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Sex Store Etiquette

September 8, 2007

The T-Spot has your guide to not acting like an obnoxious idiot in your friendly local sex shop. My favorite bit of advice:

Do not screech, yell, scream or otherwise make loud, obnoxious noises, especially when accompanied with “OH MY GOD LOOOOOOOOK AT THIS THING!!!!! WHO WOULD STICK THAT UP THEIR BUTT?!?!?! HAHAHAH!” It’s really rude to the people beside you who *are* buying that toy, or the people around the corner who are totally into it. They’re not making fun of your sexual interests, so please do the same thing for them.

Most of the advice boils down to “don’t be rude.” If you can’t manage that, or prefer not to deal with other folks who can’t, you might try shopping online through outlets such as Smitten Kitten, Good Vibrations, or Babeland (formerly “Toys in Babeland”).

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2007 12:13 pm

    I cannot stand to shop at sex stores for this very reason.

    Well, that and they all smell like vinyl, which reminds of tire stores; or cherry air-freshener, which reminds me of gas station bathrooms.

  2. September 8, 2007 12:21 pm

    Ugh, you’re right, I really dislike fake fruity smells, especially combined with latex/plastic smell.

  3. October 1, 2007 6:23 pm

    I agree too.Thanks

  4. December 4, 2008 1:08 pm

    As someone with over a decade of experience in shops like these I’d like to point out that, yes, many people (but not all) can be very obnoxious. Interestingly enough, it has always been our more conservative, straight-laced clientel who feel that they have license to behave innapropriately due to the nature of what we sell. I.E: “Pillar of the community” in a business suit attempting to fondle a synthetic vagina. Common occurence. The worst are the gaggle of adult women who find everything “grosssss” but feel compelled to leer at the merchandise for hours on end. The so called “freaks” were always the most polite and easy to work with of all our shoppers.

  5. May 7, 2009 4:43 am

    Dear Rachel, I agree. I find the mix of shoppers at a sex shop are either the well-educated, experienced shoppers or the dare-me-to-go-into-the-store shoppers who frankly are the embarrassing type who giggle, shout, and total embarrass themselves. I would also suggest that the inexperienced use the anonymity of the internet to get educated and allow those of us who are serious shoppers to do our browsing in peace.

  6. March 26, 2010 10:21 am

    Id love to see the kinky bondage loving nympho go into a grocery store and fall about laughing at all the people buying bread and milk! there’s nothing wrong with what they are buying and you wouldnt look down on someone for buying food you dont like. These kind of people really ‘grind my gears’. Sorry to rant

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