The Windy City has a wide variety of options to do your sex-related shopping. We've gathered input from locals on some of the best sex shops in the area for whatever you're looking for.
Pleasure Chest is a one-stop shop for sexual exploration, education, and some great sex products. The business started by originally selling waterbeds in the 1970s, but the owners found "unexpected success in selling erotic novelties like mood lighting, cock rings and handcuffs." For nearly half a century they've played a huge role in the sexual conversation in the U.S., being a favorite store of celebrities and the spotlight of the famous Sex and the City episode about the Rabbit Vibrator.
Pleasure Chest continue to be a top go-to sex shop in several major cities in thee U.S. including New York and Los Angeles, offering many classes along with new, innovative, and interesting sex products. And two of their locations are right in Chicago — one on Lincoln and the other on Broadway.
Early to Bed
Early to Bed was founded in 2001 on Chicago's North Side and has become a sex resource establishment in the city and beyond. They are "committed to helping people of all genders and orientations explore their sexuality to the fullest" and provide high-quality products and resources for anyone to live their best life.
Full Kit Gear
If leather is your thing, Full Kit Gear is a leather wonderland. Their flagship location is in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, where they are open for 363 days out of the year (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). In addition to offering a number of different brands, they also do custom work to your size if you visit their retail store. And, of course, they sell a wide array of other clothing and sex products including toys, bdsm, and other accessories.
Studio 21 has been a Chicagoland establishment for over 30 years. Based in Addison, they offer a large selection of sex toys, DVDs, and lingerie and are usually open until midnight most days of the week. They often offer coupons with online purchases, can help make sure your new sex toy works before you leave the store, and really want to make sure that you have a positive customer experience.
Lover's Playground is the largest sex shop retail chain in Illinois, with 12 shops located around the state of Illinois alone. Being a large IL-based retail chain, they have a wide selection of products as well as DVDs and video on demand. They also offer live chat on their shop website should you have any questions about products you're interested in, so you can double check anything before heading over to the store.
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