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The 12 Naughtiest Things You Can Do in Philly

Published On 03/23/2015 Published On 03/23/2015

While Philadelphia's No. 1 in several national rankings, that ranking doesn’t extend out to all things kinky (technically, we’re No. 9), but there are still plenty of options to explore your naughty side in the city. Check out one these 12 naughty things in Philly that range from "pretty titillating" to "this belongs in Christian Grey’s Red Room."

The Trestle Inn

Ogle the go-go dancers at The Trestle Inn

The Trestle Inn (address and info)
Callowhill
11th & Callowhill has long been a go-to spot for drinking while keeping your eyes occupied. Although the previous inhabitants had a slightly lower-brow operation (read: strippers with gunshot wounds), the Trestle Inn now is a reliable dive bar with a great whiskey/cocktail selection, plus go-go models dancing to the in-house DJ.
 

Go toy shopping

Kink Shoppe (address and info)
Old City
Skip the shops on South St and head to Old City’s Kink for a more upscale adult shopping experience. They’ve got a wide range of items in all shapes, sizes, and colors, as well as fetish workshops (wax play, anyone?).

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Show off your Liberty Bells

Philly Naked Bike Ride (address and info)
Multiple locations
Philadelphia’s Naked Bike Ride is an opportunity for people of all shapes and sizes to ride through the city in their birthday suits. Last year’s event attracted over 3,000 riders, ensuring you a reasonable amount of anonymity (or so they say).
 

Catch a show with the Peek-A-Boo Revue

Peek-A-Boo Revue (address and info)
Philadelphia
When in town, Philadelphia’s traveling burlesque troupe is a must see, combining singing, dancing, and comedy in what it calls a “neo-burlesque” show. This might be one of the only acceptable date-night options on the list.

Continue your adult learning

Sexploratorium (address and info)
South Street
At the Sexploratorium, you can continue your education with one of the many Passion 101 classes. Whether it’s rope-tying or sexual hypnotism -- yes, that’s a thing -- classes at the Sexploratorium will help you master the skill of your choosing.

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Take some naughty photos

Kiss Me Studio (address and info)
Philadelphia (undisclosed locations)
You'll feel better if the person taking your sexy photos is a professional photographer instead of you in the bathroom mirror. Philly’s Kiss Me Studio offers custom photoshoot experiences for any looking to send something sexy to a significant other. The shoot includes professional hair and makeup, helping you avoid looking like George Costanza (or make you look more like him -- whatever you're into).
 

Swap some stories (and your partner) at the Pleasure Garden

Pleasure Garden (address and info)
Southwest Philadelphia  
At Philly’s lifestyle club (aka couples Tinder) you see something you like, you swipe right, and you’re in. Recently renovated, Pleasure Garden has all you look for in a swingers club: private fantasy rooms, stripper poles, and a group party pit. If that’s not enough to sweeten the deal, Pleasure Garden’s BYOB mixers bar will guarantee your night is well-lubricated.
 

Make a bad decision

The Republican (address and info)
South Philly
If you’re heading to a strip club, you might as well to go to the South Philly’s best bad decision bar. Sure there're plenty of other options, but getting a lap dance in someone’s living room always makes for a better story. Or if you’re looking for some public T&A, just head to the Wing Bowl.

Holmesburg Bakery

Visit the busty bakery

Holmesburg Bakery (address and info)
Holmesburg
If you’re looking for a cake for your next bachelorette party -- or a really uncomfortable situation at work -- stop by Holmesburg Bakery for its selection of erotic cakes. The bakery has been in operation since 1900, so the baked goods are droolworthy on their own.
 

Explore the real 50 Shades

The Aviary (address and info)
Washington Square West
You remember what we said earlier about Christian Grey? Well, Philly’s Aviary gives the inquisitive an opportunity to explore the real fetish and BDSM world during one of its interactive theater nights. No pictures are allowed, making the experience more discreet than your local book-club night.

Timaree Leigh

Get DTF with Darryl and Timaree

DTF Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour (address and info)
Fitler Square
Philly’s live-action version of Loveline combines a certified sex therapist (Timaree Leigh) and a comedian (Darryl Charles) for monthly performances at Philly’s Improv Theater.
 

Hire a dominatrix

Miss Lauren (address and info)
Philadelphia
If the group setting isn’t your cup of tea, Philadelphia’s Miss Lauren is available to help you explore your inner BDSM fantasies one-on-one. She’s discreet, professional, and well-versed in a variety of skills/interests that are probably NSFW.

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Dan McKay is a freelance writer/photographer living in Philly. He was once the fastest kid in second grade but now gets winded walking up the Rocky steps. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram.

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