In this video gallery The Local has gathered together some of the most steamy French TV commercials over the years, including that infamous one with the Perrier bottle from the 1970s, that was subsequently banned (perhaps understandably - watch it!). The French are known for being liberal - especially when it comes to sex - so it's not a surprise that some of these raunchy adverts fell foul of UK advertising authorities. Others came under fire from women's rights groups, which found them offensive and demeaning. Check out the list and see if you agree.
Photos by Manolo Mylonas