10 Sexy Things We Saw At Babeland’s Cocktail Party That Prove Adults Deserve Toys, Too

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One of the benefits of living in NYC is getting to crash fun events like cocktail parties at classy, beautifully merchandised sex toy shops like Babeland. I mean, when I was a little girl dreaming of being a writer in NYC, sipping free vodka cranberries while comparing under bed restraint systems was at least #2 on my list of reasons to move.

I have always been a defender of “adult” toy stores. Even (sometimes especially) in the midwest, naughty store employees are little spots of hope that the world is full of non-judgmental, sexually liberated people that just want to help you get your rocks off with whatever and whoever you happen to like. You can walk in a giggling college girl, or nervous about a new partner, or freshly single and heartbroken, and walk out in a bubble of sex and body positivity feeling like everything is going to be just great. I get the same thrill from a brand new toy now as I did when I was a kid with a new Barbie. And unlike my Doodle Bear that stopped being fun as soon as I lost all the markers, sex toys keep on being awesome long after you take them out of the box.

The world of battery operated sex props can be a scary place, I guess. Not everyone buys their first vibe on their 18th birthday with the excitement of purchasing their first legal beer. But I highly recommend a quick peek at your local store, and a quick chat with the employees. They are there to answer your questions, and they will NOT think you’re weird. Here are a few noteworthy picks from NYC’s most lady-friendly shop, Babeland.

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    • Samantha Escobar

      Ahhhh this sounds so fun! :D