Visual Argument Final- Aime Lonsdorf

First Viewing (No sound)

*A man and a women appear to be trying to have sexual intercourse

  • it appears very awkward
  • the video goes into several other couples trying to hookup in random spots and situations
  • it is an extremely awkward video
  • it is awkwardly funny
  • awkward is the only word that I am choosing to describe this video with because I believe that the video was intended to make people feel slightly uncomfortable
  • goes on to  show the words “bedsider”

*the video clicks over the bedside image showing different images that appear to have to do with sex

    • the images flash too fast for me to be able to tell what the mean

Following Views (with sound)

*there is an upbeat song that plays in the background of the awkward couples, making me feel slightly more uncomfortable. However, it is also a humorous feeling.

*each time i watch this ad, i still feel uncomfortable with how awkward they are making the attempts at sex appear

*again, i believe that the video was intended to be this way. sex is often awkward, especially when it is in the moment. The video seems to be focusing on in the moment sex.

*the end of the video claims vocally “you didn’t give up on sex, don’t give up on birth control either. There are more methods than you think. Find yours at”

*i missed this when the video was silent.

*this makes me think that the video was made by a more liberal organization because they are in favor of contraception and do not frown upon pre-marital sex

*i went to to learn all about the different options that people have

Some of the options:

*the shot: long lasting for up to three months and preferable for those who cannot take excess amounts of estrogen, a female sex hormone.

*the implant: a rod the length of a penny. According to the website, “there is nothing to think about in the moment and its easily hidden from everyone.” This confirms my thoughts that the organization is pro-contraception

*the “not right now method”: if you do not have sex, you will not get pregnant

*withdrawal: pulling out

*there were many other options with comical pictures which also indicated to me that the organization was liberal because it was geared towards young adults, knowing they would have sex and not wait until marriage like many conservatives think.


*the video clearly makes its point in the ad both through visuals, writing and vocals.

*it is funny and effective

*the song in the background adds a semi-dramatic, funny, awkward effect to the advertisement.

*the website is geared along the same lines and very effective

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1 Response to Visual Argument Final- Aime Lonsdorf

  1. davidbdale says:

    Two things, Aime, if you have time to revise once more before you put this in your portfolio.

    1. Lose the “textspeak.” I like the loose, casual nature of the writing here, but your portfolio is nonetheless a formal academic exercise, where lower case “i” and uncapitalized sentences are not well received.

    2. Replace “the video makes its point” with a somewhat more thorough and grade-worthy explanation its point. For extra credit, trace that point back through your earlier commentary to guide your readers to an understanding of what the ad accomplishes.

    Grade revised.


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