When I first walked into a sex store I envisioned my very Catholic and very Dominican mother dropping to her knees. “Santo Dios!” she yelled while dousing me with holy water. I’d scurry right out, like a mouse that’s been caught in a trashcan. I felt like such a sinner.
Eventually, I pushed my mami guilt aside and returned to that very sex shop in the West Village. I perused the mini bullets. I shrieked when introduced to a 10-inch dido. A late bloomer, I couldn’t handle all of that, but I really wanted to buy a vibrator. I just feared Mami would ”discover” it while “organizing my drawers.” So I went the safe route. Just like the first time, I walked out of the sex shop empty-handed and used my well-equipped fingers instead.
Now, I’m an adult. What my mother knows may hurt her, but it doesn’t affect me anymore. I have one life to live, and I want to live it in a sex shop! Or at least be able to go to a sex shop with my boyfriend.
Yes, I said my boyfriend. Going to a sex shop with your significant other is healthy for a relationship. A sex shop is the perfect place to spice up what happens en la cama. Or in a bathroom stall of a club in Midtown, if you’re a little kinky. (Take that, Mami!) But back to that sex shop in Long Island. That’s where my boo and I ventured to one weekend.
You should visit a sex shop with your man as it allows you to:
Get to Know His Kinks
We all have fetishes. Your man may gravitate toward a specific sex toy over another. Maybe he’s into role-play. Maybe he’s into S&M. If you haven’t already, you will discover this when you are in a sex shop. Read the rest of the tips on Latina.com!