Good For Her is Toronto’s cozy, comfortable place where women and their admirers can find a variety of high quality sex toys, books, DVDs, workshops, great advice and much more.
The Good For Her Philosophy
Women and marginalized communities need access to information and products that are not always easy to find or easy to talk about. Both online and within our store in Toronto, we try to make it easy for you to learn and engage with our knowledgeable staff, or explore on your own.
We believe that there is nothing shameful about an open, honest dialogue about sex and sexuality. Everyone deserves to explore their own sexuality in a safe and comfortable environment, and we hope that Good For Her can help facilitate that in your own life.
If you have questions, please feel free to talk directly to a staff person, or use our handy contact us form. Remember, there are few questions we have not heard yet! Also be sure to check out our Advice Column full of all kinds of questions and answers, as well as our toy guide, where you’ll learn many fascinating facts about the wonderful world of sex toys.
About our store
Founder Carlyle Jansen got her start when she gave an impromptu sex toys seminar at her sister’s bridal shower—a United Church Minister—in 1995. Carlyle had just recently learned how to orgasm and her sister’s friends were so thrilled with Carlyle’s ease in sharing her knowledge that they requested more workshops.
Over time doing workshops at the YMCA, women said that they wanted a comfortable place where they could purchase the toys Carlyle was speaking about, and they wanted more workshops. Thus Good For Her was born.
We’ve been around for 17 years now, and Good For Her still strives to carry the highest quality products that celebrate women’s sexuality. This means excellent materials that won’t harm your body, and an approach to sex that gives you the ability to make the best decisions possible for yourself. We buy locally when possible, and encourage environmentally responsible products and packaging from our suppliers. We also support our community.
Women and Trans only Hours
We know that it takes a lot of courage for many women and trans people to simply walk into our store door, so we do our best to make our space feel welcoming and positive. For this reason, Good For Her offers women and trans only hours for those who feel more comfortable in an environment that is created especially with them in mind. We encourage women and trans people of all genders to make use of this time.
Women and Trans Only Hours:
(After 2pm the store is open to all customers)
Regular store hours:
Monday to Thursday 11-7 (closed all statutory holidays)
Sunday 12-2 (women and trans* people only)
Sunday 2-5 (all customers)
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Good For Whom?
We hope to meet the needs of a variety of women, regardless of sexual orientation or age or partner status (i.e. single, celibate, in love, committed, married, monogamous, polyamorous, looking, all of the above…). We are committed to creating a safe space for women to learn about the sensitive topic of sexuality and to buy products that meet their sexual needs and/or desires.
We recognize the fluidity of gender, and respect the gender with which people identify themselves.
Men are definitely welcome to shop with us, and are encouraged to come to our store (except during our women and trans-only hours). We think that whatever is Good For Her is likely to be good for him, too! Don’t forget to check out our ever-expanding selection of toys for men, as well.
Did you know?
Private appointments are available if you would prefer to shop alone, with a partner or with a group of your friends. Call 416-588-0900 to find a mutually convenient time. We also do home parties, where you can learn in the comfort of your own home with your friends!
Come Find Us!
Good For Her is located at 175 Harbord Street, east of Bathurst and west of Spadina. There is usually street parking available, or a Green P lot north of Harbord on Borden. You can reach Good For Her on public transit on the 94 Wellesley Bus, or on the subway (get off at Bathurst stop, walk south on Bathurst street 2 blocks or take the streetcar and get off on Harbord. Walk east 1 block. Good For Her is accross the street from Central Technical School. We also have plenty of bike parking nearby!