Although Washington, D.C. is known as a mostly conservative town, long-time residents and natives know that the area is rich with underground cultures to include several adult toy stores and erotic boutiques. Here's the rundown on four of the most popular sex toy stores in the nation's capital:
1. HART'S DESIRES (Adams Morgan)
Hart’s Desires is an erotic boutique company established in 2003 by Mike Hart and is now owned and operated by Mike and his wife, Shani Hart. They carry a variety of pleasure-enhancing items to include lingerie, sex toys, creams, lotions, potions, and things in motion; specializing in toys and accessories for Women. Hart’s Desires strives to provide a safe and affirming environment for all individuals. Whether you’re looking for couples sex toys, strap ons, masturbation toys, or items for your kink, you're sure to find something fun at one of their two locations in the DC area.
On September 14, we'll be co-hosting our Blow His Mind Fellatio workshop at their Suitland, MD location! Get tickets here.
2408 18th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20009
Open Monday-Thursday from 11AM–9PM; Friday & Saturday from 11AM–12AM; Sunday from 12–6PM
Phone: (202) 864-6985
2. SECRET PLEASURES (U Street Corridor)
Secret Pleasures is an education based, body-safe sex shop that strives to provide a comfortable, safe, nurturing and judgment free space for people of all genders and identities to explore their sexuality. They are committed to providing comprehensive sex education and only the most body-safe products on the market. That commitment means that they do not carry jelly rubber, latex & PVC sex toys or lubricant with harmful chemicals and additives. You can feel confident shopping here knowing that their products are not only fun, but safe for you too!
Check out this blog post from Secret Pleasures all about sex toy safety (What Materials Are Safe For My Body?) or stop in and chat with one of their knowledgeable educators in-store!
1510 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 12–7PM; Friday & Saturday from 12–8PM.
Closed Sunday & Tuesday.
Phone: (202) 664-1476
3. BITE THE FRUIT (Dupont Circle)
Bite the Fruit is a DC-based, adult novelty boutique shop that promotes healthy sexual and sensual exploration. Established 2012, Bite the Fruit is an independent, gay owned and operated retail store located that serves individuals, couples and groups regardless of sexual orientation, kink persuasion, and level of involvement or experience.
They offer provocative apparel and sensual furnishings for the sexually adventurous, mildly curious and everyone in between. They also offer seasonal, active and intimate clothing that includes men's underwear and women's fantasy wear. In this store, you can also shop for how-to books, erotica and adult movies.
1723 Connecticut Avenue NW (at the former Leather Rack space)
Open Monday-Thursday from 11AM–11PM; Friday & Saturday from 11AM–12AM; Sunday from 11AM–8PM.
Phone: (202) 299-0440
4. CAPITOL VIDEO SALES (Dupont Circle)
On the exterior, Capitol Video Sales looks like a nostalgic video rental store (like Blockbuster but for pornos!) . On the inside, it boasts the largest inventory of sexy adult DVDs with more than 25,000 DVDs of all genres. They have a large selection of adult toys dildos, fetish gear and bedroom accessories too. They also carry lingerie, dancer boots, lubricant and sexual enhancement products.
1729 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Open Monday-Thursday from 10AM–11PM; Saturday from 10AM–12AM; Sunday from 12–10PM.
Phone: (202) 265-9226
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