Sex shop opened in 2002. Closed in August 2009. Now a dentist.
(See also Thetford)
License granted in November 2007 but planning permission initially denied.
Reported in 2010 as closed for sometime.
8A Arndale Centre
Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4pm
News January 2014: Outrage
The store made the local news as a local killjoy whinged about
crotchless knickers displayed in the shop window. Eileen Robinson
I am not a killjoy. This shop is in between
McDonald's and the Pantomime Theatre shop, it's inappropriate for
youngsters and is not acceptable. These kind of knickers are
offensive and are a reinforcement of negative views of women's and
children's roles regarding domination of sexual identity.
An Ann Summers spokesman apologised and said that it was not company
policy to display erotic products in the shop window.
Closed in August 2006.
Licensed and opened in 2008. No longer listed by 2015.
93 Cavendish Place
Tel: 01323 749138
From the shop, December 2005: Kinky uniforms
We now stock a large range of lingerie and kinky uniforms by Wild Designs as
well as a large range of leather/bondage wear made exclusively for our
stores. We also now stock Honour / Skin Too Rubber etc as well as designer
Toys such as the Electrastim etc.
We actually stock about 2000
DVD's and 750 Video's in each store, we will endeavour however to get any
R18 DVD for any customer and we do stock from every available distributor /
wholesaler in the UK. We get approximately 50 New Release films every week.
We also specialise in our range of magazines and 2000 or so toys, lubes,
creams etc and likewise will endeavour to get any item a customer may want.
We don't however stock a great amount of lingerie or novelties.
All our DVD's are £25-£30 and videos are £20-£25 with discounts available
for multiple buys. We exchange DVDs for £10 within 7 days of purchase or £15
thereafter. We have weekly special offers and all out staff are trained and
knowledgeable with regards to our products. We pride ourselves on being
clean, brightly lit and "female" friendly and also carry a large range of
We also have a film club whereby we give a free DVD to regular
customers who have purchased 5 DVD's, this doesn't require any personal
information, simply a password specific to that individual customer. This is
a loyalty club. we do after all appreciate and reward our regular customers
as many would testify.
From Mike: Huge range of toys
Secret Desires specialises in R18 films, hardcore mags and a huge range
of toys. They stock over 1000 DVDs and the staff are ok, a very female
They also have another slightly larger branch at Hastings with the same
8 Drummond Street
Licensed. Previously Leather & Lace Fantasies.
News from Adult Conceptions, January 2015: Closing
The store is set to close at the end of January 2015.
Review from ETO Mystery Shopper, May 2012: Friendly Manager
New R18 DVDs are mostly
£30 with some at £20-25.
Older titles are £15.
A three star shop with a friendly five star manager.
Unlicensed. Exotic, glamorous lingerie, footwear, dance / club wear and
toys. Reported closed by January 2015
Fem 2 Dom
Licensed. Previously Leather and Lace Fantasies, Ownership connections
with Adult Conceptions. Specialises in fetish and bondage gear. Reported
closed by January 2015.
Previously a luxurious, eco-erotic boutique for women.
Now a chocolate shop.
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)
Licensed. Listing checked in 2015.
From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2012: Perfectly decent
DVDs are £30
with many at 2 for £30 and others at
3 for £30.
A perfectly decent but rather lacklustre shop.
From the Edinburgh Evening
Sells videos and DVDs for between £30 and £40, and has a
limited number of sex toys for sale. Most of the movies are male-female and
lesbian films featuring group sex, and there are a few more explicit films.
Some feature fetish sex and pregnant women having sex.
5 Barony Street
Tel: 0131 4774756
Mon-Fri: 11am - 7pm
Sat: 11am -6pm
Sun: noon - 5pm
Licensed. Primarily for gay men. Listing checked in 2012.
From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2012: Very Relaxed
A huge range of R18 DVDs, straight as well as gay.
These are mostly priced at £30 and
A very relaxed shop.
From the Edinburgh Evening
Caters mainly for gay men and offers videos, DVDs and
magazines featuring gay sex acts. The shop also offers films and magazines
containing images of straight male-female sex.
49 Bread Street
Tel: 0131 2290314
Licensed. Previously Erogenous Zone. Listing checked in 2014.
From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2012: Ultimately unimpressive
DVDs were £15
to £30 (with a multibuy of 3
Review from David, August 2008: Comfortable and Relaxed
Decent range of DVDs and mags, with some outfits and toys, too. DVDs
appear to be priced at £35 each, with some special offers. Trade in and
rental service, too.
Friendly staff when I last visited, and you feel comfortable and
relaxed as you browse.
From the Edinburgh Evening News
The outlet sells
a range of pornographic videos, DVDs and magazines from around the world for
between £20 and £30. Most of the titles only feature explicit scenes of
male-female sex or lesbian sex. Also offers videos featuring gay sex between
Scandals Adult Shop
Licensed shop. Previously All Things Sexy. Closed by 2015
||Adam and Eves
The Taboo Shop
32 Port Street
Tel: 01386 45139
Opened Dec 1st 2006, fully licensed.
Listing verified in 2015
From Taboo, July 2008: Touch, Feel and
The shop itself is fitted with beech slat wall with cream inserts
leading down to tile flooring in marble effect. Chrome grid wall separates
the DVDs from the toys and lingerie, We carry over 1500 DVDs on display,
and customers can browse without feeling they are being looked at by
others looking at toys or lingerie.
Glass cabinets carry the best sellers like rabbits, glass toys and so on.
The front window also has chrome grid wall on the inside and this area is
mainly for our range of leather products, like whips and bondage gear.
We are now in our second year at Evesham, and we have been a great success
not only with locals but surrounding areas. We encourage people to touch,
feel and enjoy. In other words we not only give them advice on any product
we sell, but remove it from the box, insert batteries and show them the
product features, good and bad points. By being straight forward, and
honest we have a lot of repeat customers and new customers from
133 Fore Street
Licensed. Previously Fantasy World. Listing checked in
Thanks to Richard, December 2005: Unimpressed
Do not buy anything from these people.. I've known this chain of shop
since around 1990 and they are still cowboys. Do not confuse them with the
Spanish porn production company, Private, who are a superb and reputable
The Exeter shop is not the worst I've seen, however if you go in with a
coupon from a newspaper they will tell you "no, no - we aren't involved in
that offer.." or if you try to get a 50% credit on their (way-overpriced)
DVD's you will be told: no - you should have read the sign more
carefully, we only exchange like-for-like.
Save your money - go to
Simply Pleasure at the other end of town or if you are looking for
porn mags, you'll find the "Read & Return" bookshop just opposite.
156 Sidwell Street
Tel: 01392 258 589
Licensed. Previously Love Shack.
Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2016: Lovely
A thoroughly lovely shop with two floors of
Lots of R18 DVDs typically
£30 with a 3 for 2 multi-buy offer. There is a 3
for 1 offer on clearance DVDs
Thanks to Richard, December 2005:
The biggest and brightest
Simply Pleasure is probably the biggest and
brightest sex-shop in the south-west. The staff are courteous and helpful
and never do that irritating - hovering behind you "are you looking for
anything in particular, sir" - routine. It's a nice shop.
They don't stock many porn mags because at the other end of town is the
excellent "Read&Return" bookshop which has a really big porn mag section at
the back of the shop -buy new or used.
For hardcore dvd's though, Simply Pleasure is well stocked. Prices as I
recall are £45 each or £60 for 2 ( not sure tho) which is a lot, but you can
return a dvd (with receipt!) to get a 50% credit on another one. It's the
sex-toys that are the main feature of the shop - prices are high (as is
always the case if you don't buy mail-order), but they make a point of
trying to stock good quality sex-toys that really work ( ask them about the
new high tech multi- feature vibrators!). Top marks also for being
The shop is difficult to find if you don't know your way around Exeter so
take a street map (don't say I didn't warn you!) but there is a small
pay-parking zone just outside the shop which is very convenient. One last
thing - you might want to take your own bag if you are a little self-concious.
They may have changed plastic bag designs by now, but the old "love-shack"
branded plastic bags were anything but discreet!