How to Feel Confident Shopping at an Adult Store
People often feel nervous shopping at an adult store for the first time — for a variety of reasons. They worry about staying anonymous and maintaining their privacy. They still feel the stigma about sex toys and sexual pleasure. Sometimes they’re simply afraid of that stereotype that adult stores are all seedy places with sticky floors.
No matter what has you feeling nervous, shopping at an adult store like Jack and Jill Adult is something you can do with confidence, especially with a little help before you go. Check out our tips so your next experience at a sex toy shop is one you want to repeat because it feels so good to shop there.
Go Online First
If a local adult shop has a website, check it out before shopping locally. You’ll get an idea of what kind of products the store carries as well as what they’re all about. It’s also a great way to find the closest location to your home or the one farthest away (if you don’t want to run into anyone you know). Use this opportunity to check out their social media accounts and get a feel for the personality of the store. Yes, adult stores have personalities.
You want to know if this location is fun, open, and a place you’ll feel comfortable walking into. If their website doesn’t give you that vibe, you might want to keep looking.
Bring Someone with You
For many people, this “someone” may be your partner but it might also be an open-minded friend. Instead of walking into a strange place alone, you’ll have a friend or lover with you to talk to. This not all relieves nerves for a lot of shoppers, but it can make the entire experience even more fun.
You’re likely to see sex toys you never imagined before. Some are sexy, and some are silly. By shopping with someone else, you can laugh, ask questions, and even get ideas — without feeling so alone about it.
Have a Reason for Shopping
Do you need a specific reason to walk into an adult store? Of course not! Random browsing is always allowed and definitely encouraged. But if you’re unsure about your first visit, go in with a purpose. Going online first helps you out on this one because you might see a sex toy like a specific vibrator or dildo, that catches your attention.
Walk into the store knowing you want to look at a specific product, and you may feel more confident about being there in the first place. Once you go in the first time, you might not need this little hack again. But if you do, use it to help build your sex toy collection or to learn about specific adult toys before you buy.
Remember: Buying Sex Toys is More Normal Than You Realize
A lot of people feel uncomfortable going into a sex toy shop because they think other people are judging them, or they still feel the sex-negative stigma that’s all around us in society. As long as you’re a legal adult, there’s nothing wrong with buying sex toys or shopping in an adult store.
You’re not the first person to walk into a sex toy shop, and you won’t be the last. In fact, if you visit often enough, you might be surprised at just how many people buy sex toys, sexy lingerie, and fetish gear. If you’ve been told that your sexual desires are wrong in some way, you’ve been lied to. As long as you and your partner consent to it, the sexy things you want are more than okay — they’re completely natural and normal.
If you can remember that as you walk into an adult store, you may feel a bit better about your decision to go.
Not everyone wants to admit they buy sex toys or ever leave their house to do it, and that’s okay. We’re all entitled to our right to privacy. But there’s almost no need to feel nervous shopping at a local adult store, either. Even if you’re not entirely confident about it, just know that you’re not alone. A lot of first-time shoppers at Jack and Jill Adult Superstore walk in very nervous, but they also become regular customers who keep coming back. Why? Because the right adult toy shop helps you feel comfortable and confident so that you want to shop there again.
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