February welcomes Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras, and sometimes the best way to celebrate is by loving the one you’re with — even if that person is you. Adult games, lingerie, costumes, sales, toys, fitness and couples classes offer plenty of reasons to tell your friends, “Sorry. I can’t make it to the booze and paint social tonight; I’m tied up.” — By Gazette staff  | Photos by Mark Hancock

OKG Shop: Sense and sensuality
Mark Hancock
Valintine Hearts candy at Carlie's, 218 E. Main Street, Norman, 1-20-16.


6000 S. Interstate 35 Service Road


634-5900 Carlie’s has everything you need for Valentine’s Day. Find X-rated candy hearts ($2.99), Fuzu Glove Massagers ($20.99), glow-in-the-dark Lover’s Dice ($3.99), Bedroom Commands Romantic Game ($7.99) and even a Truth or Dare Spinner Valentine’s gift bag ($4.99) to wrap it all up in.

OKG Shop: Sense and sensuality
Mark Hancock
Sex Panther Cologne for him, at the Hustler Hollywood store, 500 S. Meridian Avenue in Oklahoma City, 1-20-16.

Hustler Hollywood

500 S. Meridian Ave.



Hustler Hollywood has every kind of gift you can imagine: edible, kinky, lingerie, for her or him, couple’s, silly and under $15. Get Sex Panther cologne ($44.99) for your man, the popular and often-joked-about Fleshlight ($64.99-$129.99) and Japanese drip candles ($11.99). While you’re there, pick up a Hustler logo V-neck tee for her that says, “Relax ... it’s just sex” ($20).

Adam & Eve

218 E. Main St., Norman



Metal, rubber, silicone, plastic — football isn’t your partner’s only fantasy. This boutique offers a Super Bowl Sunday special 2-3 p.m. Sunday and in-store education classes on topics such as The Art of a Positive Relationship and stays open 6 p.m.-10 p.m. during the monthly 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk events in downtown Norman. Pick up a mister bottle of Adam & Eve’s flavored lubricant ($9.95-$12.95) in watermelon, cherry or strawberry. Ask about Adam & Eve Video on Demand and Gay Mall movie service while you’re there.

OKG Shop: Sense and sensuality
Mark Hancock
Whip and handcuffs come in a kit , "Fetish Fantasy Series", with other goodies like Butt plug, mini mite vibrator, nipple chain, and more, at Patricia's, 8009 W. Reno Avenue in West Oklahoma City, 1-20-16.


8009 W. Reno Ave.



Patricia’s is stocked full of supplies for your romantic Valentine’s Day. Bond with your lover with the Fetish Fantasy Series kit ($19.99), which comes with metal handcuffs (and keys!), a small leather whip and an eye mask. Stay smooth with help from Coochy Shave Creme ($8.99-$13.99). Don’t forget System Jo H20 lubricants, massage oils and toy cleaners ($6.99+).

OKG Shop: Sense and sensuality
Mark Hancock
Lynn Crowe, owner, center, surrounded by her girls with feather fans, boas and champaign at Teaze Dance, on Broadway in Oklahoma City, 1-26-16.

Teaze Dance & Fitness

1112 N. Broadway Ave.



If you’re looking for a Mardi Gras pre-party, this might be the perfect warm-up spot for you and your pals. Established in 2009, Teaze offers party packages ($230-$400) including the use of its dance studio and 14 poles, music playlists, class instruction, a changing room and a lobby area. Props feature chairs, canes, feather fans and boas all in a private space. You can even hire a personal instructor and rent or buy your own pole so you can dance just about anywhere.

Christie’s Toy Box

2106 W. Lindsey St., Norman



Popular items at Christie’s Toy Box include Wicked Ultra silicone-based lubricant ($27.99) and Doc Johnson’s iRocket ($56.99) and iPlay ($67.99). Other popular items are Hemp Seed massage and body oil in scents like Dreamsicle and skinny dip. Christie’s also sells costumes — everything from fake mustaches ($3.99) to body glitter ($6.99) and a (hello, nurse!) three-piece halter garter dress with cap and stethoscope ($27.99).

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