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Babeland Causes a Stir in Brooklyn

Bringing Sexy Back: Babeland Comes to Brooklyn Under Fire

That crazy Park Slope is at it again – there's another showdown between the stroller pushers and the riotous adults. The Brooklyn neighborhood has welcomed the adult–sex–toy shop Babeland down the street from the tot clothing shop Gymboree and not everyone is thrilled about it.

Parent of a four–year-old son, Bruce Osborne told the New York Post:

I don't think it's the ideal location for a provocative business.

Another mum said:

I don't think it's a great idea.

Me thinks some of those parents may secretly want to purchase a few adult items as they try to bring sexy back to their relationships. But maybe they'd rather order it off the Internet behind a safe screen.

What would you think if a sex shop opened near your Gymboree or baby store?

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nopenopenope nopenopenope 8 years
Babeland is a feminist sex shop! Not only do they sell great-quality toys and woman-positive erotica, they also have a great selection of serious books and magazines about healthy sexuality. Healthy, happy, woman-positive sex should be supported by all communities! ;)
MallRat MallRat 8 years
Fun! I've been hearing a lot about Baby Loves Disco events too that are supposed to be great. A great site for finding locations and times for these things in your area is http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com/
AKirstin AKirstin 8 years
Sex is a healthy, natural, normal and awesome part of life. Why are so many people trying to hide it from kids? Maybe if adults were more adult about it, kids would grow up to be less stupid about it when they hit high school.
ErieIndiana ErieIndiana 8 years
Yeah, I'm sorry but I just don't get the whole uber-protection of kids. They are going to find out whether you want them to or not.
Moms Moms 8 years
I think there are kid stores in the city that are near sex shops and it's never bothered me.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 8 years
They have every right to be there, but when I was in NYC I remeber thinking I would hate to live there with my kids with all that stuff around each corner!
myconscience myconscience 8 years
i don't see a problem. babeland is not sharing space with gymboree, it's down the street. i have never known a sex shop to have sidewalk sales. take your tot around the block the other way if you're worried about babeland being there.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 8 years
I mean yeah as long as they are not holding sidewalk sales or putting provacative gear in the front window - the actual store itself should pose no risk to a child. Problem being that I guess some parents could be concerned with some of the clients of the shop potentially being pervy and being in the general area of their children's shop. Not that all clients are pervy or that a pervy person couldn't be in the area anyway - it just heightens awareness of the parents who are just trying to protect their little ones. I don't know if that makes any sense - and honestly - I don't have an opinion as to whether it would upset me. I can see both sides to this situation.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 8 years
I mean yeah as long as they are not holding sidewalk sales or putting provacative gear in the front window - the actual store itself should pose no risk to a child.Problem being that I guess some parents could be concerned with some of the clients of the shop potentially being pervy and being in the general area of their children's shop. Not that all clients are pervy or that a pervy person couldn't be in the area anyway - it just heightens awareness of the parents who are just trying to protect their little ones. I don't know if that makes any sense - and honestly - I don't have an opinion as to whether it would upset me. I can see both sides to this situation.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
most sex shops are pretty discreet too. so there's a chance you could be strollering on by, and your kids won't even know what's in there.
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
It's down the street not next door, I don't think it's a big deal. If you don't like it don't go that way.
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