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Apr 10 2013

The Origami Condom

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Bill Gates wants to promote sexual health by reinventing the latex condom. To accomplish this, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 to the designer with the best idea. And they may have found a winner in the Origami Condom.

Creator and company founder, Danny Resnic, told The Huffington Post. “We are trying to create a condom that feels great and is much closer to the real deal to encourage people to use them.”

Origami Condoms look like a hybrid of the traditional condom and a male masturbation sleeve. The name comes from “origami,” the Japanese art of paper-folding, and sure enough, the segments of the condom unfold as it is rolled down a penis. They also move during intercourse, stroking the shaft and adding stimulation for the wearer.

Initial trials have been very positive, and the company has already attracted investors and condom makers who want license the design. Meanwhile, Resnic is working on an improvement to the female condom and developing the world’s first condom for anal intercourse. We’re curious to see what he comes up with next. Would you try the Origami Condom?

Read more at The Huffington Post.

 

Apr 01 2013

Erotic Readings, Tantra, Comedy & MoreFree Workshops in Chicago

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Hey Chicago, grab your April calendar and start saving some dates. We’re kicking off the month with readings by erotic novelists Sam Rosenthal and Laura Antoniou. Next, we’ll host a pair free workshops with guest sexpert and porn icon Madison Young. The following week, we welcome tantra educators Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson. We finish this action-packed month with another evening of comedy from Performance Anxiety and two nights with award-winning author and educator Sheri Winston. And did we mention that all of these events are absoultely free? Read on for a complete schedule.

ryeRye: An Erotic Reading with Sam Rosenthal
Friday, April 5th @ 8-9 PM FREE!

Join Sam Rosenthal, lyricist for the band Black Tape For A Blue Girl, as he reads excerpts from his sex-positive GQ erotic novel. Rye is filled with intimacy, desire, and discovery, told through the prism of polyamory and sexuality. His strong characters and sexy story are warm, witty and engaging. Sam will be reading from the novel, taking questions and signing books.

The Killer Wore Leather reading and Q&A with author Laura Antoniou
Sunday, April 7th @ 5-7 PM FREE!

Laura Antoniou, one of the most notorious writers of BDSM-inspired erotica, will be joining us to read from her newest novel, sign books and take your questions. The Killer Wore Leather, a deliciously tongue-in-cheek murder mystery set at a leather convention, allows readers into a private world of personalities and peccadilloes. It’s the kinkiest game of Clue ever with a sex toy as the murder weapon and where every leather man and woman lacks an alibi. Join us for this exclusive sneak peek.

Anal Pleasure with Madison Young
Wednesday, April 10th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Everyone has a butt, so let’s learn how to give yours (and your partner’s) some love and attention. Discover the art of anal pleasure with queer porn idol and guest expert Madison Young . She’ll cover safety, cleanliness, toys, oral pleasure of the anus, strap-ons, advanced anal play and more. This class is open to people of all genders, orientations and experience levels.

madison-youngSex, Pregnancy & Motherhood with Madison Young
Thursday, April 11th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Sex educator Madison Young divulges her personal secrets on how to keep things spicy in the bedroom through pregnancy and finding the time for intimacy once your bundle of joy arrives. She’ll talk about sex positions that work for every trimester, how to safely engage in kink during all points in pregnancy, using your sexual and body awareness during labor and uncovering the mystery of orgasmic birth. Madison will help you embrace your pregnant goddess body and guide you to feel your best and sexiest as a mom and mom-to-be.

Tantric Erogenous Zones with Mark Michaels & Patricia Johnson
Monday, April 15th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

The Tantric and Ayurvedic traditions have long recognized specific zones of the body that are particularly responsive to stimulation, and some schools of Tantra have developed a systematic approach to the stimulation of these zones in order to produce high states of arousal. Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, authors of “Great Sex Made Simple,” will introduce you to these zones and the basic principles for working with them systematically to heighten pleasure and enhance intimacy.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Monday, April 22nd @ 7-9 PM FREE!

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Caitlin Bergh and Rhea Butcher and featuring live performances by some of the best comics working today. As a bonus, all audience members get 15% off their purchases on the night of the show. Comics TBA.

Sheri-WinstonFountain of the Goddess:  Female Ejaculation with Sheri Winston
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Become a juicy goddess! (Or help your partner to become one.) Learn to expand your orgasmic repertoire with the ability to squirt. Join guest expert Sheri Winston for a hands-off, clothes-on illustrated lecture that will explain everything you wanted to know about “she-jaculate” and how to call it forth and gush gloriously! This class is open to people of all genders and orientations, whether single or partnered.

Playing the Skin Flute : Male Pleasures with Sheri Winston
Wednesday, April 24th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Learn to blow his mind! Discover the paths to providing delicious oral excitement to the male apparatus. Find the spots that drive him wild and the secrets to expanding his climax beyond what he thought was possible. Help him discover non-ejaculatory multiple orgasm and full-body, expanded, extended explosions. This class is for anyone who wants to bring more pleasure to men.

Coming Up…

5/1- Susie Homemaker’s Sex Tips & Tricks with Shawne’

5/8Prostate Play with Sarah Sloane

5/15- BDSM 201: Beyond Fifty Shades with Ash

5/18- Sex Antiques Roadshow

5/20- Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

5/22- Pleasure Her Perfect with Shawne’

5/29- Open Relationships with Sarah Sloane

6/5- Roleplay with Antoinette

6/12- Strap-On Sex for Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers with Antoinette

6/17- Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

6/19- The Ultimate O with Shawne’

6/26- Blowjobs & Beyond with Ash

Mar 29 2013

Joan Price, Ducky Doolittle & MoreFree Workshops in New York

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Want better sex this spring? Our resident Sex Specialists will share their skills on everything from flogging and spanking to  female ejaculation and blowjobs. We’re also hosting author Joan Price to discuss sex after 50 and guest expert Ducky Doolittle to explore changing your routine. Our workshops are totally free and open to adults of all genders, orientations and experience levels. Come on by!

bettiepageImpact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More with Victor
Wednesday, April 3rd @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Learn the finer (and rougher) points of impact play. Discover the difference between sensation play and psychological spanking. We’ll cover negotiation, safety, types of hits, and the pros and cons of floggers, whips, bare hands and other instruments of discipline.

G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Laura
Wednesday, April 10th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

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!

Blowjobs & Beyond with Brandon B.
Wednesday, April 17th @ 8-10 PM 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 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.

joanpriceSex After 50 with Joan Price
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6-8 PM FREE!

Yes, sex after 50 has its challenges, but it can also be hot and joyful. Join author Joan Price as we celebrate the joys and tackle the problems of older-age sexuality, sharing experiences and learning from each other in a spirit of candor, acceptance, and plenty of humor. Take home new tools, techniques, and attitudes to help you experience sizzling and satisfying sex –with or without a partner! If you are 50 and above– or you plan to be– here’s everything you wanted to know. All genders & orientations welcome.

Amp It Up! with Ducky Doolittle
Wednesday, April 24th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Tired of the same old routine? Sometimes it’s normal to feel stuck in a rut. Let Ducky help kickstart your sex drive. Learn to develop super fun flirtation skills and deepen your understanding of pleasure anatomy. Ducky will teach techniques for using everything you’ve got – from the tip of your tongue to your fingers and toes. Learn how to introduce sex toys into your partner play and discover which products are the healthiest and highest quality, while delivering the best bang for your buck.

Coming Up…

5/1- Strap-on, Get Off: Dildo Harnesses 101 with Laura

5/8- Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom with Victor

5/15- GirlGasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky Doolittle

5/22- Blowjobs & Beyond with Brandon B.

5/29- Advanced Anal Play with Jesse

Mar 08 2013

Tonight! I Have a Headache!

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Researchers in Germany have discovered that sex may actually cure a headache.

“Our data suggest…that sexual activity can lead to partial or complete relief of headache in some migraine and a few cluster headache patients,” wrote the authors of the study, published Feb. 19 in Cephalagia.

The scientists studied 800 patients who suffered from migraines and 200 who reported chronic cluster headaches. One third of respondents admitted to having sex during their episodes. 67% of those with migraines reported a partial or total alleviation of symptoms, while  37% of cluster headache patients said sex helped lessen the pain. Sex didn’t work for everyone and seemed to help men more than women. But the results are promising.

Do you suffer from headaches? Does sex make you feel better or worse?

h/t CBS News

 

Feb 27 2013

Vintage Vibrators

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The Polar Cub Electric Vibrator. The Vibra King Activator. The Niagara Hand Unit.

These are just a few of the fascinating precursors to the modern day vibrators you’ll find in an adult boutique. Over on Nerve, you can check out some great photos of these vintage vibes, which were once marketed to cure “hysteria” in women.

Jan 15 2013

Think Pink! Win the Newest Ami from Je Joue (Updated- 1/18)

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Kristen who was randomly chosen to win the exclusive pink Ami. Stay tuned for another Je Joue giveaway next week! 

Many of you are already familiar with the joys and benefits of Kegel exercises. Fifty Shades of Grey has made them even more popular, boosting sales of Kegel balls in all of our stores.

These exercises are great for developing vaginal strength while making sex more pleasurable for women and their partners.  They also have added health benefits for pregnant and menopausal woman. Kegel balls can be worn discreetly throughout the day, or for a quick workout. With repeated use, you can expect tighter muscles and stronger, more intense orgasms.

One of our favorite tools for curious Kegelers is the Ami from Je Joue. This elegant set contains three silicone balls of increasing size and weight for building up your strength over time. A staff member from our New York store experimented with all three, and declared the medium-sized #2 her “new best friend.” Je Joue’s site describes each ball in detail on their site.

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, Je Joue is giving our readers a chance to win a special new pink Ami! It’s the one in the picture at the top of this post.

How to Win a Pink Ami

Want to win the pink Ami? Simply post a comment below and tell us which of the three balls you’re most curious to try and why. On Friday, January 18th, we’ll pick one entry at random to win the Ami.

It’s that simple. Good luck!

 

Nov 26 2012

Pleasure Chest y Fun Factory Presentan Taller de Educación Sexual el 5 de Diciembre en Boutique de Los Ángeles

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The Pleasure Chest, boutique de adultos en Los Ángeles y Fun Factory, el fabricante de juguetes alemanes, han unido esfuerzos para presentar “¡Sexo, Lo Básico!” un taller de educación sexual para adultos en español, el cual se impartirá el 5 de diciembre en su local de West Hollywood.

El director de Desarrollo de Negocios, Memo Vega comenta: “!Estamos emocionados de formar parte de esta iniciativa ya que Estados Unidos es el cuarto país de habla hispana en todo el mundo! Esta es una gran oportunidad para llegar a un segmento importante y poco atendido de la comunidad en Los Ángeles. Además suele ser un grupo demográfico tímido al hablar sobre sexo. Al tener estos talleres en español y en un ambiente divertido y positivo como The Pleasure Chest, podemos promover mejores relaciones y comunicación, fomentando así una actitud saludable hacia el sexo.”

El taller “¡Sexo, Lo Básico!” cubrirá el uso de juguetes para adultos y como integrarlos para aumentar la intimidad sexual. Otros temas que también se cubrirán será condones, lubricantes, practicas de sexo seguro y consejos para juego entre pareja o individual. El taller se llevara acabo el miércoles 5 de diciembre de 8 pm a 10 pm. La entrada es gratuita.