The first two weeks of February are even more exciting at Sh! than usual. With Valentine's around the corner, it's our busiest time of year, but that doesn't stop our colourful life being sometimes challeged by wandering nuns and huge lollipops!
MONDAY: NUNS VISIT
To our surprise, 2 elderly nuns step into the shop. We almost schoo them out, as we're unsure how familiar nuns are with pleasure products, and however used we are to challenging, as well as having our own assumptions around sexuality challenged, this one feels just a bit TOO sureal!
Turns out they are collecting for charity in the neighbourhood and thought they'd stop by to rattle their tin. Once inside, our nuns realised what they've wandered into, but quickly get over their surprise, tell us it's a 'very colourful shop' and then toddle back out, smiling.
TUESDAY: FOR THE LOVE OF TENGA EGGS
We spend the afternoon writing about Tenga eggs - masturbation toys for men, basically. Not your usual type of masturbators, mind… There’s no pretend lady-lips (of either the upstairs of downstairs variety) just a fun egg, textured on the inside, for him top slip into and slide up and down…
We manage to seduce myself with my descriptive writing, and end up wishing we had the equipment required to enjoy them. If we had penises, we'd have a whole row of Tenga toys lined up and enjoy using every one!
WEDNESDAY: BLOW HIS MIND!
Class days are always exciting, especially the Blow His Mind oral sex workshop that we're happy to say is one of the most popular, complete with specially made Sh! dildos and lots of flavoured lube!
The group of ladies arriving are very excited and keen to learn - glass of bubbly in hand we start with studying hot spots on Bob, the anatomically correct dildo and piece de resistance, before moving on to lubes, chocolate body paint and normal size dildos for the practical part.
No doubt their fellas are in for a Valentine's treat!
THURSDAY: EROTICA READING
It was a fantastic full house evening, the pink bubbly was free flowing, the cupcakes lovely as usual. The reading took an unexpected, wonderful turn when one of the guests' husband started to translate all stories to sign language - and we begun to think that he has to be a fixture for all future reading, it was so sweet, thoughtful and funny.
Huge thanks to all the writers who contributed and everyone in the audience for coming as well - if you didn't have a chance to come by, do click on the author links above and read their erotic story tasters. You may find a great bedtime erotica for Valentine's Night ;)
FRIDAY: HOW TO TALK DIRTY
A new book has arrived - How to Talk Dirty- and we toy with the idea of doing a how-to-talk-dirty class.
That would be fun and empowering!
Thinking about classes, we email the supplier who sent us lollipops to use for the Blow His Mind classes. The lollipops were absolutely HUGE - we couldn’t get our lips around them (which mostly defeats the purpose!)
She replies immediately, promising to look into the possibility of having smaller ones made - so our classes may become even sweeter soon!
We hope you all have a fantastic Valentine's weekend! (Oh, and we are open as usual, just in case you need a last minute little something for your boo or yourself.)
Team Sh! xx
TALES FROM SH!, THE UK'S FIRST WOMEN'S SEX SHOP (SADLY CLOSED SINCE COVID LOCKDOWN)