Looking for an incredible deal? 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 Vamp, Happy Valley, Leaf, New York Toy Collective, and Luz de la Riva — 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.
Shopping in Canada? Look no further than Come As You Are, one of Canada’s best indie sex shops with a fantastic online store for you to take advantage of! They have probably the biggest selection of Happy Valley toys around, along with LoveBumper sex furniture/blankets, and other Canadian-made toys, dilators, and kinky stuff. My favorite things are listed right here, and here’s their sale section.
Shopping overseas, especially the UK and Australia? I whole-heartedly recommend Lovehoney, which began in the UK but has now expanded into the U.S. and Australia as well. They are fast, discreet, and well-respected, with an unmatched return policy. Check out their latest deals and get 10% off your order by visiting my landing page (which lists all my favorite products!).
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 webstore, taking their own product photos and writing their own pros/cons for each toy. Here are my favorite things that they carry. You can get 10% off your order with code EPIPHORA.
That tagline is no joke: SexToyFun’s selection is astonishing. This site carries practically everything, from very inexpensive silver bullets to high-end luxury toys. It’s a good place to go if you’re looking for a toy made by one of the big companies: California Exotic, Doc Johnson, Pipedream, Topco, etc.
If you live in Australia or New Zealand and want to support a cool indie boutique, shop at MissX! More about why I love this shop here. I suggest you get a LELO Mona 2 (my review), Fun Factory Bootie (my review), LELO Luna Beads (my review), and/or Fun Factory Stronic Eins (my review).
I’d rather you buy from an indie sex shop, but I know Amazon’s prices are hard to resist, and sometimes you just need a Wahl (why?), Diva Cup (why?), or lube dispenser, so if you must, there’s Amazon’s “Sexual Wellness” section. Just remember, companies may not honor warranties on toys bought from Amazon.
I also support the following sex shops:
Straight from the manufacturer:
Tantus, maker of lovely 100% silicone dildos and plugs, has an AMAZING closeout section. You can always get 15% off with code EPIPHORA. Also check the Grab Bag, where you can get highly-discounted toys in surprise (and unique!) colors. Cheap cheap cheap silicone toys! My favorite Tantus toys are the Cush O2 (my review), Splash (my review), Echo (my review), and Ryder (my review). See more here!
Luxury sex toy brand LELO makes some fantastic toys. My favorites: Mona 2 (my gushing review), Mia (my review), Ella (my review), Siri (my review), and the best kegel balls, the Luna Beads (my review).
Crystal Delights makes gorgeous glass toys with Swarovski crystals in their bases, and you can earn rewards points by shopping directly with them. My favorite toys of theirs are the Crystal Twist, Star Delight, and Ash Girl, but they also make beautiful butt plugs, some with fluffy animal tails, others with fantastically-colored tails.
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 drooling over the larger one, Carter), and high-quality packers like Archer and the uncut (!) Pierre. Their site includes the widest selection of color choices, and they even sell my favorite harness.
Downunder Toys is an awesome indie silicone sex toy manufacturer in Australia. They make whimsical designs like the Koala Kiss and Pretty Kitty, as well as colorful Hitachi caps and their own dual–density dildos. Get free shipping and 10% off at Downunder Toys with code EPIPHORA.
Tristan Taormino’s Pucker Up is the premiere place to get her ridiculously hot DVDs and awesome books (she’ll even sign them for you if you ask nicely) as well as a variety of her favorite sex toys and lube, such as my top picks the Pure Wand, Tango, Pure Plugs, and Sliquid H2O.
Sex blog web hosting + resources
If you’re looking to start up a sex blog (or any type of blog or website), I highly recommend HostGator (they’re my host) for your hosting needs. They have great prices, are very reliable and quick to respond — even at 2 in the morning! — and most importantly, they allow adult content. You can even get 25% off anytime with code HEYEPIPHORA.
Need help installing WordPress or navigating your new site? Contact me, I’m happy to help!
Full disclosure: I get a little kickback if you purchase hosting from my links.
GoDaddy is another choice for sex bloggers:
DreamHost also allows adult content, and they implement Who.is privacy protection by default! Use code EPIPHORA to get free domain name registration ($15 value) and $10 off hosting on a 1- or 2-year prepaid hosting plan.
Get your site going at as low as $3/month at A Small Orange. Perfect if you don’t need a ton of storage space, and they’re cool with adult content.
Once your site is up, I highly recommend purchasing CodeGuard. This service will back up your site automatically, and restore it on demand. Absolutely worth the money for the peace of mind!
Looking for porn?
This is my primary VOD (video-on-demand/streaming) porn theater from the same place that runs HotMovies4Her. You can find practically anything on it, and best of all, you can watch only the scenes you really want! I keep a running list of my favorites on this page. I also have a store on GameLink if you prefer.
Pay-as-you-go for the best queer porn around at PinkLabel.tv, which includes indie porn from all different filmmakers/studios, such as T-Wood (trans* and queer men), Trouble Films (queer everything!), Bonus Hole Boys (trans* men with cis guys), Heavenly Spire (masculine beauty), Blue Artichoke Films (cis hetero couples), Handbasket Productions (trans* women and queer folks), Buck Angel Entertainment (the “man with a pussy” porn pioneer), and of course Pink & White (queer everything!).
Hot alt girls make Burning Angel one of the few membership networks still worth joining. Membership grants you access to over 900 movies for download (or HD streaming!), and almost 300 girls to interact with.
Perhaps you really like James Deen? If so, a membership to JamesDeen.com might be just what the doctor ordered. Each scene stars the one and only Deen, so don’t worry, Deenagers — none of your money will go to waste.
The groundbreaking queer porn series The Crash Pad was the inspiration for CrashPadSeries.com, which delivers steamy new episodes every two weeks, including access to over 100 previous episodes and hundreds of photos.
Since 2002, Indie Porn Revolution (previously NoFauxxx) has been the place for authentic, diverse, and hot queer porn. They’ve recently expanded with the addition of other sites: Real Queer Porn, Queer Porn TV, and FTM Fucker.
Erika Lust’s site Lust Cinema has all her legendary films up for streaming, as well as videos from lesser-known but still awesome directors such as Maria Beatty, N. Maxwell Lander, and Jennifer Lyon Bell. There’s even some Tristan Taormino!
GoodVibes also has an epic selection of feminist porn on DVD.