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Jun 03 2015

Free Workshops
on the Upper East Side

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by Kate M.

Summer is on its way! Bring some of the heat in your bedroom (or just enjoy some free AC) at one of our free workshop!

Advanced Anal with Phillip
Wednesday, June 3rd @ 8-10pm – FREE!

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.

dr jess 3The New Sex Bible with Dr. Jess
Thursday, June 4th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

In this workshop, PlayboyTV’s Dr. Jess (Jessica O’Reilly) will share her favorite positions, techniques and moves from her fourth book, The New Sex Bible. This session will involve lots of demos with some edible props for practice, so come ready to laugh, learn and leave with a whole new arsenal of sexy tricks. Book signing to follow.

Blowjobs and Beyond with Brandon B.
Wednesday, June 10th @ 8-10pm – 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. All BJ enthusiasts welcome.

Hands-On Rope Bondage with Midori
Monday, June 15th @ 8-10pm – FREE! 

midori 5Bring the pleasures of Japanese bondage into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope play. In this class, you’ll learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills that will thrill your partner. Midori, author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage and educator extraordinaire, will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness and minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a minimum of 2 lengths of 15 feet and 2 of 25 feet of rope. Rope will also be available for purchase. Class size will be limited, so please arrive early to secure a space.

The Art of Feminine Dominance with Midori
Tuesday, June 16th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Elegance, power and confidence… Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bad cliché? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that’s authentic to you? Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype.  On the way, she will discuss psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion, how to discover what makes your partner weak-kneed, and more. This class is not limited to a gender, but for all who harbor the powerful feminine within! Partners and lovers of the dominant feminine welcome.

bettiepageImpact Play: Spanking, Flogging, and More with Charlie
Wednesday, June 17th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

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 with Jes & Denise
Wednesday, June 24th @ 8-10pm – 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.

Pi like dykesre- Dyke March Party
Saturday June 27th @ 1-4pm FREE!

Join us for pre-Dyke March mimosas as The Pleasure Chest UES teams up with New York Toy Collective to bring you a celebration of queer sex in all its forms. Mini-workshops include: Packing for Sex in Semi-Public Spaces, Bondage on the Go, and Suck It, Lick It, Love It! All attendees will be entered to win an exclusive limited edition Carter dildo, and other assorted prizes.

Jun 03 2015

Free Workshops in Chicago

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by Kate M.

Get hot this summer with free workshops to help you bring it in bed!

Strap On, Get Off with Antoinette
Wednesday, June 3rd @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Become acquainted with the arousing possibilities of strap-on sex. Antoinette 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.

janethardy3Queering Heterosexuality: Girlfaggery, Transattraction & Other Emerging Liminal Identities with Janet Hardy
Wednesday, June 10 @ 8-10 PM, FREE

In an era when the definitions of such common words as “male,” “female,” and “sex” are unraveling, how can we still be certain about concepts like “heterosexuality” and “homosexuality”? Janet W. Hardy, author or coauthor of eleven books about alternative sexualities (including the bestselling The Ethical Slut and her recent memoir Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals), will explore the ways in which girlfags, guydykes, transattracted people, androgynies, and others are expanding the boundaries of queerness and redefining the idea of sexual orientation.

GenderQueer Bondage: Rope for People “Between” and “Beyond” with Lee Harrington
Tuesday, June 16th @ 8-10 PM – FREE!

Ever had to struggle with how to put a crotch rope on a woman who has a little something extra? Tied up a trans man who wanted chest bondage that didn’t make him look like a girl? Perhaps you just want to explore some hot ways to tie up your lovers to make them feel androgynous and exposed? Then this class is for you. We’ll be playing with crotch ropes and strap-on harnesses, alternative forms of chest and torso bondage (to emphasize and de-emphasize curves), and exploring a few other ties that can help us or our partner(s) feel seen as whatever gender they experience. Bring two or more pieces of rope, 25-30ft in length, for hands-on fun and exploration in this class for “the rest of us”.

Lee Harrington ropeSacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM with Lee Harrington
Wednesday June 17th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Using BDSM and Fetishism, you may already be doing sacred kink for your own magical, emotional, spiritual and energetic work without being aware of it! Exploring the eight major routes to altered states of consciousness, we will examine how we use the Path of Ritual for earning our leathers, Path of Rhythm for cathartic flogging, Path of Flesh for sensual bondage scenes, and so much more. Come learn how to be conscious of your own sacred kink workings, how these tools have been used for thousands of years, and how to incorporate new approaches to deepen your energetic connections in the future.

Twisted Knitters Knitting Night with Sex Geekdom Chicago
Tuesday, June 23 @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Come out and play with yarn and enjoy yummy snacks and great conversation with the folks from both The Pleasure Chest and Sex Geekdom Chicago!

Anal Fisting with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, June 24th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Fisting may seem intense, but it’s also an amazing (and amazingly pleasurable) way to connect with a partner. In this workshop, Sarah Sloane will talk to you about the anatomy of the ass, warming it up, and of course safety considerations. She’ll cover the perfect lubes for fisting, toys to help you get there, and the emotional and spiritual side of using your whole hand.

Jun 03 2015

June Workshops in L.A.

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by Kate M.

Summer is coming, and things are about to get hot at The Pleasure Chest! Come join us for workshops and comedy this June.

SeDamon Holzum 1x-Positivity for Gay Men with Damon Holzum
Wednesday, June 3rd @ 8-10pm – FREE!

This workshop will explore the sometimes complex ins and outs of creating a sex-positive love life for gay men (and those that love them).  Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or single and ready to mingle, this course will uncover the tools you need to have a hot sex life and explore your kinks. A wide range of topics will be included, such as: overcoming common road blocks to sex, being comfortable with communication, addressing intimacy hurdles with your partner(s), where and how to hook up, topping/bottoming, foreplay, common myths, and your risk factor spectrum.  This is a sex-positive environment where you’re encouraged to ask all your sexy questions and chat about anything and everything related to the joys of man-on-man sex.

Surefire Sizzling Sex with Judith & Frank
Sunday, June 7th @ 6-8pm – FREE!

Judith and Frank, co-authors of the award-winning book So That’s Why They Do That! Men, Women, and Their Hormones, will be joining us for a workshop on making sex a practice. They’ll share techniques for sizzling sex, how hormones influence your sex life, how to tell when your partner is ready to go, and what to do once you know! Although everyone is welcome, this talk is geared toward straight, partnered couples.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, June 9th @ 8-10pm

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg and Libby Thomas. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

midori 5Auntie Midori’s Practical Advice for New Tops & Dominants
Wednesday, June 10th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Are you just beginning to explore your top or dominant side?  Do you find all the information about BDSM out there a bit intimidating? Do you want to have successful kinky scenes and feel confident? Auntie Midori is here to help! She’ll share practical tips, easy ways to get started, and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn how to find out you and your partner’s desires and select the right toys to make them a steamy reality. Midori will teach you how to avoid harming your partner while keeping the thrill and answer all of your kinky queries. She may even share some tales of her spectacular, goofy bloopers too.

Hands-On Rope Bondage with Midori
Thursday, June 11 @ 8-10pm – FREE! 

Bring the pleasures of Japanese bondage into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope play. In this class, you’ll learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills that will thrill your partner. Midori, author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage and educator extraordinaire, will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness and minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a minimum of 2 lengths of 15 feet and 2 of 25 feet of rope. Rope will also be available for purchase. Class size will be limited, so please arrive early to secure a space.

sex nerd sandra 1World’s Best BJ with Mary & Chris
Wednesday, June 17th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

BJ beginner? Want to shake up your oral routine? Our Sex Specialists will teach you to make every mouthful count. This class will cover all of the anatomy that matters, tips and tricks to keep under your belt when going below the belt, and of course, the legendary deep throat.

Snatch Attack: The Art of Common Sense Cunnilingus with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, June 24th @ 8-10pm, FREE!

Going down. Pearl diving. Whisper in the willows. Whatever you call it, the potential for pleasure can leave some speechless! Join sex educator and Nerdist podcaster Sex Nerd Sandra as she tears down misleading myths and dishes on easy ways to build up and expand your arsenal for amazing oral sex.

Mar 31 2015

Four Year Anniversary Show!
Performance Anxiety April 14th

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by Kate M.

performance anxiety flyer April14th

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 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 05 2014

Free Workshops This Month in L.A.

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by thepleasurechest

hot sex dr jessHot Sex Tips, Tricks & Licks with Dr. Jess
Wednesday, March 5th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Fulfill your lover’s wildest dreams with Hot Sex Tips, Tricks & Licks for both women and men. From seduction moves and dirty talk to hot foreplay and sizzling “finishing moves,” Dr. Jess will share her favorite techniques from her best-selling book.

 Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, March 11th @ 8-10pm

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

nina-hartleyBlow Jobs and Beyond with Nina Hartley
Wednesday, March 12th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Get ready to celebrate Steak and a BJ Day in style! Porn star and sex educator extraordinaire Nina Hartley will show you how to use your mouth, hands, and more to give mind-blowing blowjobs. The class will 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 for Curious Couples with Mary
Tuesday, March 18th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Learn skills of communication and negotiation around BDSM with your partner and how it can be an intensely romantic journey between two (or more) people. Bondage, role play, sensation play – all of these things and more can be enjoyed within a loving relationship, whether monogamous or open. Our Sex Specialists will cover safety, tips, tricks, and how to choose quality implements. For beginners and seasoned players alike. Singles welcome too!

sarah-tG-Spotting 101 with Sarah
Wednesday, March 19th @ 8-10pm – 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!

 Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure  Chest
Tuesday, March 25th @ 8-10pm

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

buttocks of a womanButt Sex Basics with Kate and Koko
Wednesday, March 26th @ 8-10pm – 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.

Jan 23 2014

Martin, Miller & More! Performance Anxiety Jan. 28th

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by thepleasurechest

performance anxiety flyer Jan 28th

Join us on Tuesday, January 28th at 8pm for another evening of Performance Anxiety, the twice-monthly comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg 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.

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.

Enjoy Demetri Martin on flirting unsuccessfully.

Dec 09 2013

Dr. Charlie Glickman at The Pleasure Chest!

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by thepleasurechest

charlie glickman

We have got a treat for you this Wednesday night at our Upper East Side Store!

The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure with Dr. Charlie Glickman
Wednesday, December 11th @ 8-10 PM - FREE!

Curious about prostate play? Charlie Glickman PhD, co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure, discusses the common concerns that prevent people from exploring it (and how to overcome them), tips for easy and pleasurable anal penetration, prostate massage, choosing the best toys, pegging, and much more. Whether you’re just starting out or you already enjoy prostate play, come learn some new ways to make sex even better.

We do not offer advance registration or reserved seating for free workshops or events. Attendance is on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended to secure your spot!

Dec 04 2013

Nina Hartley® in Chicago!

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by thepleasurechest

nina

Author, educator and porn sensation Nina Hartley® will be teaching three workshops at our Chicago store next week! You don’t want to miss them.

Threesomes and Then Some with Nina Hartley®
Tuesday December 10th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Learn threesome decorum with sexpert and lifestyle non-monogamist Nina Hartley®. Nina and her partner enjoy true love, commitment, and an active swinging sex life. Using her personal experience and professional expertise, she will guide you through negotiations with your partner around flirting, swinging, safety, creative sex play, and how to honor the relationship between primary partners.

 

Sex, Play & Intimacy Over 50 with Nina Hartley®
Wednesday, December 11th @ 8-10pm FREE!

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.

 

Finding your Dominance with Nina Hartley®
Thursday December 12th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

So, you want to take on a dominant role with your sweetie, but you’re not sure how to start? Don’t worry! Sex educator and adult film superstar Nina Hartley® will help you feel comfortable and excited as you experiment with life on the top side! She’ll also show you some amazing (and simple!) tips and tricks to help you take the lead – and the leash – both in the bedroom and in the dungeon.