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Mar 29 2013

Joan Price, Ducky Doolittle & MoreFree Workshops in New York

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Want better sex this spring? Our resident Sex Specialists will share their skills on everything from flogging and spanking to  female ejaculation and blowjobs. We’re also hosting author Joan Price to discuss sex after 50 and guest expert Ducky Doolittle to explore changing your routine. Our workshops are totally free and open to adults of all genders, orientations and experience levels. Come on by!

bettiepageImpact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More with Victor
Wednesday, April 3rd @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Learn the finer (and rougher) points of impact play. Discover the difference between sensation play and psychological spanking. We’ll cover negotiation, safety, types of hits, and the pros and cons of floggers, whips, bare hands and other instruments of discipline.

G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Laura
Wednesday, April 10th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Looking for an all-over orgasm? Seeking the ever-elusive female ejaculation? This class will provide you with tips and techniques to expand your orgasm, both with your partner and on your own. For years the existence of the G-spot has been rejected while some have hailed it as the ultimate pleasure center; come find out what the buzz is about!

Blowjobs & Beyond with Brandon B.
Wednesday, April 17th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Want to have him squirming in his seat? Our Sex Specialists will show you how to use your mouth, hands, and more to give mind-blowing blow-jobs. We’ll cover male anatomy, tips and tricks, the truths and myths of “deep throat” plus other sexy secrets that are sure to have him begging for more.

joanpriceSex After 50 with Joan Price
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6-8 PM FREE!

Yes, sex after 50 has its challenges, but it can also be hot and joyful. Join author Joan Price as we celebrate the joys and tackle the problems of older-age sexuality, sharing experiences and learning from each other in a spirit of candor, acceptance, and plenty of humor. Take home new tools, techniques, and attitudes to help you experience sizzling and satisfying sex –with or without a partner! If you are 50 and above– or you plan to be– here’s everything you wanted to know. All genders & orientations welcome.

Amp It Up! with Ducky Doolittle
Wednesday, April 24th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Tired of the same old routine? Sometimes it’s normal to feel stuck in a rut. Let Ducky help kickstart your sex drive. Learn to develop super fun flirtation skills and deepen your understanding of pleasure anatomy. Ducky will teach techniques for using everything you’ve got – from the tip of your tongue to your fingers and toes. Learn how to introduce sex toys into your partner play and discover which products are the healthiest and highest quality, while delivering the best bang for your buck.

Coming Up…

5/1- Strap-on, Get Off: Dildo Harnesses 101 with Laura

5/8- Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom with Victor

5/15- GirlGasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky Doolittle

5/22- Blowjobs & Beyond with Brandon B.

5/29- Advanced Anal Play with Jesse

Mar 29 2013

Get Sprung! Free Events at Our LA Store

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Spring has sprung and Los Angelenos are in the mood! We’re meeting your frisky demands with a lusty lineup of free workshops, including visits with guest experts Charlie Glickman, Aislinn Emirzian and Buck Angel, two nights of comedy and our annual fundraising party for Dyke Day LA. Read on for the complete schedule in April.

sexnerdsandraHead of the Class: Blowjobs 201 with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, April 3rd @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Want to give an even better blowjob? Let our Sex Specialist show you some new tricks and techniques. Learn how to find the perfect grip and mouth movement. Discover how to use your whole body to go the distance. Find new ways to tailor your blowjob to your specific partner. This class is for anyone who feels confident in giving head, but wants to take their skills to the next level.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, April 9th @ 8-10 PM $7

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today. Guests TBA.

Suck It, Lick It, Love It with Kate & Larkin
Wednesday, April 10th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Our Sex Specialists share tips and tricks to get you in the spirit of giving and receiving amazing oral sex. We’ll cover anatomy basics, giving mind-blowing blowjobs, eating pussy like a pro, lending your mouth a hand (literally) to please your partner, and the best toys to accessorize your licks, sucks, and squeezes.

charlie_aislinnPegging 101 with Dr. Charlie Glickman & Aislinn Emirzian
Tuesday, April 16th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

“Pegging” (women using strap-on dildos with men) has become very popular, but it’s much more fun when you have the info to make it easy. We’ll discuss the different options for dildos and harnesses, how to pick the right lubricant, positions for prostate stimulation, ways to include hand jobs, roleplay and much more. You’ll learn everything you need to make pegging your new favorite way to play!

The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure with Dr. Charlie Glickman & Aislinn Emirzian
Wednesday, April 17th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Curious about prostate play? We’ll discuss the common concerns that prevent people from exploring it (and how to overcome them), tips for easy and pleasurable anal penetration, prostate massage, choosing the best toys, pegging, and much more. Whether you’re just starting out or you already enjoy prostate play, come learn some new ways to make sex even better.

buckangelSexing the Transman with Buck Angel
Sunday, April 21st @ 5-7 PM FREE!

Pioneering filmmaker Buck Angel gives an audio-visual tour of trans male sexuality, including video interviews with a variety of trans men and the people who love them. Buck is your guide to re-defining gender and enjoying the fluidity of sexuality and individual expression of identity. We’ll explore how to affirm and acknowledge individual gender and sexuality, the effects of testosterone on trans men and how to let go of social constructs in order to become more comfortable and self accepting.

Dyke Day LA Party & Fundraiser
Monday, April 22nd @ 7-11 PM FREE!

Shop for a cause! Join us for a fun evening of games, cocktails, tarot readings and a special interactive tour of The Pleasure Chest. 15% of sales will be donated to this non-profit community based organization which hosts a day in Barnsdall Art Park for dykes and their allies. Check out http://www.facebook.com/DykeDayLA for more.

Performance Anxiety’s 2nd Anniversary
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 8-10 PM $7

Performance Anxiety officially celebrates turning two at The Pleasure Chest. We’re going to commemorate the night with a lineup of very special guests, free booze and the usual 15% discount off any purchase you make. Eli Olsberg & TJ Miller host. Guests and more details TBA.

flightattendantsThe Ultimate O with Kristen & Sarah
Wednesday, April 24th @ 8-10 PM FREE!  

Maybe you’ve never had one, maybe you have but you’re still not sure what all the fuss is about, or maybe you’re an orgasm overachiever with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Whatever your reason for taking this class, you’ll learn all about anatomy, techniques for coming with a partner or solo, how masturbation can help you expand your orgasm, G-Spot orgasms, anal orgasms, and, of course, our Sex Specialists’ favorite tips and toys.

Mar 22 2013

Safe Sex Dress Raises AIDS Awareness

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We’ve seen a lot of creative uses for condoms. Last month we told you about condom ice cream. There’s also a condom bungee rope, condom handbags and condom flowers.  Oh yeah, and then there’s the condom-themed restaurant in Thailand with its very own condom Santa. Today’s latex innovation comes from California college student Jenna Smith, who made a dress out of condoms to raise awareness and funds for her participation in the AIDS Lifecycle Ride.

To make the dress Smith wove colored condoms with clear condoms at the top of the dress and then sewed it together. Then for the wrappers, she glued them “because sewing would rip the foil,” she said.

For the bottom part, she made strips of two condoms, alternating in colors, then sewed them onto a belt to create a skirt.

“My personal favorite part is the belt I made with the rainbow wrappers. It is a separate piece that I will probably wear with other outfits,” she said.

If you’d like to support Jenna in the AIDS Lifecycle Ride, you can sponsor her here.

Mar 21 2013

Conner Habib on Gay Porn & LGBT Visibility

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Gay porn star Conner Habib posted a great article today about the relationship between porn and LGBT equality. Two months ago,  Habib, a former college instructor, was asked by queer students to speak at their community college’s Sex Week. But when the school’s president learned that Habib planned to link the LGBT struggle to porn, his appearance was cancelled. This was especially disappointing because it was the students themselves who had asked Habib to visit.

Habib argues that there’s a connection between access to gay porn and positive self identity for gay people, especially for those living in small towns or homophobic societies.

When a gay man lives somewhere where his identity is threatened, it’s clear how sex – including pornography – and sexuality are intertwined. His sexual imagination, which is criminalized, matches the sexual images of gay pornography (which are also criminalized). Since acting out his imagination through sex would be to risk his life, the access to the images is safer. The images, created by gay men wherever it’s legal to create them, provide empowerment and diminish alienation.

Read the whole article at Buzzfeed.

Mar 20 2013

Harry Reems, RIP

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Today we learned about the passing of porn legend Harry Reems who starred in the breakthrough adult film Deep Throat. Born Herbert Streicher, Reems, a former Marine, starred in over 100 adult features, but Deep Throat was his most notorious film. Reems was paid $100 for a day’s work on set. When the film’s release created a nationwide controversy, Reems was federally prosecuted “for conspiracy to distribute obscene material across state lines.” The conviction was later overturned.

Reems always wanted to cross over into mainstream movies and was even cast in Grease before being fired due to his past.

“Acting was my true love, and I buried that possibility by going into adult films,” Reems told Dave Itzkoff for a 2005 New York magazine piece. “The writing was on the wall. There was no place for me in conventional entertainment.”

In the 80s, Reems moved to Park City, got sober and reinvented himself as a real estate broker. Reems kept his porn name.

“The past, is the past,” he would tell clients.

Read his obituary at the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune. 

 

Mar 20 2013

Take the Cosmo Sex Tips Quiz

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cosmoCosmo is notorious for publishing some of the worst and weirdest sex advice.  Their tips are so unintentionally funny that there’s even a Tumblr devoted to the best spoofed Cosmo sex ideas.

Today, Buzzfeed has a nifty quiz challenging you to sort the real tips from the parody ones. We got 9 out of 10. How did you do?

Looking for real, no-nonsense sex advice? Why not check out one of our free workshops?

 

Mar 19 2013

Hannibal Buress, TJ Miller & MorePerformance Anxiety- March 26th

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performance anxiety flyerMarch26th

Join us on Tuesday, March 26th 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 Hannibal Buress, TJ Miller, Michael McDonald, John Roy, Eliza Skinner, Bryan Cook, Jeff Wattenhoffer and Tom Sibley.

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

Please enjoy Hannibal Buress on white strip clubs.