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Jun 10 2013

The Big Business Of Porn Parodies

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Speaking of erotic fan fiction, Buzzfeed has a great profile today of prolific porn director Axel Braun. The ambitious auteur has made some of the most beloved porn parodies including adaptations of Star Trek, Star Wars, The Dark Knight and many more. Braun, a lifelong comic book nerd, has an obsession for detail and makes an effort to recreate the look of the original blockbusters on a tiny fraction of their budgets.  He takes pride that some fans ignore the lengthy XXX cuts of his films and skip to the sex-free versions on DVD. Buzzfeed’s Tessa Stuart found him on the set of his upcoming Man of Steel porn parody. Here’s a revealing excerpt:

Before he can finish his thought, Braun is interrupted by Man of Steel XXX’s director of photography, Eli Cross. “You have an RV,” Cross shouts from across the soundstage. “Please go to it.”

Braun looks up to see the actors getting in position. “Oh — sex?” he asks.

“Yes,” Cross says patiently, waiting for Braun to leave.

“I do not shoot the sex,” says Adult Video News’ three-time Director of the Year as he exits the hangar. He walks into an air-conditioned luxury RV emblazoned with the Axel Braun Productions logo, and shuts the door.

That’s right, Braun doesn’t even shoot the sex for his porn parodies. Read more about Braun and the big business of porn parody at Buzzfeed.

Jun 10 2013

No Pants Required

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His grey-stubbled face sanded her damask cheeks with a percussive rasp. His body, so taut and muscular for his 61 years, pinned her girlish form to the elevator wall. Wave after wave of desire surged through her, as she grappled with his smoking jacket, inhaling his rich aroma of Old Spice and drumming-induced musk. She felt herself being swept into – to quote the 1986 Genesis hit – a ‘Land of Confusion’.

Yes, it’s Phil Collins erotic fanfic. Otherwise know as “philrotica.”

Phil doesn’t do it for you? Perhaps you’re more of a Roy Orbison fan?

h/t Jezebel

Jun 05 2013

Brendon Walsh, Michael Kosta & MorePerformance Anxiety- June 11th

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performance anxiety flyerJune 11th

Join us on Tuesday, June 11th 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 Brendon Walsh, Michael Kosta, Baron Vaughn, Lucas Neff, Adam Ray, Chase Bernstein and Brooks Wheelan

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

Please enjoy Brendon Walsh on being a grown up.

Jun 04 2013

How Common is Throat Cancer from HPV?

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Actor Michael Douglas made news over the weekend by revealing that his recent illness from throat cancer was the result of contracting HPV from cunnilingus. (Yesterday, he seemed to walk back that claim.) Whatever the facts in Douglas’ case, the story highlights a growing concern among medical professionals about the link between HPV and oral cancer. From Jezebel:

Every year in the U.S., about 5,600 men contract cancers of the oropharynx (back of throat), but many of these cancers are related to tobacco and alcohol use, not HPV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A recent study on the prevalence of oral HPV infection in the U.S. found that HPV infection is the principal cause of a specific form of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma that is increasing in incidence among men in the United States, but acknowledged that little is still known about the epidemiology (the study of disease/its prevention) of oral HPV infection.

So, basically there’s a risk, but experts still don’t know how great that risk is. The article goes on to acknowledge that drinking and smoking are two of the primary causes of throat cancer, and may have been contributing factors in Douglas’ illness.

Still, for those of us concerned about the risks associated with HPV and oral sex, there’s a solution. The CDC recommends the vaccine Gardasil for men and women, beginning at 11 and up to age 26. In the meantime, Douglas’ comments have begun an important conversation on HPV and safer sex.

 

May 23 2013

Yes, A Girls Porn Parody Is On Its Way

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girlsIt was inevitable. Girls, everybody’s favorite show about self-absorbed twentysomethings at play in the borough of Brooklyn, is getting its own porn parody.

“This Ain’t Girls XXX” will be written and directed by porn vet Stuart Canterbury, and released by Hustler. According to Xbiz:

In the XXX parody, Hannah (Alex Chance) decides to forsake men, and boyfriend Adam, to experiment with lesbianism. After a few satisfying jaunts she returns to Adam — and mankind.

Star Richie Calhoun claims that the parody will be very similar to its source, but with longer intercourse scenes. This is hard for us to imagine, since the series is already the most sexually explicit program on television. Won’t a porn version be redundant? Wouldn’t it pale in comparison to the show’s trailblazing and honest depiction of sex? For her part, series star and creator Lena Dunham isn’t exactly thrilled.

What about you? Are you a fan of Girls? Will you watch this porn parody?

May 22 2013

Hannibal Buress, Jonah Ray & MorePerformance Anxiety- May 28th

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performance anxiety flyerMay28th

Join us on Tuesday, May 28th 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 Hannibal Buress, Moshe KasherJonah Ray, Howard Kremer, Emily Maya Mills, Rick Glassman and Brooks Wheelan

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

In honor of National Masturbation Month, please enjoy Jonah Ray on jerking off at work.

May 20 2013

Our National Masturbation Month Playlist

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Last week, we asked our readers to submit their favorite songs about self love. Of course, many of you suggested such classics as “She Bop” and “I Touch Myself,” but who knew Billy Joel has TWO songs about jerkin’ it? We made a list of your best submissions and then filled it out with our own favorite odes to onanism. We even found two songs about inflatable sex dolls.

Here’s the result. The Pleasure Chest’s official National Masturbation Month playlist! What did we miss? Let us know in the comments.

May 16 2013

What’s Your Favorite Song About Self Love? Tell Us & Win a We-Vibe Tango (Updated- 5/20)

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Angel who was randomly chosen to win the We-Vibe Tango! Let’s also give a big, um, hand to seth0et0h0lth who submitted the most original suggestion, a trio of masturbation-themed songs from Japanese “Visual Kei” musicians, some of whom have been known to masturbate onstage! This live performance of “Natural Born Onanist” has plenty of simulated masturbation and flying tissues. Congratulations seth0et0h0lth, you win the $20 Pleasure Chest gift card. 

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. We’ll be posting a playlist with many of your suggestions later today! 

It’s National Masturbation Month and everybody is celebrating. But what this party could really use is some music. There are a lot of great songs about sex– kinky sex, butt sex– but what about solo sex? We want to compile the ultimate playlist of songs about masturbation. And you can help.

How to win a We-Vibe Tango

Submit your song suggestion in the comments below. On Monday, May 20th we’ll pick one person at random to win a We-Vibe Tango. We’ll also award a $20 Pleasure Chest gift card to the reader with the most original suggestion. Good luck!