Fetish Fantasies? Party in public this fall in Philadelphia!

LETS PARTY… In the USA, Halloween is celebrated after dark as the perfect time to try public fetish expression (i.e. in adult spaces like bars and nightclubs). Ready to join the party life in Philly? Check out these options:

SEX CLUBS are a mixed bag of fantasy and danger in general- especially when people are wearing costumes and are more anonymous and uninhibited than usual. If you are considering visiting swinger’s party  (like the monthly fetish friendly Pleasurecation party happening November 1 or December’s Cherry Noir party) or a Gay Bath House  where nudity is allowed, please acquaint yourself with our LGBT warning & disclaimer as pretty much anything goes, anytime (with little monitoring or recourse in some cases). Podcaster @SexWithTimaree also wrote a great Guide to Philadelphia sex and dungeon parties

Visit Pleasurecation with a music video costume theme Nov 1


Get tickets to Cherry Noir Horror theme party in December

M4M Action at Philly Gay Bath Houses or Philly Jacks

NIGHT CLUBS Even if you are not ready to get raw in an explicit space, there are nightclub parties like Wilminton, DE’s weekly fetish friendly Asylum 13 parties every Thursday night or Philly’s upcoming Fetish Asylum Charity Ball on November 30 where you can push the envelope without breaking the law.


Visit Asylum 13 at Bar 13 Wilmington on Halloween or any Thursday of the year!

If you love kinky costumes more than dancing, you won’t want to miss Philly’s famous Henri David Ball

GET TICKETS NOW for Diabolique Ball 23: Fetish Asylum before they price goes up on Oct 31


BARS… Mild play like parading with a collar and leash or light bondage is not illegal and is generally tolerated in adult-only environments like bars. IF it’s in your neighborhood, you might want to check with your neighbors before exposing your interests in that way, but as with any recreational activity, a little diplomacy goes a long way. And if you want to hang out in an unpretentious leather bar in the gayborhood where any body can express their kinkiness within the confines of Pennsylvania Liquor Law, we highly recommend you visit The Bike Stop anytime you are in downtown Philly.We especially recommend Vice Philly night every Second Thursday and Philthy Pups night every third Saturday– any time of year!


Tired of adulting? Halloween is the perfect time to spoil your inner child!

Probably one of the most misunderstood fetishes, age play is not about playing with children but about indulging and eroticizing the childish aspects of your own personality (or the personality of a partner).


Ageplay can be enhanced through clothing, toys, adult-sized children’s equipment (including diapers and pacifiers) and other props that allow an infantilized or childlike player to experience freedom from adult responsibilities while exploring topics and activities that were and are taboo to experience as children. Philadelphia has an active age play community with littles spaces at the monthly Aviary play party as well as an ABDL (Adult Babies, Diaper Lovers) meetup monthly at Philly Music Hall as well as at national conventions .

Sexploratorium is here to help foster understanding, inclusion and celebration of folks who love ageplay!

Halloween-Puppies, and Kitties and Ponies O MY!

Ever get jealous of the household pet or prized pony? Kinky canine, kitten and pony play are hugely popular animal roleplay  fetishes and there is little question why…

Socially unacceptable human behaviors like biting, humping, sniffing and the ever popular “doggy style” sex positions are expected and accepted when people explore “puppy headspace” Click on the video below or check out a variety of other  interesting videos exploring the topic to inspire you HERE. 

Philadelphia is a great place to get your doggy on- If you are interested in puppy play, The Bike Stop leather bar has a monthly Philthy Pups mosh (basically a gathering of pups and handlers exploring canine play) every third Saturday of the month as well as other occasional events at Philly Music Hall

Whether you choose to explore these roles in public or private, Sexploratorium offers an entire line of Pup Play Gear which can be combined with other types of role play including Medical play (veterinary visits), bondage (chained dogs) and any/ all type of food play or general Power Exchange.



Feral or domesticated, feline prowess (often feminized, but not necessarily) can range from snuggly kittens drinking milk from a pretty pampered pet bowl and leash prancing (ever heard of herding cats… kittens don’t typically “heel” like dogs), or feral catfighting, scratching, biting and even noisy (playfully) violent sex.

Click on the video below or check out a variety of other  interesting videos exploring the topic to inspire you HERE

Although Philadelphia does not have an active kitten meetup, there are online groups on FetLife and other networks dedicated to this art, and at Sexploratorium we are planning to whip up on a potential private group (max 10 people) human kitty excursion to visit our neighbors at the Kuwaii cat cafe in conjunction with a pet play trunk show @Sexploratorium in the coming months.

Check out Sexploratorium’s collection of Kitty Fetish Goodies: From catsuits to claws, to ears and tails and more!

From pretty show ponies, workhorses, carriage paraders, or pack mules to  mythological companion or wild equine animals like winged horses and unicorns or half human, half horse incarnations…
There is simply something extra enchanting about the power, service, trust, confinement, costume,  choreography and nonverbal communication that invokes the spirit of equine expressions.

Click on the video below or check out a variety of other  interesting videos exploring the topic to inspire you HERE

Although Philadelphia doesn’t have a human pony meetup per se (since the injury of Philly’s pony boy, rides are no longer even offered as part of our previously popular Philly Bachelorette parties) and the Central Park human pony carriage rides in New York city are sadly a thing of the past, there are still pony players in the area like Mistress Zeneca (host of Philly’s Cherry Noir parties) , Adelasia and other experts on the topic! Pony Play still plays a part in many international BDSM scene conventions as well as online,  in Los Angeles, Florida and New Orleans. But our favorite immersive annual public pony event is Camp Crucible, just an hour away from Philadelphia for 10 early summer days each year, where ponies and other equine-inspired “animals” can explore the erotic potential of allowing the spirit of another animal character inhabit their bodies for short or long term.

Sexploratorium carries many of the rubber, leather,vinyl, catsuits, belts, harnesses, rope, blindfolds, bits/gags, reins/leads and headgear to help you experience pony space and other  incarnations like unicorns and more!



Nocturnal Bondage for Halloween

As the nights get longer and more chilly, what better way to heat things up with all the fantasy you can fulfill in private or in public as is tradition during the Halloween holiday where pageantry and perversion are permitted.

You’re Bound to have a amazing Halloween with these DIY confining kinky cosplay ideas from basic collars and leashes to confining hoods, rope, encasement, handcuffs and more!

Blackout Holiday Sale


‘Tis the season to SEXPLORE MORE at Sexploratorium! As an independent sex-positive storeconcerned with wellness and safety, we want to say THANK YOU for supporting our efforts!

To celebrate your pleasure we are in the midst of a 9 Day Pre-Holiday BLACKOUT SALE that extends way beyond Friday to the endof November! The online version of the sale means 20% OFF SITEWIDE at Sexploratorium.net but there are other sexy deals in-store if you can come visit us in person on South Street.


Save big on Wellnesss: In store specials on massage,  Packers, Sensation Toys  and more!


Select items 20 to 50% off or free with purchase!


All in stock toys by Tantus,  and Vamp are 50% off in store until November 30.

Also, in the spirit of giving, Passional Boutique & Sexploratorium are launching an exclusive a pay it forward program and binder collection for those in need.

Unmask Desire @Sexploratorium this Halloween

For children, the American celebration of Halloween involves lots of dressing up and tricking and treating. Once grown-up, many adults find it more appealing to unwind, undress and unmask your secret fantasies during a time of the year where changing shapes and changing roles his excusable and even desirable.

Secret connections
Even at the most muggly costume party, you can keep a secret kinky connection with your partner with remote controlled vibrators , some of which you control by innocently looking at your smart phone app.

Meet “The ghost fucker” Or play Mad Scientist
At a recent Summer Camp event, Midori shared a coveted moment in the corner of the Sexploratorium vending tent with the MyStim electric vibrators that create muscle contractions like all of Sexploratorium’s electro sex products, but this also gives you a buzzing internal vibration!


Unicorn Dream-
Want to have sex with a mythological creature? Or invoke the prowess of  a magical being?

Our mothership store PASSIONAL features  bodystockings that combine nicely with Sexploratorium’s collection of body jewelry



Forbidden Fetishes
From chastity and cuckolding to objectification are not nearly so scary when your local sex club is having a Halloween party.

Tattle Tails –
Unleash (or collar) your animal instincts with sex-cessories that put you in the headspace of another species. From simple kitten ears, and leashes, to plug and play tails and  playful pet accessories that can only help you do like they do on the discovery channel.

Head trips – Hoods are just masks that envelop your head, hiding your identity and confining your skull in  a leather or latex scented bag that says “executioner” or “gimp” or “rubberist”

Bound for pleasure
One advantage of Halloween is that nobody will blink if you are bound in public. From Strait Jackets to decorative tapes and wraps that can create costumed characters, Sexplorers will love the gear we got for ya!

Cops and Robbers
Whether your fantasies include a prisoner of war interrogation or simple inescapable bondage, both PASSIONAL Boutique & Sexploratorium have the proper attire and props for the scene! From PASSIONAL Miliatary accessories like hats and uniform styled fashions to Sexploratorium’s collection of handcuffs and tools for punishment and pleasure, we cannot think of a better excuse than Halloween to enact these scenarios!

Adulting? No thanks!
Not every grown up wants to adult in their spare time. Some might want to experiment with playing in a childlike manner. Sexploratorium’s Age Playcollection is just what the nanny ordered!

If your idea of a perfect Halloween night is to lay around in a comfy oneszie and suck on a binky, there is no reason not to indulge!

Need more inspiration? Visit Sexploratorium and chat with our educators and stylists to plan your fantasy down to the explicit details… No matter your body shape or size or physical condition, Sexploratorium can help you discover and explore fantasy and pleasurable experiences this Halloween or anytime!

Sexy Halloween Events in Philadelphia & Beyond

We are nearing the end of October and you know what that means: time to bust out the costumes for Halloween! It’s high holy season for our mothership store, PASSIONAL Boutique, and we would be delighted to not only aid in helping you look your very best, but also to ensure that you stand out this Halloween and more to come!


But not everyone wants to dress up and party within the perimeters of polite society- so don’t count out Sexploratorium’s collections of tricks and treats! To whet your appetite, we gathered up a list of parties of erotic interest… Please note that Sexploratorium does not sponsor and is not directly involved in these parties, and quite frankly, relied on the internet to find some of these events, but we thought we could save you that trouble.


If you want to party like a porn star for Halloween, here are some options outside of the traditional Halloween activities , and we have put together a menu ways for you to enjoy secret pleasures in even the most “vanilla” public settings in our guide.  Honestly, what would this spooky holiday be without a few places to boogie down and share spirits…and perhaps see some…with your costumed companions? The following is a list of places to enjoy:

The folks who created and hosted the infamous Cut N’ Paste Halloween Balls of Queer Philly Fame have rallied to invent an overload of costumed queer creativity for this year’s HallowQueens Ball. Read some background HERE but get your TICKETS HERE


The Bike Stop
Looking for a place to party with other leatherfolks this weekend or on Halloween night? Tucked in a dark alley of Philly’s gayborhood, The Bike Stop is a must-stop for Halloween

Fetish Club Halloween?


Goddess Thain hosts the Newbie Corner at The Aviary parties.

Philadelphia is home to three regular (for now) fetish party venues that are sex-positive. The only regular (monthly) sex positive fetish experience that is open to the public (making it hands down one of the favorite events of  Sexploratorium staff) is The Aviarywhich happens the second Saturday of every month and features multiple play spaces with strictly enforced rules and monitoring. Sir Roberto hosts the private invite only Masque party in central Philly once a month through January 2019 only – at which time it will go on indefinite haitus. Our city is also lucky to have  Philly Music Hall as a private fetish community center with educational and social activities for the local kink and sex positive communities.

Bath House or Swinger Halloween?
Looking for sex without a focus on leather and fetish? Maybe a men’s bath house or a swingers party is where you want to be. There are options, but you must tread carefully. Please refer to Sexploratorium’s LGBTQ warning regarding these types of establishments. The main thing: You must “fend for yourself” in many of these settings as parties are loosely monitored if at all and consent is often assumed or negotiated with a wink and a nod.
Bath Houses have a “men only” policy and downtown Philly has two of them that are open all hours: Club Philly and Sansom Street Baths.
The swingers community as a whole consists largely of heterosexual wife swappers and there is not a lot of understanding regarding queer culture. That’s not to say that there are not queer swingers or trans guys who go to bathhouses– many clubs have bisexual and fetish nights that are specifically for the not-so-straight or not so gender binary but we must warn you in good conscience that you may have to explain your gender (many clubs have different pricing for men vs. women) and that you will have to guard and be prepared to make your boundaries known without any hesitation or hinting.  That said,  Friction Parties is planning a swinger hotel takeover planned for this weekend in suburban Philly or you can visit one of Philly’s swinger clubs.

Post Halloween Porn Convention: Xxxotica
Just an hour or so up the Jersey Turnpike in Edison, NJ the annual XXXotica Expo will take place from Nov 2-4. Mostly a fan convention for folks in the adult industry, the event welcomes couples and amateurs to see the shows, meet the people and even play in the dungeon. Women are free on Friday, so if you are even considering getting to know that porntastic and the pretty that is a great time for ladies’ of all genders to come check out the vibe and see if it is for you.

Lifting The Veil: A Dark Arts Festival
Featuring workshops by PASSIONAL Boutique & Sexploratorium alumni educators and entertainers, we would be remiss to not mention this festival of shadows, spirits and sensuality November 2-4


Philly Fetish Ball: Diabolique’s Dystopian Deviance

Break out your Halloween sex-cessories in two weeks and get your sexy ass to Diabolique Ball. This year’s Diabolique Ball features a post apocalyptic parade of pleasures from stage shows, charity playstations and open dungeon spaces (strict fetish dresscode, no nudity, but lots of play). Tickets are only $40 til Halloween, so get yours before the price goes up ($60 at the door) and make sure to be at the party on November 17 to Be Bad for a Good Cause!