This week the NY Times took a long hard look at nightstands, which they dubbed "a modest domestic surface that offers a concise portrait of human aspirations, anxieties and appetites." And we couldn't stop thinking about this hot-button issue, so last night Gothamist staffers went straight home and took photos of their own nightstands, which include everything from a softball bat to ward off intruders, to a vibrator, condoms, an Edith Wharton novel, and an adorable stuffed animal Penguin. We're not sure what the hell it all means, but in the interest in full transparency, you're invited to click through for an EXCLUSIVE LOOK at our bedside secrets. Please be kind, and dish on your own below...