Since adult shops first opened, they have always been leading edge of the future. Before you close your eyes and click off this page, let me explain all about why adult businesses lead the way.
Sex started the century as a taboo, frowned upon and shunned. Slowly the first naughty photographs and books come out. For years sexuality was misunderstood, but gradually the adult industry grew and changed with the times.
First, to understand the power of film.
As early as 1896, porn was being turned into movies. So even amongst the first movies, adult cinema was a pioneer. They were perfecting angles, lighting, and promotion and distribution against the mainstream population’s expectations.
Porn Chooses VHS and Blue Ray
With the advent of VHS and Beta, you could argue that the reason VHS won the video market was because the PORN Industry favored it.
This was because of the lower cost, which saw the adult industry pick VHS as the preferred choice for adult home videos. This is primarily considered the turning point that propelled VHS to ultimate victory.
Then In 1988, Sony conceded to the rival format producing its first VHS video cassette recorder.
This was also the case with blue ray and HD. The porn industry chose blue-ray because of the amount of data that could be stored.
Then Came the Internet
No single person could argue that the porn industry did not see the internet’s benefits before the mainstream business.
They created websites and worked with online payment and created web stores faster than typical retail businesses.
Today 10 of the top website on the internet are porn sites. They allow you to watch free clips earning money primarily from clicks on ads, sound familiar.
Always a Grey Area
The Adult industry and most adult businesses always works in the grey area of social expectations and, as such, consistently pushes the boundaries of current laws and legislation. In fact, one of the reasons Australia has such an exacting classification system is because of the porn industry pushing the bar. One could argue that they are a business and only meeting needs that are hidden below the surface.
Synthetic Marijuana and CBD
Whether you think good or bad, Adult shops were some of the first businesses that bought synthetic marijuana to the mainstream, showing how popular marijuana would become if sold in shops.
Now people are openly discussing legislation. Even the CBD was being sold in sex shops before the government had even heard of it. Now CBD is mainstream and being sold in a chemist.
The Conclusion on Adult Businesses
As a future Adult business owner, whether it is a shop or website, you will be in an industry that has always been ahead of the future. The business you are interested in leads technology and innovation, bring product systems and services to Adults before they are even heard of by the mainstream.
We are not saying do anything illegal. We are saying a lot of the times, things you sell will be brand new, which means legislators will never have heard of them.
To be successful in the adult world, you need to recognize trends and meet your customers’ needs before realizing they need it.