Your Sex Shop Experience

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  1. SpoiledPrincess

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    The first time I went in a sex shop I was 16. My friend had jokingly asked for a vibrator for her birthday and I decided I'd steel myself and go and get her one. I took my bf of the time with me. After a quick look around to make sure no one who knew me was near the shop we went in. There were a few guys in looking at dirty magazines, as they saw me come in they all looked rather shifty and turned their backs to me while they furtively carried on flicking pages. We stepped to the counter and waited. From the room off the shop the assistant entered - he was like a caricature of a pervert, a cheap grey suit, the trousers a little too short, his back a little hunched over, he was wearing glasses with lenses so thick his eyes were magnified behind them and he had a ginger comb over - yes honestly :tongue: He took one look at me and started rubbing his hands together a la Uriah Heep as he asked what we wanted. I made the mistake of squeaking 'we want a vibrator, it's for my friend'. He smirked as he began laying vibrators out on the counter mentioning their different qualities as he did so. I just wanted to get out of the shop so I pointed randomly to one that looked about right and said 'I'll have that one'. To my horror he picked it up and turned it on, then while I stood rooted to the spot he grabbed my hand and began running the tip of the vibrator along the back of my hand while drooling 'imagine that on your friends clitoris'. I pulled my hand away and confirmed I'd have that one and we left the shop as quickly as we could.

    I've toughened up a lot since then and my friends often ask me to go and get them vibrators because I'm the only woman they know who'll saunter up to the counter and ask 'which one has maximum' vibrations. I've also learned never to say 'it's for a friend'.

    So have you had any embarrassing or funny sex shop incidents. Are you able to walk in without going red and slap an arm long list down on the counter or do you sneak in and out as quickly as you can.
     
  2. rob_just_rob

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    One of the better sex shops around here is "Just For Her". Obviously from the name it's geared to women, and the selection of books, toys, videos, seminars, etc. reflects that.

    I've taken 2 or 3 girlfriends there to shop for fun accessories. The most amusing experience was when 2 women attempted to pick up my very straight then-girlfriend - she embarassed easily, so I stayed away and let her talk her way out of that. She was pissed off at me for not bailing her out, but not mad enough to prevent her from going back to that store a second time. :biggrin:
     
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    I had decided to buy a larger dildo than the ones I had when I found this site and so I went into the sex shop and found a 8x5 jelly dildo and took it to the counter.
    The lady serving looked at the dildo and looked me up and down and asked me if I wanted something smaller commenting that I was a tiny lass and I might find it uncomfortable.
    The other day when I went in to buy my 8x6 I was grateful there was a diffrent lady on the counter who didn't bat an eyelid at the size of the dildo I put on the counter. I paided for it and left.
     
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    Despite them working in sex shops I often find the guys on the counter blushing. I tend to go in the seedy back street ones rather than Ann Summers which you can find on the High Street, I've found the High Street ones sell shoddier goods with a higher price. Maybe the guys in the seedier shops aren't used to women going in.
     
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    I remember visiting my first adult store while visiting San Francisco at a still-tender age.

    I cannot even fathom today the paranoia I experienced during that now vaguely-comic episode:

    - I first had to "zero in" on the street itself (Polk Street), 95% of which is as mainstream as it gets, zigzagging between 3 parallel streets so that people wouldn't automatically brand me as "gay" (in San Francisco!!!) for just walking down Polk Street!!!

    - I then proceeded to zero in on the store's block by walking past it 4-5 times from across the street.

    - When I finally inserted myself into the store itself (which it turned out was not even gay-only). It took me about about 30 minutes to lose that "I'm just doing research" attitude and pick the damn magazine (my first gay publication ever).

    - It then took me about 15 minutes to get the exact change in cash and rehearse my part as a confident gay porn shopper.

    - It took me 10 blocks despite the freezing Pacific wind to lose my red lobster complexion.

    P.S.: I have made up for the lost time ever since, and then some.
     
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    Oh yeah Dom, I was like that too, I was convinced practically everyone I knew would be in the street, I could have saved myself some time by going in disguise :)
     
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    My first time in a x-rated video/bookstore was kinda unsettling. My boyfriend was too high-falutin' to walk in and see what they had so I was forced do the (he he) dirty work. I wandered around and looked at the various stuff they had in the sale bin when I heard "Hi". I looked up and saw a tall thin man in - I kid you not - a trenchcoat leering at me. He tried to start a conversation and the clerk at the counter must've noticed I was uncomfortable and told him to leave me alone and let me finish my shopping. The tall thin man left and I finally found the gangbanging film I was looking for ($3.99!), paid for it at the counter and thanked the clerk for his kindness. He smiled and said it was okay and to bring my friends in next time.
     
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    A friend and I had gone to purchase a pipe to smoke pot with, our adult store is half adult toys and a basement full of videos... and half pot smoking paraphernalia. Anyways my friend and I went in there and there was this very large lady.. and she randomly started telling us that guys always asked to see her on webcam and stuff. My guy friend was horrified lol, he'll never go back.
     
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    Oh you should give her his phone number :)
     
  10. whatireallywant

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    I love going to sex shops! I don't know if that's unusual or not, but hey...

    I've recently "discovered" one here that is pretty close to where I live, called The Shades of Love, and it's probably similar to the one rob_just_rob was talking about called Just for Her. The Shades of Love has classes too... I just went to their striptease class tonight, in fact! :smile:

    The only problem I have going into stores like that is that I could spend a fortune in there if I had the money. :biggrin1:
     
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    I've never had a perved at or uncomfortable experience in a sex shop. Maybe I frequent a different kind of shop or go in at a different time of day but I never met a sleeze and most of the counter staff I've dealt with have been nervous young men or chatty 30+ women - I prefer the latter type - they give good recommendations. Most of my toy buying experience in person, not online, has been in Ann Summers shops which I love. They don't hassle you while you're browsing and they have a good range of stuff.

    Hardcore DVDs are on sale here pretty much anywhere non-porn DVDs are (bar supermarkets) so buying those is a different experience. I rarely feel embarassed, I just try to be vigilant if there are people in the queue with kids - last think I want is an angry mommy shoulting at me for waving the cover of Anal Intruder 357 in her toddlers face.

    My most recent experience was great fun - In the past I've mainly shopped alone but I had my partner with me. We were shopping for a few different things and I had to ask the very helpful lady behind the counter if they had any bigger cock rings... she was very attentive and helpful to my friend after that :biggrin:
     
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    I was surprised when my wife was willing to go into Susie's in Reno, Nevada. It is clean and stuffed to the gills with a wide range of "toys". The lady at the counter was quite helpful in showing my wife how the vibrators worked and had tried quite a few of the items and was willing to give her opinion. All in all a pleasant experience.
     
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    Along with some friends I went to one on a school trip to Frankfurt when I was 17. The guy running it told us some tall tales but we had no money to sample the 'offerings' so we covertly peeped at the mags before he threw us out for being penniless teenagers.
     
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    We have a really nice sex shop near the mall where i live. They have an open door policy for their dressing room as long as you're married, so i can see my wife in a lot of HOT outfits without having to buy them all.
     
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