39 Places, People & Things….

NUMBER 14: SEX SHOPS

Once upon a time there existed these seedy little back lane stores that sold an array of magazines, video’s, toys and underwear.  They were the kinds of places that nobody would admit to visiting but let’s face it.  Almost everybody would, at some stage enter said establishment to peek their curiosity or even just stock up on some new goodies.

Fast forward a couple of decades and we now see adult stores on every street corner.  Well, perhaps not that common but rest assured, there are more than enough in most cities to keep people happy and erm, satisfied.

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I used to to enjoy going into these stores to people watch.  You would get all sorts of people from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicity.  The curious first timers were easy enough to spot as were the regular shoppers.  It was the in between people who were perked my curiosity the most.  Sometimes there is the art of the unknown when you are not quite sure what to make of somebody.  And the funny thing is, no what city you are around the world, the people inside adult stores don’t change.  Thankfully the days of the seedy fella in a long coat are behind us.  I have to admit, the first few times I ventured into sex shops as a teenager, they always seemed full of funny looking men who were always looking nervous.

One time however, when an ex girlfriend and I went shopping, we had the counter assistant advise us that we could not only use this new fan dangled lubricant for our pleasuring, it was also permissible to double it up as hair gel!  Yes, she even took some out of the sample and put it in her hair to prove her theory correct.  Needless to say we didn’t buy that particular product that evening.  Personally, I feel more couple could grow together by exploring their sexual fantasies and desires.  Too many people play it safe and become boring.  They lose the lust and passion.  Adult stores are a wonderful outlet to keep the flame burning when you feel it might be flickering.

It’s what I love most about adult stores though.  The complex characters you can find behind the walls.  And let’s face it, everyone has needs so why not utilize an adult store to spice your sex life up?  Life is far too short spend it being a prude.

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