Special delivery! Slope sex shop dispatches toys within an hour — by bike!

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A Park Slope sex toy store has the answer for residents that want some action on days when they just don’t want to get out of bed.

Babeland is delivering kinky treats right to your home within an hour — teaming up with a bike courier company to bring adult goodies to Brooklyn horndogs because in Brooklyn, getting dildos should be no different than getting Domino’s.

“This is New York City. You can get anything delivered,” said Pamela Doan, a spokeswoman for the purveyors of all things that vibrate and lubricate.

The door-to-door of service works like this: whoopie-makers can scope out items online, then call Babeland to place an order. A receptionist at the shop, which is located on Bergen Street near Flatbush Avenue, then assigns the delivery to a cyclist at the forward-thinking bike messenger company, Clementine Courier. A pedal-grinder then drops a “discreet-looking box” at any address in Brooklyn, usually in less than an hour.

It was Babeland shoppers who made a proposition for delivery, Doan said.

“These customers know exactly what they want, ” she said.

And the action packs are now flying out the door and down the streets.

Babeland staffers say shoppers use the service most on three-day weekends and claim hotels get the majority of the action when it comes to delivery.

There are plenty of reasons why boot-knockin’ Brooklynites might turn to bike messengers to kick things into higher gear.

For some, getting dressed and heading to the sex shop could ruin the mood. For others, a broken toy could cause a bedroom emergency. And, of course, there’s bad weather — one of the main reasons people order delivery in general, and a great incentive for frisky Brooklynites to stay in bed.

“We’ve had people call and say, ‘We desperately need it here within the hour,’ ” said Steph, one of Babeland’s sex educators, who asked The Brooklyn Paper to omit her last name in order to dodge potential internet creeps. “It’s the gift that keeps on giving.”

The “Hitachi Magic Wand” — one of the oldest and least flashy plug-in vibrators on the market — is the product most often delivered by bicycle, likely because folks are familiar with it, Doan said.

Singles sometimes call to replace a beloved gadget, while couples tend to stock up on lube and condoms.

Delivery costs $30, but it’s free on Valentine’s Day — just like last year, when workers on two-wheelers wore bow ties for the occasion.

“It’s hilarious,” said Diana Delatorre, a fan of Babeland. “I’ve never used it — but now I want to.”

Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.
Updated 5:29 pm, July 9, 2018
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Or from Yellow Hook says:
On a bike! Ohhh! How green!

Make sure those batteries are rechargable, and recycle them when you are done.

No hard breathing - you'll release CO2 and drown the polar bears!
Jan. 31, 2012, 10:45 am
Thurston Jooley says:
"Delivery costs $30.... while couples tend to stock up on lube and condoms."

That's a lot of bulk purchasing to make delivery worthwhile, nu?
Jan. 31, 2012, 12:20 pm
Or from Yellow Hook says:
"Are you suggesting bike delivery and bike messengers are somehow a new thing?"

When the headline is "- By Bike!" As if "- By Bike!" is news, and headline worthy, then "Dog Bites Man" should make the front page every day.

Spot the idiot.
Jan. 31, 2012, 2:33 pm
Or from Yellow Hook says:
Joan, they only deliver fake orgasims. . .
Jan. 31, 2012, 3:23 pm
warts from park slope says: unpackaged vibrator? Seriously? Are there rebates on 'slightly used' items? XD
Jan. 31, 2012, 11:02 pm
Hung Lo from Sunset Park says:
I need one lo mein....What? Yes, a pint, a shrimp fried rice, also a pint, small spare ribs, no, not with black bean sauce-barbecued- two egg rolls, one wonton soup, and one Nirvana 350 Triple Stimulator. No, nothing else. Can you repeat that order?
Feb. 1, 2012, 1:12 am
courtney says:
amazing! also that girl is really cute, i love her outfit!
Feb. 1, 2012, 11:06 pm
Alice says:
need my vibe delivered/need that qt's shoes
Feb. 1, 2012, 11:10 pm
K from Gramercy says:
I love how even with a full page of text, the tiny photo is the hot topic of discussion. The losers leaving stank comments probably need this service more than most.
Feb. 1, 2012, 11:52 pm
J. F. from Lower East Side says:
Hi folks, James here from Clementine, the messenger company used by the fine folks at Babeland. Just wanted to clear up the issue of the nice gal in the photo - just FYI she's not one of the delivery riders in question. Her shoes ARE pretty aight tho.

On another note, aving worked with Babeland for a year and a half now to help their customers get what they want, I can readily attest that each store (there are three in New York City) has an amazing team of very pleasant and capable individuals, who work hard and work smart to help the rest of us make the magic happen. Anyone with questions about their excellent services should give them a ring or just drop in and see what they're all about. I am always struck by how well they balance openness and discretion, and the world could use a lot more people like them.

Best wishes,

Feb. 2, 2012, 12:55 am
scallywag from Brooklyn says:
General Tso’s or pork fried dumplings or an orgasm? Hmm, that might be a difficult choice kids. After all I am partial to the odd orgasm. But that’s just me.
Feb. 2, 2012, 7:15 am
Brooksie from Brooklyn says:
I will deliver the real thing -- for free.
Feb. 2, 2012, 7:49 am
Marty from Brooklyn says:
Take this down & Grow up Brooklyn Paper, Take my comment off because we know it's not free speech on certain subjects! That girl should be ahame of herself.
Feb. 3, 2012, 7:24 pm
Erotic Diva from Elsewhere says:
Not exactly the real thing, but the next best.... sex toys
Feb. 23, 2012, 4:07 am
Luke from piermont n.y says:
Erection pill
March 4, 2014, 10:14 am

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