How to find a good sex shop


Buying sex toys can be awkward. Especially if you’ve walked into a sex shop, that is only interested in selling you something…anything. However if you’re lucky enough to find the right sex shop, each visit can be fun, full of information and discovery. Here are a few tips on how to find a good sex shop near you.

  1. Good customer service and non-pushy staff

The worst part of sex toy shopping is having someone pounce on you and pushing products that you’re clearly not interested in! Or even worst, being told that every product is ‘amazing’. When the staff is trained well, they should be asking you questions about what you are looking for and helping you find the right toy. They should also be knowledgeable about toys, materials etc.

  1. Clean and clear displays

I like it when a sex shop displays their products in a simple and clean matter. To me, it shows that they care about the products they stock and want to sell the best in the market. When I walk into a store that has a million products everywhere, I feel like their main purpose is to turn a profit without regard to the quality and safety standards.

  1. Variety

A variety of toys can make shopping more fun and stock rotation means that every time you come back there could be something new! There should be a range of toys falling into different categories; couples, anal, g-spot etc. The price range should also cover all sorts of budgets.

  1. Inclusion

When walking into a sex shop you shouldn’t feel out of place regardless of sexual preference. It’s supposed to be a place where you can be open about your sexual desires. If you feel uncomfortable, then it probably isn’t the right sex shop for you.


It’s hard finding a reputable sex store, especially if you live in a rural area where options are limited. In these cases I would suggest a reputable online store on Google. For my non-American readers, check out these sites that have made a list of reputable sex shops in your local areas: sex shops in Sydney for my Australian readers, sex shops in Toronto for my Canadians readers, and check out this list of good sex shops in London if you live in the UK.


Keep in mind that shop assistants also react to your behavior. The more natural you feel and behave that more open and helpful they will be.

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