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  • 4.0 star rating
    29/7/2010
    First to Review

    Kids, go out and play in the garden for five minutes. The grown-ups need a chat.

    Someone had to write a review on it. It's all well and good walking past it once or twice and catching a quick glimpse before taking out a bottle of holy water and pouring it in your eyes. But if we are to be serious for like a few paragraphs and forget the fact you can buy inflatable dolls and moving body parts, I can provide a decent (and indecent) review.

    The shop is situated right on the main street. It's hard to miss. It's big and purple and is the only thing on the entire street with a bit of colour. So your eyes are drawn immediately to the bright colours. Aren't they?

    The purpose of the shop, as you may or may not know... Kids! I told you to go outside and play!... The purpose is to provide toys and gifts that adults can play with but if a child was to discover, it can lead to awkwardness and an elaborate lie which they will tell their friends at school and can lead to a dreadful situation when the police get called.

    The things inside this shop are, as far as I am aware, only available in one other shop in Belfast but I'm sure if you were to ask nicely then most shops have them under the counter...

    I have called in before, as have many other people, but I am going to be a man/idiot about it and admit it. The things inside are there to provide a... erm... service, but what is most impressive is that the staff have absolutely no aversion to anything they are stocking (pun) out, whether it needs batteries or whether it comes complete with a matching whip. That in itself makes a potentially embarrassing trip into a more or less embarrassing trip, depending on what sort of help you want.

    The shop is obviously tailored to suit women, and for that reason it is rare you see any man walking in on his own and coming out with a bag full. It is an experience in itself, but if you are a group of girls, this would make day out.

    Kids, come back in now. And put those stones.

  • 3.0 star rating
    3/10/2010

    Ann Summers baffled me as a young thing in the city until I finally ventured in one day - It's not really quite as interesting when you actually go inside.

    Ann Summers has made buying sex toys and the like a little less embarrassing and wholly accepted. The alternative up until now was the raft of greasy little joints around the back of Castle Court with names like Bliss.... I haven't ever ventured in but you know.

    The prices were actually the first thing that threw me - some of the buzzing vibrating things on offer exceed £50-60. I could probably have a stab as building one myself, albeit one not particular safe for the use it's designed for.

    • Qype User honey_…
    • Belfast
    • 18 friends
    • 64 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    11/10/2008

    good shop for toys/dress-up/books etc though not actually all that great for underwear. i find other places have a nicer selection, though it's maybe not quite as hot as in here
    and if you do find something you really like, it is often too expensive to be worth spending money on.

    • Qype User PandaP…
    • Ballyclare, Newtownabbey
    • 114 friends
    • 144 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    28/9/2008

    Bog standard Ann Summer store, selling the usual naughty undies and toys. I find the stores a bit expensive for what they are.

    • Qype User sexyse…
    • Belfast
    • 6 friends
    • 20 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    30/1/2009

    Its an Ann Summersboring and expensive. with so many other good sex shops in Belfast why go here? Poor quality lingerie. Expensive sex toys. Avoid it.

    • Qype User kitacl…
    • Antrim
    • 5 friends
    • 182 reviews
    2.0 star rating
    21/11/2008

    This is a good sized store. Their underwear not that great and a bit over priced but a great place to go if your planning a hen night or want a funny gift for birthday christmas etc!

    • Qype User Udhate…
    • Belfast
    • 14 friends
    • 64 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    1/10/2008

    A good selection of products but can be quite expensive! The staff are very helpful though & willing to answer any questions you may have about products. The upstairs of the shop is decorated like a bedroom so is really pretty! Good shop to visit for christmas or valentines day!

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