Every large city has adult entertainment, and Phoenix is no exception. Adult sex shops and book stores are not just for sexual deviants, as the stereotype 'the dirty old man' would suggest. Couples, women and people of all legal ages and proclivities visit adult stores, for gifts, for novelties, and to peruse materials that help them have fun with sex and increase sexual satisfaction. Just about all of them offer adult videos and DVDs, adult toys, books and other sex novelties. Here is a list of adult shops you'll find in Greater Phoenix. If they have other products or services other than videos, books, magazines, toys, and novelties I will mention it. Also, unless otherwise stated, you must be 18 years old to visit these adult stores.
Make sure you call before you go -- these stores don't notify me when they change their hours!
Three locations are open 24 hours. They have a theater, previews and an arcade. Locations: 2345 W. Holly Avenue in Phoenix (602-253-7126); 111 S. 24th Street in Phoenix (602-306-1130); 2901 w. Thomas Road in Phoenix (602-233-2700).
Also called Pleasure World. Open 22 hours, closes for cleaning from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. All locations have on-site viewing booths. Grand Avenue location has a big screen theater. Must be at least 19 years old. Location: 6527 N 59th Avenue in Glendale. 623-939-3411.
Five locations are open about 12 hours Sunday through Thursday and longer on weekends. They also sell lingerie. Locations: 5501 E. Washington Street in Phoenix (602-231-9837); 300 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix (602-266-3348); 8802 N. Black Canyon Highway in Phoenix (602-995-1641); 21815 N. 26th Ave. in Phoenix (623-434-1390); 8315 E. Apache Trail in Mesa (480-986-6114).
Nine locations in Greater Phoenix. They also sell lingerie. They are open at either 9 or 10 a.m. (depending on location) Mondays through Saturdays, and noon on Sundays. Locations: 14747 Northsight Blvd in Scottsdale (480-388-3178); 7337 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale (480-751-2054); 2302 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale (480-889-2480); 5930 W. Greenway Rd. in Glendale (602-843-0577); 10242 N. 19th Avenue in Phoenix (602-943-5859); 16428 N 32nd St. in Phoenix (602-482-3633); 838 W Elliot Road in Tempe (480-222-0040), 411 S Mill Avenue in Tempe (480-237-0167); 8367 W. McDowell Rd. in Tolleson (623-474-2442).
Fire and Ice Boutiques
Two locations: 5102 W. Northern Ave in Glendale and 3140 W. Indian School Rd in Phoenix. The business hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight. "A couples and female friendly adult boutique, based on the belief of all ladies deserve the right to feel sexy." The store specializes in regular and plus size lingerie (sizes small to 5X in stock), lubricants, massage oils, toys and DVDs. 623-847-6969.
Just for Fun
Two theatres with 7 private viewing rooms and an arcade in addition to adult merchandise and movies for sale. Open 24 hours, seven days per week. Location: 2202 W. McDowell Road in Phoenix. 602-252-0025.
Open 24 hours. Has an arcade. Location: 1812 E. Apache Trail in Tempe. 480-967-9052.
Night Life Video & Boutique
Adult video sales and rentals, novelties & magazines. Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday noon to 11 p.m. Location: 9108 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. (602-944-6487).
They are open 22 hours, closes for cleaning from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. On-site viewing booths and three big screen theaters. Must be 19 years old to get in. Location: 4029 E. Washington in Phoenix. 602-275-0015.
Secrets…for Adults Only
Intimate apparel, massage oils, lubricants, enhancers, sensual toys and novelties, books and DVDs. Locations: 5021 W. Indian School Road in Phoenix. Call for hours. 623-245-3008.
As the name implies, they also have lingerie and a smoke department. Call for hours. Location: 1450 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. 480-941-5234.
Zorba'sOpen 24 hours. Location: 2924 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. 480-941-9891.
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