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Help Us Create the Best App for You

Sh! have some very exciting things in the pipeline!

Following our crowd-funding campaign (launch mid-Sept) we’re creating an App. We are going to be running customer research workshops over the coming months, to get feedback from all types of Sh! customers, to help us build the best app for you! Interested in joining? Please fill in the below form…

If you attend one of the sessions, we will give you a £20 Sh! Voucher to say thank you for your time and feedback.

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Vacancy: Sh! Manufacturing & Operations

We’re looking for a special someone to join our fantastic Manufacturing & Operations team.

The right applicant is someone who:
  • Prides themselves on their great attention to detail
  • Is amazingly creative but has excellent practical abilities
  • Wants to be part of a team and help offer the great customer care Sh! is famous for
Duties include:
  • Manufacturing of Sh! own-brand leather & rubber products
  • Ensuring that operations run smoothly
  • Supporting the shop floor & web sales team

Start Date: Beginning of September 2019

Based at: Sh! 31-35 Pitfield Street, London N1 6HB – right in the heart of trendy Shoreditch.

Hours: This is a part-time position, 2-3 days per week

Interested?

Please send your CV + covering letter to Aphra@sh-womenstore.com outlining why you’d make an excellent addition to Team Sh! 

Shop-Documentary

Documentary Series at Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium

A new sexual revolution is underway! Sex is no longer a subject to shy away from, and — you might have noticed — sex shops no longer have to be seedy man-holes.

Even gender itself has started to become redundant. And in the age of hashtags (#metoo #timesup), of swiping left and right to fix up dates, the rules of sexual engagement are being rewritten.

Sh! is at the epicentre of all these trends, and since opening 26 years ago has been ahead of the sexual curve — providing a hub for an uninhibited conversation about sex in a warm and safe environment, and championing the women’s perspective.

Which is why we, as a couple of documentary filmmakers, have approached Sh! to develop a TV series about the Emporium. We’d like to find out more about the Sh! clientele, why they shop here, what their experiences have been, and what journeys they’re going on.

Whether you’re straight, gay, trans, pan or bi; whether you’re old or young or something in between; whatever size you are, or shape, or religion, whether you’re able-bodied or indeed tick many of these boxes (Sh! customers assume pretty much every form) we’d love to hear from you.

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At this stage we’d like to have strictly off-the-record conversations to find out your story. All conversations will be treated in complete confidence and with absolutely no obligation to take part in any filming.

If you would like to set up a phone call or meet up then please get in touch with the production team at shthedocumentary@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you,

Carly & Nick

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VACANCY: Part Time Web Sales Operative

We are currently looking for an organised and cheerful person to join the Sh! HQ Operations Team.

Job Title: Part Time Sh! Web Sales Operative & Operations

Hours: Monday – Friday / 27hrs per week

Based at Sh! HQ, 374 Station Road, London E7 0AB

Purpose of Job: Processing mail order sales and support the day to day running of the Operations within the business, so as to maintain and develop sales in accordance with agreed business plans and ethos.

Requirements:

  • Good command of English language, both written & spoken
  • Excellent phone manner
  • Excellent  attention to detail
  • Excellent customer care skills

The role also involves seeing in deliveries, packing products & stock checking.

Please email your CV + Cover Letter to Aphra@sh-womenstore.com

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Open All Hours

My Vagina Writes a Tinder Advert

At Sh!, we discuss all aspects of sex openly and frequently, and recently we found ourselves sharing online dating experiences in general and Tinder experiences in particular.

For those unfamiliar with Tinder, it is a virtual wonder of swiping left & right until you find a suitable match – hot hookups made in smartphone heaven!

If you’re not looking to be swept down the aisle – or even off your feet – hookups are the way to go. Getting laid by a Tinder date is much like a shagtastic McD: quick, satisfying and instantly forgettable. It requires little effort and you can get up & go at a moment’s notice. What’s not to love?

Being the forward-thinking, feminist women we are, we all agreed we want our vaginas to experience first-class swiping only (with lube obv), so we decided to ask our muffs what they’re really looking for. They are, after all, an essential part of our torrid shenanigans…

Dear Vag, what are you looking for in a potential hook-up?

A classic tall, dark & handsome lover perhaps? Or maybe a career-focused individual with own tech-company and strong spending power? Or – oooh – a bedhead with a husky voice and well-developed vocabulary?

As it turned out, our vaginas are not so discerning…

One claims to be “Open 24/7!” and another is looking for a fine dining experience with “Likes Eating Out” as its hook…

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“Short-haired minx. Enjoys purring, licking and being stroked in front of a roaring fire on a winter’s night… No tom pics please.”

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“They say you are what  you eat and everyone calls me a pussy…”

Our vaginas are bold (bald, in some cases), brave & badass, cheeky mares demanding pleasure at the drop of a pair of panties – who even knew?!

We’d love to hear what your vag or peen has to say – drop us a comment below and we’ll share the best ones on Twitter!

 

Sex Shop Diaries: Eggciting Times

Sex Shop Diaries: Eggciting Times

“I tried one of them rabbit vibrators once, but I didn’t like it…it got tangled in my pubes.”

Rabbit vibrators, and all versions thereof, may be the most popular sex toys in the entire world, but that doesn’t mean they work for everyone. The comment above just goes to show that one rabbit in the bush isn’t always better than two in the hand… Rabbit vibrators aren’t usually classified as Health & Safety Risks, but we suppose that depends on how it is used. :p

Rabbit Ear Vibrator - Used purely for clitoral stimulation, where it thrills the sides of the clitoris..

And talking about rabbits, this super-cute, ergonomically-shaped bunny vibe with 10 settings is a perfect Easter treat and has been very popular with customers in the shop this week. It’s designed for external use only, and if you work it out per orgasm, you’ll find the value is *much* better than any money spent on a chocolate egg…

I tried that Tenga Egg. I didn’t like it.” The male customer looks at our surprised faces – this is unexpected: a man who doesn’t enjoy a session with a Tenga Egg? Really?!  We’re keen to find out more and ask him what it was that didn’t work – not being penis-owners ourselves, we have always imagined that Tenga Eggs are literally the best sex toys for men ever. “It chafed my penis,” he replies.

It takes a few horrified seconds before the penny drops and we ask if he used the lube that is handily packed inside every Tenga Egg. “No, I didn’t use the lube,” he replies and wanders off before we have a chance to ask more questions. Suddenly the chafing makes a lot of sense – he’s rubbed himself raw by not using the all-important lubricant… Ouch! Always add a generous drizzle of lube, people!

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We are very excited about the Easter Egg Hunts we have planned for Good Friday and Easter Saturday – we’ve been hatching clues for teams to hunt Tenga Eggs in our shop in Hoxton. We’ll keep the competing teams plenty lubricated with glasses of fizz as they hunt high & low, and the winning team will walk away with a hamper of sex toys to keep them occupied for the rest of the Easter holidays.

Fun Fact: it is a rare day when no one buys sex toys, but Easter Sunday is the annual day of no sex. No one (we repeat: no one) buys sex toys on Easter Sunday. It is the one day of year when family commitments & religion wins over the pleasures of the flesh.

But then it’s Bank Holiday Monday and all is well again.

Bank Holidays do seem to heighten arousal, and strap-ons and kink paraphernalia practically fly off the shelves. We find that couples are keen to try new things on Bank Holidays (or as we like to call them, “Bonk Holidays”) and many customers reach for the butt plugs, for example. Whatever you get up to over the weekend, we hope you have an eggciting time!

We’ll leave you with this gem from a rather thirsty new member of staff:

Newbie: “Ooh, they look nice! What are they? Are they energy drinks??”

Manager: “No, they are masturbation cups for men…”

Tenga Soft Tube Cup £14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sex Shop Diary

Sex Shop Diaries – Spring Cleaning

Spring has arrived – hello sunshine! – and sex is high on the agenda again. Fruity couples are furtively squeezing each others’ buttocks when they think we can’t see them – hello CCTV! – and old sex toys are being dusted off. We recently recommended an annual spring clean of the toy drawer and it seems we have inspired a good clear out. As you’ll find, we have most definitely gone above and beyond standard customer service requirements with some of these!

One enthusiastic customer showed up with her entire vibrator collection in a bag one morning, suggesting they may all be faulty. Clearly beyond the 30-day guarantee, we still slipped on latex gloves and politely set about inserting batteries into each vibrator. We found that each toy was working perfectly. “Oh good“, she said, “I just wanted to make sure before I used them“.

Another customer posted back a near-empty bottle of lube, wanting us to exchange it for a full one. We decided it must be an elaborate April Fools’ joke and promptly popped the jiffy bag in the bin.

We got a call from a customer wanting advice on how to best deal with her “smelly dong”.  Turns out she’d brought a rubber dildo to a sex party, and managed to offend other guests with the smelly item. After she emailed us a photo of the dong, our suspicions were confirmed: a product sold by a competitor less concerned with body-safe materials. The only advice we could give was to throw it away. We offered a good discount on a Sh! silicone dildo instead, so next time she parties, she can proudly show off her non-smelly, body-safe plaything.  Lesson learned: if it smells fishy, it probably is…

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Body-Safe Sh! Dildos

It’s your lucky day!

The customer beams at the shop assistant, who is looking a little confused. And maybe uncomfortable.

The customer hands over three full bags, with tail-ends of a couple of crops sticking out of one. This particular shop assistant is new to the job, and it’s clear she doesn’t quite know what to do. “You can have it – it’s great stuff!”  The shop assistant takes the bags and starts to look through them, tentatively. A fine collection of  BDSM gear is stuffed into the bags; paddles, cuffs, a leather thong…and a small teddy bear in a kinky outfit.

Unfortunately there is nothing we can do with used products, we can’t resell them. So instead, the bags are shipped off to our warehouse for disposal. It was a very kind thought, lovely customer, but we are unable to keep the used toys. However, for anyone reading this and wondering what to do with unwanted playthings; we have a good article on how to recycle sex toys here.

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Returned BDSM equipment

A gentleman comes in, leaning heavily on his crutch. He’s looking to buy a new dildo for his female partner, and we ask if he knows what style & size she might like. We discuss the various designs and he settles for a dildo of a not-unsubstantial size. We suggest adding a bottle of lube to make the experience more comfortable and he eagerly obliges. As he leaves, he is practically skipping out of the shop – leaving his crutch behind.

It is clear: sunshine & sex really does make everything better!

 

 

 

 

 

2016 – Our Best Moments

2016 – Our Best Moments

They say time flies when you’re having fun and it’s certainly true for Team Sh! Today we’re looking back at all our favourite moments of 2016. This slip-slidey trip down memory lane happened with the help of our blog and Facebook – both very neat diaries of all the fun stuff we do in the name of work. 🙂 We hope you enjoy reading about our moments as much as we enjoyed living them…

The Great Wall of Vagina

This year started off with something that is massively important to us not only as staff working at the first female-focused sex shop in Europe, but also as women.

Big panels of white plaster-casted vulvas, better known as The Great Wall of Vagina was delivered to Sh!, having travelled from Brighton in a snazzy sports car driven personally by artist Jamie McCartney. For anyone unfamiliar with his groundbreaking work, it is definitely worth hopping over to the GWOV website to find out more about the 400 vulvas McCartney plaster-casted in order to create several feet of truly stunning pieces of art.

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Women travelled from all over UK to see the panels in person and many were overwhelmed by the variety of vulva on show. “I thought vaginas were all the same” is a sentence we heard more than once.

We want women to love their lips and to know that whatever they’ve got is both beautiful and normal. Unless you have a troupe of female lovers through your bedroom, you never really get a chance to see what real women look like;  the images of vulvas that are readily available are too often from porn and having been nipped, tucked, bleached and plucked to within an inch of their life, they give an unrealistic idea of how women actually look.

The exhibition was a collaboration that has been years in the making, and we’d love to be able to bring it back at some point in the future.

Happy Birthday!

We love a good celebration and Sh!’s 24th birthday was an excellent reason for cake & bubbles! We invited friends, family, customers, neighbours and passers-by to celebrate with us. (We found that there is nothing quite like free cake to entice people in.)

A a small, independent business, we are *so* proud of having remained at the forefront of the sex shop industry for so long and we’d like to take this opportunity to say **Thank You** to our lovely customers who’ve remain loyal to this l’il slice of sex toy heaven for so many years.

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We have a selection of of our best stories from the past 24 years right here on our blog. Enjoy!

Best Shop Award!

Taking place in Birmingham in June each year, the ETO Trade Show & Awards are highlighted on every adult retailer’s calendar. The ETO Show is where we check out new products, catch up with industry friends and party like it’s 1999.

This year we won a shiny ETO Award for Best Individual Store (woop!) and here’s what MD Ky had to say:  “To receive a similar amount of nominations as the big boys in the industry is a huge honour for our small (but perfectly formed!) company and to actually receive ETO Awards which we’ve done year on year thanks to everybody’s wonderful support is the cherry on top. So thank you to everybody who nominated and voted for Sh! – it’s such an uplifting endorsement from our peers that thrills us to bits!”

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And that’s not all – we won another award too!

We are so honoured to have won Best LBQ Business Award at the Planet London Awards!

The awards have been running since 2013 and exist to celebrate  the hard work of grass roots event organisers and community businesses who are committed to improving the lesbian, bi and queer scene. This year almost 4,000 women cast 47,523 votes to decide the winners across the 40 categories. Now that’s a whole lotta women taking the time to vote for their favourite businesses, like Sh! Thank you!

Sexual Pleasure For All

We spent a warm Saturday in June at a beautiful location right here in London, talking about sex toys and all the pleasure they can bring.

COSRT (College of Sexual Relationship Therapists), the UK’s leading organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues, invited us along to an all-day event for their members. Seeing as far too many health professionals are rather sex-negative, it was a huge deal for us to be included and we thank COSRT for their open minds and willingness to look at new ways of offering advice & solutions for their clients.

We brought along a suitcase full of useful products and spent the day explaining how they work and who they might be good for – and we’re delighted to say that the assembled therapists seemed to really enjoy our unorthodox show-womanship!

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PRIDE

Pride is a wonderful time of year for us and we always look forward to the celebrations. This year, celebrating Pride felt extra significant and we spent several weeks spreading the love. We raised money for the Orlando Survivor’s Fund by auctioning out specially made rainbow dildos and we wore rainbow bands with Pride.

Here’s what Ops Manager Aphra had to say:  “Being a married gay woman living in London, it is easy to think that the world has moved on in its understanding of love & sexuality. Yet the horrendous events in Orlando show how little things have really changed.”

Read the full blog piece here.

Celebrating Pride

Boys, Boys, Boys

The invitations for fun kept coming and next up was an afternoon with Brook and a group of young men from Hackney in east London. We’ll put our hands up to this one – teenage boys aren’t our target market and in all honesty, we usually avoid them like the plague.

On this occasion, however, we were pleasantly surprised: the guys were polite, interested, and keen on learning more about female arousal and sexuality. *High five, fellas*

Keen to break the ice and get everyone comfortable, we charged ahead and asked their names, and their preferred words for male & female genitalia, and penetrative sex. Dick, pussy and sex were the main ones (no surprise), but the word “beat” threw us a little. “Beat” is (apparently) East London slang for sex. We image a conversation would go something like this:

“Whatcha doin’ tonite, bro?

“I’m gonna beat my girl, innit.”

“Cool bro – enjoy!”

The mind boggles.

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If you fancy reading about our day in a very warm green house with a group of lovely lads, just hop on over to the Sh! blog.

Many thanks to Brook, the young people’s sexual health & wellbeing charity, for giving us the opportunity to come along to their new project  @ComeTruPleasure – we had such a great day!

Vaginismus Awareness Day

Over the years we’ve met hundreds of women living with a wide variety of vaginal issues, with vaginal pain and pain during sex being the most common complaints. It became clear to us that something had to be done.

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We designed and manufactured the world’s first vibrating silicone dilating kit (celebrated with a round of pink bubbles), and to date we have given away dozens of free kits to psychosexual therapists, doctors and nurses all over the UK.

And from there,  www.vaginismusawareness.com and the first National Vaginismus Awareness Day was born.

It was an important day for us, the female guests and bless him, the lone male rocking up (kudos for not drowning in the sea of estrogen, fella!) who attended the event. Bubbles (well, any cause for a celebration…), fantastic speakers and an allround atmosphere of joy made the evening great.

We focused on Vaginismus this year but we’re hoping to expand the event next year, as we want to include a greater variety of reasons for vaginal pain.

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We have since found out that our soft vibrating kit helped one couple conceive. From not being able to have or enjoy penetrative sex at all, there is now a much longed-for baby on the way – congratulations you guys!

After having smashed the barriers surrounding painful sex, we decided to carry on smashing taboos and menopause was next on our list…

Move Over, Menopause!

Menopause is usually spoken about in hushed tones, if spoken about at all. In true Sh! style, we decided to shout loud & proud about it and invited a panel of magnificent women; TV personality & Author Christine Webber,  Sex & Relationship Therapist Sarah Berry and Author & Editor Zak Jane Keir for an evening of menopausal fun & frolics.

There was bubbles (…we can see a theme forming…), cake, book readings and Zak’s rousing talk on what it’s like to be a porn star in your fabulous 50’s. The shop was overrun with women in ‘mid-life & beyond’ – all keen to get a closer look at sex toys, lube and erotica… We lost control of the frisky women and we loved every second of it! Sometimes it’s just better to stand back and watch.  😀

TedX East End Supper Club – Dinner & Sex

Combining three of our loves (good food, white wine and sex talk), there was no way we weren’t going to accept TedX East End Supper Club’s invite to join the fantabulous Alix Fox for an evening of Indonesian dishes and sexual innuendos. Great guests, great talks and a fun Q&A made the evening into the juiciest Sunday night this year. We sat next to Helen Croydon, author of Sugar Daddy Diaries, and made friends with Sarah Forbes, author of Sex in the Museum. 

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Best Place to Visit

We are almost at the end of this year, but there is still time for more favourite moments to happen.

Like this one: we won Best Place to Visit in boldly-named website fuck.com’s Best London sex Shops!

Open since 1992 as the first-ever “for women” erotic boutique and cater to the discerning woman who wants to shop in a safe place. Their rules are a bit more relaxed nowadays, with the first floor solely reserved for the ladies and couples, but the basement is a come-one-come-all space to find every kinky need. The selection ranges from the educational with sex manuals and erotic novels, to the exciting, with an impressive selection of strap-ons and vibrators, all with helpful staff to find your ideal item for any price-point. 5/5

Thank you, lovely people!

Christmas Party in the Shop

This year, we decided to do the Company Christmas party a little different. We invited family, friends, neighbours and local businesses for fun n’ games in the shop, along with us. The festive spirits flowed as we played pass-the-sex-toy parcel and musical statues. Guests had a great time and the atmosphere was on top – and once they realised there was free sex toys to be won, there was no stopping them!

After the shop shut at 8pm, the open-house evening turned into staff & close friends only. We played our annual game of **FACE** and we wouldn’t be surprised if the excitement could be heard all over the Square…

…which turned into shrieks of horror when one guest, jumping for joy, managed to smash his head straight into a lamp shade made of heavy glass… Ouch!

Smashed Light

Thankfully his head fared better than the light!

We expect the fella has a sore head this morning, but rest assured no blood was spilt. Next year we’ll have to ask guests to wear helmets before partaking in the games. 🙂

The evening ended with a conga-line of guests wanting a spank or two from our delighted Store Manager, but in order to save blushes we’ll just leave it there. *wink*

It has been a truly wonderful year and we’re looking forward to much more in 2017.

Have a wonderful Christmas, y’all!

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Sex Shop Etiquette: A Guide!

Sex toy shopping is a lot like normal shopping, albeit for often more thrilling purchases! No special rules apply. You don’t require any special skills or experience, we are here to help you with all your questions. And there are no stupid questions…

All of that said, there are a few basic rules we’d like shoppers to abide by.

Don’t try the toys.

We don’t mean you can’t touch them or turn them on. You can, absolutewly!

It’s exactly why we display all our toys so you can feel them, hear them and find out how they work..

But we’d prefer it if you tested a vibe by running it against your nose (this is a good way to get a sense of how it will feel on other sensitive spots!) rather than down belows. Please do not try and use the sex toys in the shop it’s weird for everyone and we will ask you to remove said toy from your pants.

“This has happened once or twice, the toy-down-the-pants-thing. It’s awkward for everyone. The first time, the customer was politely asked to leave the shop (removing the toy first). She came back a couple of days later and she brought us a half-eaten slice of cake by way of apology…

The second time was no less awkward – this one tried to make a run for it, vibrating toy still in her panties. There was a stand-off outside the shop and the Manager stopped short of fishing out the vibe herself. Whilst this was all going on, there was an erotic book reading taking place in the shop. The author, bless her, just carried on reading.”

Save it till you get home.

We get it, sex toys or erotic classes can be exciting. Shopping for a new toy with your partner, or learning about a new area of bedroom indulgence, can give you a little erotic thrill. But please don’t act on that until you get home. Definitely don’t take a strap on and sneak off to the loos – we will notice!

 

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We haven’t tried everything.

We sell many, many sex toys. We just don’t have time for everyone to try everything. And even if we have, we won’t tell you to buy what we like because everyone is different. We want to find the best toy for you, not list every sex toy we’ve ever tried. So we will always try and guide you towards telling us what you are looking for and work with that, we know about all the toys but not necessarily from first hand experience.

“..and we don’t have champagne-fuelled orgies after hours. Sorry!”

And we might not share your kink

Everybody has a thing. Whatever you are into (between consenting adults and all that) is good and great and we love that you enjoy your sexuality and are comfortable with it. That doesn’t mean we share your specific kink, this is like the sex toy thing. Different strokes for different folks, and even if we are also really into your love of bondage/piggyback-rides/root vegetables we are probably not going to be talking about it. So ask us for help, but we are probably not the only people in the world who will understand your love of carrots.

 

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Consider ‘would I say this to someone in Tesco?’

Well maybe not quite. But just run what you are about to say through in your head and think, would I ever say this to someone in any other conversation? Will this be a story this retail employee will tell when they go home?

“The really awkward one is when a customer asks about our sexuality and sexual preferences. How does that even matter? Would you ask the cashier in Tesco if she’s a lesbian? No, you’d buy your pint of milk and be on your merry way… Whom we chose to fall in love with, and sleep with, has no bearing on our abilities to do our job.”

Just be chill

Basically just be chill. It’s interesting and exciting and we don’t mind a little enthusiasm but please be chill and not creepy. Don’t paw at the staff, don’t follow them home on the bus, don’t phone up to ask weird questions because that is somehow what gets you off. We’re sure 99% of you would never consider doing any of these things and the 1% who would might not be influenced by our frantic appeal for chillness and reasonable behavior. But still,

Be cool guys.

“Don’t ask for our socks – we’ll get cold feet.”

“And please don’t follow us – that is really creepy. And if you do that again, guy on the 55-bus, you’ll get reported to the police.”

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Sex Shop Diaries – The Week Coming up to Valentine’s Day

Sex Shop Diaries – The Week Coming up to Valentine’s Day

The first two weeks of February are even more exciting at Sh! than usual. We admire new products, mould dildos with red hearts, order pretty lingerie and the shop, unsurprisingly, is full of activities.

Monday

To my surprise, 2 elderly nuns step into the shop. I almost schoo them out – I don’t know how familiar nuns are with pleasure products, and it feels improper that I should be the one to teach them..! They quickly get over their surprise, say it’s a ‘very colourful shop’ and then toddle back out, smiling.

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Tuesday

tenga egg lovers editionI spend the afternoon writing about Tenga eggs – masturbation toys for men, basically. Not your usual type of masturbators, mind… There’s no pretend lady-lips (of either the upstairs of downstairs variety) just a fun egg, textured on the inside, for him top slip into and slide up and down…

I manage to seduce myself with my descriptive writing, and end up wishing I had the equipment required to enjoy them. If I was a man, I would have a whole row of Tenga toys and then just use them one by one.

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Wednesday

Class days are always exciting, especially the Blow His Mind oral sex workshop that I’m  happy to say is one of the most popular, complete with specially made Sh! dildos and lots of flavoured lube! The group of ladies arriving are very excited and keen to learn – glass of bubbly in hand we start with studying hot spots Bob, the anatomically correct dildo and piece de resistance, before moving on to lubes, chocolate body paint and normal size dildos for the practical part.

No doubt their fellas are in for a Valentine’s treat!

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Thursday

Bubbly & CakeThe absolute highlight of the week was our pre-Valentine erotica reading in the shop, with fabulous writers Zak Jane Keir, Kristina Lloyd, K D Grace, Elizabeth Coldwell and Elena Hexthorne. It was a fantastic full house evening, the pink bubbly was free flowing, the cupcakes lovely as usual. The reading took an unexpected, wonderful turn when one of the guests’ husband started to translate all stories to sign language – and we begun to think that he has to be a fixture for all future reading, it was so sweet, thoughtful and funny.

Huge thanks to all the writers who contributed and everyone in the audience for coming as well – if you didn’t have a chance to come by, do click on the link above and read the tasters. You may find a great bedtime story for Valentine’s Day.

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Friday

A new book has arrived – How to Talk Dirty- and I toy with the idea of doing a how-to-talk-dirty class. That would be fun and empowering.Thinking about classes, I email the supplier who sent me lollipops to use for the Blow His Mind workshop. The lollipops were absolutely huge – we couldn’t get our lips around them…which mostly defeats the purpose.
She replies immediately, promising to look into the possibility of having smaller ones made – so our classes may become even sweeter soon!

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We hope you all have a fantastic Valentine’s weekend! (Oh, and we are open as usual, just in case you need a last minute little something for your boo or yourself.)

Love,

Team Sh! xxValentine's at Sh!