Bethesda, Maryland - Night Dreams
Adult toys for men and women, strap-on harnesses,
wigs, gloves, boas, shoes and boots, sexy costumes, fetish wear, videos, DVDs,
books, cards, BDSM equipment and accessories, lingerie, and novelty gifts and
party favors. My favorite section was their beautiful selection of glass
dildos, vibrators, "juicers" (dildos with a raised spiral going down the shaft
that is meant to be twisted by its handle after insertion for more
stimulation) and anal toys. Also, there is a wide range of instructional
videos on performing oral sex, stripping for your lover, and increasing your
sexual expertise for both male and female viewers.
Did I feel comfortable? Yes. Night Dreams is a
women-owned store and always has women sales associates and/or managers on
the floor. Male sales associates are chosen for their ability to make any
customer - female, male, transvestite, transsexual - comfortable and
welcome, and everyone is trained to become familiar with the products before
starting (including sizing conversions for transvestites). Visible tattoos
and piercings are kept to a minimum, and the staff is required to wear a
simple uniform of black pants and a black shirt displaying the store's
logo. Melissa, the assistant manager on duty during my visit, explained
that sales associates are also well-versed in sex play and some have side
businesses that include (fully legal) dominatrix services, educational
classes in BDSM play, and in home product demonstrations.
Clientele: Bethesda being a pretty conservative area, most
of the ! clients come from political offices and office buildings and often
are nervous about being in an adult toy store, so the staff is accustomed to
answering questions (or coaxing questions out of) shy shoppers and are also
sensitive to a client's concerns about being discreet.
Contact info: Night Dreams, 4866 Cordell Ave., Bethesda,
20814, (301) 986-4711.
Ladies - interested in seeing sextoys and having their functions
explained in a safe, open environment? Email me to schedule an in home "girls night in" to talk about
anatomy, sex and toys along with your girlfriends!