If you’re planning to visit a sex shop and it’s your first time, then don’t be scared. Sex shops really are not as intimidating as they seem and as long as you are prepared for what you might see, it shouldn’t be too much of a shock. So what exactly can you expect to find in an adult shop?
There will likely be a section dedicated to adult toys. These can take the form of dildos, vibrators, cock rings, fleshlights, love eggs and anal beads, to name a few. The ladies’ and mens’ toys are usually separated, so don’t worry about accidentally picking up a butt plug or your (male) other half heading for the clit toys. The toys will range from those designed for absolute beginners to the more hardcore models, so be aware you might see things you never dreamed even existed!
From simple, beautiful lingerie to tops with in-built handcuffs, there’s something for everyone in the clothing section. Whether your fancy is a sexy nurse or fireman, or simple garters and stockings, you’re sure to want to buy something. Some of the more full-on pieces may have ball gags or whips that accompany them, so don’t be shocked.
DVDs are to be found in this area. Whatever it is you’re into, you’ll find it here. With ingenious titles such as ‘Charlie’s Anals’, ‘Dude, where’s my Dildo?’, ‘ET: The Extra Testicle’ and ‘Forrest Hump’, you’ll be spoiled for choice. For those with less hardcore tastes, there are typically more tasteful pieces of erotica that you can buy, too.
For those with a taste for something sadistic, sex shops typically provide a bondage section. Offering everything from restraints and harnesses to strap-ons, it’s a section only to be entered with an open mind. Spanking devices, cuffs, hoods and electrical stimulators await you, so perhaps take a deep breath before you enter.