Whether you’re starting a new fling or trying to revive an old relationship, these adult shops offer aisles and aisles of sensual options. If shopping for sexy accessories is new for you, don't worry; these stores are known for having helpful, non-nosy employees.
Primarily a lingerie boutique, Le Rouge also sells accessories such as tweakers, lubes, stimulators and bondage supplies. Customers can even join the thong club -- in case you go through them on a regular basis. There’s an impressive selection of corsets, sexy costumes, ultra-high-heel shoes, gloves and masks. 3405 North IH-35; (512) 469-0991
If you’re looking to spice up your sex life, but you’re not really sure how some of these gadgets work, don't be afraid to ask. The staff at Forbidden Fruit knows how to supply the answers you need without asking too many prying questions. The shop carries everything from vibrators and feather boas to leather collars and whips. If you’re still a little nervous about getting into the nitty-gritty, it’s also a good place to buy gag gifts (or an actual gag). 108 East North Loop; (512) 453-8090
The shop sells fun and functional products for just about any type of sex you happen to enjoy. The large and well-lit store is completely non-creepy, though a few of the patrons lingering in the VHS section might be. The staff is upbeat but professional and readily available when you have questions. Dreamers has a wide selection of nipple clamps, dildos, lubes, lingerie and vibrators. For those who like their porn in old-school formats, there’s also an extensive selection of magazines and DVDs. It’s also an ideal one-stop shop for anyone planning a bachelor or bachelorette party.
11218 North Lamar Boulevard; (512) 837-5534
Just as the name implies, the emphasis here is on high-quality sex toys. At some sex toy shops, they may explain how to use it, but the staff at Q Toys can also explain what it’s made of and why the materials are the safest option for the activity at hand (or at, er, never mind). The store even has floor models of many of the toys so you can get a better idea of how they work. The shop also holds workshops on everything from anal sex to finding the elusive g-spot. 6800 Burnet Road; (512) 772-1614
This store is strictly online, but it is Austin-based. The site has a huge selection of lingerie, strap-ons, pheromone products, sex furniture, anal sex toys and edible massage oils. You can also buy an antibacterial bag for toy storage and transport. The site's bestselling product? The Turbo 8 Accelerator with Double Vibro Bullets. Tabutoys.com even sells stripper poles and, of course, pole dancing gloves. (800) 921-1266
Primarily a lingerie shop for women of all sizes, Teddies for Bettys also has a small selection of sex toys. The 2nd Street store offers stylish versions of vibrators, feather teasers, suede whips, handcuffs and the hard-to-describe device known as the JimmyJane Usual Suspects Iconic Rabbit (don’t click if you’re at work). The helpful staff consistently earns high praise from loyal shoppers. 221 West 2nd Street; (512) 614-4103