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1/3/2013--Seattle, WA, USA..Sales of sex toys are at Seattle's Babeland have grown rapidly since the surge in popularity from E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" book series. With three adult toy stores in New York, one in Seattle (SHOWN HERE) and a website, co-founder Claire Cavanah reports a 40 percent uptick in business overall, with eye-popping increases for bondage toys, blindfolds, paddles, Luna Balls (aka smart balls) and wrist and ankle restraints in red patent leather. ..The best selling book ?Fifty Shades of Grey?, by British author E.L. James (real name: Erika Leonard), is set in downtown Seattle in the luxury condominium building Escala where where the submissive-domination sexual relationship between billionaire Christian Grey and naïve college student Anastasia Steele takes place...©2013 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.