- Shag Brooklyn
108 Roebling St., at N. 6th St., Williamsburg; 347-721-3302
Any place that sells a vibrator can call itself a sex shop. Shag is subtler; it sells ideas about sex alongside the paraphernalia, which is why demure vintage baby-doll nighties are displayed alongside burlesque headdresses, iPod-compatible vibrators, and art pieces. Downstairs, you can take classes in porn writing and rope bondage, or have sculptor (and co-owner) Samantha Bard cast your (or your boyfriend’s) member and make a custom, high-grade silicone dildo ($390 for the vibrating version).
Best Sex Shop
From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).