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New York City may be known for its hot spots — but it's time to turn the heat all the way up. Yes, we're talking sex shops.
First time diving into the world of fuzzy handcuffs and vibrators? Don't be shy. We're here to help beginners learn the ropes: How does shopping in-store compare to a quick online order? What toy is best for those just starting out? And, how can you make sure your shopping is a pleasure, not a pain — literally? We visited five of the city's best pleasure troves to get the skinny on everything you could possibly want to know (and more) — including how to get the most bang for your buck (pun fully intended).