Kids in sex stores.

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Kids in sex stores.

onehotmomma onehotmomma
My friend recently started working at a sex shop. She mentioned that her first day on the job, some lady brought in her baby, who was in a carseat carrier, but the lady was giving her kid packaged toys to play with to keep the kid quiet. Then my friend had to ask the lady to leave, because she was letting her kid crawl all over the store, and they had toys covered in slobber. I can't imagine taking my child into a sex store until they are wayyy old enough to know what they even need to go in there for. I especially wouldn't let my baby be crawling around and slobbering all over sex toys. It just seems strange to me. I'm curious about what other people think about this.
08/28/2010
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Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
No one under 18 belongs in a sex shop... whether they know what they are looking at or not. It is respect for all the other shoppers that leave their kids at home to go to an adult place to look at adult things and don't want to feel invaded by distracting babies or embarrased by them.
08/28/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by onehotmomma
My friend recently started working at a sex shop. She mentioned that her first day on the job, some lady brought in her baby, who was in a carseat carrier, but the lady was giving her kid packaged toys to play with to keep the kid quiet. Then my ...
I totally agree. That was bizarre and fairly inappropriate. Those places, or at least the ones I have been into, are not the cleanest. Regardless...even though I don't think a baby (I'm talking about less than a year) will be effected by something like this, it is still not classy and should not be allowed. I would have asked the woman to leave immediately if she had a kid old enough to comprehend any of it. If the kid is recognizing boobies on packages...for example. There are rules for a reason.

Would you take a baby to a strip club? Fuck no.

Plus like Sybarite said...have some respect for the other people. I hate when people bring their kids to rated R movies.
08/28/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by onehotmomma
My friend recently started working at a sex shop. She mentioned that her first day on the job, some lady brought in her baby, who was in a carseat carrier, but the lady was giving her kid packaged toys to play with to keep the kid quiet. Then my ...
That's illegal in most states! Dunno about the rest of the world but children have no business in a sex store even if they don't know what they are looking at!
08/28/2010
deadpoet deadpoet
I think that it is wrong to let your child crawl and slobber on sex toys. It would be different if it was a new born, or at least to me.
08/28/2010
sexysweetieshan sexysweetieshan
At my local sex toy shop, you have to have your id checked upon entering to make sure you're over 18. So I doubt they would even LET a small child into the store. But yes, I don't think it's right. I would NEVER take my kid into a sex toy shop. Never.
08/28/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
An newborn infant, maybe, but once they start moving forget it! That's rude, it's distracting to hear a child too. For most people in a sex shop, a kid is the last thing they want to hear. People need to concentrate on their selections!
08/28/2010
Kindred Kindred
I totally agree that a child, regardless of the age, has no business being in a sex shop, regardless of if they are with a parent or not. Granted an infant likely has no idea what's going on, but you also have to consider the comfort of the other customers. I think being in a sex shop could already be embarrassing/stressful for many, who wants a child there at the same time?

Although I completely avoid the situation by purchasing online
08/28/2010
SydVicious SydVicious
I can't get past where you said that baby was crawling on the floor. OMG! I'm just thinking of all the toy stores I have been too and I can't imagine putting my daughter on those floors. BLEH!
08/28/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I took my infant with me ONCE, and I haven't done it since. Hubby and I just don't go to the sex store together anymore But that's why it's nice to have online stores. I don't believe it's a good thing to take kids that are old enough to move around.
08/28/2010
Envy Envy
Maybe an infant, *maybe*, but anything older, no. If they're in a carrier and sleeping away, I think that's alright, I mean you can't very well leave the child in the car.

However to let the kid wander and slobber on sex toys? Ew. No. Just no.
08/28/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
That's illegal in most states! Dunno about the rest of the world but children have no business in a sex store even if they don't know what they are looking at!
It's definitely illegal here o_O If you're under 18, you're out. If you want to look at sex toys, don't take your baby with you... seems like it would be common sense.
08/28/2010
Sir Sir
It's illegal to do so. Do I agree with this? No. Perhaps the woman had nowhere to keep her child. But to allow the child to crawl around the store is completely inappropriate and, honestly, stupid. The person should have kept the child in the stroller and left them there with a toy of ITS OWN, not given the kid some random sex toy to play with. Completely inappropriate.

Now, had the person just left the child in the stroller while they browsed the store, I would say, "Leave them alone, it's not a big deal." But what they did was what made it inappropriate and improper.
08/28/2010
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I totally agree. That was bizarre and fairly inappropriate. Those places, or at least the ones I have been into, are not the cleanest. Regardless...even though I don't think a baby (I'm talking about less than a year) will be effected by ...
Well, a strip club is quite different from a sex toy store, though. The two really do not compare.
08/28/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by onehotmomma
My friend recently started working at a sex shop. She mentioned that her first day on the job, some lady brought in her baby, who was in a carseat carrier, but the lady was giving her kid packaged toys to play with to keep the kid quiet. Then my ...
It's illegal to be in a sex shop in our state if you are under 18.

However, some stores which sell (cheap) sex toys, like Spencers allow kids in the store, but the Sex Toy area is off limits and you can't buy them unless you are 18.

It is not well enforced. One of my kids works as Spencers, and the other day she went off to work with a huge sigh, it was a Saturday or Friday night, and she said, "Oh, boy here I go. Off to sell beer bongs and sex toys to 14 year olds. *SIGH*"

It isn't her choice, the manager doesn't really enforce the rules. She does if she's alone in the store, but some of the asst managers let anybody buy anything. She says she spends half her work time shooing kids away from the Sex Toy Department. And she says they are all cheap crap, too.
08/28/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
*writes on a piece of paper the word 'CLUE' to give it to the offender*
08/28/2010
Envy Envy
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Originally posted by P'Gell
It's illegal to be in a sex shop in our state if you are under 18.

However, some stores which sell (cheap) sex toys, like Spencers allow kids in the store, but the Sex Toy area is off limits and you can't buy them unless you are ...
I'd say she could maybe contact the BBB, but then she might be out of a job herself. That sucks, but I'd do the same. You're not over 18, get out. But I guess those managers just want money in their pockets.

I haven't been to Spencers in years. And I stayed away from the sex stuff when I was a minor going in, I was more for the glow in the dark and creepy things. Like the fiber optic strings that glowed on the ends? Stuff like that.

Now I don't go in at all and just go to Hot Topic. Mostly because my grandmother is always with me is why, and she doesn't like *anything* to do with sex and the like.
08/28/2010
DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO
As far as state laws and regulations go, no one under 18 means no one under 18, even if it is just a baby who has no clue what sex toys are. It's illegal and I get that other customers might become a bit squeamish about having a baby hanging around while they are shopping for that sort of thing.

...however, sex makes babies and it blows my mind when people freak out when the two words cross paths in a conversation. I also don't think it's wise or that important to shield kids that -do- know what sex is from sex toys. I do understand that laws are laws and they need to be followed by businesses though.
08/28/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by Sir
It's illegal to do so. Do I agree with this? No. Perhaps the woman had nowhere to keep her child. But to allow the child to crawl around the store is completely inappropriate and, honestly, stupid. The person should have kept the child in the ...
I agree with this 100% -- mothers without the money for/access to sitters and daycare need to have fun too! However, as with any other store, it is a parent/guardian's responsibility to make sure their baby isn't damaging merchandise or being disruptive. I agree that if this were a baby in a stroller or a baby being held on a hip, this would be something I would never think twice about if I were working at the store.
08/28/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
If the baby were a newborn and completely asleep, I wouldn't react much to it. The baby won't remember being in there and if it's asleep it won't be bothering anyone else.

But to let a child crawl around the store and disturb patrons, ruin adult toys, and slobber all over packaging was just way inappropriate for that parent.

And if the child were old enough to remember being in there and old enough to think and talk about the things they were seeing, I'd say definitely no. There is a "no one under 18" rule for sex stores and I'm pretty sure a 6-year old qualifies as under 18 so I wouldn't bend the rules for them. If the mom wants some toys but can't drop the kid off at daycare, then there's online stores like EF!
08/28/2010
onehotmomma onehotmomma
I should say this.. it's by no means a hole in the wall sex shop. it's more like an actual store, pretty clean and the employees are all in dress code and looking sharp, I cant really explain it. They do check ID's upon entering but apparently it's ok to go WITH your kid? seems silly to me.
08/28/2010
sexysweetieshan sexysweetieshan
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Originally posted by onehotmomma
I should say this.. it's by no means a hole in the wall sex shop. it's more like an actual store, pretty clean and the employees are all in dress code and looking sharp, I cant really explain it. They do check ID's upon entering but ...
Yeah that's just strange. As some people are saying, I agree that an infant who is sleeping or too young to remember, might be okay to take in there, but not a small child who can move around and may remember that sort of thing. No way.
08/29/2010
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