Jefferson Jackson Steele
Best Adult Toy Store
Published: September 21, 2011
927 W. 36th St., (410) 467-2632, sugartheshop.com
The “adult” part of this award means sexy-sexy, but it also reminds us how much we appreciate Sugar’s mature approach to sex toys while staying playful and contemporary. Kids (and here we are not talking about age so much as experience) can find the cheap, polyester “sexy” maid costume ha-ha funny and will want to buy edible undies, which, while fun, can belie discomfort with the whole take-your-pleasure-into-your-own-hands philosophy. Sugar’s attitude makes it easy to enjoy shopping to get off, respect toys in all their fun and glorious power while understanding choosing is serious business, and find books to educate, tease, or both. Sugar also holds classes ranging from how to write about sex to a team-taught tantra session. Sexy-sexy indeed.