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Jan 06 2011

Free workshops for a sexier 2011

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by thepleasurechest

New Year’s resolutions are usually a bummer.  How many years have you resolved to go the gym regularly, eat more veggies and drink less booze, only to lose steam by mid February? We believe that the best resolutions are the ones that make your life more pleasurable. So, this year, why not resolve to have better sex? We’ve got a series of fun and totally free workshops that will help make 2011 your sexiest year yet. Scroll down to find the store in your area.

Chicago

1/18 @ 8pm- Blowjobs & Beyond

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 blow-jobs. 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.

1/26 @ 8pm- Strap-on, Get Off: Dildo Harnesses 101

Become acquainted with the arousing possibilities of strap-on sex. Our Sex Specialists will show you that strap-on sex can be fun for everyone! Among the subjects covered will be how to choose the best harness and dildo for you, enhancing mutual satisfaction, owning your strap-on cock, and why and how strap-ons can be worn by guys too. A perfect class for beginners of any gender or orientation.

2/1 @ 8pm- Pleasure Her Perfect

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.

2/8 @ 8pm- Sex Toys for Curious Couples

Using sex toys together can be intimidating, but it can add a sense of fun and openness to pleasing one another sexually. Many toys are fun for more than one, whether they’re meant to offer stimulation for both partners or enhance your sex. Our Sex Specialists will cover the best toys to use with a partner, communication, toy safety, and toy tips.

2/9 @ 8pm- Susie Homemaker’s Sex Tips & Tricks

What is the most flattering angle to give a blowjob in? How do strippers still smell fresh after hours of dancing? What exactly should I do if a partner wants to (fill in the blank)? You won’t find any of these tips in Cosmo. But your partner will find you irresistible when you try out any one of the dirty secrets taught in our quick and simple sex tricks and tips course.

2/16 @ 8pm- The Ultimate O

Maybe you’ve never had one, maybe you have but you’re still not sure what all the fuss is about, or maybe you’re an orgasm overachiever with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Whatever your reason for taking this class, you’ll learn all about anatomy, techniques for coming with a partner or solo, how masturbation can help you expand your orgasm, G-spot orgasms, anal orgasms, and, of course, our Sex Specialists’ favorite tips and toys.

2/22 @ 8pm- Blowjobs & Beyond

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 blow-jobs. 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.

2/23 @ 8pm- Butt Sex Basics

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.

3/15 @ 8pm- Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom

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

3/22 @ 8pm- Blowjobs & Beyond

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 blow-jobs. 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.

New York

1/11 @ 8pm- Beginner’s BDSM

Using restraint doesn’t have to be boring! Learn the essentials of light bondage, communication and negotiation, spanking, sensation play, and dirty talk. Our kink connoisseurs will teach you how to incorporate BDSM basics (and then some) into your sex life.

1/18 @ 8pm- Butt Sex Basics

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.

1/25 @ 8pm- Blowjobs & Beyond

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 blow-jobs. 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.

2/1 @ 8pm- Pleasure Her Perfect

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.

2/8 @ 8pm- Suck It, Lick It, Love It

Our Sex Specialists share tips and tricks to get you in the spirit of giving and receiving amazing oral sex. We’ll cover anatomy basics, giving mind-blowing blow-jobs, eating pussy like a pro, lending your mouth a hand (literally) to please your partner, and the best toys to accessorize your licks, sucks, and squeezes.

2/15 @ 8pm- Impact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More

Learn the finer (and rougher) points of impact play. Discover the difference between sensation play and psychological spanking. We’ll cover negotiation, safety, types of hits, and the pros and cons of floggers, whips, bare hands and other instruments of discipline.

2/22 @ 8pm- Blowjobs & Beyond

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 blow-jobs. 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.

3/8 @ 8pm- Sex Toys for Curious Couples

Using sex toys together can be intimidating, but it can add a sense of fun and openness to pleasing one another sexually. Many toys are fun for more than one, whether they’re meant to offer stimulation for both partners or enhance your sex. Our Sex Specialists will cover the best toys to use with a partner, communication, toy safety, and toy tips.

3/15 @ 8pm- The G-Spot & Female Ejaculation

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!

3/23 @ 8pm- Joystick Secrets: How to Thrill Your Man with Midori

Learn how to make him moan and writhe in unbelievable pleasure. Join internationally-acclaimed sex educator Midori for this in-depth training on orally pleasuring your guy. Using delicious practice props (think fruit!) you’ll learn all about the sucks, licks, swirls, strokes and touch secrets that will blow his mind. She’ll even cover tips on how to reduce discomforts or gag reflexes. What better gift is there than to show him your new techniques that very night?

Los Angeles

1/12 @ 8pm- Blowjobs & Beyond

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 blow-jobs. 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.

1/19 @ 8pm- Impact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More

Learn the finer (and rougher) points of impact play. Discover the difference between sensation play and psychological spanking. We’ll cover negotiation, safety, types of hits, and the pros and cons of floggers, whips, bare hands and other instruments of discipline.

1/24 @ 8pm- The Ultimate O

Maybe you’ve never had one, maybe you have but you’re still not sure what all the fuss is about, or maybe you’re an orgasm overachiever with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Whatever your reason for taking this class, you’ll learn all about anatomy, techniques for coming with a partner or solo, how masturbation can help you expand your orgasm, G-spot orgasms, anal orgasms, and, of course, our Sex Specialists’ favorite tips and toys.

1/26 @ 8pm- Tantra for Better Sex with Jim Michael

In this Tantra class, Jim Michael will guide you toward discovering fresh ways to explore and experience your partner. You’ll learn techniques and tools to expand intimacy and sexual pleasure using touch, breathing, and other sensory exercises. This safe Tantric exploration space is created to expand and deepen your contact and connection with your partner and yourself! Wear comfortable clothing. To learn more about Jim Michael, MA in Counseling Psychology, visit www.tantracoach.com.

2/2 @ 8pm- Positions for Pleasure with Jamye Waxman

Think you know every sex position there is? Sex educator Jamye Waxman
will take you on a back-bending, mind-expanding, stand up, sit down, lie back ride through positions for pleasure. You’ll learn how to get the best angle for g-spot pleasure, tips on combining clitoral stimulation, and techniques guys can use to last longer. Jamye will also talk about positions for people with different levels of flexibility, ways to use props to make things easier and more fun, and the best positions to use during pregnancy.

2/9 @ 8pm- Suck It, Lick It, Love It

Our Sex Specialists share tips and tricks to get you in the spirit of giving and receiving amazing oral sex. We’ll cover anatomy basics, giving mind-blowing blow-jobs, eating pussy like a pro, lending your mouth a hand (literally) to please your partner, and the best toys to accessorize your licks, sucks, and squeezes.

2/22 @ 8pm- Anal Pleasure 101 with Tristan Taormino

In her most popular workshop, one she has taught around the world for over 10 years, Tristan introduces you to the world of anal pleasure. In this funny, educational class, she covers a wide variety of topics, including: myths about anal sex; anal anatomy, the G-spot, and the prostate; basic preparation and hygiene; lubes, anal toys, and safer sex; anal penetration for beginners, and much more! Learn the facts about this exciting, yet often misunderstood, form of pleasure and get all your questions answered.

2/23 @ 8pm- HardCore Sex: Fisting, Watersports & More with Damon Holzum

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, “dirty play” and more. This judgment-free class will focus on finding partners, safer sex practices, emotional safety and practical advice for a wide range of edgy fetishes.

Dec 31 2010

The Maneater. Turn On or Buzz Off?

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by thepleasurechest

For last week’s holiday edition of Turn On or Buzz Off, we asked you about the Chocolate Santa with Buttplug, a curious confection dreamed up by conceptual artist Paul McCarthy. The votes are in and over 60% of respondents had a sweet tooth for jolly Old St. Nick and the oddly familiar object clutched in his hand.  Unfortunately, this kinky treat hit the market over three years ago, and can likely only be found in the chocolate-stained clutches of your finer art collectors. So, sadly Chocolate Santa with Buttplug will not be coming to a Pleasure Chest near you.

This week’s contestant is most definitely not a gallery piece, and you probably wouldn’t want to try eating it (though it definitely wants to eat you.) Introducing The Maneater, a terrifying, bright green beast from outer space, who wants to um, suck on your cock. How does he do this? Here’s what the manufacturer, Big Teaze Toys has to say:

The insatiable MANEATERS toys for boys have a voracious appetite and will stop at nothing to bring YOU pleasure. With just a simple squeeze to its bellybutton, you are engulfed with one of three groan-inducing speeds. How’s the clean-up, you ask?  Let’s just say that everything about the MANEATERS is quick and easy…

Oh yeah, he’s also waterproof, phthalate-free and runs off of 2 AA batteries. The Maneater reminds us of the juvenile style of the Bzzzbuddies, (which most of you loved) from a few weeks ago. It could easily be mistaken for a kids’ toy. But, mostly we’re worried about looking ridiculous while using this thing to get off. Will your boyfriend or girlfriend be jealous of this one-eyed monster? Or will you simply look silly with this creature gnawing on your junk? What do you think? The Maneater. Turn on or Buzz Off?

Dec 31 2010

Have a happy nonporous new year!

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by thepleasurechest

Here’s our very own Sex Nerd Sandra with some tips on the benefits of nonporous sex toys.

If you’re making a New Year’s resolution to go nonporous in 2011, we’d like to remind you that we’ve got silicone dildos, as well as the glass, wood and steel varieties. Oh, and we’ve got the Aneros, Njoy plug and Smart Balls that Sandra recommended.

Make a pledge to treat your bits to the finest materials in 2011. Let’s have a toast to nonporous sex toys!  And here’s to your pleasure and your health in the coming year!

Dec 27 2010

So Many Nice People, Just One Club Vibe

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by thepleasurechest

In last week’s Club Vibe giveaway, we asked you to tell us something nice about someone special on your gift list. There were so many great answers that it was tough to pick just one. We were especially touched, however, by this from Shannon in California:

I have started a new relationship with a woman who got back from Iraq last year. She’s had a few surgeries as a result of her tour. Consequently, sex is not in the shape 2 lesbians “normally” have sex. We have had to be creative with positions. At the young age of 51, I thought I knew all there was about my having an orgasm. Thankfully, due to these changes, I have discovered some interesting ways to be pleasured. And, for these amazing changes, I would love to thank her. I hope I thank her enough everytime I see her, but just in case, a little help of thanking her from your friends never hurts! Even if we don’t win, I really want to thank you Pleasure Chest for all you do. I’ve been coming to your store since 1979. You’ve made me a happy girl for a long time now! I hope you all have an amazing holiday!

Thank you for that, Shannon. You win the Club Vibe for your partner!

Eric in New York won the runner-up prize of a $20 gift card for his future wife Constance who just discovered she’s expecting their first baby!

“She is a beautiful, happy, smiling person and her usual glow is near blinding these days.”

Finally, Aida in California won the Jimmyjane Afterglow Massage Candle for her thoughtful partner, of whom she said:

“I really thought good men didn’t exist anymore until I met my sweetheart.”

Congratulations to all three of our winners, and to everyone who wrote us to testify about the wonderful people in their lives. We hope you all had a very happy holiday!

Dec 23 2010

Turn On or Buzz Off? Chocolate Santa with Buttplug

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by thepleasurechest

In our last Turn on or Buzz Off poll we asked for your opinion on the MMA Throwdown Bed, a combination mixed martial arts fighting ring and bed set. The result was a split decision. Half of you were ready to rumble, while the rest of the respondents either cried uncle, or puzzled over how to fit this monstrosity into their bedrooms. We’re calling it a draw. Sorry, there will be no MMA beds coming to a Pleasure Chest near you! But if you end up buying one, please invite us over for a match.

In honor of the holidays, this week’s Turn On or Buzz Off has a seasonal flavor. We’ve told you before about conceptual artist Paul McCarthy’s controversial “Buttplug Gnome” statue, which has Dutch politicians in a tizzy. The “gnome” (AKA Santa)  is seen holding a bell in his left hand, and what is alleged to be a Christmas tree in his right. As many complained, the “tree” looks an awful lot like a buttplug.

A few years ago, the Buttplug Gnome became so famous that McCarthy and his gallery went into the candy business, making 20,000 chocolate replicas of the infamous statue. Channeling Willy Wonka, McCarthy describes this detour down the Hershey highway as follows:

Chocolate Santa is 10″ and is made with 14 oz. of Guittard semi-sweet dark chocolate and comes with a podium. Chocolate Santa is $100 plus Shipping and Handling.

It’s unclear from this site if you can still purchase this questionable confection. We’re guessing they’ve become collectible art pieces! Whether they’re still for sale or have all gone stale, we want to know what you think. The Chocolate Santa with Buttplug: Turn On or Buzz Off?

Dec 21 2010

Free Ornaments & Holiday Beverages at all of our stores!

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by thepleasurechest

If you’re still looking for the perfect decoration, gag gift or Secret Santa present, check out our funny and punny holiday ornaments.

Choose among 8 different sexy sentiments:

  • God Rest Ye Merry Leathermen
  • Season’s Beatings
  • Tits the Season
  • Happy Nude Year
  • Kiss Me Under the Cameltoe
  • Cock! The Breakfast of Champions
  • Ass & Ye Shall Receive
  • Not So Silent Night

We’re so proud of these, we’ve decided to give them away. Come to any of our stores between now and the close of business on Christmas Eve, and we’ll give you one, absolutely free. You don’t even need to buy anything!

While you’re here, enjoy complimentary holiday beverages, between 6pm and 9pm!

Dec 20 2010

Win a naughty Club Vibe for someone special. Isn’t that nice?

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by thepleasurechest

Last week’s Club Vibe giveaway was so popular, we’re going to do it again!

The Club Vibe is a high tech toy that buzzes along with your iPod, MP3 player and even the sound of your partner’s voice. We think it’s a great gift. And since the holidays are about giving,  here’s your chance to win the Club Vibe for someone special in your life. Here’s how:

  • Simply post a comment on this blog entry and tell us about the person on your gift list who most deserves the Club Vibe.
  • Then, tell us something nice about that person! Yes, nice. Be generous. Be specific. Singe their praises.
  • You don’t have to use your real name (or theirs), but please make sure to use a valid email address.

On Thursday morning at 10AM PST we’ll award the Club Vibe to our favorite entry!

In addition, we’ll also award a fig-leaf scented Jimmyjane Afterglow Massage Candle to the sexiest answer, and a $20 gift card to the funniest answer. That’s three ways to win.

So, hop onto our lap, and tell us why your special someone deserves the Club Vibe. And please don’t tug on the beard.

Dec 17 2010

Your Club Vibe Pleasure Playlist

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by thepleasurechest

On Monday, we introduced you to the Club Vibe, a high tech toy that vibes along with your favorite tunes. We asked you to tell us which song you’d most like to get off to. This morning, we shuffled the playlist. And the winner is…

“Shawna”  from Chicago! Her favorite song was Lil’ Wayne’s “Lollipop.”

We also asked you to tell us why you wanted a particular song on your Club Vibe playlist. There were many creative answers. Some of you get off on the lyrical content of the song. Others geeked out on the rhythmic patterns, bass sounds and tonal properties. But our favorite response, hands-down, for most creative answer was…

“E,” also from Chicago, who wrote the following:

Though I would dearly like to say “The Chosen Priest and Apostle of Infinite Space” by noise band Bull of Heaven – because it is the single longest recorded song (over 2 months long), and because I am both a hierophiliac and desperately interested in prolonged forced orgasms. Unfortunately, I fear that it would either result in burning a hole in my clit or causing some very deeply disturbing interactions with my coworkers. Plus, I mean, after the first 3 hours or so, I’m bound to develop a rather intense case of laryngitis and potential arrest. So! I’m going to go with track 1 from the solaris soundtrack (Cliff Martinez) because nothing says climax like a moody, transporting film score in space. And it begins gradually, slowly crescendos, then intensifies for a full two and a half minutes of relentless teasing. It’s like I’m begging for permission to come already.

I think we can all agree that “E” deserves the $20 gift card!  Congratulations to both of our winners. And while we couldn’t find every song you all suggested (that 2 month long noise song would probably crash our computer), we did put together this playlist of the contest entries. So, plug in your headphones or Club Vibe and get off. This is your Pleasure Playlist.

Dec 16 2010

It is better to give AND receive

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by thepleasurechest

The holidays are here! If you’re as weary of Christmas songs as we are, then you’re probably ready to hit the egg nog pretty hard this weekend. But don’t forget that this is also the season for giving and receiving. The best gifts are the ones that you’ll get the most pleasure out of giving (and enjoying later!)

So, if there’s a loved one on your list, consider stuffing their stocking with something from The Pleasure Chest. Here are some ideas, both naughty and nice…

The We Vibe

$99.95

Dubbed “the couples vibrator,” this ingenious device is the only vibe designed to be worn during intercourse. Its unique design gives clitoral and G-Spot stimulation, while providing pleasure for both partners. It’s rechargeable, made of body-safe silicone, and looks pretty stealthy on the bedside table. If you’re buying for a partner, the We Vibe is a great example of giving a gift, that you secretly want for yourself! If buying for friends, the We Vibe makes the perfect present for a couple.

Jimmy Jane Afterglow Massage Candle

$28

These sublimely aromatic candles melt into luxurious massage oil. Unlike wax, the plant-based oils melt at a low temperature, making them safe to drizzle or brush onto your partner’s skin. When the oils cool, they harden again, giving you up to 32 hours of use from a single candle. All of the scents are great, but bourbon is the house favorite here.

Curious Couples Kit

$39.95

This box of joy is ideal for couples. Containing coupons for naughty and nice sex “IOUs,” edible body powder, Pleasure Chest lube, and a vibrating cock ring, this kinky kit will help people come together during the holidays.


Spareparts Joque Harness

$99.95

I saw Mommy pegging Santa Claus! Here’s another gift that both you and your partner can both enjoy. The Spareparts Joque is one of the most versatile harnesses ever made. It’s fully adjustable, fitting bodies of all shapes and sizes, without the fuss of buckles and snaps.  Sturdy, breathable, machine washable, the Joque is fitted with a stretchy, built-in O-ring that can accommodate most dildos.

Sliquid Organics Natural Intimate Lubricant

$14.95 (4 oz.)

Give the gift of lube, with our favorite organic lubricant. Sliquid’s water-based formula is hypoallergenic, glycerin-free and blended with certified organic botanical extracts that help heal and support the body. It’s pretty much the perfect size for stuffing a stocking. Also, try their warming formula!


Jimmyjane Iconic Ring

$36

Your dad already has enough ties. Get him a cockring! Jimmyjane’s Iconic Ring is not just any cockring. It’s a mini marvel of design and function. It operates in both continuous and touch-sensitive modes, with pleasuring nubs to satisfy both partners. Made of stretchy and strong, water-resistant elastomer, the Iconic Ring has a replaceable motor and comes with a one year limited warranty.  Ring in the holidays!


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