Shops that need support most: brick and mortars such as Early to Bed, She Bop, and Smitten Kitten! More info

Epiphora-approved sex toy shops

Sex-positive retailers that have earned my stamp of approval.

Dildos on display, courtesy of Early to Bed, one of my favorite indie sex shops.
Dildos on display, courtesy of Early to Bed, one of my favorite indie sex shops.

In the market for a new sex toy? Here are the retailers and manufacturers I trust. (And here are the places you should avoid like the plague.)

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SheVibe

Looking for incredible selection and excellent deals? 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 AtelierSelfDelve, Funkit Toys, Split Peaches, Hole Punch, and SquarePeg — 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.


Spectrum Boutique

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 a bunch of my favorite things, including the Jollet and Portland Toy Company!) and a refreshing lack of gendered language, their site is a haven of sex-positivity.

Get 10% off your order with code EPIPHORA.


Lovehoney

Shopping overseas? Lovehoney is the leader in the game, with locations in the U.S.Canada, EUAustralia, New ZealandGermany, and France. They are fast, discreet, and reliable.

Check out their latest deals and get 15% off your order by visiting my landing page (which lists a selection of my favorite products!).


Come As You Are

Shopping in Canada? I implore you, look no further than Come As You Are, one of Canada’s best indie sex shops! They have probably the biggest selection of Fuze toys around, along with handmade and unique products such as Lovecrafters silicone toys, Cannalife Botanicals, Sili Saddle, and tons o’ Canadian-made goodies.

My favorite things are listed right here, and here’s their sale section.


Early to Bed

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 online store, shooting their own product photos and writing their own pros/cons for each toy. That’s passion, right there. Here are my favorite things that they carry.

Get 10% off your order with code EPIPHORA.


Peepshow Toys

Peepshow Toys is an online-only sex shop dedicated to body-safe toys. I’m really into their excellent sales and curated selection; they stock a lot of my favorite things including the limited edition Splendid Piph dildo, my two favorite Hitachi attachments, the LELO Ella, Leaf Life, and the NobEssence Seduction.

Get 10% off your order with code EPIPHORA.


Smitten Kitten

Do you love progressive, indie sex shops? Then you absolutely must support Minneapolis-based Smitten Kitten, whose owner was one of the first to speak out against toxic toys. Feminist to the core, Smitten Kitten’s selection includes unique products such as acrylic dildospronoun buttonsvaginal pain relief products, and small manufacturers such as Hole Punch Toys and Fuze.

Get 20% off your order with code HEYEPIPHORA and see my toy picks right here.


The Pleasure Garden

The Pleasure Garden is a lovely indie sex shop based in the UK. They offer a curated selection of the highest quality, body-safe sex toys and an inclusive online shopping experience.

Be sure to visit my page of favorite toys, and get 10% off your order with code EPIPHORA.


Passionfruit

Independent feminist shop Passionfruit opened its doors in Melbourne, Australia in 1998, and they ship to both Australia and New Zealand! They’re known for their carefully-selected range of sex toys, lingerie, and bondage products, and I AGREE — they stock heaps of my faves.

Get 10% off your order with code EPIPHORA.


Babeland

Babeland has street cred, and for good reason: they were one of the first feminist sex shops, and they’re picky about their toys (like me!). Here are my favorite things they stock. Be sure to visit their sales page while you’re there.


Good Vibrations

GoodVibes is a well-known shop that’s been around forever. Check out my favorite toys that they carry, and here’s what’s currently on sale.


Amazon

I’d much rather you buy your toys from an indie sex shop, but I know Amazon’s prices are hard to resist, and sometimes you just need a Diva Cup (why?) or lube dispenser (why?). Here’s a page of all the non-salacious items that keep my life going. If you must get a toy, it’ll be in the “Sexual Wellness” section. You shouldn’t, though. Any other shop on this page is better.


I also endorse the following shops: Pleasure Chest, She Bop, Stockroom, and Betty’s Toy Box.

Pleasure Chest    She Bop — a female friendly sex toy boutique    JT's Stockroom    Betty's Toy Box

Straight from the manufacturer

We-Vibe

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).

Get 5% off your order on their website anytime with code EPIPHORA.

Tantus

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), Magma (my review), Echo (my review), and Ryder (my review). See more here! They even stock the Magic Wand Rechargeable and Doxy.

Crystal Delights

Crystal Delights makes gorgeous glass toys with Swarovski crystals in their bases. My favorite toys of theirs are the Crystal Twist (my review) and Star Delight (my review), 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 $15 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 10% off your order at Fun Factory with code EPIPHORA

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 Surf, as evidenced in my reviews of ’em), and the highly versatile Volta (the best clitoral toy they make, in my opinion).

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.

Get 10% off your purchase at Fun Factory with code EPIPHORA!

Get 10% off at Dame with code EPIPHORA. I love their Kip — a pinpoint rechargeable vibe with rumbly vibrations.

15% off at LELO with code 15EPIPHORA

Luxury sex toy brand LELO makes some great toys and you can get 15% off your order with code EPIPHORA15. My favorites: Mona 2 (my gushing review), Siri 2 (my review), battery-operated winners Ako and Moka, and the best kegel balls, the Luna Beads (my review). All my faves are compiled here!

New York Toy Collective

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, a whoops section with discounted items, and they even sell my favorite harness.

Lovense

Lovense is known for making bluetooth remote-controlled long-distance toys such as the Lush, HushNora, and Max. Cam performers in particular love their toys, as they’re all tip-responsive and programmable.

Liberator

Liberator makes what they call “bedroom adventure gear.” In layman’s terms, SEX FURNITURE. Their positioning pillows are amazing for propping up during sex; my favorite is the classic Wedge. They also make the lifesaving Fascinator Throe, a waterproof blanket. Squirters rejoice!

Twisted Monk

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!

Split Peaches

Need a dildo shaped like a unicorn horn? Split Peaches has you covered! This little USA-based operation makes platinum cure silicone toys in an array of shapes, textures, and colors. Get 15% off your order with code EPIPHORA.

Sliquid

Sliquid is my favorite lube BY FAR. Get 10% off your order in their shop with code EPIPHORA.

Fleshlight

My boyfriend is IN LOVE with his Fleshlight. It’s the world’s most well-known penis sleeve for a reason: solid quality, luscious material, wide variety of internal textures. Build the exact one you want on Fleshlight’s site!

SelfDelve

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, picklescarrots, cucumberseggplants, 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.

Use code EPIPHORA for 5% off your order at SelfDelve.

Hole Punch Toys

This little operation in Saint Paul, Minnesota, makes hand-poured silicone sex toys in fantastical shapes, such as carrot and radish butt plugs, popsicle dildosice cream anal toysrocket 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).

Get free U.S. shipping at Hole Punch Toys with code EPIPHORA.

LuzArte

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.

Geeky Sex Toys

Geeky Sex Toys is a quirky little company that does exactly what you’d think. Based in Australia, they ship worldwide and make intricate silicone toys inspired by Doctor Who, Star Wars, Pokémon, and other fandoms, as well as pride dildos and butt plugs, Halloween-themed toys, and of course, tentacles and unicorn horns. Also, they have a section for SWORDS. Get 5% off your order with code EPIPHORA.


Sex blog web hosting + resources

Dreamhost

If you’re looking to start up a sex blog (or any type of blog or website really), I highly recommend my host, DreamHost, for your website hosting needs. They’re cool with adult content, have great support, and they give you free Who.is privacy protection with any domain! I use their robust DreamPress service, which also includes daily back-ups and a faster server.

HostGator

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.

Other tools I use and recommend:

  • ThemeForest and Themify — awesome sources of quality WordPress themes!
  • Quickbooks — a complete life-saver for keeping track of my blogging expenses
  • Moo — the spot for cute business cards
  • ThirstyAffiliates — WordPress plugin for creating cloaked/branded links
  • Relevanssi — WordPress plugin for customizing on-site search results
  • Mailchimp — for sending email newsletters
  • Gleam — for creating fancy online giveaways
  1. Great resources, thank you so much!

    I also wanted to note that so many sites focus on women, even if they carry men’s toys, they don’t focus on us, and they really don’t offer relevant, knowledgeable service and information. I recently came across, epicleopar.com (I have been ordering underwear from their parent company for years) and they truly focus on men and men’s toys. It is a welcoming, modern site that is truly great to order from. Plus their super discreet packaging is a huge plus!

  2. Found a good one for your UK folk in need of a Lelo Mona 2:

    SexToys.co.uk do a price match deal; they’ll beat any other online price of a toy. At the moment they sell the Mona 2 for £88.95. Not great, but wait for it. I found a Mona 2 on another site for £74.99, sent it to them, they’ll now offer the purple version for £74.95. (To do a price match, go on the toy’s page on their site, and click ‘Price Match’ – literally takes ten seconds, just put the URL of the cheaper product in, the price, and your email. Then check your spam folder the next day. The place I found the cheaper one was here: http://www.uk-sextoys.co.uk/lelo-uk/135-lelo-mona-2-purple.html )

    Right, so step two: They have a 20% discount code at the moment using “WELCOME” at the checkout. This takes the Mona 2 down to £59.96. That’s more like it! Did I mention they do free UK postage on all orders over £35 too? (And I’ve used the site before, so no worries on that.)

    tl;dr: Yes I did just buy a Mona 2 for £60 with shipping.

  3. Hi! I was wondering if the code EPIPHORA could be used several times at Lovehoney? I’m wondering if I should wait to buy everything I want at once, in order to get the 10% off, or if I should be nicer to my wallet 😉 Because I really want to buy the we-vibe touch and njoy pure wand 🙂
    (Also, using you landing page redirects me to lovehoney.co.uk, where the prices can be significantly higher than at lovehoney.com, for some reason)
    Thanks!

  4. Thank you for your blog and your list of stores to buy from. I recently almost made a purchase from somewhere that was cheaper, but I am buying from SheVibe instead. My vagina deserves the best and I don’t want to end up with a cheap knockoff or a returned item from a place that has a satisfaction gaurentee. Yuck! It’s worth the extra money to get the quality product and not have to worry. You have greatly improved the quality and variety of my sex toys.

  5. Do you know if Chavez Designz has gone under again??? I was looking to purchase a Jollet and their etsy site has disappeared; the only place I could find it was a suspicious-looking site called trystologyonline and I’m a little too leery to purchase there.

  6. I just got a reply today from one of the owners! It turns out they are getting a divorce, so the site and Etsy have been shut down for the time being. He hopes to get the business back up and running eventually, though!

  7. Yuck. Amazon (some other places too) have sold used toys. I’ll just pay more $$ for a nice new clean toy.

  8. I’m the original Kama Sutra Closet, and worked with the original owners of Jollies… and still have a number of Jollies products in stock. Please don’t feel uncomfortable with trystologyonline.com We are legit. I have a new website, trystology.com, however we don’t have high res images of the Jollies, so they’re only available online and on trystologyonline.com. Let me know if you have questions. You can contact me through the website.
    Thanks!
    Roylin

  9. I LOVE YOU
    i’m now obsessed with CAYA! Co-ops and funky sex toys for life!!! Thanks so much for being such a steady guide to this first-time vibrator buyer XO

  10. Is there going to be a Black Friday Magic Wand Rechargeable special at any of the preferred places this year too? Pinkcherry (which while not *stellar* is also not Amazon/ebay/groupon levels of bad) are currently doing 30% off *everything*, which makes it about $86 and I’m really tempted.

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