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Aug 05 2013

Anal August in Chicago

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It’s Anal August, and we’re here to help you brush up on your butt play! Whether you’re a curious beginner or an anal aficionado, it’s a great month to check out a free workshop at our Chicago store.

antoinetteButt Sex Basics with Antoinette
Wednesday, August 7th @ 8-10 PM 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.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at the Pleasure Chest
Monday, August 12th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Caitlin Bergh 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. Comics TBA.

Down & Dirty with Antoinette
Wednesday, August 14th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Add some spice to your sex life with our hottest tips and techniques. Our Sex Specialists discuss ways to take your play to the next level by owning your fantasies, learning the art of the tease, and reclaiming the “dirty” side of sex. We’ll also share our secrets for G-Spotting, squirting, blow jobs, and anal play.

janethardy2Warm Cheeks, Warm Heart with Janet Hardy
Monday, August 19th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Mommy’s hard palm, Daddy’s big belt, Coach’s paddle, Mistress’s cane: few BDSM activities are as erotically and emotionally charged as spanking. Whether you’re a jaded aficionado or a nervous-but-excited novice, there’s always more to learn about the craft and art of butt-whacking. Come discover how to negotiate the scene you want, play the roles that excite you, pace a spanking for maximum pain and/or pleasure, understand your partner’s anatomy and physiology, surf the pain so you can accept the sensations you crave, choose implements for sensation and drama, select positions appropriate to your goals, and much more.

Advanced Anal Play with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, August 28th @ 8-10 PM 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.

Aug 01 2013

Free Gift With Any Aneros Toy PurchaseDuring Anal August

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by thepleasurechest

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Anal August is here! It’s time to deepen your explorations of your butt. Still a newbie? Don’t be bummed. Simply head on over to our How To section for videos and articles on the best butt toys and anal sex pro-tips. If you live near our Los Angeles or Chicago stores, drop by for a series of free workshops on anal play, for people of all experience levels.

And here’s another offer, from the er…bottom of our hearts. Buy any Aneros toy* during Anal August and get a free set of unisex Peridise Anal Toys. When you spend $100 or more on Aneros toys, we’ll also throw in a free bottle of Sessions lube!

Need some help choosing a toy? Aneros makes anatomically-designed, body-safe products for people of all genders, from the original MGX prostate massager and the vibrating Vice to the stainless steel Tempo and the girthy Progasm. If you’re looking for something different, check out their innovative Kegel exerciser, the Evi. Look around. We’re sure you’ll find a perfect fit to help you celebrate Anal August.

*Offer applies to purchase of Aneros toys and does not include purchases of the Marksman or Sessions lube alone.

 

Jul 30 2013

Fisting Public Art Prank In Detroit

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Detroit filed for bankruptcy almost two weeks ago, inspiring local artist Jerry Vile to deliver a little comic relief. Witness “Vessel of Hope,” in which the prankster placed an enormous can of Crisco next to the city’s iconic Joe Louis Fist Statue. The clueless folks at Detroit’s Fox 2 reported that Vile hopes his work “may in someway ease the pain of having the Detroit bankruptcy shoved into our faces.” Well played, Mr. Vile.

If you’d like to learn more about fisting, come check out our free workshop, Advanced Anal Play on August 28th, with Damon Holzum in Los Angeles and Sarah Sloane in Chicago.

h/t Jalopnik

 

 

Jul 19 2013

TransLife Center Opens In Chicago

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Here’s great news for Chicago’s trans community. Organizers with Chicago House cut the ribbon on Monday for a brand new housing facility for the city’s trans population.

“This will set a new model and a new standard for other cities,” said Chicago House CEO, Rev. Stan J. Sloan during the morning ceremony.

The TransLife Center in Edgewater is the first of its kind in the country, with 9 bedrooms for residents and housing, employment and health services geared to Chicago’s trans folks.

Watch the video above to learn how the organizers at Chicago House converted a former AIDS hospice to a home for the city’s trans community.

Jul 17 2013

Join Us at Golden Bowl III in ChicagoThis Weekend!

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In 2004, the Windy City Rollers burst onto the Chicago scene as part of the renaissance of women’s roller derby. Since then, they’ve been working hard and training hard to penetrate Chicago and the nation to play and promote roller derby while being close to the community.

The Pleasure Chest is honored to be a sponsor for Golden Bowl III, a two-day tournament featuring top-level roller derby teams from across the United States.

The Golden Bowl happens this Saturday and Sunday at the lovely UIC Pavilion located at 525 S Racine Ave in Chicago. Advance tickets are available now. We’ll see you there!

Jul 02 2013

Buy Any Vibe & Get One Half OffOnly in July, Only In Store

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Planning a visit to one of our stores? In the month of July, buy any vibe and get a 2nd one for 50% off. Whether you need a spare or simply can’t choose, this is a great deal, and it only lasts through the end of the month. So, come on down.

This offer only applies to in-store purchases and can’t be combined with any other offer. 2nd item must be of equal or lesser value. 

Jul 01 2013

Prostates, Pegging, Bondage & MoreJuly in Chicago

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Hey Chicago. How was your Pride? Did you party as hard as we did? Rest up and join us in July for free classes on safer sex, bondage and G-Spotting. We’re also hosting  guest educators Dr. Charlie Glickman and Aislinn Emirzian with back to back workshops on prostates and pegging. Read on for our complete schedule in July and beyond.

charlie_aislinnThe Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure with Dr. Charlie Glickman & Aislinn Emirzian
Wednesday, July 10th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Curious about prostate play? We’ll discuss 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.

Pegging 101 with Dr. Charlie Glickman and Aislinn Emirzian
Thursday, July 11th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

“Pegging” (women using strap-on dildos with men) has become very popular, but it’s much more fun when you have the info to make it easy. We’ll discuss the different options for dildos and harnesses, how to pick the right lubricant, positions for prostate stimulation, ways to include hand jobs, roleplay and much more. You’ll learn everything you need to make pegging your new favorite way to play!

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at the Pleasure Chest
Monday, July 15th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Caitlin Bergh 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. Comics TBA.

sloane cigarSafe is Sexy with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, July 17th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Regardless of how much sex you have, what kind, and with whom, there are many ways to be super sexy while still playing safe. Learn how to negotiate for the safer sex you want. Discover the perfect toys and barriers for sharing the fun. Explore how to keep yourself physically and emotionally happy as you play the field. We’ll share all and bare all. Bring your questions and your ideas to this event, held in conjunction with the PORAE professionals retreat.

 

Basic Bondage & Sensation Play with Antoinette
Wednesday, July 24th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Learn the essentials of bedroom bondage and sensation play. Our kink connoisseurs will show you the ropes, including how to communicate and negotiate for what you want. You’ll discover quick and easy bondage techniques and how to use blindfolds, feathers, massage candles and other items to play with your partner’s sensations. People of all experience levels and orientations welcome.

G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Ash
Wednesday, July 31st @ 8-10 PM 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!

Coming up…

8/7- Butt Sex Basics with Antoinette

8/12- Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at the Pleasure Chest

8/14- Down & Dirty with Antoinette

8/19- Warm Cheeks, Warm Heart with Janet Hardy

8/28- Advanced Anal Play with Sarah Sloane

9/4- The Ultimate O for Him with Sarah Sloane

9/11- Tantra Techniques with Antoinette

9/16- Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at the Pleasure Chest

9/18- The Ultimate O for Her with Ash

9/25- Blowjobs & Beyond with Ash

10/4- The 3rd Annual Art of Sex Show

Jun 18 2013

Hide: Art on Leather by Karl Hamilton-CoxFriday in Chicago

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HIDE is an exhibition from Karl Hamilton-Cox of Art On Leather. The exhibit features erotic works painted on leather canvas.

Of his first showing outside of the UK, the artist says “My work is unashamedly illustrative in nature as I prefer a realism style that I feel is more of a technical challenge than contemporary representative or abstract genres.” He developed his painting on leather technique after he was asked to do a bomber jacket sample in early 2011. With some lateral thinking he has successfully adapted the concept to the UK fetish and alternative lifestyle markets.

Chicago readers are invited to join us at the opening of HIDE this Friday night from 9 to 11 PM at the G.A.G. Contemporary Fetish Gallery located at the Leather Archives and Museum. You can even RSVP on Fetlife.

Jun 06 2013

Performance Anxiety Chicago’s1st Anniversary Show- June 17th

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Join us on Monday, June 17th at 8pm as Performance Anxiety Chicago turns one year old! Performance Anxiety is Chicago’s only comedy show in a sex shop. Every show is free, BYOB and includes a 15% store discount after the entertainment.

Don’t miss this special celebration, including free champagne, sexy Pleasure Chest giveaways and more. The evening is hosted by Caitlin Bergh and includes appearances by Sean FlanneryBill CruzKatie McVayAdam BurkeStephanie Hasz and Goodrich Gevaart.

We hope to see you there!

Please enjoy Sean Flannery on middle aged white guys.

May 30 2013

Roleplay, Strap-On Sex, BJs & MoreJune in Chicago

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by thepleasurechest

Summer is coming and while it’s still wet outside, things are heating up in our Chicago store. This coming month, we’ve got free workshops on everything from roleplay and strap-0n sex to orgasm and blowjobs. June comes to a big finish with the annual Pride Parade on June 30th. Drop by our shop and pick up some sexy skills you can use all summer long.

antoinetteRoleplay with Antoinette
Wednesday, June 5th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Wanna play doctor and patient? Or master and servant? Learn how to craft exciting and fun roleplay scenarios. We’ll cover the basics of safe, sane and consensual fantasy fulfillment, including negotiation, costumes, games, props and more.

Strap-On Sex for Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers with Antoinette
Wednesday, June 12th @ 8-10 PM 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.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Monday, June 17th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Caitlin Bergh and Rhea Butcher 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. Comics TBA.

ashThe Ultimate O with Ash
Wednesday, June 19th @ 8-10 PM 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.

 

Blowjobs & Beyond with Ash
Wednesday, June 26th @ 8-10 PM 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.