How to Search Online for a Good Local Adult Shop

How to Search Online for a Good Local Adult Shop

A lot of people think about sex toys and adult stores and assume it’s completely different than any other kind of business. Because, you know, sex. The reality is that searching for a good local sex toy shop is no different than searching for a new favorite restaurant.

Just like looking for any other business online, the right adult shop needs to offer the product and service you want and make you feel good about shopping there. And yes, those kinds of adult stores definitely exist.

Search Your Area

Search Your AreaYou already know how to do this for restaurants, dog groomers, car detailers, and anything else. Go to Google (or your favorite search engine — yes, there are others besides Google) and type in “best sex toy store near me” or “adult shops” and the name of your town or region. You already know that not every store that shows up in the results will be good, but at least you’ll have a place to start.

You can also go to sites or apps like Yelp, Yahoo Local, Citysearch, and more. Yes, adult shops can be found on Yelp. 

Read the Reviews

Once you find a list of sex toy shops in your area, start reading the reviews. Google and Yelp are your best two options for this, but any site that lets customers leave reviews is good to check. Not every review will be glowing; that’s to be expected. But there should be more positive experiences than negative.

This is also a good time to mention that once you find an adult shop you love, consider leaving a review, too. Sharing your experience will help the next person doing their own search for an adult store.

Find the Store on Social Media

Find the Store on Social MediaIt’s the 21st century, so nearly every business is on social media. Yes, even sex toy shops. Whether you spend time on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, there’s a good chance your local store is there, too. Take a peek at their feed. What does the store post? Are there reviews on their Facebook page? Do they share pictures of the store or sale information?

When an adult store has an active social media presence, chances are good that the store will be decent, too. Plus, if they’re posting to social on a regular basis, you can get a feel for the personality of the store while you’re lurking. Of course, if you like what you see, follow them.

Read Their Website

Most local stores will likely have a website, too. This is because online sex toy sales are important for most businesses. If they have a website (easy to find out while you’re searching online), take a look at it. Is the information helpful, sex positive, and current? Has the website been updated any time in the past several weeks or months?

Like a store’s social media presence, an adult shop website will give you an idea of who they are and what the vibe is like in the store. If the information seems outdated or shared in a way that doesn’t appeal to you, the store might not be a place you want to shop either.

Check Their Online Store Selection

Check Their Online Store SelectionIf a local sex toy shop has both a brick and mortar store and an online shop, you’ll have a lot more options than a store with no site. So peruse their online selection. Do they offer a lot of variety? Do you see sex toys you’d love to try? You can go into the store to look for something specific, but you’ll also have the reassurance that if they don’t have it locally, you can still get it.

While you’re looking around, check the return policy. Can you return an online purchase to the store? Can you return products at all? (Not every adult store allows returns). Knowing this information can help you avoid annoying and expensive problems later.


You can’t always tell how good an adult store will be from a quick Google search. But if you know what to look for, you can avoid the disappointment of walking into a shop that doesn’t give you the experience you’re looking for. Finding a local sex toy shop is just like searching for anything online — search locally, do your research, read the reviews, and choose the store that seems like the best match for you. You can find Caliente Adult Superstore in south Florida and across the web.

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