Every large city has adult entertainment, and Phoenix is no exception. Adult sex shops and book stores are not just for sexual deviants, as the stereotype 'the dirty old man' would suggest. Couples, women and people of all legal ages and proclivities visit adult stores, for gifts, for novelties, and to peruse materials that help them have fun with sex and increase sexual satisfaction. Just about all of them offer adult videos and DVDs, adult toys, books and other sex novelties.
Here is a list of adult shops you'll find in the Valley of the Sun. If they have other products or services other than videos, books, magazines, toys, and novelties I will mention it. Also, unless otherwise stated, you must be 18 years old to visit these adult stores.
Make sure you call before you go -- these stores don't notify me when they change their hours!
Three locations are open 24 hours. They have a theater, previews and an arcade. Locations: 2345 W. Holly Street in Phoenix (602-253-7126); 111 S. 24th Street in Phoenix (602-306-1130); 2901 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix (602-233-2700).
Five locations are open about 12 hours Sunday through Thursday and longer on weekends. They also sell lingerie. Locations: 5501 E. Washington Street in Phoenix (602-231-9837); 300 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix (602-266-3348); 8802 N. Black Canyon Highway in Phoenix (602-995-1641); 21815 N.
26th Ave. in Phoenix (623-434-1390); 8315 E. Apache Trail in Mesa (480-986-6114).
A national chain with eight locations in Greater Phoenix. They also sell lingerie. They are open at either 9 or 10 a.m. (depending on location) Mondays through Saturdays and noon on Sundays. Locations: 7337 E.
Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale (480-751-2054); 2302 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale (480-889-2480); 5930 W. Greenway Rd. in Glendale (602-843-0577); 10242 N. 19th Avenue in Phoenix (602-943-5859); 16428 N 32nd St. in Phoenix (602-482-3633); 4760 E. Thunderbird Rd. in Phoenix (602-344-0067); 838 W Elliot Road in Tempe (480-222-0040), 8367 W. McDowell Rd. in Tolleson (623-474-2442).
In the Groove
Lingerie, sex toys, bachelorette items and romantic gifts near Gilbert's Downtown Heritage District. One location: 1044 N. Gilbert Road in Gilbert (480-507-3496).
Modern World Adult Boutique
Open 24 hours. Has an arcade. Location: 1812 E. Apache Trail in Tempe. 480-967-9052.
Paradise Adult Boutique
More than 20 years at the same location. Large selection of gay and straight movies, theater, arcade, magazines, and novelties. Conveniently located next to the Holiday Inn. Monday thru Saturday, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Location: 130 W. Osborn Rd., Phoenix. (602-266-5869).
On-site viewing booths and three big screen theaters. Location: 4029 E. Washington in Phoenix. 602-275-0015. Call for hours.
Secrets…for Adults Only
Intimate apparel, massage oils, lubricants, enhancers, sensual toys and novelties, books and DVDs.
Locations: 5021 W. Indian School Road in Phoenix (623-245-3008) and 3535 E. Thomas Rd. in Phoenix (602-956-5656). Open 7 days per week, call for hours.
As the name implies, they also have lingerie and a smoke department. Videos. Call for hours. Location: 1450 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. 480-941-5234.
Locally owned and operated since 1973. Arcade, DVDs, sex enhancements products. Open 24 hours, 7 days. Location: 2924 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. 480-941-9891.
All information provided here is subject to change without notice. Have any additions, deletions or corrections to this list? Please let me know!