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Jan 27 2014

Want to Win a Je Joue Mio? Pick Us Up!

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Update: Congratulations to Kelly (“If I were an enzyme I’d be a DNA helicase so I could unzip your genes.”) and RosieB (“Last night I had a dream about my vagina and you were in it.”), who each win a Je Joue Mio! Thanks to everyone who entered!

We’re giving away a Je Joue Mio to two lucky winners this week!

The Mio is everything you want from a cock ring. Its stretchy silicone covers a super-strong rechargeable motor that lets you choose from a variety of speeds and patterns. The Mio makes the wearer feel bigger and harder and lets the receiver feel the vibration. You can even put it around the base of your favorite dildo, making it fabulous for both solo and strap-on play. Oh, and it’s completely waterproof.

Want to win a Je Joue Mio? Here’s how.

In the comments below, tell us the funniest pick-up line you can think of. Creativity is encouraged! On Friday, January 31st, noon PST, we’ll pick our two favorites.

U.S. residents only. 

Jan 24 2014

Ten Tips for Successful Valentine’s Shopping

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Planning on shopping at a sex shop for V-day? Do yourself a favor with these tips:

1. Know what generally works for your partner/friend/date. We can’t help you find the perfect gift unless you can give us a clue. Bonus: ask them to go “window shopping” with you online or in person, and then you can surprise them with something that’s sure to please.

afterglow massage candle2. Plan to get a few things to make the gift an experience, rather than an item. A new vibe with a massage candle and some restraints = one hell of an amazing night.

3. Shop early, especially if you want to ask lots of questions. Our busiest days start the weekend before Valentines Day. Get in before that to have a relaxed shopping experience.

4. Get something for you to enjoy, too. Whether you have an intimate partner or not, everyone needs a little something special to treat themselves.

5. Have absolutely no idea what to get them? A gift card is perfect. Sex toys are not “one size fits all”, and a gift card can help make sure that they get what they really want.

6. Lube is a perfect addition to every toy purchase; even if you don’t usually use it, it can add a sexy bit of extra slippery fun! Throw in a toy cleaner for quick cleanup (which is especially helpful if your celebration include a hotel room…hint hint!).

7. If you buy a rechargeable toy, charge it up for the recommended amount of time before your sweetie opens the box, so you can enjoy it as soon as they like. If you buy a battery operated toy, pick up extra batteries and have them handy!

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8. Indulge in a little something different – if you’re a whips-and-chains person, try an edible body oil, and vice versa. Sometimes the novelty can help us shake up the celebration and drive it to a whole new level.

9. Don’t forget – the packaging is just as important! Wrap up their gift in a sexy pair of undies, or a new jock strap, or the hankie color that they flag! Pop the cock ring over the neck of a bottle of champagne. Get creative and make the presentation part of the fun.

10. Buy three times the safer sex supplies than you think you need. Because nobody wants to be unprepared…especially with a three day weekend!

This excellent advice comes courtesy of our Chicago store manager, sex educator Sarah Sloane. You can read more from Sarah at her website

Jan 24 2014

A Downton Abbey Porn Parody? Heavens!

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We were deeply happy to discover that Down on Abby, the porn parody of everyone’s favorite soap opera set in an English manor house, is in the works. From Time:

The porn version of Julian Fellowes’ award winning drama is set at the illustrious estate of Bottomley Manor owned by * ahem * Lord and Lady Grabhem who live there with their stepdaughters Abby and Fanny and, naturally, a manservant called Master Bates.

What can we expect? Erotic silver-polishing? Vintage underclothes? Homoerotic tension in the trenches? There are so many possibilities.

Jan 23 2014

Martin, Miller & More! Performance Anxiety Jan. 28th

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Join us on Tuesday, January 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

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

Enjoy Demetri Martin on flirting unsuccessfully.

Jan 23 2014

The Relationship Photos of Our Dreams

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We have a big crush on photographer Yijun Liao‘s Experimental Relationship series, in which she and her boyfriend pose, often together, with her in more traditionally masculine stances and him in traditionally feminine poses. The result is tender, wry, and not just a little sexy.

From her artist statement:

As a woman brought up in China, I used to think I could only love someone who is older and more mature than me, who can be my protector and mentor. Then I met my current boyfriend, Moro, who is 5 years younger than me, I felt that whole concept of relationships changed, all the way around. I became the person who has more authority and power. One of my male friends even questioned how I could choose a boyfriend the way a man would choose a girlfriend. And I thought, “Damn right. That’s exactly what I’m doing, and why not!”

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You can see the whole series and read the full artist statement here.

Jan 20 2014

Want to Win a MiMi Soft? Take Us On a Date!

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Update: Congratulations to John Patterson & Patricia, who each won a MiMi Soft! Thank you to everyone who shared your perfect dates. Keep an eye out for another great giveaway from Je Joue! 

Starting to worry about finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Planning a night in with your favorite porn stars? We’ve got you covered.

With deep, rumbling vibrations, five speeds, six patterns, and a wonderfully versatile shape, the MiMi was already one of our favorite toys out there. Lucky for us, Je Joue just released a new version of the beloved toy, the MiMi Soft, which is coated in a layer of extra-supple silicone. Lucky for you, we’re giving away a MiMi Soft vibrator to each of two winners!

Want to win a MiMi Soft?

In the comments below, describe a perfect date. Dinner by candlelight and a long walk on the beach? Holding hands at the malt shop? An afternoon at the firing range? Rock climbing? Marathoning episodes of Degrassi? Two winners will be chosen at random on Friday, 1/24 at noon PST.

U.S. residents only.


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