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40 Ways to Make Life Sexier

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

We asked our LA store staff for their favorite sex tips. Here’s what they said…   Wrestle! The physical contact will make you sweaty, get your heart rate up and make you laugh. -Alicia Buy a great lube, even if you think you don’t “need” one. Sometimes getting extra slippery can be just what the […]

40 Things You Didn’t Know About The Pleasure Chest

Friday, September 16th, 2011

1) The Pleasure Chest started out in New York as a waterbed store. Mood lighting, cockrings and handcuffs were quickly added to the inventory, before it became a full fledged sex shop. 2) When it first opened, the main floor of the flagship store in New York was only 47” wide and 12’ long. 3) […]

Mutual Masturbation

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

“I was the best I ever had.”—Woody Allen We all start out masturbating. Before we discover the joys of sex and intimacy with a partner, we learn how our own bodies can give us pleasure. Studies estimate that about 90% of men and 70% of women masturbate from time to time. (As the joke goes, […]

Cunnilingus 101: Our Guide to Going Down

Monday, July 11th, 2011

We know they don’t teach cunnilingus in school, but that’s no excuse! If you want to be a good lover, you need to grow up and go down! Learning to give head can be intimidating, but there’s no need to get tongue-tied. Here are some suggestions for getting started.

Ladybits: Your Road Map

The first step to learning oral sex is to know the lay of the land. If you’re a man, it’s important to remember that all of the parts on a woman are analogous to your own. If you know what feels good on your body, you’ll have a good idea of what she’s feeling.

Sounding? Sounds like fun!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

A sound is a medical instrument designed to stretch or enlarge the urethra. Sounds were originally developed to identify obstructions in the urethra, and to stretch the passage, allowing the flow of urine and semen. This tool was used to “sound the depths” of a patient’s urethra, in the same way that one measure’s the […]

Bachelorette Basics

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Why let guys have all the fun? A bachelorette party is the bride’s last hurrah. Here are some tips for sending her off in style.

  • Location! Location! Location! Depending on your guest of honor and her friends, your party can take many shapes.
  • Will you have an intimate dinner party? Or a wild night of bar hopping and strip clubs? Will you be in a hotel or cruising in a limo? This is all up to you and your guests.
  • If you’re looking to make the night interesting and educational, you may want to consider a Sex Toy Social. Learn about sex toys, take a quick class in oral sex or beginner’s bondage.

The choice is yours. Our Sex Specialists design a fun and informative presentation that can kick off your night or be its main event.

Kiss My Ass: Rimming & Analingus

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The anus is full of nerves just waiting to be stimulated. It likes to be kissed, just as much as the rest of your body. If you already enjoy putting a finger, a cock or a dildo in your bum, then you can only imagine the divine pleasure of an ardent rimjob. In fact, rimming is great for anal sex beginners. It can be an excellent way to get your partner in the mood for more advanced anal play. It helps awaken sensitivity and literally lubes them up. You can learn more about analingus in the DVD Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Anal Sex. Her Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women also makes great bathtub reading.

Keeping it Up

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

It happens to the best of us. Whether you’re a shrinking violet or a priapic porn star, sometimes your cock just won’t cooperate. Can you keep up? Sometimes it’s hard. Or rather, it’s not hard. We know, it’s a bummer, but keep a stiff upper lip. We’ll tell you how to stiff up your dick. Here are some tips and tricks that just might work, when your cock won’t. Foreplay. Slow down. Men can be very goal-oriented when it comes to sex. We’ve been taught our whole lives to compete, to win, to achieve. Performance anxiety can cause us to come too soon, or to lose our erections entirely. The best thing to do in these cases, is to stop focusing on your cock. Foreplay. Slow down.

Choosing a Nipple Toy

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Whether you like them tweaked, pinched, pumped or bedazzled, your nipples can be a source of erotic pleasure. But how to choose between the dozens of products designed for you precious pink buds? Perk up! Here’s our guide to choosing a nipple toy.

Nipples are extraordinarily sensitive, making them one of the main sites on the body for sensation play. While it’s assumed that the use of nipple clamps is primarily about pain, many people also find this activity pleasurable.

Let’s Tribate

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

The ancient Romans had a word (borrowed from Latin, naturally) for women who fucked other women: tribas. Thus, two or more ladyfuckers were sometimes called tribades and the word “tribadism,”—meaning to rub one’s pussy against a partner’s body—was born! End of history lesson. Let’s look at the many ways to get off like the tribades of Ancient Rome.

Rubbing one’s pussy against a partner’s body is the most common style of tribadism.