How you celebrate the Fifty Shades of Grey lifestyle really comes down to a price point issue. If you've got millions, you can buy Christian Grey's Escala condo (almost). If you've got a couple grand to spare, you can have a Fifty Shades Weekend in a Seattle hotel. But what about the rest of us who can't afford helicopter rides and million-dollar penthouses with secret sex lairs? How do we unleash our BDSM interests or at least find out what kind of whip we're supposed to be using? That's where Seattle's many sex shops come in. To no one's surprise, the city is chocked full of shops and stores which are in turn chocked full of toys, leathers and any other paraphernalia you might need to reenact your favorite scene from the series.Read More
Mapping Seattle's Best Sex Shops For Your Fifty Shades Fix
Opened by two women in 1993 with a focus on sex-positive feminism, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to start. They're the most-reviewed Seattle shop on Yelp and have the reputation to match.
2. Wild At Heart
"Your friendly neighborhood sex shop" was opened in January of 2006 in by two former social workers who wanted to have a bit more fun at work. Their comfortable atmosphere and knowledgeable staff offer a good starting point for would-be sex shoppers.
3. Castle Megastore
For 28 years, Castle Megastore has been providing access to romantic aids and sex toys across the country. According to one Yelper, “Castle is big and has tons of toys, magazines, videos, types of lube, lingerie, and a small fetish section.” So if you're looking for something specific, chances are they've got it.
4. The Crypt Seattle
Open since 1982, they're all about providing leather, fetish, club & fashion wear in a healthy and supportive environment. If the bondage business in Fifty Shades piqued your interest, these guys know a thing or two about that.
5. Fantasy Unlimited
While the staff is considered friendly, they get a knock for limited selection from many reviews. They do have Fifty Shades-themed events planned, so...
6. Love Zone
They also have stores in Everett and Marysville if you're super-shy and don't want to run the risk of being seen. Large selection of toys, lingerie and more.
7. Doghouse Leathers
Doghouse Leathers was established in 2006 and moved into their current store in 2010. They're focused on leatherwear for Seattle Men's Leather, Kink and Bear Communities and they offer "the northwest's largest selection of Nasty Pig products." Perfect!
8. Zovo Lingerie
Something a bit tamer than the other entries on the list, Zovo was founded in 2005 to help women of all sizes and shapes feel great about themselves.
9. Center for Sex Positive Culture
Seattle, WA 98119
While not a sex toy shop or lingerie store, we figured this place should be on any list for awakened sexualities. Founded in 1999, the Center for Sex Positive Culture is a nonprofit, membership-based community center established to create an environment that was accommodating to sex positive communities and transformative in all areas of human sexuality, and has succeeded in creating that environment.