5 Subreddits Every Sex Tech Professional Should Join
Searching “sex tech” directly on Reddit can work, but you might miss out on valuable knowledge.
As one of the fastest-growing industries, sex tech research can be overwhelming for any professional.
One of the most common searchable sites next to google is Reddit. Subreddit communities have been a blessing when it comes to research.
Most people think the most valuable information comes from searching “sex tech” directly on Reddit. While there are sex tech-specific subreddits like r/SexToys, r/SexToysCollection, or r/ToyControl—sometimes even more beneficial knowledge exists on the peripheral.
That’s why we found five helpful subreddits that every sex tech professional should join.
The r/pyschologyofsex subreddit opens the conversation around the basics of psychology on sexuality. This thread features thought-provoking discussions between adults while hosting an open, communicative space.
Some posts contain information on sexual motivations, mental illness’s role on intimacy and sex drive, various research studies, communication between partners, toy recommendations, and technology—including virtual sex and apps that can teach you how to masturbate.
Any business owner should look into r/startups.
Here, you can find valuable information on the dos and don’ts for your startup. Other business owners network, share basic principles and experiences, and discuss hot-button issues. This subreddit helps business owners gain insight into building a startup.
For any industry, it’s essential to stay up to date with news. One helpful subreddit for this is r/naughtylistnews.
The moderator releases a visual newsletter of events in adult gaming monthly. Sex tech professionals may find this helpful because the games include everything from lust to love. Reading about sex from a gaming standpoint can help better understand what humans need sexually.
r/sexover30 is a great place to look, especially for a specific demographic for consumers over the age of 30. The subreddit includes questions from adults who are 30 to 55 years old expressing their curiosity about sex, relationship troubles, advice in bed, and general questions about sexuality.
Using these threads to conduct market research benefits anyone new or old as a sex tech professional. Find out who your customer is, their needs, and if your business model needs to change.
r/sex has over two million followers. Professionals can utilize this subreddit to find out what people are looking for regarding their wants and needs sexually.
By communicating their experiences with other Redditors online, we can hear an audience express how they feel about a once taboo topic. Being able to read these perspectives gives us a chance to design something that can benefit them. Sharing business ideas while communicating with people is a great way to get people interested in what you are selling.
Reddit can be used as a way to gain knowledge but also connect with prospects. It’s dependent on what you make out of it.
Editor's note: Future of Sex also has a subreddit—r/futureofsex—where you can keep up with our latest articles and industry news.
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