It took me a long time to become comfortable with shopping in an adult toy store. Admittedly this was because it took me a while to become comfortable with my own body and to know what I like and what I don’t like. It also took a certain level of maturity and confidence to walk into an adult toy store and not bust out in giggles when browsing the varied walls of toys filled from top to bottom.
I imagine that this is the same feeling that most newer adult toy shoppers have too. It can be intimidating, awkward, and maybe even embarassing, especially if there are other patrons browsing the aisles with you. You’ll probably notice that unless you’re in the party favors section, most patrons will work to browse a particular aisle alone.
But here’s the great thing about many adult toy stores these days: the sales people have been personally trained by the top vendors in the industry to skillfully and professionally educate customers about the products, to include their usage for maximum benefits, how they should be cleaned, stored and basically cared for. Just like anything else, take care of your toys and they will take care of you and last for a very long time.
That said, however, it would be hard to approach or be approached by a sales person who doesn’t look like the exude that discreet knowledge. Kids with tattoos, baggy pants, piercings and bright blue hair might not be the first person a mature couple would look to for advice on vibrators. But then again, you never know. I’m not judging as a person (because I don’t particularly care), but I am judging as a business owner and entrepreneur. Once day when Ultimate G Spot opens its first retail location, I can guarantee you that ours sales associates will be discreet, well dressed, professional, knowledgable, clean and approachable.
All of that notwithstanding, the best advice I ever got when purchasing a vibrator was from a girl who looked exactly like that person I first described; shocking white and pink hair, goth makeup, and a few piercings. However, she was very nice and, as it turned out, extremely knowledgable. Who knew that certain materials transfer vibrations better? And did you ever consider where in the toy the vibrator was located? Or how about how important variable speed control can be? But most importantly, and for all you ladies out there, if you’re looking for a clitoral vibrator, touch it to the end of your nose. The feeling you get up there is almost exactly like the feeling you’ll get down there.
And that, my friends, is the best advice I ever got.