When we hear the term “adult store” we picture blacked out windows, neon XXX signs and men in trench coats sliding naughty DVDs into their pockets (or maybe that’s just me). And while there’s nothing particularly wrong with a sex store that falls into that stereotype, the adult retail community has grown to include so much more. Do a quick Google search in your city and you’re sure to stumble upon stores that strive to create a boutique-style experience for their customers.
Long gone are the days when sex toys were only seen as “marital aids” that were created for the sole purpose of spicing up married bedrooms. Sex toys are for everyone regardless of relationship status, gender or sexual orientation. You don’t even have to have owned a sex toy before or – gasp! – have had sex before. This leads me into my third myth…
Absolutely not! Every customer who comes into the store is unique. We have customers who have never seen a vibrator in their lives, some customers review sex toys for a living, others may know the difference between silicone and waterbased lube but have never heard of BDSM before. There is no knowledge test that you need to take before you’re allowed to enter an adult store.
First of all, there is nothing wrong with shopping in and purchasing something at a sex store, but I totally get you. You don’t want people knowing your private business, especially when it involves something so intimate. Honey Gifts has super discreet plain brown paper bags to carry your purchase out of the store, or you are more than welcome to pop your items in your own bag after buying. If you’re ever worried about packaging or what charges will show up on a credit card, give your local sex store a call. The staff will likely be more than happy to reassure you!
While I can’t speak for every adult store out there, Honey Gifts sells a range of items that can be classified as NOT sex toys. Many customers pop in to grab a favourite perfume, a comfy pair of every day underwear or cheeky Bachelorette gift. You definitely don’t have to be in the market for toys or bondage to browse our shelves!
What other myths have you heard about sex stores? We’ll bust ’em wide open!