The combination of testosterone and walls lined with gay adult books, magazines, DVDs, sex toys and lubricants (among other novelties) makes for a particularly sexually charged environment, otherwise known as ground zero for cruising. Let’s face it…anyone who walks into either Circus of Books location is already up for it, so is it any surprise that the pickings are so ripe at this three-decades-old institution? In addition to this WeHo mainstay, there's also a Silver Lake outpost. The fact that both stores are within stumbling distance of popular gay hot spots like Akbar (Silver Lake) and Fubar (WeHo) only adds to their allure.
Whether you're in the market for drills and thrills (hello, Home Depot!) or just want to walk on the wild side (of the alley), West Hollywood offers plenty of gay-friendly bars, hangouts and other places to meet men and hook up. Time Out scopes out LA's 10 best gay cruising spots.