A sex shop is a shop that sells products related to adult sexual pleasure and/or erotic entertainment.
Some might say that ladies who use sex toys are simply having "safe sex with a battery operated boyfriend" and that sex toys are the reason for "sexless marriages"
Its true that in a way it is safe sex with a battery operated boyfriend but in today's society there are many sex products suitable for couples and not just women so sex toys are not the cause of sexless marriages.
The first steam powered vibrator called "The Manipulator" was invented in 1869 by an American physician called George Taylor.
Today I interviewed a the owner of a sex shop in Wales, UK
I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Faith Attwell and wish her and her business the very best for the future.
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Do you have a website? www.passiononline.co.uk for online shopping and www.passiononline.net for our Cardiff store information
When and why did you establish a sex shop?
In 1999 because I was at a loose end in my career and really, really wanted an Internet business.
Have you had criticism from family/friends who were against it or did you have their full support?
Some were very supportive and some friends took the mickey!
Where do you get your stock from? Depends on the stock but sometimes the UK, and sometimes as far afield as China
What is your most expensive product and least expensive product?
We have a 50p Peacock Feather tickler and a £130 vibrator
What is your best selling product to date? A bullet vibrator for women
Have you or would you consider inventing a sex product?
Yes I have invented a sex toy that funnily enough, didn’t work the way I expected it to but instead worked for something else and was a winner!
Is there an age limit to enter your store? Yes 18.
It is for adults only
If you weren't selling sex products what would you be doing?
Working as a PA to a stage building company for Television, or if I could afford it, I would open a gym