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Sam Private
Bridge Street

Reported closed and all signage removed in March 2010.

Bangor , North Wales

Nice 'n' Naughty

Nice 'n' Naughty
High Street
LL57 1NP

Closed in 2019

Customers are now invited to shop online with a 10% discount (excluding sales) using the discount code BANG10 at

Nice 'n' Naughty

Bangor, Northern Ireland

Bliss Adult Play Things
Bingham Mall
Northern Ireland
BT20 5AJ

No internet presence in 2011, so presumably closed


Private Shop
Doncaster Rd
S70 1TH

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019.


Pulse & Cocktails

462 Doncaster Road
S70 3EY

Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm
Sun & Bank hols: closed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2016: Don't look

£ 10 hardcore magazines were marked sealed, do not open.

DVDs were mostly £ 25, with 3 for £ 50 and 7 for £ 100 offers. Others premium titles were £ 30.

A pleasant and expansive shop.

From Pulse & Cocktails, Feb 2007: DVD Heaven
This newly refurbished and good sized, one-stop shop in Barnsley offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the shop manager.
The store is open 6 days a week, apart from holidays.

The store has an excellent range of sex toys, games and novelties along with a good assortment of lingerie, stockings and uniforms.

The store has a separate film department on the first floor and is DVD heaven with over 3,000 XXX DVDS.

Head towards Barnsley from the Stairfoot roundabout, we are approximately 300-400 yards further up the road on the right hand side on the corner of Hoyle Mill Road.
There is ample roadside parking around the shop

Barrow in Furness

Private Shop
Dalkeith Street
A14 4SP

Appears to have closed by December 2011.

Barrow in Furness

Simply Pleasure

21 Dalkeith Street
Barrow in Furness
LA14 1ST

Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Tel: 0122 9827450


From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2014: Beyond charming

The manageress was beyond charming.

The stock was broad and interesting.

R18 DVDs are £ 15 to £ 25. There is also a 3 for the price of 2 deal on DVDs and toys


The Private Shop
Lower Bristol Rd.

Licensed closed by 2018


Tavistock Street
MK40 2UK

Licensed. Closed in 2014.


Private Shop
Tavistock Street
MK40 2RP

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019

Belfast see also Newtownabbey

Bliss Adult Play Things

Liberty Belfast
20 North Street

Closed at Smithfield Square West in February 2014.
Now at Liberty Belfast

From Liberty Belfast

On the adult side of things our extensive range of goods (too much to list it all) includes everything from hen and stag night novelties, naughty adult gifts and games, lingerie, shoes-boots, dress up, fetish wear, sex toys for him - her and couples.


North Street Arcade

Presumably lost when the arcade was burnt down in an arson attack.


The Gresham Bookshop

2 Gresham Street
BT1 1JN News June 2007: Fined

Fined for selling R18 videos without a license even though the shitty council refused to grant license


Gresham Tapes & Video

25 Gresham Street


Miss Behavin'

Unit 2, 2-8 Gresham Street


News November 2014: Licence refused

Belfast City Council has said no to licensed sex shops on a city centre street. The committee claimed that the appropriate number of sex establishments in the Gresham Street locality remain as nil .

News September 2014: Licence Application

Belfast Council moralists have in the past have refused to grant sex shop licences just because. In 2003 Miss Behavin' applied for a licence which was rejected. The shop initiated an appeal which was escalated all the way to the UK's high court which eventually upheld the council's right to ban sex shops just because they felt like it.

Now Miss Behavin' look set to apply for a licence again and early reports from councillors is that opinions are 'divided' which looks a lot more promising than in 2003.



Gresham Street


News November 2014: Licence refused

Belfast City Council has said no to licensed sex shops on a city centre street. The committee claimed that the appropriate number of sex establishments in the Gresham Street locality remain as nil .

News October 2014: Licence Application

MissTique has joined Miss Behavin' by submitting an application for a licence for a second sex shop called Misstique in the same area.


Mr Bliss
Smithfield Square West

Reported closed in 2014


Naughty but Nice
Smithfield Square

Closed February 2014


Perfect Pleasures
North Street

Reported closed in 2013


Smithfield Square



The Private Emporium
North Street

Closed by 2012

Belfast see also Newtownabbey


31 Gresham St


Tel: 028 90 333233

Previously Private Lines

News, May 2015: Mentioned in Dispatches

The shop was mentioned in the news when a shoplifting case was heard in court.

From the archive:

The longest running sex shop in the city (and indeed Ireland).

The shop is of a moderate size and nicely presented. A good range of DVD's and videos (yes, somebody is still selling them!) plus a wide variety of toys, novelties and adult mags. Helpful staff a plus as well. Well worth a visit.

Biggleswade see also Sandy

Dominion of Pleasure
Short Mead Street
SG18 0AP

Company closed in 2006



Scandals Adult Shop

4 Marion Street
CH41 6LT

Mon-Fri: 9-6.30pm
Sat: 9.30-6pm

Tel: 0151 666 1444

Licensed in 2004. Listing checked in December 2017.

News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

Scandals has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2012 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

From Dawn: Recent refurb

Even before its recent refurbishment making the shop at least 4 times as big, it was well worth a visit for all your sexual needs and more. The staff would order you stuff that they didn't have in and they nearly always had items in.

Since it's recent refurb, however, their stock has become more widespread with new items arriving every day. The staff knew their regulars and would show the latest arrivals they knew we would enjoy. Their array of vibrators and anal toys was vast, along with their dvds and videos.

The staff are great, they try out all the items and will let u try the open vibrators that are behind the counter before you buy. They make you feel welcome and follow our own belief that sex is completely natural and as a woman feel at ease going in their on my own.

Scandals is well worth a visit

Birmingham See also West Bromwich

Adultshop Superstore

Edwards St,
B1 2RX
(near National Indoor Arena)

Reported closed in April 2012.


Adult World

1 Hinckley Street
B5 4EB

Mon-Sat: 10am-10pm
Sun: 11am-4pm


adult world birmingham centre

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2020: Tidy

Tidy, comprehensive + good staff

News October 2019: License renewed

The licence was renewed despite a whinge from the nighbouring Old Rep theatre complaining about people handing around.

News July 2019: Changed hands

Adult World in Hay Mills changed hands in 2013. The owners further acquired the city centre shop and sex cinema on Hinkley Street in July 2019.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2013: Perfectly Decent

No longer any reference to a sex cinema but still has lap dancing and preview booths.

Most R18 DVDs are a basic £30 but have a 3 for 2 offer. There are also titles at £20 and a clearance line at £10.

There was a helpful manager who made for perfectly decent licensed store.

Review from Gerry, Oct 2009: Spot On

Your current comments are spot on.

DVDs are expensive, cinema show is excellent. Striptease is fine and the young lady doubles up as the lap dancer. Lap dance costs £20.

Review July 2006: 'one-stop' sex central

I know this review section is supposed to be about shops. How about a shop, a cinema, preview booths, a striptease (four times daily), Oh! yes! I forgot...a private lapdance... No kidding!

As far as I know this place is a one-off! This 'shop' is simply a 'one-stop' sex central

The sex shop alone is worth a visit. They must have 2000 titles available. A great range of toys and clothing too... there were a few ladies in there and couples. As well the usual mix of guys like myself.

It has a 100 seat cinema... playing many of the latest releases. Special preview booths are there too... and I've only ever seen these in Amsterdam. These were great. You can check out a movie before you buy it. The striptease was free, as it was in with the cost of the admittance into the cinema.. About £10 I think. Not sure about the private dance, but this was definitely available.

The staff were very helpful and polite and asked if their help were needed, which it wasn't as they'd already done such a good display of categorizing their movies.

As I reached to pay for my DVD's... My eye was taken to a fantastic area for all sorts of sexual enhancers... too many to mention here.. But I'm sure they'll be needed in a few years.

A one-stop sex centre in the middle of the country a stone's throw away from New Street Station... A wonderful idea in a great location... well worth a visit... How much was that lapdance again?

January 2006: Good Range

Shop is quite small but with a good range of films – just a token amount of other stuff (clothes / toys etc).

Only problem is the prices - £35 per DVD. I understand the cost of the licence is £9000 but London is only a train ride away and at £20 per film you would only need to buy a few to pay for a train ticket….


Adult World

1014 Coventry Road
Hay Mills
B25 8DP

Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Previously Book Exchange. Listing confirmed in November 2016.


Amsterdam XXX
119/121 Hurst Street
B5 6SE

Closed in 2015.


Ann Summers

City Centre
B5 4BA

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2018: Full range

Nothing much seemed to be missing

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2018: Full range

Nothing much seemed to be missing


The Adult Shop: Book Exchange

91 Oxford St
B5 6DY

(opposite coach station)

Tel: 0121 643 1700


From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2020: Convenient  

Convenient for the coach station

News, May 2018: Congratulations

The shop made the local news when an advertising hoarding above the shop hosted a poster congratulating the royal couple.

The prominent, but miserable, local MP Jess Phillips felt that somehow it was 'inappropriate' for a sex shop to be so close to a poster congratulating Harry and Megan.

Employees at shop pointed out that they had no control over the choice of posters appearing in the advertising space.

From a reader, Feb 2007: Wow, What a Shop

What a delightful experience, well modern stylish a bit classy even! 'yeah in a sex shop '

The staff were very helpful and if there was something you are looking that they don't already have they get on the phone there and then, to order it for you.

When I got hold of the 2 back issues of my Harmony Concepts films that same week I was 'well happy' even more so as I got them at the standard rate + discount!

ALWAYS a genuine bargain to be had on their sale shelf too starting at £14.99 seems to be a honest shop that's stood the time.

From a reader:

A bright clean (unsleazy) licensed shop near city centre , with friendly helpful staff. Stocking over 200 R18 titles (video and DVD), magazines, excellent range of toys .

I informed the shop owner of your site, and she is gonna offer a discount to future customers who mention your site.


Clone Zone

84 Hurst Street
B5 4TD

Mon-Thu: 11am - 8pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 6pm

Tel: 0121 666 6640


From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2020: Grungy range of DVDs

Pleasantly grungy

Comment, Oct 2009: Gay

The shop is now totally gay

Review December 2004: Funky Crop Shop

Gay oriented store. Tired looking displays. R18 DVDs £30 but on sale at £20 at time of visit.

Also features a solarium, funky crop shop, hairdresser and piercing studio.


Great Barr



Leg Avenue
High Street
Kings Heath
B14 7JZ

Looks to have closed by 2017.


Night Trips Adult Shop

39 Horsefair
B1 1DA

0121 622 3736

Licensed shop.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2020: OK

An OK shop

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2013: Traditional

A very traditional shop.

DVDs range from £10 bargains to £40 for some fetish titles.

A good manager and a good atmosphere.

January 2006:

Shop looks a little drab from the outside but inside it is well laid out with a reasonable range of films grouped according to category. Doesn't stock
much in the way of toys etc. I wanted to buy a couple of films but £35 each . I asked about reduced prices such a 2 for £50 and was told no but pointed to a rack of films on offer for £20 each – unfortunately nothing took my fancy although they were all OK films (if a little old).

Staff were friendly and helpful despite not agreeing to a multi-buy deal!


Private Shop

Pinfold St
City Centre
B2 4AY

Licensed. Closed during the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020/21.

News, May 2021: Closed

The shop seems destined to become a cocktail bar.


Private Shop
Hockley Hill
B18 5AA

Closed by June 2016


Promises Promises
Dale End
Birmingham City Centre
B4 7LS, UK

Licensed sex shop. Closed in 2016


Simply Pleasure
Coventry Road
B10 0RX

closed by 2012


Simply Pleasure
Dale End,
B4 7LS

closed by 2012


Taboo Cinema Club

90 Park Street
B5 5JH

Mon-Sat: 11am - 11pm

Cinema club is located near Moor Street station. Listing checked in November 2016.

From Taboo Cinema Club: Adult films

Our facilities include 2 main cinemas showing a wide variety of adult films.

Films change on Mondays and Thursdays - we offer Block Tickets which enables you to visit as many times as you like during the week.

Snacks and hot and cold drinks are available and there is a seated area for you to relax and make new friends.

Our car park at the rear of the cinema is covered by CCTV.


Ann Summers

The Mall
48 King William Street

Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm


Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2017: Impressive

Attentive staff and a busy shopping atmosphere.

Am accomplished and impressive store.


Private Shop
Darwen St

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019.


Simply Pleasure
New Park House
Preston New Road

Opened in 2004. Delisted by June 2012.


Private Shop

311 Church Street

Open: Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.

Reader review, Feb 2008: Crammed Full of DVDs

The shop was your typical corner shop type and was a long walk away from the tourist resort of Blackpool.

The shop was crammed full of DVDs and magazines but was limited on toys.

The prices was reasonable for Hardcore DVDs but the deals didn't make you want to buy.

It wouldn't be my first choice in Blackpool


Saints & Sinners

11-15 Foxhall Square

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 01253 625050

Now licensed and also with a drinks licence. Listing checked in February 2018.

News September 2020: ETO Awards: Winner

The shop was nominated for Best Individual Store and SUe Judge won the Best Store Manager award.

News, June 2017: ETO Awards 2017: Winner

Saints & Sinners in Blackpool has won the award for Best Store Manager.

Also finalist for Best Individual Store.

News March 2016: Drinks licence

Blackpool sex shop Saints & Sinners has been granted a licence to serve alcohol on its premises.

The store already has a lounge area which serves coffee, where customers can wait while their partners try on items of lingerie, and this will now also offer wine, champagne, Prosecco, and chilled beers. It is believed to be the first adult store to be granted an alcohol licence.

News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop was nominated for Best Retailer and Most Innovative Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses. The shop manager was nominated for Best Store Manager.
News, June 2013: ETO Awards 2013: Winner
Saints & Sinners in Blackpool has won the award for Best Individual Shop for the 2013 Erotic Trade Only (ETO) Awards

News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

Saints & Sinner has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2012 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

From Informed Consent, February 2006: Community Store

Fantastically warm and friendly adult shop catering for the bdsm community as well. No visit to Blackpool is complete without a visit to saints and sinners. Fetish gear for BBW's on the hangers.

Reader Review:

Saints & Sinners has to be one of the nicest, least seedy adult shops I've visited. The store is clean and bright... unless of course you decide to take a trip to the dungeon... no it's not that bad! A really nicely fitted out basement serves as a fantastic S&M show room, while the main shop is very open and well lit (unlike some shops!).

My girlfriend and I felt happy going in as a couple & we've even been back individually, and always felt welcome! Think Ann Summers with less purple, more light and less commercial!

Blackwood, Gwent

Secret Desires

Unit A7
Britannia Industrial Estate
Pengam Rd
NP12 3SP

Tel: 01443 875 142

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2011: Well Presented and Discreet

The shop is owned and managed by Dom Productions which specialises in fetish/BDSM DVDs. So a fair amount of related material is on sale.

There were some expensive DVDs on sale for £ 40 but there were deals of 3 for 2 on gay films and there was a promotional box of £ 15 DVDs.

Perhaps a little pricey, but overall, a well presented discreet shop.

From Paul
New shop very friendly is in an industrial estate but this is not a problem as the shop is light and airy good range of stock which should grow with time also willing to source non stock items.

From the Shop:

We have just been granted our Licence for our first shop.

The shop decor is in blue and silver low level ceiling, downlighters, spot lights, Modern shop furniture, Huge range of DVD's, Magazines, Sex toys and novelties.


Tickled Pink
Bowes Street
NE24 1BD

A planned move from Whitley bay didn't work out in 2014

Bognor Regis

Lyon Street West
Bognor Regis
PO21 1JG

Licence awarded to Secret Desires in April 2006. Sold on to Pillowtalk in January 2009. Now closed


Softys' Hard Stuff
Bridge Street

Unlicensed and closed


Nice 'n' Naughty
Newport Street

Closed by June 2018.


Private Shop

201 St. George's Rd.

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Opened in 1998 and licensed since 2002.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2020: Relatively small

A relatively small branch.

DVDs were 23 each and there were clearance lines at 3 for 30.

Generally impressed with a serviceable store.

News September 2020: Licence renewed

The shop's licence renewal was duly approved by Bolton Council.

From Heather, July 2006: Comfy

I went in there with my boyfriend about a year ago to make a purchase and expected to feel very intimidated being female, but I felt the opposite, I was accepted like any other customer, with just one guy behind the counter, who was most helpful, we weren't rushed or pressured, the shop is only small but with a great choice of toys and DVDs which we looked at as well as mags, books and bondage gear.

I felt comfortable and wouldn't mind going in without my other half if I wanted.

Our purchase was wrapped in brown paper for discretion and we left feeling comfy.

It is a licenced shop and I would recommend it to all who wish to browse and purchase.


Blackburn Road

Awarded a licence in October 2006 but set to close in November 2009.


Scandals Adult Store

304 Derby Road
L20 8LN

Mon-Fri: 9-6:30pm
Sat: 9:30-6pm

Tel: 0151 9221234

New for summer 2010, woman and couple friendly store. Listing checked in December 2017.

Offsite Review, March 2017: A look inside Scandals Adult Store

See article from

From Scandals, July 2010: Pride in quality

We pride ourselves on the quality of our products. This coupled with high quality service, expert product knowledge and discretion we can help and advise you to choose the perfect product from our wide array of products.

We also stock a huge selection of sexual health products and are knowledgeable and able to assist you in finding the correct one for you


Pulse & Cocktails
Emery Lane,
PE21 8QA

Closed in about 2017.


18 Plus
Holdenhurst Road

Closed in 2010


Ann Summers

64 Commercial Rd
West Cliff

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri-Sat: 9:30am-6pm
Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm


From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2016: Warm welcome

A warm welcome but no follow up offer of help.


Blue Bazaar
Christchurch Road

Closed around 2009


Chez L'Amour
The Triangle

Closed in 2009


Easy Tiger Store

27 The Triangle

Mon-Sat: 10am-10pm
Sun: 10am-8pm

Tel: 01202 554 195

Licensed in 2009, previously listed as Triangle Adult Store and White Tiger Store. Associated with the Erotica Belle chain of shops.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2016: Very good

DVDs are mostly £ 25 with clearance lines at 3 for £ 30 or others at £ 6 each.

There are magazines on clearance at 3 for £ 10.

Very good independent store

News from Easy Tiger, August 2012: Expanding

Easy Tiger has been granted permission from the council to open a second retail floor in the basement. This will give extra space to expand to be one of the largest sex shops in the south of England.

Also note the new opening times Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-8pm.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2012: Mixed gay and straight

DVDs are mostly £ 30 with some stickered as Buy One, Get One Free.

A quirky shop offering a friendly welcome and a warm goodbye.

News, June 2012: Best Diamond Jubilee Shop Display

Bournemouth organised a Diamond Jubilee contest prize for Bournemouth's best window display. The Easy Tiger store in The Triangle was crowned as winner for its red, white and blue display with slogans including polish your crown jewels and keep calm, keep it up .

The win was down to a public vote, and Easy Tiger's 87 votes were 40 higher than their closest rival.

Easy Tiger was presented with the Best Independent Jubilee Window Display by the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce at the Hotel Miramar. The chamber's vice-president Mandy Payne said it made everyone smile when the winner was announced.

From White Tiger, March 2010: Light & Modern

White Tiger offers a huge selection of Adult Toys and R18 DVDs (from as little as £6).

It is also a place to buy Regulation rubber and leather wear, jocks, underwear, lingerie, bondage equipment as well as your naughty novelties and cards.

Owned by the former manager of Clone Zone in Bournemouth.

The shop still has its original Victorian frontage and is light, modern and open at the front with friendly welcoming staff.

News April 2009: Spin-off from Clone Zone

White Tiger Europe Ltd was granted a sex establishment licence for 12 months for Triangle Adult Store, a lifestyle shop for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers, run by the former manager of Clone Zone.


Keep It Kinky
The Triangle

Closed in 2006


Private Shop
The Triangle

Licensed, previously Clone Zone. Closed by 2016.


Private Shop
Holdenhurst Road

Closed in 2008


Purrfectly Discreet
The Triangle

Relocated from Poole in 2014. Closed by 2016.


Simply Pleasure

333 Holdenhurst Road

Mon-Wed: 10am-6pm
Thu-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Tel: 01202 720770

Licensed, Previously The Adult Store

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2016: A wonderfully broad range

This is the larger of the two Simply Pleasure stores in Bournemouth.

R18s are £ 30 with a 3 for the price of 2 deal.

A wonderfully broad range of pretty much everything.

News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop manager was nominated for Best Store Manager in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2012: Large and friendly

DVDs are mostly £ 30 with a 3 for the price of 2 deal.

The shop was fun to visit with a friendly manageress. A really engaging licensed adult shop.

Reader review:

The Adult Store is a fairly new addition to the list and is a much more pleasant shop to visit. The shop outdoes the others on the magazine side, with a massive selection available, particularly the Buttman and Hustler / Barely Legal range at reasonable prices.

From the Shop:

We have actually been licensed since September 02, and have just renewed our licence this Tuesday with no problems. Bournemouth's biggest, brightest, cleanest and keenest sex shop.


Simply Pleasure

180 Holdenhurst Road

Mon-Wed: 10am-6pm
Thu-Fri- 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 01202 295705

Licensed, Previously known as Uncut

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2016: Compact

This is the smaller of the two Simply Pleasure stores in Bournemouth.

It has free parking outside.

A delightfully compact store with a first class managaress.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2012: Compact and friendly

DVDs are mostly £ 30 with a 3 for the price of 2 deal. There are also older titles at £ 15 each.

The shop is clean, compact, friendly, convenient and has character.

News Oct 2008: Perfectly Well Run

The sex shop licence was renewed by the council with the endorsement:

Cllr David Kelsey, vice president of the licensing board, defended the decision to renew the licence: It's a perfectly well run business. It doesn't downgrade the area at all.


Kinson Road

Now closed and replaced by a party goods shop


Private Shop

149 Manningham Lane

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm

Licensed. Listing checked in May 2019.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2012: Best in Bradford

R18 DVDs were £25 each with multiple offers of 3 for £50 or 5 for £70 or 7 for £100. There is also a range at £2 also with discounts on multiple buys.

There's a strong gay range, ManZone.

A basic shop but well presented.


Pulse & Cocktails

Tong Street

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-4pm


From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2021: Good range of DVDs

This is less impressive than the other branches in the chain, perhaps because it is the smallest.

There's a good range of DVDs which categorised by theme.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2012: Best in Bradford

An extensive shop with discreet access and parking.

R18 DVDs were £25 each with multiple offers of 3 for £50 or 7 for £100.

Open, bright, fun, welcoming and safe-feeling.

From Pulse & Cocktails, March 2007: Ultimate Experience

This is a large adult superstore and is split into two departments

This first is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

This store has a fantastic adult film department with over 3,000 different titles covering every type and subject imaginable. This department also has a 42" plasma screen showing trailers of the latest films. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section with over 300 titles. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. The store has a huge range of books and magazines, none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

Head towards Bradford city centre on Tong Street and we are situated on the right hand-side,100 yards past Tong Street Motors, next door to Arctic Spas and Motosave

The free private car park is easy to spot as it has a blue fence around it.


Scene One Adult Shop
Manningham Lane

Licensed. Closed in 2016


Private Shop

72 Bridgend Road
CF32 9AP

Open: Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Also known as Playtime. Listing checked in May 2019.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper , November 2013: Cheery manager

There's a friendly helpful and cheery manager.

Loads of R18s at £25 or £50 for 3. Otherwise full priced DVDs are £30 and bargain bin titles are £15 or £30 for 3.

Like an unwashed dog, a bit smelly but loveable and sweet it its own way.



25 St Johns Street

From Richard, December 2005:

A bookshop with a porn magazine section discreetly located at the back, the porn mags can be exchanged the same way as their books - so long as they are in "good condition" of course.

They also stock a few reasonably priced sex toys and and adult dvd's

It's a friendly enough shop that doesn't attract to many weirdo's. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit the place, but for a small shop it is well stocked on porn mags - and they can be had very cheap if you don't mind buying "pre-owned".

Brierley Hill

See Dudley

Brighton Also see Hove

Ann Summers

30 Western Rd

Unlicensed. Recently relocated from its previous site on North Street

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2018: Safe space

Is Ann Summers feeling a bit too safe these day? Compared to most adult stores they are not at all edgy.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Basically Nice

Ann Summers still delivers on every aspect of adult retail.

Basically nice.


North Road

Closed by August 2008


Fetish and Fantasy
The Open Market
London Road

Closed by August 2008



43 Gardner Street

(next to the Komedia)

Tel: 01273 699344

LUST! is an unlicensed adult shop.

News from Channel 4, May 2019: The Sex Shop Family

Channel 4 and Crackit Productions are going behind the scenes of an extraordinary family business for a one-off documentary. T he Sex Shop Family will follow the Richardsons, whose stock in trade is sex toys and whose staff meetings focus on the merits of a gimp mask or the latest vibrators.

Head of the family is dad and self-made businessman Tim. He's run Brighton sex shops Taboo and Lust for over two decades.

As well as explore the intriguing family dynamics, the film will welcome viewers into the colourful, secret world of the sex shop, where every kink is catered for, whether the customer is hankering for fluffy handcuffs or a life-sized sex doll. The family's eye-wateringly frank dealings with their clientele will give the audience a unique insight into the nation's sex lives.

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Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2018: Fun

The shop presents a cohesive is fun, with a presentation that owes more to gadget stores.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Nothing to dislike

The shop mixes racy gift lines with adult products and a fair amount of smoking themes merchandise.

The limited space has been used beautifully.

Nothing to dislike.

News from Lust! August 2008: Bedroom Fun

There is a brand new shop called LUST!

Brighton's biggest sexy lifestyle store, 3 floors of desire selling erotic accessories and clothing, DVDs, books, lingerie, shoes, sexy gifts.

Everything for you could possibly desire for your bedroom fun. Female staffed and gay/lesbian friendly


Nice 'n' Naughty
Nice 'n' Naughty
32 St James' Street

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 11am-6pm

Nice 'n' Naughty Brighton

Facebook Brighton

Instagram: @nicennaughtybrighton
Twitter: @NNNBrighton

Tel: 01273 626 442

Licensed shop which changed from Clone Zone to Nice 'n' Naughty in February 2009.

Review from Les, August 2019: A gem

A Gem of a Find

Visited Brighton over Pride for the first time this year, and found this perfect shop on St James St. Been to Brighton before, but never here, and what a mistake. It's a fantastic shop with really helpful staff and a vast array of products, and ended up with a bag full of joy! I will definitely be back and will happily tell all my friends to pay it a visit when they are in Brighton. A true gem in the adult shops.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2017: Very Nice

The shop has gay and trans ranges of DVDs along with many other genres. Prices points are 20, 24 and 35 with a 15 cheap bin. There are lots of multi buy deals too.

Very nice.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Excellent selection

An excellent selection of gay and straight interest products.

There's a large display of gay DVDs with the appropriate lifestyle products and toys.

Straight R18s are £20 - £25 with no particular deals accept bargains at £10.

News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

At this year's prestigious ETO Industry Awards, held at the NEC, Birmingham on Sunday 24th June, Adult shop Nice n Naughty Brighton won the coverted Best Individual Store 2012.

The award was accepted by Director Trish Murray and Brighton store manager Philip Price. The award was narrowed down to a short list of five across the UK, and voted for by the individuals with in the UK adult industry.

News May 2010: ETO Awards 2010

Nice 'n' Naughty has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2010 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

Located on St James Street, this was formerly a branch of Clonezone until it was acquired by Nice n Naughty last year. The store has since been refurbished and the stock range broadened.

News from Chris, Feb 2009: Clone Becomes Naughty

I visited what used to be Clonezone on St James' Street and it is now Nice 'n' Naughty.

I was greeted by a really nice girl (think she was the naughty one LOL). Something that was a surprise in the shop, as normally when I nip in to a gay store, you normally get ignored by the staff!

It had some really nice bits, and seemed to cater for us gay boys and girls really well. I ended up getting a couple of dvds on a multi buy offer, and to my surprise was actually given some customer service!

They had a suggestion box on the counter, and the boy and girl there were really sweet and helpful.

So going to wish the new guys n gals there a lot of luck for the future, nice to see a shop that looks after its customers and willing to get them what they want in a shop.


Private Shop
Surrey Street

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019


Prowler Brighton

112 St James's Street

Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm
Sun: 12noon-6pm

Licensed gay store

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2017: Window couldn't be gayer

DVDs were price from £ 11 to £ 30 with smallish savings on multi-buys

News April 2017: New ownership

The Prowler Group went into administration in March 2017. The Brighton store has now been bought by ABS Holdings who run the Simply Pleasure chain and will continue to trade.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Impressed

The space is split in two with a 'licensed rear' section. R18's were £ 16.50 or 3 for £ 45. The shop has a large screen showing a selection from the range.

The front section features a bargain bucket of softcore 18 rated videos.

I was impressed with what I saw.

From Prowler, January 2006:

Right in the heart of Brighton's gay village, the newest Prowler Store offers a friendly and enjoyable shopping experience in a stylish, well-appointed environment. The store's light airy front space offers a range of fashion, books, cards, gifts, magazines and accessories. At the rear of the store is the "Blue Room" section, complete with mirrored ceiling, which stocks our full range of aromas, sex toys and R18 titles.


She Said Boutique

32 Ship Street
The Lanes

Tel: 01273 777811

Unlicensed erotic boutique for women, previously Tickled

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2017: Friendly

Friendly and chatty manageress who was helpful and knowledgeable.

This deceptively compact store is still very nicely done.

News from She Said, December 2016: Moved

She Said Boutique in Brighton is now at 32 Ship Street and is still doing what they do very well indeed. It is now on two floors with extensive designer lingerie on the ground, and adult toys / fetish fashion / bondage etc on the upper floor.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Proactive and friendly

Two excellent ladies invited me in and were proactive and friendly. They improved an already nice place to be in.

News November 2012: No Longer Tickled

Rebranded from Tickled to join the She Said chain in November 2012.

From Tickled website June 2012: Y our pleasure is our pleasure

Tickled erotic boutique has one simple philosophy: your pleasure is our pleasure. Both the website and our Brighton store exist to help provide you with the very best toys, lingerie, sex books and erotic accessories to help you have the sex life that you want.

All of our products have been tested to ensure that they meet our rigorous standards: if a toy doesn't do the job, we don't stock it. End of story.

Our staff are specially trained to ensure that they can answer any question you may have about your sex life, from finding the perfect toy to hit the G-spot to introducing a little spice into your relationship; selecting a harness that fits perfectly to experimenting with BDSM in a safe and sexy way. There's no judgement and no giggling: just good, honest advice.

We're here to answer your questions and help you have the sex life of your (naughtiest) dreams.



Surrey Street
(near Brighton station)

Closed in 2020. The shop is set to be returned to housing.


Ann Summers
Bond Street

The only licensed Ann Summers shop closed in 2011. The shop became Simply Pleasure


Ann Summers

62 Broadmead

Mon-Sat: 9:30am-6pm (7pm Thu)
Sun: 11am-5pm


From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2016: Not bad

With a welcoming manageress, this wasn't a bad place to be.


Ann Summers

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
BS34 5U

Mon-Fri: 9:30am-9pm
Sat: 9am - 8pm
Sun: 11am-5pm


From ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2017: Lingerie

There is much to love about this company's lingerie offerings.


My Only Vice
Gloucester Road North
BS34 7PY

licensed but seems to have closed in 2018.


Nice 'n' Naughty

Nice 'n' Naughty
Colston Street

Previously Clone Zone which became Nice 'n' Naughty in early 2009. The shop closed in November 2019

Customers are now invited to shop online with a 10% discount (excluding sales) using the discount code BRISTOL10 at

Nice 'n' Naughty

nnn brighton exterior 2016

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2016: Complete package

The manager couldn't have been more helpful, while giving me all the space I needed.

A comparatively small range of DVD's were in the range of £ 10 to £ 25, all with a 3 for 2 offer.

Rarely do I see such a 'complete package'.

From Will, July 2012: Friendly and Helpful

The Nice 'n' Naughty Bristol store is staffed by some really terrific guys.

I've shopped there five times in the last few months and the store and staff are excellent.

By ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2012: 5 Star

A broad appeal shop with a good selection of gay films and products. An impressive product range for a mid sized shop.

DVDs are priced at £ 20 and £ 30 with a 3 for 2 deal on both ranges. There is also a £ 10 basket of gay titles.

The shop's very friendly and helpful manager takes the shop into 5 star territory.

From Nice 'n' Naughty December 2011: A pleasurable shopping experience

The Bristol shop opened in February 2009, taking over the unit previously occupied by Clonezone.

We offer a full range of R18 DVDs catering for all tastes, with new titles arriving weekly.

We also have a full range of Fetish, TV, scans, European, UK/USA monthly, Gay, and contacts magazines.

Furthermore, a large range of adult toys and novelties are always in stock, together with a massive selection of clothing, leather, latex, plus hosiery/lingerie and shoes and boots from sizes 4 to 12 - footwear catalogues are available to peruse in-store.

We aim to provide effective service for all customers irrespective of gender and orientation and our friendly, experienced staff are guaranteed to provide the perfect atmosphere for a comfortable, pleasurable shopping experience.

News April 2009: Catering for All

Nice 'n' Naughty will cater for people of all sexual orientations: straight/gay/lesbian/bisexual/TV/TS. So Nice 'n' Naughty will be sure to welcome both new and existing customers.

Knowledgeable, well trained staff are always on hand to offer customers help and advice.


Pomegranate Boutique
Park Street

Erotic boutique opened 16th October 2010. But closed by 2012.


Private Shop

76 West St
Old Market

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Licensed. Listing confirmed in May 2019.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2016: Comparable

Lots of R18s are mostly £25 or 30 each or else there's a 3 for 2 offer. There also clearance films at 10 each or 25 for 3.

Clean and tidy with comparable prices to the local competition.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2012: Well Stocked

R18s are mostly £25 each but with a 3 for £25 offer. Others were £30, £50 for 2 and £60 for 3. 50% exchange on DVds.

A clean, tidy and well stocked shop



72 West Street
Old Market

Licensed shop with some gay product lines. Listing confirmed in April 2016

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2016: Basic

A good range of R18s at 25 or 30 each with a 3 for 2 offer.

A little basic but not unpleasant

By ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2012: Enthusiastic manager

R18s are mostly £25 each but with a 3 for 2 offer. There are a few premium titles at £30.

An enthusiastic manager helped score the shop amongst the better UK adult stores.

News June 2010: Licensed

The owner argued that he needed to sell the films and material aimed at the gay community to save the shop from closure.

Bristol City Council's public safety and protection committee gave the application the thumbs up after more than 20 letters and emails supporting the application had been sent in by traders and residents in Old Market. Only two objections were received.

Review from Nic, Oct 2008: Polite & Helpful

I visited a few days ago and found the guy who ran the shop quite polite. He let me just browse around with no interruptions but was helpful when I could not find what I was looking for.

The shop sells a range of adult toys, shoes, fetish wear and looks to cater for TV, crossdressers.

Also sells a range of DVDs too. Located on a fairly quiet street with 2 other adult shops next door.


Simply Pleasure/Prowler Bristol

30 Bond Street

Mon, Tue, Wed and Sat: 10am - 6pm
Thurs - Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sun: 11am - 4pm


Offsite Review, September 2018: Take a look inside

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News, September 2018: Prowlers discovered in Simply Pleasure

The gay sex shop chain Prowler has opened a store inside Simply Pleasure sex shop in Bristol. Prowler specialises in gay sex toys, underwear, clothing and accessories, as well as DVDs, books and calendars.

The Bristol branch has opened on the top floor of general sex shop Simply Pleasure on Bond Street. It is being managed by former customer Cameron Reid, who said he was inspired to help bring the Prowler brand to Bristol after realising a huge proportion of Simply Pleasure was just unused, wasted space.


Twilight Fashions
St Nicholas Market
Corn Street

Goth and fetish clothing & accessories. Now closed


Private Shop
Colne Rd

No longer listed on the Private Shop website so presumably closed

Burton upon Trent

Ann Summers
Coopers Square

Closed in February 2018. Now a home fittings store.

Burton upon Trent


Vape Head logo
Vape Head

Unit 6
Eton Park Industrial Estate
Derby Road
Burton upon Trent
DE14 1RR

Mon-Fri: 10.30am-4pm
Sat: 10.30am-3pm

Tel: 01283 569274

Vape Head Facebook Page
My Sexy Toys

Unlicensed shop opened March 2011, previously known as Heelz.

Vape Head store

From Vape Head: Sex toys, sexy shoes & enhancements

Vape Head Adultstore is an unlicensed Adult & Vape store selling sex toys, sexy shoes, lingerie, stockings and male toys & enhancements, creams, poppers etc. The home of Dynamite Herbal Enhancement Pills For Men & Women.

We also stock PVC, Fetishwear, Magazines & Dvds with a full selection of Vape Kits, E liquids & Juices.

We have ample free parking at the front and back of the shop.

You can also buy our sexy products from our website


The Adult Shop

41 Bolton Road

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

Licensed since 1974. Listing checked in February 2017.

Review from Alan, August 2011: Good Contacts

The Adult Shop has been selling proper porn since 1974.

The shops has over 5000, yes 5000, different adult DVDs from £ 4.95.

There are 300 sq feet of toys on display, and there is also a fantastic range of erection pills, every type of Aroma and the finest collection of contact mags in the UK.

Very friendly and helpful staff too.


Private Shop
Rochdale Rd

No longer listed on the Private Shop website so presumably closed

Bury St Edmunds


25 St John's Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1SJ

Tel: 01284 754387

Licence approved in June 2005. Listing checked in November 2018.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2018: Cheery

I was greeted by a chatty manager with a cheery welcome.

DVDs are priced at 20, 25 and 30.

The visit was a very pleasing experience.

Review from Vince, June 2007: So Many Vibrators

I found this shop the other day, and Wow, its got to be the best sex shop in Suffolk.

It's got everything you could want, great selection of R18 DVD's from £19.99-£34.99.

OK it's not a huge shop, but I have never seen so many different make of vibrators in one shop. He has everything in there, and the prices are the best I have ever seen.

The guy how runs it was very helpful and had a good way with customers. My partner felt very relaxed in there, and he can tell you everything you will need to know about the toys.

I would go back time and time again, so if you are in the area its a must if you enjoy sex shops!

Review from Martin: Friendly Staff

Small, varied but limited stock, friendly staff.

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