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Apr 21 2014

Toy Cleaning & HPV: a PSA

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by Chelsea

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A new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine examined the possibility of spreading HPV through shared sex toys. The results are mostly unsurprising, but very worth reading. They had twelve women each provide vaginal samples and samples from two different vibrators – one made of thermoplastic elastomer and the second made of silicone – just after use, just after cleaning with soap, and after 24 hours. Here, we’ll break the results down for you. The percentages refer to the number of samples in which HPV was detected.

Vaginal samples: 75%

Vibrator 1 (thermoplastic elastomer)
After use: 89%
After cleaning: 56%
After 24 hours: 40%

Vibrator 2 (silicone)
After use: 67%
After cleaning: 44%
After 24 hours: None

Okay, let’s review what we’ve learned!

1) Elastomer toys (and, we can assume, other porous toys) should not be shared with a partner with whom you’re not fluid bonded (unless you’re using a barrier).

2) It looks like silicone toys are safe to share 24 hours after cleaning, but there’s still a risk of HPV transmission immediately after cleaning.

The second one surprised us, but we’re glad to know it. Now we just have more questions! Were they using hand soap or toy cleaner? Which brand? What would the numbers look like using different kinds of cleaners? Or with several more groups of women?

Isn’t science exciting? Find out more here.

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Apr 17 2014

Fish Will Eat Your Sex Toys

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by Chelsea

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Bjørn Frilund, a Norwegian fisherman, caught a fish. Inside that fish was a vibrator.

“Fish eat all kinds of different things,” he told The Local. “And the dildo looks like what the fish eat. We have a kind of multi-coloured octopus in Norway, maybe the cod thought this was one of these and ate it.” 

What was the vibrator doing in the water in the first place? More importantly, what have we done to deserve this amazing story? If we do more of it, will we hear about a lion who adopts a blow-up doll and raises it as his own?

h/t The Local

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Apr 15 2014

Tom of Finland Stamps!

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by Chelsea

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After finding out that the Finnish postal service is releasing stamps featuring the work of Tom of Finland, we only have one question: who lives in Finland and wants to send us mail?

Please? We’ll love you forever.

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h/t The Advocate

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Apr 14 2014

The Race to the Penis Museum

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by Chelsea

File this under “… huh.” We just watched the trailer for The Final Member, a documentary about the proprietor of the world’s only penis museum and two potential donors, each of whom wants his penis to be the first human penis on display. We’re still a little confused, but in the way where we 100% want to see this movie now.

What do you think? Do you want to see this as much as we do?

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Apr 11 2014

Bubble Porn

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by Chelsea

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Sometimes, you want to watch porn, but you can’t because your church tells you that it’s wrong. What a bummer. Luckily, an ingenious Mormon invented “bubbling” – covering pictures of girls in bikinis with a pattern of circles that obscures their clothing, so that you can better imagine them naked. Thanks, technicality!

A new comedy video has taken bubbling a step further, using bubbling to turn innocent situations into smut. It’s not porn, but it’s still probably NSFW.

h/t Gizmodo

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Apr 09 2014

Watch Us on Arsenio Hall!

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by Chelsea

In this very funny segment, audience members are asked to guess where random interviewees on the street are going, game show style. Guess where one of them is headed?

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Apr 08 2014

Rock That Cock

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by Chelsea

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Looking for a place to put all your extra money? Why not invest in dick pics? Rock That Cock, an app that will let you dress up your dick pics with costumes and fancy backgrounds, is currently raising money on Indiegogo.

From their fundraising page:

“In the world we live in, dick pics may be a lot of things — classless, stupid, offensive — but one thing is for sure, they aren’t going anywhere. We may not be able to stop dick pics from happening, but we believe we can (and therefore must) make them way more hilarious.”

Their video certainly succeeded.

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Apr 03 2014

This Seventies Cosplay, Oh My Gosh.

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by Chelsea

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Do you cosplay? If you don’t you’re about to want to. If you do, you’ll probably want to step up your game. Our new BFF Ron Miller just posted many 70’s cosplay pictures, from his personal collection, to io9. They are glorious (and mostly NSFW).

If you’ll excuse us, we have to go track down some wings, scales, and sequined undergarments.

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