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Getting Started

There many kinds of erotic toys and books — as many there are people and desires. At Venus Envy, we believe that everyone has the right to pleasure and that exploring sexual pleasure is key to being a healthy human being.

If you are new to the world of sex toys, then take some time to look through the online catalogue and see what's out there. We offer a wide range of high-quality items in a large number of styles and colours. We encourage you to read about how to use and care for these toys as well.

We offer books that approach sexuality from many different perspectives; one of the best places to "get started" is with erotica or a how-to guide that piques your interest.

Educating and respecting our customers is our primary mandate; no matter what your intererests or level of experience, we're happy to answer your questions.

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» How to choose sex toys
» Venus Envy articles and pamphlets
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If you live in or near Halifax or Ottawa, and aren't too shy, consider taking a look at our workshop schedules (Halifax | Ottawa): there are always new and interesting classes on many sex and health related topics; most are aimed at folks new to sex toys or sexual experimentation.


If you have questions not answered by this or our other information pages, please contact us by phone, email or in person. We are happy to help.

You might also consider submitting a question to the Venus Envy advisor, Patrick Califia: he is a renowned family therapist and activist for sexual freedom, and writes a weekly column of advice for our web site.