3 Places to Get Your Special Friend a Sexy Valentine's Gift

Okay, I know we're not even to New Year's yet, but it's always good to be prepared. Nobody likes to be caught offguard on the most possibly awkward holiday of the year. If you're looking for something a little out of the roses-and-chocolates purview this year, consider patronizing these fine establishments:

1. Good Vibrations--I mean, you knew this one was coming. San Francisco's first female-positive sex store is way more than a simple avenue for unusually shaped pieces of silicone. It also offers a museum on Ye Old Vibrators of Past Years and has some of the friendliest, perkiest sales assistants I've ever met. Plus, they offer sexual health and funtimes workshops! Why not take your lady for a tour and a stay--just don't forget to take home a souvenir!

2. S Factor Pole Dancing--Full disclosure: I got a coupon for S Factor a few months ago and was a little afraid to use it at first. I am not what one would call "coordinated" or "graceful," so I couldn't exactly envision trying to hoist myself up a greased-up pole. But the class was super fun, if not entirely effective in increasing my hot factor. Take your partner for a spin around the pole and then try out your new moves on each other in the privacy of your living room. If you...happen to hav ea pole installed there, that is.

3. Hot Cookie--Okay, this isn't so much "sexy" as a "necessity." But come on. Freaking delicious fresh-baked cookies combined with customizable underwear? I see no bad here.