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After the “birds and bees” talk, most families keep the topic of sex off the table. Not so for Ida and Jimi Bure, who run A&J Lingerie and More out of the second floor of a NoMad brownstone as a middle-aged-son/octogenarian-mother team. The front of the shop is Mom’s territory, lined with lingerie and an impressive array of sexy costumes, including many plus-size options (Ida used to own a women’s clothing store down the block). Step into the back area for strap-ons, Fleshlights, lube, and a host of other sexcessories like light bondage gear (no full-body latex suits here) and an extensive array of phalloid trinkets and bachelorette games. There are plenty of smut warehouses with massive inventories and flashier environs, but here’s a genuine family-owned small business with heart. Heart and dildos.

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