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Sex FAQs

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Here at The Pleasure Chest, we spend a lot of time talking to people about their sex lives. Consequently, we also spend a lot of time answering a pretty short list of questions. While we’re always happy to answer them in person, we thought that you might appreciate some quick and dirty answers to our […]

How To Choose A Dildo

Friday, May 17th, 2013

So you’re in the market for a dildo. If you’ve browsed our site or taken a stroll through one of our stores, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of dildos available for purchase. Let us help you choose the right tool for the job! Choosing a Material Dildos come in a variety of […]

7 Questions & Answers On Blowjobs

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

How do you begin a blow job?

The best BJs begin with the brain. Both of you should be turned on for a good BJ. Build up the tension with dirty talk. Get your mouth warmed up with a hot makeout session.

7 Questions & Answers On Cunnilingus

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

How do you incorporate hands and fingers into going down on a woman? You can start out with a lubed hand massaging the labia to help “wake up” the area. To understand the sensitivity of different areas, remember that the labia is similar to the shaft of a man’s penis and the clit is similar […]

6 Great Products for Gender Expression

Friday, July 6th, 2012

As trans people have become more visible in society, we’ve seen an increased demand for products tailored for gender expression. In general, nearly everything we offer at The Pleasure Chest can be used by anyone regardless of their gender identity, but here are a few of our favorite products that meet the needs of trans men, trans […]

5 Steps to Finding & Enjoying Your G-Spot

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The G-Spot, also known as the urethral sponge, is the area inside a woman’s vagina that fills with fluid when aroused. It is analogous to the prostate in men, and is sometimes referred to as “the female prostate.” Many women have discovered that when applying direct pressure to the G-Spot, they can experience strong sensations, […]

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 […]

Basic Toy TLC

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

This is a general guide to help improve and even lengthen the happy life of your new sex toy. For instructions on caring for each type of sex toy material, see Sex Toy Materials, Care, and Cleaning.

  • Wash toys before their first use and immediately following each subsequent use.
  • Always remove batteries when storing vibrating toys.
  • Know whether your toy is water-resistant (“splash proof”) or water-proof. Only water-proof toys should be submerged in water.
  • Be sure the rubber ring around the battery compartment of your water-resistant or water-proof toy is present, intact, and tight. Do not use it in water if it is not.
  • Sex Toy Materials, Care & Cleaning

    Saturday, February 19th, 2011
    • Silicone is hypoallergenic, hygienic, and durable. To clean, wash with soap and water. Toys without electrical components can be cleaned by boiling for three minutes or on the top rack of your dishwasher with no detergent. Silicone toys should not be used with silicone lube.
    • Stainless steel toys are prized for their hardness, heft, and hygiene. Try cooling them down or warming them up with water for temperature play. They can be used with all types of lubricant. Clean with soap and water, in the dishwasher, or with a 10% bleach solution.

    Safer Ways to Sexy

    Saturday, February 19th, 2011
  • Never use oil-based lube with latex condoms, gloves, or dams.
  • For those with latex sensitivities, polyurethane or polyisoprene condoms and dams, plastic wrap, and nitrile gloves are great alternatives. Polyurethane and nitrile can be used with oil-, silicone-, and water-based lube. Use only water-based or silicone-based lube with polyisoprene.
  • Be sure your plastic wrap is the non-microwavable type, as microwave wrap has tiny holes and will not protect from infection.
  • To create a slippery sensation and increase pleasure for the receiver, use gloves to apply lube to the area beneath the dam or plastic wrap before cunnilingus or analingus.