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Apr 09 2013

Join Us at TeaserThursday in LA!

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Hey LA! Where are you gonna be on Thursday night? We’ll be at El Cid for Teaser: A Nite of Akwardly Serious Burlesque. Teaser is a one nite only fundraiser for Gina Young’s new play FEMMES: A Tragedy. Every queer artist needs a booster club, and here’s your chance to support your local playwright all whilst enjoying dinner/drinks/and a w i d e l y interpretive burlesque show!

The evening will include…

SLUTTY/SEXXXY/AND AWKWARDLY SERIOUS PERFORMANCES BY:

  • MR. MARTIN
  • LA MUFF
  • GREG BARNETT (AKA HAUTE COQUE)
  • MONEEXXX OF ICY LYTES
  • CRICKET
  • OLIVIA BELLAFONTAINE
  • KRISTELLE MONTERROSA (FLAMENCO!)
  • + MORE TBA!

PLUS SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY THE CAST OF “FEMMES: A TRAGEDY”.

HOSTED BY ARTY ANGER & ANEAL PLEASURES
(OF FAMISHED DRAG REVUE + LA IS BURNING…VOGUE!)

WITH HOT HOSTESS CHARLIE VAN BLAK + SEX TOY SELLING CANDY GIRL

SPINS BY DJ AUTOMATON (MUGSHOT/THE GRIND)

SILENT AUCTION TABLE! FEAT.

  • THE PLEASURE CHEST (That’s us!)
  • LOCAL QUEEROES/ZINESTERS/ARTISTS
  • A DATE WITH GINA YOUNG AT THE GRIND
  • A PONY PKG. FROM FOLKLORE SALON
  • A LAP DANCE FROM MALICE AT MUGSHOT
  • LA DERBY DOLLS PASSES
  • + MORE TBA!

$10 Suggested Donation
All proceeds go to recouping production costs for the play!!!

Dinner & Tapas served 8:00pm -11:00pm
Performances start at 9:00pm

Venue Information:
El Cid
4212 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90029
http://www.elcidla.com/

Apr 09 2013

The Trans 100

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Just over a week ago, trans folks and their allies marked the International Transgender Day of Visibility. Today, awareness of trans activism gets another big boost with the publication of the Trans 100, a diverse list featuring profiles of 100 trans folks making a difference in their communities.

The brainchild of We Happy Trans’ Jen Richards and Antonia D’orsay, executive director of This Is How, the Trans 100 represents an effort — which will hopefully be reflected across the LGBT community — to break down implicit (and explicit) transphobia in media coverage by highlighting the diversity of trans Americans.

We’re proud to see a few folks we know on this list and inspired by the many we have just learned about. See the whole list at Buzzfeed.

Apr 08 2013

The Nude Alphabet

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We’ve heard of sans serif fonts, but what about sans vêtements? Is that in anyone’s design lingo yet?

A month ago, we told you about Effing Typeface, the world’s kinkiest font. We’re now pleased to report that Greek artist Anastasia Mastrakouli has just raised the bar. Mastrakouli used naked silhouettes of her own body to create the Nude Alphabet, and you can see all 26 lovely NSFW images here.

Apr 08 2013

Spring Fling! Win a PicoBong Moka G-Vibe (Updated- 4/11)

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UPDATE: Huzzah to Pamela Brady, who was randomly chosen to win the Moka! Thanks to everyone who shared their spring plans with us. Stay tuned for more PicoBong giveaways this month. 

Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to get frisky with a new toy.

Today, we’d like to introduce you to the PicoBong Moka G-Vibe, a fun and funky toy that targets and stimulates the G-Spot. It’s got a precision tip and an ergonomic curved design with just the right angle to do the job. The shaft is made of soft, body-safe silicone, and the quiet motor has 12 different pulse patterns to choose from.

Whether you’re still searching or are a seasoned explorer, the Moka G-Vibe is an ideal toy for navigating to your pleasure spot.

How To Win a Moka G-Vibe

Want to win a Moka of your very own? Simply post a comment below telling us what plans you have for this lovely spring season. Are you taking any trips? Doing some spring cleaning? Tell us!

On Thursday, April 11th, we’ll pick one reader at random to win the Moka. Good luck!

 

 

Apr 04 2013

Wake-up Vibe. Turn On or Buzz Off?

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It’s been just over a year since we last polled our readers for Turn On or Buzz Off. Last time we told you about a miniature dildo called the NoseBanger, designed to stimulate the elusive “N-Spot” inside the nose. Well, as you might have guessed, both the NoseBanger and the N-Spot were fake. Just a little April foolin’ from our copywriting department. That didn’t stop folks from sounding off on the peculiar finger-shaped dildo. 40% of you would pick the NoseBanger, while the remaining 60% thought it blew.

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This time, we promise no shenanigans. Here’s an actual product we want your feedback on. Meet the Wake-up Vibe, a combination alarm clock and vibrator. Yes, it’s an alarm clock for your vagina.

The concept is simple. Before bed, program the toy with the time you want to wake up, choose from one of six vibe patterns and then slip it inside your panties. The ergonomic shape of the Wake-up Vibe is designed for comfort while you sleep. “Toss and turn and it will stay in place,” promises the website.

We love this video of a beautiful woman throwing her old school alarm clock in an industrial trash can, and later waking up (with flawless makeup), aroused from slumber by her space-age vibrator.

As heavy sleepers, we think the Wake-up Vibe might be a less rude awakening than our ancient Radio Shack alarm clock with its nagging beep. But we also worry that the Wake-up Vibe might simply rouse us into consciousness long enough to have an orgasm, and then send us plummeting back into sleep, and eventually unemployment. Will we truly rest easier with a time bomb ticking in our panties? Will this promote sleep or distract us?

What do you think? Would you put a sexy vibrating clock in your pajamas? Or do you find the idea of the Wake-up Vibe alarming? Take our poll!

Apr 03 2013

Guy Branum, TJ Miller & MorePerformance Anxiety- April 9th

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Join us on Tuesday, April 9th 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 Guy Branum, TJ MillerIan Edwards, Johnny PembertonBeth Stelling, Grant Cotter and Jake Weisman.

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

Apr 01 2013

Erotic Readings, Tantra, Comedy & MoreFree Workshops in Chicago

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Hey Chicago, grab your April calendar and start saving some dates. We’re kicking off the month with readings by erotic novelists Sam Rosenthal and Laura Antoniou. Next, we’ll host a pair free workshops with guest sexpert and porn icon Madison Young. The following week, we welcome tantra educators Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson. We finish this action-packed month with another evening of comedy from Performance Anxiety and two nights with award-winning author and educator Sheri Winston. And did we mention that all of these events are absoultely free? Read on for a complete schedule.

ryeRye: An Erotic Reading with Sam Rosenthal
Friday, April 5th @ 8-9 PM FREE!

Join Sam Rosenthal, lyricist for the band Black Tape For A Blue Girl, as he reads excerpts from his sex-positive GQ erotic novel. Rye is filled with intimacy, desire, and discovery, told through the prism of polyamory and sexuality. His strong characters and sexy story are warm, witty and engaging. Sam will be reading from the novel, taking questions and signing books.

The Killer Wore Leather reading and Q&A with author Laura Antoniou
Sunday, April 7th @ 5-7 PM FREE!

Laura Antoniou, one of the most notorious writers of BDSM-inspired erotica, will be joining us to read from her newest novel, sign books and take your questions. The Killer Wore Leather, a deliciously tongue-in-cheek murder mystery set at a leather convention, allows readers into a private world of personalities and peccadilloes. It’s the kinkiest game of Clue ever with a sex toy as the murder weapon and where every leather man and woman lacks an alibi. Join us for this exclusive sneak peek.

Anal Pleasure with Madison Young
Wednesday, April 10th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Everyone has a butt, so let’s learn how to give yours (and your partner’s) some love and attention. Discover the art of anal pleasure with queer porn idol and guest expert Madison Young . She’ll cover safety, cleanliness, toys, oral pleasure of the anus, strap-ons, advanced anal play and more. This class is open to people of all genders, orientations and experience levels.

madison-youngSex, Pregnancy & Motherhood with Madison Young
Thursday, April 11th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Sex educator Madison Young divulges her personal secrets on how to keep things spicy in the bedroom through pregnancy and finding the time for intimacy once your bundle of joy arrives. She’ll talk about sex positions that work for every trimester, how to safely engage in kink during all points in pregnancy, using your sexual and body awareness during labor and uncovering the mystery of orgasmic birth. Madison will help you embrace your pregnant goddess body and guide you to feel your best and sexiest as a mom and mom-to-be.

Tantric Erogenous Zones with Mark Michaels & Patricia Johnson
Monday, April 15th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

The Tantric and Ayurvedic traditions have long recognized specific zones of the body that are particularly responsive to stimulation, and some schools of Tantra have developed a systematic approach to the stimulation of these zones in order to produce high states of arousal. Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, authors of “Great Sex Made Simple,” will introduce you to these zones and the basic principles for working with them systematically to heighten pleasure and enhance intimacy.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Monday, April 22nd @ 7-9 PM FREE!

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Caitlin Bergh and Rhea Butcher and featuring live performances by some of the best comics working today. As a bonus, all audience members get 15% off their purchases on the night of the show. Comics TBA.

Sheri-WinstonFountain of the Goddess:  Female Ejaculation with Sheri Winston
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Become a juicy goddess! (Or help your partner to become one.) Learn to expand your orgasmic repertoire with the ability to squirt. Join guest expert Sheri Winston for a hands-off, clothes-on illustrated lecture that will explain everything you wanted to know about “she-jaculate” and how to call it forth and gush gloriously! This class is open to people of all genders and orientations, whether single or partnered.

Playing the Skin Flute : Male Pleasures with Sheri Winston
Wednesday, April 24th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Learn to blow his mind! Discover the paths to providing delicious oral excitement to the male apparatus. Find the spots that drive him wild and the secrets to expanding his climax beyond what he thought was possible. Help him discover non-ejaculatory multiple orgasm and full-body, expanded, extended explosions. This class is for anyone who wants to bring more pleasure to men.

Coming Up…

5/1- Susie Homemaker’s Sex Tips & Tricks with Shawne’

5/8Prostate Play with Sarah Sloane

5/15- BDSM 201: Beyond Fifty Shades with Ash

5/18- Sex Antiques Roadshow

5/20- Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

5/22- Pleasure Her Perfect with Shawne’

5/29- Open Relationships with Sarah Sloane

6/5- Roleplay with Antoinette

6/12- Strap-On Sex for Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers with Antoinette

6/17- Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

6/19- The Ultimate O with Shawne’

6/26- Blowjobs & Beyond with Ash