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May 13 2011

This Week’s Best of the Chest

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by thepleasurechest

Each day, we try to post amusing, informative and unusual links and articles covering the wide range of human sexuality. If you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, you’re probably already familiar with our daily feeding frenzy. For those who don’t, we decided it would be fun to post an end o’ the week review of the stuff that got our attention on the internet. This is the week’s best links from your friends at the Chest.

The Daily Show – Minneapolis Is the New Gay
Tags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

  • Speaking of San Francisco, The Daily Show this week asked “Is Minneapolis gayer than San Francisco?”

Who's your daddy?

  • “For some reason I thought there were other lesbians who felt that way and that was just a part of that community. Then I realized, that’s not what being a lesbian is — that’s what being transgender is.” - Chaz Bono, on the difference between gender and orientation and his path to becoming a man.

 

  • We’re not sure how we missed this, but last month some enterprising safe sex advocates staged a most unusual stunt at the Washington Monument. Keep America safe!

  • The Good Men Project asked the perennial question: Does Size Matter? We don’t know, but Lady Gaga’s giant penis stilettos are the only reason we’d ever tune in to watch American Idol. Too bad those heels at the Fox network censored them.

The boner machine?

 

  • Finally, though this happened 10 whole days ago, we can’t resist mentioning that one of our music heroes, Black Francis (yes, from Pixies!), randomly tweeted us to say “I just got turned on.” And we don’t think he’s talking about his guitar amp.

If you also get aroused by seeing sexy stuff in your daily feed, you can follow our LA, NY and Chicago stores on Twitter.

 

 

“For some reason I thought there were other lesbians who felt that way and that was just a part of that community. Then I realized, that’s not what being a lesbian is — that’s what being transgender is.”

Jan 21 2011

Obama Condoms. Turn On or Buzz Off?

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by thepleasurechest

Don’t have a cow, but it looks like our readers actually wanna see The Simpsons porn parody. In last week’s poll, 55% of voters got sprung for Springfield smut, while the remaining 45% simply wanted Homer to keep it in his pants. We’re sure the movie got a boost from its creator Lee Roy Myers who tweeted the poll to his followers. Mr. Myers’ politicking is fine by us, and the people have most definitely spoken. That’s democracy. D’oh! You can expect to see The Simpsons porn parody in our DVD section in the near future.

Speaking of democracy, this week’s contestant on Turn On of Buzz Off is the Obama Condom. That’s right, cause nothing quite sets the mood for sexytime like a heated political argument.

Consisting of a Crown condom wrapped in a cardboard sleeve, the Obama Condom comes in three different designs, each bearing its own slogan:

“Hope is a Not a Form of Protection.”

“The Ultimate Stimulus Package.”

“Use With Good Judgment.”

We hope the condoms aren’t quite as stale as the jokes. Obama Condoms are made by a company called Practice Safe Policy, which, to be fair, also makes condoms poking fun at Sarah Palin and John McCain. When it comes to adult products inspired by President Obama, these condoms are relatively tame. A company called Head O State already makes an Obama dildo, while in China, you can get an Obama love doll.

Even though products like this are common, we suspect that some of you won’t be voting for the Obama Condom. If you saw a lover whip one of these out, would you stage a filibuster? Whether you lean left in the bedroom or are simply bipartisan curious, it’s time to go the polls. The Obama Condom. Turn On or Buzz Off?

Dec 31 2010

Have a happy nonporous new year!

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by thepleasurechest

Here’s our very own Sex Nerd Sandra with some tips on the benefits of nonporous sex toys.

If you’re making a New Year’s resolution to go nonporous in 2011, we’d like to remind you that we’ve got silicone dildos, as well as the glass, wood and steel varieties. Oh, and we’ve got the Aneros, Njoy plug and Smart Balls that Sandra recommended.

Make a pledge to treat your bits to the finest materials in 2011. Let’s have a toast to nonporous sex toys!  And here’s to your pleasure and your health in the coming year!

Nov 22 2010

It’s a miracle! Pope endorses condoms*

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by thepleasurechest

UPDATED: Pope says condoms OK for female and transsexual prostitutes too!

*For male prostitutes


It’s true! In an interview with a German journalist, Pope Benedict appeared to contradict the Vatican’s long-standing opposition to condoms.

“There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility.”

Benedict went on to say:

“(The church) of course does not regard it as a real or moral solution, but in this or that case, there can be nonetheless in the intention of reducing the risk of infection, a first step in a movement toward a different way, a more human way, of living sexuality…”

Though he doesn’t yet sound like Susie Bright (she’d make a great Pope!) we’re delighted to see the pontiff jump on the safer sex bandwagon. What next? Will the Vatican stop damning the dental dam and declare flavored-lube a sacrament? We can always dream!

The Pope says "Put a Crown on it!"

Benedict didn’t comment on the use of condoms to protect against pregnancy or to prevent the spread of other STIs. The Church has long encouraged abstinence or “natural family planning” for hetero couples.

So, you may wonder, are condoms an effective form of birth control and protection from STIs? Does the Pope wear a funny hat?

Nov 17 2010

Today Show tips

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by thepleasurechest

Cosmo columnist Molly Triffin was on the Today Show this morning with some tips on stepping up your sex life. We’re a little groggy that early in the AM, so luckily Hulu has this little clip to show us what we missed. Molly gave a shout-out to our Candy Bra & G-String, but we also want to remind you that some dudes have a sweet tooth too! Also featured were the KY cooling and warming lubes, but we’d like to recommend Sliquid Stimulating O Gel for its organic, vegan formula, which is better for those with sensitive bits. And yes you can get those Bijou Rhinestone Pasties right here!

Nov 11 2010

Condoms & porn: What you said

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by thepleasurechest

While the latest HIV scare in the porn industry seems to be over, the debate about condoms in porn rages on. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation continues to take a hard line, arguing that mandatory condoms are needed to protect workers’ safety. Still, there are many people in the industry who argue that condoms carry their own health risks for porn actors. We’ve been running a poll for over two months, asking what you think. The results are in. We admit that 47 votes isn’t a very big pool of respondents. But unless you’re a sample size queen (science joke, sorry), you might find the numbers interesting.

Nearly a third of voters support mandatory condom usage, while slightly more than that don’t want to see condoms in their porn at all. The remaining votes (a little over 25%) support voluntary condom usage. Verdict: our readers are just as divided as the industry itself. (Either that, or we suck at conducting polls.)

This debate will likely continue as long as there is an AIDS crisis, and as long as our sex negative society pushes porn to the fringes as a legitimate career choice. In the meantime, we think indie porn star/director Madison Young had the most thoughtful comment on the great condom debate.

There needs to be an element of choice, and the choice shouldn’t be that if you want work you don’t use condoms and if you want to use condoms then you don’t work.

We couldn’t agree more.

Sep 20 2010

Two fingers up! We salute the Two Dildo.

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by thepleasurechest

Our Chicago staff member Jenae slipped her fingers inside a Two Dildo and filed this report.

I love sex education. I keep on top of current sex related events the way Joanna Angel keeps on top of James Deen. Porn girls follow me on Twitter! So when I heard buzz around a brand new lesbian toy my pulse quickened.  See, I am also a glorified lover of the ladies. The only reason I know my way around a penis is because I may or may not watch entirely too much porn.

"I felt more connected to the experience of penetration than I do when playing with a phallic toy. This feeling felt…real!"

A self proclaimed “first lesbian sex toy from France,” The Wet for Her Two Dildo has been a topic of note with almost every queer sex educator I meet.  At first, we all thought the same thing: No. Why should I be reduced to getting it on with two abnormally large fingers? This ain’t no tailgating party darlin’, so leave the foam fingers at home!

Still, I wanted to give it a shot. The packaging is hot.  Sleek, stylish with a black and white picture of two very European looking ladies suggestively posing on the back of the box.  Their website explains “Wet For Her chose to respond (to phallic items on the market) with a good dose of style and two fingers of humor!” With that in mind I took the Two Dildo home and laughed my way to a great orgasm. Seriously, from first lube what looks like two cocked fingers twice the size of my own, I felt more connected to the experience of penetration than I do when playing with a phallic toy. This feeling felt…real! Like maybe there was a “well hung” lady in the bed next to me. It allowed my imagination to take on more realistic scenarios.

Like a finger Avatar for G-spotting, finding the right angle is easy with these come hither fingers. The thinness of the silicone allows you to feel more of your lover through the toy and since the thumb is free to roam around the clit, it really does lend itself to traditional queer girl sex.  It’s safe, sexy and silicone. I may not feel comfortable to bring it out on a first play date but it will certainly be on my personal menu more often.

Sep 02 2010

Condoms & Porn- What do you think?

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by thepleasurechest

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation last week filed a complaint against Larry Flynt, claiming that Hustler’s practice of requiring unprotected sex in porn shoots is a violation of worker safety.  AHF wants Hustler to follow the lead of the gay porn industry and Wicked Pictures and make condoms mandatory. We want to know what you think! Take our poll.