Why do some theme authors think they need to put real disturbing images of women in their theme previews? This happens a lot on ecommerce themes.
I like to show clients a few themes so they can choose one they like, but I have to exclude a lot of good themes lately, as images of scantily dressed people in odd poses, do not give a good impression.
This has been discussed on the forums before.http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/guys-stop-sexualizing-women-in-your-mockups/115051
Ultimately I think it comes down to some people thinking sex sells or, at the very least, get a buyers attention enough for them to take a look at the item preview.
That’s your opinion, marketing research proves otherwise
Not with proper people it doesn’t. Not when you’re dealing with an upmarket crockery shop, or an old estate agent or any of the well-dressed – middle age type persons my clients always seem to be.
I have had complaints. Many complaints.