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Jul 23 2014

Acrobatic Ancient Egyptian Sex

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by Kate M.

Turin-Reconstruction

Fun sex fact: the earliest known depiction of sex is called the Turin Erotic Papyrus, and it is filthy. Looking at the reconstruction above is a little like playing Where’s Waldo, only Waldo is an extra-long penis, and he’s everywhere.

Maybe one day, when we’re in peak physical condition and we have a chariot lying around, we’ll give our own reproduction of the Turin Erotic Papyrus a try. Until then, we can only be impressed by the erotic imagination of one kinky Ancient Egyptian artist.

May 29 2014

Wall of Dicks! Wall of Dicks!

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by Kate M.

penis wall

Click here to see a wall of penises that wiggle up and down in response to movements from passersby – or, hilariously, in response to changes in the stock market.

Good morning!

Apr 15 2014

Tom of Finland Stamps!

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by Kate M.

tom of finland stamps

After finding out that the Finnish postal service is releasing stamps featuring the work of Tom of Finland, we only have one question: who lives in Finland and wants to send us mail?

Please? We’ll love you forever.

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tom of finland stamp 1

h/t The Advocate

Mar 11 2014

Ecosex with Annie Sprinkle
on the Upper East Side

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by thepleasurechest

Annie Sprinkle

Hey New York! Thursday night at 8pm, we’re giving you a chance to see pioneering sex educator and performance artist Annie Sprinkle for free at our Upper East Side flagship store!

101 Ways to Make Love with the Earth – An Ecosex Primer
Slide Show & Workshop with Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 13th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Annie will present an introductory slide show giving an overview of ecosex practices, art, fashion and  green porn. Learn how to find your E-spot, and why switching the metaphor from “Earth as mother” to “Earth as lover” can create a paradigm shifting experience that can bring you more pleasure than ever. Try some ecosexual breathing, listen to ecosexy stories and explore pollen-amoury. It’s fun, a little kinky, and good for the Earth. By the end, you’ll likely discover that you are an ecosexual too!

Mar 06 2014

T is for Trampling

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by thepleasurechest

T is for tramplingg is for gas mask

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.

Feb 28 2014

Girl on Girl Arts and Crafts

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by thepleasurechest

lesbian porn nails

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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by thepleasurechest

penis art

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 03 2014

Got a Pleasure Chest Tattoo?

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by thepleasurechest

Tat

One of our staff met someone at a party this weekend and immediately recognized his tattoo as the Pleasure Chest logo. When he showed us a picture, we liked it so much that we decided to offer a 10% discount to anyone with a Pleasure Chest tattoo. We’re hoping that hundreds of you come out of the woodwork.

In-store only.
Offer valid through 2/28/14.

Jan 23 2014

The Relationship Photos of Our Dreams

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by thepleasurechest

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We have a big crush on photographer Yijun Liao‘s Experimental Relationship series, in which she and her boyfriend pose, often together, with her in more traditionally masculine stances and him in traditionally feminine poses. The result is tender, wry, and not just a little sexy.

From her artist statement:

As a woman brought up in China, I used to think I could only love someone who is older and more mature than me, who can be my protector and mentor. Then I met my current boyfriend, Moro, who is 5 years younger than me, I felt that whole concept of relationships changed, all the way around. I became the person who has more authority and power. One of my male friends even questioned how I could choose a boyfriend the way a man would choose a girlfriend. And I thought, “Damn right. That’s exactly what I’m doing, and why not!”

gender fun photography

You can see the whole series and read the full artist statement here.