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Sex Sells: 40 Years of Forbidden Fruit
Terri Lynn Raridon gives Austin over to absolute pleasure
"...was out there, at the Doc Johnson factory, when Forbidden Fruit got raided and busted in the summer of..."

Nov. 5, 2021 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Forbidden Fruit: Exit, Chased by the Bare
Austin's favorite naughty business closes Downtown location
"...Forbidden Fruit is pulling out too soon? Well, no, the..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Strange Fruit
Pineapple and pizza has had a grip on Tom Reavley for almost as long as he can remember. He remembers one day when the glorious combination stripped him of his innocence.
"...early in the morning to haggle for the best fruit. By the time the rest of the household awoke,..."

March 31, 2000 Features Feature by Tom Reavley

We Have an Issue: Let’s Talk About Sex
The pioneering adult toy shop Forbidden Fruit turns 40
"...week's cover story, Wayne Alan Brenner's lively profile of Forbidden Fruit, which celebrates 40 years in business this fall...."

Nov. 5, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

Two comic-book geeks (played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) encounter an alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) in Area 51.
"...even sillily raunchy – like a preteen stringing the forbidden fruit of four-letter words together and making non sequiturs..."

March 25, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
"...abrupt decision to take a big bite of the forbidden fruit isn't credible; you never believe this woman has..."

Aug. 28, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Luv Doc Recommends: Sex Toy Coming Out Party
Forbidden Fruit, Saturday, April 12, 2008
"...loosen up, but we finally did, and to celebrate, Forbidden Fruit is having a Sex Toy Coming Out Party..."

April 11, 2008 Column by The Luv Doc

Top 10 Arts Stories You Cared About the Most
From racist comedy to new books, returning theatre, and new textile joy, the most read stories about the Austin arts scene in 2021
"...the pandemic closure. 4) “Sex Sells: 40 Years of Forbidden Fruit” by Wayne Alan Brenner, Nov. 5 But of..."

Dec. 17, 2021 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Keeping Austin Kinky
Ditch the Wikihow articles – learn from the sexperts
"...Enter Forbidden Fruit’s sex workshops, the adult-themed emporium’s monthly classes about..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Claus & Effect
The holiday how-to guide for the perpetually perplexed
" Farm to Market, Waterloo Records, Pink Salon, MonkeyWrench, Forbidden Fruit, Jo's Coffee, and at"

Dec. 15, 2006 Features Feature by Meredith Barnhill

Austin's Adult Store and Sex Shop Roundup
Get naughty locally
"...Forbidden Fruit..."

Feb. 3, 2018 Events Post by Sarah Marloff

Best of Austin – Friday
BOA all day, erryday
"...4909 Airport, 512/452-4750. Forbidden FruitBest Naughty Business, 2014..."

March 20, 2015 Features Feature

Res Publica
Civic calendar of events, Aug. 25-Sept. 1
"...FORBIDDEN FRUIT CLOSING PARTY Celebrate the history of this Downtown..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Column

"...story on the closure of the Downtown location of Forbidden Fruit ("Forbidden Fruit: Exit, Chased by the Bare," Aug...."

Aug. 26, 2011 Column

After a Fashion
Welcome to our style column's third in a series on local fashion photographers. This week, find out all about Bob Sherman and why frogs , lambs, and satanic pom-pom girls love him.
"...he his best known for his photography work for Forbidden Fruit. With a love of unusual settings, he lives..."

March 16, 2001 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Is That a Perfectly Legal, Anatomically Correct Condom Education Model, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
"...on local shops by two prominent vice squad commanders. Forbidden Fruit was raided by the notorious Bubba Cates in..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Features Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Sex Toys for Solo Summer Fun
Because your safest pandemic sex partner is you
"...Forbidden Fruit sexpert Jonny Reynolds likes to recommend Screaming O's..."

May 29, 2020 Arts Feature by Beth Sullivan

Qmmunity: Pride Week Commences
Party with Qmmunity, That Time of the Month, and Andy Campbell
"...some kickass queer-owned businesses including Cute Nail Studio, aGLIFF, Forbidden Fruit, and more. Come play – I promise, it'll..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Endless Love
New era, same old story: young passions, forbidden love, and parents who just don't understand.
"...matter, but 23-year-old Wilde is not nearly the same forbidden fruit, especially since she is playing a 17-year-old here..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

The AggreGAYtor: September 20
Best of Austin roundup... for Queers!
"...Forbidden Fruit: best naughty business Critic’s Picks..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Chronolog Post

In the House
A pleasurably heady thriller from French auteur François Ozon.
" a surrogate son, a much-needed best friend, a forbidden fruit. Ignoring his inner warning bells, Germain takes Claude..."

May 17, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Do Tell
The Living Room makes a space for everyone's stories
"...the vivacious, no-nonsense owner of Austin's beloved fetish boutique Forbidden Fruit, told us what it was like to be..."

March 2, 2012 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

Year One
Jack Black and Michael Cera are comic wanderers through the biblical era.
"...from their tribe after Zed dines on the proverbial forbidden fruit and takes it on the lam, trudging through..."

June 26, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

April 10-17
"...more than six dildos in your home illegal. Both Forbidden Fruit locations celebrate with music, drinks, and gifts. Noon-6pm...."

April 11, 2008 News Feature

Dinah Lakeshore Weekend Giveaway
The Gay Place gives you a chance to win another fabulous prize package: A weekend at HRC's Dinah Lakeshore event!
"...a Wascally Wabbit "educational model" gift basket courtesy of Forbidden Fruit and The Austin Chronicle Kill-a-Watt Challenge. Last chance..."

Aug. 30, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Match Point
Unoriginal but pleasantly prosaic, Woody Allen's latest is a diverting story of crime, love, and luck that conducts itself with a refreshing absence of moral judgment and omniscience.
"...earthy American girlfriend (Johansson), who beckons to Chris like forbidden fruit. Transgressions follow, and then cover-ups. But justice and..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

FronteraFest Schedule
"..."Forbidden Fruit," a short film with music by Jon Daries..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Arts Feature

After a Fashion
A "northern stream" of high fashion comes to Austin… And what celebrity was sighted among the frat daddies on the Drag? Where did she go, and what did she buy?
"...opened their second location on North Loop (next to Forbidden Fruit) and features a Ruby Pearl in-store boutique... A..."

July 4, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Oooh, the fall fashion doin's are doin', what with the Austin appearance of national fashionista Leon Hall, Club DeVille's Fall Fashion Extravaganza, and The Austin Chronicle's own upcoming Drag Ball. Whooo!
" food, a cash bar, and fabulous prizes from Forbidden Fruit, among others, will be awarded for categories such..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Looking to the Future
"..."Cyborgification of the Individual." This year she has organized "Forbidden Fruit: Women and the Web." The topic of women..."

March 2, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

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