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Apr 02 2012

The Morning After…Podcast Storytelling ShowTuesday, April 10th

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The Morning After…Podcast features humorous, insightful conversations about pornography between comedians and performers in the adult industry. Performance Anxiety co-producer & host Eli Olsberg brings his podcast, along with co-host Jake Weisman, to The Pleasure Chest for a night of storytelling from past guests, including comedians and porn stars.

Come see the funny side of sex with Kayden KrossGuy BranumTJ MillerJuelz VenturaApril FloresKumail Nanjiani and Tyler Knight. Since it’s Performance Anxiety’s one-year anniversary this show is free!  You’ll also get free beer and 15% off any purchases on the night of the show!

Please enjoy Guy Branum on the downside of gay visibility.

Mar 30 2012

Spring in Los AngelesUpcoming Free Workshops & Events!

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Whether you’re interested in sexy storytelling or an oral tutorial, we’ve got something special for you in spring. Check out our complete lineup of free workshops and events!

Blowjobs & Beyond with Mary
Wednesday, April 4th @ 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.

Performance Anxiety Presents The Morning After… Storytelling Show
Tuesday, April 10th @ 8-10pm FREE!
The Morning After…Podcast features humorous, insightful conversations about pornography between comedians and performers in the adult industry. Performance Anxiety co-producer & host Eli Olsberg brings his podcast, along with co-host Jake Weisman, to The Pleasure Chest for a night of storytelling from past guests, including comedians and porn stars. Come see the funny side of sex with Kayden KrossGuy BranumTJ Miller, Juelz VenturaApril FloresKumail Nanjiani and Tyler Knight. Since it’s Performance Anxiety’s one-year anniversary this show is free!  You’ll also get free beer and 15% off any purchases on the night of the show!

Intermediate BDSM with Alicia
Wednesday, April 11th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Join our Sex Specialists as we delve even deeper into the world of BDSM. Learn about the physiological, psychological and emotional effects of a really good scene. Take your novice skills up a notch as we explore the intricacies of heavier beatings, electro-play and more!

Dyke Day LA Party & Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 17th @ 7-10pm FREE!

Shop for a cause! Join us for a fun evening of games, cocktails, and a special interactive tour of The Pleasure Chest. 15% of sales will be donated to this non-profit community based organization which hosts a day in Barnsdall Art Park for dykes and their allies. Check out http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dyke-Day-LA/45716075786/ for more.

Suck It, Lick It, Love It with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, April 18th @ 8-10pm FREE!   

Our Sex Specialists share tips and tricks to get you in the spirit of giving and receiving amazing oral sex. We’ll cover anatomy basics, giving mind-blowing blowjobs, eating pussy like a pro, lending your mouth a hand (literally) to please your partner, and the best toys to accessorize your licks, sucks, and squeezes

Bend Over Buddy: Anal Pleasure for Him
Monday, April 23rd @ 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.

Pleasure Her Perfect
Tuesday, April 24th @ 8-10pm 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.

Coming up…

Tuesday, May 1stPerformance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

Wednesday, May 2nd- Pre-Orgasmic Ultimate O with Kristen & Sarah

Wednesday, May 9th- Multi-Orgasmic Ultimate O with Kristen and Sarah

Tuesday, May 15th - Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

Wednesday, May 16th- Blowjobs & Beyond with Mary

Wednesday, May 23rd- Erotic Massage with Jaiya

Tuesday, May 29th- Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

Wednesday, May 30th- Butt Sex Basics with Sex Nerd Sandra

Wednesday, June 6th- Strap-On, Get Off: An “Edutainment” Workshop

Wednesday, June 13th- Gay Sex for Men with Mike

Wednesday, June 20th- Extreme Sex with Damon Holzum

Wednesday, June 27th- Suck It, Lick It, Love It with Alicia Cybulski


Jan 24 2012

Scenes from AVN

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The Pleasure Chest went to Las Vegas last weekend for the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo and Awards. We were nominated for Best Retail Boutique. And while we lost to the very worthy Good Vibrations, a few of us were big winners at the blackjack tables.

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Another big winner at the awards was Kandi Burruss, who won the AVN prize for Best Overall Toy Line for Bedroom Kandi, her line made in partnership with OhMiBod. Kandi will be in our LA store on Sunday to discuss the toys and give a workshop with some of her favorite sex tips. The event is open to everyone, but seating is first come, first served.

While in Las Vegas, we also spent two days shooting video interviews with toy makers and sex educators, explaining their products and giving their favorite tips and funniest stories from working in the adult industry. Look for those videos to start hitting our How To page in the next few weeks!

We devoted the rest of our time to strolling the convention floor checking out new products. Our gallery above includes some of the oddest sights and most unusual items we saw.


Among our favorites was this Violet Wand from Dr. Clockwork. Here’s a video with the mad doctor at work. Would you like to see this electrifying toy on display at The Pleasure Chest? Let us know!

 

Oct 12 2011

Video from the Gloryhole

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Did you see our photos from our 40th anniversary bash? If not, take a moment to click over and see this amazing gallery of images from Gloryhole. We’ve also put together this short video featuring glimpses of poledancing by Kitty Cadillac, gloryhole action with Nina Hartley and Mistress Mary, sword swallowing by Breanna Belladonna, stiltdancing by Cassidy Haley and our very popular spanking booth, manned by Jesse Vendetta. Enjoy!

Oct 07 2011

Scenes from Sleazy Saturdays

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Last month, our New York store made the most of our 40th anniversary celebration by hosting Sleazy Saturdays. The festivities included a hosted bar, an Employee Safer Sex Kissing Booth and a lucky prize wheel. The final Sleazy Saturday was even featured on a live webcast for Darling House. Here are some of our favorite photos from last month’s shenanigans. Thanks to Jovan!

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Oct 05 2011

A Peek Inside the Gloryhole

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Last Thursday night, our LA store was completely transformed for Gloryhole: The Pleasure Chest Uncut, a fortieth anniversary party, hosted by Lenora Claire. And we kinda went off. The event included a sleazy gloryhole installation with appearances by April Flores, Nina Hartley, Damon Holzum and many other sexy folks, an aerial performance by Belladonna, pole dancing by Kitty Cadillac and Buffy, free vodka from Cougar Juice, a spanking booth, a party bus, a photo booth, a stiltwalker, a sword swallower, and yes, even a monkey! The whole shinding was topped with cheese curds and liberally slathered in gravy from The Poutine Truck.

Frankly, we are still recovering from the festivities, but we wanted to share these photos with you. If you’re still curious, please check out the LA Weekly‘s gallery for more scenes from Gloryhole. And if you have any photos to share, please send them to mattc@thepleasurechest.com or tweet them at us!

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Sep 19 2011

Gloryhole: The Pleasure Chest UncutThursday, September 29th

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Heads up, LA. Here’s the party you’ve been waiting for. We’ve teamed up with party diva Lenora Claire to present a night of decadent fun at our flagship store in WeHo. Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 29th from 7pm til 11pm for Gloryhole: The Pleasure Chest Uncut. This is the final party in our 40th Anniversary celebration.

Gloryhole is a peek behind the red curtain, giving guests a chance to mix and mingle with the sexual glitterati. Equal parts tease and sleaze, Gloryhole will let the curious see what goes on after hours at one of Los Angeles’ most storied locations, on the very same floor where Joan Jett once shopped for leather gear and 70s gay porn movies were made. Attendance is free, but given the nature of the entertainment, the party is invitation only. To RSVP, please send an email to gloryhole at thepleasurechest.com.

Featuring appearances by…

The night will include:

  • An XXX Gloryhole installation- Gaze through a voyeuristic portal into the extremes of human sexuality
  • Dancing with the Pornstars- Shake your booty with your favorite erotic entertainers & live DJs

Free Cocktails Provided by Cougar Juice!

  • Kinky Crafting- Make pervy paper dolls with your free Pleasure Chest Activity Book
  • Spanking booth
  • Sword swallowers, stiltwalkers, strippers & maybe even a monkey!
  • More TBA
Come celebrate with us!

 


 


Sep 14 2011

Love Machine: Our 40th Anniversary Party Sunday at NYC’s Stonewall Inn

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What are you doing on Sunday night? Cancel your plans, because you’re joining us at the legendary Stonewall Inn for the sexiest party of the year. That’s right, it’s our 40th anniversary bash, and we’re celebrating in style.

We’re teaming up with Harder Candy for Love Machine, a sexy, psychedelic naked cabaret hosted by “boy-next-whore” GO-GO HARDER. Dress your sexy 70s best: Leather, sequins, Boogie Nights, roller girl whores, disco slaves, and all things that unzip easily!

Featuring performances by:

  • Badass Boylesque Hottie Rockit
  • Flashdance Firecracker Diva Dev
  • siren of sodom Crimson Kitty

PLUS!

  • A free Pleasure Chest gift card for $19.71 for the first 40 to buy The Pleasure Chest COCKtail “Aphrodisiac”!
  • Kinky crafting & pervy paper dolls with your complimentary Pleasure Chest Activity Book!
  • Raffle with prizes from The Pleasure Chest.

The party goes until 4am, and best of all, it’s totally free.  Check out our Facebook page for more details.

 

 

Sep 07 2011

40th Anniversary Celebrations in New York

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40 years ago this month, Duane Colglazier and Bill Rifkin opened a waterbed store at the busy corner of 7th Avenue South and 10th Street in the West Village.  The main flo0r of the shop was only 47″ wide and 12′ long. One customer described it as a split-level closet. They quickly added items like mood lighting, cockrings and handcuffs, before deciding to become a full fledged sex shop. The Pleasure Chest was born!

The original location is now a sushi restaurant, but our current New York store is just next door. We don’t carry waterbeds anymore, but we have expanded to offer products to meet nearly everyone’s needs and a roster of free educational workshops to support a diverse population. So, this month we’re celebrating “The Big 4-Oh” in style. Check out our complete lineup of free events and workshops through September!

 Sleazy Saturday

September 10th @ 9pm-midnight FREE!

It’s our 40th birthday! We may be (gasp) middle-aged, but we’re still sleazy. Come celebrate our birthday and get some goodies while you’re here. Spin our “Get Lucky” wheel and win a prize, steal a smooch at the Employee Safer Sex Kissing Booth, and hunt for hidden coupons redeemable for toys and prizes. We’ll even have an open bar from 9 to midnight!

Pleasure Her Perfect
September 13th @ 8pm 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.

Sex Specialist: Laura

Sleazy Saturday
September 17th @ 9pm-midnight FREE!

It’s our 40th birthday! We may be (gasp) middle-aged, but we’re still sleazy. Come celebrate our birthday and get some goodies while you’re here. Spin our “Get Lucky” wheel and win a prize, steal a smooch at the Employee Safer Sex Kissing Booth, and hunt for hidden coupons redeemable for toys and prizes. We’ll even have an open bar from 9 to midnight!

Love Machine: Pleasure Chest 40th Anniversary Party @ Stonewall Inn
September 18th @ 10pm-4am FREE!

The Pleasure Chest is turning 40 and we’re teaming up with Harder Candy to throw the sexiest, psychedelic NAKED cabaret hosted by “boy-next-whore” Go-Go Harder. Dress your sexy 70s best: Leather, sequins, Boogie Nights, roller girl whores, disco slaves, and all things that unzip easily!

Featuring performances by:

  • badass boylesque hottie ROCKIT
  • flashdance firecracker DIVA DEV
  • siren of sodom CRIMSON KITTY

PLUS!

  • A free Pleasure Chest gift card for $19.71 for the first 40 to buy The Pleasure Chest COCKtail “Aphrodisiac”!
  • Kinky crafting & pervy paper dolls with your complimentary Pleasure Chest Activity Book!
  • Raffle with prizes from The Pleasure Chest.

The Fine Art of Dirty Talk with Amy Jo Goddard
September 20th @ 8pm FREE!

Feeling shy about talking dirty? Wish you could open the door to dirty words without shame? This workshop will be a fun exploration of dirty talk, why we like it, what we want from it and how to incorporate it with partners. We’ll explore and practice what feels good for you, how to find common ground with your partners, and building a bigger dirty vocabulary. Attendees can decide how much to participate, but it will be guaranteed fun! C’mon and say it like you mean it!

Sleazy Saturday
September 24th @ 9pm-midnight FREE!

It’s our 40th birthday! We may be (gasp) middle-aged, but we’re still sleazy. Come celebrate our birthday and get some goodies while you’re here. Spin our “Get Lucky” wheel and win a prize, steal a smooch at the Employee Safer Sex Kissing Booth, and hunt for hidden coupons redeemable for toys and prizes. We’ll even have an open bar from 9 to midnight!

40 Sexy Things You Can Try Tonight with Jamye Waxman
September 26th @ 8pm FREE!

Get ready to rock your sex life! Come celebrate our 40th anniversary with special guest Jamye Waxman presenting 40 sexy things you can try tonight. During this workshop, we’ll unlock a treasure trove of quick tips to improve the sex life of any couple. Jamye will give you creative ideas and moves to keep your lover begging for more.

Sex, Play & Intimacy Over 50
September 27th @ 8pm FREE!

Our lust and desire may change over time but that doesn’t mean that our needs for sex and intimacy go away. Getting older only means getting better. This workshop will discuss some “age- and stage-related” changes but will also concentrate on the positive impact of your maturity on hot sex and play. Come share your experiences and learn how to keep getting it on into the golden years. Whether you’re married, single, divorced or widowed, this workshop pertains to you. We’ll cover anatomy and overcoming various social stereotypes, taboos around intimacy, sex and desire.

Sex Specialist: Ignacio 

40/40 Party
September 30th @ 9pm-midnight FREE!

We’re celebrating two birthdays tonight! Not only is it the 40th anniversary of our humble smut shop, it’s also the big four O, for our very own Ignacio Rivera! Join us for an open bar, in-store DJ and cupcakes for the first 40 guests.

Sep 05 2011

Chicago Celebrates 40 Years of Pleasure

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Did you hear? We’re turning 40 this month! Yes, we know we look young, but we really have been making life sexy since 1971. To celebrate, we’ve got a great lineup of free workshops and special events throughout September. Here’s what’s on the agenda at our Chicago store.

40 & Over Sex Secrets
Wednesday, September 7th @ 8pm FREE!

If you’re like us—over 40 and still sexy—then this class is for you! Learn about the pleasure which only comes through experience. Spend an evening with our sex specialists as they demystify sex after 40, talk about the reality of our changing bodies, and how to leverage our skills & make the most out of the second half of our sex lives.

Sex Specialist: Sarah Sloane

Craft Night
Friday, September 9th @ 8pm -10pm FREE!

Break out the crayons and start sniffing the glue, cause it’s a very special Pleasure Chest 40th Anniversary craft night! We’ll be making “Anyway You Want It” provocative paper dolls from our brand new sexy Activity Book! Feeling experimental? Pick and choose the parts and pieces to build a paper doll with all the tasty bits you desire. Make your doll tasty, nasty, sassy or sweet! Keep if for yourself, or give it to someone special. We’ll also have free drinks and giveaways. Get crafty!

Raunchy Bingo Night
Tuesday, September 13th @ 8pm -10pm FREE!

Chicago favorite Raunchy Royale will be making jaws drop as she hosts a notorious night of party games.  Stop by the store to play hilarious, audience-fueled fun like “Pervtionary” that will test your kinky skills. Just wait til you get a load of the prizes you can win!

40 Licks: Oral Sex for Every Body
Wednesday, September 14th @ 8pm FREE!

We share our 40 favorite tips and tricks to get you in the spirit of giving and receiving amazing oral sex. We’ll cover anatomy basics, giving mind-blowing blowjobs, eating pussy like a pro, lending your mouth a hand (literally) to please your partner, and the best toys to accessorize your licks, sucks, and squeezes.

Sex Specialist: Antoinette

Sirens & Studs
Friday, September 16th @ 9pm-11pm FREE! 

Join us for an evening of cruising and schmoozing with Chicago’s sexiest dancers, performers, and adults-only entertainers. Win a vintage-style Pleasure Chest “Leatherman” T-shirt and get your sexy pics taken in our own private SheShot photo booth. DJ All The Way Kay (Chicago Dirty Girls) will play all the sexiest hits from 1971 and beyond!

 

Groupie Love
Tuesday, September 20th @ 8pm-10pm FREE!

Every 70s band had groupies and so does The Pleasure Chest. In fact, we’ve got Chicago’s own Cynthia Plaster Caster! Come pick up a “backstage pass” good for 20% off your purchase during the night, and learn how to make a plaster cast of your favorite band’s member. Rock out to music from the bands you fantasized about banging backstage and maybe even purchase one of Ms. Plaster Caster’s famous casts.

40 Seduction Tricks
Wednesday, September 21st @ 8pm FREE!

What is the most flattering angle to give a blowjob in? How do strippers still smell fresh after hours of dancing? What exactly should I do if a partner wants to (fill in the blank)? You won’t find any of these tips in Cosmo. But your partner will find you irresistible when you try out any one of the 40 dirty secrets taught in our quick and simple sex tricks and tips course.

Sex Specialist: Jenae

Art of Sex
Friday, September 23rd @ 8pm-11pm FREE!

Four of our favorite Chicagoartists including Rob from Smutcraft and Leon MonkeyFetish will show their sexiest, most provocative work for your prurient perusal and possible purchase. Whether your taste is subtly sexy or overtly kinky, you’re sure to find something that you find inspirational. Meet the artists over wine and cheese and shop for things that will get your creative juices flowing.

Not Your Grandma’s Knitting Circle
Monday, September 26th @ 7pm-9pm FREE!

Ever wanted to knit a blanket while surrounded by sex toys? Here’s your chance! Come to the inaugural gathering of our knitting circle; bring your yarn and relax with some hot tea and hotter conversation. We’ll give you some sexy patterns that you can use to give some new life to an old craft.

40 Kinky Nights: How to Kink Your Sex & Sex Your Kink
Wednesday, September 28th @ 8pm FREE!

Just because you’re not into chains and whips doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a foray into the arousing world of kink. If your fantasies include blindfolds, role-playing, handcuffs, or any other naughty fun, our Sex Specialists can help take you from curious to light kink connoisseur.

Sex Specialists: Antoinette & Sarah

“Studio 69”
Friday, September 30th @ 8pm-11pm FREE!

Why stop at 54 when you can climb to 69? Help us wrap our 40th anniversary in style, with a DJ, drinks, kinky contests and prizes galore. The theme is sexy 70s, so wear your best bell bottoms for a chance to win our “Blast from the Past” costume contest!

 

 

All Month Long

  • Hitachi Rollback Sale! You can purchase the Hitachi Magic Wand, one of the most popular and powerful sex toys ever, at the same price we sold it for in 1971. (Offer applies only to purchases made in Chicago store.)
  • $4 Pocket Rockets! Make any purchase over $10 and get your very own Pleasure Chest Pocket Rocket for only $4! (Offer applies only to purchases made in Chicago store.)