More interesting then the inner-centre. Of course, a lot of sex boutiques. Took a stroll and then walked further to Haight-Ashbury. With the ease of transport now provided everywhere by LYFT we did not even look for other public transportation but I know it was available. Walking around the Castro at night felt very safe.
A Castro Strives to Open Cuban’s Opinions on Sex
Sex it up! - Review of The Castro, San Francisco, CA - Tripadvisor
TWENTY or so transsexuals sat in a circle recently discussing their woes: harassment, boyfriend troubles, the challenge of removing hair from their legs. Then the conversation took an interesting turn. Castro directs, brought up sexual liaisons some of them had had with soldiers. Maybe counseling in the barracks was needed, the transsexuals said. Castro smiled, raised her eyebrows but did not dismiss the suggestion out of hand. In fact, some Cubans have avoided military service altogether by claiming to be gay.
Sex it up! - The Castro
Arriving in the San Francisco area about AD, the Indians lived nomadically within a peninsula abundant with food. On the bay, they harvested mussels, clams, abalone, ducks and other shorebirds. Moving inland, they foraged for edible roots and hunted rabbits and other game in areas, such as The Castro, with freshwater streams and springs. All they left behind were burial mounds and shell dumps along the bay, and trails between their encampments.
A running joke around the Castro is that it's full of coffee shops, bars, smoke shops, and, of course, adult stores. While many businesses come and go, you might be surprised to know that Rock Hard, Phantom, Chaps, and Does Your Mother Know have all been around for some time, and all have developed their own identities. With such a noticeable concentration of erotic stores within a one-block area, one only needs to explore each spot to see how diverse they actually are and how they have evolved with the changing market and clientele. We checked out these four Castro stores to gain better insight into the open and encompassing sex retail scene in the neighborhood.