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goofydadog
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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.

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EugeneO
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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.
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LGLab
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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.

That’s your opinion, marketing research proves otherwise :P

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goofydadog
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That’s your opinion, marketing research proves otherwise :P

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.

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doru
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authors could offer alternative safe for work previews. like keep the sexy but if someone wants there is and alternative version with landscapes and city views.

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