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Sep 24 2013

The Art of Sex: April Flores & Lucent Dossier at Gloryhole

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We’re thrilled to have these aesthetically-gifted performers back at Gloryhole. It makes us feel a little classier just to have them around.

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April Flores is a muse, performance artist, and model – but that’s not even scratching the surface. April is a fearless BBW star with scarlet hair, proponent of the queer community, feminist, sex-positive activist, outspoken advocate of body diversity, glamorous art model, and all around powerful woman. April has graced the covers of Bizarre and AVN Magazines, modeled for dozens of fine art photographers, appeared in countless adult films in every genre of the porn industry (from mainstream to queer to kinky to artsy), and spoken out about body image through her mere presence and powerful sexuality, along with her activism.

April will be in the gloryhole on the night of the party. When you’re not watching her, we recommend taking a walk around the party, where the roving performers of The Lucent Dossier Experience will be creating a carnival atmosphere.

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Would you like to wander beyond the surreal and dare to cross the boundaries of your dreams? Lucent Dossier paints a secret map that will entice you into sacred portals: come adventure with them. Witness magic unfolding; let your perception be stretched into the infinite; be raised into sensual bliss.

To attend, RSVP by emailing gloryhole@thepleasurechest.com.

Sep 24 2013

Master Fister: Damon Holzum at Gloryhole

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Damon Holzum, L.A.’s most delightful resource for information about anal fisting, will be performing at Gloryhole. You don’t want to  miss him.

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Damon Holzum has been a sex educator and sexpert for over 10 years, encouraging a sex-positive environment while acknowledging safer-sex ideologies. He’s a California state certified HIV counselor and is well on his way to a Masters in Social Work.  Whatever you’re into, he encourages exploration with consent, communication, and capacity.

Damon’s classes include All About the Butt, Advanced Anal Play, Alternative Sexual Practices, and Sex for Gay Men, and he has standing teaching engagements all over Los Angeles, including here at The Pleasure Chest. He has been a featured writer in Instigator Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Moushumi Ghose’s web series, The Sex Talk.  His philosophy focuses on the de-stigmatization of all things sex and embracing your inner desires, whatever they may be.  “And remember, always f*ck with education.”

You can catch Damon Holzum in the gloryhole on the night of the party.

To RSVP to Gloryhole, email gloryhole@thepleasurechest.com.

Sep 24 2013

Get Spanked at Gloryhole! Mistress Justine Cross & Dungeon West

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We’re bringing the kink to Gloryhole! Mistress Justine Cross and the ladies of Dungeon West will be sure to bring a blush to your cheeks at their Spank and Shine station.

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Mistress Justine Cross is a lifestyle and professional dominatrix and kink media personality who has appeared in a number of productions for television and online. She has also been the Creative Consultant on a number of high profile film and photography shoots.  She is the Head Mistress of Dungeon West, a 1400 square foot modern, upscale dungeon and premiere shooting/photography studio in Los Angeles.

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Dungeon West often runs their Spank and Shine Station at BDSM/fetish clubs, providing guests with playful beatings and lubing up their latex to perfection.

You can RSVP to Gloryhole by emailing gloryhole@thepleasurechest.com.

Sep 23 2013

Gloryhole’s Lap Dance Roulette: Snow Mercy & Dana Darke

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Have we reminded you recently that Gloryhole is going to be epic? In case you’ve forgotten, we’d like to introduce Snow Mercy, who will be in charge of all of your lap dances for the evening. The rules of lap dance roulette will be simple: if you’d like a lap dance, Snow Mercy will choose your dancer and decide how long they dance for you. It’s like Russian roulette, except that you win every time!

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Snow Mercy is a professional Dominatrix based in Los Angeles.  Locally and internationally, she is a live performer, model, actress, educator, recording artist, and humanitarian.

Dana Darke

Professional lush and shameless hussy Dana Darke will also be making an appearance at lap dance roulette. From burlesque to go-going to pole dancing, dance is her life. She is the newly crowned Ms. Star Garden 2013, and a regular guest performer at both Ms. Kitty’s Parlor and the fetish themed club Black Unicorn.

Excited for lap dance roulette? You can RSVP to Gloryhole by emailing gloryhole@thepleasurechest.com.

Sep 20 2013

Triple Threats: Jiz Lee & Allison Moon at Gloryhole

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The next two folks that we’re profiling in the lead-up to Gloryhole are triple threats: authors and educators as well as performers. They’ll be joining forces at the event!

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Jiz Lee is a genderqueer adult performer straddling genders and porn genres, with over 200 projects from indie and mainstream, American and International porn houses under their belt. In 2010, Jiz was awarded Feminist Porn Award’s Boundary Breaker, a defining moment within their exploits in adult. Throughout the years, Jiz has their fingers in a lot of good places: they moonlight behind the scenes at Shine Louise Houston’s Pink & White Productions (CrashPadSeries.comPinkLabel.tv), and run the erotic philanthropic Karma Pervs.

It was through pornography that Jiz began writing as a contributor in various web and print publications, from Jezebel.com to the recent academic sensation: The Feminist Porn Book!

Jiz hopes to bring authenticity and diversity to sex in porn, and to help culture more understanding and open-mindedness around sexuality in general. Walking that talk, Jiz is currently taking on their most challenging project to date: coming out to their family about P-R-0-N. The result is a powerful conversation, channeled into their forthcoming anthology: How to Come Out Like a Porn Star: Adult Industry Essays on Family Matters. Ever fascinated by the radical potential of sex, love, and art, Jiz runs a personal blog about sex work as a medium for social activism at JizLee.com.

Allison Moon

Allison Moon is the author the Tales of the Pack series about lesbian werewolves and the upcoming sex-ed roadtrip book Girl Sex 101, which is Kickstarting now. In addition to writing Allison is a sex educator who has taught workshops on topics of lesbian sex, strap-on sex, pegging, gender, polyamory, and more across the US and Canada. Find her at Girlsex101.com.

You can find Jiz and Allison in the gloryhole on the night of the event.

To RSVP, email gloryhole@thepleasurechest.com.

Sep 17 2013

Something Sweet at Gloryhole (Sweet Beats & Diamondback Annie)

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We can’t wait for Gloryhole! To get you as pumped up as we are, we’ll be giving you sneak peeks of some of the performers in the time leading up to the event. Let’s start with dessert.

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Sweet Beats ice cream truck, featuring DJ Sweet Beats & DJ Potira

We’re so excited to be hosting the Sweet Beats truck again this year. They play music and also give you ice cream. 

Sweet Beats is a rhythmic calling spun by DJ Sweet Beats (aka Ginger Marianne Matsuura). Her hypnotic sound is upbeat and will get the crowd dancing with a mix of genres from disco, funk, house, old school, and hip-hop.

The origins of DJ Sweet Beats are humble, but also true to the belief that good music should be shared and not confined to one place. Remembering the delightful sounds of an ice-cream truck blasting through the neighborhood and the promise for something sweet, she wanted to capture the same anticipation and delight when the source of that music was revealed. From that sense of nostalgia, the Sweet Beats truck was born.

DJPotira

Blending eclectic Brazilian beats with urban underground cultures, DJ Potira believes the natural fit of all different types of music, and her Brazilian background help her read any audience, whether it’s to get a venue jumping or to set the mood to an art gallery cocktail reception, this skill has allowed her to spin at many different venues and shows including events sponsored by Teen Vogue, Elle Magazine, and Chanel.

Potira is known for mixing up a very eclectic set with many genres of music. She has developed her own style, seamlessly blending classic Hip-Hop beats wedged between Samba rhythms and Cuíca Drums.

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If, however, you prefer your ice cream prepared in someone’s jockstrap, Diamondback Annie can help with that. 

Rock & roll showgirl Diamondback Annie is America’s most badass burlesque star. Since winning Best Debut at the 2005 Burlesque Hall of Fame competition, she has headlined events worldwide as a solo artist with her signature blend of striptease and arena rock.

Based in Los Angeles, she was a member of The Velvet Hammer – the troupe credited with originating the burlesque revival – and currently performs with the long-running Mexican wrestling and burlesque show Lucha VaVoom.

You’ll be able to find Diamondback Annie at the Lap Dance Roulette Station.

RSVP to Gloryhole by emailing gloryhole@thepleasurechest.com.

Sep 16 2013

Priority Access to Gloryhole!

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Want to get into Gloryhole ahead of the crowd? Here’s how:

Between now and the party, come to The Pleasure Chest Los Angeles, and mention Gloryhole when you make your purchase. Not only will we donate 15% of what you spend to AIDS Project Los Angeles, but your name will be put on the Priority Access list for the party. You get to skip the longer line and start partying sooner!

If you haven’t sent in your RSVP yet, email gloryhole@thepleasurechest.com.

This offer is valid until 4pm on the 26th, when we will close the store to prepare for the party. No products will be sold during Gloryhole.

Sep 14 2013

Pop His Rocket with Ducky Doolittle Join Us At The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side!

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We’re so excited to announce that Ducky Doolittle will be teaching the first ever workshop at The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side! Please join us this Thursday for Ducky’s perennially popular BJ class.

Pop His Rocket: A Guide to Handling Your Guy with Ducky Doolittle
Thursday, September 19th @ 8-10pm FREE!

You’re loaded with assets. Join sex icon Ducky DooLittle and explore ways to make the most of what you’ve got, from your hips, to your lips, to your finger tips. Learn all about a man’s pleasure anatomy, including his hottest spots and how to stimulate them. Discover tips and techniques that will have him melting in your mouth and in your hands. Explore sex secrets and desires guys are too shy to tell you, how to define what makes you sexy in his eyes and fresh communication techniques that will have him eagerly asking how he can please you in return.

The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side is located at 1150 2nd Ave, between 60th and 61st.

Sep 06 2013

Rope and Seduction with Midori September 29th, West Hollywood

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Do you want to seduce and arouse your partner using only your voice? Or are you more hands-on, and just want to tie them up skillfully? Either way, Midori can help. The sex ed celebrity and author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage will be in West Hollywood on Sunday, September 29th teaching two amazing workshops.

Hands-On Rope Bondage – 9/29, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Everyone’s catching the rope fever! Learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills and thrill your partner. Midori will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness, minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions – fun sexy skills you can use that very evening!

No experience necessary!

Aural Sex: Irresistible Voice & Sexy Talk – 9/29, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Become an artist of seduction and pleasure, like the great courtesans and legendary lovers of the past. Their erotic voice and sensual storytelling were among their most potent skills.

- Learn how to use the hypnotic voice to seduce and arouse your lover long before you enter the bedroom.
- Gain effective and surprisingly simple voice techniques to arouse both your lover and yourself.
- Mesmerize your lover and transport both of you to an erotic landscape.
- Learn to build and enrich a powerful fantasy, practice effective voice techniques and spellbinding.
- You’ll learn techniques of finding out your and your lover’s fantasy.
- Practice sensual storytelling skills and improve them with Midori’s effective technique.
- Spicy demos, practical exercises, tips.

Both workshops are open to singles or couples of all genders and orientations. Attendees must be 18 or older.

Reserve your spot today!

Sep 03 2013

Threesomes for Everyone!

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We’re excited to see that a workshop at our Los Angeles store, Negotiating Successful and Sexy Threesomes with Reid Mihalko (above), was written up in British GQ. Sex columnist Anka Radakovich attended the workshop, and she gives an entertaining account of the evening.

As the room filled up with threesome seekers, I wondered what the teacher’s credentials for teaching the class might be. It turned out our teacher, Reid Mihalko, had the perfect CV: “I have had more than 300 threesomes,” he tells the class. “I just had one today!”

Radakovich recaps some of the class’s highlights, including tips on where to meet partners, suggested sexual positions for three, and some characteristically colorful advice from Milhalko. “Watching porn to learn about how to have a threesome is like learning how to drive by watching The Fast And The Furious,” he tells the class.

Although the article focuses on advice for men seeking women, the workshop is intended for people of all genders and orientations. If you’d like to attend, please keep an eye on our workshop schedule. Additionally, Reid Mihalko will be joining us this month for our annual Gloryhole party.

You can read the whole article here.