Essential Guide to Finding Quality Adult Toy Shops

Essential Guide to Finding Quality Adult Toy Shops

Feb 09, 2024

So you've decided to dive head-first into the tantalising world of adult toy shops. Good on ya, mate! It's a bit like stepping into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, only replace the chocolate with silicone and the oompa loompas with sales assistants who've seen it all before.

Don't worry, you're not alone in this. We've all been that deer in the headlights, frozen in front of a wall of gadgets that look more like they belong in a sci-fi movie than in our bedrooms. It's a wild ride, but that's what makes it so much fun, right?

Why Adult Toy Shops are a Growing Trend

Far from being seedy, dimly lit dens of iniquity, modern adult toy shops are bright, welcoming spaces, a far cry from the Victorian views some may still hold. Sure, there might be a few giggles and blushes at first, but this shouldn't keep you from exploring the glittering aisles of joy.

Let's delve into the numbers. A Nielsen report stated that in the land of sheep and Hobbits (also known as New Zealand) a whopping 41% increase was noted in interest for adult toys, and that's just in the last year.

Here's how the numbers stack up:

Year Adult Toys Interest Increase (%)
2020 41

Now it's no secret that more and more people are embracing the joy that these little bundles of fun can bring. In fact, it's turned into such a thrumming industry that it's beginning to look like a regular tech boom. Bluetooth options? Got 'em. Need a remote control? Of course! Want it to sync with your favourite erotic eBook? No problem.

But it's not just about the high-tech bounce. The adult toy industry has also seen a surge in eco-friendly and body-safe products. Sustainability and sexual wellness? Who'd have thought they'd pair better than a Hobbit and a ring?

And let's not forget about our dear mates, the ever-efficient and knowledgeable sales assistants. Remember the Oompa Loompas from Willy Wonka's Factory? Think of these assistants as the kink-friendly orange dwarved kin, guiding you through your journey of exploration and pointing you in the right direction without as much as a snigger or raised eyebrow.

Stepping into the world of adult toys for the first time can be like stepping into a chocolate factory, only instead of chocolate, it's silicone and instead of a river of fudge, it's a plethora of possibilities. Whatever your preferences, there's a world of fun waiting to be discovered.

Understanding the Different Types of Adult Toys

Well now. Aren't we getting to the juicy stuff in this store? Nothing gets the eyebrows raising faster than when the topic of adult toys pops up mid-conversational dart throw. (And don't pretend your mind doesn't occasionally wander down this risqué alley, you scoundrels!)

Let's make this an enlightening experience, not an embarrassing one. Knowledge, my friend, is power – and in this case, potentially mind-blowing power.

The Tech-Savvy Toys

In this age of zombies craning over screens, it's hardly a surprise to find technology creeping its high-tech tentacles into your bedrooms. Seize Silicon Valley's vision of pleasure with state-of-the-art toys like app-controlled vibrators and virtual reality attachments. Think about it: all this fun at your fingertips and no fussing around with complicated buttons – just swipe and enjoy! These can even be programmed to react to biological feedback. Ain't science brilliant?

The Earth Lovers

Don't panic, my green friends. Mother earth's sensual needs have not been neglected. Embrace the eco-dildo – a biological miracle, made of only Mother Nature's finest and sustainable materials. Rejoice in the notion that while getting your rocks off, you're also reducing the carbon footprint. Sensual satisfaction with a side of saving the planet – talk about a two-for-one deal!

The Old Faithfuls

In the grand landscape of adult toy land – there are some old friends you'll recognise. The classic vibrator – call it the "Ford T-Model of Pleasure". Simple, direct, and gets you from A to B in extraordinary fashion.

And let's not forget about their distant cousin, the Wand Massagers, those powerful stress-busters. (We won't pry into what you're using them to massage.)

So sprint, walk or tiptoe into this world of possibilities. We've got your back! So go on, explore your desires. May you find the "toys" that’ll turn your world head over heels without breaking the bank – or the planet! Code-named: a playground for grown-ups! Are you game?

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Adult Toy Shop

Alright lads and lassies, let's get down to it! Buying adult toys isn't like buying a sandwich, you know. You've got to be a bit picky! Doctor's orders, yeah?

First off, hazards! Not every adult toy shop's up to snuff. You'll find a lot of low quality, potentially dangerous items in certain shops. Even though we're all grownups here, nobody wants the equivalent of a toy gun that blows up in your face, eh?

So, first tip: Safety First! Always, and we mean always, look for products made from body-safe materials. For example, silicone, glass, and certain types of plastics are all generally safe bets.

Secondly, we've got to talk about kinks, I mean...specifics. Every person's different, aren't they? You're looking for toys that suit your needs and preferences. That could be size, shape, vibration settings, you know the drill. The key is to pick a shop with a wide range of products. The more options, the better chance you have of finding your perfect match.

Next, we've got to talk about how the shop treats you. Yes you, the customer. Let’s face it, dabbling in adult toys often brings up a bunch of questions.

So shops with strong customer support are where it's at. When you need advice or guidance, they've got your back. It's even better if the shop has an expert review or rating system because...well, who knows best if not the people who’ve already tried them out?

Also, we can't forget about privacy. Do pick a shop that values your personal privacy. Look for discreet shipping options and strong data-security practices.

Finally, mind the wallet. High quality doesn't always mean high price. You'll find good deals if you look hard enough. A good shop offers fair pricing and maybe even a tasty sale or two.

How to Find a Reputable Adult Toy Shop

Before you start chucking your well-earned cash around like confetti at any old joint with a neon sign, do consider this: not all adult toy shops are created equal. So, how to weed out the shoddy, the questionable and the daylight-robbers from those genuinely deserving of your business? Well, let's get stuck in.

Safety First

You're looking for a shop that worships safety as religiously as your nan fancies David Attenborough. All toys should be body-safe, meaning they're free of latex, phthalates and any other nasties that could harm your delicate bits. This means quality materials, people: medical-grade silicone, glass, and stainless steel are your new best friends.

Personal Preferences

You could find the safest shop with the shiniest toys but if they don't tickle your fancy, they ain't much good. Look for a shop that caters to a wide range of preferences. Some people like chocolate ice cream, some folks prefer mint choc-chip – it's all good. Same with your playthings: whether you're into good old-fashioned vibrators, fancy a bit of VR action, or even if you're not quite sure yet, they should have something for you.

Customer Support

Like a good bra, customer support should lift and hold you. If you're stuck between a Whirlygig 3000 and The Thruster Deluxe, y'know, standard Tuesday dilemma, the staff should be knowledgeable and ready to help. Live chat, emails, phone – they should be on it.

Privacy Matters

Yes, it's 2022 and yes, we have sex toys. But let's be honest, nobody wants their postman knowing about their personal purchases. Discreet packaging, hush-hush shipping, billing under a snooze-worthy company name – that's what we're after.

Fair Pricing

Last, but far from least – the price. A good toy's worth its weight in gold. But if they're heavier on the pocket than a kangaroo in the outback, steer clear. Don't sacrifice quality for cost, nor cost for quality.

Phew, you made it! Now you know the ropes, go forth and explore new experiences in the wide world of adult toy shops.

Tips for a Successful Visit to an Adult Toy Shop

Say you're stepping into an adult toy shop for the first time. Your eyes ignite with sparks of curiosity, yet your mind dances the jitterbug with questions. Worry not, explorers! The compass of expertise is at your disposal!

Firstly, prioritise safety. Imagine finding a toy that tickles your fancy; glances that exchange coy smiles. But, pause – are both of you safe, you ask? Be certain your newfound friend is made of body-safe materials. Check for labels like silicone, glass or stainless steel. You wouldn't wear a shirt that's prickly on the skin, so why settle for less in your intimate ventures?

Next, focus on resonance with preferences. If you're into bondage and you find yourself in the cuddly toys section, you've obviously taken a wrong turn. But who says there can't be a plot twist? Diverse options, my friend – is the holy grail. You're a cop in a donut shop here, with the world of sugary delights open to you.

Remember there is an unsung hero in your adult toy adventures, customer support. They aren't just making up the numbers, they're like the DJ at your party, ensuring everything runs smoothly. A friendly, understanding and knowledgeable staff can help you pick your poison perfectly. But don't go asking them for relationship advice – that's not quite their department!

Privacy matters. You ain't a member of a nudist society – and even if you are that’s cool, each to their own. But for those of us less brave, we want things low-key. If your package arrives in a box flashing 'Hot Buns Galore', that's more attention than you'd probably want. So look for assurances on that discreet packaging.

Finally, feast your eyes on the price tag. Fair pricing doesn't mean selling your family silverware. Quality adult toys don't come at your firstborn's price. But remember this: quality over quantity. No one likes a party filled with bland snacks, right? So why choose a lousy partner for your intimate ball?


So, you've made it to the end of our little expedition into the wild, wonderful, and occasionally weird world of adult toy shops. By now, you should be feeling like a bit of a connoisseur, ready to navigate those aisles with confidence and a twinkle in your eye.

Remember, it's not just about finding the biggest, shiniest, or most...ahem...adventurous toy on the shelf. It's about finding a shop that's got your back (or any other part of your anatomy) in terms of safety, quality, and customer support.

And let's not forget privacy. After all, nobody wants their nosy neighbour knowing what's in that package you've just received, do they?

Finally, don't let your wallet do the talking. Quality over quantity, my friend. Now, go forth and conquer those adult toy shops with gusto!

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