How to Decide Between Online Shopping or Going to an Adult Store

How to Decide Between Online Shopping or Going to an Adult Store

Buying sex toys has never been as easy as it is now in the 21st century. With a few taps of your keyboard, you can go online, find something to buy, and have it shipped to your home — without anyone knowing. Of course, you can also walk into your local adult store, browse the aisles, and find something you didn’t even know you wanted.

So how do you know which way to shop is the best way? Should you shop online or at a sex toy store? Before you decide, consider what you’re looking for to figure out the best option for you.

Speed of Delivery

Speed of DeliveryWhen you shop online, you can get your order as fast as the shipping option you’re willing to pay for, but the fastest most sex shops can ship is overnight. If you walk into an adult store, you can walk out that day with your new sex toy. If you’re looking for something new to play with tonight, go local. If you’re willing to wait a few days, consider shopping online.

Privacy and Discretion

Any good local adult shop will honor your privacy and be discreet, but that doesn’t always help people feel comfortable. Buying online means that no one has to know what you’re buying. And good online stores keep their packaging discreet. That way the post office and your mail carrier don’t know what you ordered either.

Sex Toy Selection

Sex Toy SelectionAdult shops have a wider selection than you may realize, but nothing will ever beat an online store. Here at Caliente Adult Superstore, we can offer thousands upon thousands of sex toys at our online store. If you’ve got the patience to search through all your available options, you can find something you want to try.

Of course, the downside to a large selection is that it can be overwhelming. If you feel like you have too many options online, and it’s all confusing, going to a sex toy shop may be the better option.

Answers to Questions

Any good online sex toy store will have a section on their site to help answer your questions — and more than just about ordering. Like this blog post you’re reading now, online content should offer answers to your questions. It can help you figure out your options or educate you on how different products work.

But nothing beats talking to someone in person. If you’re unsure how a product is used or whether it will do what you want it to, asking someone in a sex toy store is best. Even if you ultimately buy online, head to your local store to learn more about any sex toy you’re curious about before you buy.

Having an Experience

Having an ExperienceShopping online for sex toys is like shopping online for anything else. You click, you check out, you wait. But going to an adult store can be a new experience, whether you go alone or bring your partner. Some shops offer workshops and classes. You can take advantage of special features like private booths. And, like we mentioned above, you can get answers to your questions.

But you can also turn your shopping excursion into a date night or a night out with friends. Instead of walking through the store alone, you’ve got someone with you. You can laugh, talk, and tease each other. You’ll also realize that you’re not alone in wanting to explore different kinds of pleasure.

Explore Pleasure

Speaking of exploring different kinds of pleasure, shopping in a local adult toy store is a great way to do that. Online is perfect when you already have an idea of what you want. You search for a toy or click on the type of sex toys, like vibrators, you want and make a selection. But if you’re not sure what you’d like, buying in person may be a better option.

Walking through an adult store helps you explore, even if you know what you want to buy. Every time you go, you’ll see something new or interesting. And while you’re there, you can learn about that toy and even hold it in your hand before you purchase it. You might go in for lube and walk out with a blindfold, all because something caught your eye and you decided to explore a little deeper.


There’s no single right way to buy your sex toys. If shopping online works best for you, go for it! But if you have access to a safe, clean, and friendly adult store, consider going in — at least once or twice. If you’re local to south Florida, we’d love to see you in one of our Caliente Adult Superstore locations!

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