April 02, 2006

Online Shopping.

So. I've had like, three conversations today about where to find good sexuality and sex-related stuff online. So, I thought I'd list my top three recommendations, and y'all could add yours, and help each other make informed buying choices.

Blowfish: Blowfish is the momma of all badass online sex/sexuality stores. They home-test all their products, offer detailed information, are fairly cheap, and sell everything, for every gender/sex/sexuality-related interest you might have. Their website is also really awesome, and has detailed photos of everything you might buy, and they respond really fast to questions and changes to orders.

Good Vibes: Good Vibes is pretty cool. They have a good selection of stuff, and a neat key with icons that indicate stuff like "safe for anal insertion" or "waterproof." You can also call their Brookline store directly for advice or to see what's in stock there (they're super-nice) at 617 264 4400.
They are a "worker-owned, women-owned cooperative providing access to accurate sex information and sex toys, books and videos...to promote healthy attitudes about sex."


Babeland: They're pretty similar to Good Vibes. They have a little less selection and are a bit more expensive, but sometimes they have stuff that the others don't, so shop around. Babeland opened in 1993, in order to create a "sleaze-free, sex-positive environment with accurate information."

There are other stores like Grand Opening and Mikos, but their websites are not so great. Stay away from sketchy stores like this that don't really cater to queers, women, or people who actually want to use the stuff they buy...

OK, share your opinion/recommendations! Post away.

6 comments:

C.C. said...

My personal favorite is Early To Bed, chicago's first woman owned, women-friendly, queer-friendly shop with lots of purple walls. Here's the link...

www.early2bed.com

wannatakethisoutside said...

Not exactly sex toys, but recently I've been getting questions about where to buy Binding stuff and Packing stuff (remember to buy smaller than you would think - non-erect penises are pretty small). I think those links link to the most extensive lists of info and options.

I figured while we were giving out info, we might as well add that...

maudite entendante said...

Tulip is another good one (also, coincidentally, Chicago-based): http://mytulip.com/

Also, you have to laugh: my mot de verification is "lfmzqxxx" ... *whistles innocently*

emily2 said...

i would give a thumbs up to toys in babeland. they have two boutiques in new york - one on rivington street in the lower east side and one in soho. the one in soho is totally fabulous. imagine walking into a diesel (or whatever overpriced clothing) boutique and discovering that everything on the shelves has been replaced by dildos and vibrators.

C.C. said...

If you go to Babeland on Rivington, there's a place that sells nothing but cupcakes two blocks east called Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery....mmmm, sooo good...cupcakes and sex toys. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

another good store is www.discreet-romance.com, i am a newbie and bother the heck out of the support at their store. I traded emails with this girl named michelle for about 10 times before i set my mind on something. I got screwed by sites like xxxpresstoys and toyssexshop before. sucks