Tokyo Valentino… The New Inserection

You may remember my review of Inserection, the biggest erotic store in the southeast. It’s also one of my favorite stores to visit! They have recently transformed into Tokyo Valentino, which is an erotique… Or an erotic boutique. Fancy. 

 

Stairs leading to one of the sides of the upper room.

 
I haven’t been since they made the switch, so Hubs and I visited for our first anniversary. I was impressed; the outside looks sleek and modern, and not too much has changed on the inside. I see that more products and brands have been added to the lineup, and it seems like there are fewer DVDs. They still have the full Sliquid line of lubes,  multiple racks of lubes and erotic accessories (massage oil, candles, stimulant gel, etc), and condoms near the front. 

  
There are MANY toys for women throughout the store, ranging from budget to high quality. The DVD section was divided into gay and straight porn, and the straight section was pretty scattered. There wasn’t much that seemed incredibly entertaining… And the video section has moved from being in one of the upper rooms to being on the main floor. Hubs didn’t really like that there wasn’t too much for men besides the strokers, and even those were pricy for a good one ($99+). Since we are now living together he said that he also didn’t have much use for the strokers, so he just had a sort of blah outlook on that aspect. They DID have some lubes for men, lubes for anal, cock rings, and lives to keep a man harder for longer.

 

I hear that Gun Oil is great for male masturbation.

 
In the upper room where the DVDs used to be, there are not some of my FAVORITE items: BDSM necessities, Love is Art kits, and Liberator sex furniture. I literally walked up the stairs and stood in the middle of the floor with my mouth gaped open. Liberator and Love is Art are both based in Atlanta, so it only makes sense to have them there. I’ve been wanting a Love is Art kit for a couple years, and theirs at Tokyo Valentino are expansive in variety but also on pricing. I went online after I left the store and purchased one. Their Liberator furniture was pretty nice though, and they had a lot of options. 

  
In the BDSM area, they had a wide array of whips, floggers (leather, non-leather, fur, and with few to many falls), cuffs, and role play gear. They even had a number of items from Pipedream’s Fetish Fantasy Gold line, which I thought was beautiful AND stylish. There were also costumes, kits for couples play, and other romantic items like edible body dust and body painting items. I was impressed that they had so many products from Bijoux Indiscrets; I NEVER see their stuff in stores and I’ve always had to order online! 

   
 Tokyo Valentino still has the video booths on the lower level like Inserection did, and we actually had never been down to see what that was about… Until this week. Upon entering, the smell of bleach smacked us in the face. Not such a bad sign, I assume. Because I could have walked in like…

  
So admission is around $16 to the booth. You can enter as a couple or solo, and there is a booth for watching and a booth that features a hole in the wall so someone can view you. There is a “lounge” with low lighting and couches for you to relax or… Do whatever else you want to do on the couches. There are showers, and honestly I don’t know what else is there because my mind was blown by the time the guy mentioned the lounge. This is like a mini swingers spot! Hubs and I didn’t partake in any of the festivities, we just asked the kind sir at the front what type of shenanigans occurred down there.

So in short: 

– there isn’t a whole lot for men, but a hell of a lot for women and couples here

– you’ll find the best of the best here, definitely

– you can almost guarantee that you’ll find SOMETHING you’re looking for

– if you want to expand sexually and you aren’t scared of some wild ish, go to the booths

That’s all I got for tonight! Check out Tokyo Valentino next time you’re in the A, and definitely check online for some of the goodies if you can’t make it!

– K.P.