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Dec 03 2012

Sam Rosenthal, ¡Sexo, Lo Básico! & MoreDecember in LA

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by thepleasurechest

December is here, and with it, one final helping of festive events and free workshops to carry us through the end of the year.

Come do your holiday shopping, and check out classes on gay sex with Damon Holzum, an erotic reading by author Sam Rosenthal, a Spanish workshop with Fun Factory and the best down ‘n dirty sex tips with Kristen and Sarah. All this and another night of our famous Performance Anxiety comedy show await you in December!

Gay Sex for Men with Damon Holzum
Tuesday, December 4th @ 8-10pm 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.

¡Sexo, Lo Básico! con Fun Factory
Wednesday, December 5th @ 8-10pm FREE!

De acuerdo con nuestra misión de relacionarnos con nuestra comunidad, The Pleasure Chest ha reconocido la necesidad de educacíon multilingüe. ¡Estamos felices de anunciar nuestra primera clase en Español!: ¡Sexo, Lo Básico! Uno de nuestros especialistas, hablará sobre el placer de usar juguetes eróticos. Temas incluyen: condones, diferente tipos de lubricantes, vibradores para principiante o avanzados, juguetes para parejas, limpieza,sexo seguro y también sugerencias y tips: ¡muy calientes!

Rye: An Erotic Reading with Sam Rosenthal
Wednesday, December 10th @ 8-9:30pm FREE! 

Join us for a special evening with Sam Rosenthal reading from his erotic novel, Rye. A money-shot across the bow of outdated sensibilities, Rye takes a sexual somersault through the complexities of desire in a penetrating portrayal of twenty-first century intimacy. For the past 26 years, Rosenthal has been the lyricist for the popular underground rock band Black Tape For A Blue Girl. The band’s fans include filmmaker David Lynch and actress Sasha Grey. Sam’s 1996 debut novel, The First Pain to Linger, sold through its limited printing and is now a sought-after collector’s item. Come meet the author and hear passages from his latest book.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, December 11th @ 8-10pm $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 and TJ Miller. 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.

Down and Dirty: Sex for the Holidays with Kristen and Sarah
Wednesday, December 12th @ 8-10pm FREE

Add some spice to this holiday season with our best sex tips, tricks and games! Kristen and Sarah will 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. They’ll also share their secrets for G-Spotting, squirting, blow jobs, and anal play.

Oct 31 2012

Free Workshops & Special Events in LAThrough the End of the Year

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by thepleasurechest

While we nurse our Halloween hangovers, it’s time to turn our attention to the upcoming holidays. And The Pleasure Chest is the perfect place to bring joy to your world. with free workshops on anal sex, impact play, gay sex and more through December. We’ll be hosting three nights of comedy with Performance Anxiety and a special Spanish language sex-ed class presented by our friends from Fun Factory. Read on for our complete schedule through the end of the year.

Butt Sex Basics with Alicia & Larkin
Wednesday, November 7th @ 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.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, November 13th @ 8-10pm $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 and TJ Miller. 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.

Impact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More with Mistress Mary
Wednesday, November 14th @ 8-10pm 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, November 27th @ 8-10pm $7
Guests TBA.

Suck it, Lick it, Love it with Sex Nerd Sandra & Kate
Wednesday, November 28th @ 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

Gay Sex for Men with Damon Holzum
Tuesday, December 4th @ 8-10pm 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.

Sexo: Lo Basico con Fun Factory
Wednesday, December 5th @ 8-10pm  ¡GRATIS!

De acuerdo con nuestra misión de relacionarnos con nuestra comunidad, The Pleasure Chest ha reconocido la necesidad de educacíon multilingüe. ¡Estamos felices de anunciar nuestra primera clase en Español!: ¡Sexo, Lo Básico! Uno de nuestros especialistas, hablará sobre el placer de usar juguetes eróticos. Temas incluyen: condones, diferente tipos de lubricantes, vibradores para principiante o avanzados, juguetes para parejas, limpieza,sexo seguro y también sugerencias y tips: ¡muy calientes!

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, December 11th @ 8-10pm $7
Guests TBA.

Down and Dirty: Sex for the Holidays with Kristen & Sarah
Wednesday, December 12th @ 8-10pm FREE

Add some spice to this holiday season with our best sex tips, tricks and games! Kristen and Sarah will 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. They’ll also share their secrets for G-Spotting, squirting, blow jobs, and anal play.

Oct 19 2012

This Sunday is Fisting Day!

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by thepleasurechest

Join us this Sunday, October 21st in solemn observance of Fisting Day!

What’s Fisting Day, you ask? It’s a global event created by queer porn icons Jiz Lee and Courtney Trouble to promote acceptance of vaginal and anal fisting. As they explain on the official Tumblr:

“Fisting Day began not only as a celebration, but a call for awareness – this sex act is banned and censored in most forms of adult entertainment, and that fear is reflected outside of the sex industry as well. We believe that sex-positive education, exposure, information, and discussion is an easy cure for this fist-phobia!”

We totally support this worthy goal, and want to lend a helping hand. To support Fisting Day, we’ll be offering 20% off your entire purchase on Sunday, October 21st.

If you’re coming into one our retail stores, simply mention “Fisting Day” to get 20% off your purchase. If ordering online, type fistingday into the coupon # box during checkout.

Need some pointers? Here’s our handy guide.

A Hand in the Bush is the ultimate, um, “handbook” on the fine art of vaginal fisting. It’s filled with practical information on how to get started. And it’s been approved by three fisting-friendly physicians.

The Oxballs Fist Plug is super realistic and made of soft, body-safe silicone. It’s got a nice wide base that’ll keep it snug in your butt.

When only a famous fist will do, try Belladonna’s Bitch Fist. This unique dildo is made from an exact replica of porn star Belladonna’s forearm and fist.

Whether you’re a first timer or an old hand, it’s a good rule of the thumb to use plenty of lube. And J-Lube is hands down the best lube for anal fisting. Simply mix a little bit of water with the J-Lube powder for a slippery good time. One bottle lasts a long, long, time.

If you plan on playing safe, we strongly recommend a pair of gloves. Unless you’re into medical play (and there’s nothing wrong with that), we recommend these fashionable black latex gloves.

If you want to watch vaginal fisting, we highly recommend the Crash Pad series, especially the kinky installment called “Rope Burn.”

Speaking of Crash Pad, they’ve got a great tutorial on their blog. Check out “Vaginal Fisting Basics”.

Aug 22 2012

Erin Foley, TJ Miller, Eddie Ifft & MorePerformance Anxiety- August 28th

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by thepleasurechest

Join us on Tuesday, August 28th at 8pm for another evening of Performance Anxiety, the twice-monthly comedy night, hosted by Eli Olsberg & TJ Miller right here in our West Hollywood store.

For just $7, you get free beer, 15% off your purchases and an evening with some of the best comics working today.

The show will feature appearances by Erin Foley, Eddie Ifft, Julian McCullough, Byron Bowers, Rob O’ Reilly & Matt Ingebretson.

The show is first come, first served and you are encouraged to buy tickets in advance to guarantee a seat.

Please enjoy Erin Foley’s bit on her mother’s wild imagination.

Jun 08 2012

Celebrate LA Pride With Us& Win a Fun Factory G4 Tiger

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by thepleasurechest

Are you going to LA Pride this Sunday? We are! Nearly two dozen members of our sexy street team will join the festivities in West Hollywood. We’ll be handing out free buttons and prizes, and posing for naughty photos. If you don’t see us on the street, look for our posse at Here, at the corner of North Robertson and Santa Monica.

In addition to the free goodies, we’re also offering Pride partiers a chance to win the new Fun Factory G4 Tiger, a luxury vibe so powerful it’ll make you roar with delight.

We chose the Tiger as our top prize because the wide base and ergonomic handle make it versatile for both vaginal and anal play. It’s also got the an amazing textured silicone shaft and just the right curve, whether you’re aiming for the G-Spot or the P-Spot. Oh, and did we mention that it’s rechargeable?

How to Win a G4 Tiger

1. While at Pride, take a photo with someone from our street team.

2. Email your best pic to mattc@thepleasurechest.com before Wed, June 13th.

3. We’ll award the G4 to the proud person who sent our favorite photo.

It’s that simple! We hope to see you on Sunday.

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.

May 31 2012

BDSM, Blowjobs & Strap-On SexJune in NY

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June is here. We’ve got a triple header of free Wednesday workshops to help heat up your sex life and kick off your summer. Learn the basics of BDSM with Hana, the ins & outs of strap-on sex with Ignacio and the secrets of the better blowjob with Adriana. Finally, don’t forget to look for our sexy street team at Pride.

Beginners BDSM with Hana
Wednesday, June 6th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Using restraint doesn’t have to be boring! Learn the essentials of light bondage, communication and negotiation, spanking, sensation play, and dirty talk. Our kink connoisseurs will teach you how to incorporate BDSM basics (and then some) into your sex life.

 

Strap-On Sex for Lesbians, Dykes & Queers with Ignacio
Wednesday, June 13th @ 8-10pm 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.

Blowjobs & Beyond with Adriana
Wednesday, June 20th @ 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 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 29 2012

Pleasure Chest Pride!June in LA

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by thepleasurechest

In Junethe City of Los Angeles will celebrate LGBTQ pride centering on the annual Pride parade on June 10th in West Hollywood. We’re honoring the month with a series of free workshops on LGBTQ sexuality and this Saturday’s “Pride Ride” bicycle tour of gay and lesbian hot spots. Our sexy street team will also be handing out free prizes and other goodies during the parade. Here is a schedule of events:

The Pleasure Chest Pride Ride
Saturday, June 2nd @ 1:30-4pm FREE!  

Ruffle your rainbows and grab your glitter! It’s The Pleasure Chest Pride Ride taking you on a tour celebrating all things queer as a three dollar bill! We’ll hone in on some of West Hollywood’s historic homo spots, give away fantastic prizes and encounter some exotic personalities along the route, who are sure to tickle your tinkerbell. We’ll also have a costume contest and finish up with an after-party at The Pleasure Chest with drinks, snacks and free ice cream from Sweetbeats LA!

Read more about The Pride Ride.

Strap-On, Get Off: An “Edutainment” Workshop
Wednesday, June 6th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Welcome aboard F.U.C.K Airlines!  Whether you are a tourist visiting for the first time or a seasoned traveler, this 45 minute flight will be sure to educate and entertain you. Your flight hosts will take you island hopping through the sometimes bumpy, yet exciting terrain of strapping it on. We will visit such destinations as the deep seas of gender play, the undiscovered wonders of anal, and the pleasures of both giving and receiving.

Gay Sex for Men with Damon Holzum
Wednesday, June 13th @ 8-10pm 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.

Extreme Sex with Damon Holzum
Wednesday, June 20th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Do you want to discover and push the boundaries of your sexual exploration? Damon will guide you through the outer edges of erotic experience, including fisting, watersports, sounding and “dirty play.” This judgment-free class will focus on finding partners, safer sex practices, emotional safety and practical advice for a wide range of edgy fetishes.

Suck It, Lick It, Love It with Alicia Cybulski
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.

 


May 24 2012

The Pleasure Chest Pride RideSaturday, June 2nd!

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by thepleasurechest

Ruffle your rainbows and grab your glitter! It’s The Pleasure Chest Pride Ride taking you on a tour celebrating all things queer as a three dollar bill! We’ll hone in on some of West Hollywood’s historic homo spots, give away fantastic prizes and encounter some exotic personalities along the route, who are sure to tickle your tinkerbell.

  • Easy ride with no big hills
  • Bike mechanic & route slips provided
  • Afterparty at the Pleasure Chest w/ snacks, drinks & free ice cream & tunes from Sweet Beats!
  • Costume contest

Special prizes will be awarded for those sporting the MOST Leather, the MOST Rainbow and a special category of the “MOST GAY PROUD”, whatever that means. Feel free to interpret creatively. Of course, the more scantilly clad you are… we might just invent a special prize for you on the spot. It’s almost summer, after all.

Sound fun?

We’ll gather at the The Pleasure Chest on Saturday, June 2nd at 1:30 pm. The tour begins at 2pm and will last approximately 2 hours. Then, stay for the afterparty at The Pleasure Chest, with snacks and drinks and ice cream provided by Sweet Beats. If you’re planning to enjoy the afterparty, be prepared to lock your bike outside or pack it in your vehicle before joining us for the festivities.

 

 

Apr 26 2012

May in LA

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by thepleasurechest

April went by fast, but May is action-packed. We’re hosting three (count ‘em) comedy nights with the funny folks from Performance Anxiety, including their free 1st anniversary show. We’re also premiering our Fifty Shades of Pleasure workshop, and expecting visits from Jaiya Ma and Megan Andelloux. Basically, you’re spending the month with us. Read below for a complete schedule.

Performance Anxiety’s 1st Anniversary
Tuesday, May 1st @ 8-10pm FREE!

Performance Anxiety officially celebrates turning into a one-year old baby at The Pleasure Chest. We’re going to commemorate the night by giving you a free show with free beer and the usual 15% discount off any purchase you make. Eli Olsberg & TJ Miller host. The lineup includes Natasha LeggeroNick KrollJon DoreAparna NancherlaNate CraigHasan Minhaj & Chris Thayer! Seating is first-come, first served and we expect to fill up. So, please arrive early!

Pre-Orgasmic Ultimate O with Kristen & Sarah
Wednesday, May 2nd @ 8-10pm FREE!

Do you have difficulty achieving orgasm? Is it a struggle to “get there” with a partner? 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 achieve and expand your orgasm and much, much more.

Sexy Times with (dis)Abilities & Chronic Illnesses with Megan Andelloux
Sunday, May 6th @ 4-6pm FREE!

As we go through life, it’s normal to experience changes within our bodies and our sexual functioning. Many of us get stuck longing for times past, when our bodies were more free and responsive. In this workshop, we’ll examine the sexual challenges often faced when dealing with disability or illness, while gaining tools to enhance the changes our bodies have made. Through discussion and demonstration, we’ll learn how to create exciting new sexual possibilities and explore ways of being sexual despite the difficulties that may confront us. This session will touch on many issues, but will focus specifically on cancer, diabetes, pelvic pain, and problems of limited mobility.

Fifty Shades of Pleasure with Mary
Tuesday, May 8th @ 8-10pm FREE! 
Inspired by E.L. James’s 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.

Multi-Orgasmic Ultimate O with Kristen and Sarah
Wednesday, May 9th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Can’t get enough? Want to learn how to have multiple orgasms? In this class, we’ll discover techniques for coming again and again both with a partner and solo. We’ll also explore how to expand your orgasm, G-spot orgasms, anal orgasms, and our favorite tips and toys for maximizing pleasure. Though this class is open to all genders and orientations, we will be focusing on orgasm for female-bodied people.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, May 15th @ 8-10pm $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 and TJ Miller. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today. Comics TBA.

Blowjobs & Beyond with Alicia Cybulski
Wednesday, May 16th @ 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 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.

Red Hot Touch: The Art of Erotic Massage with Jaiya
Wednesday, May 23rd @ 8-10pm FREE!

Your hands can be your greatest asset in bed. Why not learn to use them with exquisite skill? Join Jaiya, author of Red Hot Touch, as she guides you through tantalizing techniques from full-body turn-on to mind-blowing genital massage. Want to know how to pet her G-Spot in the way that it likes best?  Want to learn how to find that hidden hot part of his penis that loves firm pressure? Jaiya shares her secrets in this fun-filled class where you’ll discover how to have your lover(s) writhing beneath your fingertips.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, May 29th @ 8-10pm $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 and TJ Miller. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today. Comics TBA.

Butt Sex Basics with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, May 30th @ 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.

Coming up…

Strap-On, Get Off: An “Edutainment” Workshop
Wednesday, June 6th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Gay Sex for Men with Mike
Wednesday, June 13th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Extreme Sex with Damon Holzum
Wednesday, June 20th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Suck It, Lick It, Love It with Alicia Cybulski
Wednesday, June 27th @ 8-10pm FREE!