Babeland 2nd Visit / by Maia Kaufman

I decided to try Babeland again, and had a much better experience than the first one. The design of the store was more more thoughtful and fun. 

There were books and DVDs, many more products, and a wall about the history of vibrators which was fascinating- complete with old replicas and antiques.

The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgable. They also gave my friends and I free mini-vibrators. 

I still think I'm going to have to go for a different style and feel- not just because I want to differentiate myself from a sex shop, but because I want to make sure whatever I come up with is translatable to the rest of the country- not just a very accepting and liberal city.

Next, I want to try out some of their lectures and workshops, and also talk to a manager about staffing and training. I wonder for the future of my store how much of an obstacle it is to hire people with a passion for these topics, and to keep them all up to date with relevant information and science.