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Nov 30 2010

Three Ways to Keep Warm in LA

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by thepleasurechest

Seems like winter has crept up on Los Angeles. We’ve been worshipping the space heater and slurping down the pho, just to stay warm. (And yes, we know our friends in NY and Chicago have no sympathy!) If you’re looking to turn up the heat, check out these three free workshops which will carry us through the holidays and into the new year!

Suck it, Lick it, Love it

Wednesday, December 1 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm, FREE

Our Sex Specialists share tips and tricks to get you into the spirit of giving and receiving amazing oral sex. We’ll cover anatomy basics, giving mind-blowing blow-jobs, 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.

Strap-on, Get Off: Dildo Harnesses 101
Wednesday, December 8 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm, FREE
Become acquainted with the arousing possibilities of strap-on sex. Our Sex Specialists will show you that strap-on sex can be fun for everyone! Among the subjects covered will be how to choose the best harness and dildo for you, enhancing mutual satisfaction, owning your strap-on cock, and why and how strap-ons can be worn by guys too. A perfect class for beginners of any gender or orientation.

Wednesday, December 15 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm, FREE
Santa comes but once a year, but you don’t have to! Discover the best toys for getting off this holiday season. Topics include: vibrators for beginners or pros, couples’ toys, toy cleaning, toy safety, and more. Did you know that using lube can enhance and prolong your sex? Want to hear about the best condoms for sensational safe sex? We’ll show you how to stuff your stockings and fill your partner with joy.

Nov 19 2010

Lasso Lovin’

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by thepleasurechest

“Oliver” from our LA store roped himself a Rascal Cocktie Set and filed this review:

The Rascal Cocktie Set comes with two stretchy rubber lasso-style rings with four beads for tightening and loosening them. I found the rings wonderfully flexible, durable, and versatile. The beads can create multiple rings out of one, for many uses- cock ring, shaft ring, ball separators, and any combination you can imagine. They’re comfortable to wear for short periods of time, and the stretchiness means they’re easy to put on and take off, even without moving the beads around too much.

One word of caution- don’t pull the beads too far towards the open end of the rubber material! I pulled one completely off just to see how easy it is to get back on, and the answer was simple- it’s impossible, at least for me. Cleanup is easy– just use a little liquid soap and water, and then let ‘em air dry.  Overall, this is a great cockring for first-timers and experienced players alike. Rope ‘em!

Nov 12 2010

“The best little vibrator I’ve ever had.”

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by thepleasurechest

Mary from our LA store took home the Jimmyjane Form 2. She’s been abuzz about it ever since…

The Form 2 is the best little vibrator I’ve ever had. Despite its size, the vibration is surprisingly strong when you turn it up. The intensity of the sensation seems to come from the vibrations in each ear bouncing off of each other. I’ve never been much for pulsations but when the separate motors in the ears get going on the stuttering mode it feels so good, it’s almost overwhelming.

"When the separate motors in the ears get going on the stuttering mode it feels so good, it’s almost overwhelming."

The vibration on the highest setting is comparable to the Hitachi Magic Wand but without that vibe’s noise, size and cord tethering you to the wall. It’s super quiet and small and holds its charge for a very long time. I really couldn’t recommend it more. I’ve gotten really into using it in combination with my other favorite toy– the Pure Wand from Njoy – the best G-spotter of all time.

Nov 08 2010

Free workshops in LA & Chicago

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by thepleasurechest

You just gained an hour. Use it! Our Los Angeles and Chicago stores are hosting free workshops from now through the holidays!

Los Angeles

Blowjobs & Beyond

Wednesday, November 10 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm
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 blow-jobs. 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.
Beginner’s BDSM
Tuesday, November 16 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Using restraint doesn’t have to be boring! Learn the essentials of light bondage, communication and negotiation, spanking, sensation play, and dirty talk. Our kink connoisseurs will teach you how to incorporate BDSM basics (and then some) into your sex life.
Butt Sex Basics
Wednesday, November 17 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm
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.
  • Chicago

    Tuesday, November 16 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    The orgasms you experience with your lover start with you. Our Sex Specialists will cover anatomy, techniques for self-touch, and, of course, our favorite toys, lubes, and erotic accessories. The more you know about your own response patterns, the better your sex life will be, whether partnered or solo! Please note: This workshop will be a safe space for women only.
    Tuesday, December 7 · 9:00pm – 11:00pm
    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 blow-jobs. 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.
    Tuesday, December 14 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    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!
  • Oct 28 2010

    November in New York!

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    by thepleasurechest

    The schedule for free workshops in our New York store has just been completed! Here’s a preview…

    Joystick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man with Midori

    Wednesday, November 3rd, 8-10pm, FREE

    Learn how to make him moan and writhe in unbelievable pleasure. Join internationally-acclaimed sex educator Midori for this in-depth training on pleasuring your guy with hands, mouth and more! Using delicious practice props (think fruit!) you’ll learn all about the sucks, licks, swirls, strokes and touch secrets that will blow his mind. She’ll even cover tips on how to reduce discomforts or gag reflexes. What better gift is there than to show him your new techniques that very night?

    Queering Your Sex

    Tuesday, November 9th, 8-10pm, FREE

    Geared toward all gender-variant, gender curious folks, or anyone looking to incorporate some type of gender or nontraditional power play into their sex. The class covers communication and negotiation, anatomy (including trans bodies), strapping it on, pumping, oral pleasure, role-playing, and tips, tricks and toys for hot queer sex.

    Porn For Couples 101

    Tuesday, November 16th, 8-10pm, FREE

    He’s a little bit country, she’s a little bit rock ‘n’ roll… and their taste in porn is all over the place! This adult film workshop will cover the ins and outs of finding a movie you can both enjoy, with a brief intro to porn history as well as what and who is hot right now in the industry* (including clips!) and recommendations for “couples-friendly porn” from the vanilla to the adventurous. Whether you’re looking for enlightenment or entertainment, this is the workshop for you.

    *This workshop will primarily focus on straight guy-on-girl films but is open to all sexual orientations.


    Spank Someone Happy
    Tuesday, November 30th, 8-10pm, FREE

    Looking to make your sex a little naughty? Let our Sex Specialists bring you into the wonderful world of erotic spanking and role play. We’ll show you how to combine spanking with sex in a fun and consensual way. This workshop is perfect if you’re feeling curious, need help getting started, or just want to fine-tune your technique.
  • Upcoming in December & January

    12/7- Kinky Sex for Curious Couples

    12/14- Blowjobs and Beyond

    12/21- Sex Toys 101

    12/28- Self-Pleasure Workshop for Women

    1/4- Sex Toys for Curious Couples

    1/11- Beginners BDSM

    1/18- Butt Sex Basics

    1/25- Blowjobs and Beyond


  • Oct 08 2010

    Reid Mihalko’s secret to Negotiating Threesomes

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    by thepleasurechest

    Sex educator and cuddle party creator Reid Mihalko recently taught a workshop in our LA store on “Negotiating Successful Threesomes.” Curious couples and sexy singles turned out to learn how to fulfill one of the most popular and enduring sexual fantasies.  For those who missed it, here’s a peek at Reid warming up the crowd.

    If you’re the kind of student who needs a cheat sheet, here’s Reid sharing the top secret on how to transform an awkward moment into an awesome threesome.

    We’re offering workshops all through the month, including “Blowjobs & Beyond” with porn legend Nina Hartley, and “Spanking & Sensation Play” with Mistress Melissa. They’re always fun, and they’re always free.

    Sep 23 2010

    Free fallin! Free, fall workshops in our LA store.

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    by thepleasurechest

    Summer is gone, and fall has now fallen. But there’s plenty of fire to be found in our newly-remodeled LA store. Heat-seeking souls can come  throughout the month for lessons by sultry Sex Specialists and guest educators.

    Oral Sex for Couples: Hand and Mouth Combinations with Jaiya

    Wednesday, September 29th, 8-10pm, FREE

    Jaiya, a world-renowned sexologist and author of Red Hot Touch, will share ways that you can use your hands and your mouth for unforgettable oral sex.  From G-spot stimulation while buzzing her clitoris to the ancient fellatio secrets of female Taoist masters, you are bound to learn something that will add to your personal pleasure chest.  Plus you’ll have the opportunity to ask Jaiya  your burning questions about erotic massage, oral sex and anything in between.

    Oral Sex with Jaiya, September 29th & October 5th

    A Celebration of Oral Sex! with Jaiya

    Tuesday, October 5th, 8-10pm, FREE

    Join world-renowned sex educator Jaiya as she celebrates the release of her newest video series: Oral Sex for Couples.  Meet the cast members, filmmakers and experts behind this sexy new educational series.  Plus, Jaiya and her crew will share tips and advice on oral lovemaking from kissing to mind-blowing cunnilingus.  You’ll get a sneak peak of many of the techniques in the series and have the opportunity to win all three volumes.  Don’t miss it!

    Negotiating Threesomes, October 6th

    Negotiating Threesomes with Reid Mihalko

    Wednesday, October 6th, 8-10pm, FREE

    It’s a popular fantasy with twice the pleasure potential, but navigating a three-way romance (if only for one night) can be tricky. Sex educator Reid Mihalko will teach techniques to satisfy two lovers at once, ways to overcome fears and concerns, the most common threesome mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to negotiate boundaries and safer sex protocols to make your next ménage à trois trés bien!

    Blowjobs & Beyond with Nina Hartley, October 12th

    Blowjobs & Beyond with Nina Hartley

    Tuesday, October 12th, 8-10pm, FREE

    Want to have him squirming in his seat? Learn the tricks of the trade with sexpert Nina Hartley. She will cover male anatomy, blowjob tricks, deep throating, and other sexy secrets that are sure to have him begging for more.

    Sex for the Wicked Woman with Jessica Drake

    Wednesday, October 13th, 8-10pm, FREE

    Join multi AVN award-winning exclusive performer and director for Wicked Pictures Jessica Drake for an intense evening of “Sex for the Wicked Woman!” With help from the audience, we’ll talk about blowjobs, anal sex, threeways, group sex and much, much more. There will be an open Q&A at the end, and a meet and greet with the star herself. Seats are limited, so come early to get a good spot!

    Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom

    Monday, October 18th 8-10pm, FREE

    Learn to please your partner orally, using dirty language, prurient pillow talk, and filthy fantasies. Go beyond “playing doctor” to discover the delights of roleplay. Our silver-tongued Sex Specialists will show you how to enhance your sex life using your imagination, costumes, theatricality and the simple spoken word.

    Positions for Pleasure with Jamye Waxman

    Positions for Pleasure with Jamye Waxman, October 20th

    Wednesday, October 20th,  8-10pm, FREE

    Think you know every sex position there is? Sex educator Jamye Waxman will take you on a back-bending, mind-expanding, stand up, sit down, lie back ride through positions for pleasure. You’ll learn how to get the best angle for G-spot pleasure, tips on combining clitoral stimulation, and techniques guys can use to last longer. Jamye will also talk about positions for people with different levels of flexibility, ways to use props to make things easier and more fun, and the best positions to use during pregnancy.

    I’ve Been Bad: Spanking and Sensation Play with Mistress Melissa

    Monday, October 25th,  8-10pm, FREE

    Join Mistress Melissa in exploring the joys of punishment. This interactive class will cover the basics and beyond of spanking that will delight the most difficult of bottoms. Explore rhythms, implements, and roles that will heighten sensations and leave a lasting impression.

    The Feminine Fountain™: Female Ejaculation and the G-Spot with Deborah Sundahl

    Wednesday, October 27th, 8-10pm, FREE

    Join world renowned G-spot expert Deborah Sundahl for a night of exploration. Learn about female ejaculation’s ancient history, current scientific studies, where the G-spot is located, how to have a G-spot orgasm, and how to get this wonderful feminine fountain™ flowing!  Open to both men and women, Deborah’s Power Point lecture with pictures, movie clips and Q&A will tell you all you need to know about female ejaculation and the G-spot. The G-spot is the female prostate. All women have one, as do all men. Therefore, all women have the ability to ejaculate! Attend this class, and learn how to Let Go and Let it Flow!

    Aug 31 2010

    Back to School!

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    by thepleasurechest

    Strap on your satchel, and snatch up your pencil, because school is back in session. Here are three fun and free educational workshops coming to our LA store.

    Going Down: Pleasure Her Perfect

    Tonight!  8-10PM

    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 an connoisseur of female sexuality. RSVP on Facebook!

    Blow Jobs and Beyond

    Wednesday, September 1st 8-10PM

    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 blow-jobs. 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. RSVP on Facebook!

    The Ultimate O

    Tuesday, September 7th 8-10PM

    Maybe you’ve never had one, maybe you have but you’re still not sure what all the fuss is about, or maybe you’re an orgasm overachiever with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Whatever your reason for taking this class, you’ll learn all about anatomy, techniques for coming with a partner or solo, how masturbation can help you expand your orgasm, G-spot orgasms, anal orgasms, and, of course, our Sex Specialists’ favorite tips and toys. RSVP on Facebook!


    May 12 2010

    All we are saying is give sex a hand

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    by thepleasurechest

    Hand sex, digital manipulation, finger banging… however you say it, it sounds less than sexy, but anyone who’s ever had sex with someone who was, let’s just say “less than proficient” with their fingers knows how truly important knowing how to use one’s hands can be. You could go to bed with someone incredibly hot, but if they play your pussy like a broken banjo or give a hand job that leaves a first degree burn, you probably won’t be inviting them for another round.

    No two people are the same, of course,and while some bodies might like circular movements and others might like to be strummed, still other folks will want both moves and then some. With your fingers, it’s easier to gauge your partner’s responses to different types of stimulation. What they don’t like, what they like, and what makes them lose it completely with pleasure may register on their face, but when you’re using your hands you’ll know what kind of touches and strokes brought them there, which can only improve your standard sex and oral sex skills as well. No complaints there, right?

    Tonight in Los Angeles, famed sex educator Reid Mihalko will teach us The Ins and Outs of Hand Sex. Check it out if you can, it’s FREE! And get here early, his classes fill up fast!