Pleasures, Alabama's Drive-Thru Sex Shop
Huntsville, Alabama is best known for four things: Antoine Dodson, Struttin' That Ass, NASA/ The Space & Rocket Center (read: Space Camp) and me spending 10 years of my youth (and one of my recent adulthood) there (well, Madison). My brother and parents still live there. And now Huntsville is back on the map with a drive-thru sex shop that looks suspiciously like my old bank. Wait a minute....I used to make deposits there! You still handing out free suckers?
Pleasures owner Sherri Williams said the store will be the first such store in the country to sell adult toys through a drive-thru window. Items such as toys, lubes and stimulants will be delivered through the drive-thru drawer in a brown paper bag, according to the store's news release.
Williams said Alabama is the last state in the U.S. to have a sex toy ban.
Williams said customers cannot purchase a sex toy unless they fill out a medical questionnaire describing the health-related reasons for their purchase.
The store plans to give away condoms as a public service and will feature an "intimacy clinic" offering weekly seminars and workshops, marriage counseling and a sexual health library, which will feature well-known authors in the field, and an upscale clothing boutique.
"Upscale clothing boutique"? Riiiiiiiiight. Because nothing says Mr. Monopoly like fuzzy handcuffs and a gimp mask. Still, next time I'm back to visit my family you know I'm rolling through that drive-thru. "Oooh oooh oooh -- send a loose dildo through the pneumatic tube!"
Thanks to brook, my Huntsville correspondent, for keeping me in the loop. Is the Spy Shop still in business? I need a new bow-tie camera.