Passionfruit founder, Michelle Temminghoff, questioned why a foray into a sex shop or a desire to more openly explore sexuality made her feel so downright devious. If sex was so good, why were sex shops so bad? After all, sex is the most universal of acts, and most importantly an expression of love. After years of contemplation and lively discussion on the nature of sex and society, Passionfruit The Sensuality Shop finally opened its doors in June of 1998. Passionfruit's journey to bringing sensuality and sexual exploration into the modern era had begun.
Although we might feel confident about sexuality within ourselves, our outward expression of it has become distorted. Religion, modern culture and censorship have all played a part in this distortion. Christianity taught us to separate body from soul, to deprive our bodies of pleasure. Abstinence was pure and sex considered a tool for reproduction only. When we're taught to divorce sex from emotion and soul, we separate it from love also. The result is a corrupted expression of our natural sexual self.
Passionfruit has taken the smut out of sex shop and laced it with sensual style and a whole lot of fun, love and passion. Melbourne's most deluxe adult store.
The perfect place for newbies and couples, the focus here is on being more attentive and devoted lover. It’s not all massage oil and soft lighting however, there’s plenty of light kinky stuff to get inquiring minds started.
Passionfruit’s focus on education and workshops is another thing that sets it apart.