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Oct 11 2013

Fisting, Roleplay & More! October Workshops in Chicago

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Halloween is almost here! It’s the perfect time to learn some new tricks and then treat yourself to a new toy at a 15% discount!

Vaginal and Anal Fisting with Antoinette
Tuesday, October 15th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Fisting has a formidable reputation in some circles, but it’s actually a sensual, spiritual way of connecting with our partners. Find out what fisting really is (hint: there are no fists!), how to coax your body (or your partner’s body) into opening up for it, and some healthy and easy tips for making it hotter than you can imagine!

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A Lesson in Erotic Roleplay with the Domi Dollz
Wednesday, October 16th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Looking for a new way to share your fantasies? Role playing with your partner can be a great addition to your sex life! Enjoy slipping out of your traditional relationship roles and exploring a sexy new persona. Plus, you don’t have to wait for Halloween to play dress up anymore! Join famed dominatrices and authors of “Kisses to Kink” Nina Payne and Mona Rogers as they guide you through the basics of kink and into the exciting world of erotic role-playing. Open to both singles and couples, this class will be filled with tips and tricks that are a surefire way to turn those fantasies into reality!

Performance Anxiety Comedy Night
Monday, October 21st @ 8-10pm FREE!

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Goodrich Gevaart and Kristin Clifford and featuring live performances by some of the best comics working today. As a bonus, all audience members get 15% off their purchases on the night of the show.

Butt Sex Basics with Ash
Wednesday, October 23rd @ 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.

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Shy Freaks: Exploring BDSM for the Introvert with Mollena Williams
Wednesday, October 30th @8-10pm FREE!

If the thought of BDSM action gets you hot and bothered but the thought of dropping trou in the middle of a dungeon full of fellow kinksters leaves you cold and queasy, you just might be a shy freak! This class explores finding your own boundaries, and will offer some tools for self-assessment. How do you know if you should push your shyness, or let it sit? What do you do if your partner is a flaming show-off and you like nothing more than a quiet scene at home? And how can you overcome what YOU want to overcome without succumbing to potentially damaging scene pressures? All of these questions and more will be explored in a lively and interactive format where even the shyest freaks get their say!

Oct 10 2013

BJs, Poly & Tantra! October workshops in L.A.

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Are you ready for the Halloween parade? Don’t panic! Get schooled by our fabulous guest educators and receive 15% off of masks, body glitter, rhinestone bullwhips, and much more!

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Poly-Curious 101 with Reid Mihalko and Allison Moon
Tuesday, October 15th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Are you curious about polyamory but don’t know where to start? Reid Mihalko and Allison Moon will take you through the different ways you can make non-monogamous relationship work. You’ll learn how to negotiate your boundaries, navigate common poly pitfalls, and embrace jealousy as an asset. Show up with questions and leave with confidence!

Blowjobs & Beyond with Reid Mihalko
Wednesday, October 16th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Want to have him squirming in his seat? Reid Mihalko will show you how to use your mouth, hands, and more to give mind-blowing blowjobs. He’ll cover male anatomy, tips and tricks, how to conquer your gag reflex, his signature “slow jerk” technique, plus other sexy secrets that are sure to have your partner begging for more.

MichaelsJohnsonTantraPMIntroduction to Tantra with Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels
Wednesday, October 23rd @ 8-10pm FREE!

Tantra uses sexual energy for consciousness expansion. In other words you can think whatever thoughts, use whatever implements, and be with whomever you wish, as long as that gets you into a highly charged erotic state. This is where the magic can begin to happen. Join Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, authors of “Great Sex Made Simple,” for an honest discussion in which they will dispel some of the popular myths surrounding this ancient tradition. You will learn that elements of Tantric philosophy and practice can be easily applied to our modern lives in ways that do more than simply improve our sexual experiences. This class is for all relationship styles, configurations and gender identities. Singles are welcome.

Oct 03 2013

Highlights from Gloryhole

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Did you have as much fun at Gloryhole as we did? Relive the night with these awesome articles and pictures!

L.A. Weekly captured some fabulous footage.

Xbiz thinks that we still look good at 42! Pictures here.

The writer from Vice didn’t have much fun, but the photos are fantastic.

You all struck some fierce poses in the Polite in Public photo booth.

If you want more, we’ve got more:

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Oct 02 2013

The Art of Sex at The Pleasure Chest Chicago

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This Friday between 8pm and 10pm, The Pleasure Chest presents the return of The Art of Sex, our 3rd annual exhibition, showcasing Chicago artists and their sexiest, most provocative work for your perusal and purchase. Whether your taste is subtly sexy or overtly kinky, you’re sure to find something that you find… inspirational.

Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect to see:

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David April

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Rob Z

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The show will also feature works by Kelly Courtney, Shawne Holloway, Melissa Hawrysz, and some internationally-known artists’ works from the private collections of Sarah Sloane and Steve Kent. Most of the artwork will be for sale, with prices ranging from under $100 to $300.

Stick around to mingle with the artists over wine, cheese, and tasty treats from Bad Wolf Coffee. Plus, one lucky guest will win a gift bag, courtesy of the Pleasure Chest, worth over $200.

Oct 02 2013

Kindler, Miller, A Surprise Guest & More! Performance Anxiety on October 8th

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performance anxiety flyerOctober 8th

Join us on Tuesday, October 8th 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

Plus,  a special surprise guest!

The show is first come, first served and you are encouraged to buy tickets in advance to guarantee a seat.

Please enjoy Shelby Fero on being bad at sex.

Sep 27 2013

Want to Win a Fun Factory Angelo? Check out Sex is Back!

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Update: Congratulations to S Alex P, who was randomly chosen to win the Fun Factory Angelo! Thank you to everyone who took a look at Sex is Back and gave us such thoughtful feedback. Stay tuned for more giveaways on the blog and for more videos from Sex is Back!

We’re giving away a Fun Factory Angelo!

The Angelo is an unassuming little vibe with a lot of hidden talents. Rechargeable and made of soft, non-porous silicone, this vibrator has obvious virtues. It also features several speeds and vibration patterns, a slim shape that’s perfect for resting between the legs or cheeks, a curve that’s ideal for G-spotting, and surprisingly stimulating ridges. Plus, the Angelo is fully waterproof – and who doesn’t love a bath?

Want to Win a Fun Factory Angelo? Here’s how.

Check out our new Sex is Back campaign! Sex is Back features videos of people speaking candidly about their sex lives. Their stories are sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and sometimes shocking. Watch a few videos, and then leave a comment below telling us which story resonated with you the most. Visit www.sexisback.com to start watching.

A winner will be chosen at random at 10am PDT on Tuesday, October 1st.

U.S. residents only.

Sep 27 2013

Thanks for Joining Us for Gloryhole!

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Our annual Gloryhole party was a resounding success! A huge thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our anniversary!

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Our parking lot has never looked so pretty.

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The people were pretty too!

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The Polite in Public photo booth was dreamy. Jiz Lee and Ela Darling thought so, anyway!

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The folks from Sweet Beats were getting everyone dancing, including the fabulous roving performers…

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…like the mischevious stilt walkers.

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The ladies on the pole made us question gravity for minute.

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Nina Hartley® (and many others) rode a giant vibrating rubber duck.

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Sex geeks were out in force!  Seen here: Ashley Manta, The Redhead Bedhead and Lady Cheeky. Ashley is sporting rope bondage by Midori. (There’s still time to register for Hands-On Rope Bondage and Aural Sex with Midori in West Hollywood this weekend. Don’t miss your chance!)

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We premiered our Sex is Back video campaign!

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The gloryhole featured electro clown sex…

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…lion/tamer sex…

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…and much more!

We hope that you’ll join us again next year!

Sep 26 2013

Porn Stars, Present & Future at Gloryhole: Nina Hartley®, Eddie Wood, & Betty Beaucoup

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Are you on the fence about whether to come to Gloryhole tonight? What if we reminded you that Nina Hartley® will be there?

For the last sneak peek before the party, we’re profiling the inimitable Nina Hartley® alongside two up-and-comers who will also be gracing the gloryhole this evening.

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Twenty-eight years into her career as a public advocate for sexual self-awareness, sanity and literacy, Nina Hartley® is just hitting her stride.  An exhibitionist with a cause, she created a persona that was wholly new at its inception in 1983 but is now part of the broader cultural lexicon: “feminist porn star.”

Through the 650-plus video and film titles she has made, her two decades of dance tours and her thousands of personal appearances, she has become the most enduringly popular star in the history of the medium. Having been awarded virtually every honor her industry can bestow, Ms. Hartley takes her greatest satisfaction from a diverse fan base that cuts across demographics of age, race and gender.

Still in high demand as an on-screen talent in X-rated features, Ms. Hartley also co-produces her own line of instructional videos, Nina Hartley’s Guides, the market-leader in adult sex-education-video programming, currently in its thirty-eighth installment. She lectures on campuses across the country and has contributed extensively to anthologies regarding sex and feminism.

Ms. Hartley is the author of Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex.

Earlier in the evening, Eddie Wood and Betty Beaucoup will be taking over the gloryhole with a performance that promises to be as adorable as their names and even hotter than their pictures. (Lucky you!)

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Eddie Wood made his pornographic debut in Buck Angel’s AVN-nominated and Feminist Porn Award winner, Sexing the Transman (Vol. 1).  He likes squirting, spanking, and mommy-boy play. He is also half of queer/trans/leftist alternative rap duo, Umpire Brolesque.

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Whether it’s tits, ass, or mouth, sexy triple threat Betty Beaucoup has a lot to offer. Queer, fat, and femme, Ms. Beaucoup truly puts the “galore” in g…lory hole!  She likes gender play, sucking cock, and being a (dirty) toy-slut.

You can find Nina Hartley®, Eddie Wood & Betty Beaucoup in the gloryhole tonight!

To RSVP, email gloryhole@thepleasurechest.com.

Sep 25 2013

Ready for Tomorrow Night? Reid Mihalko & AfroDisiac at Gloryhole

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We’re proud to have enticed the best performers out there to join us for Gloryhole tomorrow night. For example, sex expert Reid Mihalko and the ever-versatile AfroDisiac will each have a scene in the gloryhole itself.

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Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko of www.ReidAboutSex.com helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives using an inspiring mixture of humor and knowledge.

Reid’s workshops and college lectures have been attended by close to 40,000 men and women. He has appeared in media such as Oprah’s Our America With Lisa Ling on OWN, the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Dr. Phil’s The Doctors on CBS, Bravo’s Miss Advised, Fox News, in Newsweek, Seventeen, GQ, The Washington Post, and in thirteen countries and at least seven languages.

Also, he is using a condom as a pocket square. Delightful.

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Who is AfroDisiac? She describes herself best: “Queen & King! Negress Unicorn, Comedian, Actress, Chef, Underwear Model, Designer, Bending, Fluid!”

As a performer she has been featured in Hella Brown by Feelmore510 Productions, Crash Pad, and  Public School by Cherry.JuiceBoxxx Productions.

You can find both Reid Mihalko and AfroDisiac in the gloryhole on the night of the party.

To RSVP, email gloryhole@thepleasurechest.com.