Come for a Cause: A is For

Celebrate Babeland’s 20th anniversary by helping us raise money for women’s health and reproductive rights. We’ve partnered with A is For an amazing organization founded by actress and activist Martha Plimpton, comedian and co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead, and the bassist from Babes in Toyland (how amazing is that!), Maureen Herman, along with several other fierce feminists.


A Is For serves as an ally and advocate for organizations working to protect reproductive rights, utilizing social media to spotlight issues and encourage activism. The have adopted the scarlet letter A as their logo, taking inspiration from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s fictional heroine of 17th century Puritan Boston, Hester Prynne, a woman branded by her fellows for daring to live a life according to her own conscience. A is For is a campaign challenging the traditional meaning of the scarlet letter by encouraging women, and the men who support them, to wear the A proudly. Take back the A by re-appropriating its meaning to one of dignity, defiance, and autonomy.

Why A is For?

When we opened the first Babeland store twenty years ago, the fight for reproductive rights was in full swing. So much has changed in the world since then, but a woman’s right to control decisions about pregnancy and birth control are still under attack across the country. Babeland’s mission has always been to promote sexual vitality and these issues are inextricably linked. We chose A is For as our fundraising partner to underscore the reality that sexual freedom is only possible if every woman can make her own choices about reproduction and has access to the health care she needs.

How Can You Help?

There are several ways you can help support this amazing cause.


Buy from our Cause Collection-10% of the Sale Goes to A is For


From now until January 2014, when you purchase one of the following toys, 10% of your purchase goes to A is For. Thanks to the generous vendor sponsors (noted next to each product), for pledging to donate half of the total raised for their toy.


     Babeland Massage Candle, 3oz (Babeland)
     Babeland Mustang Dildo (Vixen Creations)
     Crave Duet Lux Vibe, 8G black (Crave)
     Happy Rabbit, pink (Lovehoney)
     Magic Wand (Vibratex)
     Je Joue G-Ki (Je Joue)
     Rainbow Amor Dildo (Fun Factory)
     Sliquid Satin (Sliquid)
     Toyfriend Rocket Starlet (Toyfriend)


Shop from the entire Come for a Cause category.


Make a Cash Donation and Wear the “A”


You can make a cash donation in any of our stores and we’ll give you the scarlet A ribbon. You can also donate directly on the Aisfor.org website. We’ll wear our A is For ribbons to promote Activism this year and we hope you’ll join us in starting a conversation that is crucial to the wellbeing of sexy people everywhere.


Attend Babeland’s Fundraiser with Martha Plimpton and Others!


A is For Fundraiser for Reproductive Rights


Thursday, June 13, 7-10pm, $25, $50, $100 tickets


Babeland SoHo, 43 Mercer Street


Join Babeland and A is For founders Martha Plimpton, actress and activist, and Lizz Winstead, comedian and co-creator of The Daily Show, for a fun, feminist evening to raise money for reproductive rights and women's health. Lizz Winstead emcees a group of comedians who will share their sex toy stories for our entertainment and 10% of all sales during the evening will be donated to A is For, as well as all ticket sales. Win raffle prizes, enjoy cocktails and help us fight back against the nationwide attacks on women's reproductive freedom and health care. Tickets are limited so get yours now! $25 - ticket, $50- ticket + gift bag, $100- ticket + deluxe gift bag. Thanks to the following vendors for donating product for raffles and goodie bags: Crave, Fun Factory, Je Joue, Love Honey, Sliquid, Toyfriend, Vibratex and Vixen, with support from Cal Exotics, Cleis Press, Doc Johnson, Hathor Aphrodisia, Lelo, Minna Life, OhMiBod. Spareparts, and Standard Glass.