• XOJane December 2011


    STAY CLASSY: Cat and Julie Go To B.J. Academy (with Real Housewife of Atlanta Kandi Burruss!)
    We attended the launch of a new line of sex toys called Bedroom Kandi and got some sex tips from the Real Housewife. Lesson one: put sugar in your p*&%y! What?!
    Read more...
  • Women’s Health December 2011


    New couples’ vibrators are getting good buzz. Who say’s three’s a crowd?
    He’s on board. Now what?  Suggest going to buy a vibrator together, in person or from an online shop such as Babeland.com.
  • Go Magazine December 2011



    Best Sexy Stocking Stuffers
    Purveyor of many delightfully decadent pleasures, this toy store for grown-ups has an endless supply of pocket-sized, battery-operated goodies. Talk about one-stop shopping.
    http://www.gomag.com/article/the_very_best_of_new_york1/
  • Ikons October 2011

    Ikons
    October 2011
    Volume I, Issue IV

    Have you ever walked down New York City’s Christopher Street and figured out that the sex shops there are geared more towards our gay brothers? Well, fret no more. There is a store for us and it’s called Babeland. Babeland first opened its doors in 1993 in Seattle. It was owners Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning’s vision to have a women-friendly sex shop. With their store events, workshops, and books (Moregasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex), they have taken shopping-for-toys to a new level.


    Babeland’s top selling toys are the We-Vibe and the Hitachi Magic Wand (vibrators) and the Goodfella and G Curve, which are dildos (not to be confused with vibrators because they usually don’t vibrate and are used for penetration). And for you gals who don’t wish to be penetrated, there is also the top-selling Form 2 vibrator.

  • Business Insider June 2012

    Hardware Stores Are Experiencing A Boom In Rope Sales Thanks To A Certain Erotic Novel

    The New York Post is reporting that hardware stores in NYC have seen an increase in rope sales over the past several months — and it's not because men are suddenly conquering their to-do lists. The novel has encouraged women to explore their kinky sides with materials used in the novel like rope, riding crops and handcuffs. NYC's Babeland has seen its sales of kinky toys increase 30 percent and an 81 percent increase in traffic to its website, the Post reports.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/fifty-shades-of-grey-has-increased-rope-sales-at-hardware-stores-2012-6

  • Redbook Online June 2012

    Top 40: Tips from Our 40 Steamiest Sex Articles

    What I Learned in Sex School

    It's all about the tongue.
    When it comes to performing oral sex on him, don't focus only on porn star-style suction. You can do a lot with just your tongue, I learned at Babeland's "Oral Sex Basics: Fellatio" (Babeland's most popular class!). Flatten your tongue and pretend you are licking a delicious ice cream cone. Then try the "pointy-tongue" technique to stroke up and down and side to side. Do different strokes and touches, like flicking your tongue over the head, and see what kind of response you get.

    http://www.redbookmag.com/love-sex/advice/best-sex-article-tips#slide-3

  • Glamour.com Smitten, September 2011

    Dirty Talk: 3 Easy Ways to Pull it Off

    Babeland, one of our favorite adult shops around, employs sex educators who share all sorts of helpful sex and sexual health information with customers. Today, Audrey, the Sex Educator and Education Coordinator from Babeland Seattle, gives us the scoop on how to pull off dirty talk, even if you’re feeling bashful!


    "The cheapest, easiest way to spice up your sex life is to talk dirty. There are three easy ways to get started. Say what you are doing, i.e. "I love being on top! This is so hot!" Say what you want to be doing i.e. "I want you to wrap your arms around me from behind," or talk about a total fantasy that isn't really going to happen, but that turns you on i.e. "I want you to tie me up to the mast of a ship and have your way with me in the middle of the ocean!" Well, I guess that could happen, but you get the idea. If you have a hard time saying anything during sex, start by practicing while you are masturbating. It will feel silly at first, but after a few times you will be stringing together hot and sexy words that will get you what you want while you're getting down."

  • Cosmopolitan October 2011

    Sex Ninja Props

    Consider these your weapons of pleasure—knowing how to wield them will grant you bedroom superpowers.

    Finger VibeThe sly little silicone toy slips onto your finger and vibrates as powerfully as the full-size thing. You can use it during a hand job to make your touch more intense or to work your clitoris while he’s on top. We like the Nanovibe Finger Vibe ($9, babeland.com).

  • Shape September 2011

    XXX-tra Credit

    Your high school health class taught you the basics-now it’s time to learn some bonus moves

    Forget reading, writing and 'rithmetic. We've found a "school" where it's actually fun to do your homework: Babeland, an adult-toy store in Seattle and New York City, offers classes and workshops in the art of burlesque, improving orgasms, and more. "Even couples who start out with an amazing sex life can find themselves bored after years of doing the same thing," says Audrey McManus, education coordinator for the Seattle outpost. "That's where we come in-we help shake things up." The boutique offers about five different courses a month ($35 each, babeland.com for more information).

  • Glamour.com Smitten, August 2011

    Get a Grip With This New Vibrator!

    Introducing a vibrator into couple's play is all sorts of hot, but when it comes down to it, even the most tech-savvy guys can find themselves befuddled by a vibrator's control panel. There's a new vibrator on the scene that's ridiculously easy (and fun!) to use. Vibrations on the Minna Ola are controlled by your (or your partner's) grip. Simply squeeze the soft pad at the base of the toy to indicate what sort of vibration strength or frequency you'd like. Read More at Glamour.com.