Benefits With Friends: A Fundraiser for Venus Unveiled

Benefits with Friends: A Fundraiser for Venus Unveiled
VENUS UNVEILED, a small, unique, Black-Owned lingerie and sex toy store on Lake Street was damaged during the unrest in the Twin Cities on May 28, 2020. The structural damage to Marvin’s store, in addition to significant inventory losses and fixture damage, is in excess of $50,000. All this comes at a time when small businesses are already suffering through the pandemic, and adult stores are barred from receiving CARES act funding.

The Twin Cities' Adult Business community is coming together in solidarity and hosting BENEFITS WITH FRIENDS to help Venus Unveiled rebuild! Come one Come All! We invite YOU to help us fulfill Venus Unveiled financial need together!

BENEFITS WITH FRIENDS is a special shopping event on Saturday, June 20th where participating adult vendors and lingerie shops will donate a portion of proceeds to Venus Unveiled. See below for details:

*This list will be updated as more sponsors are added and more details are announced:


Smitten Kitten

DONATING 45% of Online Sales 6.20.20

Smitten Kitten Smitten Kitten specializes in sexual health and wellness products and education. We sell body-safe sex toys, lubricants, bdsm equipment, educational books, gifts and games for people of all genders and orientations.


DONATING 25% of In-Store Sales 6.20.20

Bondesque is a woman-owned and operated BDSM & fetish store which has served the Twin Cities kink community since 2013. The store specializes in everything kinky: BDSM gear, designer fetish fashion (latex, PVC, leather, corsets), restraints & collars, unique heels & accessories, high-quality sex toys, exclusive metal toys, and more. Bondesque also produces weekly BDSM classes and fetish nightlife parties, including the internationally-known Rubber Ball USA - Minneapolis Fetish Weekend. Shop online at or visit for upcoming events.

Fantasy Gifts

DONATING $1500 PLUS 20% of online sales for the entire month of JUNE 2020.

Fantasy Gifts, now in our 40th year. A local and family owned sexual health store with 8 locations in the metro area. Personal toys, Lubricants, Lingerie, DVD and Novelties.

Flirt Boutique

DONATING 25% of In-Store Sales 6.20.20

Flirt is a sexy-sweet lingerie boutique specializing in classic looks reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour, Flirt appeals to both younger and more mature clientele. Personal-shopping-style customer service and an inviting environment offer customers a welcoming oasis. Special services such as bra fitting, gift boxes with ribbon, and bubbly on Saturdays add to the luxurious feel at Flirt. Customers leave feeling a bit fancier...a bit Flirtier...which is the whole idea!

Rainbow Road

DONATING 25% of In-Store Sales 6.20.20

Rainbow Road is the largest underwear, swimwear & gift store for men in the upper Midwest. We have been serving our community for 24 years.

Twin Cities Leather 

DONATING 25% of Online Sales 6.20.20
Twin Cities Leather produces unique, fully customized leather pieces for the Twin Cities Leather community and beyond. We operate online as well as through several regular pop-up shops in Minneapolis. Twin Cities Leather was developed using one simple, key principle that has remained consistent:
Community First!


Since 1999, Venus Unveiled has been an oasis for exotic dancers, offering a wide range of products and benefits for an oft overlooked community. Over the years they have expanded to carry a wide variety of unique lingerie, shoes, and adult products.They are also well known as an affirming sanctuary for the LGBTQ community, offering gender expression products and lingerie for all kinds of bodies.

Click here to donate directly to the VENUS UNVEILED gofundme campaign! 

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