How old were you when you first visited a sex-shop?

Contributor: A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
How old were you when you first visited a sex shop?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Under 18 (it was online)
18-25 (it was online)
26-35 (it was online)
36-45 (it was online)
46-55 (it was online)
56-65 (it was online)
Over 65 (it was online)
Under 18 (it was a real-life shop)
18-25 (it was a real-life shop)
26-35 (it was a real-life shop)
36-45 (it was a real-life shop)
46-55 (it was a real-life shop)
56-65 (it was a real-life shop)
Over 65 (it was a real-life shop)
Total votes: 353 (288 voters)
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Contributor: Jul!a Jul!a
I'm guessing Spencer's doesn't count, although I did buy my first vibrator from there when I was 17. Well, my boyfriend at the time who was 18 did.

For a real live sex shop, I think I was 19.
Contributor: ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I was 19. It was 10 years later till I went into another one.
Contributor: liilii080 liilii080
21 with a disappointing selection and location.
Contributor: removedacnt removedacnt
I was in my early 20's. My sister-in-law and I went to a sex shop. We each bought a basic vibrator and a whip. LOL!
Contributor: Envy Envy
I was 21, both online and in a real store.
Contributor: P'Gell P'Gell
I don't know. I did go to Spencer's when I was a teen. A "real" sex shop. I can't remember.

I got catalogs from Adam & Eve ordered from bridal magazines when My Man and I were thinking of getting married. They got delivered to my mom's house, as I had started looking at bridal things when I still lived with her and she'd hand them to me with a "I hope this was an accident." comment.

My Man and I would put them on the toilet tank to entertain our friends. (This was years ago, when sex toys were not as common as they are now) people would walk out of the bathroom and say things like, "Uh, that's quite some catalog you got there." Or, "When you put an order in, let me know."

We never ordered anything from there at that time. It was a novelty to put in the bathroom and giggle about.

They had a lot of thrusting vibrators and vibrators and dildos which spurted "cum." Weird, you rarely see those now.

I remember being oddly and what I thought was "freakishly" aroused by the tiny S&M section they had them. Little did I know....
Contributor: BluePixi BluePixi
I have not been to a brick and mortar sex shop, not even a Spencers with an adult section.
Contributor: Beth D Beth D
Well, when I saw sixteen I needed fishnets for some reason. I can't even remember, I think I wanted to wear them to homecoming or something. But we couldn't find any at a regular store, so my mom went in to buy some at the nearest (and very skeazy) sex shop. She made me sit in the car so I don't think it counts, lol. I was pretty enthralled by what I could see through the window, though

My first real sex shop experiences were here I think, like a year ago. I'm not sure how I got here, though; I honestly can't remember. It must have been a link I clicked or something, lol. Then a little after that, I went to Arizona to visit my best friend and we went into an actually pretty decent sex shop. It didn't look gross and no one seemed remotely creepy! It was a really fun trip because my friend and I were laughing the whole time. While her parents waited in the car...
Contributor: sbon sbon
Under 18 online. I've never been in real-life sex shop.
Contributor: Lady Venus Lady Venus
18 - real life shop
Contributor: IrishLassie IrishLassie
I was 21, newly married and my husband, i wouldnt say begged or dragged me, as I made the mention of it and he just drove to a shop and he basically had to pull me in, but once I was in and got over the nervousness, we just giggled over some of the stuff in there. I prefer online shipping though
Contributor: hive83 hive83
Originally posted by A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
How old were you when you first visited a sex shop?
Never was at a real life sex shop only online.
Contributor: dragons dragons
if spencer's counts then it was under 18 but i'm going off of it not counting, i went in to a porn shop with my boyfriends best friend and his wife, they were buying my boyfriend his birthday present.
Contributor: UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
I was 18. A freshman in college at the time.
Contributor: BrokeNHorny BrokeNHorny
I went to my first sex shop at 18, mostly because I could. Didn't end up buying anything, but it was fun poking around.
Contributor: kawigrl kawigrl
first place was a gag store that sold all kinds of stuff including gag yet functional vibrators and dildos, the first actual sex shop was a sketchy place on the side of the road outside of town that sold porn
Contributor: Owl Identified Owl Identified
The sex shop near to me was very, very, very lax and my first visit was at about 14. As long as you had money they didn't really care how old you were. They also had video booths in the back but they were a little bit more stringent about IDing for that. Thank gosh. Buying a vibe at 14 is one thing (in my humble opinion) but hooking up with some 30 year old in the back of a porn shop is another :/
Contributor: Crystal1 Crystal1
I think I was 19 or 20.
Contributor: Eliza Eliza
I was really uncomfortable at the real-life shop, and I was 20 when I went.
Contributor: idunshire idunshire
I went with my friends the day of my 18th birthday (after I got pierced). I got a bullet and a purple ducky vibe.
Contributor: Naughty Student Naughty Student
Ooops, I voted 18-25 online, but it was more like 19 in a real live store.

It was a great experience and I got other friends initiated also. Good times.
Contributor: Mr. & Mrs. Peg Mr. & Mrs. Peg
I used to go to an adult bookstore / tobacco shop in high school. My first sex shop, that sold toys, was when I was about 19. It was NOT a quality place.
Contributor: YouPutThatWhere? YouPutThatWhere?
I grew up in the conservative Deep South where any sex shop would immediately be protested. The only sex shop in the state was behind a discreetly hidden door at a video store where they kept the porn. When I was 20 I visited a sex shop at Picadilly Circus in London. I bought a plastic dual vibrator with an anal T and vibrating cock ring. There was no internet at that time. Oh how times have changed!
Contributor: ihavenipples ihavenipples
As soon as I turned 18, I went to Wildcats in Fresno, CA. They're pretty cool. They've also had some great employees over the years. One time, one of the girls whipped out a bottle System Jo H2o from her purse and said "you gotta feel this" I was so nervous for years when I went into sex shops. Now I jump in like I work there and give advice on toys and lube.
Contributor: leatherlover leatherlover
The first one for me was buying a wedge/ramp from Liberator's website back when I was 22. My wife also bought our first toy from there.
Contributor: TboyTy TboyTy
When I was younger Spencer's carried a small assortment of things you had to be 18 to buy so I saw some things there well before 18. The first time I went into a an actual shop was on my 18th birthday.
Contributor: vegan.guy vegan.guy
I've never been to a sex shop in person, only on-line. And I was 19 the first time I looked at on-line sex shops.
Contributor: *Huxley* *Huxley*
Originally posted by A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
How old were you when you first visited a sex shop?
I went into a local sex shop to by lube and fun stuff. At the time I was to scared to use a vibe or any sex toy for that matter. Anyways, I went in and the guy at the desk started talking to me. At the time I was needing a job and he hired me on the spot. It was a trashy shop and not very clean, I worked there for 3 days and quit when he asked me to mop massive amounts of ejaculatory juices out of the 'arcade' area.
He acted like he understood, and tried to keep me by giving me a goodies bag which contained a pocket rocket. I accepted but never went back. He continued to call to get me to come back in. Thanks, but no thanks.

I was 18 and scored my first vibe for free.
I was hooked!
Now I am here yey!
Contributor: Valentinka Valentinka
I haven't been to real-life sex-shops yet My first online visit was slightly more than a year ago, I think. I was 20.