Are sex shops in Melbourne still open?

A lot of our readers from Australia have been asking if Melbourne’s sex shops are still open during this world crisis. Since all of us can see in the news and experience in real life that many shops, restaurants, gyms, and more have been closed for weeks now, it is normal to wonder if Melbourne’s best adult shops are still open for business. This article will talk about this situation more in detail.

Let’s get started!

Sex shops in Melbourne are not ‘adult entertainment’ businesses.

Sex shops in Melbourne

Many people heard in the news that all adult entertainment businesses in Melbourne, including adult shops, have to close down until further notice until the pandemic is over. That includes your favourite strip club, brothel, adult massage parlour and escort services.

But the question is: is shopping in a sex shop in Melbourne considered to be an ‘adult entertainment service’? Or is it considered to be an essential service, just like health and beauty stores, or pharmacies and chemists?

Some towns around Australia have got it wrong and asked for the local sex shops in Melbourne to close until further notice. But a few shop owners went to court to appeal and won the cases, explaining that their adult stores are essential businesses for the health and well-being of Australians, especially during lockdown.

It’s great for the shop owners, because once these few people won the cases in court, all the other adult stores in Australia started to reopen, and they have since then had a huge surge in demand for sex toys.

Many scientists and physicians have proven that the use of sex toys during self-isolation is actually really good for your mental health, so that’s a positive thing if it can help many people to stay sane and happy during this worldwide event.

 

Should you shop in a physical sex shop in Melbourne or online?

story about sex shops in Melbourne compared to online shops

Whether you shop in a physical sex shop in Melbourne or at an online shop, it’s totally up to you really. But I will share my opinion with you below, since I am a blogger and sharing my opinion is what I do for a living…

Personally, I’m not a fan of knowing that many people out there go to touch every single vibrator in the shop and that I’m gonna do the same thing right after them…

When you buy sex toys or adult products online, everything is sealed in box, and all the warehouses in Australia have strict social distancing guidelines between their employees. They are not allowed to have 2 employees working in the same lane at the same time, and all employees are wearing masks and gloves when picking up the adult toys and putting them into the mailing boxes.

So if you are asking me, I’d rather do my online shopping from the comfort of my couch, instead of driving to go to a real shop where tons of adults are touching everything.

On top of that, shopping online saves me time and usually the prices are cheaper, so it’s a win-win situation, and if I don’t like what I bought, I can return it for free. Many online adult shops offer free returns on all their sex toys, assuming that you didn’t use them of course, and they even pay for your return postage fees.

Summary: Adult shops are still open in Melbourne

To conclude this article, Melbourne’s sex shops are open for business as usual, and many of them are having big sales and discounts, so it’s a great time to explore your fantasies and pick up some high-quality sex toys at a cheap price that you will use for a couple of years in the future.

Thanks for reading this article, and if you have any questions or comments, please ask them below or email me directly. Have a nice day!