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We’re open with a few changes

We are delighted to be back open at most stores, please see our store page for full details and new opening times.

What we’re doing to help keep safe

We have made a few changes to the way things usually work around here for the safety and well-being of you, our greatly appreciated, loyal Pulse and Cocktails customers and our highly valued team members.

Safe, discreet & convenient ways to shop

What could be easier than having your order ready and waiting for when you arrive? Browse our website in private and at your own convenience, select your items and collect from your chosen store.

Reserve & Collect – Pulse & Cocktails store

Reserve online for free, collect & pay in-store.

Choose your item(s) online and select the reserve for free option and your chosen store. Fill in your email address to confirm you would like the item(s) reserving and we will get your order ready for you to collect and pay in-store. For details, see our information page on reserve & collect. Orders will be ready after 2 hours and there is no obligation to buy if you change your mind.

Click & Collect – Pulse & Cocktails store

Pay online, collect in-store for free.

Choose your item(s), pay online and select the click & collect option to collect from your chosen Pulse & Cocktails store for free. We will have your order ready and waiting for you in plain packing for you to collect in-store. For details, see our information page on click & collect. Orders will be ready to collect after 1-2 days.

Click & Collect – Post Office

Using the same service as above, you can choose to collect your order from a Royal Mail Post Office / Collection point. This is a completely discreet and convenient way to shop with us.

We respect your shopping privacy, therefore all online orders are packed in plain packaging with no reference to Pulse & Cocktails or the contents.
Safety & Hygiene
Protective Screens and Floor Markers

Each counter has been fitted with a protective perspex screen as a safety measure for customers and our team when paying at the counter. There is a small gap at the bottom, so cash, payment card pin-pad and receipts can be passed through safely. We understand the importance of discretion for shopping with us, which is why we will always accept payment by cash and all card payments will show on your bank statement as P&C Trading.

We have also marked out a 1m safety area around every counter. This is so that customers can place goods on the counter and then return to a safe distance (behind the line) until their purchase has been processed.

Hygiene & Cleanliness

All stores are being regularly cleaned to a high standard and will be maintained by our team member throughout the day. All staff are advised to keep to the government’s official guidelines of hygiene and cleanliness so they and you will “keep safe”.

Hand Sanitizer

All stores have hand sanitizer for customers and team members to use frequently and during every shopping visit. We kindly ask customers to use this when entering and leaving the store and before and after paying.

Social distancing and the 2m rule

Social distancing is being enforced at all stores, limiting the number of customers in store at any given time. We recommend customers only shop with one other person if not shopping alone.

Please allow a safe distance of 2 metres apart from our team members and other customers. Our friendly team will still able to provide a helpful customer service and in a discreet manner.

Masks

Our team members have been issued with protective masks, please be assured they have the same smiling faces as always.

Gloves

Disposal latex gloves are available at all stores for use when handling products, demos and returns. These are not an alternative to hand washing or using hand sanitizer, they are purely an added safety measure.

Clothing

Unfortunately, due to the current social distancing and safety regulations we cannot allow customers to try clothing on at this moment in time, so our changing room facilities are currently unavailable.

Any customer or team member experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 may not enter our premises at this time, please respect the guidelines to not knowingly spread the infection and cause harm to others.

The Benefits of Masturbation and Why You Should do it More

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We’ve all heard those stories about the consequences of having a quick tug or a little flick of the bean from time to time such as hairy palms, going blind and thinking that if your partner masturbates, then they must be unhappy with their current sexual relationship. But we’re here to set the record straight and fill you in on the reasons why it’s great to masturbate.

Though there has been no scientific evidence to indicate that masturbating causes any of these adverse effects, there has, however, been plenty of in-depth research to back up how fantastic masturbating is for an individual’s health and well-being. Self-care is extremely important, and self-pleasure is a fantastic way to blow off steam and forget about any stress or worries, plus it has some health benefits too, so there’s no arguing with that.

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We’re in this Together: COVID-19 Update 24/3/20

 

Dear Customers,

It is with heavy hearts that today on the 24th of March 2020 we will be closing all our sexy superstores including our online store. Whilst we stayed open for as long as we could, the safety of both our staff and customers will always be at the forefront of our decision making.

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Impact Play with Bondage Whips, Crops, Floggers and Canes

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Impact play, what the heck is it and why is it getting you more aroused than a nun in a cucumber field? In simple terms, impact play is a form of BDSM activity where one partner (often called the dominant or top) spanks the other (submissive or bottom) partner for sexual gratification – kinky and we love it (Reference 1). Believe us, when you get down to the nitty-gritty of impact play there is so much more to discover. Impact play can range from playful taps to full-on ass-whooping and can involve whips, crops, paddles, floggers and lots more exciting tools.

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What Are Chastity Devices and How Do You Use Them?

With a history steeped in Crusade-era torture, inescapable confinement and unbreakable abstinence; chastity devices have endured through the centuries, starting out as instruments designed to punish impure thoughts and enforce genital control (women’s genitals in particular), to now being used as modern-day playthings appealing to people who get excited by the idea of having their sexual urges and genital wellbeing dictated by a dominant other.

However, more often than not in this century, it’s men’s genitals being subjected to police-state levels of control; oh my, how times have changed.

 

 

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Sexy Essentials for Your Next Festival or Camping Trip

A spur of the moment quickie whilst out and about or three minutes of passion alfresco style, sex outside the home has always had a special appeal for both couples who can proudly tick it off their sexual bucket list and those who get horny from merely fantasizing about it.

One occasion that’s ripe with new and exciting opportunities for getting it on is during a camping trip, whether you’re attending a music festival or having a camping trip.

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What Are Love Eggs and Jiggle Balls and How to Use Them

You’ve probably already noticed a lot of the tech you use in your everyday life is getting more slim-line and generally just a wee bit smaller. To a certain extent, sex toys are no different.

There will always be a huge demand for well-endowed cock shaped sex toys, but with the popularity of small, portable, more discreet toys on a seemingly unstoppable ascent – vibrating love eggs and jiggle balls being two of the main attractions – naturally, the selection for these two types of toys has expanded to cater for the ever-increasing variety of people discovering the joy to be had by these mini wonders of sexual delight.

If your knowledge on love eggs and jiggle balls is non-existent or sketchy at best, we hope by the end of this guide you will have all the intel needed to decide if you want to experiment with the sort of sex toys that you and your lover can get naughty with both inside and outside the home (should you be so daring).

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The Best Adult Sex Toys for Couples

Do you love your partner but you’ve found your sex life has become boring and monotonous? It turns out you’re not alone, according to research couples (especially women) start to lose interest in sex after just one year into a relationship (Salakey, 2017). That’s why introducing sex toys into your relationship can add some much needed excitement and adventure.

The best sex toys for adult couples pulse and cocktails shopping

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Our Funniest Sex Toy Questions, Searches and Stats of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we want to let you in on the cheeky questions, searches and stats that this kinky nation has been looking for and contributing to in 2018. We love keeping the UK population stocked up on their favourite sex toys, props and lingerie, but most of all we love making sure you’re all having great sex.

2018 Pulse and Cocktails end of year review

 

For the 2018 year roundup, we have put together a yearly review showing just how hungry for dildos you’ve been, whether you’ve been taking our advice and keeping everything well lubricated and finding out just how clean you’ve been keeping all your favourite sex toys. We have also compiled a list of our favourite wacky, wondrous (and just some downright weird) searches of the year.

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12 Days of Sex Positions to Try

Let’s talk about one of the most amazing acts there is – sex. Great sex has been spreading joy and cheer ever since our cavemen ancestors were around, yet do you find your bedroom shenanigans have become a little boring and predictable? Are you finding that you and your partner are just doing the same sex positions over and over again?

The best and hardest sex positions to try with your partner

As much as we all love the missionary position, having it every Sunday at 9 pm for an average of 4 minutes 36 seconds can become a little monotonous. Trying out new sex positions in the bedroom is an easy way to keep things exciting between you and your partner. New sex positions encourage you to keep an open mind underneath (or outside of) the sheets and when you offer your mind and body to your partner you build trust, intimacy and openness in your relationship

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