Toy Shopping in Chicago  

rm_cele2flowers 42F
118 posts
7/30/2005 6:31 pm

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Toy Shopping in Chicago

I just returned late last night from a work trip to Chicago. After finishing what I had to do with work around lunchtime, I decided it was time to go toy shopping. I gotta admit, there are some parts of Chicago I'm not gonna go to alone at any time of the day. This trip ended up in the Lakeview area though. I'd done a little researching the night before, mostly just figuring out where the shops were and how to get to them. Thankfully I had my head on and wore a comfy pair of walking shoes!

The first store I went to was Cupid's Treasure. Gotta say that I like the name! I think I was there for an hour. What can I say, I'm from a small town in Iowa where, after the one store we have here, the next closest is about 2 hours away! And the store we have here has your average unadventurous selection. If you're into advanced bdsm, you're SOL! They had a really nice selection of stuff though. I couldn't decide what I wanted! I have a bad habit of buying things while looking very hopefully into the future at using what I bought with someone. I thought long and hard (oh boy) over a harness and dildo, but decided against it since I don't currently have a gf (or bf willing to try it) to use it with. So I finally chose yet another vibe to add to my collection. I went and checked out and the dude checking me out had to test it. I do believe that's the first time I've ever gone to a toy store and they actually tested it to make sure it worked before sending me home with it! I commented that it was nice of them to do that since I live about 3 or 4 hours away! Apparently he appreciated that little factoid because he's apparently considering opening up a toy store in a small town in North Carolina. He asked for suggestions on what I'd do on going about it. My suggestions: a very very subtle store name and a web page for the store. I probably should've also mentioned the fact that having a really really nice selection of stuff would help, but I have a feeling carry a large inventory in small town NC being difficult.

After this I walked the 5 of 6 blocks to Pleasure Chest. All I could say was "WOW! Where's my rich uncle when I need him?!" They had a slightly smaller selection of some toys, but larger selection of others. Thankfully I'd decided against the harness and dildo thing by the time I got there because I wasn't gonna find anything I wanted there! Same thing pretty much went for regular vibes. BUT, I did leave there with something, happily. Now I just need to find someone that wants to play with it with me! It's a nice little remote control butterfly. I'm thinking it'd be kinda fun to wear out in public and they can just fuck around with me with it.

My trip was over with that and I got ready for the long drive home. Surprisingly, I didn't see swings in either store. Must not be a fast mover!

I'm curious what any of you would do if you were to open up a store like this. What would you name it? What kind of items would you carry? Where would you try hardest to be located (like downtown or along the interstate near truck stops)? Is there anything else that you would do with the store?

I'll go first:
Name: The Pleasure Palace
Location: Downtown
Items carried: Various vibes, dildos/dongs, harnesses, penis pumps (does anyone really use those?), bdsm items that aren't cheap and cheezy, vibrators and toys for couples, his and her's lingerie, and different foods that can be used for sex play that don't spoil quickly. Also, the obligatory videos, some selected just for women (who really thinks of us with porn??). Finally, a few good books on erotica, technique, ideas and positions.


fishn4funwithu 47M

7/31/2005 10:59 am

I'm not to sure I would be very good at running one of those businesses since I do not have any experience with the products other than the movies and mags. I would recommend finding a few fiends to help you with product testing and research.


UdderPuttyBiped 37M
102 posts
8/9/2005 5:02 am

I'm not sure which small town you live in, but I can tell you right now there is a "Pleasure Palace" porn store right here in Iowa City. It's not exactly downtown, but it's not terribly far from downtown either.


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