Maybe you remember that "Sex and the City" episode when the girls visited Los Angeles and Miranda proclaimed the city was all about sex. Well, she may have been right. With West Valley being the headquarters of the adult film industry, sex entertainment in Los Angeles is a major deal. A plethora of sex shops, lingerie shops, and adult entertainment venues make for titillating after-hours fun. Or, book a porn tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at adult films.
One of the best sex shops in all of Southern California, The Pleasure Chest boasts two floors of kinky bondage accessories, vibrators, sex toys, and clothing for gay, straight, and bi-sexual sensualists. This West Hollywood retail icon carries top-of-the-line and trendy additions to any night of fun. In fact, if you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist. And with additional shops in New York and Chicago, this metropolitan sex shop covers all the bases.
Go behind the scenes of a porn shoot (or even direct one yourself) with a packaged tour from Naughty Porn Tours. Choose from three packages—solo girl, boy-girl, or girl-girl—depending on your pleasure. Then, see what it takes to pull off an adult film while chatting up the stars. You'll leave with your own private video and a few memorable keepsakes, as well.
This high-end lingerie shop with two locations (one in Beverly Hills and one in West Hollywood) was originally founded by the son of renowned clothing designers Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. In 2009, it changed hands and has since become saucier. Yet, the wears are still fashionably on par. Book a private consultation or mingle alongside young Hollywood stars while perusing the boutique. You can even grab a pair of luxurious silk pajamas while you're at it.
Hustler Hollywood promotes sex in the true spirit of the Hustler magazine lifestyle. Here you'll find sexy undies, DVDs, magazines, and even a cafe. The only unfortunate aspect of shopping with this famous retailer is that the store attracts touristy lookie-loos who giggle and redden between the aisles. If you like a more private and serious shopping experience, opt for another sex retailer that's off the beaten path.
While there's a whole lot of pole dancing going on in LA—coming in second behind Las Vegas for strip clubs per capita—The Body Shop claims to be the first all-nude strip club on the Sunset Strip. This club, featured in rock and rap videos, is a famous hot spot for celebrities and music stars. Go clubbing here after dinner and don't forget your wallet. The girls are pretty and worth their price in tips.
With two locations—one in West Hollywood and the other in Silver Lake—this LA sex establishment started back in 1960. The shop specializes in gay books and magazines, but it also carries an assortment of non-sexual publications for lovers of all persuasion. Here you'll find erotic fiction and non-fiction tomes, manga-style porn, adult DVDs, lube, toys, and even Area 51 Love Dolls (three-breasted, purple-skinned, alien-looking bundles of lust).
Swinging may have a retro 70s connotation, thanks to classic movies like Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice. But today, LA's "lifestyle club" scene is robust with swinging couples. Flirt, tease, or take it to the next level at this members-only spot—a favorite of couples wanting to enhance their sex life. And read the reviews before you sign up, as past clients rave about the wonders it's done a marriage gone stale.
If you're a busy LA local with a house that needs tidying, Topless Maids will come to your rescue. And they actually clean, too! Cleaning packages (especially those for the hard-to-reach areas of your home) start at a fair price and include vacuuming, mopping, dusting, and disinfecting all surfaces. Don't need a cleaning? Then, book an entertainment package instead for a stimulating body-mind experience.