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Aug 18 2014

So You Want to Try Anal?

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by Kate M.

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The following article was written by Carly, one of our Sex Specialists, and originally published on her blog, Carnal Curiosities

Anal sex can be a fun new activity for people. The taboo nature of it, is a thrill in itself. Ultimately the area is full of nerves that will get engorged when we get aroused so it is a pleasure center in the body. Contrary to popular belief, anal sex should NEVER. EVER. hurt. There are plenty of tips out there to distract from the pain, but the pain is your body’s way of telling you to slow down, or try something new.

Anal sex should never ever hurt. Period.

lusciousThe best place to start is with some erotica. The brain is our largest sex organ. Getting your juices flowing by reading some erotica is a really fantastic way to get in the mood. This can be done solo or you can take turns reading to each other if you’re in a relationship. There are some great butt sex erotica collections. Such as Luscious: Stories of Anal Eroticism or Baby got Back: Anal Erotica. So relaxing in a nice warm bath, with a scented candle will help relax your body and mind and get you turned on. My favorite candle is the JimmyJane Afterglow Candles. They burn at a low temperature so you can pour the warm oil directly onto your skin from the candle or into the bath for some aromatherapy.

Now that you’re excited to put things in your butt and turned on and relaxed lets quickly touch on the “dirty” factor that keeps some people away from anal play. There are some enema bulbs that are nice and simple. Simply insert the nozzle, squeeze, and remove the nozzle, then expel the room temperature water. You can do this a few times until the water runs clear. Then just give yourself 20 minutes to 2 hours to let the tissue heal a bit. Whenever you feel comfortable. Just listen to your body. Ultimately we are adults and listening to our body is going to give us clues. Poop isn’t stored in the rectum so it usually isn’t an issue, the enema will get rid of any particles left over but we know when our stomach is upset and we can feel when we have to go. So if you feel that way then maybe right then isn’t the time to explore your nether region.

rippleSo now you’re turned on, relaxed, prepped. Now what? If you’re with a partner some rimming, or the act of using the tongue and mouth on the anus, is a great warm up. If you’re alone, using fingers and warming up the area and exploring that way is a good start. One of my favorite toys is the Tantus Ripple. It is a silicone toy so you don’t have to worry about it absorbing any bacteria, you can boil it for a few minutes to sanitize it. But washing it with mild antibacterial soap or a toy cleaner will keep it safe to use in the body. The reason besides it being silicone that it is one of my favorite butt toys is that the beads gradually get bigger so you can do some exploration with what you can fit. If you can only get one or two in, that’s fine. Take your time and get used to it. Anal sex isn’t a race with a finish line, just getting one bead in might be enough stimulation for you. If you do get multiple beads in and use it in a penetrative motion the way your sphincter flexes around the toy actually mimics the way the sphincter moved when you orgasm so it feels really great. The best part of the Ripple is that the base of it is flat so you can throw a vibrator at the base of it and feel it transmit all the way through. The Je Joule Mimi Soft Vibrator is a favorite to use with the ripple because the flat shape lays nicely and transmits their really unique deep rumbly vibration through the ripple. If you’re a woman exploring anal sex then you can even use the vibrator on your clit to help relax you and distract from any uncomfort you might feel.
pjur backdoorThe most important thing you can have with anal exploration is Lube. There is never too much lube with anal sex. The butt does not self lubricate. And you never want to enter the back door without lube. Rips, tears and a whole host of problems will come without the use of lube. Pjur has a great anal lube, it’s a silicone lube that contains some jojoba, which is a natural muscle relaxer. Silicone lube is a great option for anal sex, but only with skin to skin contact, or with gloves/dental dams/ or condoms. Silicone lube should never be used with a silicone toy because the two bind together and make the toy fall apart. Silicone is great for anal play because it doesn’t get absorbed into the skin, so not having to reapply is really great for anal play. Hybrid lube for silicone toys is a great option. It’s a water based lube, with a small amount of silicone to keep it nice and slick without having enough silicone to ruin a silicone toy. Sliquid Silk is one of my favorites. The brand doesn’t contain any chemicals to harm the body. It’s one of the most gentle lubes for your body.

Aug 12 2014

Friday Night Wine in Chicago

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by Kate M.

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Start your weekend with a glass of wine, and stock up on sexy supplies for your days off. Every Friday night for the rest of August, The Pleasure Chest Chicago will be serving wine from 7-10PM. (Of course, we’ll have non-alcoholic drinks as well, if you’d rather shop sober.) During that time, you’ll also be able to enter your name in a drawing for a $50 gift! We’ll be giving away an exciting new prize every week.

If you’ve been inspired by Anal August, this is a great time to take advantage of the limited time offer from Aneros: through the end of the month, every Aneros purchase over $40 gets you a free Eupho Classic prostate massager – one of our favorite toys.

Aug 05 2014

Free Gift with Aneros Purchase!

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by Kate M.

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All Anal August, we’ll be giving away a free Eupho Classic prostate toy with every Aneros purchase over $40.

Craving size and vibration? Take home the amazing Aneros Vice and we’ll give you a Eupho Classic for when you want focused prostate massage.

Keep meaning to do your Kegels but can’t get motivated? The Evi will please you while you flex. If your partner has a prostate, give them the Eupho Classic, so that you can both enjoy stronger orgasms!

Alternatively, you could just buy $40 worth of luxurious Aneros Sessions lube to go with your free Eupho Classic.

Offer valid in every location, including online, while supplies last.

Aug 04 2014

Want to Win an Aneros Peridise?
Use Your Words.

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by Kate M.

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Update: Congratulations to Kem, who won the Peridise set! Thanks to everyone who entered. Keep an eye out for more Aneros prizes! 

We’re giving away a complete Aneros Peridise set!

This ingenious unisex anal toy is designed to move with your body, massaging your butt as you play and enhancing your orgasm. Strategically-placed knobs trigger the natural rhythms of your inner and outer sphincters, causing you to quiver with joy. Start with the largest toy and work your way down, for increased muscle control where it matters! 

Want to win a Peridise set? Here’s how.

In the comments below, tell us your favorite term/euphemism for anything butt sex-related: anal intercourse, rimming, fisting, any of the significant body parts, etc. For instance, we haven’t been able to stop giggling since we heard the term “pushing tush.”

We’ll pick a winner on Friday, August 8th at noon PDT.

U.S. residents only. 

Jul 25 2014

All the Kinky Sex Toys
from the 50 Shades Trailer

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by Kate M.

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Have you seen the 50 Shades of Grey trailer yet? No? Okay, we’ll give you a moment to catch up to the rest of the internet.


Now that you’re all caught up, let’s get started on fulfilling those innocent-coed-meets-tortured-hunk role play fantasies. As it turns out, you don’t have to be a reclusive billionaire to turn your bedroom into a dungeon for an hour (or a weekend). You can even stock up on the kinky treats you see in the trailer.

Choose Your Blindfold
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The blindfold may be our favorite BDSM toy out there. Having the eyes covered heightens the wearer’s other senses, making each touch a delicious surprise. Plus, it’s a boon for new tops: if your bottom can’t see you, she can’t see you checking your Two Knotty Boys book to make sure that you’re tying her up correctly. The trailer features both the classic Gray Satin Blindfold and a soft leather one, like the super-comfy Padded Blindfold.

Suspension  Cuffs
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Here’s the thing about having your hands cuffed over your head: it can be hell on the wrists. We were pleased to see that Christian Grey was putting Anastasia Steele’s safety first, with cuffs that gave her something to hold on to. You, too, can keep your sub safe with the Master’s Series Suspension Restraints.

Floggers
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We’re hoping that FSoG: The Cinematic Experience will include a scene with the Rotator Flogger that we saw in the trailer! These floggers look really impressive when you swing them, and they pack a serious wallop. They take some practice, though, so we recommend the soft Suede Flogger for a less experienced top or a bottom who prefers a lighter impact.

Riding Crop
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Ah, the classic riding crop, star of so many kinky fantasies! You can flick your lover with the tip or deliver a serious smack with the shaft. We like the compact, sturdy Vegan Bat Crop.

Red Rope
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One does want a hint of color. This cotton Japanese Style Bondage Rope is soft and thick enough to be comfortable (even under clothes, if you’re feeling naughty), and the color options make it a friend to the fashion-conscious fetishist. (Whenever you use rope, make sure that you have a pair of utility scissors handy, in case you need to cut your lover free. Don’t let a stubborn knot, an earthquake, or a surprise visit from the in-laws catch you unprepared!)

Jul 21 2014

Want to Win a Meany Vibe?
Let’s Talk About Outdoor Sex.

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by Kate M.

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Update: Congratulations to Faye, who won the Meany! 

We’re giving away a Fun Factory Meany Mini Vibe!

Despite his name, Meany is extra nice. This soft silicone vibrator has a smooth ribbed shaft and a flexible tip enjoyable for both internal and external play. Use the simple touch controls to choose from three different pulse patterns at multiple levels of intensity. The waterproof Meany can also be enjoyed in the shower. 

Plus, the Meany is one of our top 5 toys for outdoor sex, since it’s battery-operated (perfect for camping) and totally non-porous.

Want to win a Meany? Here’s how.

In the comments below, tell us about your top outdoor sex spot – a place you’ve been or a place you’d like to go. We’ll pick a winner at random on Monday, 7/28 at noon PDT.

U.S. residents only. 

Jul 11 2014

5 Sex Toys We’d Like To See

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by Kate M.

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We’re just a day away from the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo (ANME), where we’ll get to see all of the exciting new products that the sex industry has dreamed up this year. In anticipation of the happy event, we’ve started to fantasize about what we wish we could see at ANME. Here’s what we keep coming back to:

1. The dream machine: a massager as strong as a Magic Wand Original (the artist formerly known as the Hitachi), waterproof, and with the Magic Wand’s reasonable price point. Update: Also, it would have to be cordless, obviously, because we like being alive. 

2. More stuff in bold, non-pink colors, like the blue Fun Factory Amorino.

3. A silicone version of that one jelly rubber butt plug we used to have that melted during a heat wave and we cried for days.

4. A steam-powered vibrator, for ultimate hipster cred.

5. Sex robots that appreciate humanity too much to overthrow it.

Jul 03 2014

Want to Win a Fun Factory Bootie?
Title a July 4th Porno.

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by Kate M.

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Update: Congratulations to Property of Potter! Our staff has voted, and we are fans of Star Spangled Boner. Thanks to everyone who made us laugh with your titles!

We’re giving away a Fun Factory Bootie!

The beginner-friendly size and stimulating shape of Fun Factory’s Bootie will make you want to bend over and surrender yours! This soft yet firm silicone plug slips in with ease but stays in place thanks to its tapered end and comfy flared base. Great for prostate stimulation and anal g-spotting!

Want to win a Bootie? Here’s how.

We’re celebrating the birth of our country by making dirty jokes about it, just as the Founding Fathers intended. In the comments below, just come up with the title of a porno that is in any way 4th of July themed. (For example: Blown on the Fourth of July, pretty much anything to do with John Hancock. You get the gist.) We’ll pick a winner on Monday, July 7th at noon PDT.

U.S. residents only.

Jul 01 2014

Buy One Vibrator,
Get One Half Off

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by Kate M.

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In all of our physical locations this month, you can buy anything that vibrates and get half off on anything else that vibrates. Can’t decide between a vibrating butt plug and a Hitachi Magic Wand? Pay half price for one of them!

Discount applied to items of equal or lesser value.
Not valid with any other offer.
Offer valid until July 31, 2014.
In store only.