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Apr 14 2014

The Race to the Penis Museum

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by Kate M.

File this under “… huh.” We just watched the trailer for The Final Member, a documentary about the proprietor of the world’s only penis museum and two potential donors, each of whom wants his penis to be the first human penis on display. We’re still a little confused, but in the way where we 100% want to see this movie now.

What do you think? Do you want to see this as much as we do?

Mar 07 2014

No, The Governor is Da Ho!
(Sorry.)

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by thepleasurechest

butch otter

Idaho governor Butch Otter -

[wild facial contortions as we hold in laughter]

Okay. Idaho governor [deep breath] Butch Otter -

[snrk]

- was in a Western-style softcore porn movie. [I MEAN COME ON.]

To be totally fair, he was cast – for his “authentic Idaho looks” – in the small part of a corrupt sheriff, a character who never gets anywhere near the [ahem] action. To be even more fair, it was originally released as an R-rated movie, with the bewildering title, A Time to Revenge. Its release as a porno didn’t happen until ten years later, in 2007.

This is not, however, a moment for fairness. This is a moment for unadulterated glee at jokes that write themselves.

h/t The Daily Caller

Feb 13 2014

Your Lap Dance Playlist

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by thepleasurechest

In a recent contest, we asked our Chicago followers on Facebook and Twitter to tell us their favorite songs to get a lap dance to. We’ve compiled a lot of them into an epic lap dance playlist. Better get warmed up, because you’re going to be dancing (or, um, sitting) for a long time. Enjoy!

Jan 31 2014

Role Play, Burlesque & More! Free Workshops in Los Angeles

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by thepleasurechest

Embrace romance this February by learning some new seduction skills! As always, attendees get 15% off all of their purchases.

My Smutty Valentine: Role Play & Dirty Talk with Kate
Wednesday, February 5th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Who says that Valentine’s Day has to be all about hearts and flowers? This class will teach you how to please your partner using dirty language, prurient pillow talk, and filthy fantasies, for a truly salacious celebration of love. We’ll help you find the scenarios that make you the hottest, move past giggle fits gracefully, and embody an extra-sexy alter ego.

sex workers uniteSex Workers Unite with Melinda Chateauvert
Monday, February 10th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Activist Melinda Chateauvert will be reading from her new book, Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk, a provocative history that reveals how sex workers have been at the vanguard of social justice movements for the past fifty years while building a movement of their own that challenges our ideas about labor, sexuality, feminism, and freedom.

Bedroom Burlesque with Kitty Cadillac
Wednesday, February 19th @ 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!

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

Jan 28 2014

Sexercise is Here, and it’s Hilarious

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by thepleasurechest

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Okay, so the premise of trainer (to the stars) Jason Rosell’s new Sexercise workout routine is neither particularly funny nor particularly novel: it’s meant to increase stamina and strengthen muscle groups that you’ll be more likely to use during sex. The real comedy gold is the music video that he’s making to promote it. It’s basically striptease-meets-blatant-vanity-project in a warehouse with a lot of glowering. And auto-tuning. And most of the lyrics are just “In, out, in, out.” We watched the trailer for it, and we cannot recommend it highly enough.

h/t New York Daily News, Jezebel

Jan 24 2014

A Downton Abbey Porn Parody? Heavens!

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by thepleasurechest

downton abbey

We were deeply happy to discover that Down on Abby, the porn parody of everyone’s favorite soap opera set in an English manor house, is in the works. From Time:

The porn version of Julian Fellowes’ award winning drama is set at the illustrious estate of Bottomley Manor owned by * ahem * Lord and Lady Grabhem who live there with their stepdaughters Abby and Fanny and, naturally, a manservant called Master Bates.

What can we expect? Erotic silver-polishing? Vintage underclothes? Homoerotic tension in the trenches? There are so many possibilities.

Jan 23 2014

The Relationship Photos of Our Dreams

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by thepleasurechest

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We have a big crush on photographer Yijun Liao‘s Experimental Relationship series, in which she and her boyfriend pose, often together, with her in more traditionally masculine stances and him in traditionally feminine poses. The result is tender, wry, and not just a little sexy.

From her artist statement:

As a woman brought up in China, I used to think I could only love someone who is older and more mature than me, who can be my protector and mentor. Then I met my current boyfriend, Moro, who is 5 years younger than me, I felt that whole concept of relationships changed, all the way around. I became the person who has more authority and power. One of my male friends even questioned how I could choose a boyfriend the way a man would choose a girlfriend. And I thought, “Damn right. That’s exactly what I’m doing, and why not!”

gender fun photography

You can see the whole series and read the full artist statement here.

Jan 15 2014

Flash Mob Fakes Orgasms

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by thepleasurechest

when harry met sally flash mob

The flash mob extraordinaires of Improv Everywhere have done it again. This time, they called in a crowd to Katz’s Delicatessen, site of the infamous scene in When Harry Met Sally where Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm. First, two actors recreate the scene from the movie. Then, as the woman playing Sally starts faking an orgasm, lots of other diners join in. The result is… climactic.

h/t Time

Jan 07 2014

A Crash Course in Communication

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by thepleasurechest

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If you’re in a romantic relationship, have a sex partner (or several), or have friends, you know how vital good communication is. It’s how we get what we want! It’s how we understand what other people want! Important stuff! Luckily, this has been a great week for smart articles about communicating.

Emily Brooks’s excellent article on Autostraddle, “Body as a Second Language: Navigating Queer Girl Culture on the Autism Spectrum,” is a must-read both for its points about different kinds of accessibility (making queer spaces comfortable for people with sensory processing issues) and for the way that the author identifies different “languages” that people use with each other, often unconsciously.

Even in close relationships, we can struggle to read situations correctly. “My now ex-girlfriend used to drop hints about things she wanted me to do, such as saying, ‘I’m going to take a shower,’ when she wanted us to take a shower together,” related Fern. “Of course, those flew right over my head. She also expected me to respond to non-verbal cues regarding whether or not she wanted sex, and again, I had no clue.” Fern may have looked disrespectful or apathetic; really, she and her girlfriend just weren’t speaking each other’s languages.

Along the same lines, an older blog post about “Ask Culture and Guess Culture” has been making the rounds this week. Basically, in Ask Culture, you can ask for anything that you want, as long as you’re equally prepared to get a yes or a no. Guess Culture depends on using social cues to try to be reasonably certain that you’ll get a yes before you’ll ask for something.

All kinds of problems spring up around the edges. If you’re a Guess Culture person… then unwelcome requests from Ask Culture people seem presumptuous and out of line, and you’re likely to feel angry, uncomfortable, and manipulated.

If you’re an Ask Culture person, Guess Culture behavior can seem incomprehensible, inconsistent, and rife with passive aggression.

This is such a useful way of looking at things, and particularly relevant when it comes to talking about sex. One person’s innocent expression of interest can be another person’s pressure.

On a lighter note, we loved Kate McCombs’s advice for using “Panda Memes as Relationship Communication Tools”:

After a bit of frustrating back and forth (I knew there was something going on), he shared that he was having feelings but didn’t know how to describe them – he just felt “off.” I said, “So, do you feel a little bit like the panda who fell of the slide and landed on its head?”

Go forth, read things, feel smarter, communicate better.