242: The number of M4W posts inmade under Craigslist’s Casual Encounters’ section for Queens in a recent seven-day periodA sampling from the most verbose post: “I want to have a very erotic fetish/domination encounter with an open-minded older Russian woman who is not a professional dominatrix but who is turned on by the idea of having a good-looking stranger obey without question her every kinky demand.”80: The number of M4W posts44: The number of W4M posts12: The number of W4W posts1,119: The number of registered sex offenders currently living in Queens84: The number of Queens locations where you can pick up a NYC condom, including Murda Ink Tattoos (168-30 Jamaica Ave at 168th St, Jamaica) and The Corner Laundromat (25-58 18th St at 26th Ave, Astoria). 32: The number of strip clubs in Queens6: The number of strip clubs in Long Island City
Planet Pleasure At night this novelty retailer morphs into a “couple-friendly, girl-friendly lounge.” Expect to be chatted up by co-owner Sonny, the self-dubbed “Hugh Hefner of Staten Island. minus the millions”; he’ll proffer sexual advice to anyone within earshot. 41 Victory Blvd at Bay St (718-447-8600, myspace/planet_pleasure)
Nitecap Video Staten Island bad-mouthers, meet NYC’s biggest sex shop, a brightly lit warehouse stocked with love swings, lube, dildos, and such fine DVD titles as Grannies Love Trannies ($). Why go when you can order the same thing online, sans shame? “People want to touch and see it before they use it,” says Nitecap employee Jacqueline. 690 Gulf Ave at Forest Ave (718-370-8100, nitecapvideo)
The King of Tickle Tommy McNeil, a.k.a. Staten Island’s “King of Tickle,” teases feet, ribs, armpits and other PG sensitive parts in what has become a booming fetish enterprise. While the King doesn’t do raunchy, you can interpret his services however you like. tickleabuse
Lipsticks Club This topless bar is located in a strip mall, right near a Top Tomato supermarket and Victory Gymnastics studio. We asked one Victory employee (who chooses to remain anonymous) if parents ever express concern about their precious babies training so close to stripper poles. “Constantly,” she says. “But it’s not too big a deal. They operate at different hours than we do, so there’s not much overlap.” 3575 Victory Blvd between Crane St and Travis Ave (718-761-1461)
Philip Garippa Dr. Phil , licensed clinical social worker and the Island’s only certified sex therapist, treats erectile dysfunction and the sex disorder vaginismus, among other things. Some couples come to him after “five to ten years without having intercourse,” when they want kids. “I’ve treated 30 or 40 people and had a 100 percent success rate,” he says. “[Those who wanted to] have all gotten pregnant. A couple of them even named their kids after me, which is cool!” 2907 Amboy Rd at Amber St (718-442-6552)
QSINY Bar, Midland BeachQSINY is the first full-time gay bar and restaurant to open on Staten Island in nearly 15 years. Owner Jim McKkernan, a fifth-generation Islander, founded it with his partner, Ray Carr, because “it’s expensive to get off the island! ” As another resident www.hookupdate.net/escort-index/fort-worth/ told us, “Before Q, we had to meet online, . or in bushes or parking lots.” Check out homegrown drag queen Luscious Lola’s shows every Friday night; otherwise, Thursdays are for guys, Wednesdays are for girls, and the rest of the nights are mixed. 632 Midland Ave at Patterson AveOutwater Ln (800-QSINY22, qsiny).