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Oct 31 2012

Blowjobs, Buttsex & BDSMorgasbord!November in Chicago

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by thepleasurechest

The season of togetherness is fast approaching. And what better way to prepare than by brushing up on the bedroom basics? This month, our Sex Specialists offer free classes in blowjobs, buttsex, female pleasure and a Saturday matinee “BDSMorgasbord” of kinky skill sharing. All this and another free night of comedy await you in November!

Blow Jobs & Beyond with Shawne’
Wednesday, November 7th @ 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.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at the Pleasure Chest
Monday, November 12th @ 8-10pm 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.

Butt Sex Basics with Shawne’
Wednesday, November 14th @ 8pm-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.

BDSMorgasbord
Saturday, November 17th @ 12-4pm FREE!

Stop by The Pleasure Chest for a day full of short demos & tutorials on kink! Get a raffle ticket for every mini-workshop you attend, and one lucky person will win a kinky play basket valued at over $100!

  • Noon- Spanking
  • 12:45- Electrical Play
  • 1:30- Rope Bondage
  • 2:15- Impact Play
  • 3:00- Chastity Play
  • 3:45- Role Play

Pleasure Her Perfect with Antoinette
Wednesday, November 28th @ 8-10pm 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.

Oct 16 2012

The Art of Sex- Friday at Our Chicago Store

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by thepleasurechest

Hey Chicago! This Friday night, you are invited to The Art of Sex. our 2nd annual erotic 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… inspirational. Meet the artists over wine and cheese and shop for things that will help you discover your own art of sex!

The reception runs from 7-10pm and will include work by:

  • Patience Meeks displaying some of her amazing erotic nude photos and selling copies of the locally-produced Qwe’re calendar
  • Leon Monkeyfetish, photography and bondage expert
  • Rob from Smutcraft
  • Melissa Hawrysz from the Pleasure Chest staff
  • More TBA! 

Visit the SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project) info table to learn about their activism and support their fundraising efforts.

Enter to win a basket with over $200 worth of items to get your own creative juices flowing.

If you miss the reception, don’t worry. The art will be on display throughout the weekend.

Oct 01 2012

Nina Hartley, Comedy & Our 2nd Erotic Art ShowFree Events in Chicago

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by thepleasurechest

We hope you’re free this week, because we’re hosting Nina Hartley for a three night stand of sexy and informative workshops in our Chicago store. Learn about threesomes on Tuesday, oral sex on Wednesday and foreplay on Thursday.

Then, stick around all month long for lessons from our seasoned Sex Specialists, the return of our annual Erotic Art Show and another installment of our Performance Anxiety comedy night. And did we mention that all of this free? Join us!

Threesomes & Then Some with Nina Hartley
Tuesday, October 2nd @ 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’ll guide you through negotiations with your partner, flirting, swinging, safety, creative sex play, and how to honor the relationship between primary partners.

Suck It, Lick It, Love It with Nina Hartley
Wednesday, October 3rd @ 8-10pm FREE!

Adult actress & sex educator Nina Hartley shares tips and tricks to get you in the spirit of giving and receiving amazing oral sex. She’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.

The Art of the Tease with Nina Hartley
Thursday, October 4th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Want to learn the erotic art of seduction? Let Nina Hartley teach you how to tantalize and arouse your partner (and yourself) while bringing more excitement into your sex life. You’ll learn foreplay techniques to tease and please, including stripping, lapdancing and more.  

Toys for Boys with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, October 10th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Think adult toys are for women only? Au contraire! From prostate massagers and penis pumps to vibrating rings and sensual strokers, there are tons of toys to perk up your penis! We’ll introduce you to the best toys for boys, how they can enhance solo and partner sex, and how to “borrow” products that are marketed to women for your own personal pleasure.

 

 

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at the Pleasure Chest
Monday, October 15th @ 8-10pm 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. The show will feature appearances by Kenny DeForestGoodrich GevaartKris SimmonsJoe McAdamand The Puterbaugh Sisters.

50 Shades of Pleasure with Antoinette
Wednesday, October 17th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Inspired by the Fifty Shades books, which have become a kinky cultural phenomenon, our special workshop on bedroom bondage will introduce you to the joys of erotic surrender. We’ll revisit the hottest activities from the books and give you ideas on how to incorporate them into your bedroom adventures. We’ll discuss bondage, roleplay, toys, negotiations, contracts and much, much more. This class is open to couples and singles of all experience levels.

Erotic Art Show
Friday, October 19th @ 7-10pm FREE!

The Pleasure Chest presents the return of our 2nd Annual Erotic Art show, 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. Meet the artists over wine and cheese and shop for things that will help you discover your own art of sex!

Strap On, Get Off: Dildo Harnesses 101 with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, October 24th @ 8-10pm 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.

Sep 19 2012

Caitlin Bergh, Liza Treyger, James Fritz & MorePerformance Anxiety Chicago- September 24th

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Join us on Monday, September 24th at 8pm at our Chicago store for another Performance Anxiety, produced and hosted by Caitlin Bergh and Rhea Butcher. The show is absolutely free, BYOB and everyone in attendance gets 15% off their purchases.

The night will feature appearances by Liza TreygerJames FritzJeff SteinbrunnerPeter-john Byrnes and Caitlin Bergh. We recommend arriving early as seating is limited.

Please enjoy Caitlin Bergh on the perils of biking in Chicago.

Sep 03 2012

Dirty Talk, G-Spots & Oral SexSeptember in Chicago

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by thepleasurechest

Curious about role play? Want to learn about female ejaculation? Looking for tips on how to give great head? Our Sex Specialists have got you covered with three free workshops in September. Also, be sure to join us for the return of Performance Anxiety, our monthly comedy night.

Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom with Antoinette
Wednesday, September 5th @ 8-10pm 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.

G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, September 12th @ 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
Monday, September 24th @ 8-10pm 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.

Suck it, Lick it, Love It with Antoinette
Wednesday, September 26th @ 8-10pm 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.

Aug 10 2012

Dan Telfer, Megan Gailey & MorePerformance Anxiety Chicago- August 20th

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by thepleasurechest

Join us on Monday, August 20th at 8pm at our Chicago store for another Performance Anxiety, produced and hosted by Caitlin Bergh and Rhea Butcher. The show is absolutely free, BYOB and everyone in attendance gets 15% off their purchases.

The night will feature appearances by Dan Telfer, Megan Gailey, Will Miles, Lisa Laureta and Andy Fleming. We recommend arriving early as seating is limited.

Please enjoy Megan Gailey on being a Disney princess.

Jul 31 2012

Get Cheeky With Us During Anal AugustFree Workshops & Comedy in Chicago

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by thepleasurechest

Anal August is here! It’s an entire month devoted to celebrating butt play, from spanking and teasing, to pegging and pleasing. In addition to our lineup of free butt-focused workshops, we’re hosting the return of the Performance Anxiety comedy night. Read down below for a complete schedule of free events!

Butt Sex Basics with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, August 1st @ 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.

Bend Over Buddy with Antoinette
Wednesday, August 8th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Is your bedroom buddy just begging for a pegging? 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.

Spank Someone Happy with Antoinette
Wednesday, August 15th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Looking to make your sex a little naughty? Let our Sex Specialists bring you into the wonderful world of erotic spanking and role play. We’ll show you how to combine spanking with sex in a fun and consensual way. This workshop is perfect if you’re feeling curious, need help getting started, or just want to fine-tune your technique.

Performance Anxiety-Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Monday, August 20th @ 8-10pm 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.

Advanced Anal Play with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, August 22nd @ 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.

Coming up…

9/5- Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom with Antoinette

9/12- G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Sarah Sloane

9/26- Suck it, Lick it, Love It with Antoinette

Jul 03 2012

BOGO Sale On All Vibrating Toys in JulyIn-Store Only!

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by thepleasurechest

  • Looking to fill up your toybox?
  • Having trouble choosing between two vibrators?
  • Want a toy for you and one for a special friend?

You’re in luck. This month, our stores in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York are offering a BOGO deal. Simply buy one vibrating toy (like for instance the Fun Factory Big Boss above left) and get a second vibrating toy (say, the Fun Factory Tiger above right) for 50% off! It’s a great deal and it’s only good in the month of July. So, grab a pal and come pay us a visit. Did we mention we have air conditioning?

The Fine Print: This offer is only good in-store, and is not available on the web. The 50% discount applies to any vibrating toy of equal or lesser value. Offer does not apply to Pleasure Chest kits, and can not be used with any other discounts. 

Jun 29 2012

Sinclair Sexsmith, Performance Anxiety & MoreJuly in Chicago

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by thepleasurechest

Heat got you down? Let us lift your spirits, with our packed summer schedule of free workshops and events. In July, we’ll learn about sex toys and self pleasure with Antoinette and host the return of our new Performance Anxiety comedy night. We’ll finish out the month with a double header of classes by Sinclair Sexsmith, discussing how to write erotica, and develop “cock confidence.” Hot!

Sex Toys 101 with Antoinette
Wednesday, July 11th @ 8-10pm 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!

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Monday, July 16th @ 8-10pm 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 for this show include Candy Lawrence, Stephanie Hasz, Matteo Lane, Bill Cruz, Ever Mainard and Adam Burke.

Self Pleasure Workshop for Women with Antoinette
Wednesday, July 18th @ 8-10pm FREE!

The orgasms you experience with your lover start with you. Our Sex Specialists will cover anatomy, techniques for self-touch, and, of course, our favorite toys, lubes, and erotic accessories. The more you know about your own response patterns, the better your sex life will be, whether partnered or solo! This workshop will be a safe space for female-identified people only.

Steamy: How to Write About Sex with Sinclair Sexsmith
Tuesday, July 24th @ 8-10pm FREE!

To write about sex well, you need both the boldness to describe the dirty and delicious acts we humans explore, and the basic technical skills of plot, setting, and character. In this pen-to-paper writing workshop, we’ll look at some examples of successful and unsuccessful erotica, discuss how to write steamy love letters for your sweetheart, and discover how to take your blogging to the next level. We’ll also explore where to submit your erotica for publication, and some quick basics for editing your work.

Cock Confidence with Sinclair Sexsmith
Wednesday, July 25th @ 8-10pm FREE!

If you’re a butch, a stud, or anywhere on the masculine side of center, come learn the nuts and bolts of strapping it on and fucking. Writer and sex educator Sinclair Sexsmith will reveal the best cocks for packing, which options exist for pack-and-play and the ins and out of selecting a harness. You’ll learn about positions, how different products work, what “cock confidence” means, and the psychology behind strapping on and playing with a cock with a partner, or with oneself.

Coming up…

8/1 Butt Sex Basics with Sarah Sloane

8/8 Bend Over Buddy with Antoinette

8/15 Spank Someone Happy with Antoinette

8/20 Performance Anxiety-Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

8/22 Advanced Anal Play with Sarah Sloane

9/5 Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom with Antoinette

9/12 G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Sarah Sloane

9/26 Suck it, Lick it, Love It with Antoinette

 

Jun 04 2012

Oral Sex, Prostate Play & Our New Comedy Night June in Chicago

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by thepleasurechest

In June, we welcome the beginning of summer and the annual LGBTQ pride festivities. To celebrate, our Sex Specialists will host free workshops every Wednesday night, including classes on how to queer your sex, pleasure the prostate, optimize your orgasm, and give amazing oral. We’re also kicking off the Chicago edition of our Performance Anxiety comedy night. In addition to all this free fun, look for our sexy street team, handing out goodies at the Pride Parade on June 24th!

Queering Your Sex with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, June 6th @ 8-10pm FREE!

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

The Prostate & Male Pleasure with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, June 13th @ 8-10pm FREE!

If you haven’t thought about your prostate, you’re behind the times! Unofficially known as the male G-Spot, the prostate is actually central to the male orgasm & can provide amazing pleasure, either solo or with a partner. Our Sex Specialists will explain the role of the prostate, both physically & sexually, and offer tips and techniques to bring out the best in your bottom!

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Monday, June 18th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Get your laughs and lube in the same place! Join us for the Chicago debut of Performance Anxiety, a free comedy night produced and hosted by Caitlin Bergh and Rhea Butcher. It’s absolutely free, BYOB and everyone in attendance gets 15% off their purchases. The show will feature appearances by James Fritz, Chad Briggs, Puterbaugh Sisters, Goodrich Gevaart, Eli Olsberg and Katie McVay.

The Ultimate O with Antoinette
Wednesday, June 20th @ 8-10pm 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 with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, June 27th @ 8-10pm 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 blowjobs, 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.