Sunday, November 7, 2010

Vulvodynia on 19 Action News: "Off Limits"

19 Action News -- the only news team in Cleveland with a chopper, and also the only news team in Cleveland that uses expressions like "thugs" and "just horrible" -- is advertising a health special they will run on Monday, November 8: "Off Limits -- A Medical Alert."

"19 Action News with a frank look at a growing phenomenon," their website says. "Married couples who have never had sex.

"It's not because they don't want to...but rather because they can't.

"Go inside the strange, embarrassing condition affecting millions of women that no one's talking about.

"Nobody, that is, except 19 Action News!"

I couldn't have written a more fabulous teaser myself!!!

Nowhere on their website or in their commercial do they say what the condition is -- but I've got a hunch.

And, of course, I'm going to be out of town! I won't be able to watch! I'm hoping they post the story to their website after they air it. I'll be sure to follow up with you guys!

On their homepage, 19 Action News is running an expandable header that says


Then, when you expand it, it says


19 Action News. Honest. Fair. Everywhere.


  1. WTF???

    What kind of marketing is this?

  2. Oh dear. I can't help but laugh. I get that sensationalism sells, but they're hardly the first news station to do a 90 second piece on vulvodynia or vaginismus. Unfortunately, none of the pieces I've ever seen offer any solid information as to what the condition is or how to treat it.

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