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Oct 14 2014

The Pleasure Chest in 1993

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by Kate M.


We got SUCH a kick out of this video from 1993, in which The Mad Monks, a couple that used to travel around in an RV together, visited The Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood. We wish that they’d gone inside, but they do interview a very confused employee outside the store.

Oct 09 2014

Miller, Kirkman, Byer & More!
Performance Anxiety October 14th

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by Kate M.

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Join us on Tuesday, October 14th 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.

Oct 02 2014

The Art of Sex in Chicago

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by Kate M.

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Join us on Friday, October 10th, 7-10pm, for the opening night reception of The Art of Sex, our annual erotic art show. Browse the artwork, chat with the artists, and maybe even purchase a piece for yourself! We’ll provide the wine.

This show will feature artwork by Leslie Anderson, Antoinette Hancock, Bianca Jarvis, Leon VonMonkeyfetish, Patience Meeks, Pik Chick, Rachel Katzman, Rob River and more!

The Art of Sex will be up at The Pleasure Chest Chicago through October 12th.

Sep 17 2014

Sexy September in Chicago:
Upcoming Workshops

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by Kate M.

chastityChastity Play with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, September 17th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Curious about this very intimate form of restraint? This class will cover ways to play with chastity with and without specific devices, the health factors of short and long-term chastity play, how to correctly fit a chastity device, troubleshooting issues with them, how to negotiate with a partner or practice solo, and ways to play games and have fun with it.

Ask A Sex Educator Anything
Saturday, September 20th @ 2-5pm – FREE!

Have a question about sexuality that you want to get an expert opinion on? Curious about how to create better orgasms for you or your partner? Want to know what resources there are for you, both in and out of the shop? Never fear! Stop by the shop, and chat with one of our senior sex educators about whatever sex topic you’re curious about. And after you chat, you’ll get a discount coupon to use on your purchase that day!

Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving with Charles Muir & Leah Alchin
tantra 7Tuesday, September 23 @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Tantra Masters Charles Muir and Leah Alchin will provide you with a fresh approach to sex and sexual love, teaching you how to bring more spirit, intimacy and ecstasy into your love life. You will learn the secret to longer and deeper orgasms and ways to expand pleasure and become orgasmic throughout the entire body.  You will also learn the Art of Touch: how to give and receive with increased awareness and energy transmission.  Additionally, this is an opportunity to learn what to expect at the Tantra weekend seminar in Chicago, Sept. 26-28. All attendees will receive a $25 CD on “Tantra Practices and Principles.”

G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Louie
Wednesday, September 24th @ 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!

Sep 16 2014

Gloryhole on the Upper East Side

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by Kate M.

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Join us on Saturday, September 27th, 8-10pm at our Upper East Side store for a sexy, sleazy celebration of our 43rd anniversary! This East coast edition of our wildly popular Gloryhole party will blend the grit of New York’s old school sex industry and kink scene with the high-end, intimate atmosphere of our flagship store. Here’s what you can expect to see:

Upstairs:

DJ Shomi Noise
Impact and bondage demos by Felice Shays
Bootblack station, where Rocket will be giving your leathers some love
Free wine, champagne & refreshments

Downstairs:

Over 40 featured photographs from “Leather Women – A Photographic Documentary”, and other Leather community photos by C. Creane Images
The salacious Gloryhole installation by local artist Jesse Harold, through which voyeuristic guests can spy on live demonstrations:
- Spanking demo by featured guests: New York City girls of Leather (NYCgoL)
- Boylesque by Johnny Panic
- Burlesque/muscle manipulation by Jantina
- A performance by The Pleasure Chest’s own Lucky Charming

Get ready for your close up: the one and only Ricardo Nelson will be photographing the event! We look forward to celebrating 43 years with you.

Admission for Gloryhole is free; no reservations required.

Sep 05 2014

Middleditch, Shlesinger & More!
Performance Anxiety September 9th

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by Kate M.

performance anxiety flyer Sept9th

Join us on Tuesday, September 9th 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

  • Thomas Middleditch
  • Iliza Shlesinger
  • Dave Anthony
  • Ali Wong
  • Billy Wayne Davis
  • Andy Ritchie

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

Enjoy Thomas Middleditch in a sketch about a terrible morning after.

Sep 04 2014

Free Mystery Porn!

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by Kate M.

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This month, we’re giving away a free mystery porn DVD with any purchase of $80 or more! We have a huge selection to pull from: gay, straight, BDSM, instructional, some from big name stars and some from independent queer production companies. This offer is available in all stores, and if you’re shopping online, use promo code XXXMystery at checkout to redeem it.

While supplies last.
Not available with any other offer.
Offer good through 9/30/14.

Aug 22 2014

Miller, Mande & More!
Performance Anxiety August 26th

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by Kate M.

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Join us on Tuesday, August 26th 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 Sasheer Zamata on her encounter with a flasher.

Aug 07 2014

The Pleasure Chest Los Angeles
Seeks a Full-Time Supervisor

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by Kate M.

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The Pleasure Chest, a sex industry leader since 1971, is seeking a floor supervisor to join our family! The ideal candidate will have a retail background, at least 2 years of supervisory experience, a strong understanding of sex-positivity, and a desire to work in a fast-paced and diverse environment. This position is full-time and we do offer insurance benefits after a probationary period.  Night and weekend availability is a must.

The Supervisor is responsible for overseeing and actively participating in floor operations and implementing company policies. An ideal candidate will be customer-oriented with an interest in sales and educating our customers in a manner that is sex positive, have strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and have experience managing a team of people. Special Event experience is desired, but not required.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Implement and model The Pleasure Chest’s customer service and sex education standards on the sales floor
  • Uphold company policies in a manner that is fair and consistent
  • Maintain the appearance of the store and merchandising
  • Work with a diverse team in a collaborative manner
  • Balance registers

Pay: $11/hour + commission

Benefits: Vacation + sick time and health insurance

The Pleasure Chest is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and trans* people are encouraged to apply. Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@pleasurechest.com with the email subject “Supervisor Position”. Any applications without all of these items will not be considered. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 10th.

Aug 05 2014

Free Workshops this Anal August
at The Pleasure Chest L.A.

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by Kate M.

It’s Anal August, and we have an ass ton of awesome workshops for your butt! As always, attendees get 15% off their purchases after each class, so get your ass in here and join us!

ninaBlow Jobs 2.0 with Nina Hartley
Sunday, August 10th @ 4-6pm – FREE!

Want to amp up your blowjobs? Sex educator and adult star Nina Hartley will teach you to suck it up and swallow your doubts, with enough tips and tricks to keep your lover begging for more. Plus, she’ll be celebrating Anal August by teaching you to incorporate ass play into your oral fun, for an experience that’s way beyond the average blow job.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, August 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.

mary2Spank Someone Happy with Mistress Mary
Wednesday, August 13th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Looking to make your sex a little naughty? Let Mistress Mary bring you into the wonderful world of erotic spanking and roleplay. We’ll show you how to combine spanking with sex in a fun and consensual way. This workshop is perfect if you’re feeling curious, need help getting started, or just want to fine-tune your technique.

Butt Sex for Beginners with Kristen
Wednesday, August 20th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Ready to explore the final frontier? Our sex specialists have the knowledge you need to make your fanny happy, from positions to plugs to prostate play – and even how to access the G-spot anally. We’ll teach you how to warm up your butt for a good time, fill you in on the best toys and lubes for solo and partnered anal play, and address common concerns about comfort and cleanliness. Bums away!

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, August 26th @ 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.

Damon Holzum 3Advanced Anal with Damon Holzum
Wednesday, August 27th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

For those who like to push the boundaries of butt loving, we’re excited to offer this advanced workshop on everything from anal douching and enemas to safe and sexy anal fisting. We’ll cover smart ways to engage in extreme ass play, double penetration for all genders, and help dispel the myths and shame around this enjoyable orifice.

And when Anal August is over, you can still look forward to this:

The 5 Biggest Myths About Sex & Aging with Joan Price
Sunday, September 14th @6-8pm – FREE!

Joan Price, author of Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex, shatters the myths and shares the most common questions that Boomers, seniors, and elders ask her. She’ll answer those questions, too—in the candid, upbeat manner that led the media to dub her “senior sexpert.”