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Babeland: Not Feeling the Recession

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Yesterday sex toy shop Babeland sent out an e-mail offering 10% off their products—a discount that seemed surprisingly low during a weekend when high-end stores like Barneys and Kirna Zabête are slashing prices by 50%. (We're aware that this would be the perfect opportunity to make a Sex in the City–style pun about paying more for a plastic wang than an Alexander Wang, but we're trying to control ourselves.)

Anyway, the Post knows exactly why Babeland doesn't need to offer a big sale this weekend: As economic times get tougher, people have less sex, and sales of marital aids go way up. "Toys in Babeland in SoHo is witnessing a rise in 'appliance' sales - nearly doubling units sold, to 3,304, between mid-October and mid-November, from the same period last year," they report. "The Village sex shop The Pleasure Chest has seen a 13 percent increase in sales this quarter over the same time period last year." Just something to keep in mind while investing.
· Limp Economy [NYP]
· Babeland [Official Site]