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Snark FTW!

Posted by Mike of Renton | June 16, 2008 12:54 PM

"This is the first time that American Apparel has been linked to masturbation, ever."

Not unless you've been spying on me.

Posted by Jason Josephes | June 16, 2008 12:55 PM

OMG I love the Wand. It IS magic. I used it with the attachment on my girlfriend for the first time the other day. Brought her to delicious, sex-craving tears and gave her goose bumps like I've never seen. I fucking love that thing.

Posted by jaye bo | June 16, 2008 12:57 PM

fuck american apparel. their ceo is a sexist perv. i have boycotted them.

Posted by tiffany | June 16, 2008 1:05 PM

that thing terrifies me.

Posted by unarata | June 16, 2008 1:07 PM

@4 Like the man says, buy yours from Babeland instead.

Posted by Hernandez | June 16, 2008 1:09 PM

And am I the only one who's curious if/how they'll incorporate this development into their semi-pornographic ad campaign?

Posted by Hernandez | June 16, 2008 1:10 PM

Check out American Apparel's poster for LA's pride fest: nsfw! Yes, that was really made by AA.

I love American Apparel.

Posted by poppy | June 16, 2008 1:17 PM

definitely NOT THE FIRST TIME, American Apparel has been linked to masturbation. Article in Jane Magazine in which CEO masturbated in front of the reporter. Lawsuit of former AA employee charging forced simulated masturbation for CEO...which i think was posted on the slog not too long ago.

Posted by d | June 16, 2008 1:22 PM

And with every one comes a coupon for a free mustache ride from American Apparel's owner, no doubt.

Posted by tsm | June 16, 2008 1:22 PM

I discovered last week that BrandsMart, which essentially a K-Mart crossed with a Best Buy and then made trashier, sells vibrators. Sure, they're called "massage devices," but they're cylinders that are seven inches long, an inch in diameter, and come with interchangeable bumpy tips.

Posted by Christin | June 16, 2008 1:25 PM

If you watch as much late-night cable television as I do, you've probably seen the ads for Trojan's vibrator. They're kind of awesome.

Posted by Abby | June 16, 2008 1:57 PM

Whoa, Nellie! That thing looks like some kind of sex toy or something.

Posted by Fnarf | June 16, 2008 2:03 PM

This is NOT the first time American Apparel has been linked to masturbation.

They're skeezy owner/CEO/whatever Dov Charney famously masturbated in front of a Jane magazine reporter who was interviewing him for a feature called "Meet Your New Boss." You can look it up.

Posted by Andrew | June 16, 2008 2:25 PM

Ugh. Okay. Because of my hideous typo above (I meant "their," of course, and not "they're"), I thought I should go ahead and find a reference myself to the masturbating CEO.

I can't find the Jane story itself online, but here's a mention of it:

Posted by Andrew | June 16, 2008 2:28 PM

fuck babeland, shop at a real sex shop which doesn't rip off its customers

Posted by Wurm | June 16, 2008 2:29 PM

@9, @14


Posted by bailee. | June 16, 2008 2:32 PM

Is the Hitachi made in LA? Why not carry the Wahl? Bastards!

Posted by umvue | June 16, 2008 2:33 PM

@5: It's not really scary. It is, in fact, wonderful.

Posted by Greg | June 16, 2008 2:58 PM

American Apparel ROCKS! their ceo is a sexist perv.

PS, by the way, that Hitachi can pinch if you're not careful where it goes and what's done with it. FYI

Posted by monkey | June 16, 2008 3:06 PM

"This is the first time that American Apparel has been linked to masturbation, ever."

Obviously you don't hang out on the Ave on a Saturday night. There whole advertising is "Barely Legal" but with clothes on.

Posted by elswinger | June 16, 2008 4:01 PM

I haven't looked in 15 years, but I've seen such vibrators on sale at friggin' Sears. Of course, the box art implies that they're used for the neck muscles of relaxed, pretty white ladies. Yeah.

Posted by CP | June 16, 2008 4:21 PM

Jesus christ Dov, in front of a reporter! Not to comfortable in there I'd imagine.
Seriously though, you sick fuck!

Posted by Adrian | June 16, 2008 5:57 PM

You can also get your (amazing, magical, wonderful, works-every-time, god's gift to the clitoris) Hitachi at Wild At Heart, a local, woman-owned and operated sex shop in Ballard (on Leary). Babeland is awesome, but come support your local sex shop!

Posted by Minasaurus | June 16, 2008 6:34 PM

@16: I'd rather spend extra money at Babeland than buy something cheaper at Castle, only to hear that it broke less than two months later. Plus, Babeland's staff members are WAAAAY cuter.

Posted by Jessica | June 16, 2008 10:35 PM

Buy from Amazon. Like Paul Constant, I won't make a full disclosure statement.

Posted by The Shareholder | June 17, 2008 8:00 AM

What's really sad is that Babeland has totally sold-out. What I mean is, the staff aren't as helpful and enthusiastic as they used to be, their selection of toys and accesories is smaller (esp in their kink area, come on this is a kinky town!) They've at least brought back some homemade stuff to their window display, but it ain't the happy homegrown sex shop anymore! Hell, the owners don't even live in Seattle any more!

I'm all for supporting Wild at Heart. The lube selection is lacking compared to Babeland, but I really feel like they groove to Seattle culture better. And they're definitely more local.

Posted by Laura | June 17, 2008 7:00 PM

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