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Polk Street Good Vibrations Store

Ride the cable car to Good Vibrations in historic Russian Hill and stroll the lively and colorful shops on Polk Street.

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

Regular Hours
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Good Vibrations - Nob Hill

Workshop Information

Most of our events are open to everybody. However, some are designated for particular groups. If an event description says "women only" or "men only," anyone who identifies with that gender is welcome to attend. Events for couples do not require you to be romantic or sexual partners, but you do need to attend as a pair. So if you have a close friend you want to come with, feel free!

For paid workshops, we strongly recommend reserving your seat. Some of our classes fill up and signing up early will make sure you can attend them. Other workshops have smaller attendance and we may cancel an event if only a few people are registered in advance. Early pre-registration is the best way to avoid disappointment. You can click on the link in the workshop description or call us at 415-345-0400 to sign up. We are unable to honor refunds if the request is communicated after the actual date of the workshop.

Antique Vibrator Museum

Open every day 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Late night Thursdays 12:30pm - 8:30 pm

The history of the vibrator is a fascinating one, and Good Vibrations gladly sheds light on the unlikely origins of its industry. The electric vibrator had its inception in 1869 with the invention of a steam-powered massager, patented by an American doctor. This device was designed as a medical tool for treating what was called "hysteria," or "female disorders." Within 20 years a British doctor followed up with a more portable battery-operated model; by 1900, dozens of styles of electric vibrators, just like those in our exhibit, were available to the discriminating medical professional.

Upcoming Events at Polk

Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Clits and Vadges and G-Spots, Oh My!
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Sexual pleasure comes in many forms, but women are often given confusing information about their own responses and pleasure parts. Let's clear all that up with some help from Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen! Learn about arousal, the various kinds of erotic responses (and kinds of sex play) likely to result in higher states of turn-on, and much more! We'll talk about toys, solo sex, and partner sex, plus important secrets to better sex and orgasm. Anybody who has, or enjoys, lady-parts--or whatever you call 'em--is welcome!

Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Great Sex, Good Parent: The Missing Chapter in Your Whole-Life Parenting!
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Parents of all sexualities celebrated and welcome.
Shar Rednour the writer of "How Great Sex Made Me a Good Mom" answers all your questions on:

  • how to talk to your kids about sex
  • are our kids being sexualized in the media
  • how much social media is too much
Don't worry there is some fun for the parents too! She is also giving her invaluable tips for your sexlife
  • Don't Divorce—Just get Laid
  • Best Toys at Good Vibrations
  • The best substitution for a Parent Happy Pill
  • Single Parents-Safety and Sex validation and advice
Shar Rednour is the author of The Femme's Guide to the Universe (and happily the narrator of the audio book version) and an editor of many erotic anthologies. Her website How Great Sex Made Me a Good Mom is also the title of her celebrated short story which is becoming a full length book in winter 2014.

Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Burlesque 101
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Join us as we learn the art of Tease! Dottie Lux of Red Hots Burlesque is back to present Bump & Grind Basics. Students will learn the history of burlesque, how to create a persona and basic choreography. As well as learning to build your burlesque attitude; feel great about your body, and an open discussion about increased confidence and positive thinking. All classes are open to students of any age or gender who want to shake it on stage or in the bedroom. No previous dance or performance experience is required.

Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

A Re-Introduction To The Only-Mostly-Dead Art Of Chivalry
(Now! With 200% More Feminism!)

Monday, April 28th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Everyone's heard the stories: men who get kneed in the balls for holding open a door, youngsters who sprawl on bus seats while elders stand, the myth of the handkerchief-carrying gentleman, and all the rest. What, exactly, do girls/women/people want in the world of chivalry? S. Bear Bergman knows! How can a modern gentleperson be courteous without being sexist or a suckup? And while we're at it -- who goes through the door first, again? We'll also talk a little about the principles, and then learn a lot about the mechanics, of walking in public (v. walking in private, natch), and a whole lot more.

Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Spring Fling Vibrator Crafting Night
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This Event Has Been Cancelled

It's the best date night or friends' night out, and you get to be crafty AND sex-positive! Join burlesque performer and sex educator Alexa Joseph to snazz up a plain old vibrator—make your new ride a custom job! We'll provide the vibrators and some bling (you can bring some too, if you want to use anything special), and along the way you'll learn tons about toys and pleasure from your fun and engaging teacher.

Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Humpday Happy Hour: Sexting
Wednesday, April 30th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sending sexy text messages, known as "sexting," is a popular way to flirt and share fantasies with partners. Join us to discuss sexting as a safe way to enhance sexual communication while building trust and sharing fantasies.

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