NBC rejects suggestive PETA commercial as obscene.
Vegetarians behind People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) say their meat-free diets make their sex lives superior, but NBC will hear nothing of it.
The network rejected PETA's racy "Veggie Love" Super Bowl commercial, saying it depicts a level of sexuality that exceeds their standards. (Was it the suggestion of asparagus penetration or the suggestive pumpkin licking?) Actually, NBC submitted a blush-worthy list of additional shots to be cut before the commercial is resubmitted. It included "touching her breast with her hand while eating broccoli," "pumpkin from behind between legs," "rubbing pelvic region with pumpkin," "screwing herself with broccoli," "licking eggplant," and "rubbing asparagus on breast." Lucky for Love Buzz, the commercial doesn't exceed our standards. Check out PETA's commercial here:
Well, this begs a question–and it's not whether broccoli is available for a booty call. Do vegetarians really have better sex?
Well, research does indicate that vegetarians struggle less with impotence. According to the Erectile Dysfunction Institute, 90 percent of all impotence cases are caused by physical factors including high cholesterol, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Each of these can be controlled and even prevented by a low-fat, vegan diet, says Goveg.com. More fun facts: Vegetarians are 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease; meat-eaters have three times the obesity rate of vegetarians and they are nine times more likely to be obese than vegans, who happen to be an average of 10 to 20 pounds lighter than the average adult meat-eater.
YourTango's take: healthy people have better sex. But if PETA wants to use sex to sell animal rights, so be it.