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(CBC)   Sex shop falls victim to hard times after flaccid interest and limp customer demand puts them out of business   ( cbc.ca) divider line
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2009-12-22 09:56:23 AM  
Penis
 
2009-12-22 09:58:46 AM  

R.A.Danny: Penis

 
2009-12-22 10:19:51 AM  

Tresser: R.A.Danny: Penis

 
2009-12-22 10:32:20 AM  
Sorry boys, the penis just flew off the shelf at our "going out of business sale" could I interest you in some vagina? Didn't think so, anyhew, knock yourselves out. You're gonna have to mop up after yourselves tonight, and kindly turn off the lights when you're finished.

Puts on Donna Summers "Last Dance" and snowmobiles off into the sunset.
 
2009-12-22 10:40:56 AM  
Without a sex shop around, people will still do what people have done since the dawn of time.

Order off the Internet?
 
2009-12-22 10:48:07 AM  
There used to be a sex shop in Georgetown called The Pleasure Chest. I think it closed some time ago. I'm not in Georgetown regularly, but I haven't seen it in a while. But back in the day, on the few occasions I went in there to, uh, use the phone, the only people you'd ever see were packs of giggling teenage girls. They liked the suction dildos that you could stick on the wall and jiggle. They'd stick a big 8-inch purple dildo on the wall and take turns batting at it like a pack of giggling cats and the clerk in her leather bustier would glare at them over the counter but not say anything and there would be a pack of pimply-faced teenage boys staring at them from the window and the girls would notice the boys and start giggling again and one would screech OH MY GOSH at the top of her lungs and they'd scatter to the back of the store where the little knick-knacks, the wind-up walking penises and vagina-shaped earmuffs, were stored, and they'd wait there until the boys had left and then they'd scamper out and it would be quiet for a moment and you'd breathe a sigh of relief and then the door would open right as the purple dildo lost suction and fell off the wall and a new pack of teenage girls would scamper in. It could make for a long Saturday night.
 
2009-12-22 11:02:03 AM  

Pocket Ninja: There used to be a sex shop in Georgetown called The Pleasure Chest. I think it closed some time ago. I'm not in Georgetown regularly, but I haven't seen it in a while. But back in the day, on the few occasions I went in there to, uh, use the phone, the only people you'd ever see were packs of giggling teenage girls. They liked the suction dildos that you could stick on the wall and jiggle. They'd stick a big 8-inch purple dildo on the wall and take turns batting at it like a pack of giggling cats and the clerk in hermy leather bustier would glare at them over the counter but not say anything and there would be a pack of pimply-faced teenage boys staring at them from the window and the girls would notice the boys and start giggling again and one would screech OH MY GOSH at the top of her lungs and they'd scatter to the back of the store where the little knick-knacks, the wind-up walking penises and vagina-shaped earmuffs, were stored, and they'd wait there until the boys had left and then they'd scamper out and it would be quiet for a moment and you'd breathe a sigh of relief and then the door would open right as the purple dildo lost suction and fell off the wall and a new pack of teenage girls would scamper in. It could make for a long Saturday night.


FTFY.
 
2009-12-22 11:05:55 AM  

SearchN: clerk in hermy leather bustier


I do not believe you have said leather bustier.
 
2009-12-22 11:39:02 AM  

R.A.Danny: SearchN: clerk in hermy leather bustier

I do not believe you have said leather bustier.


Hey bud, its not mine. Mine are all silk.
 
2009-12-22 11:40:52 AM  
The recovery will be long and hard, but eventually new life will be pumped into the industry.
 
2009-12-22 01:13:15 PM  

Pocket Ninja: There used to be a sex shop in Georgetown called The Pleasure Chest... the only people you'd ever see were packs of giggling teenage girls...there would be a pack of pimply-faced teenage boys staring at them from the window...


So, let me get this straight...There was a "sex shop" that both admitted underage types, and had a sales floor that was visible through an unobstructed window from the street?

Sorry Friend-o...but:

www.meltingpotproject.com
 
2009-12-22 01:31:07 PM  
www.google.com

Improvise?
 
2009-12-22 01:31:42 PM  
I wonder if they lost a lot of their business to internet sites too?
 
2009-12-22 01:32:46 PM  
I used to work in a sex shop so I'm getting a kick...
 
2009-12-22 01:33:37 PM  
Damnit I must have been imagining all those trips in high school then.
 
2009-12-22 01:33:58 PM  

MaxxLarge: Pocket Ninja: There used to be a sex shop in Georgetown called The Pleasure Chest... the only people you'd ever see were packs of giggling teenage girls...there would be a pack of pimply-faced teenage boys staring at them from the window...

So, let me get this straight...There was a "sex shop" that both admitted underage types, and had a sales floor that was visible through an unobstructed window from the street?

Sorry Friend-o...but:


Well it sounds like it is not so much a "sex shop" as cheap plastic vaguely sex like novelty items that will hurt you if used during an act of copulation shop. Kind of like a Spencer's at the mall
 
2009-12-22 01:35:00 PM  
Sad. Our local shop "Dressing for Pleasure," went out of business this year. Slow sales, rising rent. They had been on main street selling fetishwear, toys and having dungeon parties in the basement for at least 15 years.
 
2009-12-22 01:37:33 PM  
It's gettin harder and harder to find small mom & pop sex shops...
=(
 
2009-12-22 01:38:08 PM  
If there were only an item that would give this business that extra bit of confidence....
 
2009-12-22 01:38:43 PM  

ArgusRun: Sad. Our local shop "Dressing for Pleasure," went out of business this year. Slow sales, rising rent. They had been on main street selling fetishwear, toys and having dungeon parties in the basement for at least 15 years.


Perhaps they should have appealed to a more mainstream audience if they wanted to perpetuate their business' existence...
 
2009-12-22 01:40:32 PM  

littlett's: I wonder if they lost a lot of their business to internet sites too?


A good number of small store front retailers have been plowed under by online sales. A store front can not compete with a warehouse in terms of overhead costs. My mom dropped her store front part of her business two three years ago and went pure online sales and her overhead costs dropped by about $900/month and her gross sales increased by about 5 fold in the first year.
 
2009-12-22 01:42:54 PM  
Well that sucks.
 
2009-12-22 01:43:20 PM  
Been to AD a few times... Sad to see it close even tho I haven't been there in years.
 
2009-12-22 01:45:22 PM  
The sex parties at the local one here were never much fun anyway
 
2009-12-22 01:45:49 PM  

littlett's: I wonder if they lost a lot of their business to internet sites too?


Came to say this. With so much stuff on the 'tubes (a lot of it free) why buy anything from a little store with limited selection.
 
2009-12-22 01:45:59 PM  
So this begs the question, have gangbangs gone out of vogue in Canada?
 
2009-12-22 01:48:08 PM  

Nanan: littlett's: I wonder if they lost a lot of their business to internet sites too?

A good number of small store front retailers have been plowed under by online sales. A store front can not compete with a warehouse in terms of overhead costs. My mom dropped her store front part of her business two three years ago and went pure online sales and her overhead costs dropped by about $900/month and her gross sales increased by about 5 fold in the first year.



It sounds like your mother runs one of those EBay 'bring it in and we'll post it online for you because the internet is a strange and frightening thing' stores.
 
2009-12-22 01:49:00 PM  

Pocket Ninja: There used to be a sex shop in Georgetown called The Pleasure Chest. I think it closed some time ago. I'm not in Georgetown regularly, but I haven't seen it in a while. But back in the day, on the few occasions I went in there to, uh, use the phone, the only people you'd ever see were packs of giggling teenage girls. They liked the suction dildos that you could stick on the wall and jiggle. They'd stick a big 8-inch purple dildo on the wall and take turns batting at it like a pack of giggling cats and the clerk in her leather bustier would glare at them over the counter but not say anything and there would be a pack of pimply-faced teenage boys staring at them from the window and the girls would notice the boys and start giggling again and one would screech OH MY GOSH at the top of her lungs and they'd scatter to the back of the store where the little knick-knacks, the wind-up walking penises and vagina-shaped earmuffs, were stored, and they'd wait there until the boys had left and then they'd scamper out and it would be quiet for a moment and you'd breathe a sigh of relief and then the door would open right as the purple dildo lost suction and fell off the wall and a new pack of teenage girls would scamper in. It could make for a long Saturday night.


The Pleasure Palace is still there, right next to Ching Ching Cha:
 
2009-12-22 01:50:47 PM  

LandOfChocolate: The Pleasure Palace is still there, right next to Ching Ching Cha:


Err, Pleasure Place
 
2009-12-22 01:55:26 PM  
Ah, those punny headlines get better and better each week, eh?

/Either that or the mods has a terrible idea of what humor is
 
2009-12-22 01:57:41 PM  
...facing stiff competition....feared they would be torn apart....times are tight...need to stimulate the economy...
 
2009-12-22 01:59:18 PM  

MaxxLarge: So, let me get this straight...There was a "sex shop" that both admitted underage types, and had a sales floor that was visible through an unobstructed window from the street?


Yes, there was, and still is.

Shenanigans are unfounded in the case.

For that, you get Roshambo!
 
2009-12-22 02:00:01 PM  

MaxxLarge: Pocket Ninja: There used to be a sex shop in Georgetown called The Pleasure Chest... the only people you'd ever see were packs of giggling teenage girls...there would be a pack of pimply-faced teenage boys staring at them from the window...

So, let me get this straight...There was a "sex shop" that both admitted underage types, and had a sales floor that was visible through an unobstructed window from the street?

Sorry Friend-o...but:


Who the hell calls shenanagins on Pocket Ninja? That's like calling shenanagins on Weekend Update on SNL - you've missed the point.
 
2009-12-22 02:04:55 PM  
some items you might find in a sex shop

upload.wikimedia.org

www.myconfinedspace.com

farm4.static.flickr.com

wpcontent.answers.com
 
2009-12-22 02:11:43 PM  
A long as they don't close the sex cauldron, I'll be okay.
 
2009-12-22 02:29:44 PM  

nude-fox: some items you might find in a sex shop hardware store.

 
2009-12-22 02:29:57 PM  
Came for sleeve of wizard reference, left disappointed...
 
2009-12-22 02:32:26 PM  
Just drive down Route 9 in Howell, NJ.
 
2009-12-22 02:32:29 PM  

mofomisfit: Who the hell calls shenanagins on Pocket Ninja? That's like calling shenanagins on Weekend Update on SNL - you've missed the point.


SHHHHHH! it's still climbing and gaining altitude ...
 
2009-12-22 02:34:15 PM  
There is another sex shop in this city, and I'm pretty sure it is located next door to a bible store.

Always jokes made about that.
 
DOW
2009-12-22 02:35:30 PM  
Considering the prices on stuff in sex shops, I'm not surprised.

/Wait...
 
2009-12-22 02:37:23 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: Just drive down Route 9 in Howell, NJ.


I assume they cater to the guys on their last chance power drive?
 
2009-12-22 02:39:29 PM  

andrewabc: There is another sex shop in this city, and I'm pretty sure it is located next door to a bible store.

Always jokes made about that.


Many years ago here in Atlanta, the Baptist Bookstore was situated between the Gay Paree club and an XXX rated movie place.
 
2009-12-22 02:40:37 PM  

Another Government Employee: unfarkingbelievable: Just drive down Route 9 in Howell, NJ.

I assume they cater to the guys on their last chance power drive?


Brilliant!
 
2009-12-22 02:48:30 PM  

andrewabc: There is another sex shop in this city, and I'm pretty sure it is located next door to a bible store.

Always jokes made about that.


No... That was Afternoon Delight.
 
2009-12-22 02:50:11 PM  

Pocket Ninja: There used to be a sex shop in Georgetown called The Pleasure Chest. I think it closed some time ago. I'm not in Georgetown regularly, but I haven't seen it in a while. But back in the day, on the few occasions I went in there to, uh, use the phone, the only people you'd ever see were packs of giggling teenage girls. They liked the suction dildos that you could stick on the wall and jiggle. They'd stick a big 8-inch purple dildo on the wall and take turns batting at it like a pack of giggling cats and the clerk in her leather bustier would glare at them over the counter but not say anything and there would be a pack of pimply-faced teenage boys staring at them from the window and the girls would notice the boys and start giggling again and one would screech OH MY GOSH at the top of her lungs and they'd scatter to the back of the store where the little knick-knacks, the wind-up walking penises and vagina-shaped earmuffs, were stored, and they'd wait there until the boys had left and then they'd scamper out and it would be quiet for a moment and you'd breathe a sigh of relief and then the door would open right as the purple dildo lost suction and fell off the wall and a new pack of teenage girls would scamper in. It could make for a long Saturday night.


This is your Boobies that didn't make me LOL.
 
2009-12-22 02:52:08 PM  

I read fark for the pics: No... That was Afternoon Delight.


Not according to google maps (new window) which has afternoon delight next to the horse race area (civic centre).

The one I'm thinking about is on university avenue Here (new window).
 
2009-12-22 02:52:27 PM  

hitlersbrain: littlett's: I wonder if they lost a lot of their business to internet sites too?

Came to say this. With so much stuff on the 'tubes (a lot of it free) why buy anything from a little store with limited selection.


There are some things I'd rather buy in the store. There are many factors of many products that cannot be conveyed by an image and a paragraph description.

I'm expecting to lose that point of view in a year or two.
 
2009-12-22 03:03:41 PM  

andrewabc: I read fark for the pics: No... That was Afternoon Delight.

Not according to google maps (new window) which has afternoon delight next to the horse race area (civic centre).

The one I'm thinking about is on university avenue Here (new window).


The internet is awesome! Where else can you get google map locations for sex shops to refute an argument?
 
2009-12-22 03:04:46 PM  

NimbleWalrus: This is your Boobies that didn't make me LOL.


...on the other hand, your filterpwn did.
 
2009-12-22 03:07:55 PM  

andrewabc: I read fark for the pics: No... That was Afternoon Delight.

Not according to google maps (new window) which has afternoon delight next to the horse race area (civic centre).

The one I'm thinking about is on university avenue Here (new window).


Yeah that's wrong. Unless they moved and a new sex shop opened were they were within the last few years and AD moved close to the CDP. I moved to Alberta 3 years ago and AD was downtown, close the the Shell and some seafood restaurant.
 
2009-12-22 03:09:30 PM  
"To the shell"

I almost the whole thing there.
 
2009-12-22 03:09:39 PM  

oneodd1: andrewabc: I read fark for the pics: No... That was Afternoon Delight.

Not according to google maps (new window) which has afternoon delight next to the horse race area (civic centre).

The one I'm thinking about is on university avenue Here (new window).

The internet is awesome! Where else can you get google map locations for sex shops to refute an argument?


Sky rockets in flight.
img52.imageshack.us
 
2009-12-22 03:11:14 PM  

cephalien: Nanan: littlett's: I wonder if they lost a lot of their business to internet sites too?

A good number of small store front retailers have been plowed under by online sales. A store front can not compete with a warehouse in terms of overhead costs. My mom dropped her store front part of her business two three years ago and went pure online sales and her overhead costs dropped by about $900/month and her gross sales increased by about 5 fold in the first year.


It sounds like your mother runs one of those EBay 'bring it in and we'll post it online for you because the internet is a strange and frightening thing' stores.


Specialty plants, hybrids, cross breads, and the like.

IMO she focused to much on one thing and specialized herself out of a viable market for the area.
 
2009-12-22 03:14:05 PM  

Pocket Ninja: There used to be a sex shop in Georgetown Springfield called The Pleasure Chest.


FTF those of us who think that sounds like what a sex shop on the Simpsons would be named.

Or maybe, The Moan Depot.
 
2009-12-22 03:16:11 PM  

Pocket Ninja: There used to be a sex shop in Georgetown called The Pleasure Chest. I think it closed some time ago. I'm not in Georgetown regularly, but I haven't seen it in a while. But back in the day, on the few occasions I went in there to, uh, use the phone, the only people you'd ever see were packs of giggling teenage girls. They liked the suction dildos that you could stick on the wall and jiggle. They'd stick a big 8-inch purple dildo on the wall and take turns batting at it like a pack of giggling cats and the clerk in her leather bustier would glare at them over the counter but not say anything and there would be a pack of pimply-faced teenage boys staring at them from the window and the girls would notice the boys and start giggling again and one would screech OH MY GOSH at the top of her lungs and they'd scatter to the back of the store where the little knick-knacks, the wind-up walking penises and vagina-shaped earmuffs, were stored, and they'd wait there until the boys had left and then they'd scamper out and it would be quiet for a moment and you'd breathe a sigh of relief and then the door would open right as the purple dildo lost suction and fell off the wall and a new pack of teenage girls would scamper in. It could make for a long Saturday night.


Best part is that there is a town in PEI called Georgetown. Not that anything good ever came from there.
 
2009-12-22 03:17:39 PM  

I read fark for the pics: Yeah that's wrong. Unless they moved and a new sex shop opened were they were within the last few years and AD moved close to the CDP. I moved to Alberta 3 years ago and AD was downtown, close the the Shell and some seafood restaurant.


Ok, that is what I originally thought too until I google mapped it.

But in the comments at cbc one person says it was next to horse area and smelled, and no traffic. So I'm guessing it moved or something (the one that closed is next to civic center, no idea if there is still one next to gas station/seafood/bible store).
 
2009-12-22 03:18:59 PM  
Really, won't somebody think of the underage types here, who on earth would talk about S-E-X in front of the C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N?
 
2009-12-22 03:22:19 PM  

lilliancrane: Really, won't somebody think of the underage types here, who on earth would talk about S-E-X in front of the C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N?


Sex Cauldron? I thought they shut that place down?
 
2009-12-22 03:27:01 PM  
Those places are losing because why would someone risk $50+ on a new porn dvd with 5 scenes when for 50 bucks on the internet you could buy access to several sites for months with enough content to keep you fapping 24/7. Plus you don't have the chance of running into your boss, co worker, ex wife, pastor... With a copy of "irritable bowel syndrome vol. 15".
 
2009-12-22 03:28:12 PM  

Eagle747: lilliancrane: Really, won't somebody think of the underage types here, who on earth would talk about S-E-X in front of the C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N?

Sex Cauldron? I thought they shut that place down?


t3.gstatic.com
 
2009-12-22 03:33:25 PM  
I don't think the recession killed the place. I think the new location killed it. At least downtown it got exposure.

/heh, exposure
//this many Island farkers, we need a meet or something.
 
2009-12-22 03:55:11 PM  

wippit: I don't think the recession killed the place. I think the new location killed it. At least downtown it got exposure.

/heh, exposure
//this many Island farkers, we need a meet or something.


Can we hold this meet in Calgary?
 
2009-12-22 04:13:02 PM  

Rumpleforskin: Those places are losing because why would someone risk $50+ on a new porn dvd with 5 scenes when for 50 bucks on the internet you could buy access to several sites for months with enough content to keep you fapping 24/7. Plus you don't have the chance of running into your boss, co worker, ex wife, pastor... With a copy of "irritable bowel syndrome vol. 15".


I'm pretty sure sex shops don't rely on DVD sales. They sell other stuff...
 
2009-12-22 04:14:06 PM  

Another Government Employee: I assume they cater to the guys on their last chance power drive?


Yea, but it's not a discrete location since there's no place left to hide.
 
2009-12-22 04:43:39 PM  
This comment exists solely so that the thread count is no longer "69".
 
2009-12-22 04:50:57 PM  
People still pay for porn? I realize this Internet thing is new, but they should really take advantage of it.
 
2009-12-22 05:10:44 PM  
People no longer go to that store to blow their wad on pornography. Damn.
 
2009-12-22 05:22:54 PM  
 
2009-12-22 05:31:18 PM  

I am Ahab: nude-fox: some items you might find in a sex shop hardware store.


man, i don't know what hardware store you shop at, but i've never seen leather restraints at home depot
 
2009-12-22 05:39:47 PM  

loonatic112358: I am Ahab: nude-fox: some items you might find in a sex shop hardware store.

man, i don't know what hardware store you shop at, but i've never seen leather restraints at home depot


That's where Drew Peterson shops for his fetish gear.
 
2009-12-22 05:43:27 PM  

Howiefelter2x: That's where Drew Peterson shops for his fetish gear.


not connecting the dots there

but, i could see a lot of potential with some of the things at the local ace hardware
 
2009-12-22 05:44:11 PM  
Subby
Sex shop falls victim to hard times after flaccid interest and limp customer demand puts them out of business leaves them without a happy ending.

FIFY
 
2009-12-22 07:21:16 PM  

LordOrion: Subby
Sex shop falls victim to hard times after flaccid interest and limp customer demand puts them out of business leaves them without a happy ending.

FIFY


thanks, I kind of lost the thread at the end. yours puts the cherry on top.

/subby
//yay!
 
B A
2009-12-22 07:25:23 PM  

MaxxLarge: Pocket Ninja: There used to be a sex shop in Georgetown called The Pleasure Chest... the only people you'd ever see were packs of giggling teenage girls...there would be a pack of pimply-faced teenage boys staring at them from the window...

So, let me get this straight...There was a "sex shop" that both admitted underage types, and had a sales floor that was visible through an unobstructed window from the street?

Sorry Friend-o...but:


Cindies - Gulf Freeway, Webster, Tx. Display visible through the front window & I've seen teenagers in the store.
 
2009-12-22 07:48:51 PM  
"Leyte-MacLeod said she had done brisk business until this year.."

That's what happened! The Jews ran her out of town!

Oy!

/Not meant to be racist
//Just saying
///Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!!
 
2009-12-22 09:21:58 PM  
I don't think it was interenet sales or the recession that is causing this shop to close ...

Do you know how much the average jizz mopper makes? I don't know if you've noticed, but come leaves streaks if you don't clean it up right away.
 
2009-12-23 12:17:08 AM  
Strange, I've never heard the phrases 'flaccid interest' and 'limp customer demand' before. Great puns though, it's always funny when a common phrase is used in a context that gives it a new layer of meaning. It's just a shame I hadn't heard these ones before so they didn't work on me. But I must assume they do exist otherwise there would be literally no reason to invent and use them for this headline. I guess I'm just not down with the hip lingo the kids are using these days.
 
2009-12-23 04:52:18 AM  

Nanan: littlett's: I wonder if they lost a lot of their business to internet sites too?

A good number of small store front retailers have been plowed under by online sales. A store front can not compete with a warehouse in terms of overhead costs. My mom dropped her store front part of her business two three years ago and went pure online sales and her overhead costs dropped by about $900/month and her gross sales increased by about 5 fold in the first year.


Your newsletter. Subscription.

/would like to make good (honest) money online...
 
2009-12-23 10:09:48 AM  

cuzsis: Nanan: littlett's: I wonder if they lost a lot of their business to internet sites too?

A good number of small store front retailers have been plowed under by online sales. A store front can not compete with a warehouse in terms of overhead costs. My mom dropped her store front part of her business two three years ago and went pure online sales and her overhead costs dropped by about $900/month and her gross sales increased by about 5 fold in the first year.

Your newsletter. Subscription.

/would like to make good (honest) money online...


Before committing yourself, you might want to find out exactly what Nanan's mom was selling...

/eeewwww
 
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