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Jul 24 2015

Win A Jimmyjane Toy With Vintage Porn Trivia!

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by Chelsea

UPDATE: Congrats to our winner Lorenzo!

This month we’re partnered with Jimmyjane for some fabulous giveaways! This week we’re giving away a Form 5:

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With the same deep, rumbling vibrations as the Form 4 vibrator and a versatile design, this toy opens up a world of options. Let its wings vibrate your labia, use its curve to stroke your shaft, or anything else you can think of. Made of the best quality materials, this rechargeable, submersible vibe boasts a three year warranty.

Want to win a Form 5? Here’s how.

Can you name this classic porn title based on this still? Share your guess in the comments below to be entered to win!

Deep Throat

Jul 23 2015

Slip n’ Slide with our Handy Lube Guide

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by Chelsea

A good lubricant is a must-have to keep things slick and silky, but the options out there can be overwhelming. What’s the difference between silicone and water-based lube? What kind of lube is best for butt play? Is what I’m putting in my mouth actually edible? Fear not folks: our handy lube guide will turn you from a lube layman to a liquid legend!
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   Water-Based Lube

For the lube novice, water-based lube is a great place to start. They’re easy to clean up, and wash right out of sheets and clothing.

Pros: Works great with latex condoms and a variety of toys, especially silicone toys.

Cons: Water-based lube is highly absorbent, which means it dries out more quickly, so you may have to re-apply/add saliva as needed.

We love Aneros Sessions, Wet Original, and of course the OG classic Astroglide Original.



 

Water-Based Glycerin-Free Lube
southbuttblissLove lube, but prone to yeast and urinary tract infections? The culprit could be glycerin, a slippery ingredient that can often throw off a
vagina’s pH balance. Glycerin-free lube is also a great option if you prefer something less sticky than your average lube.

Pros: Great for vaginal play and sensitive skin

Cons: Like the water-based lube, it requires re-application as it dries out.

We recommend Sliquid H20 and Sliquid Sassy (which is great for anal play). Southern Butter Bliss-On is infused with organic Calendula flowers, and comes in fragrance-free and peppermint and ginseng.

 

 

 

   Hybrid Lube

Hybrid lubes combine the long-lasting qualities of silicone lube with the easy clean-up of water-based lube. Get your swirl on with a hybrid, but be sure to spot-test your silicone toys before using a hybrid to make sure it won’t damage them.

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Pros: Best of both worlds! A smooth ride without the requisite stickiness.

Cons: May or may not affect your silicone toys. Taking time to do a spot test is necessary, but often a mood killer.

We’re enjoying Sliquid Silk, as well as Spunk Hybrid Lube and Gun Oil Force Recon, when you want to butch things up.

 

Silicone Lube

We can’t say enough good things about silicone lube. The texture is silky and smooth, and silicone is hypoallergenic, which is great for sensitive skin. Because it doesn’t absorb quickly, silicone lasts longer and requires less application. It’s great with latex and most toys, except for silicone.

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Pros: Great for anal play and water play. A little goes a long way!

Cons: Silicone lube can degrade silicone toys, so it’s a major no-no to use the two together.

We’re loving Uberlube and Pink, and of course you can never go wrong with something from the Pjur line of lubes.

 

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Flavored and Warming Lube

If you’re looking to spice up your BJ game, you might be interested in edible flavored lubes.    Or if you’re more into temperature play, you can give warming lubes a whirl, which are    especially fun when applied to your nipples.

Pros: Puts a fun twist on oral sex!

Cons: Always spot test, as they could irritate sensitive skin. Also, we’ve tasted some gnarly    flavored lubes in our day, so give it a taste test before slathering it all over your body.

Try Sex Tarts for fruity flavor or the Sliquid Lip Lickers Lube Cube Sampler for some variety.    To heat things up, give  System JO H2O Warming lube a whirl.

 

 

Oil-Based Lube

If you’re looking for a creamier texture, consider giving oil-based lubes a try. These are great for hand jobs and anal sex, as they last a long time. However, since oil degrades latex, these are NOT RECOMMENDED for safe sex.

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Pros: Long-lasting, great for anal and water play. A must-have for hand jobs and masturbation.

Cons: Incompatible with latex condoms, hard to wash out of clothes and sheets.

You can’t go wrong with Shaft, or the perennial classic Boy Butter.

Jul 21 2015

Power Up by Jacking Off

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by Chelsea

Leave it to the brilliant minds at PornHub to harness the natural power of masturbation to save the planet!

Meet the WankBand, wearable device that, according to the site, allows you to “love the planet while you love yourself”. A kinetic charger inside the band creates and stores energy while you jack off that you can then use to power your cell phone, your laptop, or any other devices. Though the Wankband isn’t available yet, PornHub is recruiting Be(a)ta testers.

Your move, Apple Watch.

Aug 29 2013

September Workshops in Chicago

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by thepleasurechest

It’s back to school season, and we’ve got some great educational offerings for you! Sharpen your pencils, bring your partners, and come learn what makes each other tick.

The Ultimate O for Him with Sarah Sloane sarahsloane2
Wednesday, September 4th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Want to blow his mind? In this class, you’ll learn the basics of men’s anatomy, while exploring the physical and psychological patterns of male arousal. Discover how to expand his pleasure through breathwork and other techniques and learn about the different types of orgasm (penile, prostate, energetic, etc.) This workshop is open to all genders and orientations, but will focus on male-bodied people and their partners.

Tantra Techniques with Antoinette
Wednesday, September 11th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Want to learn tantra techniques that will take sex to the next level? We’ll cover how to visualize energy and make it your own, while raising and moving that energy solo and with others. Discover different styles of breathwork, energetic approach to orgasm, integrating kink with tantra and more.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at the Pleasure Chest
Monday, September 16th @ 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.

The Ultimate O for Her with Ash
Wednesday, September 18th @ 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.

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Blowjobs & Beyond with Ash

Wednesday, September 25th @ 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.

Aug 20 2013

Win An Aneros Helix Syn (Updated 8/23)

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by thepleasurechest

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Update: Congratulations to Wes, who won the Helix Syn! Thanks to everyone who participated. 

The Helix Syn is a creative twist on a popular toy. Aneros took its Helix plug, added a smooth silicone finish, and made the base flexible for longer-term comfort. Plus, we think it looks pretty swanky in red and black. The slim Helix Syn is a great plug for everyone, but it’s especially nice for prostate play. Like all Aneros toys, it’s hands-free: you can rock it back and forth against your prostate using only the muscles in your butt. Made of non-porous silicone and medical grade plastic, this is a toy you’ll be hanging on to.

How To Win a Helix Syn

Want to win a Helix Syn? Just leave a comment below telling us about your favorite twist on an old favorite. Is it the patterned lining you stitched into your jacket? Is it the shot-by-shot remake of Psycho? (It’s not, is it?) Is it Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? Deep fried mac and cheese balls? We want to know.

A winner will be chosen at random on Friday, August 23rd, at 10am PST. Good luck!

U.S. residents only.

Aug 19 2013

The Stronic Eins, Explained

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by thepleasurechest

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Have you been curious about the Stronic, the new toy from Fun Factory that looks like a vibrator but instead pulses and thrusts? Many customers have been! The Stronic comes in two shapes, the original Eins (pictured above) and the butt-friendly Zwei. Our own Sarah Sloane reviewed the Stronic Eins, to give you a better idea of what this toy is all about.

“True fact: I dislike vibrators. They generally numb me out. They don’t really get all my juices flowing, and frankly, if they get me to orgasm, they do it too fast for my personal tastes. In the past, my go-to toys have been things that press in and fill me up — glass dildos, the Pure Wand, and so on. I’d pretty much despaired of ever finding a moving toy that I’d fall in lust with — until the Stronic arrived!

The Stronic works on a whole different principle — instead of vibrating, it pulses, which feels like anything from a tapping massage (when aimed at my G-Spot) to a rocking shallow thrust (when aimed further into the vagina). It’s a unique sensation, and if you don’t like traditional vibrators, it might just be ideal.

I took it through its paces a few times, and figured out a couple of great ways to use it. You can, of course, use it perpendicular to the body (“straight in”), and it’ll give some great thrusting as well as movement to the inner labia and indirect sensation to the clit. I really love it angled down (towards my lower back), so that the shaft rocks against my clit and between my labia — and at the strongest patterns, it provides a yummy pounding sensation. And when I want a G-Spot session, angling the tip so that it bumps against my G-Spot is ideal. (For those who want a little extra against the clit, throw an O-Wow ring onto the Stronic for dual stimulation sensation). 

I definitely recommend lots of your favorite water based lube with this toy — it lets the pulsator slide against your body in really sensual ways, and keeps you from feeling rubbed the wrong way. I also recommend taking a few exploratory trips with this toy in lots of positions, because what works for you may not be the obvious choices.

All in all, this is an ideal toy for the person for whom vibes aren’t a great fit — but it’s also great for the sex toy connoisseur who wants a toy that is truly unique to add to their pleasure collection. With the click-n-charge charger (which also works with other Fun Factory toys), and the two year warranty, this is one toy that will keep you coming back for more for a long, long, time!”

If you think that Sarah has a way with words, check out her upcoming classes at our Chicago store, Advanced Anal Play and The Ultimate O For Him.

Aug 16 2013

Masturbation for Better Menopause

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by thepleasurechest

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It turns out that vibrators are good for something other than making people happy and curing hysteria. Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, of Yale University School of Medicine, has been recommending the use of a vibrator to her menopausal patients who suffer from vaginal dryness. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Dr. Minkin explains that vibration increases pelvic blood flow, which can help boost vaginal moisture. In particular, she recommends the We-Vibe 3 (pictured above) to her patients – and we have to agree. Says Minkin,

“I recommend my patients use a vibrator three to four times a week, but as Mae West said,’Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!’”

That’s a prescription we can get behind.

Aug 13 2013

What’s Your Greatest Strength? Tell Us and Win an Aneros Evi (Updated 8/16)

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by thepleasurechest

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Update: Congratulations to Secretly Sensuous, who was randomly chosen to win the Aneros Evi. Thanks to everyone who shared your greatest strengths with us. You can check out all of the entries below. 

Want to get strong while getting off? You can.

The Aneros Evi is designed for instant gratification. Just wear the Evi while you do your Kegel exercises, positioned so that the outer arm is poised to hit your clitoris. As you tense and release, the Evi rocks up and down, so that the inner bulb pushes against the G-spot, and the outer arm rubs the clit. The stronger you get, the harder you can go!

That’s not all you can do with the Evi. Try turning it upside down for a fuller feeling during oral, or wearing it underneath a harness for more sensation while you strap on. You could even hold your favorite vibe against it. Evi’s smooth silicone body transmits vibration beautifully.

How to win an Aneros Evi

Excited about the Evi?

Just leave a comment below telling us about your greatest strength. Are you the best kisser in your county? Can you win any argument without making your opponent feel bad? Do you bake the best lemon cake your friends have ever tasted? (Please send us the recipe.) If so, we want to know.

One winner will be selected at random, at 10am PST on Friday, 8/16. Be sure to leave an email address, so that we can contact you if you win.

U.S. Residents only.