Plans for new Oakland sex-positive shop gets thumbs up from industry veteran

6 Oct

By Angela Hart, Oakland Local/shades Magazine

Nenna Joiner was born and raised underneath the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Vegas is sex,” she said. “But I didn’t see anyone that looks like me growing up.”

Today, Joiner is working with the city of Oakland, California, to open up a sex parlor just south of the old Fox Theater on Telegraph Avenue downtown — a move that supporters say will dramatically shift the East Bay’s adult entertainment industry and attract business to the growing number of vacant storefronts downtown.

Joiner’s shop, dubbed Feelmore, aims to bring greater visibility and sexual empowerment to all people of color — both women and men — who she says have been largely ignored by the market. The store will not only offer sex toys and videos, but magazines, books and classes on safe sex and sexually transmitted diseases.

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