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Mar 06 2014

T is for Trampling

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Some wonderful person (“a Dutch female illustrator,” according to her website) has made a series of kinky alphabet prints, called KinkyABC. Quick question: is there anywhere you don’t want to hang a picture of folks in heels walking over a landscape of butts? We thought not.

Mar 05 2014

Want to Win a Minna Limon?
Put Pressure on Us!

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Congratulations to Rusty and Mike, who both frightened/delighted us enough that we had to send them each a Limon! Thanks to everyone who entered. You’re all seriously twisted, and we love you for it. Keep an eye out for more giveaways this month!

We’re giving away a Minna Limon, the fabulous new toy that you can control with the pressure of your squeeze! Its streamlined one button interface makes it easy to record and play back your favorite vibration patterns, tease your partner, or please yourself.

Want to win a Minna Limon? Here’s how.

Pressure us! In the comments below, give us your most creative threat. Here’s the twist: absolutely no threats of violence. Here’s what we’re looking for:

“Give me the Limon, or I’ll paint the inside of your shoes with silicone lube. You’ll never be able to keep them on your feet again!”

“Give me the Limon, or I’ll sing every U2 song, in chronological order, in the voice of Kate Bush.”

We’ll give up the Limon to the person whose threat makes us laugh, cringe, and quake in our boots all at once. A winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 11th at noon PST.

U.S. residents only. 

Mar 05 2014

Free Workshops This Month in L.A.

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hot sex dr jessHot Sex Tips, Tricks & Licks with Dr. Jess
Wednesday, March 5th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Fulfill your lover’s wildest dreams with Hot Sex Tips, Tricks & Licks for both women and men. From seduction moves and dirty talk to hot foreplay and sizzling “finishing moves,” Dr. Jess will share her favorite techniques from her best-selling book.

 Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, March 11th @ 8-10pm

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

nina-hartleyBlow Jobs and Beyond with Nina Hartley
Wednesday, March 12th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Get ready to celebrate Steak and a BJ Day in style! Porn star and sex educator extraordinaire Nina Hartley will show you how to use your mouth, hands, and more to give mind-blowing blowjobs. The class will 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.

Kinky Sex for Curious Couples with Mary
Tuesday, March 18th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Learn skills of communication and negotiation around BDSM with your partner and how it can be an intensely romantic journey between two (or more) people. Bondage, role play, sensation play – all of these things and more can be enjoyed within a loving relationship, whether monogamous or open. Our Sex Specialists will cover safety, tips, tricks, and how to choose quality implements. For beginners and seasoned players alike. Singles welcome too!

sarah-tG-Spotting 101 with Sarah
Wednesday, March 19th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Looking for an all-over orgasm? Seeking the ever-elusive female ejaculation? This class will provide you with tips and techniques to expand your orgasm, both with your partner and on your own. For years the existence of the G-spot has been rejected while some have hailed it as the ultimate pleasure center; come find out what the buzz is about!

 Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure  Chest
Tuesday, March 25th @ 8-10pm

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

buttocks of a womanButt Sex Basics with Kate and Koko
Wednesday, March 26th @ 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.

Feb 28 2014

Girl on Girl Arts and Crafts

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Maybe you’ve heard the axiom that queer ladies don’t like girl-on-girl porn because of the long nails. Basically, lots of queer women  enjoy fingering. Comfortable fingering all but requires short, well-groomed nails because otherwise OW. (If you love your nails, you can pad the fingers latex or nitrile gloves with cotton balls, and avoid stabbing your partner that way.) Many ladies who enjoy fingering take a look at the performers’ long nails in a lot of girl-on-girl scenes and say, “No thank you.”

There are a few ways that a person can deal with this. One is to forgo porn entirely. Another is to check out some of the fabulous queer produced porn that’s out there. A third, less intuitive option is to protest mainstream porn with a series of embroidered close-ups of long nails and vulvas. One Tumblr-er did just that, and it is amazing.

Feb 27 2014

365 Days, 365 Dicks

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Remember when you were young, when drawing a dick on something was a tiny act of rebellion? You may have had to take algebra, but you were sure as shit going to draw a dick on your spiral notebook in whiteout pen. Ah, the salad days.

One dude just took that to an extreme. When his wife bought a whiteboard, he decided to draw a different penis on it every day for a year. The results are actually really impressive: a Godzilla penis destroying a city, works of art with penises subbed in (like Birth of Penis, above), studies in perspective, images from myth, history, and the Bible, lots of animals and foods with additional dicks, and so on. It’s well worth watching the slideshow, with the fair warning that the images do get violent after a while. Lots of dis-(I’m sorry)-memberment.

 

Feb 26 2014

Intro to Female Masking

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Last week, The Atlantic ran a really lovely piece about female masking – the practice of a “specific subset of cross-dressing men” who wear rubber masks shaped like women’s faces, often (but not always) because it turns them on.

The article, “What Men Find Behind Female Masks,” focuses primarily on two maskers: Kerry, who makes his living making and selling female masks, and Lisa, who keeps her masking identity completely separate from her “male life.” They each describe their very different family and romantic lives and the extent to which they can be open about their shared kink. One detail that unites their stories is that they have both found a certain amount of comfort and community online, where they can connect with other maskers. Kerry mentions that, before the internet, he thought that he was alone in his interest in masks.

The author, Luke Malone, who also produced Secrets of the Living Dolls, an upcoming film about masking, lets his interviewees speak for themselves and is conscientious about using their preferred pronouns (which is infuriatingly uncommon in mainstream news). The article’s language isn’t perfect, but it’s markedly better than most of what’s out there. We highly recommend giving it a read.

Feb 26 2014

Stare at Porn Search Terms Forever

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Here’s how we spent the last several minutes: staring at Porn MD‘s live stream of search terms from their own site as well as sites like PornHub, RedTube, etc. Here’s what to do: click on the link for the Live Search Stream and watch the search terms scroll up your screen, endlessly. We can honestly say that it’s mesmerizing.

Feb 26 2014

Free Workshops in New York

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Join us on the Upper East Side for free workshops, 15% off your purchases after every workshop, and free bubbly on Sleazy Saturdays!

Blowjobs & Beyond with Phillip
Wednesday, February 26th @ 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 blowjobs. 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.

go-go (chris) harderBOY-lesque 101 with Go-Go Harder
Wednesday, March 5th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

This Boylesk intensive class focuses on the bare bones (yes, there’s more than one) of male striptease! Using a variety of dance, theater, and clowning exercises, you’ll get your feet wet and your fly unzipped in the world of Boylesk performance art!

G-Spot and Female Ejaculation with Sarah Sloane
Tuesday March 11th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Looking for an all-over orgasm? Seeking the ever-elusive female ejaculation? Sex educator extraordinaire (and manager of our Chicago store) Sarah Sloane will provide you with tips and techniques to expand your orgasm, both with your partner and on your own. For years the existence of the G-spot has been rejected while some have hailed it as the ultimate pleasure center; come find out what the buzz is about!

straponBend Over Buddy: Anal Pleasure for Him with Alicia
Wednesday, March 12th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Is your bedroom buddy just begging for a pegging? In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to get your guy on-board for some ass loving. If you don’t know how to approach the subject (or their sphincter), we’ll give you tips on communication, the pleasures of perineum and prostate play, strap-on sex, anal sex safety, and the best toys and tricks to arouse him anally. This class will focus on bending over your boyfriend, but all genders and orientations are welcome.

Pop His Rocket: A Guide to Handling Your Guy with Ducky Doolittle
Wednesday, March 19th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

You’re loaded with assets. Join sex icon Ducky DooLittle and explore ways to make the most of what you’ve got, from your hips, to your lips, to your finger tips. Learn all about a man’s pleasure anatomy, including his hottest spots and how to stimulate them. Discover tips and techniques that will have him melting in your mouth and in your hands. Explore sex secrets and desires guys are too shy to tell you, how to define what makes you sexy in his eyes and fresh communication techniques that will have him eagerly asking how he can please you in return.

Plus, give every weekend a lascivious twist with Sleazy Saturdays.  Come mingle in our new store, talk sex with the staff, and stock up for Saturday night. From 4PM to 6PM, we’ll provide the booze and a variety of exciting entertainment.

Feb 25 2014

The Chicago Workshop Lineup
(Drumroll Please)

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Come hang out at The Pleasure Chest Chicago, learn some new tricks, and get 15% off of all of your purchases on the night of the class!

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Open Relationships with Sarah Sloane
Tuesday, February 25th @ 8-10 PM – FREE!

What are open relationships and how do they work? From polyamory and consensual non-monogamy to swinging, we’ll explore how to negotiate these often challenging relationship models. Learn the pleasures and pitfalls of open relationships, improve communication and discover how to find other non-monogamous people.

G-Spot and Female Ejaculation with Antoinette & Louie
Wednesday, February 26th @ 8-10 PM – FREE! 

Looking for an all-over orgasm? Seeking the ever-elusive female ejaculation? This class will provide you with tips and techniques to expand your orgasm, both with your partner and on your own. For years the existence of the G-spot has been rejected while some have hailed it as the ultimate pleasure center; come find out what the buzz is about!

The Prostate and Male Pleasure with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, March 5th @ 8-10 PM – FREE!

If you haven’t thought about your prostate, you’re behind the times! Unofficially known as the male G-Spot, the prostate is actually central to the male orgasm & can provide amazing pleasure, either solo or with a partner. Our Sex Specialists will explain the role of the prostate, both physically & sexually, and offer tips and techniques to bring out the best in your bottom!

blowjobsHead of the Class: Blowjobs 201 with Louie
Wednesday, March 12th @ 8 -10 PM – FREE! 

Want to give an even better blowjob? Let our Sex Specialist show you some new tricks and techniques. Learn how to find the perfect grip and mouth movement. Discover how to use your whole body to go the distance. Find new ways to tailor your blowjob to your specific partner. This class is for anyone who feels confident in giving head, but wants to take their skills to the next level.

Twisted Knitters, co-hosted by Sex Positive Chicago and Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, March 18th @ 7-9 PM – FREE!

With a 2014 reboot of our popular knitting night, Sex Positive Chicago hops on board to co-host the sexiest night of knitting in Chicago! Come out and play with yarn and enjoy yummy snacks and great conversation with the folks from both The Pleasure Chest and Sex Positive Chicago.

ashRoleplay with Ash
Wednesday, March 19th @ 8-10 PM – FREE!

Wanna play doctor and patient? Or master and servant? Learn how to craft exciting and fun roleplay scenarios. We’ll cover the basics of safe, sane and consensual fantasy fulfillment, including negotiation, costumes, games, props and more.

Pleasure Her Perfect with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, March 26th @ 8-10 PM – FREE!

Our Sex Specialists have the lady-loving tips and tricks to make you more pleasure proficient. Discover techniques for expanding a woman’s orgasm, out-of-this-world oral sex, G-spot stimulation, and much more! Whether solo or with a partner, this class is perfect for anyone interested in being a connoisseur of female sexuality.

Feb 21 2014

Sex for the Polite

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Ever wonder what Emily Post would say about your sexual exploits? Our readers have sexual etiquette suggestions (inspired by Sarah Sloane‘s excellent sexual etiquette article) that will make you the best-mannered partner you can be!

On Preparedness

“Practice basic hygiene: take a shower, brush your teeth and smell good before sex.”

“Abstain from eating beans and other flatulence-producing foods for 24 hours prior to sex. If caught off guard by gas, give your partner(s) fair warning.”

“Always have a few clean hand towels within reach for an easy clean up. Waiting until you’re in the moment/afterwards to find one makes for a good mood killer.”

“New relationship, new toys.”

“Always bring extra batteries.”

On Safety

“I like to bring more than one type of male condom, to let him choose his preference (although I’d prefer he already have his own condom of choice on-hand).”

“Be conscientious of your potential vegan lovers preference to animal testing/animal product free condoms, lube and leather alternative harnesses.”

“Always bring gloves (nitrile to accommodate latex sensitivity or allergy!) and ask about your partner’s/s’ comfort and preference with gloves.”

“Always ask your partner about condom material before it is time. Nothing like being told they react to latex when it is time to put it on.”

“Never ever re-use a condom!!!”

On Communication

“Don’t always expect your partner to be the one to initiate. Be proactive!”

“Ask first! Converse about what you each dig before going at it.”

“Be open to what your partner wants, and do not judge.”

“Always ask before doing anything new or potentially invasive.”

“Don’t mention someone’s ex or family members.”

“Discuss sleeping arrangements after threesomes prior to the actual threesome!”

On Doin’ It

“It’s okay to be a little selfish in the moment, but when the moment is over and you’ve gotten what you need, don’t forget there is another person to please.”

“No T.V.! (Unless it’s porn, that’s okay.)”

“After 5 spanks to the ass, switch cheeks.”

“Relax and enjoy the inherent hilarity of sex. Laugh about the squelching noise that can come from p-in-v sex. Take a breather and acknowledge the ridiculousness when someone’s limb hits the other in the face.

“Remember that the journey is the destination. Not all sex requires an orgasm, nor does an orgasm signal the end of play time.”

“Don’t overreact to a queef. They can’t be helped, damn!”

On Ending the Evening

“In the event that he has come on someone’s face, a true gentleman will assist in washing it off once the tryst has been concluded.”

“Offer your guest(s) a nice hot bath or shower after all of the action.”

“A dirty toy makes for a dirty user… clean up after yourself!”

“Always say thank you for the nice time, even if it wasn’t as nice as you wanted it to be.”


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