Looking to buy adult accessories, bedroom basics and erotic essentials?
The Adult Shop is an Australian retailer offering a wide range of sex toys and adult products for sale online as well as in their bricks-and-mortar stores.
In this review, we take a look at the product range offered by the Adult Shop as well as find out what makes them such a trusted online retailer.
What is The Adult Shop?
The Adult Shop has been in the mail order and adult retail industry for 20+ years and has a strong reputation for swift delivery, competitive pricing and clear customer communication. As well as offering products online, they also have 11 physical stores in Western Australia and Tasmania where you can pick up an item instantly.
Adult Shop also offers:
- Hassle free returns.
- Free delivery on all orders over $50.
- Discreet and plain packaging to protect your privacy.
- Free $20 voucher when you sign up to the newsletter.
- Payment using ZipPay credit where you can own a product now but pay for it later.
Their website receives around 125,000 visitors each month and the stores are generally reviewed well by customers, receiving 4+ stars on Google Reviews.
Their product range is quite diverse and is particularly commended for its range of LGBTQI sex toys. Yes, we know that, irrespective of which way you swing in bed, the LGBTQI community have the same kind of needs but the Adult Shop has curated its products to offer a range which is popular with this sector (see below).
Product descriptions are quite comprehensive and features some good, high-quality images of the products as well as customer reviews and a simple star rating. Many of the items also include a product video where the staff go through the basics. This was one of the things we liked about the site most and, though it could be cringeworthy for some, it is an important way to really ‘view’ a product before purchasing it online.
Sex Toys & Essentials
The sex toys and essentials line at the Adult Shop is a comprehensive one and you can expect to find everything from anal eroticism and bondage and fetish gear through to penis pumps, vobrators and cock rings. The products are catalogued well and you can easily navigate your way around the site or use the search tool to find what you are looking for.
Pretty much all of the main manufacturers are represented here including LELO, Fleshlight and Coco de Mer. However, the products aren’t organised anywhere by manufacturer so, if you want a selection of a company’s full range then you’ll need to search for them.
The lingerie category has a good selection of classics like babydolls, body stockings and chemises as well as costumes, bustiers and erotic sets. Most are available in a good range of size but they also have a Queen Size section with over 60 choices of erotic panties, body-stockings and teddies.
Bondage & Fetish Sex Toys
The range of BDSM gear at the Adult Shop is fairly mainstream and no seasoned connoisseurs of the fetlife will be overly excited by what is on offer. However, there are some interesting items available including sounding wands, spiked pinwheels and ball gags. You can also find some big BDSM brands available including Tom of Finland, Scandal and Master Series.
Newbies, amateurs and the curious will also find plenty to be thrilled over when these see nipple play, restraint kits and whips and paddles. Best sellers here include the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Fantasy Swing and the Deluxe Shock Therapy Travel Kit.
Also popular are beginners ball gags, metal cuffs and all-in-one bondage kits.
Fun & Games
As ever, the novelty selection features some great gag gifts and hen night essentials. Couples or saucy singles may also be interested in the games section which includes the ever-popular Sex! The Board Game and the kinky Bondage Seductions Game.
There is nothing here that really sets the world on fire or is particularly ground-breaking but the Adult Shop is one of only a few mainstream sex shops that offers a category for the LGBTQI community. As well as strap-ons and double ended dildos, you can also expect to find plenty of anal-centric toys and essentials including lube and enemas.
The best sellers in this range are the Dillion 16-inch Double Dong, the Hush Remote Controlled But Plug by Lovense and the harness-free ‘strap-on’, Tantus Realdoe More. Designed to be internally by a woman, this exciting sex toys works the PC muscles and allows for skin on skin penetration of your partner at a natural angle.
The Adult Shop also offers a direct link to the Adults.Com site where you can download or stream premium porn featuring some of the leading adult stars. Most of the content is usually only available at subscription costs but here you can stream on demand from popular studios like Marc Dorcel, Evil Angel, Digital Sin and Kink.com
Most of the content is HD quality and you can select to stream and download, stream only or purchase a hard copy on DVD.
At present, there is no loyalty programme offered by the Adult Shop, either in-store or online.
All orders over a value of $50 are delivered free of charge. Orders under this value will be charged a flat rate of $10.
At the present time, online orders are only accepted for delivery within Australia and are sent using Australia Post Express.
Orders are dispatched in discreet and plain packaging that has no mention of the company name on the exterior.
As well as being a popular online sex toy retailer, the Adult Shop are also on the high streets of Western Australia and Tasmania. You can find an Adult Shop in one of the following locations:
- Albany – 42a Sanford Road, Albany, WA
- Bunbury – 20 Arthur Street, Bunbury, WA
- Fremantle – 99 High Street, Fremantle, WA
- Innaloo – 383 Scarborough Beach Road, Innaloo, WA
- Joondalup – Cnr Reid Promenade & Grand Boulevard, Joondalup, WA
- Kalgoorlie – Shop 8 Maritana Mall, Kalgoorlie, WA
- Perth – 112 Barrack Street, Perth, WA
- Rivervale – Eastgate Centre, 49-59 Gt Eastern Hwy, Rivervale, WA
- Rockingham – 15 Railway Terrace, Rockingham, WA
- Victoria Park – 267 Albany Highway, Victoria Park, WA
- Tasmania – 98 Main Road, Moonah, Tasmania
You can find all of the Adult Shop’s product range along with details of how to order via their website or you can contact them via phone at 1800 609 000. Service hours are between 8.00am to 3.00pm (WST), Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, you can visit the Adult Shop at one of their bricks and mortar stores (see above).
You can also stay up to date with the Adult Shop via Social Media. They are relatively active and often feature new product lines, special offers and promotions:
Don’t forget, you can also sign up for the Adult Shop newsletter and receive a free $20 voucher.
All prices above are quoted in AUD and that these have been checked as correct at the time of our review (October 2018). Please check website for up to date prices.
Featured image via the Adult Shop (Instagram).