• The New York Times, April 20, 2011

    Vibrators Carry the Conversation

    By Hilary Howard

    This comes as no surprise to Rachel Venning, a founder of Babeland, a chain of sex-toy stores that opened a store in family-friendly Park Slope, Brooklyn, in 2008 to nary a ripple of protest. "I know women will buy them at Duane Reade, and as a lifelong cheerleader for sexual empowerment I'm thrilled at this development," Ms. Venning said. "It's one more step in the evolution of vibrators to just another consumer product, unburdened of its freight of shame, sexual defect and sluttiness."
  • Glamour online, March 2011

    Sex Moves to Try for Every Occasion

    Experiencing a little sexual déjà vu with your bedroom M.O.? We asked the experts to spill their sexiest ideas to turn every occasion-from a lazy morning to a big birthday - into a steamy one. Read these sex moves, learn 'em and, um, go practice!

    Sexy Situation: His Birthday

    Say happy birthday by making sex all about him. Babeland's Claire Cavanah, co-author of Moregasm, recommends tying him to the bed frame. Using satin restraints or even his tie, "gently cuff his hands either around a headboard or just together. You can make him feel like a king while he's free from any pressure to perform." Just don’t be surprised when he wants to return the favor!

    Sexy Situation: Your Birthday

    It's your day, so "become a complete pillow queen while your lover gives you long and luxurious oral sex," says Babeland's Rachel Venning, co-author of Moregasm. "Be sure you make an extra effort to make some noise or give him some clear cues that you like what he's doing so he'll keep doing it and feel confident." For extra-special fun, Venning recommends using flavored lubes, like Sliquid in Pink Lemonade or Green Apple.

    Read all 10 moves on Glamour.com.

  • Fall issue of The Nest

    How to upgrade your goodie drawer

    If you’re still stocking your bedside table with the same old tricks, it may be time for an upgrade. Not to be confused with your average toy, these new devices could be mistaken by the untrained eye.

    3. Good old rubber duckie is all grown up. I Rub My Duckie Vibrator, $25

    9. Finally, packaging that’s pretty. Birds ‘n Bees Vegan Condom and Proper Attire Dots Condom, from $1 each.

  • O, the Oprah Magazine, September 2010

    Find Your Bliss

    If you can’t catch a plane to Italy, India, and Indonesia, a la Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love (in theaters now), here are a few shortcuts to culinary, spiritual, and erotic fulfillment — no passport required.

    Love:

    "Remember, you are sexy — the whole of you, inside and out," say Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning, owners of the famed Babeland sex boutiques and authors of the terrifically un-shy Moregasm: Babeland's Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex. The writers are as down-to-earth and funny as your closest friend — and just as willing to offer the advice you always wanted (but were afraid to ask for). 

  • Glamour Magazine, August 2010

    Everything You Need to Know About Your G-spot

    Recent studies debate its existence. So what’s the deal? Here are the facts. The Great Mystery SolvedWhy is there such disagreement about whether the G-spot exists? While every woman has one, says Claire Cavanah, sex educator and coauthor of Moregasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex, “not every woman loves having her G-spot stroked and rubbed. That’s the only real variable.” If G-spot stimulation doesn’t feel right for you, don’t fret — just move on to more pleasurable pastures. “Your body has so many erogenous areas,” says Cavanah. “Half the fun is finding them.”

    65: Types of G-spot-stimulating sex toys sold at Babeland boutiques.

    .955: Estimated size of the G-spot in inches. (It’s the diameter of a quarter.)

    15: Number of books about the G-spot in the Library of Congress.

  • O, the Oprah Magazine, February 2010

    100 Things that are getting better

    Amid the panoply of things we all have to complain about, there are a surprising number of bright spots on the horizon. For your consideration: O’s list of people, places, ideas and stuff we’re loving more than ever.

    56. Being Single

    The skies have never been friendlier if you’re flying solo, with people living alone now making up more than a quarter of U.S. households. Agencies are more welcoming to singles who want to adopt, and there are dating Web sites for every conceivable cohort (singlefirefighter.com, anyone?). Meanwhile, battery-operated companionship is more plentiful than ever: When the sex shop Babeland opened in 1993, they offered 25 types of vibrators; today there are 170.

  • Cosmopolitan May 2010

    When you have to fix a sex glitch — fast!

    You’re headed for an incredibly hot night... and then some little complication suddenly trips you up. No prob we’ve got your back. When you and your guy get going, there’s not much short of a natural disaster or your grandma walking in that’s going to stop you. So if a pesky snag threatens to mess with a sack session, get crafty. We have solutions to try in the heat of the moment to circumvent any roadblock (think MacGyver) while keeping the mood sexy.

    Sources: Rachel Venning, Coauthor of Moregasm; Lou Paget, Author of The Great Lover Playbook

  • Curve Magazine May 2010


    Advice from Lipstick and Dipstick for Wet (Behind the Ears)

    Dipstick: Plan a big night of rollicking sexcapades? Pick out a sexy outfit, some mood music, clean sheets, and juicy finger foods. Oysters and champagne seem to always get my gal in the mood. (I’m easy. I’ll drop my drawers for a burger and Bud Light.) Pamper her with a foot rub and a hot bath with aromatherapy salts. Get a fun, flirty game like Sex Casino or Chocolate Body Pens from Babeland or Good Vibrations. Lead her from the door, to the table, to the couch, to the bath, to the bed. Don’t let her do any of the work, even if you have to tie her to the bedposts.

  • Cosmopolitan February 2010


    99 Hot New Sex Tips... In 20 Words or Less

    These down-and-dirty moves are straight to the point... meaning, you can read them quickie oops, quicklyand put them to use!

    1. Drop by his place unexpectedly wearing knee-high boots, a trench... and nothing else.

    Sources: Claire Cavanah, co-author of Moregasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex, and others.

  • Cosmopolitan Magazine, April 2010

    The Sex Article We Can’t Describe on the Cover

    The words oral sex are so shocking to some people, we couldn’t put them on the front cover of this magazine. But they can’t keep us from delivering the nitty-gritty on this sexy treat.Lube can taste good. If you’re going to be down there for a while, you may get a case of cotton mouth, which can cause chafing on the penis. Lube can fix that. Lots of companies are making flavored formulas that taste just slightly fruity or minty, not like candy-coated toxic waste. You can buy a sample pack online at babeland.com.