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Jul 08 2013

Upcoming Events in Our LA Store

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The 4th might be over, but the fireworks don’t have to end. Drop by our LA store for free workshops to learn dazzling tips and techniques to make your sex life hotter. From simple bondage techniques and burlesque to blowjobs and spanking, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

How Feminism Makes Sex Hotter
Wednesday, July 10th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Join “Sexy Feminism” authors Heather Wood Rudúlph and Jennifer Keishin Armstrong for a free workshop on how feminism can empower your love life. In addition, special guest Moushumi Ghose, MFT, one of LA’s premiere sex and relationship therapists, will offer practical advice and answer your questions.

Jay_WisemanOne Minute Bondage with Jay Wiseman
Wednesday, July 17th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

“Doing all that tying takes too long!” is a common lament of BDSMers. Join Jay Wiseman, one of the nation’s leading experts on rope bondage, to learn how to accomplish almost any bondage effect you want by using techniques that take less than one minute to apply. People of all experience levels are invited to come learn in this special hands-on workshop.

Bedroom Burlesque with Kitty Cadillac
Wednesday, July 24th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Learn how to take it off like a pro! Join Sex Specialist Kitty Cadillac as she shows you how to tantalize and tease your lover in the bedroom. Put on a private show they won’t forget. She will guide you through hot exotic dance moves, sensual glove and stocking peels, and how to give a sexy lap dance. It’s role playing at its finest!

Blowjobs & Beyond with Sex Nerd Sandra & Andrea
Wednesday, July 31st @ 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.

bettieSpank Someone Happy with Mary & Koko
Wednesday, August 7th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Looking to make your sex a little naughty? Let our Sex Specialists bring you into the wonderful world of erotic spanking and roleplay. 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.

Jul 05 2013

Learn the Art of Female DominanceSan Francisco (August 2-4)

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“If you’re in San Francisco or you can get there for a weekend, you wanna sign up for Forte Femme, a weekend-long ‘sensual dominance intensive’ hosted by kink superstar/supernova Midori.” -Dan Savage

midori2Attention women! Want to be the best dominant that you can be? Let Midori be your guide at ForteFemme a unique weekend intensive held at the Hyatt Regency SFO from August 2nd through August 4th.

Find your authentic power, erotic fulfillment, confidence and skills in this unique and transformative intensive. Experience 3 days of personalized education, psychology, support, technique and more, all in an elegant private setting. This program is limited to 9 women.

The weekend includes:

  • Original text book
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon snacks and refreshments
  • Sexy goodies donated by sponsors, The Pleasure Chest (that’s us!) and J.T.’s Stockroom.
  • An optional guided field trip to some of Midori’s favorite stores and play spaces in the city, including dinner with Midori and your fellow students. (Each student is responsible for her own shopping and dinner expenses.)

ForteFemme is open to women of all orientations and experience levels. To find out more and take advantage of discounted early registration, head on over to Midori’s site.

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 04 2013

BDSM, BJs, Gay Sex & ThreesomesFree Workshops in LA

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June is quite possibly our favorite month in Los Angeles. The weather is just getting warm (though not unbearable), the jacarandas are in bloom and the streets of WeHo are filled with anticipation for the annual Pride celebration. It’s also a great time to drop in to our store, where we’re hosting some of our most popular workshops, from BDSM and blowjobs, to gay sex and threesomes. Check it out!

bettieBDSM Basics with Kate & Shay
Wednesday, June 5th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Do you want to explore BDSM in the bedroom? Let our Sex Specialists show you how to plan a kinky scene, from negotiation to aftercare. We’ll discuss safety and communication, how to choose quality implements, and the basics of bondage, roleplay and more. Open to beginners and seasoned players alike. Singles welcome!

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, June 11th @ 8-10 PM $7

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. Guests TBA.

Blowjobs & Beyond with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, June 12th @ 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.

damonholzum2Gay Sex for Men with Damon Holzum
Tuesday, June 18th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Come enjoy a discussion on the ins and outs of gay sex for men. Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or single and ready to mingle, this workshop will give you all the tools you need to have a hot sex life. Damon Holzum will cover a wide range of topics including topping and bottoming, oral tips and techniques, foreplay, common myths, flagging and much more. This class is open to all genders and orientations.

 

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, June 25th@ 8-10 PM $7

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. Guests TBA.

Negotiating Successful & Sexy Threesomes with Reid Mihalko
Wednesday, June 26th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

It’s a popular fantasy with twice the pleasure potential, but navigating a three-way romance (if only for one night) can be tricky. Sex educator Reid Mihalko will teach techniques to satisfy two lovers at once, ways to overcome fears and concerns, the most common threesome mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to negotiate boundaries and safer sex protocols to make your next ménage à trois très bien!

May 30 2013

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

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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.

May 14 2013

Just 3 Spots Left at Forte Femme in NYC!

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Want to learn the art of female dominance with an expert? Our dear friend Midori is conducting another ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Intensive from June 28th to June 30th in New York City. And there are just three spots left! If you’re curious about getting personalized, practical advice on female domination, this is a great opportunity. Here’s Midori’s description of what you can expect:

From Friday night to Sunday afternoon, you will be immersed in a safe, private and supportive environment exploring what it means to find and enjoy your power as a dominant femme. Midori’s uniquely-designed curriculum takes a “Head-Heart-Hands” approach that integrates the eroticism of your mind and body, as well as of your partner, instead of trying to teach you one-size-fits-all scripts or focusing on technique.

If you’d like a better idea of what to expect, you can read Huffington Post blogger Vanessa Pinto’s post about her experiences attending ForteFemme last year. For more information and to nab one of the remaining spots in New York, head on over to the Forte Femme site.

 

Apr 30 2013

Joan Price, Ducky Doolittle & MoreMay in LA

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Spring is in full swing, and our schedule is packed with free workshops for frisky folks of all persuasions. Our resident Sex Specialists will share tips on everything from oral sex to bedroom burlesque. We’ll also host visits with senior sexpert Joan Price and guest educator Ducky Doolittle. Read below for our complete lineup for the month of May.

kittycadillacBedroom Burlesque with Kitty Cadillac
Wednesday, May 1st @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Learn how to take it off like a pro! Join Sex Specialist Kitty Cadillac as she shows you how to tantalize and tease your lover in the bedroom. Put on a private show they won’t forget. She will guide you through hot exotic dance moves, sensual glove and stocking peels, and how to give a sexy lap dance. It’s role playing at its finest!

Photo courtesy of David Gueringer.

Impact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More with Mistress Mary
Wednesday, May 8th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Do you want to know more about striking your partner or being stricken as a form of erotic discipline? Learn the finer (and rougher) points of impact play at this workshop. We’ll cover negotiation, safety, types of hits, and the hows, whys, and wheres of floggers, paddles and whips.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, May 14th@ 8-10 PM $7

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. Guests TBA.

Blowjobs & Beyond with Larkin & Alicia
Wednesday, May 15th @ 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.

Joan Price_facebook1Sex After 50 with Joan Price
Sunday, May 19th @ 2-4:30 PM FREE!

Yes, sex after 50 has its challenges, but it can also be hot and joyful. Join author Joan Price as we celebrate the joys and tackle the problems of older-age sexuality, sharing experiences and learning from each other in a spirit of candor, acceptance, and plenty of humor. Take home new tools, techniques, and attitudes to help you experience sizzling and satisfying sex –with or without a partner! If you are 50 and above– or you plan to be– here’s everything you wanted to know. All genders & orientations welcome.

The 5 Biggest Myths About Sex & Aging: Discussion & Book Release Party with Joan Price
Monday, May 20th @ 6-8 PM FREE!

Joan Price shatters the myths and shares the most common questions that Boomers, seniors, and elders ask her. You’ll be surprised! Yes, she’ll answer those questions, too — in the candid, upbeat manner that led the media to dub her “senior sexpert.” Join Ms. Price, author of three indispensable books on sex and aging, for a special discussion and release party for her new senior sex anthology “Ageless Erotica.”

duckySex for Survivors with Ducky Dolittle
Wednesday, May 22nd @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Do you find it difficult to be present during sex? Tuning out? This is a very common coping technique for anyone who has survived domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms abuse. Join Ducky Doolittle, a sexual assault & violence intervention counselor, and herself a survivor, to discuss common issues we face and discover ways of growing beyond the trauma. We’ll learn how to become more conscious in our bodies, build confidence, bond with our partners, embrace desires, and explore healing through touch in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, May 28th@ 8-10 PM $7

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. Guests TBA.

G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Sarah
Wednesday, May 29th @ 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!