New York City Feminist Sex Shops

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Sex shops get a bad rap. They are known for being seedy, dingy spaces with disconcertingly sticky back rooms. But since the pioneering Eve’s Garden, brightly lit, feminist sex shops have been popping up throughout the country. Here are a few beautifully curated, welcoming sex shops to peruse if you’re in New York City.

Lady Konfidential

In the space that used to be Eve’s Garden, Lady Konfidential is a women-centered sex toy shop that sells a variety of toys online and at their store in Midtown.

Location:
119 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Suite #1201
Take the elevator to the 12th floor!

Hours:
Mon-Fri: 1pm-7pm

Babeland

With three locations throughout the city and a robust online shop, Babeland is one of the best-known sex shops out there. While in-store events are on hiatus due to the pandemic, they have regular online events on the topics of relationships and sex ed.

Locations and Hours

Pleasure Chest

Pleasure Chest has been centering pleasure as a human right since 1971 and they have two New York City locations, on the Upper East Side and in the West Village. They offer free online sex-ed workshops all about pleasure and connection.

Upper East Side Location: 1150 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065
Hours: 12–10pm daily

West Village Location: 156 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014
Hours: 12–10pm daily

Shag

This chic Williamsburg boutique features curated sex toys and accessories as well as a rotating calendar of art exhibits.

Location: 108 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Hours: Mon-Sat 12–8pm, Sun 12–7pm

Please

Based in South Slope, Brooklyn, Please aims to normalize conversations about sex in our society through their warm, welcoming storefront. Please is a woman-of-color-owned business, run by radiation therapist and sex columnist Sid Azmi.

Location: 557 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Hours: Tues-Sun 2pm-7pm

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