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May 07 2013

Share Your Masturbation Story& Win a We-Vibe Touch (Updated- 5/10)

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Jack Dark, who submitted a sweet and sexy story about partner communication and masturbation. Jack wins a We-Vibe Touch for the hottest submission. Also, we’d like to congratulate Angel who shared a hilarious anecdote about being caught in the act. Angel wins a We-Vibe Touch for the funniest submission. Thanks to everyone who shared their stories of self-love with us. They were all a delight to read. Stay tuned next week for more giveaways for National Masturbation Month! 

May is National Masturbation Month and we’re celebrating with special giveaways of our favorite toys from We-Vibe. The company is famous for revolutionizing couples play with the eponymous We-Vibe, but they also make wonderful, luxury toys that are ideal for solo play.

This week, we’d like to introduce you to the discreet, but powerful We-Vibe Touch. Made of soft, flexible silicone, Touch has a curvy wavelike design and a rounded tip optimized for external stimulation. Under the hood is a strong, nearly silent motor with 8 different pulse settings. Touch is completely waterproof and totally rechargeable. A 90 minute charge supplies up to 2 hours of play.

How to Win a Touch

Want to win a Touch? Tell us your best masturbation story! Whether it happened to you or a friend, we want to hear it. Whether it’s sexy, silly, embarrassing or erotic, we want you to confess it in the comments.

Feeling shy? You can comment anonymously! Just make sure you supply an email address so we can contact you.

Post your story in the comment thread by Friday, May 10th.  On that afternoon, we’ll award a Touch to the person with the hottest story and another Touch to the person with the funniest. That’s two ways to get your hands on a Touch! Good luck.

 

May 06 2013

Celebrate National Masturbation Month

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womanorgasmHave you heard? May is National Masturbation Month. Yes, you have an excuse (not that you needed one) to masturbate all month long.

Alternet has a great article on the unusual history of this celebration of self love, including some juicy anecdotes from the “Masturbate-a-thon” founded by Carol Queen.

 In 2012, Carol’s favorite moment occurred at the “Greatest Distance Ejaculated” competition when challenger Punk Nine broke the record by shooting his semen 13 feet. He had practiced by ejaculating into the Pacific Ocean.

Impressive. This year, some horny folks in Phily are putting the fun back in fundraising with their own charitable Masturbate-a-thon. They’ve already raised $820 of their $3000.

We’re doing our part with free workshops on the G-Spot and “GirlGasms” at our Los Angeles and New York stores. We’re also partnering with We-Vibe to give away some of the best toys for self pleasure. Keep checking our blog for details.

How will you observe National Masturbation Month?

 

May 02 2013

Sex Toy Races Are the New Poker

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In February, we posted a video of the first ever sex toy race, showing off the unique thrusting motion of the Fun Factory Stronic. The event was one of the highlights of the toy’s Valentine’s Day debut at the Museum of Sex in New York.  A few weeks ago, Fun Factory brought the action to the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas, hosting a series of races in an exclusive gaming spot overlooking the storied Strip. High rollers placed their chips on one of four Stronics as they wiggled and thrusted across the green felt poker tables.

Yes, Stronic races happened in Vegas, but they’re not staying there. This fall, we’ll be hosting our own Stronic races right here in the West Hollywood store. For now, there’s this great video showing some of the highlights from the Vegas games. If you want to get your hands on a Stronic, you’re in luck. We’ve got displays ready for play at each of our stores.

May 01 2013

This Is Lelo’s Next Toy. No Foolin’!

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Needless to say, we got a kick out of Jimmyjane’s elaborate April Fool’s stunt– the unveiling of The Gasm, “the world’s first eco-friendly, self-assembly vibrator.” Made of recycled tires and wood pulp, Lelo’s Gasm was said to use a hand crank to charge the battery. It also came with a set of assembly instructions that look torn from the pages of an Ikea instruction manual. It was a brilliant prank, a master troll. The press release, sent just a few days before April 1st, successfully fooled The Daily Mail .

But the real punchline to this joke is that the faked Gasm was so popular, it inspired Lelo to consider making a real one. Fast Company spoke to Steve Thompson, Lelo’s global head of marketing about the unexpected success of the Gasm:

Looking at the reaction to their little prank, they wondered if it was as farfetched as they had assumed. Recycled wood pulp is “not ideal,” according to Thompson, and as for recycled car tires? “I think we would stick firmly to silicone in that respect.” But using 100% recycled materials, a hand-cranked power system and a disassembled, low-packaging delivery: each of these are “100% achievable.” His product designers are now working on a product that would embrace all of these “eco-friendly” features. GÄSM, the joke, may become a reality and soon.

We can’t wait to see if Lelo’s elaborate joke becomes the next eco-friendly sex toy. We’re also wondering if there’s any interest in the NoseBanger.

 

May 01 2013

Lady Cheeky On the Jimmyjane Iconic Rabbit

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iconicrabbit5 years ago, sex blogger Lady Cheeky paid us a visit, intent on buying her first rabbit vibe.

Wandering the aisles of The Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood, CA, I found myself awash in a sea of garish rabbit and rabbit-like devices not knowing which to choose. The great thing about The Pleasure Chest is that all their sales associates are educators as well and very well-versed in all of their products. After I made a glib comment about the flashy designs of most of the choices, the salesperson steered me to JimmyJane’s Iconic Rabbit.

The toy turned out to be the perfect choice. Read her review, reflecting on 5 years as a proud owner of the Iconic Rabbit.

Apr 29 2013

Prostate Play, Vintage Vibes & MoreUpcoming Events in Chicago

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April has been action-packed, but we’re not slowing down. This coming month, our Sex Specialists offer free workshops on everything from prostate play and domestic sex tips to advanced BDSM, female pleasure and open relationships. We’re also hosting a special visit with Luke, a vintage vibrator collector, and another night of our popular Performance Anxiety comedy show. Pay us a visit!

shawneSusie Homemaker’s Sex Tips with Shawne’

Wednesday, May 1st @ 8-10 PM FREE!

What is the most flattering angle to give a blowjob in? How do strippers still smell fresh after hours of dancing? What exactly should I do if a partner wants to (fill in the blank)? You won’t find any of these tips in Cosmo. But your partner will find you irresistible when you try out any one of the dirty secrets taught in our quick and simple sex tricks and tips course.

Prostate Play with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, May 8th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

If you haven’t thought about your prostate, you’re behind the times! Unofficially known as the male G-Spot, the prostate is actually central to the male orgasm & can provide amazing pleasure, either solo or with a partner. Our Sex Specialists will explain the role of the prostate, both physically & sexually, and offer tips and techniques to bring out the best in your bottom!

ashBDSM 201: Beyond Fifty Shades with Ash
Wednesday, May 15th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Want to move beyond the BDSM basics? Let our Sex Specialists show you how to play harder & heavier while discovering  stronger sensations and deepening your power exchange. Find ways to refine and negotiate the boundaries of what you want to explore.  Learn about Risk Aware Consensual Kink (RACK) and how to stay safe while you take it to the next level.

Sex Antiques Roadshow
Saturday, May 18th @ 1-4 PM FREE!

Today’s sex toys are sleek, sexy, and discreet, but they started out as medical and health appliances that were anything but simple!  Join us for a “show and tell” with Luke, a vintage vibrator and violet wand restorer and collector. Luke will present over a dozen examples of early- to mid-1900s sexual appliances and share the hidden history of the adult toy revolution.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Monday, May 20th @ 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.

Pleasure Her Perfect with Antoinette
Wednesday, May 22nd @ 8-10 PM FREE!

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 a connoisseur of female sexuality.

sarahsloane2Open Relationships with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, May 29th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

What are open relationships and how do they work? From polyamory and consensual non-monogamy to swinging, we’ll explore how to negotiate these often challenging relationship models.  Learn the pleasures and pitfalls of open relationships, improve communication and discover how to find other non-monogamous people.

Apr 25 2013

Fundawear. Turn On or Buzz Off?

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Last time on Turn On or Buzz Off, we introduced you to Buxxer, a tiny explorer with an unusually phallic, vibrating helmet. We didn’t have much information on this toy, but it was love at first sight for most of our readers. 72% of you wanted to blast off with Buxxer, while 28% launched the lil’ bugger into the Friend Zone.  Our hats off to Buxxer!

This week’s contender isn’t even a real product (yet). But it’s gotten so much online buzz, we just had to poll our readers (the buzz experts). Toss out your granny panties and banana hammocks, and feast your eyes on Durex Fundawear. Yes, these are vibrating underwear controlled by an iPhone app. Fundawear were dreamed up by the design folks at Durex Australia, giving new meaning to the “thunder from Down Under.”

Check out this promotional video in which a couple of adorable Aussies zing each other’s naughty bits with the swipe of a touchscreen. Is Fundawear the future of Skype sex?  Will it replace your reliable vibrating panties as the go-to lingerie for discreet diddling at the dinner table?  Even though it’s still a twinkle in some Australian designer’s eye, Fundawear certainly looks promising.

Here’s another video in which Fundawear’s creators peel back the cotton curtain to show you the hardware under there.

While Fundawear’s designers tinker with their intimate invention, we have some time to ponder the coming sex tech revolution. Can you see yourself shimmying into a pair of Fundawear? Or do you prefer your sexting tech to stop at your fingertips? Fundawear. Turn On or Buzz Off?

Apr 16 2013

Far Outie! Win a PicoBong Kinky Prize Package (Updated- 4/19)

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Erick who was randomly chosen to win the PicoBong prize package. Stay tuned for more PicoBong giveaways next week!

This month, we’ve partnered with PicoBong to kick off spring with some giveaways of their fun and quirky adult toys. If you’re feeling kinky, you’ll love this week’s special prize. We’ve paired PicoBong’s sensational Ako Outie vibe with a set of their plush wrist cuffs and a See No Evil blindfold.
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The Ako Outie is a portable, splashproof silicone vibe, perfect for external stimulation. It’s got 12 vibe modes and 7 levels of power to choose from. PicoBong’s plush padded cuffs make bondage a breeze, while it’s See No Evil blindfold will help you surrender to your dark side. This prize package has everything you need for a night of pervy partner play!

How to Win the PicoBong Prize

Want to win this trio of toys? Simply post a comment below describing this prize package in one word. On Friday, April 19th, we’ll pick one reader at random to win the PicoBong kinky prize package.

Double Your Chances

Double your chances of winning by posting a link to this contest on your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Pinterest page. Be sure to include a link to your post in your comment below so we can verify it.

It’s that simple. Good luck!

 

 

 

Apr 12 2013

Listening to Music is As Satisfying As Sex

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Do you like to be aurally aroused? A new study confirms that listening to new music stimulates the same pleasure response in the brain as having sex. The scientists were studying brain activity in an effort to predict people’s music buying patterns.

“What makes music so emotionally powerful is the creation of expectations. Activity in the nucleus accumbens is an indicator that expectations were met or surpassed, and in our study we found the more activity we see in this brain area while people are listening to music, the more money they are willing to spend.”

The article notes that this is similar to what happens in the brain during other pleasurable activities.

Similar connections were also seen between the nucleus accumbens and other brain areas involved in high level sequencing, complex pattern recognition and assigning emotional and reward value to stimuli.

In other words, the brain assigns value to music through the ancient reward circuitry of dopamine which reinforces behaviours absolutely necessary for our survival – such as eating and sex.

These connections might explain the popularity of adult toys like the Club Vibe and Better than Chocolate which convert music into pleasurable vibrations and also why certain songs just seem to put us in the mood.

Apr 10 2013

Buxxer. Turn On or Buzz Off?

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Last week, we asked you about the Wake-up Vibe, a combination alarm clock and adult toy that promises to rouse you with sweet vibrations. 60% of our readers said it was a snooze while 40% were ready to rise to the occasion.  It’s a neat idea, but maybe the Wake-up Vibe is just ahead of its time.

This week, we introduce you to Buxxer. He’s the yellow guy in the middle up above. We don’t know much about him, as this photo was snapped at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas just a few hours ago. We assume that button on his belly triggers vibrations in his pointy helmet, giving his user the same look of surprise on his cute little face.

We need help deciding if Buxxer belongs in our store. Since attraction is all about first impressions, you tell us. Would you hop aboard Buxxer’s vibrating helmet? Or are you just toying with his affections? Take our poll.