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Dec 02 2014

Advent Calendar Day 2:
Minna Limon

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by Chelsea

Update: Congratulations to Dana, whose assertion that the British Secret Intelligence Service used to use semen as invisible ink is not only true, but it made us say “WHAT?” out loud. Additionally, a Google search revealed that the person overseeing the invisible ink operation was named Captain Sir Mansfield Cumming. (You cannot make this up.) Also, they ran into the problem that, if they weren’t fresh, the letters would start to stink. Google this. It’s so good. Thank you to everyone who entered. You all seriously brought it. Come back later for another chance to win advent goodies! 

Welcome to day two of our Holiday Advent Calendar, where we’re giving away 24 prizes in 24 days, including many of our favorite toys! Every day, we’ll be posting a new contest and linking to it from the Holiday Advent Calendar main page, where you can also find more details and tips for how to win.

Today, we’re giving away a Minna Limon!

This sweet little vibe is no lemon! The harder you squeeze the Minna Limon, the harder it vibrates, making it an ideal toy to use with a partner. You can even use its streamlined controls to record and play back your favorite vibration patterns. The Limon is waterproof, rechargeable, and made of the best body-safe materials.

Day 2 Minna Limon

 

Want to win? Here’s how.

We’re shamelessly stealing the concept from Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, a new game show podcast from Freakonomics.

The rules: Tell us something about sex (something scientific, something historical, something psychological, a neat fact about a piece of slang, whatever!) that you think that we won’t already know. It has to be interesting and verifiably true. Tomorrow at 11:30am PST, we’ll judge your answers based on whether it meets the criteria, and pick a favorite fact, based on our completely subjective standards of what’s interesting. The person who tells us the coolest thing we didn’t already know wins!

U.S. residents only. 

Dec 01 2014

Advent Calendar Day 1:
Magic Wand Original

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by Chelsea

Update: Congratulations to Drucatic, who won our hearts – and a Magic Wand – by reminding us that being kind to folks in the service industry is about as sexy as it gets. Thanks to everyone who shared your tips! Come this afternoon, and every afternoon through the 24th, for more chances to win. 

Welcome to the first day of our Holiday Advent Calendar, where we’re giving away 24 prizes in 24 days, including many of our favorite toys! Every day, we’ll be posting a new contest and linking to it from the Holiday Advent Calendar main page, where you can also find more details and tips for how to win.

Today, we’re giving away a Magic Wand Original - yes, the Hitachi vibrator that’s famous for being ultra-super-duper powerful. You’re welcome.

Magic wand 2

 

Want to win? Here’s how.

Let’s start this month off nice and easy. A lot of you have been traveling this last weekend, and a lot of you will be traveling at the end of the month. (Ah, the holidays.) In the comments below, share one piece of advice for how to keep things sexy when you’re traveling. Super quiet vibrators for stealthurbating (a term coined by delightful sex blogger Katie Mack) in guest rooms? Taking a romantic walk around the terminal with your sweetie? We want to know!

Tomorrow at 11:30am, we’ll pick our favorite piece of advice and the person who submitted it will win the Magic Wand!

U.S. residents only. 

Nov 28 2014

2014 Holiday Advent Calendar:
24 Prizes in 24 Days

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by Chelsea

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Day 23: Lovelife Suite

Bookmark this blog post because you’re going to want to visit it every day. From December 1st through December 24th, we’re giving away a prize a day from our very own holiday advent calendar. We’ll be offering all kinds of goodies, including some of the best toys of the season.

Each day shortly after noon PST, we’ll post a new prize and link to it above. Follow the link to enter that day’s contest.

At 11:30am the next day, we’ll announce the previous day’s winner! So easy!

Pro Tip:  Follow us on Twitter. When we reveal a prize, we immediately announce it on Twitter. Follow us on either our Los AngelesNew York or Chicago profiles. They’ll all announce at the same time!

You can win a maximum of three times from the same IP address. 

U.S. residents only. 

Previously:
Day 1: Magic Wand Original
Day 2: Minna Limon
Day 3: Fun Factory B Balls & Layaspot
Day 4: Aneros Helix Syn
Day 5: Jimmyjane Iconic Rabbit
Day 6: Ho Ho Homo Kit
Day 7: BlueMotion Nex1 Panty Vibe
Day 8: PicoBong Kaya Rabbit Vibe
Day 9: Tantus Duke
Day 10: Trust the Thrust Kit
Day 11: Vibratex Girls Bestie
Day 12: SpareParts Sasha Harness
Day 13: We-Vibe Pleasure Mates Collection
Day 14: Je Joue G-kii
Day 15: Minna Ola
Day 16: SpareParts Tomboi & NY Toy Collective Shilo
Day 17: Fun Factory Cobra Libre II
Day 18: Aneros Vice
Day 19: Tantus Wham Bam Paddle
Day 20: Playful Partners
Day 21: We-Vibe 4 Plus
Day 22: Rabbit Habit Original Deluxe

 

Nov 22 2014

Want to Win a Fun Factory Duke?
Show Us Your Mustache!

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by Chelsea

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We’re giving away a Fun Factory Duke!

fun factory dukeMade of body-safe silicone, the Duke, is shaped to give you dual prostate stimulation and perineum pressure. The removable bullet vibe offers 8 speeds and three pulse patterns, so you’re sure to find just the right setting for a sensational session.

Want to win a Duke? Here’s how.

Take a picture of yourself sporting a sweet ‘stache. It can be one you grew yourself, one you made out of construction paper, whatever. Feel free to get creative. Post it to Instagram and/or Twitter and tag it #DoTheDuke.

We’ll pick our favorite on Monday, December 1st at noon, PST.

U.S. residents only. 

Nov 20 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance Writings: Memorializing, Listening, Taking Action

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by Chelsea

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It’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day set aside to memorialize the people who have been killed over the last year because of anti-trans hatred and prejudice. If you’re interested in participating in a vigil, you can find one here.

In the meantime, we wanted to point you in the direction of a few of the best things we’ve read recently about Transgender Day of Remembrance, about people’s personal experiences, and/or about action you can take.

“TDOR 2014 Musings” from TransGriot
“…It is an opportunity for the trans community to raise awareness that we exist and these murders are happening. It gives an opportunity to partner with our allies, community build, grieve for our dead, and steel ourselves for the ongoing task to ensure that we do the necessary work to make the TDOR’s unnecessary.”

“Invisibility: Craving for Representation as a Trans Person of Color” from Black Girl Dangerous
“[My aunt] doesn’t know much about trans people – what she knows, she has learned from the media. First, she remembered that genital reconstruction surgery is expensive, and a privilege reserved for the upper classes. And second, she remembered that poor trans women of color are often assaulted and murdered, and that nobody seems to care. She was worried about me.”

 “Remembering Us When We’re Gone, Ignoring Us While We’re Here: Trans Women Deserve More” from Autostraddle
“Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to honor those women who came before us, those women murdered by colonial patriarchy. But it seems like more often than not, the queer community at large is content with just remembering. We only hear about trans women after their deaths.”  

The author of this piece also provides a great list of places to give your money if you want it to benefit trans women, as opposed to queer/LGBT causes at large.

“Transgender Day of Remembrance: Critique is Resistance; Resistance is Revolution” from Autostraddle
“I implore you to sit back and ask yourself how you contribute to the violence and injustice against trans women of color. How do you reinforce the marginalization and ostracism of myself and my sisters? It’s all fine that we become aware of our lives but we need more than for you to finally see that we are walking this Earth. We need you to hear us. We need you to sit quietly, take notes, and begin to conceptualize what a restructured system that is void of misogynist, racist, ableist, etc oppression would look like.”

Nov 07 2014

Want to Win a Form 2?
Tell Us What Recharges You!

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by Chelsea

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Update: Congratulations to Latoya Castillo, who won the Form 2!

We’re giving away a Jimmyjane Form 2, the absurdly powerful mini vibrator! Aren’t you lucky?

This little vibe has perky, flexible “ears” each with its own powerful motor for surround-sound style sensation in an ultra-quiet package. With 5 speeds and 4 vibration modes, Form 2 charges magnetically in its included base, so it is fully submersible in water and easy to clean. 

Want to Win? Here’s how.

To win this rechargeable vibe, tell us what recharges you! Is your brand of self care spending time curled up with a book, going out with friends, frolicking merrily through a field? We’ll pick a winner at random on Monday, November 17th at noon PST.

U.S. residents only. 
Entering this contest will add you to our email list, so that you can receive periodic updates about promotions from our web store. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

Nov 06 2014

Kindler, Miller, Kinane & More!
Performance Anxiety Nov. 11th

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by Chelsea

performance anxiety flyer Nov11th

Join us on Tuesday, November 11th 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.

Enjoy Kyle Kinane on living alone and sad masturbation.

Nov 05 2014

The Pleasure Chest Los Angeles
Seeks a Full-Time Supervisor

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by Chelsea

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The Pleasure Chest, a sex industry leader since 1971, is seeking a floor supervisor to join our family! The ideal candidate will have a retail background, at least 2 years of supervisory experience, a strong understanding of sex-positivity, and a desire to work in a fast-paced and diverse environment. This position is full-time and we do offer insurance benefits after a probationary period.  Night and weekend availability is a must.

The Supervisor is responsible for overseeing and actively participating in floor operations and implementing company policies. An ideal candidate will be customer-oriented with an interest in sales and educating our customers in a manner that is sex positive, have strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and have experience managing a team of people. Special Event experience is desired, but not required.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Implement and model The Pleasure Chest’s customer service and sex education standards on the sales floor
  • Uphold company policies in a manner that is fair and consistent
  • Maintain the appearance of the store and merchandising
  • Work with a diverse team in a collaborative manner
  • Balance registers

Pay: $11/hour + commission

Benefits: Vacation + sick time and health insurance

The Pleasure Chest is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and trans* people are encouraged to apply. Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@pleasurechest.com with the email subject “Supervisor Position”. Any applications without all of these items will not be considered. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS.

The deadline to apply is Friday, November 14th.

Nov 01 2014

Disappointingly Realistic Erotica:
Role Play Rendezvous

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by Chelsea

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Twirling his mustache – but not too hard, in case the spirit gum holding it in place gave out – Alan whirled on his boyfriend. He knew that he made an intimidating picture: the jacket he’d bought at the army surplus store was freshly pressed and fit him like a glove, showing off his broad, muscled chest.

“Tell me,” he rumbled, “Where you have hidden the microfilm.”

He glanced down at Isaac. He had tied the smaller man to a kitchen chair, deftly restraining each of his lanky limbs.

“Okay!” Isaac chirped.

Alan hesitated for a moment and then recovered.

“You seem to think that this will go easy for you,” he continued. “but unless you tell me where to find the microfilm, I will torture you, starting with this terrifying device!”

He brandished his Violet Wand menacingly, flicking it on so that Isaac could see the electricity running through it in the dim light. Sweet, submissive-to-the-core Isaac smiled up at him.

“I’ll tell you anything you want to know,” he insisted, beaming. “I just want to make you happy.”

***

“You said you were from Italy.”

“But I am, my beauteeful laydee!”

“You sound French.”

“Non. I am Eetalian!”

“You sound like Pepe le Pew.”

***

Yes, her gorgeous, creative partner had screen printed a t-shirt with the logo of a local pizzeria, had rung the doorbell, had stammered as though dumbstruck by Kim’s beauty when she had opened the door. Rhonda had been paying attention all those weeks ago, when Kim confided in her that she still fantasized about the goofy pizza-boy-meets-lonely-housewife scenarios from the VHS tapes she used to steal from under her brother’s bed. Rhonda had even made an effort to replicate the hokey dialogue: “You’re hungry? I have something you’ll want to eat,” she had declared, lifting her skirt to reveal a lacy pair of crotchless panties. Still, as they lay together, spent from an evening of passionate and athletic fantasy fulfillment, Kim had to admit something to herself: she kind of resented Rhonda for showing up with an empty pizza box.

***

Alice had worked all afternoon on her Damsel in Distress costume. She couldn’t believe how readily Lamar had agreed to role play with her. He’d  nodded along eagerly as she detailed her fantasy: a princess in a tower, a handsome prince who rescues her, kisses her sweetly, and then fucks her ass until she screams with delight. When she heard the door to Lamar’s studio open, she practically skipped into the living room to meet him, unable to wait to see her husband transformed into a fairy tale prince.

Lamar wore a long, elegant gown, opera gloves, and a dainty tiara.

After they’d laughed, gasped for breath, laughed harder, gotten themselves under control, lost control again when Lamar turned to Alice and murmured, “Milady,” howled with laughter until Alice had a coughing fit and had to get a glass of water, and settled finally into a comfortable silence punctuated only by the occasional giggle, Alice turned to her husband.

“Rock paper scissors for who gets to go first?”

***

“What I really want is to role play that I’m going to a sex store and you’re my hot salesperson.”

“I have a friend who works at The Pleasure Chest! I’ll talk to her and get some ideas.”

Later that day:

“I’m interested in that vibrator… but I’m hoping that you’ll show me how to use it.”

“Sure! Here’s a schedule for our free workshop series!”

***

This harrowingly unsexy Halloween edition of Disappointingly Realistic Erotica was co-written with Sarah Sloane. You can read previous installments here

Oct 27 2014

Want to Win a Fun Factory Amor?
Invent a Halloween-Themed Porn!

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by Chelsea

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Update: The staff has voted, and Kim and Gustavo M will each be receiving a Fun Factory Amor! Thanks to all of you who cracked us up with your smutty puns this Halloween! 

Happy Halloween week! We’re giving away one Fun Factory Stubs Amor dildo in black and one in orange! 

Amor’s modest 5.5″ size and versatility make it a great choice for beginners, and it’s unusual and awesome texture makes it perfect for the dildo connoisseur. A slight curve in its shaft is sure to hit the spot, and its wide base is compatible with most harnesses. Of course, it’s made of high-quality silicone. 

Want to win? Here’s how.

In the comments below, make up a title for a Halloween- or horror-themed porno. Spook My Dick, for example, or Coven Lovin’. We’ll pick our two favorites on Friday, October 31st at noon, and each winner will get an Amor dildo! 

U.S. residents only.