If you are interested in buying sex toys, condoms, bondage material, lingerie, lube, porn or anything else that may serve to change your sex life, but you aren’t confident about shopping online just yet, then a sex shop is where you want to be.
If you have never been inside a sex shop, then you may have visions of S&M, scantily-clad women or even filth and grime. You couldn’t be more wrong. Sex shops look like any other store, except that the products they sell happen to revolve solely around sex.
So if you’re ready to head on down to a shop to do some browsing, and perhaps even make a purchase, here are some suggestions you may want to consider first.
1- Browse sex toys online beforehand
It is advisable to do some research at a virtual store before you head to a real shop. Check out what sex toys that the online shops have to offer and, when you find what you like, make a note of the product name and the manufacturer. Then head on down to the shop and make your purchase.
This way, you won’t have to wander around aimlessly and you will have an idea of what to expect at a real sex shop.
2- Go with a girlfriend
Whether it’s your girlfriend or just a friend (although a girlfriend is preferable), a woman may help you feel more comfortable in this environment as you’ll have someone to communicate with about the different products.
3- Don’t pass judgment
When you walk into the shop and the salesperson says, “Hi,” reciprocate the greeting. This isn’t a covert operation; there’s a demand for these shops, otherwise they wouldn’t exist.
As well, don’t pass judgment on other shoppers; they may be newcomers or veterans, but regardless, a sex shop client is not a whore or a gigolo. And neither are you. But even if you were, people wouldn’t know it just because you’re at a sex shop.
Consult the help, act natural and, of course, shop when the place is empty
4- Consult a salesperson
The people who work at sex shops are familiar with all the products in the store, so don’t be shy — ask for help. Sex toys can get expensive, so you should be well-informed before you make any purchase; I’m pretty sure there’s a no-return policy.
And if you don’t understand the purpose of a certain item, again, feel free to ask.
5- Act natural
If you think something is comical, it’s OK to show it. The first time that I went to a sex shop, I laughed a whole lot, but I did so discreetly. Don’t worry; the salespeople are used to it. Even if you think you’ve seen everything, you haven’t. Nothing is shameful.
6- Head there when it’s empty
While there is no guarantee that there won’t be anyone there at any given time, weekends and evenings will usually reap more clients than, say, early Tuesday morning. If you’re painfully shy about going to a sex shop for the first time, try heading there on a weekday so that you can fully understand how the establishment works.
shop till you flop
Sometimes a new outlook on sex can make your bedroom experience that much better, and where better to search for that outlook than at a sex shop? Even if you don’t want to buy anything, heading there with your girl could serve to give you new ideas.
Until next time, try to find what you’re looking for.