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Dec 15 2011

A Few Gift Ideas for Her

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If you’re still searching for holiday gifts, don’t worry. You’ve still got plenty of time. Heck, we’re still offering free ground shipping on orders of $50 or more, if you order by Saturday. Here are a few of our favorite items for her.

Uma 109.95

Uma is a versatile vibrator with six sexy pulse patterns and a lovely contoured design. It can be used for both external and internal stimulation and makes a great toy for discovering the G-Spot. It’s also fully waterproof, for bathtub fun, and comes with a nifty magnetic charger.

 

 

Lelo Soraya $189.95


The unique Lelo Soraya  is a work of art. This elegant vibrator offers dual stimulation, powered by two separate motors. A simple push button controls eight different vibration modes. Take Soraya underwater and on the road. She’s waterproof and comes with her own charger.

Rhinestone Pasties $12.95

 

These Bijou Mimi Rhinestone Pasties are a glamorous and naughty must for her bust. Whether on stage, by the pool, or as part of a daring ensemble, few can resist their glittery charm. Take it from Kitty, our resident burlesque dancer: “Ultra sexy and pairs well with stockings and a garter belt or just with a smile!” A great stocking stuffer.

 

Nov 29 2011

Be-Dazzling with Bijoux Mimi Rhinestone Pasties

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Kitty, our resident burlesque performer, agreed to try out the Bijoux Mimi Rhinestone Pasties. She’s ready for an encore performance…

When we first started selling these pasties, I was so intrigued and drawn to the unique shape and color. These are great because they leave the nipples exposed and the colors are beautiful, especially the silver. As a stage performer, they worked perfectly in my show. They gave off the illusion of crystal rhinestones individually placed around my breasts and from a distance they were very brilliant and drew the audience directly to them.

"Ultra sexy and pairs well stockings and a garter belt or with just a smile!"

They’re also easy to apply. They are webbed together by a clear adhesive that holds the shape of the pastie. They stayed on well, even when I was sweating. While doing my finale, which involved pouring milk all over my body, they also stayed in place. When I removed them, I had no irritating marks. I think they are a one time use product, however, if you peel them off carefully, they can be reapplied with a little pastie glue. Once you peel them off, you have to be careful not to let the webbing fold or stick because this can ruin them by either tearing the webbing or losing some of the gems.

These pasties can complement any outfit. I’ve also worn them under a sheer blouse, which looked very hot. But in order for me to legally display them in public, I had to cover up my nipples. I did this by taking a pair of nude Nippies and cutting them into the shape of just the nipple area then placing the Mimi pasties over them.

Ultra sexy and pairs well with stockings and a garter belt or just with a smile!

Oct 26 2011

The Winners of our Pick Your Part Contest

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Joque gets the gold!

We asked you last week to tell us which SpareParts harness you most wanted to strap on. The vast majority of you preferred the Joque, for its jockstrap-style design which leaves your ass free for fun. We picked one Joque devotee at random yesterday. And the winner is…Trystero in  Chicago. Trystero writes:

Ohhhh, Joque!!!!! While pegging, I like to keep my bits free…you know, just in case someone else stops by and we all decide to see if I can take as well as give (of course, all while I give). It would all be for science, of course.”

Well, that’s ambitious! We hope you enjoy your new Joque!

Only a handful of you preferred the classic G-string cut of the Theo, which made the odds for winning even higher. And the lucky reader is…Seth in Atlanta. About the Theo, Seth writes:

 I like to hard pack in public occasionally and to me it seems this harness would give less lines under clothing. But the better point, to me anyway, is with its g-string style, it would rub my bits quite nicely when I’m thrusting…giving me an added sensation! Total win for me and my partner!

Theo takes the silver!

Indeed a total win! We hope that you and your partner enjoy adding Theo to your strap-on play.

We had many funny and sexy submissions for this contest. Our favorite entry came from Michelle in New Brunswick, NJ. Michelle writes:

“As a lesbian just starting to experiment with sex with gay men, I’d love the jock-strap style harness so I can play around with my gender identity a little while taking a hunky queer man from behind. As a very feminine woman, I sometimes think the only way I could get a gay man is to dress in drag, and this harness would certainly help me do that.”

While Michelle didn’t win the Joque, we’re sending her a $20 gift card to encourage her experiments!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our contest and thank you to SpareParts for letting us share the strap-on love with our readers!

Oct 19 2011

BIG BANG SALE in LA & Chicago on Sunday One Day Only!

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by thepleasurechest

Attention Los Angeles and Chicago readers!

Join us this Sunday for our annual Big Bang Sale. We’ll have bangin’ deals on everything in our store. Some items are up to 50% off. Get a headstart on your holiday shopping and browse our selection of hot Halloween costumes and masks.

  • At least 25% off everything in the store!
  • Up to 50% off select toys and accessories
  • Halloween masks & costumes

The Big Bang Sale begins on Sunday morning at 10am and ends when we close on Sunday night. Please note that the Chicago store closes at 11pm and the Los Angeles store closes at midnight. This sale only applies to our Chicago and Los Angeles retail stores, not to web purchases.

Curious about those costumes? Check out this sexy gallery of Alicia & Mike modeling the hot fall fashions.

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Oct 19 2011

Pick Your PartWin a SpareParts Joque or Theo

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by thepleasurechest

We know you want to look and feel sexy when wearing a strap-on. So do the folks at SpareParts Hardwear, the leaders in innovative harness design. SpareParts harnesses are constructed of sturdy, breathable, machine-washable material. You can get them wet and they’re amazingly easy to clean. They’re also fully adjustable and come in sizes to meet nearly everyone’s needs. Most importantly, they look sexy.

Pick Your Part

Joque

Theo

 

 

or

 


 

 

But when it comes to strapping it on, there’s still debate about which look is the hottest. Some of us prefer the Joque, a jock strap style design that lifts your ass and leaves it free for play. Others swear by the Theo, which has the cut of a classic g-string.

Win a Joque or a Theo

Which one do you like? Leave a comment here and tell us which of the two you’d wear and why.

On Monday, October 24th, we’ll give away one of each to a randomly selected reader.  As an added reward to those of you strapping on your thinking caps, we’ll also award a $20 gift card to our favorite answer.

Good luck!

Sep 13 2011

Joan Jett, Sid Vicious & The Pleasure Chest

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by thepleasurechest

Photo by Brad Elterman

In an interview posted today at The Morton Report, Joan Jett confirms a rumor we’ve heard for years:

I think it was '78. All the Runaways were staying on a houseboat. On that same trip, I was also hanging out with Sid [Vicious] and Nancy [Spungen]. That was right before they came to America. And you know, that hoop belt that Sid would always wear, it was a black leather belt with rings on it. I gave that to him in England. I bought that at the Pleasure Chest in LA, and I used to wear it all the time, you can see a lot of Runaways pictures with me wearing that belt. And I gave it to him just as a gesture, because I was a fan. And he started wearing it, and in all their pictures of them in America when they did their tour. I just think that's funny.

While we’re on the subject of the 70s, check out Dressing for Pleasure, a 1977 documentary on fetish fashion, which helped influence the UK punk scene.

Aug 12 2011

Ambiguously Gay Muppets, Sexy Superheroes & Cuddling with John Stamos

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During all the fuss over Anal August, we’ve been neglecting our weekly link roundup. Here’s a curated recap of our feed from the past few weeks.

  • With gay marriage legal in New York, many couples are finally tying the knot. This NYT slideshow of gay weddings made us very happy.

Just friends.

  • While gay activists continue to push for nationwide marriage equality, some cheeky folks started a campaign to let Sesame Street‘s Bert and Ernie get married. In response to the controversy, Sesame Street issued a statement asserting that Bert and Ernie are just friends, and furthermore, simply puppets! We say, leave the Muppets alone. But we’d love to see a campaign to get C-3PO to make an honest droid out of R2-D2.
  • Speaking of Star Wars, if you’ve got the hots for Luke Skywalker, here’s a must read on The do’s & dont’s of dating Mark Hamill.
  • What if male superheroes in comic books were posed like Wonder Woman? The result would probably look something like this.  Sexy!
  • Another sexy superhero: DallasVoice.com unmasked Zimmer Barnes, a gay crimefighter whose New York Initiative fights homophobia in the Big Apple.

  • Want to tighten your abs and strengthen your quads? Nah, us neither. But we could watch this 80s workout video all day.
  • Vice asked: Is anyone out there missing a bag of sex toys? 

  • We don’t want to kill your Anal August buzz, but Queerty had this reminder that sodomy is still illegal in 18 states.
  • “Right now, in one of the largest cities in the country, a six-foot-wide pair of white panties dominates one of the city’s most visible public spaces.” So begins this pithy piece of art criticism about a ginormous statue of Marilyn Monroe recently, um, erected in Chicago’s Pioneer Court.

S-T-R-E-T-C-H

  • Postmodern Barney found these awesome vintage men’s underwear ads.
  • The Seattle Weekly profiled a blind man who was prosecuted for illegally downloading porn.
  • Vice published Richard Kern’s unusual photos of naked young women and their prescription meds.
  • Gizmodo reported on the Viberect,  a new FDA-approved male vibrator, which resembles a set of salad tongs. Tossing a salad will never be the same again.
  • An anonymous writer in New York  recounted a week of hot sex with her boyfriend. Their sexual marathon included a trip to the New York branch of The Pleasure Chest, which she called “a candy store of fucking.”

  • This woman helpfully defined 30 paraphilias in 5 minutes. Collect ‘em all.
  • Scientists reported on new brain scan data which maps womens’ orgasmic response, and found to no one’s surprise, that nipples are an erogenous zone.
  • Researchers in the Netherlands claimed that our romantic partners are not as hot as we think. They theorized that such “positive illusions” help keep relationships stable.
  • A survey from the University of Rhode Island said that four out of five teenagers are sexting. In our day, we had to write dirty messages on Post-It notes.
  • Another study of American teens found that boys who masturbate are more likely to practice safe sex. Wait, there are boys who don’t masturbate?
  • A study in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior claimed that men with erectile dysfunction are more likely to cheat on their partners.
  • A reader at Psychology Today asked “Who Invented the Blowjob?” The answer: Bonobos or barnacles, probably. (h/t Violet Blue)

Balls in your court.

  • The New York Observer noted a recent uptick in testicle-related litigation in American courtrooms.

Trick or treat? Hips or lips?

  • A reader at Dangerous Minds dug up this unlikely Al Pacino leatherdaddy costume from the notorious 1980 thriller Cruising.
  • John Stamos taught us how to cuddle.

  • Finally, Channel 6 Action News reported on a local man with too many cats.

Got a link we need to see? Tell us on Twitter. Follow our LA, NY and Chicago feeds!

Jun 27 2011

Furries Invade Pittsburgh, Weird Al Goes Gaga & Gay Marriage Comes to NY

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by thepleasurechest

Here are all the links we liked last week!

  • In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, or chained to a bed (lucky!) all weekend you probably already know that the state of New York legalized gay marriage late Friday night. You could read any number of articles about this historic vote, but we prefer this animated report from the geniuses at Taiwan News.

Here comes the bride.

  • Speaking of marriage, we wonder what the creator of this “feminist wedding dress” thinks about tying the knot.
  • A new study claimed that women’s “gaydar” functions best during ovulation, while another suggested that women are more likely to achieve simultaneous orgasm when their male partners are hot.

  • From hot to cold. Nearly 400 people in Wales stripped off and jumping into freezing water to break the world’s record for the largest skinny dip and to raise funds for cancer research.
  • Our friend Jamye Waxman reported on five reasons why porn might be teaching you bad sex. And they’re not the reasons you might think.
  • Despite what you’ve seen in movies, time travel and sex just don’t mix. That’s what a new study of brine shrimp (sea monkeys!) indicated anyways.

  • Cracked investigated the ancient art of the dick joke, showing that penis drawings and potty humor are older than we think.

  • Over 4,500 furries returned to Pittsburgh last weekend for the 6th annual Anthrocon. The city expected to make $5.3 million from the event, and hotels were packed, with attendees sleeping four to a room at the Westin. Woof!

  • “When Shubin was a 17-year-old high school student, his stepmother became pregnant with twins. Doctors advised her not to engage in sex throughout the high-risk pregnancy—so Shubin’s father, Steve, nosed around for an alternative form of release. When Steve couldn’t locate a realistic stand-in vagina on the market, he began drawing plans to craft his own.”

    Yes, that’s the origin story for the Fleshlight, the world’s most popular male masturbation toy.

 

  • Food porn? Queerty dug up this clip from “Cooking with Beefcake Too!” a bawdy cooking video from the 80s, hosted by a lecherous Jaye P. Morgan.
  • Crystal at Autostraddle shared her top 10 lesbian romance novels.
  • The Beaver Whisperer talked about STIs in the lesbian community.
  • As numerous gossip sites informed us, Jennifer Love Hewitt is a proud customer of our LA store. But where is this Pleasure Chest “bar” the paparazzi are talking about? We’re thirsty!

  • Last, but by no means least, Weird Al Yankovic released his long-awaited parody of Lady Gaga, proving that he can out-queer the reigning queen of pop.

Got a link we need to see? Tell us on Twitter. Follow our LA, NY and Chicago feeds!