Looking for an incredible deal? SheVibe is the place for you! I love them in unnatural ways and they carry a ton of good stuff, including more obscure sex toy brands — such as BS Atelier, Funkit Toys, Crowned Jewels, L’Amourose, Hole Punch, Lumberjill, Leaf, and New York Toy Collective — that can be hard to find in other shops. Visit my landing page for all my favorite toys in one place, and see their latest sales here.
Early to Bed is an adorable indie sex shop in Chicago run by one of the sweetest (and most hilarious) people I’ve met in the industry. They go the extra mile with their webstore, taking their own product photos and writing their own pros/cons for each toy. Here are my favorite things that they carry.
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Shopping in Canada? Look no further than Come As You Are, one of Canada’s best indie sex shops with a fantastic online store for you to take advantage of! They have probably the biggest selection of Happy Valley toys around, along with handmade and unique products such as LoveBumper sex furniture/blankets, Cannalife Botanicals, Sili Saddle, and Canadian-made toys, dilators, and kinky stuff. My favorite things are listed right here, and here’s their sale section.
Shopping overseas, especially the UK and Australia? I whole-heartedly recommend Lovehoney, which began in the UK but has now expanded into the U.S. and Australia as well. They are fast, discreet, and well-respected, with an unmatched return policy.
Spectrum Boutique is a hip, modern Detroit-based online sex shop dedicated to body-safe toys and radical inclusion. With a curated selection of products (they stock many of my favorite things!) and a refreshing lack of gendered language, their site is a haven of sex-positivity.
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The selection at Smitten Kitten is incredible for a small shop, including unique products such as acrylic dildos, pronoun buttons, vaginal pain relief products, and small manufacturers such as Hole Punch Toys and Fuze.
Feminist to the core, Smitten Kitten’s fierce commitment to accessibility is evidenced by their gender expression section, range of inexpensive toys, and selection of products for all bodies and abilities. See my toy picks right here.
One of my newer affiliates is Peepshow Toys. I’m really into their excellent sales and curated selection; they stock a lot of my favorite things including my two favorite Hitachi attachments, the L’Amourose Prism V, the LELO Ella, Leaf Life, and the NobEssence Seduction and Romp.
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That tagline is no joke: SexToyFun’s selection is astonishing. This site carries practically everything, from very inexpensive silver bullets to high-end luxury toys. It’s a good place to go if you’re looking for a toy made by one of the big companies: California Exotic, Doc Johnson, Pipedream, Topco, etc.
I’d rather you buy from an indie sex shop, but I know Amazon’s prices are hard to resist, and sometimes you just need a Wahl (why?), Diva Cup (why?), or lube dispenser (why?), so if you must, there’s Amazon’s “Sexual Wellness” section. Just remember, companies may not honor warranties on toys bought from Amazon.
Straight from the manufacturer:
We-Vibe is a smart company that makes effective vibrators such as the ergonomic rabbit Nova (my thoughts), versatile G-spottin’ Rave (my review), tiny but mighty Tango (my review), all-around great Touch (my review), and hands-free orgasm-inducing Pleasure Mates (my review).
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Tantus, makers of lovely 100% silicone dildos and plugs, has an AMAZING closeout section. Also check the Grab Bag, where you can get highly-discounted toys in surprise (and unique!) colors. My favorite Tantus toys are the Cush O2 (my review), Echo (my review), and Ryder (my review). See more here! They even stock the Magic Wand Rechargeable and Doxy.
Crystal Delights makes gorgeous glass toys with Swarovski crystals in their bases. My favorite toys of theirs are the Crystal Twist (my review), Star Delight (my review), and Ash Girl, but they also make beautiful butt plugs, some with fluffy animal tails, others with fantastically-colored tails. By shopping directly with them, you can customize your toy to your heart’s content and earn loyalty points toward future purchases.
Bonus: get $10 off the beautimous Epiphora’s Exclusive Star Delight or Epiphora’s Exclusive Twist with glacier blue aqua Swarovski crystal (a color not currently used in any Crystal Delights toys) with code EECD. Get free U.S. shipping (or $9.95 off international shipping) at Crystal Delights with code EPIPHORA.
Luxury sex toy brand LELO makes some fantastic toys. My favorites: Mona 2 (my gushing review), Siri 2 (my review), Mia 2 (my review), Ella (my review), battery-operated winners Ako and Moka, and the best kegel balls, the Luna Beads (my review). All my faves are compiled here!
Playful German company Fun Factory has been making high-quality silicone vibrators, dildos, anal toys, kegel balls, and more since 1996 — their coolest innovation being their pulsators, which thrust rather than vibrate (I loooove the Stronic G and Eins, as evidenced in my reviews of ’em.).
Fun Factory’s Bootie is my all-time favorite silicone anal plug, I enjoy the odd sensations of the Bouncer and B Ball Uno, and the Tiger G5 and Big Boss G5 are impressively powerful vibrators for your money. They also make menstrual cups, which I reviewed here.
New York Toy Collective are the premiere makers of bendable silicone dildos and packers! They are known for the pack-and-play Shilo (although I’m a bigger fan of the squirt-enducing larger one, Carter), and high-quality packers like Archer and the uncut (!) Pierre. Their site includes the widest selection of color choices, and they even sell my favorite harness.
Twisted Monk is the most trusted name in bondage rope. They make classic hemp rope, as well as exotic ropes such as bamboo, silk, cotton, SPARKLE, and electro-conductive. Their site is a wonderland of rope kits, accessories, and educational materials. I love their Curiosity Candles for wax play, too. Get free U.S. shipping with code HEYEPIPHORA, and be sure to check out their ever-changing limited edition Color of the Month rope!
Ever wanted to mold your own dildo? Now you can with the Dodil! Simply heat in hot water, form the soft and pliable toy into a shape, and let harden. You can repeat the process whenever you want, making the Dodil an impressively versatile toy. Get 10% off with code EPIPHORA. The Dodil is also available at SheVibe.
Might I interest you in a fruit- or vegetable-shaped sex toy? That’s the domain of German company SelfDelve. They make 100% silicone dildos shaped like corn, bananas, pickles, carrots, cucumbers, eggplants, and asparagus, and more. Some of their toys even use thermochromic pigments, so they change color with temperature. See this in action on a banana dildo here.
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This little operation in Saint Paul, Minnesota, makes hand-poured silicone sex toys in fantastical shapes, such as carrot and radish butt plugs, popsicle dildos, ice cream anal toys, rocket ship strap-ons, and even a dildo shaped like a wine bottle. I reviewed their stuff here, crowning the Ass Cram Cone my favorite (for vag cramming).
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Downunder Toys is an awesome indie silicone sex toy manufacturer in Australia whose products I reviewed here. They make whimsical designs like the Koala Kiss and Pretty Kitty, as well as colorful Hitachi replacement heads and their own dual-density dildos. Get free shipping and 10% off at Downunder Toys with code EPIPHORA.
LuzArte is the manufacturer of amazing Jollies toys like the Jollet. Use code EPIPHORA at check-out to get 15% off your entire order from their store, which offers dildos with custom items embedded in them (!!!) as well as bath products and silicone cannabis accessories.
Sex blog web hosting + resources
If you’re looking to start up a sex blog (or any type of blog or website), I highly recommend DreamHost (they’re my host) for your hosting needs. They’re cool with adult content, plus they keep backups of your site and they offer free Who.is privacy protection with any domain!
Need help installing WordPress or navigating your new site? Contact me, I’m happy to help!
HostGator is a good budget option for hosting. They allow adult content and you can always get 25% off with coupon code HEYEPIPHORA.
Full disclosure: I get a little kickback if you purchase hosting from my links.
GoDaddy is another choice for sex bloggers, also quite cheap.
Once your site is up, I highly recommend purchasing CodeGuard. This service will back up your site automatically, and restore it on demand. Absolutely worth the money for the peace of mind!
Looking for porn?
This is my primary VOD (video-on-demand/streaming) porn theater from the same place that runs HotMovies4Her. You can find practically anything on it, and best of all, you can watch only the scenes you really want! I keep a running list of my favorites on this page. I also have a store on GameLink if you prefer.
PinkLabel.tv features the best queer porn all under one roof! It’s like the Netflix of queer porn. Pay-as-you-go with rentals, or get a membership with PinkLabel PLUS for unlimited access. Browse indie porn from all different studios, such as T-Wood (trans and queer men), Trouble Films (queer everything!), Bonus Hole Boys (trans men with cis guys), Heavenly Spire (masculine beauty), Blue Artichoke Films (cis hetero couples), Handbasket Productions (trans women and queer folks), Buck Angel Entertainment (the “man with a pussy” porn pioneer), and of course Pink & White (queer everything!).
Erika Lust’s membership site Lust Cinema has all her legendary films, as well as videos from awesome feminist directors such as Jacky St. James, Maria Beatty, Tristan Taormino, and Jennifer Lyon Bell. Don’t want to get a membership? Check out EroticFilms, which has similar selection but offers rentals of individual scenes/movies instead.
Looking for hot, well-shot gay porn? I love CockyBoys. Gorgeous humans, pristine lighting, excellent chemistry… it’s all there. This site offers individual scenes, mini series episodes, live cams, and even full-length features (such as the award-winning A Thing of Beauty and spooky The Haunting).
Hot alt girls make Burning Angel one of the few membership networks still worth joining. Membership grants you access to over 900 movies for download (or HD streaming!), and almost 300 girls to interact with.
The groundbreaking queer porn series The Crash Pad was the inspiration for CrashPadSeries.com, which delivers steamy new episodes every two weeks, including access to over 200 previous episodes and hundreds of photos.
Since 2002, Indie Porn Revolution (previously NoFauxxx) has been the place for authentic, diverse, and hot queer porn. They’ve recently expanded with the addition of other sites: Real Queer Porn, Queer Porn TV, Fat Girl Fantasies, and FTM Fucker.
Ms. Naughty has been on the forefront of the feminist porn movement for over a decade, and Bright Desire is the online home for all of her erotic films. It features scenes of real life couples and intimate solo scenes, plus access to photos, interviews with performers, erotic fiction, and more.
BDSM porn behemoth Kink.com has tons of sites for your every need, such as Sex and Submission, The Upper Floor, Everything Butt, Fucking Machines, Public Disgrace, and Bound Gang Bangs, or get access to all of Kink’s currently updating sites with a Kink Unlimited plan.
GoodVibes also has an epic selection of feminist porn on DVD.