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Based in Washington DC, Bite the Fruit® is a peerless adult novelty boutique shop that promotes healthy sexual and sensual exploration. Find quality toys, fetish, BDSM and leather gear for men, women and couples. Only a fraction of our selection is available through our website. Let us know if you have questions or if we can be of service in any way. We strive to deliver friendly, discreet and prompt service.

Established 2012, Bite the Fruit® is an independent, gay owned and operated retail store located at 1723 Connecticut Avenue NW, at the former Leather Rack space. We serve individuals, couples and groups regardless of sexual orientation, kink persuasion, and level of involvement or experience.

We offer provocative apparel and sensual furnishings for the sexually adventurous, mildly curious and everyone in between. We thoughtfully assembled products that titillate, captivate, soothe, sting or whip in just the right way. Our seasonal, active and intimate clothing include men's underwear and women's fantasy wear. In our store, shop for how-to books, erotica and adult movies.

Our customers are caring, discerning and accomplished adults. Some participate in scenes or activities such as LGBTQ, straight, bear, leather, BDSM and other associations. Others may not identify as or with any of these. We provide a safe, inviting and accepting environment to everyone.

Feel free to contact us with your questions, comments or suggestions. Let us know if there are items that you wish to see on our website. We aim to satisfy our customers.

Winner: Best Adult Store 2017 and 2016

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Why Bite the Fruit?

What if we choose to explore our sensuality and sexuality with heightened awareness? When Adam and Eve bite the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, they become self-aware, no longer oblivious to their nakedness. They begin to see the world as it truly is. Should this allegory be about sexual instruction, then the term bite the fruit is a euphemism for a sexual epiphany. We bite the fruit to become enlightened. We make ourselves available to a new way of thinking, a new perspective or attitude about our passions, about pleasure and intimacy. We consciously move towards love, eroticism and spirituality. We experience freedom and courage to venture beyond what we know.