This boutique of curiosities and wonders has more than the eye can behold.
Upon our arrival we were greeted with welcomes, smiles, and an open invitation to ask questions. Who knew such a Sex Positive place could exist right off of Lake Shore Drive? The staff was great in entertaining our 2 hour "Kid in a Candy Store" experience.
No matter what your orientation, lifestyle, or even physical disability there was literally something for everyone. Believe me I covered every inch of the store and I still think I missed a few items!
I started my journey in the middle of the store that contained various novelty items such as games for couples and I was immediately drawn to the game Passion Starters. This game contains 40 cards that contain various activities and ideas to help rekindle the intimacy and spark in your relationship. Sounds like The Meow University in a box! Had to get it especially when the card I picked up advised me to place mirrors on the side of the bed to live out a fantasy of sex in public! The wall behind me had a nice collection of vibes of various shapes, sizes, and motor speeds. Of course I believe every person with a G-spot should request the G-SPOT Vibe package. Further in I was quite intrigued with the toys they had for men. There were more tools to add various textured sensations to masturbation and hand jobs, kittens get familiar with... The Sleeve.
Just like a pubescent teen we poked and laughed at the various dildo's, I just lost it with the large limp dildo. I couldn't stop laughing long enough to get my questions out. Anyway whatever size or texture you would need to accomplish the deed... it was there. Now I spent the most of my time as an informal educational coordinator in the books/DVD collection. Just about every shelf had something I wanted. I couldn't buy everything but here's the wishlist from this section:
- Wild Side of Sex, Midori
- Kama Sutra, Richard Emerson
- Female Ejaculation, Pokras, Talltreus
- The Best of Vulva Massage
- The Clitoral Truth, Chalker
- Sweet Life 1 & 2
- Tantra Nova *video
- The Joy of Erotic Massage *video
Honorable mention to the Toi Boxes (fashionable containers for your personal toy collection!)
Did you know that Early to Bed has an affordable video rental program? I believe you can rent a video for $5 for 5 days! I don't think you'll find this selection at the RedBox. On the opposite side of the library was a nice collection for our BDSM community and I had fun testing the paddles. Last but not least in all my excitement I had to get the basis for my weekend fun. LUBRICANT! Early to Bed carries the best lubes, my favorite glycerin free water based brand.... SLIPPERY STUFF. Yes that is the name and it has upped my game!!! In comparison to other lubricants this is by far the best as it lasts longer with no irritation. My bill was very reasonable and I am still satisfied with my purchase. This was one weekend I was happy to be early to bed.
Early to Bed is a boy and trans-friendly feminist shop that also offers dynamic classes, toy parties, and consultations. For more information contact the fantastic team by logging onto: