Our Difference

Bite the Fruit Healthy Exploration

Healthy exploration

Bite the Fruit is a peerless retailer of adult novelties and provocative apparel. We promote healthy sexual and sensual exploration. We thoughtfully assembled tantalizing furnishings that titillate, captivate, soothe, sting or whip in just the right way.


Bite the Fruit Kink Forward

Kink forward

Established in 2012 in Washington, DC, Bite the Fruit is gay-owned, straight-friendly and kink forward. We cater to everyone guided by what is safe, sane and consensual. Let us know if you have questions or if we can be of service in any way.


Bite the Fruit Ample Selection

Ample selection

Only a fraction of our selection is available through our website. In our physical store, we carry quality women's lingerie and men's underwear as well as a full complement of BDSM and fetish gear, adult film, books and erotica.


Bite the Fruit We Love Our Customers

We love our customers

Bite the Fruit fosters safe, sound and mature examination and experimentation in human sexuality. We listen to, empathize with and respect our customers. We meet our customers where they’re at regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, level of participation, extent of knowledge or kink persuasion. We truly love our customers and work hard to demonstrate it in meaningful ways.


 Bite the Fruit We Love Our Community

We love our community

Bite the Fruit is committed to the well-being of our community. Through philanthropy and volunteerism, we support efforts to address significant issues affecting the LGBTQ community and the community at large. Further, as residents and stakeholders in the nation's capital, we actively contribute our time and resources to keep our city safe, clean and attractive.


Best Adult Store

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023

The Washington Blade

Best of LGBTQ DC

Readers’ Choice


Best LGBTQ-Owned Business



The Washington Blade

Best of Gay DC

Editors' Choice 


Best Sex Shop

2022 & 2023

Washington City Paper

Readers’ Choice

Best Adult Toy Store


Washington City Paper

Readers’ Choice

Best Place to Buy Fur Handcuffs


Washington City Paper

Readers’ Choice


Most Sex Positive Small Business


DC Beings Awards

Best Toyshop


DC Beings Awards


Welcome to Bite the Fruit

Team Rayceen Spotlight: Bite the Fruit



Vaxxed, waxed and ready to spend: ‘Hot Vax Summer’ heats up businesses
Bite the Fruit is planning to stock up on “couple toys” in preparation for a steamy summer 


Metro Weekly


Sexy Time: Bite the Fruit is here for your lockdown self-love needs
As we all get used to more "me" time, Bite the Fruit has toys galore in its online store

Out of the Box: Bite the Fruit’s Russwin Francisco
Eight years ago, Russwin Francisco was faced with reinventing a legendary D.C. leather store. In the process, he created a new, lasting icon: Bite the Fruit

Fetish Sizing: Bite The Fruit’s personalized buying experience
Bite The Fruit aims to help customers get that perfect fetish fit

Sex Sells: The Vendors Who Fill MAL’s “Leather Mall of America”
Mid-Atlantic Leather's market lets buyers go hands-on with every aspect of leather and kink