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Feb 06 2011

Five Scenarios for a Sexy Valentine’s Day

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by thepleasurechest

Stuck on how to spend Valentine’s Day with your sweetie? Tired of the same old dinner and a movie routine? Here are some suggestions for changing it up while getting down. And we’ve got the gear to make each of these five fantasies come true.

Play Doctor

“I’m not a doctor, but I play one in the bedroom!”

If you’ve got the patience (and the patient) for a little medical roleplay, grab your partner and begin the examination. Let’s Play Doctor is a fun and easy game for kickstarting your fantasies. It comes with a spinner and cards prescribing 45 different roleplaying scenarios. For added realism (and safer sex), slip on some sexy, black nitrile gloves. If you want to take a closer look, consider using a Graves Vaginal Speculum, which can be used for more intimate exams. If your patient requires treatment (and we know they will), you may want to try a traditional healing method with this fire cupping set. Or, if your patient is suffering from a bite (especially one on their nipple), this snakebite kit could come in handy. Whatever ails them, make sure to finish with a kiss to make it all better.

Skip Dessert

After your Valentine’s Day dinner, satisfy your sweet tooth by saving dessert for the bedroom. If there’s any time of the year to rock a candy g-string, it’s Valentine’s Day. And dudes, there’s a matching set just for you. If you’re feeling artsy or want to wax poetic, you can write sweet nothings all over your partner’s body in rich, dark chocolate with this Shunga Chocolate Body Paint. It’s almost as fun to “erase” as it is to apply. For something more sensual and less sticky, try the Kama Sutra Honey Dust, an edible powder, made of pure honey, which comes in a satin pouch, complete with a feather applicator. Finally, when you’re ready to get down to business, try some Sliquid Swirl lube. The sugar-free, vegan, water-based formula comes in six delicious flavors, from Pink Lemonade to Cherry Vanilla.

Surrender Yourself

This Valentine’s Day, why not hand over the keys to your heart (and other parts) to your lover, partner, mistress or master? Whether you’re giving yourself for an evening, or a lifetime, a collar is a simple, elegant and sexy expression of submission. We love this Tear Drop Locking Collar, made with English Bridle leather and a “teardrop shaped” stainless steel ring. For an even more intimate surrender, lock up your cock, with the CB6000, a long-term male chastity device, made of medical grade plastic. It even comes with plastic locks for those tricky airport metal detectors! If you want to submit, but your partner is still new to BDSM, we recommend When Someone You Love is Kinky, a handbook for helping your lover understand the mysteries of the kinkster heart. Finally, you can’t go wrong with our Silk Entangle Ties, elegant ribbons for wrapping up the greatest gift of all– yourself!

Discover a New Position

Whether on the floor, or up against a door, Valentine’s Day is a great occasion to try some new positions. To get your imaginative juices flowing, check out the Position of the Day book. Packed and illustrated with 366 sexual positions (one for every day of the year, plus one extra for leap year), this handy manual has enough ideas to keep you getting busy until Valentine’s Day, 2012. For help negotiating all those new positions, try investing in a Liberator Wedge. This sturdy foam support wedge provides the lift and leverage to put you and your partner in all kinds of compromising positions. Its sexy microfiber cover is smooth against the skin and machine-washable. But, if you hate post-sex cleanup, perhaps you should move the action to the shower. The Sex in the Shower product line uses an ingenious array of suction cup handles and footrests for a safer, less slippery way to play with wet and wild sex. Finally, if you think you’ve tried it all, hoist ‘em high and try the Door Jam Sex Sling from Sportsheets. Made of comfy, padded nylon, this sling can be thrown over any sturdy door for spontaneous action, whenever the mood arises. No handyman needed. Unless that’s a part of your fantasy, too. (And who are we to judge?)

Play in Public

We’re not looking to get you arrested, but there are discrete ways to play in public, while enjoying the thrill of being discovered. After Valentine’s Day dinner, why not hit a nightclub, bar, or darkened movie theater and smuggle some toys in your pants? For discrete fun, nothing beats the Club Vibe. This discreet bullet vibe responds to ambient sound, which means it can be equally fun on a dance floor or in a crowded restaurant. If you want an even more interactive experience, try the BNaughty Unleashed Remote Control Bullet. A handy remote control with LED display allows you or your lover to choose up to 10 powerful pulsation settings. Sit across from your partner at the dinner table and turn it on, while she tries to conceal her excitement from the people around her. Or, if you want a toy that will give dual clitoral and G-Spot stimulation, try out the ever popular We Vibe 2. As a bonus, this toy can be worn during intercourse, so if you decide to risk public sex, in a backseat or a back alley, she’ll have a headstart on the fun. No matter what the gender of your Valentine, you can never go wrong with a butt toy. For a discrete anal thrill, try warming up an Njoy Pure Plug before setting out to the paint the town red. Made of silky-smooth stainless steel, these popular plugs fit snugly inside your butthole, giving an extra nudge to the prostate. This is especially fun during long walks on the beach or bouncy cab rides through the city. No matter how big a scene you decide to make, remember to tip generously, and make a fast getaway.





Feb 03 2011

The Kinky States of America Map

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by thepleasurechest

We’re honestly a little puzzled about how to read the map above, but the overall project is pretty damned fascinating. Here’s an explanation from artist R. Luke Dubois:

I joined twenty-one dating sites in order to make my own census of the United States in 2010. These are my findings: a road atlas of the United States, with the names of cities, towns, and neighborhoods replaced with the words people use to describe themselves and those they want to be with.

These maps contain 20,262 unique words, based on the analysis of online dating profiles from 19,095,414 single Americans.

Each word appears in the place it’s used more frequently than anywhere else in the country.

Enjoy.

Some initial findings?

New York City’s most frequently used online dating word, for example, is ‘Now’—confirming just about every Type A stereotype of our town’s inhabitants. (In Chicago, incidentally, it’s ‘Always’. And in L.A., ‘Acting.’)

Having some familiarity with the online dating scene in Los Angeles, we downloaded a map of the words associated with our neck of the woods, and the results are fascinating.

We really wish the artist had identified the actual zip codes and neighborhoods these words correspond to, because frankly, we’re not too familiar with maps of LA. But, if we’re reading this map correctly, Westsiders used words like “enchanting,” “lingerie,” “beingness” and “sexual” but also “misanthropic,” “misogynistic,” and “phony.” Equally jarring, in South LA, is the prominence of the words “suicidal” and “inmate,” sandwiched between “waif” to the west and “neurosis” to the east. We’re guessing “chutzpah” designates the Fairfax District, while “augmentation” and “screenwriter”  identify that amorphous area known as Hollywood. And, of course, the word “gaffer” is unique to LA!

If you want to see which words define the singles scene in your neighborhood, you can view and download maps for your city or state here.


Jan 27 2011

Meet Carlos!

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by thepleasurechest

Carlos the greeter

If you’re in New York, be sure to stop by our store today, and meet our new temporary seasonal worker. His name is Carlos. His turn-ons are watersports and corn cob pipes. His turn-offs include snowballing and hot wax.

Carlos melts our heart

Carlos is our new store greeter. Mention “Carlos the Snowman” at the register in our NY store, and get 10% off your purchase, today only. (And yes, he’s getting a nose job with his first paycheck.)

Dec 31 2010

The Maneater. Turn On or Buzz Off?

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by thepleasurechest

For last week’s holiday edition of Turn On or Buzz Off, we asked you about the Chocolate Santa with Buttplug, a curious confection dreamed up by conceptual artist Paul McCarthy. The votes are in and over 60% of respondents had a sweet tooth for jolly Old St. Nick and the oddly familiar object clutched in his hand.  Unfortunately, this kinky treat hit the market over three years ago, and can likely only be found in the chocolate-stained clutches of your finer art collectors. So, sadly Chocolate Santa with Buttplug will not be coming to a Pleasure Chest near you.

This week’s contestant is most definitely not a gallery piece, and you probably wouldn’t want to try eating it (though it definitely wants to eat you.) Introducing The Maneater, a terrifying, bright green beast from outer space, who wants to um, suck on your cock. How does he do this? Here’s what the manufacturer, Big Teaze Toys has to say:

The insatiable MANEATERS toys for boys have a voracious appetite and will stop at nothing to bring YOU pleasure. With just a simple squeeze to its bellybutton, you are engulfed with one of three groan-inducing speeds. How’s the clean-up, you ask?  Let’s just say that everything about the MANEATERS is quick and easy…

Oh yeah, he’s also waterproof, phthalate-free and runs off of 2 AA batteries. The Maneater reminds us of the juvenile style of the Bzzzbuddies, (which most of you loved) from a few weeks ago. It could easily be mistaken for a kids’ toy. But, mostly we’re worried about looking ridiculous while using this thing to get off. Will your boyfriend or girlfriend be jealous of this one-eyed monster? Or will you simply look silly with this creature gnawing on your junk? What do you think? The Maneater. Turn on or Buzz Off?

Dec 23 2010

Turn On or Buzz Off? Chocolate Santa with Buttplug

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by thepleasurechest

In our last Turn on or Buzz Off poll we asked for your opinion on the MMA Throwdown Bed, a combination mixed martial arts fighting ring and bed set. The result was a split decision. Half of you were ready to rumble, while the rest of the respondents either cried uncle, or puzzled over how to fit this monstrosity into their bedrooms. We’re calling it a draw. Sorry, there will be no MMA beds coming to a Pleasure Chest near you! But if you end up buying one, please invite us over for a match.

In honor of the holidays, this week’s Turn On or Buzz Off has a seasonal flavor. We’ve told you before about conceptual artist Paul McCarthy’s controversial “Buttplug Gnome” statue, which has Dutch politicians in a tizzy. The “gnome” (AKA Santa)  is seen holding a bell in his left hand, and what is alleged to be a Christmas tree in his right. As many complained, the “tree” looks an awful lot like a buttplug.

A few years ago, the Buttplug Gnome became so famous that McCarthy and his gallery went into the candy business, making 20,000 chocolate replicas of the infamous statue. Channeling Willy Wonka, McCarthy describes this detour down the Hershey highway as follows:

Chocolate Santa is 10″ and is made with 14 oz. of Guittard semi-sweet dark chocolate and comes with a podium. Chocolate Santa is $100 plus Shipping and Handling.

It’s unclear from this site if you can still purchase this questionable confection. We’re guessing they’ve become collectible art pieces! Whether they’re still for sale or have all gone stale, we want to know what you think. The Chocolate Santa with Buttplug: Turn On or Buzz Off?

Dec 21 2010

Free Ornaments & Holiday Beverages at all of our stores!

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by thepleasurechest

If you’re still looking for the perfect decoration, gag gift or Secret Santa present, check out our funny and punny holiday ornaments.

Choose among 8 different sexy sentiments:

  • God Rest Ye Merry Leathermen
  • Season’s Beatings
  • Tits the Season
  • Happy Nude Year
  • Kiss Me Under the Cameltoe
  • Cock! The Breakfast of Champions
  • Ass & Ye Shall Receive
  • Not So Silent Night

We’re so proud of these, we’ve decided to give them away. Come to any of our stores between now and the close of business on Christmas Eve, and we’ll give you one, absolutely free. You don’t even need to buy anything!

While you’re here, enjoy complimentary holiday beverages, between 6pm and 9pm!

Dec 02 2010

Turn On or Buzz Off? Bzzzbuddies

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by thepleasurechest

One of the best parts of working at The Pleasure Chest is the opportunity to experience the great wide, weird world of human sexuality. The sex toy industry is exploding, and it seems like there are hundreds of new products each year, many of them seeking to serve customers whose tastes run far outside of the mainstream.

We can’t resist sharing some of these toys with you, and we want to know if you’d consider buying them. So today we introduce a new feature on the blog: Turn On or Buzz Off? The idea is simple. We highlight an unusual product, and you tell us what you think.

Today’s toy for consideration is the line of Bzzzbuddies. Meet Pandy, Shivers, Frisky & Paws, the adorable critters from this kawaii menagerie of “personal massagers” (vibrators). The Bzzzbuddies are waterproof, phthalate-free, plastic vibes, with four interchangeable tips. Each Bzzzbuddy has its own “story,” which is included on the back of the box. Here’s the 411 on Frisky, the pink pussycat of the Bzzzbuddy line:

Frisky is a curious little kitty cat. Everything in the world seems so new and exciting to her! Every day Frisky spends her time exploring and finding new things to pique her curiosity. Whether it’s something to play with or a new place to hide, Frisky loves to explore and experience her life to the fullest. It’s a wonderful time for Frisky because she knows that some day, she will be held, loved, and played with all day long.

Cute, right? It sounds like the blurb on the back of a children’s book! The Bzzzbuddies remind us of the popular Hello Kitty vibrator, but their marketing also seems like a good fit for those with age-play fantasies. In fact, they’d probably make a great gift for the babyfur on your Christmas list.

So now, we put it to you dear reader? What do you think of the Bzzzbuddies? Turn on? Or Buzz Off? Take our poll!


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