Dec 142008
 

Babeland of Seattle

Babeland of Seattle

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Sexuality Boutique Review: Babeland (Seattle)

707 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-2914

Babeland is the best chain of sexuality boutiques that I’m aware of, and this branch is no exception.  We visited with a couple-friend of ours, and for one of the us it was the first time to a Babeland!  As usual, there was a delightful array of lubes, toys and videos as well as a back wall of luscious leather goods for the kinksters among us.  If you’re seeking a strap-on harness I strongly suggest that you look here, as they feature a wide range and you can try them on (over your jeans) to see which one calls your name (or your partners’).  Basic leather (floggers, cuffs and crops) is well presented, but bondage and S&M enthusiasts might also want to pay a visit to Wild at Heart, as they have more artist leather by local crafts people.  Babeland does carry some Aslan Leather, which is a personal favorite made in Toronto.

More after the jump!
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Dec 092008
 

Wild At Heart - Kinky & Friendly All In One

Wild At Heart - Kinky & Friendly All In One

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Sex Shopping Review: Wild at Heart, Seattle

What a fun store!  We visited Wild at Heart the day after dropping by Babeland.  The woman at the front counter was helpful without being in our business, and the store is nicely laid out.  Unlike Babeland, most of the sex toys are still in the clamshell packaging, aside from the most premium toys, which are in glass cases.  Wild at Heart has a wider range of quality in toys, and while all looked pretty good it is easier to buy cheaper toys here.  They also sell some of the most expensive ones, though, so you’re covered (or uncovered).  The lingerie section IS cute and I was pleased with the three or more 4-sided racks of plus size lingerie.  The leather section is the kicker.  If you want a strap-on harness, get yourself to Babeland.  Babeland also has some nice floggers, but this place advanced toys that thud & sting.  As noted in a previous review, they sell quite a range of leather toys by local artists.  I’ve seen a lot of leather toys (note my interviews with members of fetish communities on my blog) but these were some of the loveliest I’ve laid my finger tips on.  Bondage and S&M are nicely represented.  We purchased “The Virginity Project”, a fantastic illustrated book (comic art) portraying qualitative/art interviews of peoples’ stories of their first experiences with intercourse.  The artist is a Seattle native – which is another high point of this store.  They sell a lot of Seattle erotic art here!

Wild at Heart is worth visiting, with a robust selection of DVDs, lingerie up to about a 3x, amazing artisan and beginner’s leather, and lots of great toys.  Local artists have an important place here, too, and the staff is great.  However, strap-on harnesses and toys-out-of-packaging are not so well represented here.  The changing room is VERY sexy!  I forgot to ask about bathrooms, I’m sorry.  It is only 3 blocks off the 15/18 Metro line, though!  You can also park in front of the adjoined sporting goods store and sneak in, if you’re the shy type.

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Dec 072008
 

The Lusty Lady of Seattle - Well Known For Witty Puns

The Lusty Lady of Seattle - Well Known For Witty Puns

This review is Xposted with my Yelp.com profile.

Venue Review: The Lusty Lady of Seattle

Cost: Free to Enter, 25cents for less than a minute of viewing.  Video boothes and private “dances” available, but were not reviewed.

Ok – here is the deal.  It’s a whack-shack and you should know that before you consider entering.  That said, you should assume that there are boxes of tissue around, and that not everyone uses the tissues when they should.  If you know this, and you are peace with it (or willing to deal with it, anyway), then you can ignore all of the silly rants from other reviewers who somehow assumed that people who go to tiny private rooms to watch naked women dancing aren’t going there to masturbate all over the place.  Really now, get over it or don’t visit.

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Nov 012008
 

WET is offering free lube samples, and Babeland is bringing us the toys!

WET is offering free lube samples, and Babeland is bringing us the toys!

While visiting a good friend earlier this month I found myself blurting out “Friends help each other have better orgasms!” Sure, I believe that, but it was first time I ever said it quite so bluntly and I even caught myself by surprise. That said, allow me to extend the branch of friendship to all of you and let you know about 2 great give-aways going on. Yes, there really are free sex toys (for men and women) and free lube ready for the taking! All the details are after the jump.

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Jun 052008
 

Sirbrina Guerrero

We saw that, Seattle, so don’t think you got away with it! The AP has reported that in late May former Tila Tequilla admirer Sirbrina Guerrero and a (female) date were chastised by an usher while watching a Mariners game. It turns out that a lady seated near them was not a fan of sapphic kisses and shared garlic fries, and opted to complain instead of hugging it out or just getting her own fries. You know she was jealous of those delicious yummies and was hoping to snap them up in the fray!

While many in the generally queer-friendly city have expressed their upset over the kissing ban (while het couples near by continued to make-out) others have been quoted as being particularly concerned about explaining it to their children. I’m worried about how to explain to my sweet little pups that some folks are more upset about a girly smooch in the stands than about institutional heterosexism! At 5 and 9 my little guys aren’t ready to face that kind of hate…

Congrats to all those across Seattle and across the web that have raised their voices to ensure that this sort of thing is not permitted to continue.  Good work!

CNN.com’s AP article, which is also where I linked to the above AP photo.