Staff Picks Summer 2013

With so many toys to choose from, our staff can be a choosy bunch. And since we're always being asked, "What toy do you like best?", we thought it only fair to give you the goods. We come from all walks of life, and represent a variety of ages and interests... while we may not all like the same toys, we're all passionate about sex toys in general! (To learn more about us, see our Staff Bios page).




Lauren — Receiver, SoHo

"Slingin' dildos since April 2008!"

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My Pick: Magic Wand

The Magic Wand is like a best friend to me: always there when I need it and always knows how to cheer me up! It’s the closest to a “sure thing” that I would recommend. It is without a doubt our most powerful vibe (its settings are “high” and “higher”), so pair it with a Wand Controller to start off at a low rumble and work your way up to an earth-shattering orgasm.


Tracy — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"I've been wanting to work for Babeland since the first time I stepped into the Rivington store..."

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My Pick: Jimmyjane Form 2

The Jimmyjane Form 2 vibrator, with the unique two-pronged design, changed my orgasms forever by helping me discover the pleasure potential of the hidden parts of my clit. Three years and countless toys later, it is still my favorite go-to vibrator.


Greta — E-Commerce Manager, Oakland

"I'm a native New Yorker who's transplanted to the Bay Area via Music City, USA."

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My Pick: Stronic Pulsator

I love vibrators, and I love dildos, but I have always craved a non-vibrating, thrusting toy. Fun Factory delivered my dream toy with the Stronic. The shape is divine, with good girth and length, plus a G-spot friendly tilt. The range of thrust goes from gentle to fast-and-furious with a good variety in between. Stronic is fun for solo or partnered use, and results in some very intense orgasms.


Andie — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"Southerner happily living in New York City studying Gender Studies and Queer Theory."

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My Pick: Aneros Helix Syn

If you love the classic Aneros, you’ll want to upgrade to the silicone Aneros Helix Syn. It has the same great shape as the original but the silicone texture is more comfortable and works nicely with the toy’s firmness to provide excellent prostate stimulation. Also, the black and red is super sexy.


Mary — Retail Department Manager, NYC

"I have been a proud member of the Babeland staff for just over six years."

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My Pick: Jopen Vanity Vr. 16

When I want to splurge on a sexy luxe vibrator for a special friend, say an important birthday or a shower gift, I wrap up the Jopen Vanity VR. 16. Besides being a rather sexy bunny vibe, it also happens to be one of the strongest vibrators in the rabbit menagerie.


Amanda — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"Overjoyed to be working in a place where I can say "clitoris" without anyone batting an eye..."

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My Pick: Jimmyjane Hello Touch

Modern and versatile, the Hello Touch inspires hours of hands-on creativity. Put the two vibrating pads on any fingers to pinch, hug, press, or grasp all your favorite spots. It's easy to maneuver with the lightweight wrist battery-pack, so have fun experimenting!


Amy — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"I am so thrilled to be working as a sex educator for Babeland!"

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My Pick: Babeland Massage Candle

There is no way to say “I love you” like pouring deliciously warm and fragrant wax on a partner followed by a massage. I love the way the new scents smell, especially the Tobacco Sandalwood; it's like I'm ready to ride off into the sunset with this candle. A perfect way to unwind at the end of the week.


Chui-Lai — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"I'm a Pisces, and I enjoy long walks on the beach."

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My Pick: Matryoshka

The Matryoshka’s wonderful shape provides strong pinpointed vibration. The wide base makes it really comfortable to hold in your palm, and the pulsation patterns are fun to experiment with, both externally and internally for shallow penetration.


AJ — Store Manager, Seattle

"A.J. is a Queens, NYC native living in Seattle."

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My Pick: Babeland Anniversary Mustang

How do you take the most versatile dildo on the market and make it even better? By giving it an awesome color and adding a suction base. The Babeland Anniversary Mustang, which has a length and girth enjoyed by most people, now gets an A+ from me!


Sophia — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"I'm a fiercely sex-positive radical queer feminist..."

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My Pick: W Steel Plug

This plug makes a perfect addition to all kinds of play. With a smaller physique, the weight of the stainless steel design still manages to provide a deep feeling of fullness. Plus, its thin base and tapered body stay put comfortably between the butt cheeks. Cool down the steel under the faucet or in a bowl of ice for some chilly temperature play during the humid summer months.


Tori — Receiver, LES

"I am a badass vegetarian feminist New Yorker with a background in theatre and puppies."

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My Pick: Fifty Shades of Grey Soft Limits Deluxe Wrist Tie

Looking for the perfect gift for your partner? Why not wrap yourself up in this soft and silky wrist tie. With movements restricted, your tried and true moves in the bedroom can take on a whole new level of excitement. Just make sure to discuss your limits before playtime!


Samantha — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"I purchased my very first vibrator from Babeland LES back in the day, and ever since I've been in love."

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My Pick: Crave Wink

The Crave Wink is a chic update on the classic "pocket rocket" style vibrator, delivering direct, powerful vibrations that are great for clitoral stimulation. It's lightweight and made of high quality materials. Plus, it's super discreet and easy to take on the go!


Debbie — Store Manager, NYC

"I'm a Queer Sagittarian Native New Yorker and I’ve been the store manager of Babeland SoHo..."

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My Pick: Rainbow Amor Dildo

More than just a pretty toy, the Rainbow Amor is a smooth dildo with a really great firm curve at the tip for amazing G-spot and prostate stimulation. Made of silicone and easy to clean. Rain or shine this little rainbow dildo is sure to brighten your day!


Liz — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"I've been crushing on Babeland since I moved to NYC in 2008."

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My Pick: TomBoi Harness

The Tomboi is my go-to harness. It's easy to slip on, because there are no buckles or fasteners. It's just like a pair of undies, but one that I can put my dick in! Easy to clean, too, just throw it in the wash. Great for travel.


Willa — Lead Sex Educator / Sales Associate, Brooklyn

"I am a CA native with a background in feminist studies, sex education, and HIV prevention."

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My Pick: Poem Chocolate Body Paint

Perfect for all the sexy chocolate lovers out there! Unlike other bland body chocolates I've tried in the past, the Poem Chocolate Body Paint is totally delicious, rich, quality dark chocolate. You can use it with the accompanying feather applicator to write sweet love notes onto your partner’s body for a sensual and yummy experience. As an added bonus use the feather as a tickler.


Iris — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"I enjoy doing really geeky things: playing video games, reading comics, going to conventions..."

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My Pick: Naughty Roll Play Dice

These dice are a fantastic way to start a night in with your favorite sweetie. I love that they are non-gender specific, so you can play with anyone, and the smooth metal sides and edges feel good when rolled on the skin!