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Jun 03 2015

Free Workshops in Chicago

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by Kate M.

Get hot this summer with free workshops to help you bring it in bed!

Strap On, Get Off with Antoinette
Wednesday, June 3rd @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Become acquainted with the arousing possibilities of strap-on sex. Antoinette will show you that strap-on sex can be fun for everyone! Among the subjects covered will be how to choose the best harness and dildo for you, enhancing mutual satisfaction, owning your strap-on cock, and why and how strap-ons can be worn by guys too. A perfect class for beginners of any gender or orientation.

janethardy3Queering Heterosexuality: Girlfaggery, Transattraction & Other Emerging Liminal Identities with Janet Hardy
Wednesday, June 10 @ 8-10 PM, FREE

In an era when the definitions of such common words as “male,” “female,” and “sex” are unraveling, how can we still be certain about concepts like “heterosexuality” and “homosexuality”? Janet W. Hardy, author or coauthor of eleven books about alternative sexualities (including the bestselling The Ethical Slut and her recent memoir Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals), will explore the ways in which girlfags, guydykes, transattracted people, androgynies, and others are expanding the boundaries of queerness and redefining the idea of sexual orientation.

GenderQueer Bondage: Rope for People “Between” and “Beyond” with Lee Harrington
Tuesday, June 16th @ 8-10 PM – FREE!

Ever had to struggle with how to put a crotch rope on a woman who has a little something extra? Tied up a trans man who wanted chest bondage that didn’t make him look like a girl? Perhaps you just want to explore some hot ways to tie up your lovers to make them feel androgynous and exposed? Then this class is for you. We’ll be playing with crotch ropes and strap-on harnesses, alternative forms of chest and torso bondage (to emphasize and de-emphasize curves), and exploring a few other ties that can help us or our partner(s) feel seen as whatever gender they experience. Bring two or more pieces of rope, 25-30ft in length, for hands-on fun and exploration in this class for “the rest of us”.

Lee Harrington ropeSacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM with Lee Harrington
Wednesday June 17th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Using BDSM and Fetishism, you may already be doing sacred kink for your own magical, emotional, spiritual and energetic work without being aware of it! Exploring the eight major routes to altered states of consciousness, we will examine how we use the Path of Ritual for earning our leathers, Path of Rhythm for cathartic flogging, Path of Flesh for sensual bondage scenes, and so much more. Come learn how to be conscious of your own sacred kink workings, how these tools have been used for thousands of years, and how to incorporate new approaches to deepen your energetic connections in the future.

Twisted Knitters Knitting Night with Sex Geekdom Chicago
Tuesday, June 23 @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Come out and play with yarn and enjoy yummy snacks and great conversation with the folks from both The Pleasure Chest and Sex Geekdom Chicago!

Anal Fisting with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, June 24th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Fisting may seem intense, but it’s also an amazing (and amazingly pleasurable) way to connect with a partner. In this workshop, Sarah Sloane will talk to you about the anatomy of the ass, warming it up, and of course safety considerations. She’ll cover the perfect lubes for fisting, toys to help you get there, and the emotional and spiritual side of using your whole hand.

Jun 03 2015

June Workshops in L.A.

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by Kate M.

Summer is coming, and things are about to get hot at The Pleasure Chest! Come join us for workshops and comedy this June.

SeDamon Holzum 1x-Positivity for Gay Men with Damon Holzum
Wednesday, June 3rd @ 8-10pm – FREE!

This workshop will explore the sometimes complex ins and outs of creating a sex-positive love life for gay men (and those that love them).  Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or single and ready to mingle, this course will uncover the tools you need to have a hot sex life and explore your kinks. A wide range of topics will be included, such as: overcoming common road blocks to sex, being comfortable with communication, addressing intimacy hurdles with your partner(s), where and how to hook up, topping/bottoming, foreplay, common myths, and your risk factor spectrum.  This is a sex-positive environment where you’re encouraged to ask all your sexy questions and chat about anything and everything related to the joys of man-on-man sex.

Surefire Sizzling Sex with Judith & Frank
Sunday, June 7th @ 6-8pm – FREE!

Judith and Frank, co-authors of the award-winning book So That’s Why They Do That! Men, Women, and Their Hormones, will be joining us for a workshop on making sex a practice. They’ll share techniques for sizzling sex, how hormones influence your sex life, how to tell when your partner is ready to go, and what to do once you know! Although everyone is welcome, this talk is geared toward straight, partnered couples.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, June 9th @ 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 and Libby Thomas. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

midori 5Auntie Midori’s Practical Advice for New Tops & Dominants
Wednesday, June 10th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Are you just beginning to explore your top or dominant side?  Do you find all the information about BDSM out there a bit intimidating? Do you want to have successful kinky scenes and feel confident? Auntie Midori is here to help! She’ll share practical tips, easy ways to get started, and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn how to find out you and your partner’s desires and select the right toys to make them a steamy reality. Midori will teach you how to avoid harming your partner while keeping the thrill and answer all of your kinky queries. She may even share some tales of her spectacular, goofy bloopers too.

Hands-On Rope Bondage with Midori
Thursday, June 11 @ 8-10pm – FREE! 

Bring the pleasures of Japanese bondage into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope play. In this class, you’ll learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills that will thrill your partner. Midori, author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage and educator extraordinaire, will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness and minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a minimum of 2 lengths of 15 feet and 2 of 25 feet of rope. Rope will also be available for purchase. Class size will be limited, so please arrive early to secure a space.

sex nerd sandra 1World’s Best BJ with Mary & Chris
Wednesday, June 17th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

BJ beginner? Want to shake up your oral routine? Our Sex Specialists will teach you to make every mouthful count. This class will cover all of the anatomy that matters, tips and tricks to keep under your belt when going below the belt, and of course, the legendary deep throat.

Snatch Attack: The Art of Common Sense Cunnilingus with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, June 24th @ 8-10pm, FREE!

Going down. Pearl diving. Whisper in the willows. Whatever you call it, the potential for pleasure can leave some speechless! Join sex educator and Nerdist podcaster Sex Nerd Sandra as she tears down misleading myths and dishes on easy ways to build up and expand your arsenal for amazing oral sex.

Apr 29 2015

May Workshops on the Upper East Side

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by Kate M.

Get ready for a summer of love at our free May workshops!

Sex-after-FiftyLet’s Talk about Senior Sex with Joan Price
Sunday, May 3rd @ 6-8pm – FREE!

Yes, sex after 50, 60, 70 and beyond has its challenges, but it can also be hot and joyful. Joan Price, senior sex expert and author of the new Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50: How to Maintain – or Regain! – a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life, will answer your questions and address your concerns. Take home new tools, techniques, and attitudes to help you experience sizzling and satisfying sex –with or without a partner! If you are over 50–or you plan to be–here’s what you want to know. All genders & orientations welcome.

G-Spot and Female Ejaculation with Charlie
Wednesday, May 6th @ 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! Open to all genders and orientations.

peggingBend Over Buddy: Anal Pleasure for Him with Carly
Wednesday, May 13th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Is your bedroom buddy just begging for some anal attention? In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to get your guy on-board for some ass loving. If you don’t know how to approach the subject (or their sphincter), we’ll give you tips on communication, the pleasures of perineum and prostate play, strap-on sex, anal sex safety, and the best toys and tricks to arouse him anally. This class will focus on bending over your boyfriend, but all genders and orientations are welcome.

Suck it, Lick it, Love it with Phillip & Molly-Iris
Wednesday, May 20th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Our Sex Specialists share tips and tricks to get you in the spirit of giving and receiving amazing oral sex. We’ll cover anatomy basics, giving mind-blowing blow-jobs, eating pussy like a pro, lending your mouth a hand (literally) to please your partner, and the best toys to accessorize your licks, sucks, and squeezes.

Expanding Your Repertoire: Roleplay 201 with Victor
Wednesday, May 27th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Interested in expanding your roleplaying skills and thinking up some great new scenes? Roleplay 201 will introduce intermediate and advanced roleplay techniques including how to develop an ongoing roleplay, how to define the boundaries of a fantasy based relationship, and how to incorporate power exchange into your scenes. Though this is a 201 level class, beginners are welcome to attend.

Apr 29 2015

May Workshops in Chicago

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by Kate M.

Get kinky, play solo, and give some head this spring, with skills you pick up at our free workshops!

role play 5Role Play with Antoinette
Wednesday, May 6th @ 8-10 PM  FREE!

Want to play doctor and patient? Or master and servant? Learn how to craft exciting and fun roleplay scenarios. We’ll cover the basics of safe, sane and consensual fantasy fulfillment, including negotiation, costumes, games, props and more.

Solo Sexuality  with Ash
Wednesday, May 13th  @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Most people use the term “sex” to describe something that happens between at least two people, but what about the onesome? This class will discuss getting off individually, for anyone who’s interested. How do we set aside distractions, create elements of tension and intimacy, give ourselves permission to breathe and maybe make noise? How can we expand the ways we can give ourselves pleasure? Whether you’re making love to yourself or furiously jerking off (or both!), pick up some tricks with Ash.

Twisted Knitters Knitting Night with Sex Geekdom Chicago
Tuesday, May 19th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Come out and play with yarn and enjoy yummy snacks and great conversation with the folks from both The Pleasure Chest and Sex Geekdom Chicago!

getting cockyHead of the Class with Louie
Wednesday, May 20th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Want to give an even better blowjob? Let our Sex Specialists show you some new tricks and techniques. Learn how to find the perfect grip and mouth movement. Discover how to use your whole body to go the distance. Find new ways to tailor your blowjob to your specific partner. This class is for anyone who feels confident in giving head, but wants to take their skills to the next level.

Flogging 101 with Ash
Wednesday, May 27th  @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Want to woo your partner with the massaging thud or the invigorating sting of a flogger? In this workshop, Ash will cover everything you need to get started, including negotiation, types of floggers from gentle to intense, different ways to use floggers to create a wide range of sensations, and how to pick the right tools for your scene.

Apr 14 2015

April in L.A. — Free Workshops

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by Kate M.

From ass play workshops to laughing your ass off, there’s plenty to do at The Pleasure Chest this month!

performance anxiety flyer April14thPerformance Anxiety Fourth Anniversary Show
Tuesday, April 14th @ 8-10pm

Join us on Tuesday, April 14th at 8pm for a special four year anniversary edition of Performance Anxiety, the comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg and Libby Thomas at our West Hollywood store. For just $7, you get free beer, 15% off your purchases and an evening with some of the best comics working today. This time, the free beer will be fancier, the special guests will be extra special, and we’ll be giving away some (sexy) prizes.

peggingBend Over Buddy with Kate & Larkin
Wednesday, April 15th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Is your bedroom buddy just begging for a pegging? In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to get strapped on and warmed up for some ass loving. If you don’t know how to approach the subject (or their sphincter), we’ll give you tips on communication, the pleasures of perineum and prostate play, strap-on sex, anal sex safety, and the best toys and tricks to arouse him anally. This class will focus on bending over your boyfriend, but all genders and orientations are welcome.

Opening Up Your Relationship with Dr. Erica Marchand
Sunday, April 19th @ 6-8pm – FREE!

Thinking about trying an open relationship? Dr. Erica Marchand will fill you in on essential tools, skills, and resources for making it work. She’ll take you through the necessary conversations with your partner, from broaching the subject of opening up, to terms you might use to describe your relationship (“poly”? “swinging”?), to what you should both decide before you date anyone else. You’ll learn essential emotional intelligence skills, self-care tips for coping with jealousy and insecurity, and resources for making opening up a positive and fun experience.

JimmyJane Presents Earth-Safe Sexy
Wednesday, April 22nd @ 7-10pm – FREE!

squilliciotti 025Did the Earth just move? Join us for an evening of eco-friendly tips for amazing sex, complimentary, locally-sourced, organic snacks from Wide Eyes, Open Palms and a selection of craft beer and sustainable wines, as well as a free Earth Day workshop. All evening, Jimmyjane will be on hand with an array of their versatile, powerful, and environmentally-responsible vibrators. At 8pm, our very own Sarah and Mary will be teaching Ultimate O: Expanding Your Orgasm Responsibly. We’re all making better decisions to do better by our bodies and the planet, and this class will address the same considerations, which can now be applied to our sex lives. Sex should be naughty, but in a decidedly natural way. Our sex specialists will cover our favorite tips and techniques for stronger, fuller orgasms, as well as recommending a variety of body-safe and eco-friendly products. Plus, Jimmyjane will make a donation to Tree People to plant a tree for everyone in attendance at the workshop!

i like dykesDyke Day LA Party & Fundraiser
Thursday, April 23rd @ 7-10pm – FREE!

Join us for a night of super queer fun(draising)! Get inspired by queer erotic readings, visit the spanking station, enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages, enter to win exciting raffle prizes, and mingle with the folks behind the city’s only free Pride event! 15% of all sales during the fundraiser will be donated to Dyke Day LA.

Spank Someone Happy with Koko & Chris
Wednesday, April 29th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Looking to make your sex a little naughty? Let our Sex Specialists 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.

Mar 20 2015

Free Chicago Workshops

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by Kate M.

Spring got sprung; you can too. Join us for a free workshop and get 15% off your purchases!

sarah sloane 1Prostate Pleasure with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, March 25th @ 8-10pm – Free

If you haven’t thought about your prostate, you’re behind the times! Unofficially known as the male G-Spot, the prostate can actually be central to 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!

Ultimate O for Her  with Antoinette
Wednesday, April 1st  @ 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. Although this classes focuses on people with vulvas, all genders and orientations are welcome.

blow jobs 3Ultimate O for Him with Louie
Wednesday, April 8th  @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Want to blow his mind? In this class, you’ll learn the basics of men’s anatomy, while exploring the physical and psychological patterns of male arousal. Discover how to expand his pleasure through breathwork and other techniques and learn about the different types of orgasm (penile, prostate, energetic, etc.) This workshop is open to all genders and orientations, but will focus on male-bodied people and their partners.

Electrosex  with Ash
Wednesday, April 15th  @ 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.

Twisted Knitters Knitting Night with Sex Geekdom Chicago
Tuesday, April 21st @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Come out and play with yarn and enjoy yummy snacks and great conversation with the folks from both The Pleasure Chest and Sex Geekdom Chicago!

Butt Sex for Beginners with Louiebutt sex 3
Wednesday, April 22nd @ 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. 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. All butts welcome. Bums away!

O-M-G Spot with Antoinette
Wednesday, April 29th  @ 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! All genders and orientations welcome.

Feb 07 2015

Valentine’s Week Workshops in NY

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by Kate M.

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with a week of workshops at our Upper East Side location!

cunnilingus 2Pleasure Her Perfect with Jes & Denise
Sunday, February 8th @ 8-10pm 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.

Blowjobs and Beyond with Carly
Monday, February 9th @ 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.

suck it lick it love it 5Suck it, Lick it, Love it with Charlie
Wednesday, February 11th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Our Sex Specialists share tips and tricks to get you in the spirit of giving and receiving amazing oral sex. We’ll cover anatomy basics, giving mind-blowing blow-jobs, eating pussy like a pro, lending your mouth a hand (literally) to please your partner, and the best toys to accessorize your licks, sucks, and squeezes.

50 Shades of Curious with Bo Blaze
Thursday, February 12th @ 8-10pm FREE!

We’re excited to bring you bestselling author of the book 50 Shades of Curious – BDSM for Beginners and Certified Alternative Life Coach Bo Blaze, PCC. Bo will talk a little bit about Fifty Shades of Grey and how it’s changed our culture over the last few years, as well as exploring both the physical and psychological side of getting started with kinky play. You’ll get some basic 101 techniques for using floggers, canes, paddles, and other implements of erotic torture, along with basic safety tips. There will be lots of Q&A, so bring all of your questions!bdsm

Impact Play: Spanking, Flogging, and More with Victor
Friday, February 13th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Learn the finer (and rougher) points of impact play. Discover the difference between sensation play and psychological spanking. We’ll cover negotiation, safety, types of hits, and the pros and cons of floggers, whips, bare hands and other instruments of discipline.

Jan 14 2015

Kinky Winter Workshops in Chicago

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by Kate M.

bdsm 5Creative Protocols for D/s Relationships with Graydancer & Naiia
Wednesday, January 14th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

At its essence, being in a D/s relationship is an exercise in creativity. How do you create the interactions and habits that nurture your relationship and also stimulate your dominant and submissive natures? How can you structure and utilize your environment to support the power exchange relationship? What are some strategies for when the well runs dry? Gray and Naiia will break down some common elements of protocols and then lead attendees in exercises to come up with effective methods for creating new protocols to bring partners closer and make the D/s even hotter.

Head of the Class with Louie
Wednesday, January 21st @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Want to give an even better blowjob? Let our Sex Specialists show you some new tricks and techniques. Learn how to find the perfect grip and mouth movement. Discover how to use your whole body to go the distance. Find new ways to tailor your blowjob to your specific partner. This class is for anyone who feels confident in giving head, but wants to take their skills to the next level.

sarah sloane 1Impact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More with Sarah Sloane
Wednesday, January 28th @ 8-10pm – FREE!
Love the thought of erotic discipline? Learn the finer (and rougher) points of impact play at this workshop. We’ll cover negotiation, safety, types of hits, and the hows, whys, and wheres of floggers, paddles and whips.

Kinky Sex for Curious Couples
Monday, February 2nd @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Just because you’re not into chains and whips doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a foray into the arousing world of kink. If your fantasies include blindfolds, role-playing, handcuffs, or any other rougher fun, our Sex Specialists can help take you from curious to light kink connoisseur.

bondage 7Basic Bondage & Sensation Play with Antoinette
Wednesday, February 4th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Learn the essentials of bondage – for the bedroom and beyond!  Our kink connoisseurs will show you the ropes, including how to communicate and negotiate for what you want. You’ll discover quick and easy bondage techniques with rope, cuffs, and other bondage materials to create exactly the sensations you want – from sensual to serious. People of all experience levels and orientations welcome.

Jan 14 2015

Bondage, BJs, & More!
New York Workshops

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by Kate M.

More free workshops on the Upper East Side! All attendees get 15% off their purchases on the day of the class.

body confidenceTreat Yourself: Body Confidence in the Bedroom with Carly
Wednesday, January 14th@ 8-10pm FREE!          

As Oscar Wilde said, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” This class is the next stop on your way to feeling sexy in your own skin. If you’re not where you’d like to be with your own body confidence, this workshop will help you transform your relationship with your body into one that’s loving, empowering, and very sexy.

Head of the Class: Blowjobs 201 with Brandon B.
Wednesday, January 21st @ 8-10pm FREE!          

Want to give an even better blowjob? Let our Sex Specialists show you some new tricks and techniques. Learn how to find the perfect grip and mouth movement. Discover how to use your whole body to go the distance. Find new ways to tailor your blowjob to your specific partner. This class is for anyone who feels confident in giving head, but wants to take their skills to the next level.

midori 5The Art of Feminine Dominance with Midori
Thursday, January 29th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Elegance, power and confidence… Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bad cliché? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that’s authentic to you? Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype. On the way, she will discuss psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion, how to discover what makes your partner weak-kneed, and more. This class is not limited to a gender, but for all who harbor the powerful feminine within! Partners and lovers of the dominant feminine welcome.

BottomsDreamFlyerFREEWINEYO(1)Drink and Draw: Bottom’s Dream
Saturday, January 31st @ 8-10pm FREE!

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is being transformed and warped for the world of NYC’s queer burlesque stars – it’s BOTTOM’S DREAM. At this event, three stars from this upcoming show will be modelling for your artistic pleasure. Fem Appeal, an outcast from the fairy world, will be ensnaring two mortals: the beguiling Iris Explosion, and our mysteriously transfigured Bottom, Suffra Gent. Join us for complimentary drawing and wine!

Hands-On Rope Bondage with Midori
Tuesday, February 3rd @ 8-10pm FREE! 

Learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills, and thrill your lover. In this workshop, renowned rope artist Midori will teach you essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, erotic positions. Dress comfortably, and bring about 20’ of rope. Some rope will be available for loan or purchase. No experience necessary. 

Jan 14 2015

All-Star January Workshops in L.A.

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by Kate M.

This month, we’re sponsoring the Sexual Health Expo, and several of those fabulous educators will also be joining us for free workshops in store as well! All attendees get 15% off their purchases on the night of the class.

role play 2Role Play with Kate & Larkin
Wednesday, January 14th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Want to play doctor and patient? Or master and servant? Learn how to craft an exciting and fun role play scenario and see it through to a thrilling climax. We’ll cover the basics of safe, sane and consensual fantasy fulfillment, including negotiation, costumes, games, props and more.

charlie glickmanPegging 101 with Charlie Glickman
Thursday, January 15th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Pegging, or women using strap-on dildos with men, has become more and more popular, and it’s a lot more fun when you have the info to make it easy. Sex and relationship coach Charlie Glickman is here to give you all the info you need to discover the amazing pleasures in store for both of you. He’ll explain the different options for dildos and harnesses, how to pick the right lubricant, easy anal penetration, positions for prostate stimulation, ways to include hand jobs in your fun, role play, how the harness wearer can get pleasure, and much more. Charlie is one of the authors of The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure, and he has lots of tips to help you make pegging your new favorite way to play!

Designing Your Open Relationship with Tristan Taorminotristan
Monday, January 19th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Are you considering an open relationship? Does your current open relationship need some tweaking? In this interactive workshop, relationship expert and author of Opening Up, Tristan Taormino gives practical advice on how to craft responsible, fulfilling nonmonogamous relationships. Tristan will explore common myths, real-life benefits and challenges, and how to decide if an open relationship is right for you. She will share some of the most common styles of open relationships and discuss how to customize them to meet your individual needs and wants. Through creative exercises, you’ll learn to articulate what you want, identify and negotiate limits and boundaries, communicate with your partner(s) in productive ways, and create relationships that work for you.

reid mihalkoMartial Arts Techniques for the Bedroom with Reid Mihalko
Tuesday, January 20th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

If you’re a lover, not a fighter, but you or your lover like it a little rough, let America’s favorite sex geek and double black belt, Reid Mihalko show you how you can (safely) be a badass in bed. From wrestling to rough sex to advanced ergonomic techniques, this humorous and informative workshop will help you unleash your inner Bruce Lee of the bedroom.  This class will involve demonstrations and will not require all attendees to participate, but for those of you who would like to help with demos, come in comfortable clothing and with an adventurous spirit.

Becoming Dominant with Sarah Sloanesarah sloane 1
Wednesday, January 21st @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Want to tap into your inner top? Curious about fulfilling your partner’s Fifty Shades fantasies or being assertive in a way that makes them weak in the knees? This class will teach you to revel in your dominance while respecting the bounds of consent. We’ll help you communicate with your partner(s) before, during, and after your scene, teach you to set the stage in a way that enhances your dominance, and share the skills you need to use your voice – and toys – to create the energy you want.

Impact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More with Koko
Monday, January 26th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Love the thought of erotic discipline? Learn the finer (and rougher) points of impact play at this workshop. We’ll cover negotiation, safety, types of hits, and the hows, whys, and wheres of floggers, paddles and whips.

Bondage Basics with Mistress Mary
Wednesday, January 28th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Learn the essentials of bedroom bondage! Mistress Mary will show you the ropes, including how to communicate and negotiate for what you want. You’ll discover quick and easy bondage techniques, learn rope ties from hands-on demos, and find out how to pick the best kind of restraint for every situation. People of all experience levels and orientations welcome.