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Good Vibrations Opens Seventh Store in Palo Alto, CA
Pioneering Sex Positive Retailer Heralds a New Era for Technology and Pleasure
San Francisco (October 29th, 2013): Good Vibrations, the trusted San Francisco Bay Area based company that takes pride in providing accurate sexual health information and quality sex toys, opened its seventh location in the chic shopping district of Palo Alto on Friday, October 25th. In the heart of a bustling tech community that is home to Apple, Facebook and Tesla, Good Vibrations adds its own flavor of technology to the mix. What once may have seemed an incongruous setting is now the perfect place for a company that has supported technological innovation in intimate products and whose sex-positive philosophy has helped shape contemporary consumer habits.
Founded in 1977 by a couples' therapist who wanted to help pre-orgasmic women, Good Vibrations has long insisted that pleasure is everyone's birthright and that adults should have access to quality products and sex education. The new Palo Alto location is a far cry from the small, utilitarian vibrator store of the seventies, but the philosophy and commitment to "pleasure to the people" is the same. The elegant presentation of quality products curated by knowledgeable staff makes it a welcome addition to this and other upscale neighborhoods, and marks a major shift in cultural trends.
Situated right off of University Avenue alongside many charming boutiques and restaurants with ample access to parking and public transit, Good Vibrations showcases their design-centric, forward-thinking vendors in a stylized boutique setting where comfort and ambience are key. Good Vibrations has always been a destination retailer for adults desiring a safe, well-lit, comfortable and well-stocked place to shop for quality pleasure products.
As a sex-positive retailer for over 36 years, Good Vibrations has been able to support and foster the development of other exciting sex toy manufacturers that emphasize design, innovation, and quality, such as Jimmyjane, LELO, OhMiBod, Crave, Vibratex, Fun Factory and others.
Often noted as one of the first adult manufacturers to source VC funding from Silicon Valley, Jimmyjane began by emphasizing technology and innovation in their product design. Their futuristic-looking toys involved collaboration with award-winning tech designers founders Yves Behar and Ethan Emboden, and generated design awards from AIGA, ID, and IDEA. Luxury lifestyle brand LELO has also transformed the premium adult market with their Swedish-designed high-end products with sleek packaging that feel more like an expensive handbag than a sex toy.
Originally from Germany, Fun Factory has a long history of design and innovation with Good Vibrations, and their new line of "Pulsators" redefines what a vibrator can do. This and other tech-savvy toys are prominently featured in the new store.
Other vendor partners that have brought technology to adult toys include OhMiBod, a music-driven vibrator company founded by former Apple staffers that brings technology into the bedroom by combining MP3 players and remote-controlled vibrators ; Crave, high-deisgn, luxury vibrators that feature USB charging and data storage; and Vibratex, purveyor of the iconic Magic Wand and Rabbit style vibrator, vibrators that have taken the mainstream by storm.
Executive Vice President Jackie Strano says, "Our stores have often been called 'the Apple store or Genius Bar for sex toys' and we are proud to offer an elevated experience of quality and design around intimate products. For us it's about providing the best possible service, most accurate information, and a warm welcoming environment. Our vendor partners hail from Silicon Valley and the tech and design community, and together we are creating a new user experience of sexual health mixed with new technology, providing you with the right tool for the job!"
The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening at a special reception on Saturday, November 23rd. Featuring free sexy prizes, promotions, and tasty bites and sips.
Good Vibrations New Store Grand Opening Party
When: Saturday, November 23rd
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Good Vibrations Palo Alto Store
534 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
ABOUT GOOD VIBRATIONS
Good Vibrations is the San Francisco-based retailer trusted for more than three decades to provide a comfortable, safe environment for finding sex-positive products and educational materials to enhance one's sex life. Good Vibrations offers products through its website, goodvibes.com and retail stores in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland, CA and in Brookline, MA.