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Apr 27 2015

Fill a Dildo with Your Lover’s Ashes

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by Chelsea

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Now, you can keep having sex with your significant other for the rest of your life, even when they’ve passed on. Designer Mark Sturkenboom has created a “21 Grams” box designed to allow someone to recreate a romantic evening with a deceased lover. It contains a perfume bottle for the person’s signature scent, speakers for playing romantic music, and a glass dildo containing 21 grams of the person’s ashes. The box opens with a golden key that can be worn on a necklace, so that no one else can access your sexy memorial.

According to Sturkenboom’s website,

“21 Grams is not only a way to tempt a person to revive an
intimate night with her love again
but also displays an accusation against
the unavoidable passing of life.”

So… that exists now.

h/t Metro

Apr 24 2015

Want to Win a Jimmyjane Iconic Wand? Make a Wish!

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by Chelsea

Update: Congratulations to Mike, who won the wand! Thanks to everyone who entered. We hope your wishes come true! 

We’re giving away a Jimmyjane Iconic Wand!

Jimmyjane Iconic Wand

Elegant and powerful, Jimmyjane’s contemporary take on the classic wand massager is ideal for long-time wand lovers and first-timers alike. Made of non-porous silicone and ABS plastic and offering seven vibration modes, this fully waterproof vibe is one you’ll want to keep in easy reach.

Want to win? Here’s how.

We’re feeling whimsical. In the comments below, answer the following question: if you could wave a magic wand and make any one thing appear in front of you right now, what would you conjure?

We’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday, April 30th at 1pm pacific.

U.S. residents only.
Entering will automatically add you to our mailing list, so that you can receive periodic email updates about upcoming sales and promotions. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

Apr 17 2015

Want to Win a Hello Touch? Say Hi!

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by Chelsea

Update: Congratulations to Ryan, who won the Hello Touch! 

We’re giving away a Jimmyjane Hello Touch!

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Hello Touch is a unique wearable vibrator that turns your fingers into teasing and pleasing machines. Simply strap on the power pack wristband, then slip on the soft silicone fingerpads. Use the dual vibration pods to deliver quiet, but powerful sensations wherever you wish. Digital bliss! 3 year warranty and batteries included.

Want to win? Here’s how.

In the comments below, say hello without saying “hello.” “Hi” is fine. “Howdy” is dandy. “What’s up?” works too! Any greeting other than “hello” will enter you to win.

We’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday, April 23rd at 1pm pacific.

U.S. residents only.
Entering will automatically add you to our mailing list, so that you can receive periodic email updates about upcoming sales and promotions. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

 

Apr 17 2015

Comedy & Crotchless Panties: Performance Anxiety’s 4th Anniversary

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by Chelsea

Performance Anxiety 4th Anniversary

On Tuesday, Performance Anxiety, the comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg and Libby Thomas at The Pleasure Chest Los Angeles, celebrated its fourth anniversary with a sold-out show. Fans of the show packed the house, finding places to stand in the back and sit on the floor once the seats were filled. T.J. Miller and Pete Holmes, who headlined Performance Anxiety’s very first show in 2011, returned to headline the anniversary show. Special guests Joe Mande and Eddie Pepitone made appearances as well.

The anniversary audience enjoyed a better class of free booze — Blue Moon, Stella Artois, and even wine — and some lucky folks went home with giveaways, including Pleasure Chest gift cards and products. T.J. Miller also gave away Silicon Valley swag and a signed  bottle that was a prop from the film Extract.

It’s an exciting moment for comedy, particularly in L.A. Vulture recently identified this as the “second comedy boom” in an article in which Performance Anxiety is featured. We’ve been delighted to play host to the renaissance for the last four years, particularly since the renaissance gives us beer and makes us laugh.

Apr 14 2015

April in L.A. — Free Workshops

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by Chelsea

From ass play workshops to laughing your ass off, there’s plenty to do at The Pleasure Chest this month!

performance anxiety flyer April14thPerformance Anxiety Fourth Anniversary Show
Tuesday, April 14th @ 8-10pm

Join us on Tuesday, April 14th at 8pm for a special four year anniversary edition of Performance Anxiety, the comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg and Libby Thomas 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. This time, the free beer will be fancier, the special guests will be extra special, and we’ll be giving away some (sexy) prizes.

peggingBend Over Buddy with Kate & Larkin
Wednesday, April 15th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Is your bedroom buddy just begging for a pegging? In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to get strapped on and warmed up 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.

Opening Up Your Relationship with Dr. Erica Marchand
Sunday, April 19th @ 6-8pm – FREE!

Thinking about trying an open relationship? Dr. Erica Marchand will fill you in on essential tools, skills, and resources for making it work. She’ll take you through the necessary conversations with your partner, from broaching the subject of opening up, to terms you might use to describe your relationship (“poly”? “swinging”?), to what you should both decide before you date anyone else. You’ll learn essential emotional intelligence skills, self-care tips for coping with jealousy and insecurity, and resources for making opening up a positive and fun experience.

JimmyJane Presents Earth-Safe Sexy
Wednesday, April 22nd @ 7-10pm – FREE!

squilliciotti 025Did the Earth just move? Join us for an evening of eco-friendly tips for amazing sex, complimentary, locally-sourced, organic snacks from Wide Eyes, Open Palms and a selection of craft beer and sustainable wines, as well as a free Earth Day workshop. All evening, Jimmyjane will be on hand with an array of their versatile, powerful, and environmentally-responsible vibrators. At 8pm, our very own Sarah and Mary will be teaching Ultimate O: Expanding Your Orgasm Responsibly. We’re all making better decisions to do better by our bodies and the planet, and this class will address the same considerations, which can now be applied to our sex lives. Sex should be naughty, but in a decidedly natural way. Our sex specialists will cover our favorite tips and techniques for stronger, fuller orgasms, as well as recommending a variety of body-safe and eco-friendly products. Plus, Jimmyjane will make a donation to Tree People to plant a tree for everyone in attendance at the workshop!

i like dykesDyke Day LA Party & Fundraiser
Thursday, April 23rd @ 7-10pm – FREE!

Join us for a night of super queer fun(draising)! Get inspired by queer erotic readings, visit the spanking station, enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages, enter to win exciting raffle prizes, and mingle with the folks behind the city’s only free Pride event! 15% of all sales during the fundraiser will be donated to Dyke Day LA.

Spank Someone Happy with Koko & Chris
Wednesday, April 29th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Looking to make your sex a little naughty? Let our Sex Specialists bring you into the wonderful world of erotic spanking and roleplay. We’ll show you how to combine spanking with sex in a fun and consensual way. This workshop is perfect if you’re feeling curious, need help getting started, or just want to fine-tune your technique.

Apr 11 2015

Disappointingly Realistic Erotica:
Butt Stuff

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by Chelsea

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Marjorie had known the whole time that she would have a huge dick.

When she had seen this particular one sitting on the shelf at the sex shop, it all she could do not to stuff it down her pants right there in front of everyone. She loved its girth, its pronounced head, and its realistic veins — and somehow its medium brown skin tone matched hers perfectly, like it was made especially for her. She loved it even more when she strapped it on at home and admired herself in front of the full length mirror. With that heavy porn star dick hanging between her legs, she felt powerful. Fearless. Virile.

Frank got home while she was still gazing at her own reflection. He actually dropped his briefcase in shock, staring at her.

“Like what you see, baby?” she purred at him.

It took him a moment to find his voice.

“Um, hon? What part of, ‘I’ve never done this before, so get something beginner-friendly’ was unclear to you?”

***

Patricia shivered as Chloe’s tongue circled her asshole, the younger woman’s small hands lifting and spreading Patricia’s cheeks. Why had she been so hesitant to try something casual — to “hook up” as Chloe called it — Patricia wondered as she pushed her hips toward her nubile partner, silently begging for more. Sure, Chloe was a tad immature, but that didn’t mean that they couldn’t have fun together. Patricia’s rapidly beating heart and ragged breath were proof of that.

Suddenly, Chloe pulled away, frowning, her septum piercing adorably askew.

“I really can’t get into this when you’re making me use a dental dam,” she whined.

Oh, yes. That’s why.

***

“I’ve spent all night trying to keep from staring at your ass,” Rex breathed into my ear. “I can’t wait to curl my fingers into it.”

I knew it. From dinner at the new raw food place to queer bingo at Cheer Up Charlies, my date’s eyes had wandered, and their intentions had been clear. Unfortunately…

“Yeah, that raw food did a number on me. So maybe just… hold that thought until next time.”

***

“Don’t worry, spit works just fine.”

***

In the darkened chapel of their small Christian college, Bo pounded his barely-legal girlfriend’s tight asshole with his throbbing, barely-legal cock. Mary Elizabeth writhed under him, her modest skirt pulled up around her face and her hand furiously working her love button. He felt her anus grip his shaft as she bellowed in orgasm, throwing her head back Pietà-style. Her pleasure spurred his own, and he spilled his seed with a guttural moan. They had gotten so good at this over the last couple of months, able to send each other into overwhelming spirals of pleasure. Gosh knows they’d had plenty of practice.

He collapsed on top of her and they lay together in the lube-slick pew. Mary Elizabeth softly kissed his ear and whispered, “I’m so glad anal doesn’t count.”

***

Want more Disappointingly Realistic Erotica? It’s here. 

Apr 10 2015

Want to Win an Afterglow Massage Candle? Just Relax.

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by Chelsea

Update: Congratulations to Carla, who won the candle! 

Wondering how to make Earth Month a part of your sex life? No? Well, we’re giving you the chance to win one of our favorite eco-friendly products, the Jimmyjane Afterglow Massage Candle in a special edition Cocoa + Fig scent, which is filled with nourishing botanical oils and made with a lead-free cotton wick. You can even reuse its porcelain container as a mini planter once you’re done. The folks at Jimmyjane do!

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The packaging and presentation make Jimmyjane candles look really special, but high-end, luxurious plant oils are what make these massage candles a point of light. Light up the Afterglow Candle to set a romantic mood, then blow it out, and drizzle the warm (never too hot) oil in areas to be massaged. The oils in these candles feel amazing to work with and really moisturize the skin, plus the fragrances are sublime. More than a candle, it’s a massage.

Want to Win an Afterglow Massage Candle? Here’s how.

In the comments below, tell us about the most unusual thing that helps you relax. Giving your pillow a name and telling it your problems? Aggressively blowing bubbles in your glass of milk? We want to know.

We’ll pick a winner at random at 1pm pacific on Thursday, April 16th.

U.S. residents only.
Entering will automatically add you to our mailing list, so that you can receive periodic email updates about upcoming sales and promotions. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

Apr 02 2015

Want to Win a Jimmyjane Form 2?
Get Eco-Friendly!

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by Chelsea

Update: Congratulations to Stephanie Miller, who won the Form 2! Thanks to everyone who entered for sharing your Earth-friendly tricks! 

Did you know that April is Earth Month? This April, we’re helping you love your planet as well as you love yourself with giveaways from eco-friendly pleasure product company Jimmyjane!

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This time, we’re giving away a Form 2, a customer and staff favorite!

This little vibe has perky, flexible “ears” each with its own powerful motor for surround-sound style sensation in an ultra-quiet package. With 5 speeds and 4 vibration modes, Form 2 charges magnetically in its included base, so it is fully submersible in water and easy to clean.

Want to win a Form 2? Here’s how.

In the comments below, tell us one Earth-friendly thing you’ve made a part of your routine. Eating less beef? Taking the train to work instead of driving? We want to know. We’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday, April 9th at 1pm pacific.

U.S. residents only.
Entering will automatically add you to our mailing list, so that you can receive periodic email updates about upcoming sales and promotions. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

Mar 31 2015

Four Year Anniversary Show!
Performance Anxiety April 14th

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by Chelsea

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Join us on Tuesday, April 14th at 8pm for a special four year anniversary edition of Performance Anxiety, the comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg and Libby Thomas at our West Hollywood store. The free beer will be fancier, the special guests will be extra special, and we’ll be giving away some (and sexy) prizes.

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.


Can’t wait? Enjoy Reggie Watts telling you whether or not you’re fucking (in song, no less).

Mar 28 2015

8 Sex Toys from Art History

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by Chelsea

Ever wondered what your taste in art says about which sex toys you’ll love? Well, maybe you should. We’ve paired some of our favorite toys with art movements throughout history (okay, mostly 20th century). Take a look, and see which speak to your sensibilities. You might even learn something.

 

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Arts and Crafts Movement

In the late nineteenth century, the Arts and Crafts movement emerged in opposition to industrialism and the mass production of goods, focusing instead on craftsmanship and design. The Collar Flora is made by an artisan leatherworker, and it boasts a floral design similar to those favored by the movement, which drew inspiration from medieval, romantic, and folk art.

 

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Classicism
Using Greek and Roman art as its model of perfection, art of the Italian Renaissance emphasized symmetry and attention to form and detail.  The Vixskin Goodfella, a realistic dildo made of the highest quality dual-density silicone, would have made Michelangelo envious (and intrigued).

 

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Cubism

A hugely influential movement in the early 1900s, Cubist artwork sought to depict its subjects from multiple visual perspectives at once. Sliquid’s Lip Lickers Lube Cube Sampler… is cube-shaped. (Sorry.)

 

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Dada

Dada, an “anti-art” movement, developed in protest to World War I. Rooted in anti-capitalist, anti-colonialist politics, Dada sought to upend bourgeois artistic ideals like logic and beauty, instead embracing chaos, irrationality, irreverence, and offensiveness. If anyone in the sex industry comes close to that, it’s Oxballs. Their Kickass Plug is one among many over-the-top ultra-fetishy designs that regularly elicit gasps from customers.

 

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Expressionism

Expressionism aimed to evoke powerful emotions and ideas, deliberately showing its subjects from a subjective viewpoint and distorting familiar, realistic images. The 7 Wheel Pinwheel is also meant to evoke a powerful emotion — namely, fear — by taking a medical tool (the Wartenberg wheel, dragged gently and painlessly over the skin to test nerve sensitivity) and giving it six extra wheels, making it look like a torture device.

 

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Fauvism

Embracing bright, bold colors and a less-representational style, Fauvism is Impressionism‘s fun cousin. In an industry that loves pastels and realistic dildos, the designers at Fun Factory are les fauves (“the wild beasts”) of the world of sex toys. In particular, the Fun Factory Amorino is colorful, quirky, and decidedly not-dick-shaped, for someone who wants a rabbit-style vibrator unlike any other.

 

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Futurism
Originating in early 20th century Italy, Futurism glorified technology and modernity. The Eroscillator 2, which oscillates instead of vibrating (progress! the triumph of industry!) could have been lifted straight from a Futurist design.

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Minimalism
Enough said.