New York's former sex shop hub, Times Square, has long since become the kind of place where there's a public outcry over an ad for a porn website , but the city's not de-sexed just yet. Here are our favorite sex shops in the city; as always, leave yours in the comments. Via Yelp. SHAG : This high-end Williamsburg shop, run by Samantha Bard and Ashley Montgomery-Pulido, focuses on the ladies, boasting female-friendly wares like tittie pasties, lube, aphrodisiac pops, oral sex lip gloss, and pocket rockets. The goods here are so elegantly curated they could double as art, with bespoke handmade marble dildos, greeting cards, and designer lingerie included in the inventory, plus staffers host regular workshops covering everything from bondage to burlesque dancing.
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But lately, with the opening of the fifth gay sex shop on a five-block stretch of Eighth Avenue, residents are asking if enough is more than enough. Williams, a writer who has told his teenage son not to get into conversations with the men outside the stores. They are between 18th and 23rd Streets, with names that are displayed prominently in blue neon lights and on bright-colored awnings: Rainbow Station, Blue DVD, the Blue, Splosh and, most recently, Vibe.
By Andrew Collins. More than any other New York City neighborhood, Chelsea, which lies between Midtown and the West Village, has the greatest concentration of gay-frequented restaurants, shops, and bars, plus a handful of accommodations. Here's a gallery of gay-popular hangouts all throughout the neighborhood as well as in the adjoining - and trendy - Meatpacking District. Splash Bar 50 W. However, it's been the quintessential Chelsea club since it opened in , and it remains one of the first bars most gay visitors to New York City make a serious point of visiting.