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Nov 27 2013

Winter Workshops in L.A.

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The weather outside is frightful – okay, it’s a little chilly – but expanding your sexual repertoire is delightful. Our savvy sex educators will show you tricks and techniques that will keep you (and your sweetie) warm all winter long. As always, attendees get a 15% discount on all purchases.

blowjobsSuck it, Lick it, Love it with Larkin & Shay
Wednesday, Dec ember 4th @ 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.

 

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, December 10th @ 8-10pm

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.

 

Down and Dirty Sex for the Holidays with Kristen & Sarah
Wednesday, December 11th @ 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.

 

Big, Beautiful Sex with Lady Cheekylady cheeky
Wednesday, January 8th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Who says you have to be skinny to have the best sex of your life? Whether it’s media and advertising images of “perfect” bodies or snarky comments about our weight, fat-shaming is all around us, and it can get in the way of our sexual confidence and pleasure. In this workshop, which combines lecture and discussion, body-positive educator Lady Cheeky talks about attitudes (both external and internal) that can hold us back from great sex and specific challenges we face as plus-sized lovers. You will learn skills – from communication tools to the best toys, techniques and positions – to help you embrace your sexuality and have big, beautiful sex.

 

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, January 14th @ 8-10pm

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.

 

Fundamentals of Flogging with Koko & Shay
Wednesday, January 15th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Flogging is one of the most theatrical and versatile kinds of impact play – it can feel like anything from a sharp sting to a deep punch to a soothing massage – but it can seem intimidatingly difficult to learn. Luckily, our sex specialists are here to teach you everything you need to get started! This class for beginning and intermediate players will cover safety, flogging techniques, and how to incorporate flogging into your play.

Nov 20 2013

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Trans* pride flag outside our West Hollywood store

Trans* pride flag outside our West Hollywood store

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, when we memorialize those who have been murdered over the last year because of anti-trans* hatred. The event is held this month every year in honor of Rita Hester, who was killed on November 28, 1998.

Vigils will take place all over the world, including New York, Chicago and West Hollywood. Find an event near you here.

We continue to celebrate our community, and we encourage you to read further and engage as much as you can in education and advocacy. Here are a few resources to start with:

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance website

Transgender Law Center

A great primer on speaking to and about trans* people without being a jerk, from Buzzfeed.

“It’s Transgender Day of Remembrance: Let’s Celebrate Trans* Lives and Accomplishments,” from Autostraddle, celebrates trans* people’s triumphs during the last year and links to a lot of additional articles.

Nov 15 2013

Tonight: Remembering Carlos A Fundraiser for April Flores

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On October 22nd, photographer and filmmaker Carlos Batts passed away unexpectedly. Tonight, you can join the Los Angeles arts community in a fundraiser to help his wife, April Flores, with the financial costs associated with his death.

Antebellum Gallery is hosting a silent auction featuring donated works from major contemporary artists  like Coop, Matthew Bone and Shepard Fairey, photographers including Gregory Bojorquez, Patrick Hoelck, Eric Kroll and Estevan Oriol, and adult film icons Buck Angel and Nina Hartley. April Flores has also donated works by Batts himself.

Antebellum Gallery
1643 N. Las Palmas
Hollywood, CA 90028

Friday, November 15, 2013
6 – 9 PM

If you cannot attend, please consider donating to the Carlos Batts Memorial Fund.

Nov 08 2013

Pepitone, Miller & More! Performance Anxiety Nov. 12th

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Join us on Tuesday, November 12th at 8pm for another evening of Performance Anxiety, the twice-monthly comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg at 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

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

Enjoy Hasan Minhaj on his parents’ marriage.

Nov 05 2013

Buck Angel, Sex Nerd Sandra & More! November Workshops in Los Angeles

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Looking for something to fill those long November nights? What better way than to pick up some sexy new skills?

buckangelSexing the Transman with Buck Angel
Monday, November 11th @ 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.

Performance Anxiety : Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, November 12th @8-10pm 

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.

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BDSM Basics with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, November 13th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Do you want to explore BDSM in the bedroom? Let Sex Nerd Sandra 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!

Suck It, Lick It, Love It with Kate & Larkin
Wednesday, November 20th @ 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.

Oct 28 2013

Want to Win Masked Gala Tickets? Tell Us About A Clever Sexy Costume

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Los Angeles folks: are you wondering what to do on Halloween? Lucky for you, we’re giving away one more pair of tickets to the Masked Gala at Acabar!

On Halloween night, keep your eyes wide shut at the Masked Gala, hosted by Acabar and The Pleasure Chest. This devilishly sexy soiree features food and cocktails as well as deliciously playful entertainment.

The night will include:

- Sensual bites created by Chef Octavio Beccera
- Stimulating sound by music goddess DJ HEIDI.LA
- A specially curated cocktail by famed mixologists Joshua Goldman & Julian Cox
- Fire dancers, stilt walkers and roving performers who will take your breath away
- A chance to admire the kinky antics of a well-trained pony player and her master
- An interactive performance by artists Ian MacKinnon and Kate Gilbert, darlings of the queer underground
- Decorative bondage by a skilled rope top

Acabar is located at 1510 Stanley Ave at Sunset Blvd. The Masked Gala begins at 8pm and ends at 2am. We encourage you to arrive early: the first 50 guests will receive gift bags from The Pleasure Chest.

Want to win two tickets to the Masked Gala? Here’s how.

We’ve been really excited about the array of creative sexy costumes we’ve seen this year. We’d like you to add to that list! Just post a comment below telling us about the funniest or most unique sexy costume that you can think of (whether it really exists or not) and you’ll be entered to win.

A winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, October 30th at 3pm PDT. Please be sure to leave an email address, so that we can contact you if you win.

Oct 24 2013

Win Tickets to the Masked Gala!

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Update: Congratulations to Jade, who won the tickets! Keep an eye on the blog for another ticket giveaway this week.

Hey there, Los Angeles! We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Masked Gala at Acabar!

On Halloween night, keep your eyes wide shut at the Masked Gala, hosted by Acabar and The Pleasure Chest. This devilishly sexy soiree features food and cocktails as well as deliciously playful entertainment.

The night will include:

- Sensual bites created by Chef Octavio Beccera
- Stimulating sound by music goddess DJ HEIDI.LA
- A specially curated cocktail by famed mixologists Joshua Goldman & Julian Cox
- Fire dancers, stilt walkers and roving performers who will take your breath away
- A chance to admire the kinky antics of a well-trained pony player and her master
- Decorative bondage by a skilled rope top

Acabar is located at 1510 Stanley Ave at Sunset Blvd. The Masked Gala begins at 8pm and ends at 2am. We encourage you to arrive early: the first 50 guests will receive gift bags from The Pleasure Chest.

Want to win two tickets to the Masked Gala? Here’s how.

Just post a comment below telling us why you want to go. It’s as simple as that!

A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, October 28th at 10am PDT. Please be sure to leave an email address, so that we can contact you if you win.