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Resolved to Do Your Kegels This Year?

January 17th, 2014

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We keep hearing from folks whose new year’s resolutions include doing their Kegel exercises. Kegels work out the PC muscle, which runs from the pubic bone to the tailbone and is intimately connected with orgasm. A stronger PC muscle means stronger orgasms, awesome muscle control (tightening or relaxing the vagina), better bladder control, and an easier time during childbirth.

Let’s backtrack for a moment: stronger orgasms. Dayenu.

If you’re one of the many folks who has resolved to stick to a vaginal workout routine this year, we’d like to direct you to the Pussy Fitness article from our how-to blog, for some helpful tips. Good luck!

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Cats as Pin-ups!

January 17th, 2014

cat as pin-up

Had enough of cats posed like models? (And more cats posed like models?) Of course you haven’t.

Treat yourself to some pin-up cats.

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Learn to Lick Pussy Like a Rock Star!

January 16th, 2014

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We’re excited to announce an addition to the Los Angeles workshop schedule!

Lick Her: How to Lick Pussy Like a Rock Star with Jacq Jones
Sunday, January 26th @4-6pm – FREE!
Cunnilingus, going down, eating pussy – whatever you call it, it’s fun and it’s smoking hot. This class will help you take your skills to the next level. Trust us. Your partner (or partners) will be thrilled with you and send us a thank you note. You’ll learn sexual anatomy, how to use your hands and/or toys to take it to the next level, how to include the whole body, ways to include your pleasure and more! People of all genders, sexual orientations and relationship statuses are welcome in this class.

Jacq Jones is a sex educator and the owner of Sugar, an education focused, sex positive boutique in Baltimore. She has been working in sex education and reproductive health care since 1994 and she loves teaching about sex!

We do not offer advance registration or reserved seating for free workshops or events. Attendance is on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended to secure your spot!

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Kink in the 1950s

January 16th, 2014

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Catherine Robbe-Grillet, France’s most famous dominatrix, had a seriously sexy marriage. In 1958, her husband, writer and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet, wrote up a contract – to which Catherine consented – detailing the rules and expectations for their BDSM scenes, in which he assumed the dominant role. He called it the Contract of Prostitution, since it included an agreement that he pay his wife “twenty thousand French Francs per session.” Recently, Catherine Robbe-Grillet, now a widow, allowed Vanity Fair to publish the contract in English, as translated by her current submissive partner, Beverly Charpentier.

The contract covers how long each scene will be (about two hours), and how often they’ll happen.

The date and time of each session shall be determined by mutual agreement of both parties. The date, once established, may be revoked by the husband alone. Furthermore, the husband may demand a minimum of three sessions per month.

The rest of the contract is kinky as hell, if written in adorably stilted legalese.

Furthermore, when her mouth or hands are required to fondle him, it shall be expected of her that she apply the greatest possible diligence to this task, regardless of whether the position in which she finds herself, or the torments to which she must submit, make the performance of her carnal duties arduous.

It also clarifies the payment element:

Monies thus earned shall be the wife’s sole separate property: she shall not be expected to give any account of their use and may even use them for amusements in which her husband takes no part, such as extravagant travel, any manner of personal acquisitions, costly gifts for her friends, etc…

Fifty Shades, eat your heart out.

You can read the full contract here.

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Flash Mob Fakes Orgasms

January 15th, 2014

when harry met sally flash mob

The flash mob extraordinaires of Improv Everywhere have done it again. This time, they called in a crowd to Katz’s Delicatessen, site of the infamous scene in When Harry Met Sally where Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm. First, two actors recreate the scene from the movie. Then, as the woman playing Sally starts faking an orgasm, lots of other diners join in. The result is… climactic.

h/t Time

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Bite Your Partner (In A Sexy Way)

January 13th, 2014

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Do you ever want to learn a new skill but feel like you can’t put in the time? Isn’t it especially frustrating when it comes to sex? Like: how great would it be if you could tie your partner up in elaborate rope bondage, but UGH, that takes so much practice, and you still need to go to the laundromat and then get that thing notarized, and isn’t that why you bought cuffs in the first place?

It’s okay. Now isn’t always the right time to start a massive project. Don’t beat yourself up about it.

Luckily, it will only take you a few minutes to read “How to Chomp: Erotic Biting for Pleasure & Pain,” the excellent and comprehensive guide from Sugarbutch Chronicles. Then, you can pat yourself on the back and go put your new skills to work.

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The Pleasure Chest L.A. Seeks Store Manager

January 10th, 2014

the pleasure chest los angeles

Acclaimed adult retailer The Pleasure Chest is seeking to hire a Store Manager for our Los Angeles location.

Since 1971, the Pleasure Chest has firmly believed that everyone has a fundamental right to pursue sexual fulfillment. We support our community’s sexual growth and exploration by providing a fun, educational and specialized experience. We are currently seeking a Store Manager for our flagship store in Los Angeles to lead our team of Sex Specialists.  The ideal candidate will have a retail background, at least 2 years of supervisory experience, a strong understanding of sex-positivity and a desire to work in a diverse environment. The position is full-time with benefits.

The Store Manager is responsible for overseeing and actively participating in the floor operations, implementing company policies, overseeing weekly ordering and leading sales growth, merchandising and outreach initiatives.

Areas of responsibility include:

–  Implement Pleasure Chest’s customer service and sex education standards

–  Hire, Train, schedule and supervise a diverse staff

–  Build and maintain a strong customer service team

–  Uphold company policies in a manner that is fair and consistent

–  Implement sales development initiatives in the Los Angeles store

–  Preparing monthly sales reports

–  Prepare bi-weekly payroll/ manage benefits for location

–  Weekly orders/maintain appropriate stock levels in the store

–  Execute local marketing initiatives, promotions and coordinating donations

–  Maintain the appearance of the store and merchandising

An ideal candidate will possess:

–  Managerial experience (Retail preferred)

–  A passion for sex education and the Pleasure Chest mission

–  Ability to manage day-to-day operations as well as special projects and national initiatives

–  Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

–  A customer-oriented demeanor

The Pleasure Chest is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, gay and trans folks and those passionate about spreading sex education are highly encouraged to apply.

Please email a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@pleasurechest.com NO LATER THAN FRIDAY JANUARY 24. Any applications without all of these items will not be considered.

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS.

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What Makes A Good Dick Pic?

January 10th, 2014

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Wondering what to do this weekend? Why not get lost in a vortex of dick pics?

Critique My Dick Pic (NSFW) is a blog that fulfills an essential function: teaching dick pic takers what a good dick pic looks like. Its founder and resident dick pic critic, Madeleine Holden, remains body positive throughout, focusing on composition and thoughtfulness rather than the dicks themselves. In a recent article for The Hairpin, Holden answered the question on all of our minds: “what makes a good dick pic?” (All links NSFW.)

I’m often asked this, and I consistently repeat a few key tips: don’t send a log. Realize the power of your hands to transform a dick pic from ordinary to wettie-inducing. Pay attention to the background and setting of your picture, and understand how off-putting a visible pile of dirty laundry or extremely mundane collection of shower gels can be.

We recommend that you spend some time on her blog learning about the triumphs and failures of others, and then try creating a masterpiece of your own.

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Miller, Kasher & More!
Performance Anxiety January 14th

January 9th, 2014

performance anxiety flyer Jan 14th

Join us on Tuesday, January 14th at 8pm for another evening of Performance Anxiety, the twice-monthly comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg at our West Hollywood store.

For just $7, you get free beer, 15% off your purchases and an evening with some of the best comics working today.

The show will feature appearances by

The show is first come, first served and you are encouraged to buy tickets in advance to guarantee a seat.

Enjoy Nikki Glaser on her Brazilian wax.

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Big Beautiful Sex

January 9th, 2014

lady cheeky

We were delighted to have sex educator Lady Cheeky at our Los Angeles store last night, teaching her body positive workshop Big Beautiful Sex. She shared her insights about overcoming fat-shaming, building sexual confidence, and finding the toys and positions that work best for your body. The workshop was such a big hit that we want to share the highlights with all of you!

Tips for Learning to Feel Sexy

Remember this: “The person there with you in the room – they want to be there.”

“To feel better about having sex, you have to have sex.” Notice how confident you are while you’re afterglowing, and bask in that confidence.

Take time to touch the parts of your body that you normally want to hide in ways that feel pleasurable.

If you look in the mirror and think that you look ugly, replace that with a neutral observation: “I have red hair.”

Try going to a Korean spa. Everyone is walking around naked: you get to just be another body.

Notice how you judge other people’s looks. Try to be more compassionate in your thoughts. You’ll train yourself to be nicer to yourself.

hitachiFinding Your Favorite Toys

Try a longer toy that gives you some extra reach:

– The Magic Wand Original is an unbeatably powerful vibe.

– The Njoy Pure Wand may look like “a Star Trek torture device,” but it’s everyone’s favorite G-spot/prostate toy.

If you’d like to try strap-on play, the Tantus Bend Over Beginner Kit comes with a harness that adjusts up to 82″.

Silicone lube lasts forever, keeps your thighs from chafing in the summer, and loosens doors. Magic.

The We-Vibe 4 vibrator stays in place during intercourse, so that you don’t have to worry about holding it there.

Excellent Sexual Positions

Having a  firm pillow to lean on – like a sofa pillow or a Liberator Wedge – can help you find a position that’s more comfortable. For instance, you can have doggy style sex without the stress on your wrists and knees.

liberator wedge

Reverse cowgirl lets you control your leverage.

Try having sex on your side; it lets you relax and leaves your hands free for other things.

Liberator pillows are great for oral sex too!

 

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