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6 Tips For Buying Adult Toys Online For The First Time in 2021

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Written by Quentin Hack

If you are interested in buying sex toys, condoms, lubricants, or anything else that can improve your sex life, and you are not sure enough how to buy online, then this article is the right reading material.

Keep in mind that buying adult toys today, has many more advantages than before, mostly because of the variety of toys available on the market and the fact that all you need to do is click a couple of times.

Sex shops are perfectly ok, but they might not have what you search for (especially if your needs are a bit unique). Plus, the lockdown the world has been in since the covid-19 pandemic has left many businesses closed and bankrupted. Another thing is that sex shops are still considered taboo, especially in smaller communities. If you’ve never been to a sex shop, then you’re probably imagining SM scenes, inappropriately dressed women, or even dirt and kinkiness. This is where you are entirely wrong. Sex shops look like any other store, only they sell everything related to sex. You don’t have to be kinky to visit them. Wanting to fulfill your sexual desire and enjoy while doing it, is a perfectly natural thing.

So, if you are planning to browse the offer from different online adult toy shops to see what they have to offer, or maybe even buy something, here are some tips first timers will find useful.

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1. Research the Offer

It is recommended that you do a little research in a couple of online stores of proven sellers, or even stop by a real sex shop. Online purchasing can sometimes be risky, which is why you need to check if the seller is “proven” as we said earlier. Also, it might be hard to imagine how a product looks like in reality, how it feels like, just by looking at the photo online. That’s why it’s useful to check which sex toys that shop offers, and when you see what you like, write down the code and name if you find anything you like. Then head to the nearest sex shop to see if the product can be found there and decide if it suits you or not.

This way you will not browse around aimlessly and you will have an idea of ​​what to expect from an adult toy.

Since online stores are not bound by a country or a continent, you can purchase whatever you like, and it will be delivered to your door. Also, the offer can be much bigger, giving the fact that sex shops are not as common as supermarkets.

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2. Consult a friend

Talking about your sexual fantasies shouldn’t be taboo. On contrary, in this case, it might be useful for a couple of reasons. One of them is the experience you do not have, and your friend can recommend based on how well he or she knows you. It doesn’t matter if a friend is a girl or a guy, friendly help can help you feel comfortable in this new environment because you have someone you know to communicate about different products and their use.

3. Get rid of the judgment

When you enter a conversation with an online shop about adult toys, and they reply, do not be judgmental about yourself or the people working there. This is not a secret spy mission, there is a demand for such toys, otherwise, they would not exist. It’s perfectly ok.

Also, don’t judge in advance about other people you might know that shop in the same store, maybe they just like to express their sexuality, nothing wrong with that. People who purchase adult toys are neither prostitutes nor gigolos, and there’s nothing wrong about you either. Even if you yourself belong to one of the mentioned categories, people will not know just because you received mail from an adult toy store.

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4. Consult the seller

People who work in the sex shop are familiar with all the products in the store, so do not be ashamed to ask for help. There are different types of adult toys, similar uses, different qualities, so it is best to be better informed before you buy something. If you have any kind of allergies to certain material, it is especially important to communicate. Some toys are made from materials that can trigger allergies, and we’re talking about your private parts. Therefore, speak openly.

And if you don’t understand how something is used or for what you are free to ask.

5. Behave naturally

If you don’t live alone, and your online purchase should arrive, there’s no need to feel like you’ve committed a crime. If you think something is funny, feel free to smile. There’s nothing embarrassing about being open about your basic instincts.

Better to shop for adult toys, then to accumulate frustration.

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6. Check the return policy

This is especially important when you’re buying online. You have no idea what you’re going to get, so you have to be sure it works. As soon as the package arrives open it up and see the condition the toy is in. Depending on what you bought, you can expect the delivery guy to be in a slight state of shock. Ignore it, carefully look at the product and if it is not what the website promised, return it.

It’s the number one risk of buying online stuff, not getting what you’ve hoped for. Therefore, buy only from websites that have a clear return policy.

Sometimes a new look at sex can make your bed experience so much better, and where is a better place to look for new ideas than in an online sex shop. You don’t even have to be single to pursue new experiences. Having a partner with whom you can introduce some intimate creativity is exciting.

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Quentin Hack