Actually, it's a continuous-release application that must be removed after 3 weeks and replaced with another a week later. After those 3 weeks, there's 0 to minimal medication being provided. It's just an intimate accessory.
Ad saying; "Meet women in your area." Meet for what? To make me a mushroom omelette?
Even I don't get that one, but I see this is from before my time on AoM.
I keep getting this ad that switches from a fat to thin belly wanting to give me tips for a tiny belly.
I've seen that happen when I use Google Shopper. I'll look for something obscure (a part to a gas fireplace, for instance), and then ads for that item will show up on any number of sites I later visit. My guess is that someone searched for a good price on Nuva rings using your laptop, and now that cookie will occasionally affect the ads that show up on AoM, let alone NYTimes or Drudge. I haven't seen it happen for embarrassing searches, but it just goes to show that it pays to browse "in private" as a general rule, or to periodically clear out the cookies on your browser.
It's often more complicated than that. 1) Yes, if you search for something specific, or visit a particular online retailer, you are likely to get ads for that specifically. 2) But the advertising algorithms also match up what non-retail sites you visit and words you type.
Example of 1: I buy most of my clothes online from LandsEnd, and check sales there about weekly. I get LandsEnd ads all over the internet - news sites, other retail sites, etc.
Examples of 2: I made a comment about my pain-killers on Facebook after oral surgery. I still get ads about addiction rehab. Facebook has more personal ads and smaller advertisers, so is more likely than AoM to give you ads related to what you post, as opposed to specific searches. When I was engaged, I'd get ads everywhere, including AoM, for wedding stuff like dresses and stationery, even from sites I never visited.
Not examples: The weight loss ad mentioned is probably just general New Year's advertising, as is the Netflix ad I see right now likely just general advertising.
Someone looking for cheap Nuva rings online would quickly be frustrated and disappointed. Let's just hope that wasn't her bedroom experience, too.