Sex Shops Around the Metro

A handy guide on where to stock up on lube, dildos, and all manner of implements– whatever your preference.

by Philbert Dy, photo by Renzo Navarro
It’s actually not too hard to find adult wares in Metro Manila. The Internet is your friend in this case, with several local websites offering up all manner of sex toys with the promise of discreet delivery. But Internet shopping can be daunting in its own way. These items, after all, are things that you're going to get to know intimately. And just as you'd like to get to know a person first before you let him or her near any of your orifices, it might be a good idea to get to know these intimate items first. You might feel a need to go to a physical store to check out what you’re buying before you actually lay down any cash. And it might be good to have someone more knowledgeable about these items make recommendations. Or maybe you just really want to know what a sex shop is like. Here’s a quick look at the physical locations where you can peruse an assortment of toys meant for adults.

The Pleasure Place

Years ago, in more innocent times, people would whisper about a place in the recently opened Metrowalk where you could get sex toys. As a testament to the demand for such implements, The Pleasure Place is still around, and has actually opened up more branches, including in somewhat upscale locations in White Plains and Jupiter St. Makati, the latter also offering a party space for bachelorette parties and the like.

Their stores are probably the friendliest among the small crop of adult stores in Metro Manila, the locations not at all sketchy, and clearly designed to appeal to female clientele. All their wares are out in the open, so you are free to handle and check out the merchandise.

The stores have a fair selection of merchandise, and they often have stuff on discount. They have a substantial collection of sexy costumes and lingerie in their bigger stores, for those who are just looking for an aesthetic upgrade. They do not take credit cards, which is kind of inconvenient given the cost of some of these items.

Side note: they also sell pipes and bongs and lighters. Not a big deal, but it might throw people off.

G/F Metrowalk Commercial Complex, Meralco Ave, Pasig, Metro Manila Tel No. 6319788
2F Villa Bldg., Makati Ave. cor Jupiter St., Bel- Air Makati Tel No. 5199808
#290 FC bldg. Tomas Morato, QC, Tel No. 7945562
#306 Morato Square, Tomas Morato, QC Tel No. 2777233
2/F Bellitudo Leisure complex, #79B Katipunan Ave., White Plains, QC Tel No. 9624174

Pleasure Shop

The Pleasure Shop has two locations: one in Boni, and the other at the end of Timog near Quezon Avenue. Both locations are brightly lit and fairly welcoming, if not exactly in locations that feel completely safe. The merchandise is all behind glass, which kind of makes it hard to browse if that’s what you’re going for. On the upside, the Pleasure Shop offers a more diverse range of goods. They sell makeup and toiletries and a small selection of dresses. So if you end chickening out on getting a sex toy, you can at least pretend you just went in there to get some eyeliner or something.

1/F, The Venue Tower, 652 Boni Avenue, Plainview, Mandaluyong City Tel No. 2341981
Unit 108 #2 Jiao Bldg., Timog Ave., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon City Tel No. 374-1532
3/F Sir Williams Hotel, 39 Timog Ave., South Triangle, Quezon City. Tel No. 3741537

Love Corner

Located on the third floor of the Sir Williams Hotel in Timog, Love Corner won’t the first choice of anyone with an aversion to feeling grimy. The Sir Williams Hotel is just one of those places that feels illicit, its dimly lit interiors suggesting a slew of secrets that we’d rather not know about.

The store itself is fine, though. If you check the site, you’ll see that they have a much larger collection of wares than any of the other stores, and they seem intent on putting everything up on display. This is your one-stop shop for everything sex toy related, from silly party favors, to beginner toys, to high end, high tech vibrators, all the way up to shockingly expensive sex dolls. Everything is behind glass, but the staff is super helpful and knowledgeable. They’re the type who might even try to convince you to go for a better value. And they’ll usually throw in some freebies to go along with whatever it is that you’re buying.

The G-Spot

Located in Shoppesville, The G-Spot is the physical location for the website manilawildshop.com. It’s not the best website, but there’s a distinct benefit to being able to go to a shop that’s actually inside a legitimate shopping complex. It’s a little to gauge the quality and 

breadth of their merchandise, but the staff is more than willing to help.

3/F Shoppesville Plus, Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Ave. San Juan Tel No. 5020085