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How Common is Throat Cancer from HPV?

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[…]Read more

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The Orgasmatron

In Woody Allen’s 1973 comedy Sleeper, “The Orgasmatron” was a futuristic machine that gave instant sexual pleasure to its users. A couple would step inside and emerge moments later, disheveled and satisfied. Dr. Stuart Meloy thinks he may have discovered a real life Orgasmatron. Originally developed as a spinal cord stimulator[…]Read more

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Study Finds Funny People Have Sex Appeal

Here’s good news for our comedian friends. Psychologists at Stirling University in the UK have found that funny guys are perceived as more attractive. The researchers interviewed men and women, asking what items they’d bring to a desert island, and then played the recordings for another group of subjects. Men who[…]Read more

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Sex Toy Races Are the New Poker

In February, we posted a video of the first ever sex toy race, showing off the unique thrusting motion of the Fun Factory Stronic. The event was one of the highlights of the toy’s Valentine’s Day debut at the Museum of Sex in New York.  A few weeks ago, Fun[…]Read more

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Fundawear. Turn On or Buzz Off?

Last time on Turn On or Buzz Off, we introduced you to Buxxer, a tiny explorer with an unusually phallic, vibrating helmet. We didn’t have much information on this toy, but it was love at first sight for most of our readers. 72% of you wanted to blast off with[…]Read more

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Wearing a Kilt Might Be Good for Your Sperm

Going commando might be good for your sperm. That’s the claim of one researcher, who argues that men who wear kilts may be more virile. Kilts, worn as they were meant to be worn, without underwear, lets our laddies swing freely in the breeze, creating, according to researcher Erwin Kompanje,[…]Read more

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Do Men Fake Orgasm?

Men fake orgasms too. Or at least that’s one of the claims of a new book by Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, a professor of urology at Harvard Medical School. Salon has a fascinating interview with Dr. Morgentaler, the author of Why Men Fake It: The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and[…]Read more

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Keeping Up With the Joneses

“Having more sex makes us happy, but thinking we are having more sex than other people makes us even happier.” That’s the finding of a new study by sociologists at the University of Colorado. Researchers looked at surveys of life satisfaction from over 15,000 people and found, not surprisingly, that[…]Read more

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Listening to Music is As Satisfying As Sex

Do you like to be aurally aroused? A new study confirms that listening to new music stimulates the same pleasure response in the brain as having sex. The scientists were studying brain activity in an effort to predict people’s music buying patterns. “What makes music so emotionally powerful is the[…]Read more

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Scientists May Have Found “Functional Cure” for HIV

You may have heard about the baby who was recently cured of HIV. French scientists are now saying that they’ve found a “functional cure” for 14 adult  patients living with HIV. “They still have HIV, it is not eradication of HIV, it is a kind of remission of the infection.”[…]Read more

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