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Sep 04 2014

Free Mystery Porn!

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by Kate M.

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This month, we’re giving away a free mystery porn DVD with any purchase of $80 or more! We have a huge selection to pull from: gay, straight, BDSM, instructional, some from big name stars and some from independent queer production companies. This offer is available in all stores, and if you’re shopping online, use promo code XXXMystery at checkout to redeem it.

While supplies last.
Not available with any other offer.
Offer good through 9/30/14.

Sep 02 2014

Want to Win a Chakrubs Onyx?
State Your Intention.

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by Kate M.

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Update: Congratulations to kari, who won the Black Onyx. Thanks to everyone who shared their intentions with us. We hope that all of them come to pass. Keep an eye out for more great giveaways, including another one from Chakrubs. 

We’re giving away one of the world’s most beautiful toys, the Black Onyx dildo from Chakrubs. Seriously, it is taking all of our willpower to give this thing away. 

This gorgeous toy is made from solid onyx, a crystal that has been used throughout history to banish negativity left from past relationships and ensure sexual health. No matter what your intent, you can display this heavy, polished stone dildo proudly.

Want to win the Black Onyx from Chakrubs? Here’s how.

In the comments below, tell us about something positive that you’re hoping that the Black Onyx will bring your way, or about a negative thing that you’re hoping it will banish.

We’ll pick a winner on Monday, September 8th at noon PDT.

U.S. residents only. 

Sep 01 2014

“I AM MAGIC.”
Antoinette Reviews the Tantus Duke

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by Kate M.

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There’s a secret to fisting, to why people love it, if the hand and the body fit together just so. That fit, or the work that it might take to get there, may not happen to everyone, leaving them wondering why, even after the how has been revealed. Size queens, big deal, not for me, they may say. It’s understandable. It’s a lot of work to get there for most, and if BIGGER! is not on someone’s agenda keeping them up at night and guiding their every move in the world, the Olympian training program might not seem worth the effort.

The thing is, though, it’s not always about bigger. Sometimes it’s about the thrilling pushing past of an insistent object, that heart-palpitating moment of what feels like a lifetime’s first penetration every single time, followed by the smooth slide of the rest of it, giving ease while the mass finds a home deep inside, both trapped and protected by the wrap of the muscles around the wrist. You both breathe, and accept that nothing is impossible. When the muscles relax enough to trust that acceptance beaten out by your hearts, you can both move, little by little, and then when ready, move a lot, reversing the world-shattering motion and repeating it, over and over again, creating and destroying and creating the world. Together.

There are books and poems and websites devoted to the passion and emotion experienced by devotees of this act and its alchemy. I won’t go any further in that direction in what is meant to be a simple little dildo review. What I will do is point out the fact that, as with any great art form, there is a technical trick or two behind the magic of why fisting feels the way it does. And the Tantus Duke replicates that trick. (One of them.) What I think is really cool about this toy is that it allows someone who may never be interested in something like fisting to enjoy one of the nicest parts of the experience, without all the Olympic training. They don’t want this sport at this year’s Olympics, anyway.

The technical details of the Duke: it’s a straight, smooth, semi-phallic platinum silicone dildo of moderate length (6.5″) and girth (1 1/4″ to 1 7/8″, more about that later). It has a harness-friendly base, with a bullet space for those who appreciate a little vibration with their penetration, and comes in a pearlescent purple or teal. (The teal is jaw-droppingly beautiful: more toys should come in colors other than pink, pink, pink, or pink.) It’s nice and firm like most of Tantus‘ single-density toys. The shaft of the toy is a frosted matte, and the head is slick and shiny, which makes for easy entry providing things are adequately lubricated. These are all great qualities in a toy, pretty, safe, multi-functional, but the most pertinent fact here is the shape. The Duke is mushroom-headed, with a nicely flared corona and plump frenulum that bellies out. If you have a g-spot or a prostate, this feature will drive it crazy as it slides back and forth over it–but that’s not all. Most toys with this sort of shape have a shaft that is more than a little uninspired, or maybe just neglected. A shaft with the same diameter all the way up and down can be pistoning at the speed of a porn star and, if the head itself is not coming in and out of the body, feel exactly like it’s not moving at all. This is not a problem with the Duke; the shaft increases oh so gradually toward the head, smoothly, gently. Almost like a wrist. It’s a subtle grade, but it’s there, and it must be on purpose. Right, Tantus? You knew about this trick?

When a wrist suddenly flares out into the width of a balled hand at the opening of someone’s body, something happens, as I said before. The heart jumps. It’s the feeling of “I don’t know If I can do this I CAN TOTALLY DO THIS I AM MAGIC” and then back again. It’s intimacy-making and empowering and joyful and strength-affirming. It’s the rush people chase. A large part of this is the intimacy; sometimes it’s all about the intimacy. But part of it is the simple, evil little trick of a slow expansion to a great and dramatic flaring out and open, past the opening of the body, past the erectile, chemical-producing nodes right inside, and then deeply in toward the spine, what many people would call the very center of the body. It might have to do with the fact that the orifices of our bodies are designed to handle not only nicely moderate forms of penetration but to, in dramatic life-or-death situations, act as the gateway to much bigger things. I once read someone describing giving birth to their child and taking what they called a hologram print of the child’s body as it rushed through that gate. I may not have given birth, or be speaking specifically of vaginal sex here at all, but I understand this deeply. I do think of acts of sex as being acts of love–partner-love, self-love, humanity-love. I do think that playing with a toy is a willful act of sex and love. I do think that learning an art form allows us to study its neat little tricks and apply them to our self-expression and communication with the world. If someone would like to venture into the more cosmic applications of penetrative play, they could do worse than to start with the Duke. It will let them explore their inner space and strength, and share that with partners if desired. It’s just a little trick, but sometimes that trick is everything we need to start dancing. And if they want more, well, there’s always more, isn’t there? That’s another secret to pleasure. There is always more. It starts from within. 

(Deborah Addington’s book A Hand in the Bush, and Bert Herrman’s Trust: The Hand Book are good places to start if someone wants to go further.)

Grade: A-fucking-plus, and thank you!!

This review was written by Antoinette Elizabeth, a sex educator and Pleasure Chest employee.

Aug 29 2014

We’ve Put Gloryhole on Hold;
Come See What We Did Instead.

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by Kate M.

We’ve received a lot of questions about this year’s Gloryhole party, and we’re sorry to announce that we’re taking this year off. We recently gave our West Hollywood store a gorgeous makeover, expanded our BDSM, fetish, and apparel sections, and brought in a lot of exciting new product. Unfortunately, we couldn’t swing both a giant remerch and the kind of epic party you’ve come to expect from us, so we’ve decided to put Gloryhole on hold until 2015, when we can make it bigger and more fabulous than ever.

Our free workshop schedule is still going strong, and this upcoming month features amazing guest speakers like Midori, Joan Price, Cooper Beckett, and Damon Holzum. We hope to see you there! In the meantime, here’s a look at our new look:

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Aug 29 2014

New York: Win a Giant Bag of Toys

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by Kate M.

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You remember the #BigAssPrize? The one we’re giving out tomorrow? Well, this is it. Go ahead and marvel.

Want to win this wealth of toys? Just buy a butt toy or some Uberlube TODAY (at either New York location) to enter the raffle and then come to the Anal August State Fairground tomorrow at our Upper East Side store, 4-6PM.

Even if you’re not entered in the raffle, there will be plenty of butt-themed stuff to entertain you. For instance:

  • A #SexyAssPettingZoo (with models in costume)
  • Games: bobbing for butt plugs, pin the p-spot massager on the man, anal ring toss
  • Stronic races with Fun Factory
  • Fortunes told by Queen Be
  • Music by Coyote & Crow
  • Naughty balloon animals by John Murdock
  • Butt-shaped cupcakes & treats
  • Free champagne

We’ll announce the winner of the #BigAssPrize at the State Fair, and you must be present to win.

Aug 28 2014

Disappointingly Realistic Erotica

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by Kate M.

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The eccentric billionaire with kinky proclivities threw her to the bed. As he climbed on top of her, she moaned with passion.
“Oh god, yeahFUCK OW you’re on my hair.”
“Sorry.”

***

“Come to me, Salag. I’m ready for you.”
The centaur’s voice was low and gentle, with a generous pixie dusting of animal lust. Salag could imagine the cool moonlight shining on his lover’s bare chest, on his massive horselike erection.
“I’m, um, getting ready for you.”
“Salag,” Fuckpony whinnied insistently,”I can’t wait any longer. I must have you.”
“Okay, sorry, it’s just… I douched like a minute before you got here, and I kind of have to… stay here… behind this bush for a little while.”

***

“Deeper! Fuck me deeper! Nope! That’s my cervix! Less deep!”

***

Jan grinned mischievously as she pulled off my worn old Doc Martens.
“Take your panties off, but leave your stockings on. I have something for you.”
She disappeared momentarily and returned with a huge, jet black dildo in one hand and a black leather harness in the other.
“Do you like what you see?”
I flushed and nodded, too embarrassed and aroused to speak.
“I’m going to put this on,” she murmured, “and then I’m going to fuck you all night long.”

Ten minutes later, she was still trying to figure out which end of the harness was which.

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“Do you want me to unhook it for you?”
“I got it, it’s fine.”
“Okay.”

“Jesus CHRIST, what is this thing made of?”
“Do you want me to – ”
“Fine.”

Aug 28 2014

Did You Hear the One About
the German Dude & the Sex Swing?

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by Kate M.

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A German court recently upheld a landlord’s decision to evict one of her tenants for using a “very old” sex swing late at night, consistently keeping his neighbors up with “sexual, athletic and squeaking noises.” As much as we love late night action, we have sympathy: the rental agreement included a clause about keeping the noise down after 10PM, and even if it didn’t it’s just bad manners to make loud noise at night in an apartment.

If only the tenant had realized that Pjur Bodyglide lube is awesome for squeaky chains, hinges, etc.

h/t The Guardian

Aug 26 2014

Want to Win a Tempo & Uberlube?
Dance for Us!

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by Kate M.

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Update: Congratulations to Sand, who won the Tempo by doing the Single Ladies dance! Thanks to everyone who took a moment to stop and dance. Keep an eye out for great prizes from Tantus and Chakrubs this month. 

We’re giving away two – two! – exciting prizes to wrap up Anal August: an Aneros Tempo and a bottle of Uberlube

Enjoy stainless steel anal stimulation with the Tempo. Strategically-placed knobs trigger the natural rhythms of your inner and outer sphincters causing your to quiver with joy. Use water to heat it up or cool it off, when you’re in the mood for temperature play. It’s like a work of art, for your butt!

Since the Tempo is made of stainless steel, it’s safe to use with Uberlube, one of our great loves. This superior silicone lubricant lasts! The soft and silky formula is enriched with Vitamin E, keeping skin healthy and moisturized. Plus, the name is etched into the bottle – no sticky label that peels off the second you spill any lube. 

Want to win this winning combo? Here’s how. 

We just want you to dance. Do a little dance wherever you are – at home, in your office chair at work, waiting for the bus – and then post a comment below letting us know that you did. (You’re on the honor system. If you can’t dance right now and you still post a comment, we forgive you, as long as you know that you owe us a dance.)

We’ll pick a winner at random on Monday, September 1st at noon PDT.

U.S. residents only. 

Aug 26 2014

Midori, Joan Price & More!
Free Workshops in Los Angeles

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by Kate M.

It’s back to school season, and our free workshop series is better than ever, with an awesome class with Damon Holzum to wrap up Anal August and amazing guest teachers in September. Come in solo, with a sweetie, or with friends, pick up some new techniques, and get 15% off all of your purchases.

performance anxietyPerformance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, August 26th @ 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.


Advanced Anal
with
Damon Holzum
Wednesday, August 27th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

For those who like to push the boundaries of butt loving, we’re excited to offer this advanced workshop on everything from anal douching and enemas to safe and sexy anal fisting. We’ll cover smart ways to engage in extreme ass play, double penetration for all genders, and help dispel the myths and shame around this enjoyable orifice.

midori2The Art of Feminine Dominance with Midori
Monday, September 8th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Elegance, power and confidence… Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bad cliché? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that’s authentic to you? Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype.  On the way, she will discuss psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion, how to discover what makes your partner weak-kneed, and more. This class is not limited to a gender, but for all who harbor the powerful feminine within! Partners and lovers of the dominant feminine welcome.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, September 9th @ 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.

orgyA Primer on Swinging with Cooper Beckett
Wednesday, September 10th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Cooper Beckett, from the podcast Life on the Swingset, takes you through the common peaks and valleys of beginning swinging, covering jealousy, safer sex practices, communication and more. Whether you’re brand new to swinging, been doing it for years, or just fascinated by the idea, there’s something here for everyone.


The 5 Biggest Myths About Sex & Aging
with
Joan Price
Sunday, September 14th @6-8pm – FREE!

Joan Price, author of Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex, shatters the myths and shares the most common questions that Boomers, seniors, and elders ask her. She’ll answer those questions, too—in the candid, upbeat manner that led the media to dub her “senior sexpert.”

Damon Holzum 3Extreme Sex with Damon Holzum
Wednesday, September 17th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Do you want to discover and push the boundaries of your sexual exploration? Damon will guide you through the outer edges of erotic experience, including fisting, watersports, sounding and “dirty play.” This judgment-free class will focus on finding partners, safer sex practices, emotional safety and practical advice for a wide range of edgy fetishes.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, September 23rd @ 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.

dirty talk 2Talk Dirty to Me: Role Play and Fantasy in the Bedroom
with Ashley Manta & Kate
Wednesday, September 24th @8-10pm – FREE!

Learn to please your partner using dirty language, prurient pillow talk, and filthy fantasies. Go beyond “playing doctor” to discover the delights of role play. Our silver-tongued Sex Specialists will show you how to enhance your sex life using your imagination, costumes, theatricality and the simple spoken word.