COALITION PARTNERS understand the value of safe, healthy, and non-toxic sex toys. The following signers represent manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and individuals committed to a safer, sexier adult toy market.
Every link you find on this page has been included because of their determination to make the adult industry safer and healthier. These organizations, businesses and individuals are dedicated to providing accurate information about sex toy materials. Coalition Partners have not paid to be placed here and are listed in alphabetical order.
If you want to be a Coalition Partner or know an organization who might, please email Jennifer Pritchett (BADVIBES.ORG Founder and Smitten Kitten Proprietor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun Factory is the only company in the world to fully manufacture their vibrators in Europe, out of 100% medical grade silicone. The company made the first ever silicone vibrators in the nineties. It was founded by two German engineers in 1996, who still run the company today and are committed to making the highest quality erotic toys on the market. Fun Factory products are unique in that they use deep frequency motors and memory-less batteries, making them the longest lasting toys on the market. Fun Factory toys come with a 2 year warranty and a lifetime guarantee.
Fuze is a manufacturer of 100% medical grade silicone toys. Our unique toys are ergonomically designed to follow the natural contours of your body. Our environmental commitment helps to maintain the habitat of all our local wildlife.
Happy Valley is an all inclusive, sex-positive manufacturer of superior quality, 100% platinum silicone toys. Our environmental stewardship scheme ensures that we protect the ecological balance in an area of natural beauty.
Minna Life improves sexual experiences through beautiful, well-made products that are smart and intuitive. Their upscale pleasure product, Ola, allows women and couples to discover pleasure of their own design through an innovative, award-winning squeeze technology.
Inspired by the sumptuous curves of real bodies and advanced ergonomics, NobEssence exotic hardwood sculptures deliver uniquely luxurious sensations. Hand carved and finished with Lubrosity, our medical grade, body safe sealant – NobEssence wooden sex toys are silky smooth, hypoallergenic and just plain beautiful.
Tantus makes toys from its own proprietary blend of ultra-premium silicone. The superior quality of Tantus silicone makes all Tantus toys hypoallergenic, non-toxic, phthalate free, heavy metal free, odorless, bleachable, boilable and even dishwasher safe. Tantus is a 100% green manufacturer and all Tantus sexual health products are healthy for the body. These factors combined make Tantus the safest and most pleasurable toys on the market. A toy from Tantus is meant to be used and with minimal care can last a lifetime.
Vixen Creations, Inc.
Vixen Creations is the world’s premier manufacturer of 100% Platinum silicone sex toys since 1992. Fine art and eroticism unite in our line of hand-crafted adult toys.
Our products have been described by satisfied customers as “top-of-the-line” and “heirloom quality.”
Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning opened the first Babeland store in 1993 in response to the lack of women-friendly sex shops in Seattle. The shop offers top quality products, a pleasant place to shop, and most of all information and encouragement to the people who want to explore their sexuality. The store’s popularity has let to three more stores in New York, plus a thriving and educational website.
Box was created from a need in St. Louis; to have a safer space to discuss and explore a healthier sexuality. Box helps create normalcy of sexuality in an environment of discovery and education. Box hosts support groups and creates educational workshops to allow greater accessibility to comprehensive sexual health. Box also sells high-quality, non-toxic sex toys with a focus on those who are often invisible to the rest of society, people of color, differently-abled persons, and folks on the LGBTQQI spectrum.
Feelmore510 Adult Gallery is a new and unique shopping experience located in the Uptown District of Downtown Oakland. Opening our doors on February 14, 2011, we offer vintage antiquarian material, erotic artwork and mature intimate products for our Clients pleasure in a safe respectful establishment. Feelmore510 where ‘It’s More Than Just Sex’.
Good For Her
Good For Her is a Toronto destination for sophisticated, safe and eco-friendly sex toys, tasteful adult DVDs, and unique educational workshops for everyone. Our strong reputation is based on excellent customer service and carefully curated selection of products. In 1996 we also founded and began producing the annual Feminist Porn Awards.
Self Serve Toys
Self Serve opened in January 2007 as Albuquerque’s first sex education center and retail shop. When the big bank lenders said no to their start up, co-owners Molly and Matie started their business through the community support of nearly a dozen micro-lenders. Self Serve is all about community, education and the right to pleasure. Through the store, website, and toy party service, Self Serve provides women and others with the opportunity to learn about sexuality and their bodies while shopping for high-quality sex toys and other pleasurable sundries. Self Serve supports women, LGBT people, and anyone seeking healthy, positive sexual attitudes and perspectives, and sensual pleasure in everyday life.
She Bop is a women-owned sex toy boutique in Portland, Oregon specializing in body safe products and education. Our mission is to promote healthy and safe sexuality by offering quality products and educational workshops in a fun and comfortable environment. She Bop welcomes people of all genders and sexual appetites.
Smitten Kitten is a sex toy store for everyday people specializing in sex education for grown ups, sex toys and supplies. We were the first non-toxic sex toy store in the world in 2003 and in 2005 we founded the Coalition Against Toxic Toys.
Sugar is a woman owned, multi-gender operated sex positive, education focused, body safe, mission driven sex toy store in Baltimore.
The Rubber Rose
The Rubber Rose is an adult boutique in San Diego, California, determined to radicalize the sex toy industry and encourage people’s vision of the fluidity of sexuality. Open since 2006, The Rubber Rose boasts a completely non toxic selection of products which, in an unregulated (and toxic) industry, is good find for the savvy shopper. A space where healthy and joyous exploration of sex and sexuality is encouraged and embraced, The Rubber Rose facilitates the development of a stronger, safer, and more educated, sex positive community.
The Tool Shed
The Tool Shed is a place where people of all genders can explore their sexuality in a comfortable environment and be treated with respect by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. We know a lot about the items we sell, and we offer classes where our customers can learn about sexuality in a positive light. The Tool Shed strives to sell sex toys that are made of body-safe, phthalate-free, quality materials; we have done so since the day we opened in 2004. We also offer a variety of locally-made and handmade items that showcase the unique flavor of the Milwaukee, WI area.
Caitlin Murphy started out in 2012, working in adult retail, and has since established the acclaimed blog Sexational. Here they reviews toys, and discusses issues of sex positivity, toxic sex toys, sex education, and the adult industry. Caitlin not only writes for their own blog, but has contributed to Bitch Magazine and Kinkly.com, as well as teaching workshops, consulting, and acting as Head Educator and Coordinator of the Philadelphia Academy of Sex Education. Caitlin’s work makes sex-positive sex education more accessible, while supporting sex educators and their projects.
Cooper Beckett • Ginger Bentham • Dylan Thomas • Shira B Katz
Life on the Swingset
Life on the Swingset is a website and podcast by and for the sexually open with a focus on the various flavors of non-monogamy. We promote positivism as inclusivity through articles, blogs, reviews, and two podcasts. Our goal is to educate, entertain, and make this whole crazy non-monogamy thing less intimidating.
Ducky DooLittle is a sex educator and author from New York City. A long time proponent of healthy, safe for the body sex toys – she considers toys to not only be pleasure products but also teaching tools. She has appeared in the New York Times, HBOs Real Sex, The Morning Show, MTV, NPR, The Howard Stern Show, Playboy TV, to name a few. www.duckydoolittle.com
Years of sex toy collecting and testing have led Epiphora to cultivate a deep love for well-constructed, body-safe toys — and a seething rage against unsafe ones. On her blog, she publishes relentlessly honest sex toy reviews and sex industry critiques, never afraid to call out companies on their lies, misogyny, and poorly-designed toys. She is proud to have high standards for the toys she tries, and aims to impart this high standard on her readers.
Shanna Katz is a board certified sexologist and professional sex educator with a commitment to providing open source, accessible and body positive sex education. Based in the Rocky Mountains, she offers classes, workshops, lectures, columns and books on the spectrum of sexuality, both locally and nationwide. Supporting body-friendly products and ethically minded companies is a passion of hers, ensuring folks get not only great sex education, but toys that are good for their bodies as well.
Laura Rademacher, MA, LAMFT
Laura is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience developing sex positive curriculum for adults. All of her curriculum is welcoming and inclusive of people of all genders, orientations and relationship styles. Most recently Laura, along with co-presenter Lindsey Hoskins, were awarded the 2014 Schiller Prize from AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) for their workshop, Teaching Pleasure; Best Practices. Laura is currently the Director of Education for SkyHill, a clinic specializing in sex and relationship therapy in Edina, MN. Laura presents nationally and welcomes inquires for professional trainings, speaking engagements, and curriculum design.
Tristan Taormino is an award-winning writer, sex educator, speaker, feminist pornographer, and the host of Sex Out Loud, a weekly radio show on the VoiceAmerica Network. She is the editor of twenty six anthologies, author of seven books, and director/producer of twenty-four sex education and adult films. She teaches sex and relationship workshops around the world.
Carmo Gê Pereira
Carmo Gê Pereira has/is a project linked to the Portuguese female sexuality since 2008. From home parties to workshops, trainings, screenings and events, all connected to the area of sexuality, and sexual counseling it all derives in a successful attempt of passing an insight into sexual behaviors and identities in an open and demystified way. Her main goal is to provide personalized information so that each individual can discover and enjoy pleasure in the safest way possible. With training in women’s and Gender Studies, Sexology, Tantric Massage and participation in other trainings and conferences about sexuality and alternative sexual and relational lifestyles and ways of life.
The Progressive Pleasure Club
The Progressive Pleasure Club is a network of independent brick and mortar sex shops dedicated to helping people make informed decisions about sexuality products. We are committed to the promotion of accurate and honest pleasure-based sexuality education, and to offering products that meet the highest standards of safety.
Tristan Taormino’s sex-positive salon where people come to get honest, down-to-earth, non-judgmental sex and relationship advice. It’s a resource for information about sexuality, kink and BDSM, relationships, feminist pornography, LGBT community issues, and sex-positive events. It’s a community space to connect with other sex nerds, writers, anal aficionados, ethical porn makers and lovers, sex educators, activists, and members of the perverati.