Good Vibrations

★★★★★
37.8609 -122.29
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510-841-8987

2504 San Pablo Ave

Berkeley, CA

94702

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Sun-Thu, 10am-9pm; Fri, Sat, 10am-10pm

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Good Vibrations is a great store for all your sex toy, erotica, condoms, etc. The staff is very helpful and knowledgable. The store is clean and spacious. They have a great selection of higher quality items for all orientations. They also offer classes.

PROS: Selection, comfortable environment
CONS: can't think of any

5
★★★★★

Good Vibrations is a great store for all your sex toy, erotica, condoms, etc. The staff is very helpful and knowledgable. The store is clean and spacious. They have a great selection of higher quality items for all orientations. They also offer classes.

PROS: Selection, comfortable environment
CONS: can't think of any

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Those of us living in the Bay Area are lucky to be able to walk into the brick-and-mortar of the famous mail-order sex toy store. A friend once remarked that it looks like the Gap--and if by that she meant the open, unembarrassed and even aesthetically arranged presentation of merchandise, she was right. The staff is great--knowledgeable, frank, and friendly, they can give you whatever advice you have the nerve to ask. Woman-friendly, man-friendly, queer- and straight-friendly. Videos for sale and rent ($3.50 a night).

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CONS: For leather/bondage gear, go to Mr. S

5
★★★★★

Those of us living in the Bay Area are lucky to be able to walk into the brick-and-mortar of the famous mail-order sex toy store. A friend once remarked that it looks like the Gap--and if by that she meant the open, unembarrassed and even aesthetically arranged presentation of merchandise, she was right. The staff is great--knowledgeable, frank, and friendly, they can give you whatever advice you have the nerve to ask. Woman-friendly, man-friendly, queer- and straight-friendly. Videos for sale and rent ($3.50 a night).

PROS:
CONS: For leather/bondage gear, go to Mr. S

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Good Vibrations is probably one of the Bay Areas most famous adult shops, if not the most famous. This location on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley is in a nice, clean neighborhood surrounded by good restaurants and shops. A worker-owned cooperative, the staff is always friendly and helpful without blushing or being creepy or even batting an eye and will give customers their space if they need it. They carry a good variety of vibrators and dildos, books, lubes, videos and other toys for your bedroom.

5
★★★★★

Good Vibrations is probably one of the Bay Areas most famous adult shops, if not the most famous. This location on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley is in a nice, clean neighborhood surrounded by good restaurants and shops. A worker-owned cooperative, the staff is always friendly and helpful without blushing or being creepy or even batting an eye and will give customers their space if they need it. They carry a good variety of vibrators and dildos, books, lubes, videos and other toys for your bedroom.

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For this well-known sex toy shop. This is a place that you actually could take your mother, your minister, your best friend, AND your lover. The store is clean, well-lit, and unashamedly right on San Pablo--no weird "Entrance in Rear," no tiny signs, no trying to blend in. It's run by the workers in a cooperative, and they make it their first priority to make everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or level of embarrassment feel comfortable in their store. Salespeople are helpful but not intrusive, and you'll find (most of) what you want.

The goods are of uniformly high quality, since the cooperative values its reputation and makes sure everything actually WORKS before agreeing to sell it. Prices are not cheap, but not terrible.

People looking for BDSM gear should go to Mr. S in the city, though.

5
★★★★★

For this well-known sex toy shop. This is a place that you actually could take your mother, your minister, your best friend, AND your lover. The store is clean, well-lit, and unashamedly right on San Pablo--no weird "Entrance in Rear," no tiny signs, no trying to blend in. It's run by the workers in a cooperative, and they make it their first priority to make everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or level of embarrassment feel comfortable in their store. Salespeople are helpful but not intrusive, and you'll find (most of) what you want.

The goods are of uniformly high quality, since the cooperative values its reputation and makes sure everything actually WORKS before agreeing to sell it. Prices are not cheap, but not terrible.

People looking for BDSM gear should go to Mr. S in the city, though.

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An entity unlike all others, Good Vibrations aims to pick up where your embarrassing highschool sex ed teacher left off. In this bright and airy space, you'll find a variety of objects like 'marital aids' in all shapes, sizes, and colors, plus books, movies, novelties, and safer sex supplies. Most items are on display for you to size up. Good Vibrations is committed to stocking quality items and will provide free literature on your purchase. The knowledgeable staff will help you find what you need or offer suggestions on gift items. If that sounds too tame, they also host night classes taught by dominatrixes.

5
★★★★★

An entity unlike all others, Good Vibrations aims to pick up where your embarrassing highschool sex ed teacher left off. In this bright and airy space, you'll find a variety of objects like 'marital aids' in all shapes, sizes, and colors, plus books, movies, novelties, and safer sex supplies. Most items are on display for you to size up. Good Vibrations is committed to stocking quality items and will provide free literature on your purchase. The knowledgeable staff will help you find what you need or offer suggestions on gift items. If that sounds too tame, they also host night classes taught by dominatrixes.

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Good Vibrations has that reputation - it's smarter and friendlier than your typical adult toy store. They still carry the same stuff - anal lube, vibrators, and dildoes, but without the feeling that you're doing something bad. Even though the Berkeley store is a little small, they have a pretty good selection of toys and tools, serious and novelty stuff, and books. They also have a great staff, very helpful and non-intimidating.

PROS: Great place to shop for sex toys.
CONS: No the best prices.

4
★★★★☆

Good Vibrations has that reputation - it's smarter and friendlier than your typical adult toy store. They still carry the same stuff - anal lube, vibrators, and dildoes, but without the feeling that you're doing something bad. Even though the Berkeley store is a little small, they have a pretty good selection of toys and tools, serious and novelty stuff, and books. They also have a great staff, very helpful and non-intimidating.

PROS: Great place to shop for sex toys.
CONS: No the best prices.

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Lol here's a tip change your picture. these hands look like a sloppy vagina from far away. Other than that great place and love the new location on lakeshore.

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★★★★★

Lol here's a tip change your picture. these hands look like a sloppy vagina from far away. Other than that great place and love the new location on lakeshore.

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By the time I passed through the doors of Good Vibrations, I had only been into one other adult store in my life. After wandering the store for 10 minutes, I realized it was completely unlike the other store I'd visited. There were no darkened corners or curtain hiding personal movie viewing areas. In fact, it actually reminded me of some of the fashion "boutiques" located elsewhere in Berkeley. Adult toys displayed on velvet and satin in glass cases instead of hanging on peg board displays or in bins. Books neatly organized on shelves by subject or content, instead of haphazardly piled on shelves. Yes, you can find adult videos and dvds...but at Good Vibrations, they rate them for you sorted by subject and content. Where else but in Berkeley are you going to find an adult store where the women's restroom has lovely potted plants and scented candles burning? They definitely cater to their female clientele...but isn't it true that women actually do most of the shopping? It's a completely sound business decision, I say. If you're too squeamish to visit the store in person, you can always visit their website where you can browse and shop in the privacy of your home.

5
★★★★★

By the time I passed through the doors of Good Vibrations, I had only been into one other adult store in my life. After wandering the store for 10 minutes, I realized it was completely unlike the other store I'd visited. There were no darkened corners or curtain hiding personal movie viewing areas. In fact, it actually reminded me of some of the fashion "boutiques" located elsewhere in Berkeley. Adult toys displayed on velvet and satin in glass cases instead of hanging on peg board displays or in bins. Books neatly organized on shelves by subject or content, instead of haphazardly piled on shelves. Yes, you can find adult videos and dvds...but at Good Vibrations, they rate them for you sorted by subject and content. Where else but in Berkeley are you going to find an adult store where the women's restroom has lovely potted plants and scented candles burning? They definitely cater to their female clientele...but isn't it true that women actually do most of the shopping? It's a completely sound business decision, I say. If you're too squeamish to visit the store in person, you can always visit their website where you can browse and shop in the privacy of your home.

Pros: friendly & knowledgeable staff

Cons: no parking lot

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Legendary, woman-owned shop in Berkeley offers adult toys, sexual health workshops and more in a "sex-positive" atmosphere.

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