This store is situated just off the A1 motorway on the North Bound carriageway. I think this used to be a restaurant or something like that as the location is not your usual place for a Adult Store.
Located next to a petrol station, it is signed, but only just before the turn off into the car park. Plenty of parking spaces. If you want to be little more discreet or are a bit nervous of being seen heading to an adult shop, then I suggest you park
around the side of the store
The store is large, open plan and it seemed well organised and set out.
Plenty of choice of sexy clothing, sex toys and R18 DVD's. DVD's had been separated in genres and the choice was good. A television at the back of the store was playing some R18 Movie which caught my eye.
The DVD's are not cheap at £30 each, but the prices are pretty much the same across any location now. They do discount deals if you buy several DVD's and you're feeling flush.
When I visited this store I was the only person there. The female member of staff was reading something at the counter. I said Hello and she replied. I was looking around the store around 10 minutes she never once came over to speak with me.
I am used to the usual If you need any help speech but didn't even get that. I did have a few questions but decided to leave it.
The Location is rather unusual, but if you are travelling on the A1 its probably worth a stop.
I didn't bother me in the slightest that the staff didn't ask me if I wanted any help, but this would of been nice.
Worth a visit if you're passing.
Erotique 4 You
448 Ashley Road
The shop applied for a sex shop licence in February 2010.
From Erotique 4 You, February 2010: New Shop
Erotique4you is a new shop open in Parkstone with a large selection of sexy dance wear, lingerie and lots more…
Opened in May 2013. Moved to Bournemouth in September 2014
The shop has a novel approach to hurrying up long time browsers by suggesting that they risk being reported to police as potential perverts along with CCTV footage. Hopefully tongue in cheek, but in Stasi Britain one can never be
quite sure that there isn't an element of truth.
There was a good range of R18 material available, amounting to 350 video and another 350 DVD titles according to the staff with more expected soon. There was also a fair selection of sex toys and some magazines.
The two male staff were very friendly and unassuming and quite willing to let people browse on their own or provide advise if requested. Portsmouth City Council's foolish provision that *anyone* entering the shop *must* show proof of age had already
been abandoned by the time I arrived at midday, which was a shame as no one has asked me for proof of age for more than 20 years.
The DVD's and Video's are expensive with every one marked up at £40, but there are also numerous offers available such as 2 for £60, 4 for £100, bundled packs of 10 for £60 and 20 for £100. There is also 50% off for part
exchange (with receipt) and it is well worth asking to see what other offers they are willing to make. I bought Private Gladiator parts 1 and 2 (3 discs) for £40.
Overall a bit expensive, but still worth a visit and definitely a massive improvement over previously.
Licensed and trading since December 2001. Moved to new premises on the same street in 2013. Previously known as The Adult Shop.
Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2017: Cluttered
The shop was busy perhaps due to R18s being priced at £20 each or 3 for £40.
Magazines are also on sale but the shop is a little cluttered.
From The Adult Shop:
Has recently been extended and a new toys and clothes section has been fitted with a new fantastic dolls selection extended. With all the new videos, dvds and mags there's something for everyone so come and meet our friendly staff who will be
happy to meet you!
Visited recently, NOT as stated in description by owner: one to avoid...Poor customer service...when will people learn that politeness and friendliness are the key to selling, not haggling and cynicism...
64 Lancaster Road
Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Licensed since 2001
Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2017: A good range of DVDs
A good range of R18 DVDs with most at £25 or 3 for £50. There were also videos at £15 and £10 with equivalent multi-buy deals.
The location is good being close to the town centre.
News March 2014: Sign of the Times
The request for new signage was rejected by Preston Council. Vice chairman, Councillor Carl Crompton, spouted:
If it hadn't had the couple on it would have gone through. But with the couple in, some of the members thought it could possibly lead to younger children asking questions that the adults might not want to answer. It was just inappropriate for
something that's opposite the Town Hall and one of the main thoroughfares through the city.
News March 2014: New Signage
The shop has applied to the council for new signage. The council have asked the shop to be more discreet than at present.