Seductions

639 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey (831) 646-8329, seductionsonline.com

Remember how back in the ’80s, downtown was all scuzzy and packed with peep shows, hookers and dope peddlers? Yeah, we can’t either. In some ways, though, things have changed a lot. Today a spacious, clean, well-lit store on a prime retail shopping street seems like a good start if you want to be the best place to buy a specialty item. Add to the mix a deep inventory of sex toys and pleasure-enhancers that range from utilitarian to kinky, all fronted by a knowledgeable and non-judgy staff, and you’ve got yourself the best place to buy adult novelties.