Adult Store Statistics – The Market for Brick-and-Mortar Sex Stores

Are you seeking the ultimate destination for sex toy shopping, considering a move, and curious about whether your needs will be met, or interested in discovering which states boast the best-reviewed sex toy stores?

Our comprehensive analysis of every brick-and-mortar sex toy store in the U.S. reveals insightful findings. Continue reading if you want to find the best adult store in your State.

Key findings

  • There are 8,951 brick-and-mortar sex shops in the US
  • New Hampshire has the most sex shops (2.76 shops pr. 100,000 people)
  • New York has the least sex shops (0.35 shops pr. 100,000 people)
  • Most satisfied customers: Idaho, average rating of 4.38/5 stars. Kudos to Idaho sex toy stores for exceptional customer satisfaction. Joint second place: Alaska and Wyoming, each with a 4.35/5 star rating. Following closely: Delaware, with a 4.34/5 star rating.
  • Nevada is the state that had the most searches after “Adult store” (probably due to the wild Las Vegas). Vermont had the lowest searches after “Adult store”.

Find the Best Adult Store in your State

Without further ado, the award for the highest number of sex shops per capita goes to New Hampshire, with an impressive 2.76 shops per 100,000 people.

It seems their state motto ‘Live free or die’ also applies to free choice when it comes to sex toy stores.

Fun fact…

The highest-rated sex toy shop in New Hampshire, Thornes of Concord, offers a personal shopping experience by appointment. No wonder they score so highly on customer service!

Not far behind, in second place is…

Rhode Island! Famous for beaches, not being an island, and now, having a great selection of sex toy shops! This seaside state has 2.19 sex toy shops per 100,000 people, giving its residents plenty to choose from.

Now, let’s look at which states had the lowest sex toy shop-to-resident ratio.

The lowest-ranking states in our research were New York, with just 0.35 shops per 100,000 people, and California, with 0.38.

But, before you judge them too harshly, we have to remember that these states both have a dense population, meaning more people can access a smaller number of shops.

Also, these cities have their fair share of sex toy mega stores with every pleasure product you could dream of under one roof!

Top Rated States Across the US

Top rated states

The state with the most satisfied customers is Idaho, with an impressive average rating of 4.38 stars out of 5. Great work Idaho sex toy stores! You are keeping your customers happy in more ways than one!

Taking joint second with 4.35 stars out of five are Alaska and Wyoming, and a shade behind them is Delaware, with 4.34.


1Iniquities4.9342501 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
2Enchantasys4.8172203 University Dr, Huntsville, AL 35816, USA
3Fantasyland4.72311094 Hwy 82 E, Duncanville, AL 35456, USA


1Castle Megastore – Fairbanks, AK4.658707 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA
2Freya Romance Boutique4.5359310 Glacier Hwy Suite 107, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
3The Look4.426570 E Benson Blvd Suite 20, Anchorage, AK 99503, USA


1Groove4.71391044 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234, USA
2Fascinations4.7154499 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741, USA
3Groove4.61005021 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85031, USA


1Condom Sense4.880418 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
2Cupids Lingerie4.7341032 E Henri De Tonti Blvd, Springdale, AR 72762, USA
3Salomé Boutique4.7162706 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR 72756, USA


1CookiesNCream Adult Store51914634 Antilles Dr, Moreno Valley, CA 92553, USA
2Aphrodites Lingerie & Gift Gallery4.931477 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
3Famously Naughty4.929414 E St suite a, Marysville, CA 95901, USA


1Mystique Lingerie4.9492700 S College Ave Suite #165, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA
2Smok N’ Bra4.947101 N, POB 2666, 3rd Ave, Frisco, CO 80443, USA
3Awakening Boutique Broadway4.82338 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, USA


1VIP Very Intimate Pleasures4.4108100 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114, USA
2Bookends4.25744 Enfield St, Enfield, CT 06082, USA
3Romantix4.220410 North Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06606, USA


1BENDOVER – Romantic Superstore4.8395455 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901, USA
2Desires Lingerie4.61684200, 19901 N Dupont Hwy suite 2, Dover, DE 19901, USA
3His & Hers Couples Boutique4.5353907 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808, USA


1Adult Toys/Frisky Business Llc5321100 34th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, USA
2My Sister’s Secrets5304707 E Busch Blvd Suite 102, Tampa, FL 33617, USA
3Intimates Adult Boutique51062083 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples, FL 34109, USA


1Hot Secrets520107 E Church St, Sandersville, GA 31082, USA
2Lovestruck Lingerie & Novelties4.93212 College Plaza, Statesboro, GA 30458, USA
3Elite Smoke Shop & Adult Novelty4.93131370 Highway 138 North East, Suite A, Conyers, GA 30013, USA


1Suzies Adult Superstore4.92445-1151 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
2Spencers4.63698 1005 Moanalua Rd Suite 518 Pearlridge Center Aiea Oahu, HI 96701, USA
3Sensually Yours Inc4.5481130 N Nimitz Hwy # A112, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA


1Adam & Eve Stores4.9441111 Blue Lakes Blvd N Unit F, Twin Falls, ID 83301, USA
2Adam & Eve Stores4.861657 N Main St, Pocatello, ID 83204, USA
3Adam & Eve Stores4.754348 W Bosanko Ave # C, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815, USA


1Lavendar N Lace4.827755 W Galena Ave, Freeport, IL 61032, USA
2HUSTLER® Hollywood4.8621615 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
3Romance Room Adult Education & Novelty store4.711011136 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60628, USA


1Boudoir Noir’s Exotica4.62744605 Washington Ave, Evansville, IN 47714, USA
2Boudoir Noir4.6261512 W Superior St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, USA
3Boudoir Noir4.62125460 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, USA


1Romantix4.3271401 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320, USA
2Lovers Playground4.2251000 Cherry St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA
3Romantix4.13150662 189th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, USA


1Moonlight Adult Boutique4.6484732 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, USA
2Whispers Video4.475314 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501, USA
3Blowfish Smoke Shop & Adult Novelties4.421309 N Broadway unit a, Pittsburg, KS 66762, USA


1Video Max Adult Superstore4.723950 Winchester Rd, Lexington, KY 40505, USA
2HUSTLER® Hollywood4.62292240 Elkhorn Rd, Lexington, KY 40505, USA
3Fantasy World4.5218764 E Laurel Rd, London, KY 40741, USA


11st Lady Lingerie & Novelties4.91710800 Morrison Rd #110, New Orleans, LA 70127, USA
2Herbals 4Play4.939504 Louisville Ave, Monroe, LA 71201, USA
3Deja Vu Love Boutique Shreveport4.879202 Commerce St, Shreveport, LA 71101, USA


1Athena’s By Olivia541110 Midway Ln, Glenburn, ME 04401, USA
2Sasha Lee’s Romance Boutique554675 Main St, Lewiston, ME 04240, USA
3Nomia4.84724 Exchange St # 215, Portland, ME 04101, USA


1Comfort Zone4.86049721 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740, USA
2PERVfect Playground4.8172011 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
3Marlow Heights Love Craft4.4184518 St Barnabas Rd, Marlow Heights, MD 20748, USA


1Athena’s Home Novelties4.837640 Winter St, Woonsocket, RI 02895, USA
2Stardust Video4.728241 Beacham St, Everett, MA 02149, USA
3Oh My Sensuality Shop4.623122 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060, USA


1Intimate Ideas of Taylor4.95311619 Telegraph Rd, Taylor, MI 48180, USA
2Nice & Naughty4.82321354 Hall Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038, USA
3AfterDark Fantasies4.8179152 Saginaw Rd #1, Sanford, MI 48657, USA


1Smitten Kitten4.8803010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
2Bondesque4.860707 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
3Downtown Intimates4.731314 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA


1B’Exotic Empire, LLC5304125 W Northside Dr Suite B, Jackson, MS 39209, USA
2Fun World4.829314 S Green St, Tupelo, MS 38804, USA
3Eve’s Apple Inc4.857210 US-90 i, Waveland, MS 39576, USA


1Ciggfreeds liquid and lace5436839 Gravois Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116, USA
2Rodao Drive5283630 Jeffco Blvd # B, Arnold, MO 63010, USA
3Moonlight Adult Boutique4.92048801 E Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64126, USA


1The Victorian4.8162019 Minnesota Ave, Billings, MT 59101, USA
2Erotique4.72712 N Willson Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715, USA
3Suit Your Fancy4.558280 2nd Ave E N, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA


1Adam & Eve Stores4.6294327 E O St, Lincoln, NE 68510, USA
2Sweet Sensations4.6302009 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847, USA
3Adam & Eve Stores4.5513507 S 84th St, Omaha, NE 68124, USA


1Deja Vu Presents The Dark Side: A Fetish Store5214335 W Tropicana Ave Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA
2Adam & Eve Stores4.91293220 Lincoln Highway, US-50, Carson City, NV 89701, USA
3Adam & Eve Stores4.81357520 Longley Ln, Reno, NV 89511, USA

New Hampshire

1Thorne’s of Concord4.754140 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301, USA
2Manchester Adult Lifestyles4.671179 Elm St unit d, Manchester, NH 03101, USA
3Vybrant4.416166 Emerald St, Keene, NH 03431, USA

New Jersey

1ScentSational5665507 Bergenline Ave, West New York, NJ 07093, USA
2Romantic Depot Manhattan Sex Store, Sex Shop & Lingerie Store4.923413418 Broadway, New York, NY 10031, USA
3Romantic Depot Rockland Sex Store & Lingerie Shop4.9881301 Route 59, East St, West Nyack, NY 10994, USA

New Mexico

1HUSTLER® Hollywood4.72177017 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA
2Something Sexy 24.62325910 W Main St, Farmington, NM 87401, USA
3Seductions4.51235205 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA

New York

1Romantic Depot Rockland Sex Store & Lingerie Shop4.9881301 Route 59, East St, West Nyack, NY 10994, USA
2Romantic Depot Bronx Sex Store Sex Shop & Lingerie Store4.913583703 Provost Ave, Bronx, NY 10466, USA
3Romantic Depot Yonkers Sex Store Sex Shop & Lingerie Superstore with Sex Toys4.91371937 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710, USA

North Carolina

1Boutique Royale: Lingerie & Gifts53551 Thompson St Suite F, Asheville, NC 28803, USA
2Sweet Dreams Couples Boutique4.9374550 US-301, Wilson, NC 27893, USA
3Sweet Vibrations4.8246213 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA

North Dakota

1Sam & Delilah4.7271015 38th St N, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
2Enchantasys4.6552551 45th St S #121, Fargo, ND 58104, USA
3Romantix4.120102 S 3rd St, Grand Forks, ND 58201, USA


1HUSTLER® Hollywood4.74721038 Lebanon St, Monroe, OH 45050, USA
2Adultmart4.7181406 Elida Rd, Lima, OH 45805, USA
3Adultmart4.714513330 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44135, USA


1Adam & Eve Stores4.831218 E Main St, Norman, OK 73069, USA
2Sinsationz4.773480936 US-64, Roland, OK 74954, USA
3Patricia’s4.6171615 E Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73114, USA


1Red Door Boutique5243540 N Pacific Hwy #B, Medford, OR 97501, USA
2As You Like It – A Love Revolution4.920383 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520, USA
3Lovers4.87311481 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97086, USA


1Spice2Nite519180 Lancaster Ave, Malvern, PA 19355, USA
2Fantasy Island Book Store4.9217363 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA
3PASSIONAL Boutique & Sexploratorium4.899317 South St 1st & 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

Rhode Island

1Athena’s Home Novelties4.837640 Winter St, Woonsocket, RI 02895, USA
2AMAZING Intimate Essentials4.6166774 Post Road Route 1, North Kingstown, RI 02852, USA
3AMAZING Intimate Essentials4.53715 Thurbers Ave, Providence, RI 02907, USA

South Carolina

1Aphrodite’s Boutique519870 Frontage Rd E # D205, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA
2Badd Kitty4.91802903 US-17, Atlantic Beach, SC 29582, USA
3Badd Kitty4.91415178 Horry Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA

South Dakota

1Romantix4.735311 N Dakota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
2Triple D Novelty4.687115 1/2 S Main Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401, USA
3Annabelle’s Adult SuperCenter4.5161212 E Benson Rd, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA


1Jenna’s Adult Toy Box5802805 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211, USA
2Miranda’s of Jackson4.918186 Providence Rd, Denmark, TN 38391, USA
3Whipped Lingerie & Novelties of Athens4.836323 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303, USA


1Adam & Eve Stores5335000 Western Center Blvd Suite 190, Haltom City, TX 76137, USA
2Darling Way5823423 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007, USA
3Love Shack Boutique51221580 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA


1The Red Fox54372 W Center St, Logan, UT 84321, USA
2Ogden Blue Boutique4.7513365 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401, USA
3Salt Lake City Blue Boutique4.6391154 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


1Imago4.723257 Jasper Mine Rd, Colchester, VT 05446, USA
2Good Stuff of Saint Albans4.171192 Federal St, St Albans City, VT 05478, USA
3Good Stuff of Rutland435223 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701, USA


1Kiss & Make-Up51665432 1/2 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23226, USA
2Lotus Blooms4.9891017 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Adam & Eve Stores4.762728 N Mall Dr Suite 115/116, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, USA


1Castle Megastore – Kennewick, WA4.780522 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336, USA
2Lovers4.646538 Rainier Ave S, Renton, WA 98055, USA
3Lovers4.61274009 S Meridian A, Puyallup, WA 98373, USA

West Virginia

1The Adult Store4.9222063 Philippi Pike, Clarksburg, WV 26301, USA
2Lion’s Den4.719302 Odd Rd, Ghent, WV 25843, USA
3Something Wicked Adult Emporium4.4322674 Little Birch Rd, Sutton, WV 26601, USA


1In the Garden of Eden, WI – The Spice of Life4.930711 57th St, Kenosha, WI 53140, USA
2Tool Shed4.8612427 N Murray Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA
3Private Pleasures4.6273889 Enterprise Dr, Sheboygan, WI 53083, USA


1Jackson Hole Toy Store4.982165 Center St # A, Jackson, WY 83001, USA
2Adam & Eve Stores4.8382115 E Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82001, USA
3Satin & Spice Lingerie Boutique & Novelty4.647803 W 21st St Suite C, Cheyenne, WY 82001, USA

A growing interest in adult stores

Physical stores of all kinds have taken a real hit with the global pandemic, with COVID-19 dominating all areas of our lives. It’s no surprise that this also affected sex toy stores.

The chart shows the waning Google searches for terms related to ‘adult shop’ as the pandemic started to take hold in the U.S. in February and March 2020.

You can see a significant drop in searches for adult stores in March 2020, shortly after Trump declared a COVID- 19 National Emergency.

There was a spike in interest in February 2021, which we can only guess is related to Valentine’s Day.

Luckily, things look set to get back on track and maybe even increase compared to previous periods.

While it has been a tough time for physical stores, the sex toy industry seems to be flourishing, with sales increasing in many different countries, including the US.

Data from Google trends, period 29.05.2019 – 29.06.2021

Sex toy laws

Due to obscenity laws in Texas, it is illegal to own more than six sex toys – a law that seems pretty obscene if you ask me!

Nevertheless, while Texas has a low number of sex toy stores per capita, it wasn’t the lowest, with 0.51 stores per 100,000

If you live in Texas, check out this survey for some inspiration on where to stash your sex toys just in case the Sex Toy F.B.I comes a-knocking!

I don’t know about you, but I would sleep much safer knowing my neighbors had a cupboard full of dildos collection than guns!

And before you ask, how would they defend themselves?

I’ve definitely seen a few dildos you could defend yourself with! My weapon of choice would, without a doubt, be the Dick Rambone.

Outdated sex toy laws in the US

Search Interest across states

Data from Google trends, period 29.05.2019 – 29.06.2021, Index based on state comparison – comparing the total searches with that of ‘adult store’ related search queries.

It’s no surprise that Nevada scored pretty highly here, with many tourists coming to Las Vegas and searching for ways to have a good time in every sense!

Even states without the lusty advantage of Las Vegas scored pretty high with Louisiana, Oregon, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennesee all scoring above 80.

Vermont and Idaho had the lowest search index for terms related to ‘adult shop,’ but both had above-average numbers of sex toy shops per 100,000 capita. We’re guessing these savvy residents already know where to find their favorite sex toy stores and have no need to search for them!

Interestingly, Idaho had the best average rating out of any state, so while it seems few people are searching for ‘adult shop’ related terms, the ones that do frequent the sex toy stores are satisfied customers!


We believe shopping for sex toys should be a pleasure from start to finish, and we love stores, both online and brick-and-mortar, that take good care of their customers.

These awards rank the top three highest-rated shops in each state to help customers have the best sex toy shopping experience.

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We collected ratings from sex toy stores in all 50 states, with only sex toy shops with more than 15 reviews included in the data.

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