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Old 08-21-2002, 02:57 PM   #1
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Question Buying Toys Online

My questions are for those who have purchased toys off of the site here on Lit.
1. Compared to prices at your local sex shop, how would you say they are?
I went online to a local shop and found the prices there were more than on Lit.

2. How easy was it to order?

3. How long did delivery take and was in delivered in a plain brown package, with nothing to indicate where it was from?
The reason for both of these questions are 1; I am flying over the big pond in about 8 weeks to be with MY-Sir, and want to have my artillery ready. And the reason for the second part of my question is; as I know my mail carrier I want no sly looks from her.

4.On the statement from your credit card company, what company was it charged to?
Again, I want nothing to indicate that I've been shopping at a sex toy shop.
Your answers are welcomed as I am in a quandry about whether to buy online or visit the store in person.
Thanx for taking the time to reply!
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Old 08-21-2002, 03:19 PM   #2
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I've purchased toys here at Lit twice. Both orders were for multiple items, averaging about 5 items each order. To answer your questions:

1. Compared to prices at your local sex shop, how would you say they are?

I really can't say, as I've never been in a sex shop anywhere. Yes, I admit it - I'm too shy! But, I do know that I've compared items online, and Lit was cheaper most of the time. Some high end stuff stayed the same, such as remote vibrating eggs, but they are just plain expensive!

2. How easy was it to order?

Very easy. The first time was probably comprable to most other sites, but the second time I just wizzed through it. The ordering is set up very similar to Amazon - except that your credit card info is not kept in any database. Just fill up your little cart and then checkout!

3. How long did delivery take and was in delivered in a plain brown package, with nothing to indicate where it was from?

Can't remember the exact days it took to receive the items, but it was well within a week. Of course, I live in So Calif, so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. (Not sure if because Lit's home base is in San Diego if the porn shop is located there as well) I know that it has taken longer to receive other items ordered online. And you do have the option of receiving the items more quickly.

Plain packaging? Yes, definitely. My first order (made almost a year ago) came in a toothpaste box - like something set up for a carton or more of toothpaste. It was a little weird, and my roomie kept asking me if I'd really ordered that much toothpaste! However, the last shipment I received (a month ago), the box was completely plain. However, nothing indicated on the box or the label what was inside.

4.On the statement from your credit card company, what company was it charged to?

I can't remember the exact company's name, but it is something absolutely non-sexual. If you go into the shop here at Lit, they tell you what you will see on your credit card statement. It is very innocuous, and could be for almost anything.


I would also like to add that, with the exception of one item, anal beads, I've been extremely happy with the items I've purchased. They are clearly pictured, and the descriptions give an accurate representation of what they are. I've never lodged a complaint, so I don't know what that is like and can't comment there.

Also, Lit changes their merchandise quite frequently. Nothing worse than seeing the same old stuff all the time. There is a good variety of toys, and they keep shifting it around, so it makes it interesting to stop in every now and again. (Even if only to make a wish list!)

I would highly recommend Lit's little shop of porn. I think you can great stuff for a good price. Now, I have not purchased any of the videos, so I can't speak for those. Nor have I ordered any of the clothing, so the same falls true for that.

Good luck, and have fun!
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Old 08-21-2002, 03:52 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply SexyChele. Because of your recommendation, I will order from Lit's site instead of going to one of the local stores. I must admit that its been some time since I visited any store, as it seemed that the guy behind the counter would look at me with a smirk on his face as he checked out my purchases.
Now I must decide on which items I wish to buy. Decisions, decisions!!!
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Old 08-21-2002, 11:06 PM   #4
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Well........

I could give you a LONG list of suggestions ( or do I mean orders, hmmmm?)
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Old 08-27-2002, 04:52 AM   #5
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While I understand the ease of ordering these toys online is magnificent & convenient. I'm still a wee bit hesitant. I bought a toy for a GF eons ago and I remember the sales clerk (a wonderfully sexy gal & a trooper) dropped in the batteries, turned it on and let me feel the strength of the vibe on my arm. She asked me if the strength was okay.

"The strength was okay"??? I was thrown for a loop at first. I didn't know what to say but I eventually understood her rationale. Not knowing if it was too powerful or not I bought it. Luckily it was fine and the GF enjoyed herself immensely.

But for those of you who buy a vibrator online (and it's such a personal purchase too!), aren't you taking a wild stab in the dark as to the vibe's strength?? Other than physical dimensions, what other info can you get?? At least in an actual reputable sex shop (with knowledgable employees) we could "sample" the products.

Such is the bane of ordering things online I guess.

I was also wondering if anyone out there has ever bought a vibe or dildo online & hated it. I can only imagine the return policy if they even have one!
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Old 08-27-2002, 01:36 PM   #6
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go visit..

My gf and I actually like to visit the adult stores sometimes. Taking time to see what all is available and look through different items is always neat.

However, a lot of what we own was ordered through the mail.

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Old 08-27-2002, 01:39 PM   #7
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You've made some good points Lust Engine. I must confess, I am looking at a vibrator that is highly recommended here on Lit. As for it being too powerful??? >>roars with laughter<< I can only hope! I would dearly love to have MY-Sir making me beg for HIM to stop because He was giving me too much power!!
I will take into consideration your thoughts about returns as well, and inquire when ordering what the policy is. Although, I don't know what the return policy would be at your corner porn store either. Never had that problem in the past.
Thanx for posting and giving your thoughts.
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Old 08-27-2002, 01:49 PM   #8
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Re: go visit..

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My gf and I actually like to visit the adult stores sometimes. Taking time to see what all is available and look through different items is always neat.

However, a lot of what we own was ordered through the mail.

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I can appreciate the enjoyment you and your girlfriend get by visiting the porn shops to browse the "racks". I asked MY-Sir if we could do the same thing when I am visiting HIM.
Call it foreplay if you will, but I think going to a toy store is a great start to a scene.
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Old 08-27-2002, 04:06 PM   #9
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I just recently bought some toys online at the Adam and Eve website, this is a first for me, so I'll let you know. I know this, it was really easy...

Now let's see how they come packaged? Wonder if the outside of the box will say "FRAGILE SEX TOYS INSIDE... THIS SIDE UP" hehehe.

The website spelled out their return policy... I don't think they would really want anything back, but it's no problem for them to send you a replacement or give credit for something else... (according to the website... )

I went there because a friend of mine reccommended it.
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Old 08-27-2002, 05:46 PM   #10
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Well, so far I've bought two vibrators online. One was a replacement for the one that eventually died on me - but it was a straight replacement, so I already knew the strength/power. (And I was a bit amazed, as the model I had originally purchased was a few years old, and they are still making them!) The second one was a "pocket rocket", and it had been recommended to me by many other people. And, yes, I do love it!

You know, it's interesting that most of the responses (all??) that are in favor of going to a sex shop to purchase something are coming from men. The women so far have stated that they go with their men. I know I would not feel comfortable walking into a sex shop alone, but would be more than willing to if I were with a man. Somehow, I think that is just a very interesting split.

As I stated earlier, the only thing I was not happy with were a set of anal beads I purchased. And somehow, I just can't see an employee opening up a package, and telling a customer, "Ya think these might do the trick?" Hmmm...depends - am I allowed to go to the bathroom and check them out properly? Nah, don't think so.

Buying anything online has its pros and cons. You can be disappointed with anything you buy online. Just be sure you check out the return policy (or exchange or whatever).
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Old 08-27-2002, 06:31 PM   #11
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You know, it's interesting that most of the responses (all??) that are in favor of going to a sex shop to purchase something are coming from men. The women so far have stated that they go with their men. I know I would not feel comfortable walking into a sex shop alone, but would be more than willing to if I were with a man. Somehow, I think that is just a very interesting split.


I feel the same SexyChele. For a woman to walk into a sex shop by herself, is a bit intimidating, particulary if a man is behind the counter. I get the feeling of being scrutinized. Nope, I don't like the idea of someone wondering about my purchases.

As I stated earlier, the only thing I was not happy with were a set of anal beads I purchased. And somehow, I just can't see an employee opening up a package, and telling a customer, "Ya think these might do the trick?" Hmmm...depends - am I allowed to go to the bathroom and check them out properly? Nah, don't think so.


OMG!! What a funny mental picture you gave there!

Buying anything online has its pros and cons. You can be disappointed with anything you buy online. Just be sure you check out the return policy (or exchange or whatever).
Good advise concerning all online purchases. Thank you for your recommendations

lilpriss, My sincere thanx for reminding me about Adam and Eve. I had forgotten about them. Have gone to their website and ordered a catalog, which may arrive before I fly to see HIM. ( I hope so *wink,wink*)


I think its time I get busy on that order!! Want to be able to tell My-Sir that I have obeyed HIS commands.
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Old 08-28-2002, 12:15 PM   #12
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You've made some good points Lust Engine. I must confess, I am looking at a vibrator that is highly recommended here on Lit. As for it being too powerful??? >>roars with laughter<< I can only hope! I would dearly love to have MY-Sir making me beg for HIM to stop because He was giving me too much power!!
I will take into consideration your thoughts about returns as well, and inquire when ordering what the policy is. Although, I don't know what the return policy would be at your corner porn store either. Never had that problem in the past.
Thanx for posting and giving your thoughts.
It's a pleasure to do so. I guess I've always been curious about things like this and have wondered if there is such a vibe that's TOO strong for a woman to tolerate. And if so, what are your options beyond that. Buying a vibrator isn't like buying a shirt that might be too snug and can be returned easily!
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Old 08-28-2002, 03:10 PM   #13
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I guess I've always been curious about things like this and have wondered if there is such a vibe that's TOO strong for a woman to tolerate. And if so, what are your options beyond that. Buying a vibrator isn't like buying a shirt that might be too snug and can be returned easily!

A vibe that is too strong?? I must confess that I've never cum across that before! Hahahaha!
Seriously though, I once bought one that proclaimed to "give a woman that deep powerful vibration." BOLLOCKS!! I purchased it from a sex shop too. What a disappointment! I had to work the courage up to go into this place and the toy I bought was sadly deficient in the power it proclaimed. I suppose I could have returned it, but because the guy behind the counter made me feel so uneasy, I opted against going back. Still have the damned thing too.

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Old 08-28-2002, 03:34 PM   #14
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A vibe that is too strong?? I must confess that I've never cum across that before! Hahahaha!
Seriously though, I once bought one that proclaimed to "give a woman that deep powerful vibration." BOLLOCKS!! I purchased it from a sex shop too. What a disappointment! I had to work the courage up to go into this place and the toy I bought was sadly deficient in the power it proclaimed. I suppose I could have returned it, but because the guy behind the counter made me feel so uneasy, I opted against going back. Still have the damned thing too.

LOL......!!!! I wounder how many people have EVER tried to return something to a sex shop?? I could just see it now "Hey, this dildo don't fit!!! I want my money back, Mister!!!" not gona happen
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i just want to thank you my-sir's-k for posting these question. im too shy to go into an actual store and have been thinking about internet shopping for quite some time now. i had the same questions you asked, so again thank you.

and thank you to everyone who replied too.
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Old 08-28-2002, 03:55 PM   #16
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i didnt even know lit had a toy store!
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i didnt even know lit had a toy store!
pm me if you want another link to another store.
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i just want to thank you my-sir's-k for posting these question. im too shy to go into an actual store and have been thinking about internet shopping for quite some time now. i had the same questions you asked, so again thank you.

and thank you to everyone who replied too.
Titania, I think this is something that almost all women are interested in, but the majority never gather the courage to walk into that little sex shop on the corner for fear of being ridiculed or worse. I know for myself, it took everything I could muster to go into that shop. Embarassing? You bet! But my desire was greater than my embarassment. I didn't have internet access at the time, so the only other way for me to purchase was by mail order. As MY-Sir will confirm, I'm not the most patient person. Which means catalog ordering was out of the question. Now with the net and quick delivery, I am working on my patience. Lemme see, my goodies should be here in how many days??? Lol, Give me patience!!!
UMMM, can I have that patience NOW??!

I agree with your statement that many here gave useful insight. So much experience all in one place! One member took the time to pm me and gave me suggestions and advise. I thank EVERYONE who contributed with their experiences and thoughts. You guys are swell!

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You know, it's interesting that most of the responses (all??) that are in favor of going to a sex shop to purchase something are coming from men. The women so far have stated that they go with their men. I know I would not feel comfortable walking into a sex shop alone, but would be more than willing to if I were with a man. Somehow, I think that is just a very interesting split.
VERY interesting thought Chele! I've never thought about going into a sex shop as being an adventurous or a gender based thing until you mentioned it. To a certain degree I think we men here are almost proud as we walk into that store. Perhaps we subconsciously bragging about our sexual confidence as we stroll through those doors And admittedly I do feel more comfortable if the clerk behind the counter is a woman too. Hmmmm? I wonder what it says about our socialization & our comfort level regarding things like this. Again, great point you've noticed here Chele! As usual, you've made us think again!
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Old 08-29-2002, 11:50 AM   #20
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At least in my area there are several stores which are very female freindly. Always several woman working there, will answer any question very straigt forwardly. I think the manufacturers are finding this method makes it very easy for women to enter the door without feeling like a hooker. I certainly understand where most women would feel uncomfortable enter a store that has peep shows etc...
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I've been to an Anne Summers shop to buy a vibrator (wont say which one see below) so I could have fun with my gf (sadly now ex It was amazing fun.

A really cute woman was more than willing to offer advice. At the time I knew very little about vibrators and all that and she was more than keen to explain... at one point she was hinting at demonstrating it, f I hadn't been the faithful, loyal sort and in deeply love I would have let her as well. There where two girls behind the counter who where shocked at a bloke buying a vibrator for his gf as well!

In the end I came away with fluffy handcuffs and leather shackles and believe me that vibrator saw some serious use... I actually broke the end whilst using it on her cos she wanted me to get rougher and rougher while I fucked her with it.

I bought the replacement online at thier site and the price was slightly cheaper once p&p was included.

If anyone wants to know which one it was it was the purple jelly one... 81/2 inches of pleasure.

Sadly my ex has it now but hey I reckon everytime she uses it at least it reminds her of me!

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Old 08-29-2002, 05:09 PM   #22
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Question Dirty Poet......................

Don't s'pose you have that web site, do you? I searched but only came up with biographies of an Anne Summers.
I'm adding sites to my faves so that when I want to browse for toys, I can see what different online shops have to offer. Any and all websites are welcomed.
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Re: Dirty Poet......................

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Don't s'pose you have that web site, do you? I searched but only came up with biographies of an Anne Summers.
I'm adding sites to my faves so that when I want to browse for toys, I can see what different online shops have to offer. Any and all websites are welcomed.
Try www.adultdvdempire.com

They even rate the products & ask for comments from customers too! Also a great selection of some of the hottest porn around... superb, because they've actually got screenshots you can see of the flick too as opposed to just going off the cover photo on the box cover. Good luck!
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toys... toys.... toys.......

here you go the aimt to please is a fav of mine also there is www.adamandeve.com wisjh you the best some of there others are just from a search engine look up

http://www.1st-all-sex-toys.com/

http://www.goodvibes.com/

www.aimtoplease.com

http://www.sextoy.com/

http://www.babeland.com/

http://www.santaluna.com/

this one is a how to site on toys and there use and care http://www.sexuality.org/sextoys.html
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The web address is www.annersumers.co.uk and the purple vib I was talking about is the one about three quarters of the way down the first page on under sex toys.... happy shopping
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