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Mar 10 2015

We’re Donating $250 to Planned Parenthood Thanks to These #FuckthePatriarchy Selfies

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by Kate M.

In the few days leading up to International Women’s Day on Sunday, we asked our social media followers to “show us your #fuckthepatriarchy face.” For every picture we received, we agreed to donate $5 to Planned Parenthood. Our followers came through, posting 49 selfies for a total donation of $245, which we’re rounding up to $250.

Now, check out these amazing #fuckthepatriarchy faces:

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Jun 04 2014

Would You Use Marijuana Lube?

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by Kate M.

foria

Because it exists now.

Foria is a lube made with cannabis and coconut oils, specifically designed to be used and absorbed vaginally. (An anal lube is in the works.) While Foria will only get you high-high if you ingest it – and you can – it should have some effect on anyone who uses it. Folks who have tested the product so far have reported a variety of results, including warming and tingling sensations, greater sensitivity, and feeling engorged. Sounds pretty good to us.

Currently, Foria is available in California to folks with a physician’s recommendation. But how about the future? If we could carry it, would you be excited to try it?

h/t Nerve

Jan 17 2014

Resolved to Do Your Kegels This Year?

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by thepleasurechest

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We keep hearing from folks whose new year’s resolutions include doing their Kegel exercises. Kegels work out the PC muscle, which runs from the pubic bone to the tailbone and is intimately connected with orgasm. A stronger PC muscle means stronger orgasms, awesome muscle control (tightening or relaxing the vagina), better bladder control, and an easier time during childbirth.

Let’s backtrack for a moment: stronger orgasms. Dayenu.

If you’re one of the many folks who has resolved to stick to a vaginal workout routine this year, we’d like to direct you to the Pussy Fitness article from our how-to blog, for some helpful tips. Good luck!

Aug 23 2013

Curious About the Clitoris?

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by thepleasurechest

georgia o'keefe

Want to know more about your or your partner’s clitoris? Or do you just like winning arguments? (We do.) Either way, Em and Lo, authors of Sex: How to do Everything, have the facts. Did you know that the clitoris is the only organ that exists only for sexual pleasure? (We’re not sure which argument we’re going to win with that one, but we’re glad we know it.)

You can check out Em and Lo’s collection of clitoris facts here, and commence gloating over your new knowledge. If you want to get really fancy, use it as a jumping-off point to do some research of your own. For instance, some people would be willing to have a lively debate about whether 4,000 is an accurate estimate of the number of nerve endings in the penis (as opposed to 8,000 in the clit). There’s also a lot to know about Marie Bonaparte, who gets a mention for having some pretty extreme clitoris-altering  surgery. Not only was she willing to go to great lengths in pursuit of climax during intercourse, but she was also a psychoanalyst and a sexual researcher in her own right.

There are a lot of facts about the clitoris out there. Start with these five.

Aug 13 2013

What’s Your Greatest Strength? Tell Us and Win an Aneros Evi (Updated 8/16)

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by thepleasurechest

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Update: Congratulations to Secretly Sensuous, who was randomly chosen to win the Aneros Evi. Thanks to everyone who shared your greatest strengths with us. You can check out all of the entries below. 

Want to get strong while getting off? You can.

The Aneros Evi is designed for instant gratification. Just wear the Evi while you do your Kegel exercises, positioned so that the outer arm is poised to hit your clitoris. As you tense and release, the Evi rocks up and down, so that the inner bulb pushes against the G-spot, and the outer arm rubs the clit. The stronger you get, the harder you can go!

That’s not all you can do with the Evi. Try turning it upside down for a fuller feeling during oral, or wearing it underneath a harness for more sensation while you strap on. You could even hold your favorite vibe against it. Evi’s smooth silicone body transmits vibration beautifully.

How to win an Aneros Evi

Excited about the Evi?

Just leave a comment below telling us about your greatest strength. Are you the best kisser in your county? Can you win any argument without making your opponent feel bad? Do you bake the best lemon cake your friends have ever tasted? (Please send us the recipe.) If so, we want to know.

One winner will be selected at random, at 10am PST on Friday, 8/16. Be sure to leave an email address, so that we can contact you if you win.

U.S. Residents only.

May 27 2013

Should You Go Bare Down There?

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by thepleasurechest

shave

Whether by shaving, waxing, plucking or electrolysis, Americans have become increasingly obsessed with taming and  eliminating pesky pubic hair. The era of the 70s porn bush is long gone, replaced by the fashionable Brazilian and “boyzilian” wax. While shaved and waxed naughty bits can certainly be sexy, few of us consider the evolutionary advantage to having all that unsightly hair. By going bare, we may be increasing our risk of transmitting STIs, injuring our most sensitive parts, and sending confusing messages to young people. Alternet’s April Costa looks at the downside our current “battle against pubes.”  Check it out!

Apr 23 2013

Meet Tatyana, the Woman With the World’s Strongest Vagina

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by thepleasurechest

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This is Tatyana Kozhevnikovam. She is a Russian gymnast. Tatyana holds the Guinness World Record for “vagina weightlifting.” According to Cosmo, she “can lift a 30 pound kettlebell” with her genitals. Clearly, Tatyana has been doing her Kegels! Tatyana has a remarkable website promising to teach you the art of “Intimate Gymnastics.”

Here is an amazing video of Tatyana demonstrating the powers of her unusually strong vagina. Her site also has a section of “Erotica” videos, should you want to want to get a closer look at her technique. Pretty damned impressive, but we don’t recommend you try this at home. If you want to tone and strengthen your vaginal muscles, a good set of Kegel balls will do the job.

 

Feb 15 2013

If I Had a Hammer…

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by thepleasurechest

How strong are your kegels? Kristen of the Toymaker Project has modified a Feeldoe to create “The Hammer,” a light up dildo that measures the strength of your vaginal or anal muscles. It’s pretty cool.

The Hammer totally reminds us of one of those old “test your strength” penny arcade games. It looks like a neat way to build your kegels and measure your progress. Until the Hammer becomes available for your toolbox, check out the toys we sell for building kegel strength and prostate health.

Thanks to Manny for the tip! 

Jan 15 2013

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

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by thepleasurechest

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!

 

Dec 29 2012

Sex Resolutions for 2013

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by thepleasurechest

We’re just a few days away from a brand new year, so why not make a resolution to have better sex in 2013? Here are a few ways you can step up your sex life in the coming year.

Get in shape

Want better orgasms and increased strength? Give your Kegels a workout. Fun Factory’s Smartballs respond to every move you make, stimulating, massaging and exercising your vaginal muscles. Use them for a quick morning routine or wear them all day, for discreet public play. Made of body-safe silicone!

Kegel exercises aren’t just for female-bodied folks. With the right butt toy, anyone can develop Kegel strength. For a soft, rocking good time, try the Aneros Helix Syn. For a weightier workout, try the heavy metal Njoy Pfun.

Go organic

When in doubt, try a new lube! Sliquid Organics lubricants are hypoallergenioc, gylcerin-free, paraben-free and contain certified organic botanical extracts that helps heal and support the body. They offer a thick gel, perfect for anal sex and a natural lubricating silk formula that feels just like the real thing. For a more adventurous sensation, try their warming lubricant.

Try something new

Get out of your routine and try a new position. Daily Sex has 365 new ways to get tangled up in the bedroom. That’s a position a day! Would you prefer a game? Let’s Play Doctor can help kickstart some fantasy roleplay. Or, for an even bolder start to 2013, exchange these Fetish IOUs with your partner, and redeem them throughout the year.

Learn a new skill

If you live near one of our stores, take advantage of our free workshops. Learn about everything from the G-Spot and blowjobs to buttsex and threesomes. Come alone or bring a partner. Our classes are open to people of all genders, orientations and experience levels. Get 15% off your purchases when you come to a class.

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