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.
Do you love progressive, indie sex shops? Get 20% off your order at Minneapolis-based Smitten Kitten with code HEYEPIPHORA. Feminist to the core and fiercely committed to body-safe toys and accessibility, the selection at Smitten Kitten is incredible. See my toy picks right here.
Come As You Are (Canada)
Fabulous Canadian indie sex shop Come As You Are has a sale section on their site. You can subscribe to their email newsletter to get free Canadian shipping. (P.S. find a list of my favorite toys available on CAYA right here!)
The Pleasure Garden (UK)
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.
Nikki Darling (AU)
I have such love for Nikki Darling, a little online shop based in Australia. From the start, they’ve offered an approachable and gender-free shopping experience, with a catalog that is heavily influenced by bloggers’ opinions and, as they call it, “road-testing.” Imagine that! Owner Lauren is a gem, and can we talk about their adorable sex toy pins?!
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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.
Tantus has an amazing Grab Bag section, where you can get highly-discounted toys in surprise colors. Current standouts? The Acute ($27), a petite but effective G-spotting dildo; the Ripple Small ($27), a fantastic introduction to anal beads; and They/Them ($36), a thick and stout dildo.
Also, visit this page on Twisted Monk’s site to see their special limited edition rope, including Color of the Month! It’s always beautiful and once it’s gone each month, it’s gone forever.
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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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.
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