Promo Video at Sh!

We’re Looking for You!

We are calling out to all those in the Sh! community who’d be willing to feature in short 3 minute film which will take our blossoming brand to the next exciting step.

To do this authentically and with inclusivity,  we need YOU, our wonderfully diverse Sh! customers and allies, to be involved…

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Directed by award-winning filmmaker CampbellX (right)  the video will feature interviews with individuals and couples, of all ages and sexualities, talking about how Sh! has affected them.

We’re also looking for diverse couples and singles to feature in non-speaking roles for beautiful, non-identifiable shots of sensual closeness (no nudity involved).

Filming, which will take place in Hoxton, London sometime between 13-15 December, will be fun and non-pressured (just like Sh!).
If you’d like to show your support and feature in our short film, promo video, please email me giving a small introduction of who you are and why you’d like to be involved: ky@sh-womenstore.com
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Sex & The Politics of Pleasure at Bloomsbury Festival 2018

Ky Hoyle, founder & MD of Sh! Erotic Emporium, the first female-focused sex shop in the UK, curates a rousing conversation around sex and the politics of pleasure with other sex-positive pioneers looking to inspire and empower women to find their true sexual selves.

Panel Curator:

Ky Hoyle, Founder & MD of Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium

Creator, founder, all round head girl and sexual retail pioneer of Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium; the UK’s first and only multi-award winning sex shop for women. Regularly invited to speak at events including International Women’s Day, Women of the World (Spotlight Debate Special exploring sex and sexuality), GenPol and the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation conference ‘Can education stop abuse?’. Currently working on her memoir.

Twitter: @MD_ShWomenstore | IG: @kyhoyle1 | Sh-womenstore.com

Special Guests:

Nichi Hodgson, Author & Award-winning Journalist

Author, broadcaster, and journalist living in London. She regularly contributes to the Guardian, the BBC, and Sky News on civil liberties and censorship issues, gender politic, and love & dating. From court-reporting obscenity trials to interrogating the adult industry, Nichi makes frequent appearances in radio and TV documentaries and debates on sexuality and society, and recent documentaries for the BBC include ‘Being Bisexual’ for the BBC World Service, and ‘Can Porn Be Ethical?’ for BBC Radio 4.

Her first book, ‘Bound To You’ is a real-life 50 Shades memoir, and her latest book, ‘The Curious History of Dating, from Jane Austen to Tinder’ is out now in hardback and on Audible.

Twitter: @NichiHodgson  |  IG: @NichiHodgson  |  http://nichihodgson.com/

Stephanie Theobald, Author & Journalist for Guardian, Elle, Sunday Times

Novelist, journalist and broadcaster known for her playful and thoughtful work around sexuality and feminism. She writes regularly for the Guardian, the Sunday Times, and Elle and is the author of four novels. Her new memoir is called Sex Drive: On The Road To A Pleasure Revolution. Oscar-winning actress and writer, Emma Thompson has urged the curious to, “Read it and quiver.” She lives between London and Los Angeles.

Twitter: @stephotheo  |  IG: @dvdobald  |  http://www.stephanietheobald.co.uk/

Reeta Loi, Writer, Musician & DJ, Columnist at Diva Magazine, CEO Gaysians

Musician and DJ aka LOIAL. She is CEO of Gaysians (gaysians.org), the UK alliance of LGBT+ organisations supporting the South Asian community. She is a DIVA columnist, is writing her debut novel and has been selected by Penguin Random House as one of fifty writers to watch. She’s part of the UK Black Pride team, a Forbes 100 woman founder and in 2018 ranked in the Guardian Pride Power List.

Twitter: @r_e_e_t_a_  |  IG: @reetaloi  |  reetaloi.com

Nimco Ali, Co-founder of Daughters of Eve

A feminist, anti-FGM campaigner and professional over-sharer. She has spoken at events, including Women of the World, The Girl Summit, and the UN Commission on the Status of Women. She has also won numerous awards, including being named one of the Cosmopolitan’s Woman of the Year 2010, BBC’s 100 Women of 2013, Red magazine Woman of the Year 2014 and 6th on the Woman’s Hour Power List 2014. Most recently she was named by The Sunday Times as one of Debrett’s 500 most influential people in Britain. She continues to campaign against the practice of FGM and for women’s issues and currently works for the Women’s Equality Party and as an independent adviser on a number of government and non-government bodies.

Twitter: @NimkoAli  |  IG: @nimkoali


When:  – 

Where: Conway Hall

Tickets: Tickets are free but we strongly advise pre-booking.
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Halloween Spooktacular at Sh!

Spooktacular Halloween Special

BOO! You are Invited to a Special Spooktacular Evening at Sh!

This is a FREE Invite-Only Event

Book Your Tickets Here

Gather all ye your friends and fiends
Because you know what Halloween means?
It’s the darkest, sexiest night of the year!
A night when thrills shift up a gear
A witching hour when anything goes…
A night for your naughtiest clothes
We have treats & tricks galore, in store
Playthings to tantalise yourself or your amour
Toys to bring out inner beasts and neck-biting passion
Because blood-stiring passion is always in fashion
‘La petite mort’ – the orgasmic rush
So come, come one and all, to Spooktacular Sh!

Start your you Halloween shenanigans with a visit to Sh!
and we’ll treat you to:

15% off purchases on the evening

Prosecco

Sweet treats

Tarot card & rune readings by Madame Vulva

 

This is a FREE Invite-Only Event

Book Your Tickets Here



Not a Sh! Loyalty Card Holder?

Loyalty CardNo problem.

We wouldn’t want you to miss out on this fabulous evening, so all you have to do is sign up for our FREE loyalty card on the evening.

 Happy Halloween!
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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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Win a Womanizer 2GO Lipstick Suction Vibe – Worth £129!

A new month and a new fantastic competition with a prize that’ll make your toes curl:

Meet Womanizer 2Go!

As far as orgasms go, initial testing showed that an impressive 98% of women reached climax in less than 5 minutes when using the Womanizer 2GO Lipstick Suction Vibe. This is far beyond any other sex toy-testing stats we know of, but we can well believe it – air suction toys haven’t been out on the market for all that long, but they have created a panty-flapping stir for sure.

We have one of these fantastic toys to give away and YOU could WIN it!

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Womanizer 2Go is part of brand new sex tech for women – toys that don’t necessarily make contact with the super-sensitive clitoris but still manages to bring on orgasms strong enough to wake the neighbourhood!

The magic behind Womanizer 2Go is air suction; a gentle vacuum that sucks and thrills the 8000 nerve-endings on the clitoris. Some say it feels akin to a really great oral sex session, others say it’s indescribable. Either way, everyone agrees it’s marvellous!

Key Features of Womanizer 2GO

  • Sophisticated clitoral suction vibe with 6 levels of intensity
  • 100% waterproof for fun pleasure sessions in the bath or shower
  • USB rechargeable and made from body-safe material
  • Comes with 2 silicone nozzles for best fit over clit
  • 2 years guarantee

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Suction toys are amazing tools for women who find it difficult to orgasm – the intense suction can help tip a temperamental clit into orgasmic bliss.

For women who like lots of pleasure (well – that’ll be most of us!), Womanizer 2Go can help you become multi-orgasmic. As it doesn’t directly touch the clit and over-stimulate it, many women find they can keep going and going and going…

The classy lipstick design makes this toy easy to store and perfect to take away on travels. Orgasms ‘2GO’ have never been easier 😉

Good Luck!


Terms & Conditions

No purchase necessary to enter or win.

The winner of the Competition will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the promotion period.

The winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about 48 hours after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sh! within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture.

Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner.

Your email address may be used by Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium for marketing purposes.

Win an I-Scream Ice Cream Vibrator!

Win an I-Scream Ice Cream Vibrator!

August is here and many of us have returned to work after a one or two precious weeks off. If you’re anything like us, your boss have probably already found you staring out at the British drizzle, daydreaming about sunny skies, hot sand and a jug of Sangria… Luckily we have a cool treat that’ll put a smile on someone’s (labia) lips: ice cream!

The cleverly-named I-Scream Ice Cream Vibrator by Shiri Zinn is a super-cute vibe with 10 settings and a musical storage box (no, really!).

Worth £55, I-Scream could be all yours if you take a moment or two to enter our giveaway below…

Enter the I-Scream Ice Cream Vibe Competition here:

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The Low-Down on I-Scream Ice Cream Vibrator

10 pleasure patterns deliver throbby thrills in private places. Neck, nipples, inside of thighs, clit… Anywhere you like. Just add a drizzle of water-based lube and I-Scream will have you a-screaming with pleasure in no time!

Using the ball of ice cream will offer more diffused sensations, whereas using the tip of the cone offer pin-point pleasure. The waffle pattern offers interesting sensations and can be slid in between labia lips.

I-Scream is a USB rechargeable vibe, making it a perfect travelling buddy. Simply plug in, finish up that cocktail (or mocktail if you are a non-drinker) and you’re ready to go, go, go!

Good luck!

 


Terms & Conditions

No purchase necessary to enter or win.

The winner of the Competition will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the promotion period.

The winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about 48 hours after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sh! within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture.

Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner.

Your email address may be used by Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium for marketing purposes.

 

Assistant Store Manager – Join us at Sh!

Assistant Store Manager – Join us at Sh!

We’re looking for a  Assistant Store Manager  to join Team Sh!
This is a permanent, full-time position based at the Sh! Store London, working on a rota, including weekend and evenings (until 8.30pm)

Reporting to: Senior Store Manager

 

Key Responsibilities 
  • Increase sales whilst maintaining our 5 star service levels
  • Interview, train, develop and inspire the team
  • Supervise the  smooth running of the store.
  • Organise Team rota and Team Briefs
  • Create events and promotions to successfully increase footfall and conversions.

If you have a passion for selling , a fair for promotion and take 100% pride in delivering a customer service experience that goes above and beyond – Sh! needs YOU!

Feeling passionate about sex education is essential, as is taking an active role in our popular classes and events.

The role requires you to be able to communicate well and be fluent in English.  Ideally you will have proven retail experience working to KPI’s and surpassing targets. Previous supervisory experience is preferable and we’ll favour those with a genuine interest in women’s issues & sexuality.

If this is you , we love to hear from you!

What  we Offer

  • Competitive Salary + Bonus Scheme
  • 5.6 weeks annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Generous staff discount
  • Fabulous team spirit
  • A unique and inspiring environment that delivers lots of job satisfaction

This position has the potential to evolve and expand within the company and is a great opportunity for the right person.

 

Please email Renee@sh-womenstore.com your CV, along with a covering letter outlining why you would make a valuable addition to Team Sh!

 

 

E-Commerce Junior Manager Job

We’re looking for an E-Commerce Manager

We’re looking for a Ecommerce Junior Manager to join Team Sh!
Permanent, full-time position based at Sh! London E7

Reporting to: Creative Director

Are you driven and enthusiastic with at least 1 years  Ecommerce experience of customer acquisition, conversion and retention, along with the the analytical skills and visionary flair to get online sales buzzing like a 5 star vibrator?

Are you full of creative ideas and proven strategies  about how to tell the world about Sh!, build our family of fans and ensure  visitors  to our online store (from first click to checkout and beyond…) experience as personalised and innovative shopping experience as do customers to our award-winning  bricks & mortar shop?

  • Junior management level salary + bonus
  • 5.6 weeks annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Generous staff discount
  • Fabulous team spirit

This position has the potential to evolve and expand within the company and is a great opportunity for the right person.

You’ll be responsible for;

  • Build E-Commerce web sales
  • P&L & Budget management for website
  • The upload of all product data and photography via our CMS ensuring all product and price information are correct
  • Optimising product merchandising and site navigation to maximise sales.
  • Report on product and category performance weekly, offering insight into the drivers of any positive or negative impact on sales
    Coordinating SEO across the site from products, categories, pages and social media pages
    Manage PPC activity and spend
    Manage affiliate program & partners
    Work with the store management team to present offline promotions effectively to the online audience
    Respond to online customer questions and comments
    Develop clear loyalty and retention mechanics to improve current levels of subscriber retention

You’ll bring;

  • At least one years Ecommerce experience within a small brand consumer goods business
  • Previous experience managing all elements of an Ecommerce platform, ideally Magento or Magento 2
  • Understanding of Google AdWords, Ad Roll, Bing Ads
  • Strong understanding of Google Analytics
  • Basic HTML skills
  • Ideally Photoshop and InDesign skills
  • Experience creating and implementing campaign concepts for digital marketing calendars

If this is you, then we want to hear from you now!

Please send email & covering letter to aphra@sh-womenstore.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Win a Womanizer Competition (Worth £139!)

Win a Womanizer Competition (Worth £139!)

To celebrate this amazing new technology we are giving away the The Womanizer Pro 500W in the not-yet-in-the-shelves peppermint colour.

The Womanizer Pro 500W is the newest version of revolutionary clitoral stimulator. Uses vacuum to deliver unique ‘drawing-in’ sucking sensations – it simulates oral sex! This toy is worth £139!

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Disclaimer: Your email address may be used by Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium for marketing purposes.