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Mar 11 2014

Ecosex with Annie Sprinkle
on the Upper East Side

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Annie Sprinkle

Hey New York! Thursday night at 8pm, we’re giving you a chance to see pioneering sex educator and performance artist Annie Sprinkle for free at our Upper East Side flagship store!

101 Ways to Make Love with the Earth – An Ecosex Primer
Slide Show & Workshop with Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 13th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Annie will present an introductory slide show giving an overview of ecosex practices, art, fashion and  green porn. Learn how to find your E-spot, and why switching the metaphor from “Earth as mother” to “Earth as lover” can create a paradigm shifting experience that can bring you more pleasure than ever. Try some ecosexual breathing, listen to ecosexy stories and explore pollen-amoury. It’s fun, a little kinky, and good for the Earth. By the end, you’ll likely discover that you are an ecosexual too!

Mar 10 2014

The Pleasure Chest L.A. is Hiring!

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The Pleasure Chest, a sex industry leader since 1971, is seeking a part-time sex-positive customer service assistant to join our family! An ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills, a flexible schedule – including availability on nights and weekends – a passion for sexual health and an interest in sex education.

About us:

Since 1971, The Pleasure Chest has firmly believed that everyone has a fundamental right to pursue sexual fulfillment. Our mission is to support our community’s sexual growth and exploration by providing a fun, educational and specialized experience.

Customer Assistant Job Description

Customer Service:

A Customer Assistant is primarily responsible for point of sale. This includes communicating information about the materials of the toys to the customer and any manufacturer’s warranties, battery-testing all toys, and making any relevant point of sale purchase recommendations (such as batteries, toy accessories, etc). Customer Assistants will need to be comfortable using a computer and possess a general knowledge of Eagle POS software.

Customer Assistants are also expected to greet customers as they enter the store, be aware of all promotions, discounts, coupons and cross-promotions that The Pleasure Chest is running, and to participate in a core sex education training and maintain a general knowledge of products in the store by also attending periodic, mandatory in-service trainings.

Store Upkeep:

Customer Assistants are expected to assist with special cleaning, merchandising, purchasing and events projects as assigned by Floor Supervisors.  Customer Assistants will have daily cleaning, stocking and straightening duties. Customer Assistants must be able to lift up to 20 lbs and handle minor store maintenance.

Pay:

Customer Assistants’ starting wage is $9.00/hr plus commission. Please note: this position will require weekend night shift(s).

Please send cover letter and resume via email to jobs@pleasurechest.com. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color and trans* people are encouraged to apply. Please no calls.

Mar 06 2014

Walsh, Kashian & More!
Performance Anxiety March 11th

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performance anxiety flyer Mar11th

Join us on Tuesday, March 11th at 8pm for another evening of Performance Anxiety, the twice-monthly comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg  – joined this week by guest host Dave Ross - 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.

Please enjoy Josh Adam Meyers on mating rituals.

Mar 05 2014

Free Workshops This Month in L.A.

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hot sex dr jessHot Sex Tips, Tricks & Licks with Dr. Jess
Wednesday, March 5th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Fulfill your lover’s wildest dreams with Hot Sex Tips, Tricks & Licks for both women and men. From seduction moves and dirty talk to hot foreplay and sizzling “finishing moves,” Dr. Jess will share her favorite techniques from her best-selling book.

 Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, March 11th @ 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.

nina-hartleyBlow Jobs and Beyond with Nina Hartley
Wednesday, March 12th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Get ready to celebrate Steak and a BJ Day in style! Porn star and sex educator extraordinaire Nina Hartley will show you how to use your mouth, hands, and more to give mind-blowing blowjobs. The class will 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.

Kinky Sex for Curious Couples with Mary
Tuesday, March 18th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Learn skills of communication and negotiation around BDSM with your partner and how it can be an intensely romantic journey between two (or more) people. Bondage, role play, sensation play – all of these things and more can be enjoyed within a loving relationship, whether monogamous or open. Our Sex Specialists will cover safety, tips, tricks, and how to choose quality implements. For beginners and seasoned players alike. Singles welcome too!

sarah-tG-Spotting 101 with Sarah
Wednesday, March 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, March 25th @ 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.

buttocks of a womanButt Sex Basics with Kate and Koko
Wednesday, March 26th @ 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.

Feb 26 2014

Free Workshops in New York

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Join us on the Upper East Side for free workshops, 15% off your purchases after every workshop, and free bubbly on Sleazy Saturdays!

Blowjobs & Beyond with Phillip
Wednesday, February 26th @ 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.

go-go (chris) harderBOY-lesque 101 with Go-Go Harder
Wednesday, March 5th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

This Boylesk intensive class focuses on the bare bones (yes, there’s more than one) of male striptease! Using a variety of dance, theater, and clowning exercises, you’ll get your feet wet and your fly unzipped in the world of Boylesk performance art!

G-Spot and Female Ejaculation with Sarah Sloane
Tuesday March 11th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Looking for an all-over orgasm? Seeking the ever-elusive female ejaculation? Sex educator extraordinaire (and manager of our Chicago store) Sarah Sloane 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!

straponBend Over Buddy: Anal Pleasure for Him with Alicia
Wednesday, March 12th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Is your bedroom buddy just begging for a pegging? In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to get your guy on-board for some ass loving. If you don’t know how to approach the subject (or their sphincter), we’ll give you tips on communication, the pleasures of perineum and prostate play, strap-on sex, anal sex safety, and the best toys and tricks to arouse him anally. This class will focus on bending over your boyfriend, but all genders and orientations are welcome.

Pop His Rocket: A Guide to Handling Your Guy with Ducky Doolittle
Wednesday, March 19th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

You’re loaded with assets. Join sex icon Ducky DooLittle and explore ways to make the most of what you’ve got, from your hips, to your lips, to your finger tips. Learn all about a man’s pleasure anatomy, including his hottest spots and how to stimulate them. Discover tips and techniques that will have him melting in your mouth and in your hands. Explore sex secrets and desires guys are too shy to tell you, how to define what makes you sexy in his eyes and fresh communication techniques that will have him eagerly asking how he can please you in return.

Plus, give every weekend a lascivious twist with Sleazy Saturdays.  Come mingle in our new store, talk sex with the staff, and stock up for Saturday night. From 4PM to 6PM, we’ll provide the booze and a variety of exciting entertainment.

Feb 25 2014

The Chicago Workshop Lineup
(Drumroll Please)

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Come hang out at The Pleasure Chest Chicago, learn some new tricks, and get 15% off of all of your purchases on the night of the class!

sarahsloane

Open Relationships with Sarah Sloane
Tuesday, February 25th @ 8-10 PM – FREE!

What are open relationships and how do they work? From polyamory and consensual non-monogamy to swinging, we’ll explore how to negotiate these often challenging relationship models. Learn the pleasures and pitfalls of open relationships, improve communication and discover how to find other non-monogamous people.

G-Spot and Female Ejaculation with Antoinette & Louie
Wednesday, February 26th @ 8-10 PM – 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!

The Prostate and Male Pleasure with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, March 5th @ 8-10 PM – 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!

blowjobsHead of the Class: Blowjobs 201 with Louie
Wednesday, March 12th @ 8 -10 PM – FREE! 

Want to give an even better blowjob? Let our Sex Specialist show you some new tricks and techniques. Learn how to find the perfect grip and mouth movement. Discover how to use your whole body to go the distance. Find new ways to tailor your blowjob to your specific partner. This class is for anyone who feels confident in giving head, but wants to take their skills to the next level.

Twisted Knitters, co-hosted by Sex Positive Chicago and Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, March 18th @ 7-9 PM – FREE!

With a 2014 reboot of our popular knitting night, Sex Positive Chicago hops on board to co-host the sexiest night of knitting in Chicago! Come out and play with yarn and enjoy yummy snacks and great conversation with the folks from both The Pleasure Chest and Sex Positive Chicago.

ashRoleplay with Ash
Wednesday, March 19th @ 8-10 PM – FREE!

Wanna play doctor and patient? Or master and servant? Learn how to craft exciting and fun roleplay scenarios. We’ll cover the basics of safe, sane and consensual fantasy fulfillment, including negotiation, costumes, games, props and more.

Pleasure Her Perfect with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, March 26th @ 8-10 PM – 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.

Feb 20 2014

Braunger, Stevens & More!
Performance Anxiety February 25th

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performance anxiety flyer Feb25th

Join us on Tuesday, February 25th at 8pm for another evening of Performance Anxiety, the twice-monthly comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg  – joined this week by guest host Jake Weisman - 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 James Adomian on his favorite gay villain.

Feb 17 2014

Want to Win a Meany?
Don’t be a Meanie!

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meany

Update: Congratulations to Anna, who won the Fun Factory Meany on Facebook! Thanks to everyone who entered. Keep an eye out for more giveaways soon!

We’re giving away a Fun Factory Meany Mini Vibe!

The Meany is an extra nice little vibe. Its soft silicone ridges are sure to please, and its powerful motor offers a selection of speeds and pulse patterns. Plus, its bright color makes it perfect for people who’d like a break from pink.

Want to win a Meany? Here’s how.

For this contest, we were inspired by our Chicago store manager Sarah Sloane’s blog post about “The Etiquette of the Screw.” In it, she outlines six rules for being a well-mannered sex partner. For instance:

2. Always bring a “host gift” of safer sex supplies. These can be arranged in a lovely basket, made into a centerpiece, or placed into a foil wrapped box to add charm and attractiveness to the gift. Not arriving with a gift of barriers is akin to showing up to dinner without any food to contribute – it’s rude, and it places the burden on your host, which shows a lack of courtesy on your part.

To win the Meany, make up your own rule of sexual etiquette and post it in the comments below. We’ll pick a winner at random on Friday, 2/21 at noon, PST.

U.S. residents only. 

Feb 14 2014

Love Temptation in L.A.

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acabar vday 1
We couldn’t be more excited for our Valentine’s plans: the Love Temptation party at Hollywood’s lavish Moroccan-style lounge, Acabàr! We’ve contributed a $25 gift card and some sexy conversation-starters to every dinner guest.

Guests will savor a four-course feast by celebrated chef Octavio Becerra. Before or after the meal, they can head over to Acabàr’s lounge area for sensual entertainments by House of Kaya: burlesque dancers, living lamp girls, silk wing dance, and a snake dancer wrapped in a twelve foot albino python. On the way home, they can stop at The Pleasure Chest for toys and treats to make this Valentine’s Day memorable.

Acabàr is located at 1510 Stanley Ave at Sunset Blvd. The dinner is $125 per person, and seating is limited. Call 323-876-1400 or email reservations@acabarla-la.com to reserve a table.

Feb 13 2014

The History of Adult Stores

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You knew that we’re the oldest operating sex store in the country, right? Did you know that the first sex store in the world was a West German joint called the Institute of Marital Hygiene? (Yeah, we don’t think we’ll be changing our name anytime soon.) These and so many more facts about sex stores can be found on Tilly Pop’s most recent post, “The History of Adult Stores, Part I (1962-1977).”