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Jan 16 2013

Learn the Art of Female DominanceAt Midori’s ForteFemme in SF

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by thepleasurechest

Attention women! Do you want to discover your inner dominant? Let Midori be your guide at ForteFemme in San Francisco on March 1st-3rd.

Building on the concepts taught in her two-hour class, “The Art of Feminine Dominance,” this weekend intensive allows you to work with Midori in a much more personal and hands-on fashion. 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. Experience 3 full days of personalized education, psychology, support, technique and more, all in an elegant private setting. This program is limited to 9 women.  An original textbook will be provided.

The weekend includes a field trip of kinky shopping and dinner in San Francisco. Meals and refreshments are included. Complimentary goodies donated by The Pleasure Chest and J.T.’s Stockroom.

ForteFemme is open to women of all orientations and experience levels.

Register now!  

To learn more about what to expect, read Vanessa Pinto’s firsthand account from the Huffington Post.

Not near San Francisco? Midori will be bringing ForteFemme to New York  on June 28th-30th. Registration begins on May 1st.

Jan 02 2013

Oral Sex, Tantra, Burlesque & BDSMJanuary in LA

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by thepleasurechest

It’s a new year. How about learning some new skills? Join us in January for classes on oral sex, tantra, bedroom burlesque and BDSM. Our workshops are open to people of all genders, orientations and experience levels. They’re also totally free of charge. Read on for a complete schedule of events for the next two months.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, January 8th @ 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. The show will feature appearances by Rob DelaneyTJ MillerKumail NanjianiJackie KashianKyle KinaneJane BordenJoe Starr and Billy Bonnell.

Suck It, Lick It, Love It with Alicia & Kate
Wednesday, January 9th @ 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

 

Tantric Erogenous Zones : An Experiential Workshop with Mark A. Michaels & Patricia Johnson
Wednesday, January 16th @ 8-10pm FREE!

The Tantric and Ayurvedic traditions have long recognized specific zones of the body that are particularly responsive to stimulation, and some schools of Tantra have developed a systematic approach to the stimulation of these zones in order to produce high states of arousal. Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, authors of Great Sex Made Simple, will introduce you to these zones and the basic principles for working with them systematically to heighten pleasure and enhance intimacy.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, January 22nd @ 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.

Photo courtesy of David Gueringer

Bedroom Burlesque with Kitty Cadillac
Wednesday, January 23rd @ 8-10pm 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!

Fifty Shades of Pleasure with Mary
Wednesday, January 30th @ 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.

Coming up…

2/6- Blowjobs & Beyond with Sex Nerd Sandra

2/20- G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Sarah & Larkin

2/26- Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

2/27- Threesomes with Reid Mihalko

Dec 05 2012

Spank It, Suck It, Squirt ItFree Workshops in New York

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by thepleasurechest

The holidays are for sharing. So, we’d like to share some secrets with you. Come learn about the joys of spanking, sucking and squirting at our lineup of free workshops in New York this month!

Impact Play: Spanking, Flogging, & More with Ignacio
TONIGHT at 8-10pm FREE!

Learn the finer (and rougher) points of impact play. Discover the difference between sensation play and psychological spanking. We’ll cover negotiation, safety, types of hits, and the pros and cons of floggers, whips, bare hands and other instruments of discipline.

Suck it, Lick it, Love it! with Laura
Wednesday, December 12th @ 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.

Get Wet:  A G-Spotting & Female Ejaculation Intensive with Ducky Doolittle
Wednesday, December 19th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Where is your G-Spot? How do you stimulate it? How can you achieve orgasm from penetration alone? How can you squirt like a porn star? Ducky Doolittle will answer these questions and a whole lot more as she explains the beauty of (and busts the myths about) the female body, G-Spotting and female ejaculation. It’s an orgasm intensive!

Oct 01 2012

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

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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 03 2012

Spend September With UsFree Events in LA

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This month, our schedule is action-packed. We’ll have visits from special guests Anya de Montigny on Queering Tantra and Buck Angel on Sexing the Transman. Our own Sex Specialists will share their secrets on blowjobs, the G-Spot and roleplay. Plus, we’ve got two Performance Anxiety comedy nights and our 2nd annual Gloryhole bash. You might as well pitch a tent on the sidewalk and stay for the month. (There might be a joke in there somewhere.)

Queering Tantra with Anya de Montigny
Wednesday, September 5th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Craving more sensation and spirituality in your lovemaking? Curious about Tantra taught from a queer perspective?  Then this is the class for you! You’ll learn how to activate your pelvic floor muscles to extend orgasm and increase pleasure, move sexual energy throughout your body, use breath and touch together to create fuller, deeper sensations, discover new erogenous zones and more! This class is open to all people regardless of their sexual expression– you may be straight, bi, gay, fluid, or curious but identify within the queer spectrum. You can come single or with a partner.  Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move your body and engage in some light touching exercises, while clothed.

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

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for 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 Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, September 12th @ 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.

Gloryhole: The Pleasure Chest Uncut
Thursday, September 13th @ 7-11pm FREE with RSVP! 

The biggest party of the year.

Sexing the Transman with Buck Angel
Monday, September 17th @8-10pm FREE! 

Pioneering filmmaker Buck Angel gives an audio-visual tour of trans male sexuality, including video interviews with a variety of trans men and the people who love them. Buck is your guide to re-defining gender and enjoying the fluidity of sexuality and individual expression of identity. We’ll explore how to affirm and acknowledge individual gender and sexuality, the effects of testosterone on trans men and how to let go of social constructs in order to become more comfortable and self accepting.

G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Sarah
Wednesday, September 19th @ 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
Tuesday, September 25h@ 8-10 PM $7

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for 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.

Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom with Alicia Cybulski & Kate Wednesday, September 26th @ 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.

 

Jul 04 2012

Fellatio, Cunnilingus & ComedyJuly in LA

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by thepleasurechest

Once you’ve recovered from your July 4th revelry, grab your calendar (or launch your iCal or whatever folks do these days) and take a look at our schedule for the summer. This month, we’ve got guest educator Catherine Toyooka on fellatio, Alicia Cybulski on intermediate BDSM, Sex Nerd Sandra on cunnilingus and two more evenings of comedy presented by Performance Anxiety. And that’s just July. Take a gander at our complete summer schedule of free workshops and events below.

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

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for 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. The show will feature appearances by Erin Foley, Paul Scheer, Ian Edwards, Melissa Villasenor, Kyle Kinane, Robert Buscemi, Lynn Shawcroft and Whitmer Thomas.

Art of Oral Sex: Fellatio with Catherine Toyooka
Wednesday, July 11th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Join us as we tackle the biggest myths surrounding oral sex, and discuss how to overcome all the hang ups that keep us from truly enjoying the experience. This workshop comes chock-full with tons of educational information covering male pleasure, anatomy and much, much more. You’ll also learn Ms. Toyooka’s 3 top techniques for making your partner moan with pleasure. This fun, interactive workshop is open to everyone. Bring your own cucumber to practice on if you like.

Safe, Sane & Consensual with Alicia Cybulski
Wednesday, July 18th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Join our Sex Specialists as we delve even deeper into the world of BDSM. Learn about the physiological, psychological and emotional effects of a really good scene. Take your novice skills up a notch as we explore the intricacies of heavier beatings, electro-play and more!

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, July 24th@ 8-10 PM $7

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for 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!

Pleasure Her Perfect with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, July 25th @ 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.

Coming up…

8/1 Spank Someone Happy with Mary

8/8 The Ultimate O: Expanding your Orgasms through Anal Play with Sarah

8/14 Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

8/15 Suck it, Lick it, Love it with Sex Nerd Sandra & Kitty Cadillac

8/22 Advanced Anal Play with Damon Holzum

8/28 Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

8/29 Bend Over Buddy: Anal Pleasure for Him with Alicia and Mike

9/5 Queering Tantra with Anya de Montigny

9/11 Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

9/12 Blowjobs & Beyond with Sex Nerd Sandra

9/19 G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Sarah

9/25 Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

9/26 Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom with Mary

 

Jun 18 2012

ForteFemme: Women’s DominanceWeekend Intensive with Midori- 7/20-7/22

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Attention women! Want to be the best dominant you can be? Let Midori be your guide at ForteFemme a unique event held at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency on the weekend of July 20th-22nd.

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.  An original textbook will be provided.

The weekend includes a field trip of kinky shopping and dinner in San Francisco. Meals and refreshments are included.

ForteFemme is open to women of all orientations and experience levels.

Instruction hours:

  • Fri: 7pm – 10pm
  • Sat: 9am – 6pm (optional field trip 6pm – 10pm)
  • Sun: 9am – 6pm

Cost: $750

Registration is now open! Hurry, there are only 9 spots available!

Don’t hesitate to contact Midori with any questions about the weekend. For more information, visit FortFemme.com or contact Midori by email.

Jun 13 2012

Bethenny Visits the Pleasure Chest

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Bethenny Frankel has a new talk show and she recently dropped by The Pleasure Chest. She brought along a couple whose sex life has been stoked by 50 Shades of Grey. Our very own Sarah showed Bethenny and her friends the ropes. Items featured in this clip include the heart crop, our entangle ties, pleasure feathers, the kitty hood, and the jackboot paddle. If you need help making your 50 Shades fantasies a reality, pay us a visit!

Jun 05 2012

Our NY Staff Discuss 50 Shades on Fox News

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The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy is a full-on cultural phenomenon. It’s bringing kinky sex and bedroom bondage to the masses. And who better to lead the kink-curious safely into the wide world of bondage and discipline than us?  Here’s a great local Fox News (!) segment on how our New York store is meeting the demand,with a series of free classes for the masses. Featured in this clip are store manager Brandon and Sex Specialist Hana, who will teach the next Fifty Shades of Pleasure workshop on Wednesday, June 11th.