansome" gave it the best exposure yet, complete with filming of a
focus group of men trying the product (discreetly).
While Fresh Balls is carried by Amazon and other fine online
retailers, it continues to struggle to find space at the local
Walmart. And other
players will have to keep up the good fight, despite setbacks.
P&G, for example, once worked around the turn of the
millennium on a pad to soak up the dribble men leave behind after
using the bathroom, according to people familiar with the matter.
R&D folks even calculated how many drops men on average dribble
into their undergarments daily (the people familiar don't recall
the details, but rest assured it's shocking).
Even so, the project, jokingly called "the dick wick" by some,
never got traction with consumers, and some P&Gers even
believed it was little more than a way to toy with interns. A
P&G spokesman couldn't find much about the effort so many years
after the fact, but said it was never a formal project.