Cuntlovin’ Guide To the Universe: Ye Olde Sex Shoppes

It’s wonderful to announce that women- and trans-positive sex stores are popping up everywhere. Even some bookstores (like Book Garden, in Denver, Colorado, and Common Language in Ann Arbor, Michigan) have little sex areas discreetly tucked away.

Good Vibrations

The grandmother of all sex shops. Now there’s two. San Francisco: 1210 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, (415) 974-8980. Berkeley: 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702, (510) 841-8987. (800) 289-8423.

Toys in Babeland

With winsome public relation tactics like the Masturbate-A-Thon, the women at Babeland have great senses of humor. They put everyone at ease. Seattle: 707 E Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122, (206) 328-2914. New York: 94 Rivington Street, (212) 375-1701. (800) 658-9119.

It’s My Pleasure

This store moved right after the first edition of Cunt came out, so their address was wrong for a long time. One of the most beautiful sex shops in the country. 3106 NE 64th Avenue, Portland, OR 97213, (503) 280-8080.

A Woman’s Touch

600 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703-4509, (888) 621-8880, (608) 250-1928.

Grand Opening!

Kim Airs, the owner of this august establishment, is a goddamn miracle worker. She has singlehandedly increased the sexual openness and awareness in her legendarily puritanical neighborhood. When I went there for a reading, she saw Mike Dukakis and got him to give me his autograph. 318 Harvard Street, Suite 32, Brookline, MA 02446, (617) 731-2626.

Eve’s Garden

119 W 57th Street, Suite 1201, New York, NY, 10019, (800) 848-3837.

Ruby’s Pearl

13 S Linn Street #3, Iowa City, IA 52240, (319) 248-0032.

Early To Bed

5232 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago IL, (773) 271-1219.

Smitten Kitten

2223 East 35th Street, Minneapolis MN, (612) 721-6088.

Tulip

1480 W. Berwyn Avenue, Chicago,IL, 773.275.6110

3448 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, 773.975.1515

413 Española Way, Miami Beach, FL, 305.535.6661

Oh My

122 Main Street, Northampton, MA, 413.584.9669

Feminique Boutique

104 N. Church St., West Chester, PA, 610.551.3262

 

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