Best Place to Buy Sex Toys - 2005
One might think that St. Louisans didn't purchase sex toys until 2001, the year this here particular category first began appearing in our annual kudosfest. But purchase them we do, and there's no better place to stock up on vibrating remote-control panties, glass phalli and Rabbits both Jack and iVibe than Spankys Gifts. Open 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily near its counterpart film shop (see "Best Adult Video Store"), the marital-aid emporium opened six years ago and expanded to a Fenton location in 2002, according to store manager Erin Van Buren. "We tend to sell a lot of products that we personally like and know are high-quality," Van Buren imparts. Like the line of products by the Oxygen network's Sue Johanson, the Canadian Rue McClanahan with a proclivity for silicone. "Bachelorette items and strap-ons are currently big sellers -- I think it's becoming trendy for straight women to top their man," notes Van Buren, adding that four out of every ten women own a sex toy. Um, maybe better make that five.