102 E. 7th Street
Tel: (212) 614-0124 / Fax: (212) 982-0424
You won't miss this store it's always got the most outrageous window displays on the block, and that's saying a lot for the East Village. A stainless-steel penis doubles as a handle on the heavy steel-bolted door, making a vist to Body Worship worth the time, just to give the steel dick a few strokes.
Unfortunately, the selection is generally worse and the prices much higher than Purple Passion. The one area where Body Worship "stands out" is dildos and strap-ons, however, so if you're in the market for a rubber dong, this is your place. Body Worship also has a decent array of restraints, though again, the prices can easily be, well... beat. A few specialty items catch the eye really spiky collars fashioned from wrought iron, for example but are usually unaffordable, or something you might wear once and never again.
The staff are usually tattooed and pierced leatherboys, who are good-natured and helpful, but your money is usually worth more elsewhere.
Commentary by Charles Burns VII, Tuesday, January 13, 1998.
|Illustration by Kurt Komoda|