Going on a date (especially if it’s a first date) can be mortifying enough, but what better way to break the ice than by listening to adults share some of their most embarrassing and awkward childhood experiences? Storytelling series "Mortified" does just that at The New Parish. Performers read diary entries from their teen years aloud, and don’t shy away from topics like sex, puberty, and family. Buy your tickets ASAP because they sell out quickly, but bring your dancing shoes, too. New Parish is a nightclub, and if you’re not too mortified after the show, you can cut a rug with your boo.
Feel hella good vibes
Uptown and Grand Lake
Things between you and your date are getting steamy, and it seems like there’s gonna be some action at the end of the evening. You want to play it safe, but you’re out of lube and condoms, and all your toys are busted. Don’t fret -- this super-sex-positive city has a handful of friendly sex shops for all your bedroom needs. Feelmore Adult Gallery on Telegraph Ave specializes in toys, art, and sexy vintage books for people of all sexual and gender identities, and also hosts events (including a comedy night!). Renowned Good Vibrations in Grand Lake is also known for its educational sex workshops and is stocked with toys, clothes, books, and more. Both are bright, chic stores founded by women with helpful staff. For couples who have dated a long time, these stores are great places to get ideas to spice up date night.