Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations provides access to sex-positive products and accurate sex information through clean and comfortable shopping experiences.

Good Vibrations is a diverse, woman-focused retailer providing access to sex-positive products and accurate sex information through our clean and comfortable stores, catalog, and web site in order to enhance our customers' sex lives and to promote healthy attitudes about sex.

We currently have six stores -- three in San Francisco, one in Berkeley, one int Oakland, and one on the east coast in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Good Vibrations San Francisco Stores:

Polk Street Store 1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street) San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 345-0400

Valencia Street Store 603 Valencia Street (at 17th Street) San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 522-5460

Downtown Store 899 Mission Street (at 5th Street) San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 513-1635

Good Vibrations East Bay Stores: Berkeley Store 2504 San Pablo Avenue (at Dwight Way) Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 841-8987

Oakland Store 3219 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 (510) 788-2389

Good Vibrations Brookline Store: Brookline Store 308A Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 264-4400

Meet Our Teachers–Sex Nerd Sandra!

We’re so happy to welcome Sex Nerd Sandra back to Good Vibrations! She’s doing two classes — one Monday night and one Tuesday — and her cheeky and accessible take on sexuality is not to be missed! Her class info and ticket links are below. Scroll down for our chat. Come see her! –Carol Queen

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CQ:So many people think that “sex is natural” and that you don’t have to learn the basics. What can…

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What Sex-Positivity Is–And Is Not By Carol Queen, PhD

I have been using the term “sex-positive” for over 25 years–I first heard it when I moved to San Francisco in the 1980s to get my PhD at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. It immediately became part of my vocabulary; I had been doing LGBTQ activist work since the mid-1970s, which included taking about homophobia, and the way “sex-positive” illuminates and helps to address a…

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Meet Our Teachers–Rachel Buddeberg

We’re happy to welcome Rachel Buddeberg next week (on Thursday, September 18) for her workshop on Self-Empowerment for Singles; she has been interviewed in the Psychology Todaycolumn Living Single, whose author Bella DeCarlo PhD is a noted explorer of issues surrounding the single life. I asked Rachel, whom DeCarlo calls a “single-minded change agent,” a few questions about living a good and…

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CatalystCon, here we come!

Good Vibrations staff (and some of our partners) are hitting the road for an exciting trip to another CatalystCon! Catalyst West happens in Los Angeles (at a well-appointed hotel near LAX) this weekend, and Carol Queen, Jackie Strano, Coyote Days and Andy Duran are packing their bags for a weekend of fun, public speaking, and major networking. As Silver Sponsor, Good Vibrations will be…

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