Some people love to brag about it, others prefer to keep their private business strictly under lock and key. Regardless of how you go about your way of spreading the love, everyone can agree that sex is really what makes the world go round.
If you’re starting fresh with someone new, getting over the initial hurdle of jumping under the covers for the first time is exciting, but if you’re deep into a committed relationship, it’s fair to say the nightly dance of love can become a little stale in comparison. And let’s not even begin to talk about the requirements of Valentine’s Day.
Situations like this can be easily alleviated by adding a little spice into the mix.
That’s where online sex shops can come into play. You can find all the material you want for free on other websites, but introducing sex toys, revealing clothing and intimate games into the bedroom can reignite a dying flame and keep things interesting. You don’t even have to visit online sex shops if you’re in a couple. Horny singles can enjoy the fruits of their labour too, with the likes of fleshlights proving to be suitable substitutes for single guys everywhere.
Enjoy, you Casanova, you.
What started in 2002 from a single computer in founder Richard Longhurst's apartment has grown to become the biggest name in the online sex shop business. Sex toys for him, her and couples dominate the catalogue – all body safe, of course – but an extensive range of clothing, bondage and other kinks are all catered for too. Add to that a customer service team that are available 24/7 and a points-based perks program and you'll wonder how your sex life ever worked without it.
Satisfyer by name, satisfying by nature, this online sex toy store wants to bring toys and sexual wellness to the masses through well-performing products at affordable prices. With app-controlled toys on the horizon and an already extensive selection of the 'classics', Satisfyer is in the game of giving each and every one of you mind-blowing orgasms.
Male? Single? Like to engage in some self-love? You need a fleshlight. Male? Taken? Still like to engage in some self-love? You need a fleshlight. Voted the number one male sex toy in the world, a Fleshlight gives you all the benefits of a sexual relationship, without the cuddling afterwards. No matter how you like to be handled, there's a 'light for you. Want to get up close to your favourite porn stars without the starstruck stutters? You'll find plenty of models moulded to their particular curves. Others meanwhile can vibrate you in ways no woman could ever replicate. Buy one and you'll become very accustomed to your bedroom, guaranteed.
As the name implies, Dame Products is an online store for all things pleasure for women. Developing the brand based on research that claims women are less-likely to orgasm during sex and that women generally find sex less pleasurable than guys, Dame Products set out to "close the pleasure gap",
An extensive range of toys and accessories await any damsel in sexual distress, including Eva, the most crowd-funded sex toy in history. If you're unsure which toy is best for your needs, a handy quiz will help show you the way.
US-based online shop for all things pleasurable Jimmy Jane, has been developing and crafting its own toys for him, for her and for you as a couple ever since 2004.
All products are designed around the intimacy and excitement of sex, and encourage you to explore your innermost desires.
Another online wonderland for all things lovemaking, PinkCherry strives to offer some of the most affordable sex-related products around, and for them to come (to your door) quicker than you. Shop for toys, both vibrating and non-vibrating, including those for anal play (there, we said it) clothing; lubricants; pumps and sex swings...to name a few.
The shop that does what it says on the tin, Adult Shop is the number one shop in Australia for all your adult sexual needs. Like other stores you'll find an incredibly wide range of toys, clothing, oils and educational books, should you need to be clued up in all things Karma sutra.
Promising the next best thing in male sex toys, Arcwave and its flagship product, the Ion, offers a new kind of male pleasure sleeve. Instead of using silicon to create stimulation, the Ion uses pulsating airwaves. These airwaves are targeted at the pleasure receptors near the head, which Arcwave claims allows guys to experience the closest thing to a female orgasm. And we're all about equality.
Good Vibes isn't just a place where you can indulge in your filthiest fantasies, but it also puts a strong focus on education. The company can be traced back to 1977 when sex-ed teacher Joani Blank founded the first bricks and mortar store in San Francisco. Since then Good Vibes has been on a mission to bring safe, non-judgemental sex to everyone, no matter their race, gender or identity.
Lelo is a brand of luxury sex toys that have proven to be exceptionally popular since the company was founded in 2003. Toys can be remote controlled, either by yourself or a partner, which is sure to keep things interesting, and you can even find a male-specific toy that will give you feedback based on your performance (buy at your own discretion). But if you really want to show guests to your chambers who's King Dick (or you just want to overcompensate) you can invest in an all-gold toy with its own set of matching cufflinks.
Smile Makers by name, smile makers by nature. At least, for women anyway. This women's only brand of silent vibrators was founded to give women the pleasure they deserve (and for when you're unable to). Thoughtfully designed (dare we say they're good-looking?) and with enough power to deliver Cheshire Cat-like smiles, you'll want to keep one of these in your bag wherever you go.
Adam & Eve
Named after perhaps the most famous couple to have ever lived, Adam & Even has been sending screaming shockwaves through bedrooms everywhere for the past 45 years. No matter your vice you can have it fulfilled here, and anything you do buy will be dealt with and shipped to you discreetly. The company is keen to promote safe sex too, and features advice from Dr. Jenni Skyler, a certified therapist and sexologist.
Shop In Private
If the other sites on this list still can't cater to your every whim, you may want to check out Shop In Private. The company says itself its very purpose is to sell "weird" products and even caters for what you may consider to be an "embarrassing" condition. You'll find no judgement from us. And if you've ever wanted to send an ex a humiliating gift or something to your old boss who fired you, you can do so here, with the luxury of them never finding out it was you who sent it.
Yes you can still find lingerie and underwear here, but if it's toys you're after, you'll find a huge range here from the biggest named brands. Whether it's something to fulfil your 50 Shades desires or something extra-waterproof to boost bath time, Sex Toys is sure to satisfy.
"We're gonna rock down to..." Sexy Avenue has been supplying sex toys to starved singles and craving couples since 1999. The French company adds new products each day and boasts it has one of the largest libraries of sexual paraphernalia around. You can dabble in a bit of BDSM, enhance your experience with some aphrodisiacs or even bring edibles into the bedroom in the form body paint. Bon Appétit.
If you want to take your sexual experiences to a whole new level, check our Kiiroo. This Dutch company (obviously) specialises in interactive sex toys. They include toys that can be controlled remotely, so if you and your other half find yourself at a great distance from one another, you can engage yourselves in better-than-phone-sex. Kiiroo is also responsible for developing the Titan, a virtual-reality toy (headset included) that can connect to adult movies, putting you in the seat of the action (or whichever other position the male protagonist finds himself in), so you can feel like you're the one being serviced, right down to the last stroke.
Club X has been coming to the aid of sex-mad and sex-starved Australians since 1975. It sells it products not just online, but through physical retail stores as well, so you can slip in on your way home from work to pick up a gift for the better half, or something for yourself to indulge your wildest fantasies. Or, you know, a male self-love assistant. With 1-2 hour "Xpress" delivery, completely discreet packaging, and a mysterious free gift with every purchase, Club X could become your new go-to nightly hang out.
Adult Toy Mega Store
Mega Store by name and nature now, as this Aussie online sex palace also claims to be the country's number 1. Adult Toy Mega Store at least backs it up claiming to beat prices of its competitors, and with a warehouse bursting at the seams with over 8,000 products, including vibrators, dildos, back-passage-specific toys and all things bondage, you should definitely check it out. Who knows, you may find a new kink.
Hailing from Melbourne, Wild Secrets has been spicing up the love lives of Australians nationwide since 1993. The key to the company's success is the rigorous quality control processes that all products meet not only safety standards (you wouldn't want anything getting stuck anywhere) but the highest possible quality standards too. Hey, you've got to enjoy the experience, right? You name it, or think about it, and Wild Secrets will almost certainly stock it.