Residents can now step inside an adult boutique centered around sex positivity that opened in Adams Morgan last week.
Lotus Blooms, located 2408 18th St. NW, sells lingerie, adult accessories and educational books.
Store manager and education coordinator Teal Dye said despite the rainy weather last week, many residents braved the elements to see the new store.
“We weren’t exactly sure what it would be like here, but the neighborhood has been so welcoming,” Dye said. She added that customers were curious, mostly of the store’s “sex-positive” theme.
“The term means something a little different to everyone,” Dye said. “We’re here to be open and inclusive by helping people learn about sex positivity as it applies to them.”
In addition to being salespeople, Lotus Blooms employees are also sex educators trained to answer questions about anatomy and cultural norms.
“We were founded to create a safe space for people to learn,” Dye said. “It’s our hope to be a resource for safety and to share stories so we can discover what sex positivity means to people in D.C.”