Boston's best sex shops
Feeling kinky? From fetish gear to naughty cakes, the Hub is full of risqué retail outlets—find the best with Time Out's guide to Boston's best sex shops.
Photograph: Ellie Laramee Byers, www.crimsoncranestudios.com
Sex shops in Boston are, like the city's populace, a varied and vibrant (and often vibrating) affair. There's something to suit all levels of adventurousness and tastes—quite literally, when it comes to the kinky confections served up at the Sweet-N-Nasty erotic bakery. Some stores are new arrivals on the Hub scene; others, such as Hubba Hubba, have been satisfying customers for decades. Whether you're after a new whip or just looking to raunch up your underwear drawer, Boston's got something to suit—read on for Time Out's guide to the best sex shops in the city.
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Amazing Express is best for those who disdain subtlety. If the merchandise doesn’t overwhelm you, with the shop’s massive numbers of films, toys and fetish items, perhaps the star power of the visiting porn starlets will. This shop is not for novices.
- 57 Stuart Street
North of the Charles River and in need of a paddling? Hubba Hubba has got the wrist action you're looking for. The shop is best known for its independently designed S&M gear and fetishwear (with more than a pinch of punk). Shop owner Suzan Phelps has been helping locals spice up their wardrobes for over 25 years.
- 2 Ellery Street
If you really can’t get enough of oral pleasure the old-fashioned way, Sweet-N-Nasty offers you another outlet: cake. Operating in New England since 1976, this erotic bakery has a variety of seductive sweets available. Best sellers include the penis pop, bite-sized tit pop and the crème filled Tall Texan. Birthdays will never be the same again.
- 90 Massachusetts Ave