• Core Values,  Queer,  Sex-Positivity

    5 reasons why straight people need queer sex shops too!

      Following our post about sex positivity, today we’re going to talk about being HERE and QUEER! But not just Here for Queers: Here are 5 ways a queer sex shop benefits everyone – regardless of sexual orientation.   1. The story is broken (you’re not) Boy meets girl. Prince saves princess. Bride marries groom. There are lots of different ways in which the heteronormative story is told but the basics of the story tend to be the same. Queer people are usually left out of this story – which can feel pretty bad – but it also gives us a different perspective on the narrative. Knowing that sexual attraction…

  • Core Values,  Sex-Positivity

    Why a sex positive sex shop?

    The two questions that we are most frequently asked at Other Nature are: 1) “What makes you an ‘alternative’ sex shop?” and (buzzing vibrator in hand) … 2) “How do you turn this off?!” The answer to the latter depends on the model; the answer to the former rolls off the tongue of every member of staff: “we’re feminist, queer, sex-positive, eco-friendly and vegan”. This summary is usually the beginning, not the end, of the conversation – a conversation we wanted to share with you on our BRAND NEW BLOG! This is the first in a series of posts about what each of our core values means to us, and…