The Rubber Rose, the female-owned adult-toy shop that used to occupy a hidden spot on Ray Street in North Park, has moved to a spot front and center at 917 E St. in the heart of Downtown (but on the outskirts of the Gaslamp, thankfully). Rubber Rose specializes in non-toxic playthings, lubricants, erotica and other titillating things in a comfortable and approachable atmosphere.
My favorite thing about the Rose is that they've got samples of everything out on the display tables. This means you can see (and touch) what you're actually getting and it makes for a hilariously lively table setting.
And if you've got questions of the more difficult kind, Lea is your gal—she's full of great information and very easy to talk to. This Sunday they're celebrating their new space with a party from 4 to 8 p.m. But if you'd rather swing by when other people aren't looking, they're open Tuesday through Sunday. And, of course, you can always shop (naked) from home on their website, therubberrose.com.