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Sex shops in Chicago for all your sex toy needs

Sure, you could shop online for sex toys, but the staff at these local shops can help you find exactly what you need.

Allison Yates
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Allison Yates
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Say goodbye to shame and hello to new possibilities at these sex shops in Chicago. No longer hidden in basements or behind beaded curtains—in fact, one features floor-to-ceiling windows—sex shops in Chicago pride themselves on being LGBTQ-friendly and inclusive of folks of all sizes, ages, genders and experience levels. From family-owned shops to outposts of national chains, no matter which store you head to, you can rest assured that staff will happily help you find the exact items you need for healthy and positive sexual experiences. So leave the stigma at the door as you shop for your fetish, BDSM, bachelorette, lingerie, toys, gear or game needs at sex shops in Chicago. And if you’re looking for romantic things to do, why not indulge your desires in one of the many workshop or private parties offerings?

Best sex shops in Chicago

Early to Bed
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This bright and cheery sex toy shop in Andersonville offers workshops, toys, wearables, movies, BDSM gear, lubes and more. Plus, the store offers student discounts, as well as workshops and parties. There's something for everyone here—no matter your sexuality, gender or experience level. Staff is attentive, always happy to answer questions, and best of all, never pushy.

The Pleasure Chest
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Operating out of a new storefront in Wicker Park, the Pleasure Chest is a one-stop shop for all of your adult indulgences. Whether you go in to “shop for a friend” or go in thinking you know what you’re looking for, you’re sure to be wowed by the vast and perplexing (even to self-proclaimed sexperts) inventory in a sleek, well-organized setting. The employees are friendly and professional, and they will put even the most awkward shopper at ease.

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  • West Garfield Park

This women-owned and family-operated Garfield Park sex shop has more than 20 years of experience selling games, toys, lingerie and more items for all genders. Shopping at Pretty Things Underneath means you’re speaking directly to owner Paradise Simmons and her three daughters, and their goal is make you feel as comfortable as possible while telling you everything you need to know about their product. With a selection of carefully curated items, Simmons won’t ever sell you something she doesn’t believe in. The shop also offers private events, perfect for bachelorette parties or a girls’ night out.

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Situated just a few blocks from Chicago’s Leather Archives and Museum, Leather64Ten is a staple of the city’s LGBTQ+ and leather communities. As former competitors in the International Mr. Leather competition, the owners operated as pop-up vendors before deciding to open a storefront. The shop’s leather collection—a dizzying selection of vests, kilts, harnesses, gear and more—is accompanied by non-leather clothing, accessories and toys, making it a go-to spot for anything leather, be it for fashion or fetish.

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Located in the heart of the LGBTQ+ enclave Northalstead, this sex shop is a lot less intimidating than the name might suggest (unless that’s your thing). Behind the dark window curtains, you’ll find many options for lingerie, massage oils, lubricants, toys and games. And if you don’t feel like shopping inside, you can pick out items online and arrange for curbside pickup. Don't get confused... for some reason, the Egor's Dungeon website is called "The Lingerie Store."

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Offering lingerie and other sexy clothing in sizes that range from petite to plus, sold by staff that’s fluent in Spanish, Lover’s Lane is on a mission to help everyone feel confident in the bedroom. Just steps from the Diversey Brown Line station, you’ll find the walls stocked with the latest toys, accessories, clothing, shoes and games. Oh, and there's a Qdoba in the same strip mall if you feel like a burrito.

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