A skim latte, 200 grams of imported Italian prosciutto and a butt plug please.
This was our Thursday afternoon, as we wandered through the neighbourhood we used to live in. The neighbourhood – the nicest downtown neighbourhood in our mid-sized hometown – is a yuppie Eden. High end clothings stores, gourmet food, amazing restaurants, coffee shops, cocktail bars. It really is as nice a downtown neighbourhood as you could imagine. And recently, right beside a bistro cafe and a trendy women’s shoe store, an adult sex shop opened.
The new sex shop… beautiful. It has high end sex toys, a very significant BDSM section running from entry level to pretty had core, sexy but pretty cheap lingerie, and an awesome variety of adult games and books. It really is a nice store. But seeing it in that neighbourhood was still surprising.
We had a long talk with the owner about how he was doing, and fitting into the neighbourhood. It was fascinating. He said most customers love it and like both having a sex store nearby and the quality and classiness he’s trying to create. But he said there is definitely a vocal and powerful minority thats very unhappy that a sex shop would be in their neighbourhood.
The owner has responded well I think. He understands the power that a small number of motivated haters can have so he’s tried to accommodate. His window displays are pretty cautious.. which is probably reasonable… he’s three doors down from a children’s toy store. He’s also invited these angry neighbours into his shop whenever they would like to have coffee and discuss why he thinks making sexual products available is a worthy endeavour. And he seems very genuine in that.
For us, we got a new Liberator Wedge that we’ve wanted for a while and a beginners rope kits to try out. Loved the place!