Lush Adult Store
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Tel: 01685 886080
From ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2013:
From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2011:
Relaxed and Smiley
R18 DVDs were priced at £20
with a 3 for the price of 2 offer.
An indie shop that is unique in a nice way
From the shop, June 2006:
A Modern Look
A friendly compact shop that, while not perfect, certainly left me
feeling relaxed and smiley.
R18 DVDs were priced at £20-25 but
with no obvious sign of deals.
Lush Lingerie is the first licensed sex shop in the district! Achieved in
November 2005 by two females! The shop is situated by the main bus stop.
Wooden floors and beech slatboards give the shop a modern look. Staff are
very friendly and helpful. Loads of stock ranging from adult toys, R18
DVD's, novelties, erotic books and magazines to lingerie, clubwear and fancy
dress! Stock is very competitive with DVD's ranging from £20 - £40.
Unlicensed, closed in 2007
9 Diamond Street
Licence granted in November 2010
News from Iva, October 2011: Early Closing
The shop has now changed hands and now Mr Wright
doesn't own it anymore.
Although the shop advertises 8pm closing, on a
Saturday night it closed up at 7:45pm. I arrived just as the shop was
closing. I couldn't even get a bottle of poppers and put the money
in the till the next day!
News from Patrice Adult Store, November 2010:
Patrice Adult Store in Diamond Street Aberdeen has now a full sex
shop licence after Aberdeen City Council decided to grant the
application under delegated powers, which means the application did not
even require to come before the Licensing Committee.
Owner Patrick Wight said, It's great news for the north east, now
there's more choice for people of all genders to explore their
sexuality. All credit must go to the council, they have had their
critics of late but they are a modern thinking local authority and this
decision proves it.'
News September 2010: New Store
A north-east entertainer has revealed plans to open a sex shop in Aberdeen.
Patrick Wight, who goes by the stage name Patrice, has applied for a
licence to run the adult store in Diamond Street in the city centre.
The comedian said he intended to sell similar products to those of
the high-street chain, Ann Summers, until Aberdeen City Council's
licensing committee decides on his application for a sex shop licence in
November. If the sex shop licence is granted the business will be open
from 10.30am to 9pm seven days a week.
517 George Street
Tel: 01224 634433
Jim, December 2009: No Competition
From a reader:
I have been all over the world, and this shop is the WORST sex shop I
have ever seen. The staff don't smile and don't seem to give a toss
(excuse the pun) about customer service.
And check this, 6pm they close on a Saturday Night and claim they
offer a service Its time Aberdeen had another Licensed Sex Shop, and I
think I would be the man to run it and offer a real service to the
people of Aberdeen Anyone interested, email me,
This is the first licensed sex shop in Aberdeen, and I must say, it is a
very impressive business. The shop is discretely located in the busy George
street area of Aberdeen, and is bright and clean. The staff are extremely
helpful and the range of items on sale is large and impressive. Here one can
legally buy R18 videos and DVDs, first generation, not copies. The prices
are very reasonable and you can get very good deals. All videos and DVDs are
exchangeable. New titles are regularly updated. I certainly recommend QT to
anyone looking for first class adult material.
Nice 'n' Naughty
Opened in February 2005 but closed in September 2013.
5 Edgar Street
Closed and now a takeaway
The Private Shop
From ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2011:
DVDs were mostly £30 with no
Thanks to John
The Private Shop is on the outskirts of the town centre and staffed when I
went in there by a lady, the manager wasn't there at the time. There's a
whole room for DVDs/videos and some more in the main room too and you're
welcome to browse at your leisure, I was encouraged to check them out and
mostly at £40, or £60 for 2.
A table was set out at one end of main room with leaflets and flyers for
pole-dance-tutors, events and sex-related services. Quite a bit of bondage
gear, fair selection of toys (I was taken with the good selection of anal
love balls) and there were some leather (I presume) boots on display in
various colours. A few of the outfits are on display on mannequin bodies
and there was a TV on a normal channel ( so it was quite relaxing - don't
know if that was ever used for showing any of their videos.
2 The Broadway
Bank Holidays: 10am-6pm
The licence was awarded in August 2012. The shop opened in
Erotica Belle stores (the other is in Weymouth) focus on the female
News November 2013: Renewal
Erotica Belle Limited has applied to Test Valley Borough Council to
keep trading in The Broadway. It also seeks permission for its front
door to remain open in hot weather.
The licence renewal attracted no objections
32 High Street
Tel: 01233 646791
Adult boutique selling clothing, adult toys and lingerie took over from
Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2014: To Let
The 'to let' sign in the window was not a promising omen.
DVDs were £20-25.
News December 2013: Changes
A new adult boutique has opened at the shop that was once Pillowtalk
|Ashton Under Lyne
News from Tom, Feb 2008: Reported as closed
News from Paul, April 2009: The shop has been closed for a couple of years
see also Maidstone
Vibez Adult Boutique
2M Trade Park
10am - 7pm (Thu 9pm)
Sun: 10am - 4pm
Tel: 01622 710000
News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards
The shop was nominated for Best Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards.
These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses. The shop
Manager was also nominated for Best Store manager.
News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012
Vibez has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2012
Erotic Trade Only Awards.
Review from Pat, Feb
2007: Behind Bars
I went to this shop purely because of the write up on
this site, and I have to agree with the comments already submitted.
All the DVD's are upstairs and priced at £25, (though
they are not in defined category area's and are scattered randomly).
The downstairs has an enormous amount of toys and
clothing; there is even a dungeon area, that they have given appropriate
lighting to, and set behind ‘bars', to give the right atmosphere to
those who wish to buy that sort of gear.
The lady serving was none pushy, friendly, and had a
very good sense of humour, really putting me at my ease. When I'm back
in the area, I will definitely be revisiting this shop.
Reader review, September 2006:
Can only echo what's already been written but have to comment on just how
helpful, knowledgeable and approachable the owners are.
I went to the shop in Sep 06 with my girlfriend looking to buy some toys.
The male owner gave the most comprehensive run down of lubes possible and
got us to try each to see their effects and then showed us around the toys
and let us try out what we wanted - no not like that!
When it was obvious that minds hadn't been made up he even called his wife
to see what she advised and she came back to the shop to give her 'expert'
Purchases successfully bought we went home to enjoy and I can only say -
very good advice!
I'd happily recommend this shop to anyone wanting a relaxed and non
intimidating environment to explore the fun side of life. Excellent way to
shop, well done and thanks.
As someone working in the industry I see a rather large selection of
shops of varying quality both licensed and unlicensed across the UK and have
to admit that this new store in a quiet industrial estate with ample parking
is one of the best and is now fully licensed to sell R18 DVDs.
This sex superstore has vast and clearly marked sections for lingerie, toys,
There are both male and female staff who are extremely friendly and helpful,
the shop is bright and fresh with plenty of room to browse and where you
don't feel at all under pressure. The prices are lower than average but you
don't feel that quality has been sacrificed for price.
This is the way all adult stores should be!
5 Burns Statue Arcade
Tel: 01292 270066
I was in bodystyle at the weekend it has been a while since I was in.
Waaaaawooo what a difference its got vibro to sexy underwear. Good for them
its a lovely friendly shop.
I have been in a few sex shops up
and down the country which I have found most very dark and dinghy. How
refreshing, Bodystyle is very bright and modern excellent range of lingerie
and of all the toys in a very good location at the top of the town. The lady
behind the counter is very helpful and pleasant to chat to, all ages where
coming and going when I was in and would certainly recommend this shop