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Jun 30 2011

July Workshops in Los Angeles

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by thepleasurechest

Summer school is now in session. From basic bondage and oral sex, to Tantra with Jaiya and Reid’s return, there’s something for nearly everyone.

Bondage for Beginners

July 6th, 2011 @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Sex Nerd Sandra

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.

 

Play Parties: How To Throw ‘Em and How To Attend ‘Em with Reid Mihalko

July 12th, 2011 @ 8pm FREE!

Whether you’d like to be the “Hostess With the Mostest” and throw your own event, or are just looking to spice up your love life, sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko will provide you with juicy tips and sound advice on how to make attending play parties or throwing ‘em yourself as simple and as powerful as can be. Whatever you level of experience, whatever your relationship status or orientation, Reid promises an informative evening chock-full of great communication and relationship skills!

Reid Mihalko, July 12th/13th

Plays Well With Others: Negotiating Relationship Boundaries & Agreements for Group Sexploration with Reid Mihalko

July 13th, 2011 @ 8pm FREE!

With the dizzying array of relationship options available to people who’ve decided to “play well with others,” how do you, and your partner or partners (if you’ve got any), figure out what will work best? What is open to renegotiation? And what do you do when the inevitable challenges arise or when someone makes a bad call? Join sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko for a workshop devoted to single people, couples, and multiple partners who want to learn how to create workable boundaries and agreements for playing sexually with others simultaneously.

Jaiya, July 20th

Tantric Sex with Jaiya

July 20th, 2011 @ 8pm FREE!

Tantric sex is an art, a science and a pathway to discovering untapped erotic potential. Learning Tantric sex techniques can help you prolong pleasure, connect more deeply and reach erotic trance states. World-renowned somatic sexologist Jaiya will teach you a simple Tantric practice you can start incorporating right away. She’ll also share some tips and techniques to help you use Tantric sex to take your sexual life to places you have never imagined.

Performance Anxiety: Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

July 26th, 2011 @ 8pm $7

Eli Olsberg and TJ Miller present Performance Anxiety, a bi-weekly comedy show at The Pleasure Chest happening the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month! For $7 you get free parking, free beer, and performances by some of the best stand-up comedians in the country. Comics to be announced.

Suck It, Lick It, Love It

July 27th, 2011 @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Sex Nerd Sandra

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.

Jun 21 2011

Summer in the City Upcoming Workshops in New York

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by thepleasurechest

Spend some of your hot summer nights with us. Our workshops are fun, free and held in our lovely air-conditioned store. Here’s our complete schedule of classes for the season.

Strap-on Sex for Lesbians, Dykes & Queers

Monday, June 27th @ 8pm FREE!

This strap-on sex workshop is for anyone lesbian, queer, or dyke-identified. We’ll cover how to choose the best harness and dildo for you, enhancing satisfaction for both partners, double dildos, strap-on anal sex, owning your cock, queer gender expression, and sucking strap-on cock. A great class to learn the basics of dildo harnesses or pick up some new tips and tricks! FtM and MtF folks who love to (or want to learn how to) have great strap-on sex are welcome.

Blowjobs & Beyond

Tuesday, July 5th @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Brandon B

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 blowjobs. 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.

Kinky Sex

Monday, July 11th @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Ignacio

Just because you’re not into chains and whips doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a foray into the arousing world of kink. If your fantasies include blindfolds, role-playing, handcuffs, or any other naughty fun, our Sex Specialists can help take you from curious to light kink connoisseur.

The Ultimate O

Tuesday, July 19th @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Jovan

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.

Safer Sex Techniques & Toys 201

Monday, July 25th @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Ignacio

Condoms and dental dams are hot! Find out why at this safer sex workshop where our Sex Specialist will lead a judgment-free, open discussion. Learn how to use a harm reduction approach, while having fun safer sex and negotiating play when you or a partner is affected by an STI. We will also discuss STIs beyond HIV and communicating your status with partners.

Blowjobs & Beyond

Tuesday, August 2nd @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Brandon B

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 blowjobs. 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.

Butt Sex Basics

Monday, August 8th @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Brandon B

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.

Bend Over Buddy: Anal Pleasure for Him

Tuesday, August 16th @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialists: Brandon B. & Laura

Is your bedroom buddy just begging for some anal attention? In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to get your guy on-board 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.

Impact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More

Monday, August 22nd @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Jovan

Do you want to know more about striking your partner or being stricken as a form of erotic discipline? Learn the finer (and rougher) points of impact play at this workshop. We’ll cover negotiation, safety, types of hits, and the hows, whys, and wheres of floggers, paddles, and whips.

Advanced Anal

Tuesday, August 30th @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Krys Fox

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.

Suck It! Beyond the Blowjob

Monday, September 6th @8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Ignacio

Do you think that just because your partner uses or has a silicone cock, that they can’t experience a great blowjob? Think again! Get tips on how to receive and give mind blowing oral pleasure. Learn how to silicone-cock gulp and T-cock slobber your partner to an explosive orgasm. Let’s go down and share techniques for queers, trans folks and strap-on lovers.

Pleasure Her Perfect

Tuesday, September 13th @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Laura

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.

The Fine Art of Dirty Talk with Amy Jo Goddard

Tuesday, September 20th @ 8pm FREE!

Feeling shy about talking dirty? Wish you could open the door to dirty words without shame? This workshop will be a fun exploration of dirty talk, why we like it, what we want from it and how to incorporate it with partners. We’ll explore and practice what feels good for you, how to find common ground with your partners, and building a bigger dirty vocabulary. Attendees can decide how much to participate, but it will be guaranteed fun! C’mon and say it like you mean it!

Sex, Play & Intimacy Over 50

Tuesday September 27th @ 8pm FREE!
Sex Specialist: Ignacio

Our lust and desire may change over time but that doesn’t mean that our needs for sex and intimacy go away. Getting older only means getting better. This workshop will discuss some “age- and stage-related” changes but will also concentrate on the positive impact of your maturity on hot sex and play. Come share your experiences and learn how to keep getting it on into the golden years. Whether you’re married, single, divorced or widowed, this workshop pertains to you. We’ll cover anatomy and overcoming various social stereotypes, taboos around intimacy, sex and desire.

 


May 30 2011

June Workshops in Our LA Store

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by thepleasurechest

Hello Los Angeles. It’s starting to heat up out there and in here! Come check out one of our steamy and informative free workshops. Here’s a complete schedule for June.

Impact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More

Wednesday, June 1st @ 8pm

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.

Strap on Sex for Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers

Wednesday, June 8th @ 8pm

This strap-on sex workshop is for anyone lesbian, queer, or dyke-identified. We’ll cover how to choose the best harness and dildo for you, enhancing satisfaction for both partners, double dildos, strap-on anal sex, owning your cock, queer gender expression, and sucking strap-on cock. A great class to learn the basics of dildo harnesses or pick up some new tips and tricks! FtM and MtF folks who love to (or want to learn how to) have great strap-on sex are welcome.

Performance Anxiety: Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

Tuesday, June 14th @ 8pm

Eli Olsberg and TJ Miller present Performance Anxiety, a bi-weekly comedy show at The Pleasure Chest happening the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month! For $7 you get free parking, free beer, and performances by some of the best stand-up comedians in the country. Comics to be announced.

Advanced Anal Play with Damon Holzum

Wednesday, June 15th @ 8pm

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.

Pleasure Her Perfect

Wednesday, June 22nd @ 8pm

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.

Performance Anxiety: Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

Tuesday, June 28th @ 8pm

Eli Olsberg and TJ Miller present Performance Anxiety, a bi-weekly comedy show at The Pleasure Chest happening the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month! For $7 you get free parking, free beer, and performances by some of the best stand-up comedians in the country. Comics to be announced.

Blowjobs & Beyond

Wednesday, June 29th @ 8pm

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.

Apr 21 2011

May Daze: Upcoming Workshops in LA

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by thepleasurechest

Dear Los Angeles,

Wanna brush up on your cunnilingus? Itching to step into a strap on? Or do you just want to sprinkle some spice in the bedroom? If you said yes, to any of the above come to one of our free workshops!

Your friends at the Pleasure Chest

P.S. Here’s a schedule through the end of May

Blowjobs & Beyond

Tuesday, April 27th at 8pm FREE

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 blowjobs. 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.

Spicing Up Your Sex Life

Monday, May 2nd @ 8pm FREE

Want to add some flavor in the bedroom? Learn how to spice it up with Sex Nerd Sandra.  She’ll cover quick and easy recipes to get the bedroom sparks flying, and in depth methods to break out of old habits. On the menu will be the importance of eye contact, sexting, sharing fantasies, new positions, tantra and more. You’ll even get to practice a few saucy moves you can take home and serve up with confidence!

Strap-On, Get Off: Dildo Harnesses 101

Tuesday, May 3rd @ 8pm FREE

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.

Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom

Wednesday, May 4th @ 8pm FREE

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.

Make Life Sexier

Wednesday, May 11th @ 8pm FREE

Learn some pleasure principles for making your sex life sizzle. Together we’ll explore the wide world of sex toys, tips and tricks for solo and partner play, safe sex essentials, and ways to enhance your orgasm.

The Ultimate O

Wednesday, May 18th @ 8pm FREE

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.

Suck it, Lick it, Love it

Wednesday, May 25th at 8pm FREE

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.

Apr 07 2011

Spring Workshops in Chicago

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by thepleasurechest

Here’s the complete lineup of workshops through the end of June in our Chicago store. All of our classes are free and open to everyone. They’re also a lot of fun. Join us!

Pleasure Her Perfect

Tuesday, April 12th @ 8pm FREE!

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.

Susie Homemaker’s Sex Tips & Tricks

Monday, April 18th @ 8pm FREE!

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.

G-Spot and Female Ejaculation

Thursday, April 19th @ 8pm FREE!

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!

Blowjobs & Beyond

Wednesday, April 20th @ 8pm FREE!

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.

Butt Sex Basics

Tuesday, May 10th @ 8pm FREE!

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.

G-Spot and Female Ejaculation

Monday, May 16th @8pm FREE!

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!

Sex Toys 101

Tuesday, May 17th @ 8pm FREE!

Join our Sex Specialists as we talk about the pleasures of erotic playthings. Topics include: vibrators for beginners or pros, couples’ toys, toy cleaning, and toy safety, and more. Did you know that using lube can enhance and prolong your sex? Want to hear about the best condoms for sensational safe sex? We have all the hot tips and tricks for the sex nerd or erotic explorer in you!

Blowjobs & Beyond

Wednesday, May 18th @ 8pm FREE!

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.

Secret Male Erogenous Zones with Midori

Wednesday, May 25th @ 8pm FREE!

Blow his mind by expanding his potential for pleasure well beyond the genitals. Consider this your initiation into courtesan sensuality skills. You’ll learn about the 5 zones of the male lover and how to bring him to a place of erotic presence to deepen your intimacy. You’ll also learn about the male G-spot, sexual pressure points, exciting touch skills, and the pleasure map of the male body. Midori, with her trademark humor, will give you lots of great techniques to take home, so that you can rock his world!

How to Top: Beginners Intro to Kinky Fun with Midori

Thursday, May 26th @ 8pm FREE!

Interested in kinky sex but not sure how to start? Do you want to be the dominant in S&M games but feel uncertain? Not sure how to read your partner’s desires or limits during play? In this class, Midori will help with some simple but effective tips on tools, communication, planning a scene, reading your partner, avoiding mistakes and maximizing fun for both of you.

Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom

Tuesday, June 14th @ 8pm FREE!

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.

Blowjobs & Beyond

Tuesday, June 21st @ 8pm FREE!

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.

Queering Your Sex

Wednesday June 22nd @ 8pm FREE!

Geared toward all gender-variant, gender curious folks, or anyone looking to incorporate some type of gender or nontraditional power play into their sex.  The class covers communication and negotiation, anatomy (including trans bodies), strapping it on, pumping, oral pleasure, role-playing, and tips, tricks and toys for hot queer sex.

G-Spot and Female Ejaculation

Tuesday, June 28th @ 8pm FREE!

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!

Mar 30 2011

LA Workshops in April. No Foolin’.

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by thepleasurechest

Here’s the complete lineup of workshops for our LA store in the month of April. Just a reminder, our classes are open to everyone, and totally free of charge. They’re also lots of fun.

Secret Male Erogenous Zones with Midori

Tuesday April 5th @ 8pm FREE!

Blow his mind by expanding his potential for pleasure well beyond the genitals. Consider this your initiation into courtesan sensuality skills. You’ll learn about the 5 zones of the male lover and how to bring him to a place of erotic presence to deepen your intimacy. You’ll also learn about the male G-spot, sexual pressure points, exciting touch skills, and the pleasure map of the male body. Midori, with her trademark humor, will give you lots of great techniques to take home, so that you can rock his world!

How to Top: Beginners Intro to Kinky Fun with Midori

Wednesday April 6th @ 8pm FREE!

Interested in kinky sex but not sure how to start? Do you want to be the dominant in S&M games but feel uncertain? Not sure how to read your partner’s desires or limits during play? In this class, Midori will help with some simple but effective tips on tools, communication, planning a scene, reading your partner, avoiding mistakes and maximizing fun for both of you.

Butt Sex Basics

Wednesday April 13th @ 8pm FREE!

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.

Recycled Sex with Jamye Waxman

Wednesday April 20th @ 8pm FREE!

Don’t throw away the sex you love. Recycle it into new, hot sex you want more of! Whether you want to stoke the fires of a long-term relationship or figure out new methods to get off during solo sex, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn in-depth ways to communicate with your partner, quick tips to change up the sex, how to introduce toys in the bedroom and environmentally-friendly sensual products for your greener sex life.

Blowjobs & Beyond

Wednesday April 27th @ 8pm FREE!

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 blowjobs. 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.

Mar 03 2011

Is cunnilingus obscene? Facebook says yes.

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by thepleasurechest

As many of you know, The Pleasure Chest hosts free educational workshops at all three of our retail stores. The workshops are an opportunity to share practical information about safer sex, from kissing and masturbation to oral sex and BDSM. We’ve been posting our workshop announcements on Facebook, without a problem, ever since we started our account on the social networking behemoth.

Yesterday, we received a disturbing notice informing us that the event announcement for one our workshops had been removed, for violating Facebook’s Terms of Use agreement. Here’s the key passage:

“The event ‘Pleasure Her Perfect: Going Down’ has been removed because it violated our Terms of Use. Among other things, events that are hateful, threatening, or obscene are not allowed.”

The notice also warned that:

“Continued misuse of Facebook’s features could result in your account being disabled.”

We can’t imagine how an invitation to a class on oral sex, posted for the benefit of people who have opted-in to our feed, could be “hateful” or “threatening,” so we can only assume that Facebook finds the event description “obscene.”  (A screenshot of that description is below.)

If so, this wouldn’t be the first time that Facebook has targeted sex educators for censorship. Last year, both Self Serve and Violet Blue found their pages disabled by the site’s anonymous guardians of morality. And just last month, we discovered that we were unable to post a workshop announcement with the title “Anal Pleasure 101″ because the word “anal” made the listing “not valid.” We solved the problem by spelling the offending word “An*l,” which is kinda funny, since the asterisk reminds us of a butthole!

It’s not just sex educators who have had trouble. Facebook is an ongoing battle with users who post photos of breastfeeding! (We’re not kidding.)

We’re really not sure why this particular event posting roused the Facebook sex police. On any given day, our Facebook feed is much racier than our own profile page. Yes, we even see a fair amount of porn, posted regularly by our friends in the sex industry. So, what gives?

Perhaps the societal doublestandard that considers cunnilingus more taboo than fellatio is to blame. An upcoming Blowjobs & Beyond workshop remains on our events tab (and y’all should definitely check it out!) Cunnilingus in the movies often gets slapped with an NC-17 rating by the MPAA, while depictions of men getting head typically pass with an R-rating.

We might also ask why oral sex is considered obscene, while this apparently isn’t. The bottom line is that we can’t read Mark Zuckerberg’s mind, and finding out which words or images triggered a specific act of content removal is all but impossible. Our only recourse is to tone it down, cross our fingers, and hope we don’t get our account disabled or deleted.

In the meantime, are you following us on Twitter (NY, LA, Chicago) yet? Because Twitter definitely isn’t trying to defriend the sex industry.

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 07 2010

Blowjobs & Beyond: A blow by blow

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by thepleasurechest

"I feel lucky to be alive in this day and age, where such a class could exist and be accessible to anyone..."

Ever wonder what it’s like to attend one of our free educational workshops? Nuala from the House of Goddess wrote this lovely review, and sang the praises of our very own Jamila, one of the many awesome Sex Specialists at The Pleasure Chest. This was our favorite passage:

Honestly and mostly, I was blown away (no pun intended) by the mere thought of it all: I feel lucky to be alive in this day and age, where such a class could exist and be accessible to anyone; where a woman could instruct a large group of eager adults (about 100 or so) how to give head and pleasure a cock. It was educational, enlightening, and fun. It was an open, safe forum of discussion, and many unshamefully asked questions that prompted equally unabashed answers. There was an elderly couple listening in, as well, and I wondered if they wished they had had a forum like this in their horny younger years.

Amen to that. If you haven’t checked out our free workshops yet, please be our guest!

Nov 30 2010

Three Ways to Keep Warm in LA

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by thepleasurechest

Seems like winter has crept up on Los Angeles. We’ve been worshipping the space heater and slurping down the pho, just to stay warm. (And yes, we know our friends in NY and Chicago have no sympathy!) If you’re looking to turn up the heat, check out these three free workshops which will carry us through the holidays and into the new year!

Suck it, Lick it, Love it

Wednesday, December 1 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm, FREE

Our Sex Specialists share tips and tricks to get you into 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.

Strap-on, Get Off: Dildo Harnesses 101
Wednesday, December 8 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm, FREE
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.

Wednesday, December 15 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm, FREE
Santa comes but once a year, but you don’t have to! Discover the best toys for getting off this holiday season. Topics include: vibrators for beginners or pros, couples’ toys, toy cleaning, toy safety, and more. Did you know that using lube can enhance and prolong your sex? Want to hear about the best condoms for sensational safe sex? We’ll show you how to stuff your stockings and fill your partner with joy.