It would appear that the advertising campaign in the 80's where Lil-lets were seen as the "feminine route to freedom" and could "help with playing tennis and other games during times of tension" were all a sham.
The parents of Slaz Enger, potentially the next British Number 1 men's tennis star, are taking the manufacturers of Lil-lets to court over its claim in the 1980's that the product could help with playing tennis.
Mr Enger Snr said:
"I remember the advertisement claiming that using Lil-lets helps with playing tennis and other games. Our son Eng, a serious tennis player and future verbal abuser of line judges has been using Lil-lets for the past 4 years. I can categorically confirm that the product has not contributed to one set point for him.
"In fact, all it has done is render his nether regions extremely sore.
"I think it is grossly unfair for a product to make such sweeping statements, particularly at time when we are in between national tennis champions, that is, we have no one."
However, Claire Rayner, herself no stranger to ruminating on the benefits of feminine hygiene products defended the company:
"When I was fronting sanitary product advertising myself, I extolled the virtues of those with "wings". However, no one ever complained that they couldn't fly, hyjack a plane or that they couldn't hear "Band on the Run".
"And now that running shoes are referred to as "Claire Raynors" (trainers), well, what more could a girl ask?
"Except for a date with George Clooney."