I don't buy my toys online anymore... I did it once and missed that the dildo I was buying smelled like cherries. Who the fuck fantacizes about cherries when they're desperate enough to use a dildo? I've never been with a man and thought, "Yeah, he's hot, but he doesn't smell like fruit."
So, after all the years I've had it, the smell has never worn off. I thought for sure it would have by now, but no. However, I've kept it and use it often becuase although the sickeningly sweet smell can get overpowering - especially when it gets warm - the shape is worth it and never lets me down.
Back in the day, I traveled for work. At first, it bothered me, but I found my groove and looked forward to each trip. I made a regular circuit around the country. Coast to coast, same cities over and over (and one trip to London)... so I had my regular hotels, resteraunts, nightclubs, spas, shopping and sex shops in each locale and time was built into each schedule to at least visit a few of my regular stops - but I almost always made it to the sex shops.
The merchandise varried a little, but nothing noteworthy. It was the clientele that was the draw for me. Not becuase I was trolling for a hook up, but becuase of the people watching. What do people in each city buy? Is Washington DC a sex toy culture or are they as into pornographic publications as London is? What's in the back room in Las Vegas vs. South Beach (there are porn conventions in each city - coincidence?)
Anyway, I also don't buy online becuase I'm such a visual person, I need to see and feel each thing since I can't return them once purhcased. A general rule is - nothing is too big and if it takes anything less than a 9V battery - its not worth it. I'm up to try anything but when I'm on my own dime, I stay with what I know.
I KNOW that I hate cherry scented sex toys - lesson learned and now I can't NOT think about sex when I see or smell cherries. Shame, really. I also know that I'm about to try something new. Something I've toyed with in the past... but didn't have the confidence to pull it off. I'll let you know how it works out and give a full product review once I try it out.
All that being said, I'm excited becuase it's been a while since I've been and I need something to capture my attention... something new and satisfying that doesn't smell like food. (Have I already asked "Who the fuck fantacizes about cherries?")