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Austin's Adult Store and Sex Shop Roundup

By Sarah Marloff, February 3, 2018, 9:00am, Events Blog

Now’s the time to spice up your bedroom life. (Not to imply that the bedroom is the only place for consensual, adult fun.) If you’re looking to shake things up, Austin does not suffer from a shortage of adult novelty shops, each offering a slightly different experience and goodies. Take your date night to the next level with one – or several – of these sex shops.

Q Toys

6800 Burnet Rd.
512/772-1614

This queer-owned and operated store sells only 100% body-safe items (meaning they’re made from non-toxic material that’s compatible with human tissue). People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to shop and/or attend various workshops. Owner Stephanie Boggs tells us their We-Vibe Sync is one of their bestsellers for folks with innies (as opposed to outies ... we’re not talking belly buttons).

Forbidden Fruit

108 E. North Loop Blvd.
512/453-8090

Featuring a diverse range of products and an equally diverse clientele, Forbidden Fruit has been “keeping Austin kinky” since 1981. They stock a wide array of locally made goodies from Vixen Creations, Fleshlight, and BDSM gurus Kinky Crafters. As long as you are 18 or older, everyone is welcome here. They're also a 20-time "Best of Austin" Readers Poll winner. Yowza.

XXXcite + AAA News

11657 Research #101, 512/343-1195
15316 N. I-35, 512/990-2144

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Double the locations, double the fun – that’s what they say, right? Here you’ll find a well-lit, well-stocked shop of pleasure toys and intimate wear, plus a kinkily curated selection of video and print erotica. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and always happy to help shoppers find that certain something.

Cindie's

14106 N. I-35, 512/670-7444
2108 S. Lamar, 512/326-9999

With stores spanning four states, Cindie knows a thing or two about lingerie and X-rated toys. She also knows how to provide a judgment-free zone with quality customer service and a friendly, honest staff. “We have something for just about any sexy occasion – be it for a sweet surprise for your partner, or a naughty fantasy,” says the store’s Meredith DuBose. As for favorites, DuBose says staff recommend the Womanizer. In fact, she says we’ll thank her for the tip.

Tapelenders

1114 W. Fifth #202
512/472-0844

Austin’s male for male boutique features a well-curated collection of kinky gifts and toys. But their inventory has expanded to now include athletic wear, swimwear, and underwear after the recent merger with their sister store, Package Menswear.

Dreamers

3401 N. I-35
11218 N. Lamar
512/837-5534

Open all day, every day – including holidays – the Dreamers staff are always available to share their sexpertise with shoppers. As for staff picks, Dee also recommends the We-Vibe Sync, calling it the perfect toy for couples, long-distance lovers, and single folks. What’s so special about it? Well, it’s controlled via your iPhone – there’s an app for that – or remote. Perfect for discreet play. Nicole, on the other hand, highlights the Shibari Mini Halo, which she describes as a “petite wand” with a “strong rumbling power.”

Le Rouge

3405 N. I-35
512/469-0991

Whether you’re looking for lace, lamé, or fishnets you’ll find it (and more) at Le Rouge. Plus, they have the Thong Club and monthly Boudoir Talks on the art of all things sex.

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Tabu Lingerie

9070 Research
512/452-8228

Tabu likes to say their stock of lingerie is designed for women by women. Their inventory of sexy somethings, fantasy wear, and taboo toys will surely heat things up between the sheets.

Teddies for Bettys

11701 Domain Blvd. #110
512/467-4210

Sure, they focus on bras, but there’s a lot more to be found inside – just click on the “Well Being” section of their website to see their offerings of vibes, whips, and more. This is the kind of "healthy living" that’s easy to get behind.

Hard Candy

6601 N. Lamar
512/452-2323

A heels and lingerie store featuring corsets, dancewear, pole fitness, hosiery, and heels! High, low, kitten, and ones that sparkle.

Adult Video Megaplex

711 S. I-35
512/442-5430

Your emporium of erotica, from the dirty to the vanilla. This isn't your mama's movie store.

Planet K

3111 Cesar Chavez and 17 more stores between Round Rock and San Antonio
512/247-2222

Yup. For all your adult fun needs, Planet K is a one-stop shop.

Stay sexy, Austin.

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