Lysol douche ad: These are for real. And they might go a long way toward explaining the Lysol abortion stories, on two fronts. First of all, maybe some of those "abortions" were actually messed-up douches, attempts to reinvigorate the marriage, per the ads. Second of all, if something is known to kill germs (Killing germs is a good thing, right?), and it's touted by experts as healthy to put into your body, how could putting a little more of it in a bit deeper be that much of a problem? I could see some befuddled, anxious woman thinking that.