Rachel had just graduated from the University of Washington's MBA program, Claire was working in publishing in Seattle, both were lesbians active in the women's movement.
They opened their first store on Pike Street, not far from the 's offices, and it was an instant hit with people who wanted sex toys but didn't want to slink into a dark and dingy porn store with a damp and smelly video arcade/public sex environment at the back.
And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off. if you take the bait of the call card or itunes card, they'll go for more $ later...
Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason. the scammer was gauging whether you're a sucker or not and your financial position.
Eating mac and cheese with sparkling cider, playing a version of Bananagrams where we could only use sex words, walking by the beach. None of us are perfect, but we try to help each other, embrace, and overcome our flaws and obstacles. Some of those moments are embarrassing, as Cecilia once reminded me, “one of the funniest memories I have of you is you leaving our room in the morning dressed in tights, flip flops, and a flannel.” While a lot of our shared memories are positive, we’ve been through tough times together, but we have always done anything to help each other.
I’ve made many a trips to Bobb during late hours to comfort one of them.
This involves people recording your actions on webcam and then threatening you with extortion.
In some cases, they will attempt to extort additional sexual activities on camera or in person. In relationships, there is a risk of emotional abuse from a partner.
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.
Christine Wenc, one of the Stranger's first editors, reviewed the store when it first opened: The place was tastefully decorated and roomy, the staff was friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable.
Everywhere were dildos of all shapes and sizes and textures (one very funny one shaped like an ear of corn); dildo harnesses; all kinds of vibrators; butt plugs; little strings of beads to put up your butt and pull out again; bottles of lube; lots of books.
The news broke yesterday that Babeland, the online/brick-and-mortar sex toy shop with locations in Seattle and New York City, has been sold to San Francisco's Good Vibrations.
Babeland—originally Toys In Babeland—was founded in Seattle by business-not-life-partners Rachel Venning and Claire Cavanah in 1993.