Home > Sex > Sex tips Updated 11 March 2014 How to visit a sex shop If you haven’t managed to visit a sex shop yet, and you want to, here are a few tips on etiquette. 1 iStock Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sexologist » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » How porn addiction can affect your sex life Fun facts on STIs Whether it’s the tightly stacked rows of X-rated magazines and movies, tubes of singles-serve lubrication, dildos in sizes, textures and colours for every appetite, or the signage that says “private viewing booth”, you’re bound to see something you won’t soon forget when you visit a sex shop.But many people wouldn’t be caught dead in one of these shops through fear of being spotted by someone they know. Truth is, if someone you know spots you there, they’ll also be worried about what you think. Or they don’t actually care.So, if you haven’t managed to visit a sex shop yet, and you want to, here are a few tips on etiquette:Do:Feel confident walking into a sex shop. Prepare to see someone you know (it probably won’t happen, but just in case).Remember that sex is a basic human need and that everyone is doing it.Take a friend along if you’re shy.Go alone if you want privacy.Visit with you partner if you want to spice things up at home.Ask questions. That’s why the shop assistant is there.Expect high prices.Ask to see products out of their packaging.Do leave satisfied.Don’t:Forget to carry proof of age.Giggle like a school girl.Pass judgment on other shoppers or the products on the shelves.Comment on or point at other people’s purchases.Dress inappropriately just because it’s a sex shop.Hit on the staff.Break the sample items or make lewd actions with them.Stare at other shoppers.Rub your crotch or breasts while browsing, unless it’s an itch.Forget to enjoy yourself.There’s nothing wrong with sex shops. After all, when you’re hungry, you visit a grocery shop; and when you need clothing, you visit a fashion store. So it stands to reason that when you want to spice things up in the bedroom, you should visit a sex shop.Visit our Sex Centre Hayden Horner More in Sex The history of the vibrator More: SexSex tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 1 comment Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.