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Two To Tango

by Sofroina Timmons
Get action-packed fun with nearly silent, pocket-sized vibrators from Babeland’s novelty pleasure lines, which feature Kandi Kisses and We-Vibe 3. Kandi Kisses, is a vibrator line from celebrity Kandi Burruss of Housewives of Atlanta. Kandi Kisses has a ladylike, lipstick shape design and is a bullet-style vibrator that offers three speeds of sensual vibrations. It’s rechargeable through a USB port delivering two complete hours of pure enjoyment.

Reach unimaginable peaks with We-Vibe 3. This waterproof, rechargeable vibrator comes with a wireless remote (with a range of ten glorious feet), three speeds and patterns designed to be worn during intercourse. Enjoy two full hours from one single charge in its discreetly sleek charging case that provides storage and intense charging power all in one package. This and more at Babeland...your needs come first, pun unintended.

Explain the meaning behind the name Babeland.
The store was originally called Toys in Babeland and shortened to just Babeland in 2003 (having “toys” in the name seemed like a clever play on words, but was just too confusing for people looking for kids’ toys). We think everyone is a Babe and that people are sexy, inside and out

How did Babeland start?
Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning, two friends who were frustrated by their experience shopping for sex toys, founded Babeland in 1993. Going into a sex shop felt sleazy and uncomfortable. Claire and Rachel set out to create the kind of store they’d want to shop at- friendly, inviting to all kinds of people, a place to explore pleasure and get good information about sex. The first store is still open in Seattle, and there are now three stores in New York City and a website,

How do you remain competitive in this market?
Babeland focuses on delivering the best customer service and the highest quality products and we stay in tune with what our customers want. Since we have such a big workshop and event program, we get a lot of opportunities to talk to our customers and hear what they need from us.

Pleasure objects have become more mainstream. How has the adult toy industry evolved?
Vibrators and other sex toys have become an area that product designers are eager to jump into. Toys have become much more stylish, sophisticated and high tech. They are rechargeable, plug into your computer, pulse to the beat of music playing on your iPod, and are discreet enough to leave on your nightstand without fear of an embarrassing episode. Toys have also become more customizable with a greater range of power and intensity that lets you find just the right speed that suits you. Materials have also changed and toys are made from more high-quality, hygienic, body-safe, and environmentally-friendly materials These trends will continue, the industry is attracting a lot of innovation, which is good news for all of us.

What do you think are the biggest trends right now?
Discreet toys are a huge trend. Something you can carry in your purse and have ready whenever you want it.

Do you have any social media campaigns or promotions that we should know about? , @Babeland_NYC on twitter, and

Where can Babeland products be purchased and what are the price points?
Babeland has three stores in New York City, one in Seattle, and a website, Our sex toys, DVDs, books and accessories range from $2 for condoms to $3,000 for a diamond-encrusted vibrator - -

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