As You Like It – Love Revolution Has a New Owner
Love Revolution, located at 383 E. Main Street, has a new owner and a new name. Kim Marks is a long-time business owner and community organizer who says she is “honored to carry on the groundbreaking work that Brenda brought to the Ashland community through Love Revolution.”
To put her personal stamp on the store, Kim has changed the name to As You Like It – A Love Revolution, to honor her first storefront in Eugene. But both stores have the same mission.
“As You Like It is a sex and body-positive, eco-conscious, gender inclusive sex toy shop and educational center that honors the diverse desires and needs of the community,” Kim said. “We encourage healthy and satisfying sex lives by offering a broad selection of toys, lube, classes, inspiring events, and so much more.”
As a cancer survivor, Kim knows that ingredients are important. “We maintain strict standards of quality when it comes to products,” she said. “We have even developed our own line of certified organic massage oils and body butters. We also like to buy products made in the United States, and we use 100% post-consumer recycled paper.”
In an industry where transparency is not only lacking but actively avoided, As You Like It hopes to change all that.
“We strive to bring sexual health and consumer information to the forefront,” Kim said. “We are wholly committed to being sustainable in our practices. We pride ourselves on not only providing quality products and service but also supporting other local businesses. We carry over 40 local and regional products, and our staff is open-minded and well-educated regarding issues of gender diversity and sexual health.”
The storefront is warm and tastefully decorated at As You Like It with tall ceilings and windows that let in lots of natural light, making for a very welcoming space.
“Our staff come to us with strong backgrounds in sex positive, environmental and community-related activism experiences,” Kim said. “Staff education is ongoing and part of our commitment to excellent customer service. We share that knowledge with our customers to help them make the best choices and increase the value of their purchases.”
As You Like It also participates in larger sex-positive workshops to educate and advocate for positive change in the lives of everyone in the community. “Our goal is to remove the awkwardness and uncertainty from shopping for your pleasure needs,” Kim said. “Our staff is diverse and friendly and will happily answer your questions and requests for product recommendations.”
For more info, the phone number is 541-201-2060. You can also see them at asyoulikeitshop.com and on Facebook.