Vibrators, dildos and all kinds of things both unmentionable and unimaginable are offered at this longstanding emporium of sauciness. The Pleasure Chest is one of the classiest sex shops in a city filled with, well, lots of smut. It's clean, welcoming and the salespeople there really know their stuff—you can get the lowdown on lube without blushing, or even satisfy your curiosity about fleshlights and anal plugs sans judgement. In fact, the vibe is so safe and comfy here that you'll probably explore further than you intended—and leave, well, very satisfied. The Chest also offers classes (many free!), lectures and comedy, de-mystifying and de-stigmatizing our more carnal impulses.
Sex shop storefronts in Los Angeles are almost as ubiquitous as coffee shops—or strip malls, honestly. Throw in all the erotic dancing establishments (GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!) plus full-on (read: full-frontal) strip clubs and you've got a city in which sex rules, sells and is pretty much on everybody's minds all the time. Luckily, along with high-end lingerie and clothing boutiques, L.A. has some very classy sex shops—in which discussing carved wood anal plugs and $100+ vibrators is no big thing. Prefer your sexy shopping with a little more comedy (and a lot more tourists)? Check out our cheesy options, better suited for bachelorette parties and costume shopping. Just looking to get your rocks off already, don't care where? We've even got the best of the sleaze.
Even if you don't plan to buy anything, a trip to browse these sex shops can be very educational. If you have questions or need product recommendations, chances are the sales clerks will have an earful to share with you. Trust us, there's nothing these folks haven't heard before, so no need to be shy.
Be aware, most sex shops won't sell products to anyone under 18. On the other hand, many of them are open 24-hours for those 3am "sex emergencies."
So whether you're looking to indulge a fringe fetish or just want to buy some lube for lots of missionary, we've got you covered with a sex shop for every whim and whimsy, from Culver City to Silver Lake.