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Darlington

Adults Only

41-43 Grange Road
Darlington
DL1 5NB

Licensed

  Review from Gerry, Nov 2011: Spanking Good

A good shop which has a lot of spanking books and DVDs as well as mainstream.

There's a limited selection of DVDs at 3 for 30 pounds.

Cherry Pie

King Street
Darlington
DL3 6JH
 
Opened in May 2007. Licensed in July 2007. Reported closed and up for sale in 2011.
Private Shop

Victoria Rd
 
Reported closed and up for sale in 2011.


Simply Pleasure


71 Bondgate
Darlington
DL3 7JT

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 0132 5489325

Simply Pleasure


 

Licensed. Previously Adult X. Listing checked in April 2015.

  News May 2016: Roof protest

The shop made the news when a drug addict took to the roof and hurled tiles t the street below. The news was reprised when the man convicted appeared in court.

  Review from Gerry, Nov 2011: A Good Shop

A good shop as per your reviews, and now with a new lady manager.

There's a good selection of DVDs, both at full price, and 3 for 30 pounds.

  Review from Andy, Feb 2009: Friendly and Helpful

I have purchased a few items from this store and although it is a little small it is a pleasant shop to visit.

The goods are displayed in 2 different rooms, adult toys etc in the first room and DVD's mags etc in the second room.

All the staff I have encountered have been friendly and helpful.

  Review from Gus, Sept 2008: Right at Ease

Just been to one simply pleasure store at Bondgate, Darlington, first time in a sex shop the young female assistant was brilliant.

She made me feel right at ease and was very helpful and attended all my needs will defo go back there.

  From Richard: Great Shop

This shop is not sleazy at all. The Sales rep was very helpful and didn't make you feel uncomfortable. Great offers. All around great atmosphere, good bloke, great shop.

Derby

Ann Summers

21 St Peters St
Derby
DE1 2AA

Unlicensed sex shop

Bargain Pleasure

Monk Street
Derby
DE22 3QB

Closed in 2011. Now a hairdresser.

  News August: Asking for repayment

The previous owner of Bargain Pleasure is now asking for the repayment of the unjustified council licence fee. He cited that the hiked fee from 1500 to 4380 was a contributory factor to the closure of the shop.

The owner said that he would put the repaid fee towards opening a new shop in Abbey Street.

Simply Pleasure

32 London Road
Derby
DE1 2SR

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm


Tel: 01332 297469

Simply Pleasure


 

Licensed, Previously Aphrodite.

  News May 2016: Fire

Simply Pleasure made the news due to a fire in a flat next door.

  News December 2015: Sunday opening

Simply Pleasure has been allowed to trade on the Sundays in the run up to Christmas, but now the store has asked the council to consider allowing Sunday opening throughout the year.

The request will be considered at a council meeting on 21st January 2016.

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2013: Busy, bright and attractive

The inside was busy, bright and attractive. As was the great manageress.

DVDs were £30 with a 3 for the price of 2 offer available.

  News July 2013: Repaid

Excessive license charges were refunded to the shop after the High Court ruled that councils should not charge more than administration fees for licences.

  Review from Greg, December 2012: Very Friendly Staff

Very friendly staff.

The shop does discount DVDs and trade-ins.

However not much in the way of magazines. They have stopped doing them almost altogether now with just the odd one or two on sale.

Private Shop

61 Osmaston Road
Derby
DE1 2JH

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm) 

Licensed.

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2013: Great

R18 DVDs are £25 or 3 for £50. There are some discounted lines at £10.

A great middle-market shop.

  News July 2013: Repaid

Excessive license charges were refunded to the shop after the High Court ruled that councils should not charge more than administration fees for licences.

Derry

Cupid's Corner

20A Waterloo street
Derry
BT48 6HE

Tel: 028 71 269100

Adult boutique opened in August 2011. Checked in 2014.

  News, May 2013: Burgled

The shop made the news in early May 2013 for the unfortunate reason that the shop fell victim to a burglary

  From Cupids Corner, October 2012: Friendly and fun

Cupid's Corner is a new, exciting adult boutique, offering a wide range of adult toys, lingerie and costumes, in a bright, sophisticated, friendly and fun atmosphere;

Naughty Adult Shop

8 Waterloo street
Derry
BT48 6HE

Previously Bliss Adult Playthings.

  From Naughty Adult Shop, November 2014: Very female friendly

In the Maiden city this very female friendly shop with its really good mix across the range of adult goods, you certainly could be naughty with what's on sale.

Devizes

Easy Tiger

Sidmouth Street
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 1LD
 

Closed by 2009

Doncaster

Ann Summers

22 Baxter Gate,
Doncaster
DN1 1LD

Mon-Sat: 9am-5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm

 

Unlicensed

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2016: Middling

A middling Ann Summers branch

The Naughty Company.com

35-37 Copley Road
Doncaster
DN1 2PE

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 10am - 4pm

Tel: 01302 340133

Licensed, previously the shop was home to Hot Planet

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2016: Thoroughly OK

A large independent store.

There are magazines for £10 with a 3 for 2 multi-buy offer.

DVDs are £25, £20 & £15, also with a 3 for 2 offer.

Thoroughly OK.

  Review from Ian, July 2014: Surprisingly big

Location

Very Easy to find right at the top end of Copley Road. There is no car park for this shop but there is plenty of parking spaces on the street. There are actually two Sex Shops on this road. The private shop is located at bottom of street. So one could say they are in direct competition

Store

Was surprised just how big the shop was. Loads of products for sale

  • Sex Toys (Male & Female)

  • Clothing

  • Magazines

  • Lubricants

Very large amount of R18 DVD's for sale. Shop is well presented with DVD's. You're£ gonna have to be incredibly picky not to find a movie that suits you

DVD's start a discount price of £5 for older DVD's and good offers on multiple buys

Staff

Male member of staff greeted me as I walked in and passed the time of day.

Also asked if I needed any help and if any questions just ask him

Not pushy in anyway and just let customers browse. Felt like there was no pressure to buy

I Would recommend this store for anyone local to the area or worth a drive

 Review from Ian, August 2011: Looking Great

I found myself in Doncaster the other day in Copley road and found that the old Hot Planet sex shop located at number 35/37 was now called The Naughty Company.com.

I went inside and found a great stocked licensed sex shop. It had loads of R18 DVDs from £5 upwards and loads of offers on all films. Admittedly, the cheaper films were older titles but they also stocked all the latest titles at £25 each, 3 for £50 or 7 for £100 all with half price exchange.

They also had loads of clothing and shoes at the lowest prices I have encountered. The adult toy selection was huge and all priced the same as on their website.

Overall, I found the staff knowledgeable and non-pushy. The shop looks great and I will be going back again soon, only this time I'm taking the wife with me!

Private Shop

15 Coply Road
Doncaster
DN1 2PE

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm) 

Licensed shop.

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2016: Busy

A compact shop with DVDs at £25 and £20 with a 3 for 2 offer. There are also 3 for £30 DVDs.

The shop has a great. chatty, well informed manageress. It is busy too, a good sign.

  Review from Ian, July 2014: Small and friendly

Location

This shop is easy to find. Its on left hand side at bottom of Copley Road. Never been to Doncaster before but sat nav took me straight there.

Store

Compared to Naughty Company, further up the road, this shop is on the small side.

It offers sex toys, clothing, magazines and R18 DVD's. The movies are in genre order but it's not really an extensive range. There's a mix of new and old movies.

They have offers for bulk buying movies and do a good returns policy with money off your next purchase.

Staff

A female member of staff greeted me with a hello and asked if I was looking for anything in particular. I looked around the store without feeling pressured in anyway. She answered any questions I had. Overall very friendly, her porn knowledge wasn't the best, but she was polite

I would have to say, if you're planning on visiting a Sex Shop in Doncaster, I would suggest you visit the Naughty Company, just for the more choice element.

Direct Pleasures

Warmsworth Rd
Balby
Near Doncaster
 

Closed by 2013

Donegal

LoveBox

Letterkenny
Donegal

  From LoveBox, December 2014: DVDs and magazines.
Donegal's only adult shop is set in a discreet area of town with great car parking. It offers all you need from an adult shop, including a great selection of DVDs and magazines.

Dover

Private Shop

64 London Road
Dover
CT17 0SP

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm) 
 

Licensed. Review required. Previously a sex shop called Forbidden?

Drogheda

Bliss Adult Play Things

Stockwell Close
Stockwell Street
Drogheda
Co. Louth
 

Closed by 2013

Dublin

Adult DVD Video Zone

William Street South
Dublin 2
 

Previously Secret Desires. Now a pool club

Ann Summers

30-31 O'Connell St
Dublin 1

Mon-Wed: 10am - 6:30pm
Thu: 10am - 9pm
Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 09.30am - 6:30pm
Sun: noon - 6pm
 

Established in Dublin for 15 years

Ann Summers

3 Henry Street
Dublin
 

  News February 2016: New Store

Ann Summers has announced the opening of a new Dublin store at 3 Henry Street.

The store is aiming to open before the end of March 2016.

Basic Instincts

8 Eustace Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

Mon-Wed: 10am -7pm
Thu-Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: noon - 7pm

Tel/Fax: +353 (0)1 633 4400

Listing checked in 2014.

  From Basic Instincts July 2007: Adult Service

We have moved into the old part of Dublin called Temple Bar right in the City centre. In a superbly restored early Georgian building we are located at 8, Eustace Street, Temple Bar.

Our shop is twice as large as our previous one and carry a superb range of ‘Fetish' gear from around the world.

We are 50/50 straight/gay clientele . We have a superb cinema and dvd cabins for personal entertainment in the basement. We can offer luxury apartment rental overhead with 4 suite apartments on offer along with private parking.

We at Basic Instincts provide a complete ‘Adult' service to everybody.

  From the Mystery Shopper, February 2006: Quite impressed

It's a store with a big gay following but I found broad appeal product too. In the back room were gay titles on one wall and straight DVDs on the other, mostly around 60 Euro.

I felt relaxed as I admired lots of strap-ons in leather with bright chrome. Bondage equipment made up one wall and there was a bargain bin of discontinued lines.

Quite impressed.

Capital Video

21 North Frederick Street
Dublin 1
 

Listing checked in 2014

Condompower

57 Dame Street
Dublin 2

Sex shop with full range of adult goods including magazines. Listing checked in 2014.

  From Alan:

I would like to point out a sex shop in Dublin Condompower. It is a very well run business.
Eurotika

South William Street
Dublin 2
 
Now a head shop, Nirvana

Glamworld

59 Mary Street
Dublin 1
 

Sex shop particularly emphasising sexy costumes and glamour wear. Noted as having a sex cinema as part of swingers club with plenty of fun for participants and voyeurs alike.

Listing checked in 2014.

  News February 2016: Swinging Fun

There are wild gay orgies and glory holes aplenty at Dublin's new sex cinema and swingers club, all for the price of a 12 euro admission ticket.

The club, in the GlamWorld sex shop on Dublin's Mary Street, shows porn films daily on a big screen while cinema goers are provided with glory holes and private booths to enhance their movie experience. A one-stop shop for swingers and voyeurs alike.

Good Vibrations

141 Capel Street
Dublin 1
 

 

Good Vibrations

33 Wexford Street
Dublin 2

Daily: 9am - midnight

  From the Mystery Shopper, February 2006:  Pink

I was very impressed with this retailers pink exterior. Great use of frosted glass and neon made it look very classy.

As well as a good spread of novelty lines and bondage bits, there was a display of books on the floor.

Beyond dolls I found the DVDs, including titles you couldn't buy in the UK for €60, and more mainstream product for €50, all with a 50% exchange option.

On the third wall was a big range of lingerie. Everything seemed well arranged and clean, and I enjoyed the relaxed shopping atmosphere.

Laura Jane Adult Boutique

Upper Clanbrassil Street,
Dublin 8
 

Closed by the summer of 2015

 

Midnight Blue

Capel Street
Dublin 1
 
Previously known as Spanish Private. Closed by 2011

Miss Euro 2

324 North Circular Road
Dublin 7

A huge collection to choose from. Toys DVDs and magazines

  News November 2014: Sale agreed

The shop unit is now noted as having a 'sale agreed'

 News October 2014: Fined

The shop made the news when the owner was fined €5,750 for selling a viagra like drug.

  News February 2014: For sale

Noted as up for sale, as a going concern, in February 2014.

Miss Fantasia Adult Boutique

25 South William St
Dublin 2

11-7 Mon-Fri
11-8 Thur-Fri
11-7 Sat
1-6 Sun

Listing checked in 2013.

  News November 2010: Unclassified DVDs

The shop assistant in charge of the shop at the time of a police raid was convicted for selling unclassified videos.

  From the Mystery Shopper, February 2006: First Class Window

This was my favourite find in Dublin, not least thanks to a first class window display.

It's an exotic adult boutique style store which got bigger as I discovered room after room. The first was a fashion and fetishwear space. The next had bronze bunny-girls with toys and erotic books. The next room with more clothes, medical goodies and glass dildos led to a piercing studio out back and a DVD room. The range of DVDs stretched from €35 to €80.

I'd like to give this shop 5 stars, but I just can't shake the memory of the rather weighty pricing.

  From Jad:

It has a large selection of bondage, fetish wear, toys, mags vids and dvds. It is a fun friendly shop with a less sterile and more open approach to sex shopping, no bell for entry no white walls! Stocks many things most other Dublin sex shops lack and has a brilliant staff. It also has a piercing and tattoo parlour. I love this shop and definitely think it one of the best in Dublin.
Miss-Tique

South William Street
Dublin 2
 
Now Nirvana head shop
PlayBlue

Richmond Road
Drumcondra
 

  News June 2015

PlayBlue decided not to proceed with opening a new shop after protests from local moralists.

Secret Paradise

38 Wellington Quay
Dublin 2

(by HalfPenny Bridge, near Merchant's Arch, Temple Bar)

Shop opened in 2011 and moved from Marys Abbey Street to Wellington Quay in June 2014

  From Secret Paradise, December 2011: Discreet Entrance

Check our large range of Domination gears, Poppers, DVD, Sexual Enhancement Products, Best Brand Toys, Uniforms, Stripper Shoes, Condoms, Magazines and Lubricants.

Private Booth with more than 500 movies to watch and the most important...

We have the cheapest prices in Dublin in a discreet entrance!

Come and Visit Us!

Seventh Heaven

North Circular Road
Dublin 7
 

closed

Shauna's

Aungier Street
Dublin 2
 

The shop seems to have moved from Aungier Street to Capel Street but no sign of the shop by 2014.

Soho Adult Store

Wynnefield Road
Rathmines
Dublin 6
 

Closed by 2013

Soho Books

Capel Street
Dublin 1
 

Opened in January 2014 but was closed when should have been open in November 2015.

Spice of Life

146 Capel Street
Dublin 1
 

Adult boutique, noted in 2015.

Sweet Sensations

24 James Street
 

Gay sex shop and cinema, noted in 2016.

Utopia 2

Capel Street
Dublin
  News February 2010: Fire
Utopia was caught up in a fire which broke out in the adjoining Nirvana, a store on Capel Street that sells so-called “legal highs,” It was later reported that the building has had to be demolished

Dudley

Good Vibrations

Little Cottage Street
Brierley Hill
DY5 1RG

Licensed not found during check in 2014

Private Shop

Unit 4, Flood Street
Dudley
DY2 8NT

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
 

Licensed. Listing checked in 2014.

Dundee

Desire

51-53 Albert Street
Dundee
DD4 6NY

Mon-Sat: 10am -6pm
 

Unlicensed. A licence was rejected in November 2005 and again in June 2006.

The shop currently sells sexy clothing from Leg Avenue, Dreamgirl, Hustler & Shirley Of Hollywood. Also the shop carries a large range of sex toys.

  News April 2015: Burgled

The store made the news after being burgled.

Dunstable

Secrets Lingerie

16 Albion Street
Dunstable
LU6 1SA

Mon-Fri: 9am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: noon - 3pm

Licensed. Listing checked in 2014.

  News October 2013: Council zoning excludes sex shops

There were worries for the shop as Central Bedfordshire Council opened a public consultation on a nil policy on adult businesses. In the end the council adopted a morality zone ban on table dancing clubs and sex cinemas but sex shops were excluded from zoning restrictions.

  From Philip:

I don't know whether they're licensed or not.

They have a massive range of toys and all sorts of lingerie and fetish wear. The proprietor is a very obliging lady, very unlike some of the 'dodgy geezer' types in other shops. The atmosphere of the shop is more like a boutique, is quite compact and on two floors. The ground floor has a back room displaying magazines, though I saw no hardcore on display.

The DVDs and Videos are literally from 'under the counter'. They have both first and second-hand DVDs at either 50 or 45 each - expensive to say the least. But they do have a half-price exchange policy which I've used without quibble. The  selection was rather limited and it was difficult to browse properly when faced with a pile of titles unsorted in any way. So, the good point was the service and  the range of clothes and toys, the bad points are the prices and the display of the DVDs. I also found their web-site rather poor.