New York Journals

Sex Shops of NYC

A July 2007 trip to New York by ripplefan2

Purple Passion Photo, New York, New York More Photos
Quote: I had noticed after my other sex journal that people were interested in this stuff so I thought that I would write about it a little more. These places are viewed as smut houses and immoral establishments by some, but they are extremely profitable because SEX SELLS!

Sex Shops of NYC

Overview

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There are over a dozen different sex shops in Manhattan alone, and each is more different from the last, but sex sells, so they all do well. From neighborhood shops to high-end boutiques, New York has it all and I bring it to you.Quick Tips: Some places offer coupons on-line, while others offer decent prices year round with unique selections. Plus, when you get to these shops, a lot of people are afraid of asking questions, but that is why there are sales associates, so ask away. If you are shy, they will come up to you and see how they can make your stop over in their establishment easier.Best Way To Get Around: Most sex shops in Manhattan area are right near or off of subway l...Read More

Purple Passion

Attraction

Purple Passion Photo, New York, New York
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Keep your eyes open, because if you don't, you will walk right passed this place. The front of the shop is small and the window on the door is blacked out, so be watchful. Upon entering the Purple Passion (www.purplepassion.com) toy shop, I encountered the start of the world of smut, lust and all around enjoyment. The salesman was very comforting by allowing me to stroll through the store on my accord, then approaching me to help. I ended up strolling around looking for nothing in particular, but saw some interesting stuff. Since this place is in the heart of the gay mec...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 18, 2007

Purple Passion
211 West 20th Street
New York, New York 10011
(212) 807-0486

Toys in Babeland

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Attraction

Toys in Babeland Photo, New York, New York
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I find it very funny how there is a sex shop right in the heart of the famed SoHo shopping mecca. Walking through SoHo, you become very accustomed to the large warehouses accommodating anything from local design shops to art galleries. But I still find it rather odd to see this sex shop parked right across from a new apartment building and down the street from a grocery store and next to a small bistro restaurant.Walking into Toys in Babeland (www.babeland.com), I immediately understood why this place was in SoHo and why it was so packed. Most sex shops are rather open, but have an aura of taboo to them. Babeland, h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 16, 2007

Toys in Babeland
43 Mercer Street
New York, New York