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, L’Amourose, Hole Punch, 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.
The selection at Smitten Kitten is incredible for a small shop, including unique products such as acrylic dildos, dildo grocery bags, pronoun buttons, bondage rope earrings, vaginal pain relief products, and small manufacturers such as Hole Punch Toys, Fuze, BS Atelier, Happy Valley, and New York Toy Collective.
Feminist to the core, Smitten Kitten’s fierce commitment to accessibility is evidenced by their gender expression section, range of inexpensive toys, and selection of products for all bodies and abilities. See my toy picks right 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 handmade and unique products such as LoveBumper sex furniture/blankets, Cannalife Botanicals, Sili Saddle, and 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.
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.
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Babeland has street cred, and for good reason: they’re an amazing operation, and they’re picky about their toys (like me!). Here are my favorite things they stock. Be sure to visit their sales page while you’re there.
One of my newer affiliates is Peepshow Toys. I’m really into their excellent sales and curated selection; they stock a lot of my favorite things including my two favorite Hitachi attachments, the L’Amourose Prism V, the LELO Ella, Leaf Life, and the NobEssence Seduction and Romp.
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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 (why?), 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, makers of lovely 100% silicone dildos and plugs, has an AMAZING closeout section. Also check the Grab Bag, where you can get highly-discounted toys in surprise (and unique!) colors. My favorite Tantus toys are the Cush O2 (my review), Splash (my review), Echo (my review), and Ryder (my review). See more here! They even stock the Magic Wand Rechargeable, Doxy, and Doxy Die Cast.
Luxury sex toy brand LELO makes some fantastic toys. My favorites: Mona 2 (my gushing review), Mia 2 (my review), Ella (my review), Siri 2 (my review), and the best kegel balls, the Luna Beads (my review). All my faves are compiled here!
We-Vibe is a smart company that makes effective vibrators such as the all-around great Touch (my review), versatile insertable Rave (my review), tiny but mighty Tango (my review), and hands-free orgasm-inducing Pleasure Mates (my review).
Playful German company Fun Factory has been making high-quality silicone vibrators, dildos, anal toys, kegel balls, and more since 1996 — their most recent innovation being their pulsators, which thrust rather than vibrate (I loooove the Eins, as evidenced in my review). Their Bootie is my all-time favorite silicone anal plug, I enjoy the odd sensations of the Bouncer and B Ball Uno, and the Tiger G5 and Big Boss G5 are an impressively powerful vibrators for your money.
Crystal Delights makes gorgeous glass toys with Swarovski crystals in their bases. 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. Their toys can also be found at She Bop.
Bonus: the beautimous Epiphora’s Exclusive Star Delight with glacier blue aqua Swarovski crystal (a color not currently used in any Crystal Delights toys) is only $89.95 with code EESD16. Get free U.S. shipping (or $9.95 off international shipping) at Crystal Delights with code EPIPHORA.
This little operation in Saint Paul, Minnesota, makes hand-poured silicone sex toys in fantastical shapes, such as carrot and radish butt plugs, popsicle dildos, ice cream anal toys, rocket ship strap-ons, and even a dildo shaped like a wine bottle. I reviewed their stuff here, crowning the Ass Cram Cone my favorite (for vag cramming).
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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.
Twisted Monk is the most trusted name in bondage rope. They make classic hemp rope, as well as exotic ropes such as bamboo, silk, cotton, SPARKLE, and electro-conductive. Their site is a wonderland of rope kits, accessories, and educational materials. I love their Curiosity Candles for wax play, too. Get free U.S. shipping with code HEYEPIPHORA, and be sure to check out their ever-changing limited edition Color of the Month rope!
Downunder Toys is an awesome indie silicone sex toy manufacturer in Australia whose products I reviewed here. They make whimsical designs like the Koala Kiss and Pretty Kitty, as well as colorful Hitachi replacement heads and their own dual-density dildos. Get free shipping and 10% off at Downunder Toys with code EPIPHORA.
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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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. DreamHost is also a great option for adult bloggers.
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:
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.
Erika Lust’s membership site Lust Cinema has all her legendary films, as well as videos from awesome directors such as Jacky St. James, Maria Beatty, Tristan Taormino, and Jennifer Lyon Bell. Don’t want to get a membership? Check out EroticFilms, which has similar selection but offers rentals of individual scenes/movies instead.
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.
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 200 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, Fat Girl Fantasies, and FTM Fucker.
Ms. Naughty has been on the forefront of the feminist porn movement for over a decade, and Bright Desire is the online home for all of her erotic films. It features scenes of real life couples and intimate solo scenes, plus access to photos, interviews with performers, erotic fiction, and more.
BDSM porn behemoth Kink.com has tons of sites for your every need, such as Sex and Submission, The Upper Floor, Everything Butt, Fucking Machines, Public Disgrace, and Bound Gang Bangs, or get access to all of Kink’s currently updating sites with a Kink Unlimited plan.
GoodVibes also has an epic selection of feminist porn on DVD.