New Year's Eve Earlier this year, two life-altering events pushed the women to take the plunge and open the business they had talked about: Or sign in with a social account: Urban myths about sex also circulate among people on the street, some of which make it hard to open a shop — but the women pride themselves on being able to change minds. Though she remembers going home with a vibrator that looked like a tube of lipstick, Johnson also remembers feeling uncomfortable, too.
They were also barred from using Paypal or Square to facilitate sales and nearly lost their website.
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If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters. Dozens of Things to Do in and Around Denver. Amanda Pampuro August 17, 9: Johnson says people think that you have to be an expert to go in; you have to know what you like to go in. Denver once had other feminist sex-toy shops, Hysteria and Smitten Kitten, but both shuttered their doors years ago. Friends since preschool, Johnson and Kalasz even bought their first vibrators together at a big-box novelty store when they were eighteen, giggling through the whole experience like, well, teenage girls.