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Oct 02 2014

October L.A. Workshops & Events

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by Kate M.

The leaves may not be changing colors, and it’s certainly getting much cooler, but October is still a great time to fall in lust with a new free workshop lineup.

Spruce Up Your Hole
Saturday, October 4th @ 8-11pm –FREE

spruceIt’s no secret that flowers can be seductive. That’s why we’ll be at acclaimed Silverlake flower boutique Spruce for Spruce Up Your Hole, a night of festivities that includes:

  • Local celebrity host Lyla KaRug
  • DJ Michelle Johnson
  • Makeovers by Lyla at 9PM
  • Pleasure Chest gift bags for the first 100 guests
  • Psychic love + readings by Blue Jaguar is Love
  • A free Spruce drink special at AKBAR. Just tell the bartender, “Spruce up my hole!”

This evening of creative fun celebrates the launch of Spruce’s naughty new botanical skin care line, which features cheeky names like The Night Before the Morning After, Bust a Nut, and She Was Up All Night (And it Shows). Come get spruced up with us. Nothing is sexier than local, like-minded community coming together. Spruce is at 4313 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029.

lady cheekyBlow ‘em Away: Fearless Fellatio with Lady Cheeky
Wednesday, October 8th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Do you marvel at people who love giving head? Are you checking your watch as you suck and blow? In this fun and informal class, we’ll spend some time talking about your biggest penile pet peeves and how to solve them. You’ll learn some basic pleasure-focused anatomy, easy tips to make fellatio fun for you, and tricks to render your partner speechless. Lady Cheeky will show you how to actually enjoy giving a blow job and even look forward to it.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, October 14th @ 8-10pm

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

Tantra for Beginners with Reid Mihalko
Wednesday, October 15th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

reid-mihalkoPerhaps you’ve heard of Tantra and remember reading somewhere (last month’s Cosmo?) about “expanded orgasms,” but you think that kind of stuff is only for people like Sting, yoga instructors or porn stars. What if we told you that mind blowing, ecstatic sex was not only possible, but learnable and didn’t have to set off your “new age” alarms? Join sex and relationship educator Reid Mihalko for a fun, light-hearted romp into the world of sacred sexuality. Explore enhanced lovemaking techniques, communication skills helpful for deepening intimacy, and breathing techniques to increase your arousal and sexual stamina in this workshop designed for anyone curious about Tantra, bettering their relationships, and having fun in the bedroom.

Role Play with Mistress Mary
Wednesday, October 22nd @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Think that costumes are just for Halloween? Au contraire! In this class, Mistress Mary will teach you to dress for sexual success and bring your wildest fantasies to life in the privacy of your bedroom. Whether you want to be tied to the railroad tracks by a mustachioed villain, grab an international spy’s ass, have a wild orgy (with you and your partner playing every role), or even if you don’t yet know what you want, you’ll pick up the skills you need to get started.

cyndi darnellWomen, Lust and Desire: Understanding Women and Libido with Cyndi Darnell
Monday, October 27th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

In an era where an estimated 55% of all women report some kind of relationship with low libido, leading Sex Therapist Cyndi Darnell shines light on what both science and conventional psychological and medical approaches are missing when dealing with women’s eroticism. This is an empowering and thought provoking seminar aimed at helping women understand their own eroticism and how to access it.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, October 28th @ 8-10pm

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

Sep 17 2014

Sexy September in Chicago:
Upcoming Workshops

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by Kate M.

chastityChastity Play with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, September 17th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Curious about this very intimate form of restraint? This class will cover ways to play with chastity with and without specific devices, the health factors of short and long-term chastity play, how to correctly fit a chastity device, troubleshooting issues with them, how to negotiate with a partner or practice solo, and ways to play games and have fun with it.

Ask A Sex Educator Anything
Saturday, September 20th @ 2-5pm – FREE!

Have a question about sexuality that you want to get an expert opinion on? Curious about how to create better orgasms for you or your partner? Want to know what resources there are for you, both in and out of the shop? Never fear! Stop by the shop, and chat with one of our senior sex educators about whatever sex topic you’re curious about. And after you chat, you’ll get a discount coupon to use on your purchase that day!

Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving with Charles Muir & Leah Alchin
tantra 7Tuesday, September 23 @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Tantra Masters Charles Muir and Leah Alchin will provide you with a fresh approach to sex and sexual love, teaching you how to bring more spirit, intimacy and ecstasy into your love life. You will learn the secret to longer and deeper orgasms and ways to expand pleasure and become orgasmic throughout the entire body.  You will also learn the Art of Touch: how to give and receive with increased awareness and energy transmission.  Additionally, this is an opportunity to learn what to expect at the Tantra weekend seminar in Chicago, Sept. 26-28. All attendees will receive a $25 CD on “Tantra Practices and Principles.”

G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Louie
Wednesday, September 24th @ 8-10pm – 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!

Sep 09 2014

What Midori Taught Us
About Feminine Dominance

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by Kate M.

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Last night, we were lucky enough to host Midori‘s Art of Feminine Dominance Class at our West Hollywood store. For those of you who aren’t in L.A., or who couldn’t make it to the class, here’s a little of what we learned:

- Anyone can be a femme top when and if they want to be, regardless of gender identity.

- Scenes depend on objectification – not destructive objectification, like when someone catcalls you from a passing car, but constructive objectification: “taking a little sliver of the full spectrum of you, giving it depth and height, and exploring it.”

A femme dominant is a fetish, in the less-common sense of the word – an object believed to hold the power of magic, transcendence, protection and transformation. So when your lover says, “I want you to tie me down and spank me,” they may actually be saying, “Strip me of my defenses and bring me the anxiety and joy only you can.”

- You can have lots of femme top identities for different partners, moods, and occasions.

Who are your power femmes from myth, religion, folklore, fairy tales, history, movies, (actors vs. characters), books, comics? How about job titles or social positions: CEO, pirate, mommy, nurse, popular girl, assassin? What about people from your own life? Try listing some of those people and their powerful femme attributes – the dark as well as the light – and then take a look at your list. This can give you some great ideas both for role play and for some power femme traits you might find within yourself. 

Want to know more? Midori’s Forte Femme weekend intensive in San Francisco is coming up in October. What better way to continue your journey of femme dominance? 

Aug 05 2014

Free Workshops this Anal August
at The Pleasure Chest L.A.

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by Kate M.

It’s Anal August, and we have an ass ton of awesome workshops for your butt! As always, attendees get 15% off their purchases after each class, so get your ass in here and join us!

ninaBlow Jobs 2.0 with Nina Hartley
Sunday, August 10th @ 4-6pm – FREE!

Want to amp up your blowjobs? Sex educator and adult star Nina Hartley will teach you to suck it up and swallow your doubts, with enough tips and tricks to keep your lover begging for more. Plus, she’ll be celebrating Anal August by teaching you to incorporate ass play into your oral fun, for an experience that’s way beyond the average blow job.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, August 12th @ 8-10pm

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

mary2Spank Someone Happy with Mistress Mary
Wednesday, August 13th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Looking to make your sex a little naughty? Let Mistress Mary bring you into the wonderful world of erotic spanking and roleplay. We’ll show you how to combine spanking with sex in a fun and consensual way. This workshop is perfect if you’re feeling curious, need help getting started, or just want to fine-tune your technique.

Butt Sex for Beginners with Kristen
Wednesday, August 20th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Ready to explore the final frontier? Our sex specialists have the knowledge you need to make your fanny happy, from positions to plugs to prostate play – and even how to access the G-spot anally. We’ll teach you how to warm up your butt for a good time, fill you in on the best toys and lubes for solo and partnered anal play, and address common concerns about comfort and cleanliness. Bums away!

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, August 26th @ 8-10pm

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

Damon Holzum 3Advanced Anal with Damon Holzum
Wednesday, August 27th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

For those who like to push the boundaries of butt loving, we’re excited to offer this advanced workshop on everything from anal douching and enemas to safe and sexy anal fisting. We’ll cover smart ways to engage in extreme ass play, double penetration for all genders, and help dispel the myths and shame around this enjoyable orifice.

And when Anal August is over, you can still look forward to this:

The 5 Biggest Myths About Sex & Aging with Joan Price
Sunday, September 14th @6-8pm – FREE!

Joan Price, author of Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex, shatters the myths and shares the most common questions that Boomers, seniors, and elders ask her. She’ll answer those questions, too—in the candid, upbeat manner that led the media to dub her “senior sexpert.”

Jul 23 2014

SquirtGasms! Female Ejaculation
with Anya de Montigny

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by Kate M.

Our free workshop program is coming back to The Pleasure Chest Los Angeles tomorrow, after a break for our big remerch. Come see how fancy we look now, and check out an awesome guest educator!

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SquirtGasms! Beginner’s Guide to Female Ejaculation with Anya de Montigny
Wednesday, July 23rd 8-10 PM - FREE!
Are you excited about female ejaculation? Does the prospect of having a more expanded orgasm sound awesome? Learn how stimulating the G-spot increases orgasmic pleasure, releases deep seated emotions, and helps to maintain health of the pelvic floor muscles. In this class, sexuality expert Anya de Montigny will discuss the myths and truths of female ejaculate liquid, help you discover the healing potential of G-spot massage (solo and partnered), teach about the important anatomy of the vagina, and explain which toys and techniques can help you to ejaculate.

 

Jul 18 2014

Your Questions Answered:
Upcoming Chicago Events

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by Kate M.

From comedy to sex ed to electro sex, the rest of July is going to be a whirlwind of saucy activity at our Chicago store. Come say hi, enjoy discounts, and get schooled.

salonAsk A Sex Educator Anything
Saturday, July 19th @ 2-5pm – FREE!

Have a question about sexuality that you want to get an expert opinion on? Curious about how to create better orgasms for you or your partner? Want to know what resources there are for you, both in and out of the shop? Never fear! Stop by the shop, and chat with one of our senior sex educators about whatever sex topic you’re curious about. And after you chat, you’ll get a discount coupon to use on your purchase that day!

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Monday, July 21st @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Goodrich Gevaart and Kristin Clifford 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.

g-spottingG Spot & Female Ejaculation with Antoinette
Wednesday, July 23rd @ 8-10pm – 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!

Intro to Electro Sex  with Ash
Wednesday, July 30th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

It’s true, some people love getting a charge with their sex! Electro-play offers a world of new sensations to enjoy, and in this workshop our Sex Specialists will show you how to make it safe and pleasurable. Learn about everything from external electrostatic tickles to internal electro-stimulation. Whether you’re cautiously curious or totally excited about electric sex, this class is perfect for you.

Jul 03 2014

Free Workshops in New York

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by Kate M.

We’ve taken a couple of weeks off from our free workshop program, but we’ll be back this month! Make sure to check out our workshop offerings this July at our Upper East Side store.

handsonbodyThe Ultimate O with Charlie
Wednesday, July 16th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Maybe you’ve never had one, maybe you have but you’re still not sure what all the fuss is about, or maybe you’re an orgasm overachiever with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Whatever your reason for taking this class, you’ll learn all about anatomy, techniques for coming with a partner or solo, how masturbation can help you expand your orgasm, G-spot orgasms, anal orgasms, and, of course, our Sex Specialists’ favorite tips and toys.

Blowjobs & Beyond with Carly
Wednesday, July 23rd @8-10pm – 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.

g-spottingG Marks the Spot with Victor and Jes
Wednesday, July 30th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Too often, the G-spot is described as a myth or a too-good-to-be-true orgasm button. Our Sex Specialists are here to set the record straight and teach you some real world techniques for enjoying your G-spot with or without a partner. We’ll cover massage, toys, the best positions for G-spot access, and even tricks for teaching yourself to squirt!

May 17 2014

Workshops & Comedy in L.A.

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by Kate M.

Come in out of the heat and learn how to heat up your sex life! We have amazing instructors, discounts for attendees – oh, and air conditioning.

sex nerd sandra 2 - smallBlowjobs & Beyond with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, May 21st @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Want to have him squirming in his seat? Sex Nerd Sandra will show you how to use your mouth, hands, and more to give mind-blowing blowjobs. 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.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, May 27th @ 8-10pm

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

Mary 400px wideBondage Basics with Mistress Mary
Wednesday, May 28th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Do you want to explore BDSM in the bedroom? Let Mistress Mary show you how to plan a kinky scene, from negotiation to aftercare. We’ll discuss safety and communication, how to choose quality implements, and the basics of bondage, roleplay and more. Open to beginners and seasoned players alike. Singles welcome!

May 01 2014

May Workshops in Chicago

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by Kate M.

Join us for free workshops all May and get 15% off your purchases!

cooper beckettA Primer on Swinging with Cooper Beckett
Wednesday, May 7th @ 8-10pm – FREE!
Cooper Beckett, from the podcast Life on the Swingset, takes you through the common peaks and valleys of beginning swinging, covering jealousy, safer sex practices, communication and more. Whether you’re brand new to swinging, been doing it for years, or just fascinated by the idea, there’s something here for everyone.

Twisted Knitters, co-sponsored with Sex Positive Chicago
Tuesday, May 13th @ 7-9pm – FREE!
With a 2014 reboot of our popular knitting night, Sex Positive Chicago hops on board to co-host the sexiest night of knitting in Chicago! Come out and play with yarn and enjoy yummy snacks and great conversation with the folks from both The Pleasure Chest and Sex Positive Chicago.

ashBlow Jobs & Beyond with Ash
Wednesday, May 14th @ 8-10pm – 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 blowjobs. 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.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Monday, May 19th @ 8-10pm – FREE!
Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Goodrich Gevaart and Kristin Clifford 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.

Allison MoonHow to Drive a Vulva with Allison Moon
Wednesday, May 21st @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Learn how to navigate the twists and turns of female sexuality in a class designed for people of all genders. In this playful, informative 2-hour workshop lead by sapphic savant Allison Moon, you will learn all the basics, including the bits and pieces that make up female sexual anatomy, simple ways to communicate in the heat of the moment, and positions to avoid fatigue and generate the power you need to rock their world – plus a few super secret, lesbian-ninja techniques. You’ll come away with new confidence to please a vulva and the person it belongs to, no matter what your hands-on experience.

Toys for Boys with Louie
Wednesday, May 28th @ 8-10pm – FREE!
Think adult toys are for women only? Au contraire! From prostate massagers and penis pumps to vibrating rings and sensual strokers, there are tons of toys to perk up your penis! We’ll introduce you to the best toys for boys, how they can enhance solo and partner sex, and how to “borrow” products that are marketed to women for your own personal pleasure.