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Oct 22 2013

Game of Bones: It’s Porn Parody Time!

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On Friday, WoodRocket.com will start releasing episodes of their new porn parody, Game of Bones: Winter is Cumming. We assume that fans can expect to see about as much sex as in the original series.

Recently, io9 featured some very thorough coverage of Game of Bones. (Fear not – it’s safe for work.) Click through for an interview with director Lee Roy Myers, a picture of fan favorite James Deen in a wig so silly that you’ll want to swallow whatever you’re drinking before you look at it, and a trailer featuring a throne made of dildos.

Oct 22 2013

Tips for Fisting

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Fisting is one of the most loved and feared sex acts out there. Enthusiasts love the sensation of fullness and the feelings of trust and closeness with their partner that fisting can bring. Others think that penetrative sex with their partner’s whole hand sounds uncomfortable and unappealing. A lot of the stigma around fisting comes from common misunderstandings about what it actually involves; after all, if fisting really was about punching your partner’s insides repeatedly, very few people would do it.

We think that fisting can be a wonderful addition to anyone’s sex life, so we’ve written out a few basic guidelines for curious beginners. They’re addressed to the fister, but they’re useful for the fistee as well, and they can be applied to either vaginal or anal fisting.

Trim your nails. We cannot stress this enough. Trim them below the tips of your fingers and file them down. If you absolutely must keep your nails long, you can trim down cotton balls and pad the fingertips of your latex gloves with them. Make sure that you can’t feel the long nails through your gloves.

Glove up. Gloves can be great for all kinds of sex, but they’re especially good for fisting. A latex or nitrile glove protects the fistee from the scratchier parts of your hand (nails, callouses), cuts way, way down on the risk of infection (both STIs and pesky common problems like urinary tract infections) and won’t absorb lube the way your skin will. It’s best if your glove fits your hand pretty snugly. If you’d rather not use a glove, make sure that your hands are freshly washed.

Use good lube liberally. Different lubes work better for different kinds of fisting. For anal fisting with a male-bodied partner, many people prefer an oil-based lube, like Shaft. (Oil-based lubes will degrade latex gloves, so make sure to use nitrile.) Others prefer the perennially popular J Lube for their anal play, a powder that mixes with water to make a super slippery lubricant. Water, silicone, and hybrid lubes are all safe for either vaginal or anal play.

Warm your partner up. Assume that your partner needs more than a little bit of foreplay. Fisting is an activity best reserved for when the fistee is very aroused and relaxed. When you’re ready to fist, start with a couple of fingers and let your partner tell you when they’re ready for more.

Make a duck. Do not try to insert a fist into your partner. Instead, make your hand into the shape you’d use to make a shadow puppet of a duck: cup your thumb with your other four fingers. Of course, make adjustments according to what’s comfortable for you and your partner. The idea is to make your hand as compact and easy to insert as possible. After your entire hand is covered in lube, insert it carefully, rotating it gently so that it goes in more easily. Once your hand is actually inside your partner, you can curl your fingers over your thumb into a fist.

Take your time. Fisting requires communication, cooperation and patience. It may take several tries for the receiving partner to be able to accommodate an entire hand. Have fun with the process, and don’t be afraid to throw other kinds of stimulation into the mix. (Using a vibrator while getting fisted is a very popular option.)

Keep it simple. Once your hand is inside your partner, a little movement goes a long way. Your partner may even prefer you to keep your hand still. Check in, go slowly, and have fun!

Oct 18 2013

Threesomes, BJs & More! Upcoming New York Workshops

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We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming workshops and events in our gorgeous new location! What better excuse to come explore The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side?

Sleazy Saturdays
Every Saturday @ 4-6pm – FREE!

Let us give your weekend a lascivious twist. Come mingle in our new store, talk sex with the staff, and stock up for Saturday night. We’ll provide the booze and a variety of exciting entertainment.

Blowjobs and Beyond with Victor and Phillip
October 22nd @ 8-10pm – 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.

Negotiating Successful & Sexy Threesomes with Reid Mihalko
reid-mihalko2October 29th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

It’s a popular fantasy with twice the pleasure potential, but navigating a three-way romance (if only for one night) can be tricky. Sex educator Reid Mihalko will teach techniques to satisfy two lovers at once, ways to overcome fears and concerns, the most common threesome mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to negotiate boundaries and safer sex protocols to make your next ménage à trios trés bien!

Butt Sex Basics with Victor
November 5th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

In this workshop, no topic on taking it up the ass is taboo. Learn why a warm-up is important before anal exercise, why lube is your butt’s bff, and how building comfort and trust with your partner can dispel common concerns such as pain or cleanliness. We’ll show you our favorite toys, how to use them solo or with a partner, cover the perks of having a prostate, anal g-spot stimulation, and toy and partner safety.

Girl Gasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky Doolittle
November 12th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

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Women are a deep pool of pleasure and Ducky Doolittle is here to teach you how to swim. Let Ducky demystify the female body, from erogenous zones, to the vulva, clit, G Spot, female ejaculation, pelvis muscles and even anal pleasure. Together we’ll compare ancient Eastern knowledge, current scientific data, personal discoveries, tips and techniques and send you home with a wealth of orgasmic knowledge and resources. This class is open to all women and lovers of women.

Blowjobs and Beyond with Phillip
November 19th  @ 8-10pm – 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.

The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side is located at 1150 2nd Avenue. See you there!

Oct 18 2013

Want to Win a Lelo Tara? Suggest A Sexy Movie

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Update: Congratulations to JR, who won the Lelo Tara! Thanks to everyone for your sexy movie suggestions! We’ll be giving away one more Tara this month, so keep an eye out for our next contest. 

It’s time for the second of three amazing Lelo giveaways this month! Each lucky winner will get a Lelo Tara (this time in chic black), a tube of Lelo Personal Moisturizer water based lube, and a bottle of Lelo Antibacterial Cleaning Spray for keeping your new toy squeaky clean.

The Lelo Tara is the toy that does everything. A pared-down version of the classic rabbit, the Tara’s larger end vibrates the clit while the smaller end rotates against the G-spot. What’s more, it’s designed to be used during partner sex. That’s a lot of stimulation! (We haven’t heard how it works as an anal toy, but we’re excited to find out.) The Tara is coated in non-porous, hypoallergenic silicone for body-safe play.

Want to win a Lelo Tara? Here’s how.

We were inspired by The Hairpin’s article on Film Programming for the Bedroom, which suggests sexy movies to watch at home this winter. This is a worthwhile concern! When you’re looking to get hot and heavy, either with a partner or solo, the right film can make or break the mood. (Consider: Lust, Caution may have sex scenes so athletic that doctors warned viewers not to try them at home, but the rest of the movie may leave you and your date huddled at opposite ends of the couch.) So: to enter to win the Tara and other goodies, leave a comment suggesting a movie that might spark some sexy feelings.

A winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, 10/23 at 10am PDT. Be sure to leave an email address so that we know how to reach you.

U.S. residents only.

Oct 18 2013

No, That Toy Won’t Replace You

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Here at The Pleasure Chest, we hear one fairly common concern from straight men:

“If my wife/girlfriend buys a sex toy, will it replace me?”

The answer is, of course, a resounding heck no! As much as we love toys, they can’t make out with us, and they aren’t very creative lovers. We’ve been here a long time, and no woman has ever told us that a sex toy made her lose interest in sex with her partner.

What we do see a lot of is couples of all genders and orientations looking for toys to use together. After all, why not have as much fun as possible? A recent article in GQ makes a great case for this. Its author admits to being spooked by his girlfriend’s vibrator at first, but he quickly converts when they try incorporating one – the Jimmyjane Form 3 in particular – into their sex life.

“That first time with the vibrator wasn’t just some of the best sex we’d ever had,” he enthuses, “It was some of the best I’d ever had.”

Case closed.

Oct 17 2013

Braunger, Stevens, McCullough & More! Performance Anxiety – Oct. 22nd

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Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd 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

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

Please enjoy Little Esther on not being pregnant.

Oct 16 2013

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! A Special Workshop with Megan Andelloux

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Hey Los Angeles! We have a special addition to our October workshop schedule. This coming Sunday, the inimitable Megan Andelloux will be teaching her class on male pleasure, Gentlemen, Start Your Engines.

Want to increase your horsepower? Tired of the everyday romp in the bedroom (either solo or with a friend)? Curious about toys for boys? Whether you are just starting out in the world of pleasing a man in bed or have had years of experience, there are always a few new tricks that can be learned. Discover the ins and outs of the male sexual anatomy and response, learn how to practice safer sex in a sexy fashion, experiment with genital massage techniques (in a socially appropriate manner), get the rundown on deep-throating and much, much more!

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines will be held at our Los Angeles store on Sunday, October 20th, 4-6pm. As always, this workshop is free, and we recommend arriving a little early to secure your spot.

Oct 16 2013

New York: Check In On Foursquare & Win a Fun Factory Tango!

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Hey New York! Have you had a chance to check out The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side yet? Ducky DooLittle calls it “The Most Beautiful Sex Shop in NYC.” Why not check in on Foursquare? If you check in between now and Halloween, you’ll be entered to win a Fun Factory Tango!

The Tango is the most versatile of dual stimulation toys: perfect for hitting both the G-spot and the clit, or for anal play with some pressure on the perineum. Soft, a little flexible, and completely non-porous, the Tango is certain to tickle your fancy.

Want to Win a Fun Factory Tango? Here’s how.

Just visit The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side and check in on Foursquare. Easy peasy.

A winner will be picked at random at noon on Thursday, October 31st. Good luck!