I don’t know about you but, my first experience in a brick and mortar sex shop was not the most pleasant. With a salesperson watching my every move, I felt no privacy whatsoever. As this was supposed to be something fun and exciting to do with my boyfriend, I can only say that the experience was not at all as arousing as we had hoped.
So instead we decided to see if going to a sex shop online would be more our style. Just the fact that we could sit together at the computer screen and look at all that was available was definitely more pleasing. Just fantasising about using this or that, or explaining to each other how we would use this sex toy on each other, in total privacy was a definite turn on.
One thing we noticed, were the prices. The toys at the sex shops online were incredibly lower. Even after taking into account the shipping costs the final purchase price is much lower than the street shops. Some of these sex toy shops online even had free shipping if you buy for more than a certain predetermined amount of dollars.
Once we had figured out the sex toys that we wanted to purchase, we then had the chance to shop around and find the best prices. There are some great price comparison tools out there if look around. Shopzilla and Google Product Search are some of my favourite. They allow searching for a particular product and seeing the different online sex shops that carry them and compare the prices. So getting the most ‘bang for your buck’ is indeed possible (pun intended!).
So all things considered, here are what we find are the pros and cons of each sex toy shop:
Buying from a sex shop online, will save you money if you know how to shop and compare. You will also have a much more private shopping experience. We found that shopping from the comfort of our couch was fun, exciting and just led to more sex talk and teasing.
The cons however, are that you cannot actually touch and see the products. So to know if the vibrator you want to buy is big enough, or vibrates enough or just feels like what you want, is not possible when buying online unless the website has live chat. Some sites will offer live help to get answers to those questions that you may have.