The "Sex Sells" principle doesn't just mean you put a pretty lady in an advertisement or throw in some subliminal sexual imagery. Sometimes, products are just marketed by bombarding you with pictures of men and women about to make sweet, sweet love.
Not only does this make the man or woman think "I will get laid if I buy this product", but it also puts an unconscious link in your mind between the product and lovemaking. Not a bad strategy. There's a reason this technique has been used for decades across the globe - it works. Let's take a look at some great examples of this time honored technique.
Note: Due to the fact that there's simply too many examples out there, I'm only going to show you one specific trope: like the picture at the top of this post, each has the chick on the left, the guy on the right, both giving each other "the look of love".
|I dig the tight sweater/tourneket, but the boob blouse is even better|
|Mr. Furley wasn't the only guy that could rock an ascot|
|I can't decide if wearing a Charlie's Angels shirt is gay or unbelievably cool.... or both.|
|All joking aside, I would literally kill a human being for this sweatshirt. It sounds extreme, but so is my love for this shirt.|
|"personal space" is not a word in his vocabulary|
|maybe a little kinky element going on here... or maybe I'm just a pervert|
|Not only do we have the Look of Love, but there's also phallic imagery here.... can you guess what it is?|
|This looks like the beginning of a porn, not a travel brochure. If this is what it's like in Connecticut, I think it's time for me to grab slice of Mystic Pizza.|
|Is Mister Rogers getting this young lass blitzed on Four Roses? You go, Fred.|
|"Try these, they never quit".... I sense a double entendre here somewhere|
|Watch out, brother. Remember shrinkage.|
|This ad is famous for its supposed sexist nature. What do you think?|
|Not to sound crude, but given her expression, I think he's pleasuring her right now.|
|"soft pack" or "hard pack".... which does he have? My money's on hard.|
|Oh, hell. What's that in her hand?.... whew (wiping sweat from brow), it's just the pepper shaker. False alarm. No subliminal sexual imagery here.|
|His right hand is currently playing in the 'sandbox"|
|Travel tip: If you're in Germany and see two people in the pool give each other this look, get out of the water as fast as you f***ing can. Things are about to get ..... (clears throat) unconventional.|
|The look in their eyes seems to indicate home-slice in the white suit is probably getting lucky tonight (especially considering Coke had traces of cocaine back then). Sadly the soda jerk will have to live up to his name all alone.|