About Our Sex Shop
WinkWink is a woman-owned, identity-inclusive sex shop in Bellingham, WA, located between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC. We celebrate sexual expression and exploration, banish shame, and help our customers to better love themselves and others.
Among our products, you’ll find non-toxic sex toys, lingerie, books, menstrual-related goods, and educational classes.
WinkWink is sex-positive, body-positive, and gender-affirming. We welcome all people–including those of all genders, expressions, and sexual orientations–to our shop. We aim to help make sexual pleasure, wellness, and health available and accessible to everyone.
We believe that normalizing, accepting, and affirming all bodies, identities, and gender experiences is an inherently political act. Pleasure is our revolution.
Did you move? Where is your new location?
Yes! We recently moved across the street from our old shop. We are now at 1302 Commercial St.
Why do you describe your shop as “not creepy”?
Traditional sex shops (the windowless stores we’ve all seen) can feel unsafe, intimidating, and scary...especially for women. That’s why we do things a little differently. We have big, open windows, lots of plants, and staff that are always ready to listen and help. When we first opened, our customers told us how appreciative they were to have a place that felt warm, welcoming, inclusive, and “not creepy”. We heard it enough times that we added it to our description!
How old do I have to be to shop at WinkWink?
There is no law or store policy that sets an age limit for our customers; all people are allowed into the shop. ID is required for any items that must be legally sold to people 18 and over; however, we don't actually sell any pornography or any other items that are age-restricted. In fact, you may not realize this but sex toys are widely available at many stores, including most big-box stores and drugstores!
Lots of people are raised in environments where sex is treated with shame, fear, silence, and dishonesty. Many young people feel like they can’t ask questions about sex. Everyone eventually learns about sex from somewhere (or someone); unfortunately, what they often get is information that is inaccurate, unhealthy, and dangerous, putting them at risk. We believe that all people deserve to have a place where they can ask questions in a non-judgmental setting and get answers from sexuality educators that have their well-being in mind.
Does that mean young children shop at your store?
It’s probably pretty obvious, but being open to all-ages doesn’t mean young children are shopping with us. In practice, “all-ages” means older teens or seniors! Consider that just because Home Depot is all-ages, 5-year-olds aren’t showing up in droves to buy chainsaws, just because they can.
I’m an artist/creator that wants to sell my products at your store. How can I do that?
We’re always excited about working with independent creators! Send us an email at email@example.com with more information about what you sell.