I think some people are misremembering how sexy corporate ads were in the 1980s. The bigger the corporation, blander the advertising was more likely to be. Pepsi putting Michael Jackson in its commercials, but if Hasbro had published the Monster Manual? Probably would have been a lot tamer. If anything, megacorporations get away with more overt sexuality in their products now than they did 30-some years ago (the jiggle-in-everything era was the 90s, not the early 80s), it's just the ubiquity of easy-access you-know-what has made it less noteworthy to show a busty woman in a bikini. What hasn't changed is corporations are pretty sensitive to getting a bad rep from people with big microphones scolding them. How the scolds dress and the language they use has changed, but the underlying dynamic hasn't.