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Bliss for Women Adult Shop – where women are the customers, not the merchandise!
Bliss for Women takes a holistic approach to women’s sexuality, offering books, products and services that inform, and bring pleasure, to all the senses.
Our specialist bookshop stocks over 1000 titles. Topics covered include women’s erotica, ‘how to’, relationship issues,Tantra, BDSM, and books for children and adolescents. We stock a range of publishers – Down There Press, Cleis, Greenery Press, Black Lace, Nexus, Alyson, and Quiver.
In addition, we sell top quality sex-toys designed for women, and often by women. These include the mains powered Eroscilator and the Australian made Medisil Magic Touch (which is the new replacement for the Hitachi Magic Wand), Fun Factory toys such as the LAYAspot, the D.Vice and Downunder silicone toys, LELO products, Njoy stainless steel, Tenga, and many more. We carry natural and low-irritant personal lubricants, including Sylk, Astroglide Natural and Pjur. As well as Four Seasons and Ansell condoms, we stock non-Latex condoms, such as the new Sagami 0.02 condoms, female condoms, non-latex gloves and dams. Bliss for Women also stocks the Candida Royalle range toys, videos and DVDs, as well as DVDs from Comstock Films and Sinclair Educational films.
Bliss for Women was founded by Maureen Matthews in 1996. Maureen, who is legally blind, and the mother of 3 adult sons, has been with her partner for over 30 years. Looking for a new challenge as her sons grew up, Maureen wanted to offer a safe and informative environment for women to shop for books and products that cater to their specific needs. Maureen realised that most businesses dealing with sexuality were primarily for men, were sleazy, and offered little for women, or men in longterm relationships. As a retired teacher, she also wanted to educate and empower women in all areas of their sexuality.
Maureen also writes the popular sex & relationship advice column About Last Night in the Melbourne newspaper The Sunday Age, This column is also syndicated to many Fairfax websites.
After 15 years, Bliss for Women is acknowledged by health professionals, counselors, women’s support groups and by the lesbian community, as an invaluable resource for women and couples seeking to enhance their experience of sex. We also have thousands of happy, loyal customers who often tell how pleased they are that Bliss for Women exists.