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May 27 2013

Should You Go Bare Down There?

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Whether by shaving, waxing, plucking or electrolysis, Americans have become increasingly obsessed with taming and  eliminating pesky pubic hair. The era of the 70s porn bush is long gone, replaced by the fashionable Brazilian and “boyzilian” wax. While shaved and waxed naughty bits can certainly be sexy, few of us consider the evolutionary advantage to having all that unsightly hair. By going bare, we may be increasing our risk of transmitting STIs, injuring our most sensitive parts, and sending confusing messages to young people. Alternet’s April Costa looks at the downside our current “battle against pubes.”  Check it out!

May 23 2013

Yes, A Girls Porn Parody Is On Its Way

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girlsIt was inevitable. Girls, everybody’s favorite show about self-absorbed twentysomethings at play in the borough of Brooklyn, is getting its own porn parody.

“This Ain’t Girls XXX” will be written and directed by porn vet Stuart Canterbury, and released by Hustler. According to Xbiz:

In the XXX parody, Hannah (Alex Chance) decides to forsake men, and boyfriend Adam, to experiment with lesbianism. After a few satisfying jaunts she returns to Adam — and mankind.

Star Richie Calhoun claims that the parody will be very similar to its source, but with longer intercourse scenes. This is hard for us to imagine, since the series is already the most sexually explicit program on television. Won’t a porn version be redundant? Wouldn’t it pale in comparison to the show’s trailblazing and honest depiction of sex? For her part, series star and creator Lena Dunham isn’t exactly thrilled.

What about you? Are you a fan of Girls? Will you watch this porn parody?

May 23 2013

Illinois Dumps Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

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condomsLast week, our own Sarah Tomchesson made the case for a sex-positive alternative to the abstinence model of sex education. Yesterday, Illinois lawmakers took a big step in the right direction, by mandating discussion of birth control in all sex ed classes in the state’s public schools.

Gawker reports:

Previously schools had three options when it came to sex ed: abstinence-only classes, comprehensive classes covering both abstinence and safe sex, or no sex ed classes at all. Thanks to the new measure, which Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign into law, schools will now have to either teach the comprehensive sex ed courses or avoid sex ed altogether.

It’s a start. In the meantime, those young people in less enlightened states can always find help at Scarleteen.

May 22 2013

Hannibal Buress, Jonah Ray & MorePerformance Anxiety- May 28th

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Join us on Tuesday, May 28th 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, Moshe KasherJonah Ray, Howard Kremer, Emily Maya Mills, Rick Glassman and Brooks Wheelan

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

In honor of National Masturbation Month, please enjoy Jonah Ray on jerking off at work.

May 22 2013

The Power of Lard

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The Herndon Climb is an annual tradition at the Annapolis Naval Academy in which members of the freshmen class, AKA “plebes,” climb a lard-covered monument to retrieve the Plebe ‘dixie cup’ hat and replace it with an upperclassmen’s hat, marking the end of wearing freshman headgear and moving up to headgear more like a U.S. Naval officer.

A likely story. To us, this looks like an amazing demonstration of the superior slipperiness of oil-based lubricants. Anyways, you’ll want to take a minute to enjoy the rest of the photos from this naval tradition.

h/t Buzzfeed

May 21 2013

Repin to Win a We-Vibe Thrill

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thrillIt’s National Masturbation Month and we’re celebrating in all of the usual ways, with music, storytelling and prizes provided by We-Vibe. Though they’re famous for the groundbreaking couples’ toy, the folks at We-Vibe are also making amazing toys for solo play.

For example, check out the ingenious We-Vibe Thrill. It’s modeled after the original We-Vibe design, but optimized for play without a partner. Thrill fits snugly in the vagina, providing firm and focused G-Spot stimulation, while the outer part rests against the clitoris. Use the ergonomic handle to find the perfect position and the single button control to choose from 8 modes of deeply satisfying vibrations.

Thrill is 100% waterproof, so you can take it in the shower or bath. It charges via USB (that’s right, you can plug it into your laptop) and is fully charged in just 90 minutes. It doesn’t even look like a vibrator, so it makes a wonderfully stealthy travel toy. Finally, while Thrill is the ideal masturbation device, we can also imagine enjoying this toy with a friend. It leaves your hands free to roam yourself or your partner.

How to Win a We-Vibe Thrill

Want to get a Thrill?

Simply log in to your Pinterest account and repin the We-Vibe Thrill to one of your boards. On Friday, May 24th, we’ll pick one repin at random to win the Thrill. It’s that easy!

 

May 20 2013

The Future of Tumblr Porn

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tumblrIf you heard about Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr and your first question was, “what will happen to all my precious porn GIFs?,” don’t worry. Yahoo CEO Melissa Mayer claims she won’t change Tumblr.

“I think the richness and breadth of content available on Tumblr — even though it may not be as brand safe as what’s on our site — is what’s really exciting and allows us to reach even more users.”

Obviously, Yahoo is concerned about how to lure in advertising dollars when many companies are still skittish about being a click away from a creampie. But at least for now, it sounds like your porn is safe.

What’s your favorite naughty Tumblr site? Tell us in the comments.

May 20 2013

Our National Masturbation Month Playlist

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Last week, we asked our readers to submit their favorite songs about self love. Of course, many of you suggested such classics as “She Bop” and “I Touch Myself,” but who knew Billy Joel has TWO songs about jerkin’ it? We made a list of your best submissions and then filled it out with our own favorite odes to onanism. We even found two songs about inflatable sex dolls.

Here’s the result. The Pleasure Chest’s official National Masturbation Month playlist! What did we miss? Let us know in the comments.

May 17 2013

Sex After 502 Chances to See Joan Price in LA

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joanpriceOur Los Angeles store is honored to host author and educator Joan Price this coming Sunday and Monday for a pair of workshops on sex and aging. Price is the author of two acclaimed books, Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty and Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex.

Price will present Sex After Fifty this Sunday, May 19th from 2PM to 4:30PM in a free workshop at our LA store. Geared to people over 50, the class will help attendees take home new tools, techniques, and attitudes to help them experience sizzling and satisfying sex –with or without a partner. She’ll follow up on Monday night from 6PM to 8PM with The 5 Biggest Myths About Sex & Aging, a discussion and release party for her new book, Ageless Erotica, a senior sex anthology.

As educators, we are committed to promoting healthy, pleasurable and fulfilling sex at every stage of life, and Joan Price’s workshops are invaluable to our mission. If you are 50 or over or plan to be, these workshops will help you understand the issues surrounding sex and aging. Both events are open to adults of all ages, regardless of gender, orientation, experience level or relationship status. We hope you’ll join us.

 

 

May 17 2013

Nick Rouley, Alexandra Tsarpalas & MorePerformance Anxiety Chicago- May 20th

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Join us on Monday, Monday, May 20th at 8pm at our Chicago store for another Performance Anxiety,  hosted by Goodrich Gevaart. The show is absolutely free, BYOB and everyone in attendance gets 15% off their purchases.

The night will feature appearances by Nick RouleyAlexandra TsarpalasCaitlin BerghMatt RiggsKelsie Huff and Zach Peterson. We recommend arriving early as seating is limited.

Please enjoy Matt Riggs earlier this year at Chicago Underground Comedy.