Dear PoPville – A Discreet Question

by Prince Of Petworth December 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm 28 Comments

Dear PoPville,

A legitimate question–despite its titillating nature–for your readers. In several other cities where I’ve lived (Boston, MA and Madison, WI, to name two, but I’m also thinking of esteemed places like Good Vibrations in SF), I’ve enjoyed access to a tasteful, non-slimy, women-oriented adult, er, toy store. These establishments were staffed by knowledgeable, professional women, well-lit, and stocked a wide array or merchandise, from videos to clothing to toys and other goodies, while avoiding the seamy, leering and otherwise icky elements of your traditional sex toy shop that caters more to men or bachelorette parties in search of gag gifts. (I’m looking at you, Pleasure Place.)

Why is it that we don’t have one of these places in DC? Is it a zoning issue? And if my husband and I were to indulge our pipe dream of opening one, wouldn’t there be a market for it?

Have you checked out Secret Pleasures which opened up in Oct. ’09 at 1510 U Street, NW?

Ed. Note: I know this is a mature topic but please be respectful.


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