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Good Vibrations is the nation's first and premier provider of sex education and sex postive products as seen on Oprah, MSNBC, and Dateline, and in magazines such as Men's Fitness, Essence, Cosmo, and popular sites such as Oprah.com and MarieClaire.com. Lauded by local and national press, Good Vibrations stores (four retail stores on two coasts) and its robust website, GoodVibes.com, were awarded for excellence, including the DIG Award, the Cybersocket Award for Best Lesbian Site, and the "O" Awards for "Outstanding Online Retailer" by AVN Novelty Business, the AVN Award of Excellence.

Good Vibrations' sister company Good Releasing was recently honored with several Feminist Porn Awards and AVN Award Nominations. Our store and are products create quite a "buzz"! Good Vibrations has been making the world a sexier place for over 33 years! We've also been awarded:

  • Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature, 2006
  • Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly, 2004
  • Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly, 2003
  • Certificate of Honor from the board of Supervisors, 2003

In The News

  

SALON.com

David Bowie, rock star groupies and the sexually adventurous ’70s: “Labeling us as victims in retrospect is not a very conscious thing to do”

Date: Wednesday January 13th, 2016
Author: Scott Timberg

Salon speaks to sexologist Carol Queen about the shifts in morality around an era of sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll.

Soon after the announcement of David Bowie’s death, an explosive Thrillist story from November, in which Lori Mattix (also known in the press as Lori Maddox) recalls her youth as a teenage groupie, began to be passed around again. Mattix, who partially inspired Kate Hudson’s character in “Almost Famous,” recalls meeting Bowie on the Sunset Strip and losing her virginity to him. She never regretted it.

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thrillist.com

THE SEXIEST SEX TOYS OF 2015

Date: December 29th, 2015
Author: Charyn Pfeuffer

Think you’ve got it all figured out below the belt? Think again. Sure, hands-only masturbation most definitely has its time and place. But in 2015, these best-selling sex toys were welcomed into bedrooms far and wide, bringing a bounty of pleasure one OH MY GAWD orgasm at a time. Whether you’re a sex-toy virgin (no shame in that) or have a nightstand full of handcuffs and erotica, here are 18 goodies to get you hot and bothered. Go ahead, try something new.

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sfgate.com

S.F. holiday window display presents festive sex toys

Date: November 24th, 2015
Author: Brandon Mercer

Holiday window displays are as much a part of the season as Santa at the mall and outdoor skating rinks, but is it too much for a sex toy shop to do a holiday window display of festively colored dildos?

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marie claire

The 10 Most Popular Vibrators, Reviewed by Experts

Date: November 2015
Author: Alanna Greco

Picking out a vibrator can be a daunting task, to say the least. So to save you from getting flustered, or worse–ending up with the wrong one—we asked sex educator Carol Queen, who works for the San Fran-based sex shop Good Vibrations, to share her top picks. Here, she shares her ten favorite vibrators and why they're worth your while....

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