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Oct 05 2015

We Talk to the Huffington Post about Sex Toys for Menopausal Women

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by Chelsea

We talked to the Huffington Post about the best sex toys for menopausal women, and we had a lot to say!

Check out the article by Ann Brenoff HERE and read about our fav picks below!

1. Magic Wand Rechargeable

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H/T to our friends at the Pleasure Chest in Los Angeles for flagging this update to the classic Magic Wand. This baby packs just as much punch as the original but eliminates the need to be tethered to a plug. The Magic Wand Rechargeable actually can be used both cordless and plugged in (a kind of “plug-and-play,” if you will.) For the uninitiated, the original Magic Wand, around since 1968, is the gold standard of vibrators and the ability to use it in locations with no handy electrical socket has already won over many loyalists. We join the chorus though of wishing it was waterproof. As an aside, we love this wink-wink on the Magic Wand’s website: “Whether you are looking to soothe an aching shoulder or want a more ‘personal’ massage experience, the Magic Wand massager is the proven answer that has earned Americans’ trust and rave reviews for years.” Amen to that. $135 for the rechargable.

2. Palm Power Massager

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Competition can always be found chomping at the heels of genius, and vibrators are no exception to this rule. The Palm Power is a small, powerful cordless massager that rivals the power of the Magic Wand. We play no favorites. Check both out.

3. Lelo Smart Wand

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If it’s really waterproof you want, check this out. We’d hate losing readers to electrocution. A word of caution though about thrashing about in slippery showers and tubs: Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among seniors, says the National Council on Aging. Be safe out there.

4. Ami Kegel Ball Set

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We all know that we shouldn’t stop exercising as we get older, right? Well, that’s also true when it comes to your vaginal muscles. Building up muscle strength with kegel balls helps maintain the elasticity of the vaginal wall which, in turn, helps strengthen orgasms. $60.

5. Eroscillator

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OK, so vibrators aren’t your thing. Consider an Eroscillator which, rather than vibrating, moves back and forth ever so slightly while still providing a powerful sensation. A distinction without a difference? Perhaps. $200.

6. Oasis Vibrating Dilators

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Dilators, not dildos, you sillyhead. These are slim-sized and especially for women who are going through menopause — a time when they are likely experiencing some tightening of the hooha. Sex is no fun if it hurts, you feel me?

And while perhaps not sex toys per se, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention some of the vaginal lubes out there designed to do the trick when your body doesn’t cooperate.

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Sliquid Satin is designed as a daily vaginal moisturizer and our Pleasure Chest pals say it is one of the best water-based lubes out there. And there is Uberlube, a silicone lubricant enriched with vitamin E. As a bonus, it comes in a classy glass bottle with a convenient pump top.

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Sep 30 2015

New Product Review: The Womanizer

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by Chelsea

Everyone is talking about the Womanizer, the revolutionary new clitoral stimulator.

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Our very own sex educator/employee extraordinaire Larkin took the Womanizer for a test drive. Check out her review below:

Ok, so here’s the thing… when I first saw the Womanizer, I died. It’s pretty hilarious looking and the name is gross and offensive.

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I was fairly certain its gentle vibration wouldn’t do much for me, because I’m used to super high-powered vibration (Magic Wand user here). I also really didn’t want to like it, because I’m so put off by the aesthetics of the thing (a friend described it as looking like Peg Bundy got drunk and designed a breast pump) that I didn’t really want it floating around in my toy box.

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Out of morbid curiosity, I was actually quite eager to use the toy. I put on a porn vid and got the Womanizer ready for use, shaking my head at the ridiculousness of the design as I pulled it out of its case. Annnnnd I came in like, 5 minutes…

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Something about the combination of the gentle suction paired with the light vibration is EXTREMELY effective. There is no other toy that can do what this toy does. It’s like receiving a really light, tickly kind of oral sex where it feels so amazing you want to grind your snatch into their face, but you can’t because then they can’t maintain the gentle suction. But with this toy, you can grind as hard as you’d like, and the suction remains steady. Yeah. I used that thing like, 3 times that first night.

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The Womanizer is like a douchy guy at the bar at last call that you take home because you just really need to get it in, and you figure you don’t have to tell your friends about him, but then he ends up ROCKING YOUR FUCKING WORLD with his sex skills!!!

It’s now one of my go-to toys, and I feel mildly ashamed of that. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. It would absolutely be 5 if I was just rating on performance, but I have to take a star off for the awful name and the ridiculous appearance.

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Follow Larkin on InstaGram @Queerella_DeVille

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Sep 03 2015

Victor on HuffPostLive’s “The Real”!

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by Chelsea

Our very own Victor, sex specialist/manager/rock star made an appearance on “The Real”, a daily talk show on HuffPostLive. And like any good guest, he came bearing gifts for the hosts! Check him out below!

Want to know more about the toys Victor gave the ladies? Here they are!

Mio by Je Joue

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This strong and stretchy silicone ring houses an unusually strong motor. The rechargeable Mio has multiple vibrations patterns at varying levels of intensity. It fits snugly over a penis or dildo and can be used to enhance both solo and partner play. Totally waterproof, Mio also makes a wonderful toy for the bath.

The We-Vibe 4 Plus

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Give your partner amazing G-spot and clit stimulation from anywhere in the world! The wildly popular couples’ vibrator now has an app that lets you control your toy from far away, gives you access to five bonus modes, lets you program and save your own vibration patterns, and even lets you control each motor separately. As always, the We-Vibe can be worn during intercourse, in the tub, or under your clothing. Fully and speedily rechargeable. One year warranty.

Sliquid Sea

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This water-based formula contains seaweed extracts, to promote your body’s natural lubrication. Infused with carageenan, which has been shown to reduce the transmission of HPV, Sliquid Sea is odorless, tasteless, PH balanced and paraben free.

Fun Factory Bootie

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The beginner-friendly size and stimulating shape of Fun Factory’s Bootie will make you want to bend over and surrender yours! This soft yet firm silicone plug slips in with ease but stays in place thanks to its tapered end and comfy flared base. Great for prostate stimulation and anal g-spotting!

Lelo Smart Wand

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For power and elegance, try Lelo’s classy update of the classic wand design. Its unique Sensetouch technology increases vibration in response to skin contact. Made of body-safe silicone and boasting a flexible tip to spread tension, the wand can be applied to sore muscles or for sensual fun. Completely waterproof, the Smart Wand is a great toy for the bath or shower. With a 2 hour charge, enjoy 8 rumbling vibe patterns and up to 2 hours of cordless play.

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Sep 02 2015

Pleasure Chest LA on Playboy TV

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by Chelsea

When Playboy TV Journalista Yoonj Kim stopped by the WeHo store, our sex specialists were more than happy to fill her in on wild customer requests, the importance of lube, and their MVP sex toys.

Kudos to our kickass (and telegenic) specialists Larkin, Kitty, Andrea, Amanda, and Koko! See more HERE

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Aug 27 2015

Buzz Kill: The Ultimate Guide to Turning a Vibrator Off

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by Chelsea

This guest post is written by our friend and sex educator Lucas!

The staff at The Pleasure Chest answer thousands of questions about sex and sex toys on a daily basis. But the most frequently asked question may surprise you. No, it’s not about giving the best blow job. It’s not about finding the g-spot. It is, in fact…

“How do I turn this off?”

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Don’t panic, though! I assure you, we are all especially skilled in the art of turning off a vibrator, and we are are here to properly equip you for any visit you make have to our store, should you turn something on, panic, and not be able to turn it off.

First of all, how many buttons does it have?

A) 1
– Push it.
– Push it again.
– Still going? You should probably hold it down for a few seconds. Good? Good.

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B) 2
– Do the buttons have a + or – symbol on them? If so, hold the – button for a few seconds.
– If not, just hold one of them done. That should probably work. If not, ask the nearest Sex Specialist.

C) 3
– Do the buttons have a + or – symbol on them? If so, again…hold the – button for a few seconds.
– No luck? It’s the other one. I can almost guarantee it. It probably has a squiggly line or a shameless brand logo on it.

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D) 4
– We must be getting into Lelo territory. Again, that – button is your best friend.

E) None
– Okay then…what does it have instead?
1) A twisty thing
– Twist it. Counterclockwise
2) A pull cord.
– We definitely didn’t sell you that, and it’s probably not something you should use on your genitals.
3) None. What gives?
– Sorry to break this to you…but not everything in our store vibrates. Some folks get their jollies by other methods. If it breaks your heart that this beautiful piece cannot mechanically tremble within or around your privates, speak to our staff and we can possibly teach you some clever ways of rectifying this situation, but that, my friends, is a different blog post.

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Lucas Brooks is a New York-based writer, performance artist, and sex educator. His blog “The Intellectual Homosexual” (formerly “Top to Bottom”) has been named one of the top 100 sex blogs in the world by four different websites and magazines. He has spent the last three years touring the continent with his one-man shows “VGL 5’4″ Top” and “Cootie Catcher”, the former of which was named “Best LGBT Show” in the Orlando Fringe Festival in 2014. As a sex educator, he has presented at Dark Odyssey events and Catalyst Con, and is currently on staff at The Pleasure Chest.

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Website: intellectualhomosexual.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/intellectual.h0m0
Twitter: @IntellectHomo
Instagram: intellectualhomosexual
Tumblr: theintellectualhomosexual.tumblr.com

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Aug 20 2015

A Love Letter to Lube

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by Chelsea

This guest post is written by our friend and sex educator Lucas!

Dear Lube,

Forgive me if I sound corny, but I think it’s time that I told you something: I love you. I’m sure this comes as no surprise to you, or anybody else, but I wanted to take a few moments out of my day to make sure you know how I felt.

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There was a time when I thought I didn’t need you, but those days are over. Now I see that without you, I’d be useless. I would lost, stranded…waiting out of eager orifices, with no way of getting in. How many butts would I have left alone and unpenetrated, without you guiding me toward the sweet pleasures that awaited in the dark cave below? So many treasured prostates would be left abandoned.

Even when I’m alone, I can feel you with me. On me. Inside me. Guiding my hands around places they never knew they could please. Escorting my toys toward places they never thought could be penetrated. What was once considered an enjoyable pastime is now a sublime solo experience, incomparable to fucking another person…which is one of my favorite activities in the whole world, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes you just need your own hand…you know what I mean?

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When I first met you, I confess, I was unimpressed. You were hard to miss, at the Pride parade, running all over the place in your ID Glide packets, getting into everyone’s pockets. It was not your classiest moment. But I was a fool to judge you, because there is so much more to you than that. You know I like you best in your sleek glass pump bottle, and your soft foil pillows suit you nicely as well, but even in your plastic bottle and pop-cap, you take my breath away.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… One. Two. Okay, two ways: water-based and silicone. My moments with your water-based formulas are fleeting, it’s true, but I know that they will always be reliable…and way easier to clean up after. And while, on your silicone nights, you can be a bit fickle…not cooperating with most of my toys and all that…they are still wild, passionate affairs that I will cherish all my life.

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Even on your worst days, you brighten up my life, and I will never be able to thank you enough. As god as my witness, I will never spit into my hand again.

Love,
Lucas

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Lucas Brooks is a New York-based writer, performance artist, and sex educator. His blog “The Intellectual Homosexual” (formerly “Top to Bottom”) has been named one of the top 100 sex blogs in the world by four different websites and magazines. He has spent the last three years touring the continent with his one-man shows “VGL 5’4″ Top” and “Cootie Catcher”, the former of which was named “Best LGBT Show” in the Orlando Fringe Festival in 2014. As a sex educator, he has presented at Dark Odyssey events and Catalyst Con, and is currently on staff at The Pleasure Chest.

Website: intellectualhomosexual.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/intellectual.h0m0
Twitter: @IntellectHomo
Instagram: intellectualhomosexual
Tumblr: theintellectualhomosexual.tumblr.com

Images from Blake Little

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Aug 11 2015

Sex Has More Flavors Than Vanilla

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by Chelsea

Guest post by our esteemed art department coordinator Chris Cherrie!

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Scared to suck a dick? Frightened to flog? Like walking into a gym for the first time, it might be embarrassing to ask, “How the F do I use this thing?” Luckily, there’s an abundance of sexual swag, techniques, and fetishes that can be super liberating to check out. Of course it may take a minute to get jazzy with licking a butt, strapping-on, or getting tied up, and it can be embarrassing to learn in front of someone you’re trying to shag.

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When tasting a new flavor, having a sex buddy who’s more experienced can be an awesome way to learn. If you’re both new, you can learn together! You’re good as long as you have someone compassionate who won’t spank you when you spit out a gross flavor (unless you’re into that). If finding the perfect mate is a task – have sex with yo’self! Learn what feels right, talk dirty out loud alone, and discover parts of your body that you didn’t even know existed!

If you happen to be the mentor in this sexy situation, here are a few things to consider. Communication in the moment is key, so ask questions: “do you need more lube?”, or “what feels better X or Y?”, or “would you like fries with that?” Your session should stop when either one of you stops enjoying it. Let your newbie dictate the pace and err on the side of patience. When trying something new it’s important to stay turned-on; jack off, use a vibe or put on some good ol’ porno.
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Socially constructed values, cultural shame, and undereducated misconceptions, can create barriers for some of us. Things like “If I take it up the butt I’m gay”, “Going down on him lowers my self worth”, or “I shouldn’t need to use a vibrator to orgasm” are beliefs that cut us off from experiencing some of the most simple and satisfying pleasures that life has to offer. So next time you’re thinking of ordering a scoop of Brown Butter Candied Bacon, Fruity Pebbles & Coconut Milk, or simply Vanilla with a cherry on top, start with a sample spoon and then stuff your face.

Bon Appétit!

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Chris Cherrie is a Canadian Designer and creator of FRATERNIZE, a tool for #GuysWhoLikeGuys to explore, educate and expand manhood. Check out their Mostly Everything You Need To Know Toolkit for Guys Who Like Guys at goFraternize.org. #GayEdu #GaySlangDic

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Jul 23 2015

Slip n’ Slide with our Handy Lube Guide

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by Chelsea

A good lubricant is a must-have to keep things slick and silky, but the options out there can be overwhelming. What’s the difference between silicone and water-based lube? What kind of lube is best for butt play? Is what I’m putting in my mouth actually edible? Fear not folks: our handy lube guide will turn you from a lube layman to a liquid legend!
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   Water-Based Lube

For the lube novice, water-based lube is a great place to start. They’re easy to clean up, and wash right out of sheets and clothing.

Pros: Works great with latex condoms and a variety of toys, especially silicone toys.

Cons: Water-based lube is highly absorbent, which means it dries out more quickly, so you may have to re-apply/add saliva as needed.

We love Aneros Sessions, Wet Original, and of course the OG classic Astroglide Original.



 

Water-Based Glycerin-Free Lube
southbuttblissLove lube, but prone to yeast and urinary tract infections? The culprit could be glycerin, a slippery ingredient that can often throw off a
vagina’s pH balance. Glycerin-free lube is also a great option if you prefer something less sticky than your average lube.

Pros: Great for vaginal play and sensitive skin

Cons: Like the water-based lube, it requires re-application as it dries out.

We recommend Sliquid H20 and Sliquid Sassy (which is great for anal play). Southern Butter Bliss-On is infused with organic Calendula flowers, and comes in fragrance-free and peppermint and ginseng.

 

 

 

   Hybrid Lube

Hybrid lubes combine the long-lasting qualities of silicone lube with the easy clean-up of water-based lube. Get your swirl on with a hybrid, but be sure to spot-test your silicone toys before using a hybrid to make sure it won’t damage them.

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Pros: Best of both worlds! A smooth ride without the requisite stickiness.

Cons: May or may not affect your silicone toys. Taking time to do a spot test is necessary, but often a mood killer.

We’re enjoying Sliquid Silk, as well as Spunk Hybrid Lube and Gun Oil Force Recon, when you want to butch things up.

 

Silicone Lube

We can’t say enough good things about silicone lube. The texture is silky and smooth, and silicone is hypoallergenic, which is great for sensitive skin. Because it doesn’t absorb quickly, silicone lasts longer and requires less application. It’s great with latex and most toys, except for silicone.

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Pros: Great for anal play and water play. A little goes a long way!

Cons: Silicone lube can degrade silicone toys, so it’s a major no-no to use the two together.

We’re loving Uberlube and Pink, and of course you can never go wrong with something from the Pjur line of lubes.

 

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Flavored and Warming Lube

If you’re looking to spice up your BJ game, you might be interested in edible flavored lubes.    Or if you’re more into temperature play, you can give warming lubes a whirl, which are    especially fun when applied to your nipples.

Pros: Puts a fun twist on oral sex!

Cons: Always spot test, as they could irritate sensitive skin. Also, we’ve tasted some gnarly    flavored lubes in our day, so give it a taste test before slathering it all over your body.

Try Sex Tarts for fruity flavor or the Sliquid Lip Lickers Lube Cube Sampler for some variety.    To heat things up, give  System JO H2O Warming lube a whirl.

 

 

Oil-Based Lube

If you’re looking for a creamier texture, consider giving oil-based lubes a try. These are great for hand jobs and anal sex, as they last a long time. However, since oil degrades latex, these are NOT RECOMMENDED for safe sex.

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Pros: Long-lasting, great for anal and water play. A must-have for hand jobs and masturbation.

Cons: Incompatible with latex condoms, hard to wash out of clothes and sheets.

You can’t go wrong with Shaft, or the perennial classic Boy Butter.

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Jul 21 2015

Power Up by Jacking Off

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by Chelsea

Leave it to the brilliant minds at PornHub to harness the natural power of masturbation to save the planet!

Meet the WankBand, wearable device that, according to the site, allows you to “love the planet while you love yourself”. A kinetic charger inside the band creates and stores energy while you jack off that you can then use to power your cell phone, your laptop, or any other devices. Though the Wankband isn’t available yet, PornHub is recruiting Be(a)ta testers.

Your move, Apple Watch.

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