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 » Talk Heart to heart » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » How to use a female condom Top risk factors for 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 30 Sex positions and tips for getting wild, rough, and kinky More: SexSex tips SPONSORED: So many prizes! Click through and see our fantastic competitions. advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 1 comment Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors What's this about vitamin B? Independent studies have proved once again that EPO significantly improves symptoms of atopic eczema JJ & Associates offers gents' health– the first medical practice of its kind Live healthier Hit the road » Advice for the long runner Hill training: how to do it Why running is good for you What to wear when you run You do not need a gym membership to run. All you need is the correct clothing and you're ready to reap the benefits. Carb danger » Why we get fat Why you need to worry about fructose Craving sugar? Blame your brain Carbs make you sick Dr Gary Fettke, who believes that the foods we eat are the leading cause of lifestyle diseases speaks of Carbohydrate Diabetes, not Sugar Diabetes.