To help you scout out your next vibrator, ribbed condom or sensual lingerie, we've compiled a list of Shanghai's top-rated adult toy shops with all your bedroom necessities. (And if all else fails, you’ve always got that grab-and-go selection at your local Family Mart).
1. V Spot
V Spot is an all-in-one adult toy store, wine bar and dance studio. The display and experience center carries a wide selection of sex toy brands and intimate products from all over the world, while workshops focusing on sexuality and empowerment are regularly hosted at the wine bar, which is also available for private parties and other events. V Spot also holds burlesque, pole dancing and other classes at its studio and performance area.
See listing for V Spot here.
2. My Honey
The two branches of this little pop-in shop stock all the necessities including fancy lingerie and gadgetry. The original shop is conveniently located near that Wuding Lu bar strip (wink wink), while another branch is located on Changle Lu. They also have an English-language online shop, with shipping available all over China.
See listings for My Honey here.
3. Buccone (Erotic Toy Collection)
Image via buccone.com
Go big or go home. Most of the products here are imported or high-end and staff members are quite knowledgeable if you’re not sure where to start.
See listings for Buccone here.
The top floor of this four-story Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) market and shopping center is entirely devoted to men's and women's sex toys and other bedroom necessities. Products range from the quirky (rubber vaginas and bizarre-looking sex dolls) to the more upscale (imported vibrators). Sexual performance enhancers and other herbal aphrodisiacs are also available on the other floors.
See listing for Kaixuan Men Sex Toy Market here.
5. Mike Honey
Keeping up with the futuristic "staffless convenience store" trend, the two branches of this novelty 24/7 unmanned adult shop feature self-service vending machines with a selection of sex toys, lubricants and other intimate products. Mobile payments such as WeChat and Alipay are accepted. A convenient and discreet option — if you're willing to make the trip out to Putuo or Jiading, that is.
See listings for Mike Honey here.
We know, we know. You’ve probably already heard this one before, but Taobao really does have everything. You’ll probably find the best deals here without having to trek all over town in your quest to find vibrators, dildos and lingerie that's cheaper than Victoria's Secret's. Best of all, it's 24/7.
If you’re not a regular Taobao user, you may need to enlist some help from a Chinese-speaking friend, but simply copy-pasting the characters for "sexual supplies" (性用品), "adult fun toys" (成人情趣玩具) or "lingerie" (女内衣) is a good place to start. Google Translate can assist with the rest.
Search on Taobao here.
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This article was originally posted on February 10, 2017. It has been updated and republished on February 11, 2019.