PornHub Erects Its First Physical Retail Store In New York City

Pornhub, known as “the premiere online destination for adult entertainment”, has just erected its first ever retail store in New York City for the holidays. The store will sell limited edition Pornhub clothing, gear and premium sex toys.

The porn shop, located in SoHo, Manhattan’s shopping district, is classified as a ‘pop-up store’ — this new trend in retailing is taking the industry by storm as the traditional brick-and-mortar stores fade into darkness. Pornhub’s most popular stars, including Asa Akira and Dani Daniels will open the store on Black Friday (today) and close down on December 20.

According to High Snobiety ,

During the opening, you’ll be invited to interact with a camera that submits a live feed straight to Pornhub.com. Across the entirety of the opening weekend, a limited release of reissued garments from Pornhub’s recently sold-out capsule collection with streetwear brand Richardson will again be available for purchase, as well as other branded Pornhub garments.

 

The store’s launch is in partnership with the Museum of Sex, making various products from the Museum’s gift shop, including Taschen books, specialty aphrodisiac apothecary herbs and sex games. For lucky attendees, some of Pornhub’s most popular porn stars will also be making appearances, including Dani Daniels and Asa Akira during opening weekend. The SoHo store will be open for one month beginning on Black Friday (November 24).

Pornhub? Vice President Corey Price said in a statement emailed to Retail Dive,

As an online brand, we’ve been limited to interacting with our fans on the site and through social media. As we continue to increase brand awareness, and expand into new verticals, like retail, we are looking for new ways to interact with our fans. 

 

We thought it would be great to open up a store where fans can come check out the recent streetwear pieces we’ve collaborated on and some of our product lines. And what’s a better time to open up a new store than Black Friday? Now people can get gifts for friends, family and loved for the holidays!   

Price’s latest vertical stunt through brick-and-mortar retailing appears to come at a time when the website’s growth is in free-fall. Retail Dive said “the space in New York is designed to simulate the look and feel of the Pornhub homepage” and perhaps it will generate enough hype to boost website growth.

Pornhub’s pop-up shop is not limited to the United States, as it will capitalize on an international expansion starting in Milan, Italy for the holiday season. Pornhub is ranked #21 in the Untied States and #38 internationally, according to Alexa.

In summary, The invasion of porn in American culture has hit a new high, or rather low, this holiday season as one of the world’s largest pornographic websites expands into the brick-and-mortar spaces in SoHo and Milan. Add porn to the long list of vices that are eating away at America’s declining middle class (but glad to take advantage of America's even more rapidly declining legacy bricks and mortar outlets).

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Son of Loki Dsyno Fri, 11/24/2017 - 15:43 Permalink

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swmnguy Scar Bro Fri, 11/24/2017 - 09:45 Permalink

Oh sure, let's blame the Jews.  Because they've got a gun to the head of bored over-stimulated Americans.I've always found porn boring after the first few minutes.  People don't really act like that, or look like that.  After a couple minutes it's like watching a plumbing video on YouTube.But I'm in the minority, apparently.  I hadn't realized how huge a factor in our society porn has become until a couple things happened about a decade ago.  One was when I tried to do some prep work for a corporate event at a lavish beach resort, and couldn't get an appointment with the Convention Services Manager and was escorted off the property when I tried to look at the facilities myself.  Reason was, they were hosting the in-room video convention, which was all porn, and the whole hotel was crowded with naked people.  Suffice it to say they had to drain and sanitize the lavish and complicated complex of swimming and soaking pools, and hot tubs, etc.  They were closed completely for about a week to clean the place up, but considered it worth it because that's how much they make off porn.And then I was working at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, and saw all these twenty-somethings from Los Angeles, all mimicking porn looks, fashion and behavior.  It was really weird.  Once I saw that I started noticing porn influences all over our pop culture.It's moral decay all right, but it's caused by the social component of our economic system.  Everything is for sale.  Everything is a commodity.  All opinions and values are equivalent and equally valid.  Marketing can never offend a potential advertising or target group.  So what could more a propos for a free-range capitalist society than porn.  The people and the emotions and urges themselves are the commodity.  Doesn't take any talent, training or investment to perform in porn.  Unlimited profit with next to no capital expenditure.  It's perfect.

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Scar Bro swmnguy Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:16 Permalink

Oh really? So The jews only comprise 2% of the overall population but 48% of all billionaires and are similarly overrepresented as owners of porn production companies....but when it comes to the armed forces, they represent only 1% ie. underrepresented. So, like, what the fuck? This is normal? There is no underlying reason for this statistical anomaly. Nothing to see here?

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rrrr swmnguy Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:19 Permalink

 Most people have it backwards. What most people call moral decay is not what brings down nations or civilizations. Rather, it is the case that the collapse of nations and civilizations is caused when a significant portion of the population realizes that the system in which they live is becoming too dysfunctional to continue, and this implies a number of things. Most importantly, the implication of death in the collapse of systems looms large on the horizon, because when such systems are vulnerable they tend to be attacked, or they go to war for other reasons, or they cease to function and the population cannot rely on being able to obtain the food and other essentials that they need to survive. For this reason there is an increase in the impetus to reproduce, because when societies face extinction or traumatic population reduction, making babies is the best and most morally justifiable course of action to take. Therefore social morals become replaced by survival ethics, and this means that sex is no longer evil but urgently necessary, and previously valued morals are seen as irrelevant to the needs of humanity, which has always been the case, but which has not always been the most obvious fact. So civilizations are not destroyed by moral decay but morals are destroyed by collapsing societies, and the logical consequence is increased sexuality among members of the population. The thing to be worried about in this particular case is that a substantial proportion of porn is not intended for reproductive sexual activity but for masturbation, and masturbation generally does not produce babies. In this particular case then, the porn is even more likely to be thought immoral, whereas, in fact, it is exactly those persons who are most likely to masturbate, rather than those who are most likely to produce offspring, that you want to get rid of. Evolution, you know, not a deity of any sort, behind this reality. And of course this explanation is not necessarily entirely true, in terms of outcome, but the rest of it is too lengthy to explain here. There is something else that might make it a highly desirable phenomenon at this particular time and place, in terms of our survival as a species of biological organisms. 

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malek rrrr Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:48 Permalink

"So civilizations are not destroyed by moral decay but morals are destroyed by collapsing societies"
Great point which I fully subscribe to when it comes to sexual morals.

Here you tripped over your own logic:
"whereas, in fact, it is exactly those persons who are most likely to masturbate, rather than those who are most likely to produce offspring, that you want to get rid of.
Evolution, you know, not a deity of any sort, behind this reality."

Those person most likely to masturbate are the ones who are most likely to realize the magnitude of occurring collapse, and therefore either chose no to reproduce or don't even find a partner with the mindset they'd want to have and raise children with.
Evolution will "get rid of" them automatically, but the question is if that is the best possible way to overcome the collapse... and therefore if it's really those "that you want to get rid of."

Otherwise YOU could declare Europe "saved" by the immigration crisis...

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