Sex & Dating

Your guide to all things sexy in Los Angeles—from romantic to raunchy—for both singles and couples

The best BDSM dungeons in Los Angeles
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The best BDSM dungeons in Los Angeles

The term "BDSM" can conjure pretty intimidating images, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Who to know in LA’s queer women scene
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Who to know in LA’s queer women scene

LA ladies are taking the queer social scene into their own hands, using social media as their platform.

17 reasons for breaking up with someone that only make sense in LA
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17 reasons for breaking up with someone that only make sense in LA

While it's hard being single in LA, putting up with these dealbreakers is even harder.

The best first date bars in LA
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The best first date bars in LA

While we can't promise fireworks between you and your new fling, these cocktail bars, breweries and other date-worthy spots will at least help kick-start a conversation.

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Fun and easy dates ideas
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Fun and easy dates ideas

From first dates to friend dates, single bars to romantic restaurants, we've got your dating needs covered.

Meet Nick (31, straight)
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Meet Nick (31, straight)

Single readers, you're in luck. Each week, Time Out will feature one of our very own smart, sexy, eligible buddies for your potential dating pleasure.

Draw your most scandalous sexual encounter
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Draw your most scandalous sexual encounter

We asked Angelenos to draw their sexiest sex.

Best lingerie stores in LA
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Best lingerie stores in LA

The best lingerie stores for everything from eco-friendly fabrics to lacy bra-and-panty sets.

Date ideas in Los Angeles

Date night dives bars
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Date night dives bars

Here are 10 offbeat and cheap date night things for you to do in LA.

Free date ideas to impress on the cheap
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Free date ideas to impress on the cheap

Free date ideas abound in Los Angeles, we promise.

Best singles bars
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Best singles bars

From beachside hangouts to stiff-drink happy-hour spots, LA's bars are full of other singles ready to mingle.

Best places in LA to pop the question
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Best places in LA to pop the question

Proposal ideas are tough—they need to be romantic, but not too cheesy. Special, but not over-thought.

Meet our single friends

Stephen (30, gay)
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Stephen (30, gay)

"I have this friend, Stephen. He has a lot of amazing qualities about him which include but are not limited to: being a great cook, an awesome tennis player and an amazing karaoke singer—plus the fact that he is super smart and gets along with just about everyone. But the best and most important thing about Stephen is that he is funny. I hope he can find someone equally as awesome as he is because he deserves no less!"

Jamie (29, straight)
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Jamie (29, straight)

"I have this friend, Jamie. It would be unfair for me to simply describe Jamie as one in a million. She's tall, gorgeous, intelligent, motivated and is one of the few people I know with a green thumb. We've done everything from hiking in Malibu at the crack of dawn, to walking a few miles through Skid Row in the middle of the night because we forgot where the car was parked. Jamie works harder than most people I know, but still has time to DIY her cute house and volunteer in an emergency room. Her infectious sense of humor has literally made me pee my pants before, and I swear it wasn't because we were day-drinking at the beach out of her cooler with built-in speakers. I can't wait for the day she meets a dashing young fellow who will be able to keep up with her, but also wind down with plenty of wine and Netflix."

Jax (31, straight)
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Jax (31, straight)

"I have this friend, Jax. I could say she’s sweet and smart and awesome to be around, but really that's boring, and Jax is anything but boring. She is sexy and witty and will always keep you on your toes. Plus, she’s got skills. She can macramé (don’t worry, I had to look it up too when she first told me about it), she mulls a mean wine and she can hand-make the shit out of some delicious pasta. There is never a dull moment with this chica, unless it's called for. Then you can enjoy some nice R&R near Echo Park Lake over a Mexican serape. Conversations with this pretty lady are captivating, her laugh is infectious and her sneeze(s) are the cutest thing you ever did see. Warning: You must share food, no exception. I could keep going but I was told to keep it brief, just know this gal is game for anything. The man who snags her will go on the adventure of a lifetime."

Kate (30, straight)
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Kate (30, straight)

"I have this friend, Kate. She is a force. She's a Brown undergrad and UCLA B-school educated, but lives on the canals in Venice and chose a career as a matchmaker. She gets into trouble on weekends but knows how to keep it professional during the week. She's been known to host many a last minute living room dance party, she's the first to sign up a team of friends for a scavenger hunt and is always down for a last minute road trip. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to ask for it, but is a huge sweetheart underneath it all."

LGBTQ LA

Lesbian bars and pickup spots
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Lesbian bars and pickup spots

LA is brimming with babes who love babes; you just have to know where to look.

Gay club nights in Los Angeles
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Gay club nights in Los Angeles

Looking for a place to shake, grab—and potentially score—some ass in LA?

Best underground LGBT parties in LA
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Best underground LGBT parties in LA

Percolating just under the surface of the usual gay scene is a vast reserve of unpublicized nightlife opportunities.

The best gay power parties
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The best gay power parties

If you want to mingle with the movers and shakers of gay LA, you have to know where to find them.