A1 the kinkiest road in Britain – The Sun

Pulse & Cocktails A1 Wentbridge

Sun Features Pulse & Cocktail adult shop beside the A1 motorway near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net

LET’S HIT THE RUDE

Four sex shops, ten dogging spots and a swingers’ club make the A1 the kinkiest road in Britain

Four Little Chef restaurants have been turned into stores selling kinky clobber, while fans of public romps have TEN different popular spots to choose from

REVEALED BY LYNSEY CLARKE

Article from The Sun, 1st October 2016, 11:16 pm

FORGET getting your kicks on Route 66 — Brit drivers are enjoying kinky fun on the A1.

The UK’s raunchiest road is a hotbed of sex shops, swingers clubs and dogging.

Graham Kidd, 48, is joint owner of Pulse and Cocktails, a chain of 22 sex shops.

Three are in former Little Chef diners on the 410-mile route from London to Edinburgh.

He said: “Brits are still really prudish.

“They are frightened to go outside their comfort zone but millions pass our A1 stores.

“They are big, in great locations and have excellent parking.”

At the chain’s shop in Wentbridge, West Yorks, manager Francine Proffitt, 41, said: “I used to sell girls’ best friend, diamonds. Now I sell their second best friend, sex toys.

“We’ve run out of 14in vibrators but a woman once asked if we have anything bigger.

“I’m never shocked and never judge.”

Sun Features Francine Proffitt, manager of the Pulse & Cocktail adult shop beside the A1 motorway near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net

Sun Features Francine Proffitt, manager of the Pulse & Cocktail adult shop beside the A1 motorway near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net

The boss . . . Francine manages the Pontefract branch of Pulse & Cocktails

The shop also stocks penis enlargers, whips, masks — and Francesca, a £2,999 life-sized doll with cyber skin who can bend into any position.

Francine said: “People assume sex shops are dark, dingy and full of men in anoraks but most of our customers are couples or women.”

A layby at Alconbury, Cambs, is one of ten dogging spots between London and Yorkshire.

Twenty miles south at Sandy, Beds, a former Happy Eater diner has been turned into Happy Lovers sex shop.

Shop worker Martin Cobban, 69, said: “We do well because we have a private car park.

“We get soap stars and footballers.”

Nearby is Vanilla Alternative swingers club which boasts 10,500 registered members and a 15ft jacuzzi.

Entry to nights such as Frisky Friday start at £10.

Owner Jules Davis said: “We get fat guys in their 60s and blondes with big boobs.

“But it’s mostly normal bods who fancy a bit of excitement.”

Four sex shops, ten dogging spots and a swingers’ club make the A1 the kinkiest road in Britain