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  • squinny

    August 8, 2022 at 4:36 am

    Have a new weirdo formula & I just finished it! 

    A Pole Dancing grip glue, organic of course!! 
    I seem to get all the pole dancers ha! 
    Although, this guys wife just won Australia’s got talent & now has been sent to the finals of America’s got talent doing her pole dancing routine with the pole adhesive grip!! 

    I hadnt seen this thread before and wow I havent laughed this much in ages so thanks all for lifting my day! Bit sad now though that I missed the Aussie Talent show - too funny (there are so many bad reality shows here now there’s little else on - TG for Netflix :)

  • dr-catherine-pratt

    August 8, 2022 at 5:48 am

    Glad you enjoyed it Squinny! Certainly nice to share and have a laugh.
    That is two pole dancing jobs I have had in a decade, and my main goal in life is to make sure I keep my daughter off the pole. 
    The women take pole dancing classes and also enjoy taking their daughters along as well for the exercise?????
     I say absolutely NOTHING good can come of even being near a dancing pole designed for stripping off clothes for men?? 

  • squinny

    August 8, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Ha totally agree Dr C. I feel sorry that some woman have to go to this level to make money - It cant be an easy thing to do. I know here in Australia that a few years ago Pole dancing for fitness was quite a thing! I prefer pilates and walking by the beach (which I do daily - the walking that is - when weather permits anyway) :)

  • ketchito

    August 8, 2022 at 11:15 am

    I used to do aerial dance (silks), and always came across a group of women that did pole dancing. I even tried (being a man) once to get on the pole, and it’s quite an exercise, so my respects to pole dancers…from the fitness point of view, of course 😊

  • PhilGeis

    August 8, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    antimicrobial toilet paper

  • PhilGeis

    August 8, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    I too have the greatest respect for pole dancers as well as all similarly situated artists.

  • microformulation

    August 8, 2022 at 5:44 pm
    I didn’t Formulate it but I was at the company at the time. Another Chemist had been approached to make a “spray-on protector” for sunless tanners. That team (I was in a different department) was directed to make a spray on silicone that could be wiped away preventing discoloration of the hands and soles of the feet.
    The client loved the product and approved it. They did a demonstration. Well, they didn’t keep in mind that silicones have great lubricating properties. They applied the product, the test subject stood up, and immediately their feet went from under them like a pair of rollerskates. They tried 3-4 more times before resting the project.
  • markbroussard

    August 8, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    @Microformulation … LOL!

    Reminds me of a guy who contacted me who wanted to develop a spray for the soles of the feet to cool them as you walked on the hot sand at the beach.

  • squinny

    August 9, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Ha ha love it Mark we have a tree here in Far North QLD Australia (yes joke) called a Thong tree that grow throngs to wear on your feet when walking on hot sand and they seem to do the trick hee hee :) Cheers
     Here is one of my partners:

  • Herbnerd

    August 9, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    I was asked to work on flavoured lubes for a dominatrix customer. The product may not be particularly weird - it’s how she wanted to ‘pay’ me that was the decider to not continue any further.

  • dr-catherine-pratt

    August 9, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Yes I thought I would get some pro pole dancing comments. 

    Have a few questions:
    1. Do you have a 14 yr old daughter?
    2. There are many different types of excercise. Where do you think a pole could lead. 
    If there is a minuscule chance that anything my daughter does could lead her down the wrong path, would you take the chance?

    Sorry but there is NOTHING good about this area of life. I feel sorry for women that have to spend any time there. I wouldn’t be positive about it, I would try to help them out from it! 
    That’s all!  
  • Stanley

    August 19, 2022 at 6:19 pm


    (1)   A beauty product line targeted toward male genitals

    (2)   An all-natural vaginal and anal bleach/whitening product.  And a companion cream that tightens the vagina

    I don’t consider these items wacky.  As the population because more free and accepting of sexuality… items will become more popular. bleaching creams have been popular in different segments of the population for years so why not brighten where the sun don’t shine.. I have been asked to work on these items to when I was freelancing for an adult company….

    Something very wacky… creating a formula that would would bring a man to a state of attention in 10 minutes or less……This was going to be sold overseas.

    A lip buzzer balm for the sensitive female part….. :s

  • dr-catherine-pratt

    August 20, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Isn’t that just called Viagra?

  • Stanley

    August 22, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    @”Dr Catherine Pratt”  :D :D

    That is what I thought!  It was rather interesting project.  :)

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