Sex sells has always been an ad concept, from the flirty banter of the James Garner / Mariette Hartley Polaroid commercials of the late 70s and early 80s (?) to the even less subtle, more recent, shampoo-gasmic Herbal Essences commercials ... and the many more rife examples that exist.

But how much is too much? Bloomingdale's has apologized but apparently can't pull the ads because they're already out in print.

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Funny, risque is one thing ... poor taste entirely different.

Building on the uproar of the Starbucks cups controversy, opinions / thoughts about advertising -- is the public just too sensitive?