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Nov 27 2013

Winter Workshops in L.A.

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The weather outside is frightful – okay, it’s a little chilly – but expanding your sexual repertoire is delightful. Our savvy sex educators will show you tricks and techniques that will keep you (and your sweetie) warm all winter long. As always, attendees get a 15% discount on all purchases.

blowjobsSuck it, Lick it, Love it with Larkin & Shay
Wednesday, Dec ember 4th @ 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 blowjobs, 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.

 

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, December 10th @ 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.

 

Down and Dirty Sex for the Holidays with Kristen & Sarah
Wednesday, December 11th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Add some spice to this holiday season with our best sex tips, tricks and games! Kristen and Sarah will discuss ways to take your play to the next level by owning your fantasies, learning the art of the tease, and reclaiming the “dirty” side of sex. They’ll also share their secrets for G-Spotting, squirting, blow jobs, and anal play.

 

Big, Beautiful Sex with Lady Cheekylady cheeky
Wednesday, January 8th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Who says you have to be skinny to have the best sex of your life? Whether it’s media and advertising images of “perfect” bodies or snarky comments about our weight, fat-shaming is all around us, and it can get in the way of our sexual confidence and pleasure. In this workshop, which combines lecture and discussion, body-positive educator Lady Cheeky talks about attitudes (both external and internal) that can hold us back from great sex and specific challenges we face as plus-sized lovers. You will learn skills – from communication tools to the best toys, techniques and positions – to help you embrace your sexuality and have big, beautiful sex.

 

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, January 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.

 

Fundamentals of Flogging with Koko & Shay
Wednesday, January 15th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Flogging is one of the most theatrical and versatile kinds of impact play – it can feel like anything from a sharp sting to a deep punch to a soothing massage – but it can seem intimidatingly difficult to learn. Luckily, our sex specialists are here to teach you everything you need to get started! This class for beginning and intermediate players will cover safety, flogging techniques, and how to incorporate flogging into your play.

Nov 05 2013

Buck Angel, Sex Nerd Sandra & More! November Workshops in Los Angeles

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Looking for something to fill those long November nights? What better way than to pick up some sexy new skills?

buckangelSexing the Transman with Buck Angel
Monday, November 11th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Pioneering filmmaker Buck Angel gives an audio-visual tour of trans male sexuality, including video interviews with a variety of trans men and the people who love them. Buck is your guide to re-defining gender and enjoying the fluidity of sexuality and individual expression of identity. We’ll explore how to affirm and acknowledge individual gender and sexuality, the effects of testosterone on trans men and how to let go of social constructs in order to become more comfortable and self accepting.

Performance Anxiety : Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, November 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.

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BDSM Basics with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, November 13th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Do you want to explore BDSM in the bedroom? Let Sex Nerd Sandra 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!

Suck It, Lick It, Love It with Kate & Larkin
Wednesday, November 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 blowjobs, 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.

Oct 18 2013

Threesomes, BJs & More! Upcoming New York Workshops

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We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming workshops and events in our gorgeous new location! What better excuse to come explore The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side?

Sleazy Saturdays
Every Saturday @ 4-6pm – FREE!

Let us give your weekend a lascivious twist. Come mingle in our new store, talk sex with the staff, and stock up for Saturday night. We’ll provide the booze and a variety of exciting entertainment.

Blowjobs and Beyond with Victor and Phillip
October 22nd @ 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.

Negotiating Successful & Sexy Threesomes with Reid Mihalko
reid-mihalko2October 29th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

It’s a popular fantasy with twice the pleasure potential, but navigating a three-way romance (if only for one night) can be tricky. Sex educator Reid Mihalko will teach techniques to satisfy two lovers at once, ways to overcome fears and concerns, the most common threesome mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to negotiate boundaries and safer sex protocols to make your next ménage à trios trés bien!

Butt Sex Basics with Victor
November 5th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

In this workshop, no topic on taking it up the ass is taboo. Learn why a warm-up is important before anal exercise, why lube is your butt’s bff, and how building comfort and trust with your partner can dispel common concerns such as pain or cleanliness. We’ll show you our favorite toys, how to use them solo or with a partner, cover the perks of having a prostate, anal g-spot stimulation, and toy and partner safety.

Girl Gasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky Doolittle
November 12th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

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Women are a deep pool of pleasure and Ducky Doolittle is here to teach you how to swim. Let Ducky demystify the female body, from erogenous zones, to the vulva, clit, G Spot, female ejaculation, pelvis muscles and even anal pleasure. Together we’ll compare ancient Eastern knowledge, current scientific data, personal discoveries, tips and techniques and send you home with a wealth of orgasmic knowledge and resources. This class is open to all women and lovers of women.

Blowjobs and Beyond with Phillip
November 19th  @ 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.

The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side is located at 1150 2nd Avenue. See you there!

Oct 16 2013

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! A Special Workshop with Megan Andelloux

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Hey Los Angeles! We have a special addition to our October workshop schedule. This coming Sunday, the inimitable Megan Andelloux will be teaching her class on male pleasure, Gentlemen, Start Your Engines.

Want to increase your horsepower? Tired of the everyday romp in the bedroom (either solo or with a friend)? Curious about toys for boys? Whether you are just starting out in the world of pleasing a man in bed or have had years of experience, there are always a few new tricks that can be learned. Discover the ins and outs of the male sexual anatomy and response, learn how to practice safer sex in a sexy fashion, experiment with genital massage techniques (in a socially appropriate manner), get the rundown on deep-throating and much, much more!

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines will be held at our Los Angeles store on Sunday, October 20th, 4-6pm. As always, this workshop is free, and we recommend arriving a little early to secure your spot.

Oct 11 2013

Fisting, Roleplay & More! October Workshops in Chicago

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Halloween is almost here! It’s the perfect time to learn some new tricks and then treat yourself to a new toy at a 15% discount!

Vaginal and Anal Fisting with Antoinette
Tuesday, October 15th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Fisting has a formidable reputation in some circles, but it’s actually a sensual, spiritual way of connecting with our partners. Find out what fisting really is (hint: there are no fists!), how to coax your body (or your partner’s body) into opening up for it, and some healthy and easy tips for making it hotter than you can imagine!

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A Lesson in Erotic Roleplay with the Domi Dollz
Wednesday, October 16th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Looking for a new way to share your fantasies? Role playing with your partner can be a great addition to your sex life! Enjoy slipping out of your traditional relationship roles and exploring a sexy new persona. Plus, you don’t have to wait for Halloween to play dress up anymore! Join famed dominatrices and authors of “Kisses to Kink” Nina Payne and Mona Rogers as they guide you through the basics of kink and into the exciting world of erotic role-playing. Open to both singles and couples, this class will be filled with tips and tricks that are a surefire way to turn those fantasies into reality!

Performance Anxiety Comedy Night
Monday, October 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.

Butt Sex Basics with Ash
Wednesday, October 23rd @ 8-10pm FREE!

In this workshop, no topic on taking it up the ass is taboo. Learn why a warm-up is important before anal exercise, why lube is your butt’s BFF, and how building comfort and trust with your partner can dispel common concerns such as pain or cleanliness. We’ll show you our favorite toys, how to use them solo or with a partner, cover the perks of having a prostate, anal G-Spot stimulation, and toy and partner safety.

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Shy Freaks: Exploring BDSM for the Introvert with Mollena Williams
Wednesday, October 30th @8-10pm FREE!

If the thought of BDSM action gets you hot and bothered but the thought of dropping trou in the middle of a dungeon full of fellow kinksters leaves you cold and queasy, you just might be a shy freak! This class explores finding your own boundaries, and will offer some tools for self-assessment. How do you know if you should push your shyness, or let it sit? What do you do if your partner is a flaming show-off and you like nothing more than a quiet scene at home? And how can you overcome what YOU want to overcome without succumbing to potentially damaging scene pressures? All of these questions and more will be explored in a lively and interactive format where even the shyest freaks get their say!

Oct 10 2013

BJs, Poly & Tantra! October workshops in L.A.

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Are you ready for the Halloween parade? Don’t panic! Get schooled by our fabulous guest educators and receive 15% off of masks, body glitter, rhinestone bullwhips, and much more!

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Poly-Curious 101 with Reid Mihalko and Allison Moon
Tuesday, October 15th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Are you curious about polyamory but don’t know where to start? Reid Mihalko and Allison Moon will take you through the different ways you can make non-monogamous relationship work. You’ll learn how to negotiate your boundaries, navigate common poly pitfalls, and embrace jealousy as an asset. Show up with questions and leave with confidence!

Blowjobs & Beyond with Reid Mihalko
Wednesday, October 16th @ 8-10pm FREE!

Want to have him squirming in his seat? Reid Mihalko will show you how to use your mouth, hands, and more to give mind-blowing blowjobs. He’ll cover male anatomy, tips and tricks, how to conquer your gag reflex, his signature “slow jerk” technique, plus other sexy secrets that are sure to have your partner begging for more.

MichaelsJohnsonTantraPMIntroduction to Tantra with Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels
Wednesday, October 23rd @ 8-10pm FREE!

Tantra uses sexual energy for consciousness expansion. In other words you can think whatever thoughts, use whatever implements, and be with whomever you wish, as long as that gets you into a highly charged erotic state. This is where the magic can begin to happen. Join Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, authors of “Great Sex Made Simple,” for an honest discussion in which they will dispel some of the popular myths surrounding this ancient tradition. You will learn that elements of Tantric philosophy and practice can be easily applied to our modern lives in ways that do more than simply improve our sexual experiences. This class is for all relationship styles, configurations and gender identities. Singles are welcome.

Oct 10 2013

How to Flirt at a Pleasure Chest Workshop

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Autostraddle recently featured a list of places where hookups might be found. One of the favorites? Sex ed workshops. We couldn’t agree more! To our delight (and relief) the article included some tips and caveats for approaching a cutie you meet at your local sex shop’s G-spotting class.

You could always feel free to share some of your experiences, listen in on others’ experiences or ask a group of people for a few extra tips. Opening yourself up to discussions might help you catch the attention of a woman who peaks your interests.

Remember that sex-ed spaces are often meant as fun, safe spaces where it’s okay to talk about sex freely, and that respecting and maintaining the value of that safe space may mean being discreet about your attraction. Also, be cautious with asking too many personal questions about someone’s sexuality and sex life, unless she brings it up first.

If the worst case scenario is that you pick up some new skills for when you do have someone to use them on, we still call that a win. You can find our upcoming workshops here.

The Autostraddle article is aimed at queer women, but a lot of the tips can be adapted to suit anyone. Read it here.

Sep 14 2013

Pop His Rocket with Ducky Doolittle Join Us At The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side!

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We’re so excited to announce that Ducky Doolittle will be teaching the first ever workshop at The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side! Please join us this Thursday for Ducky’s perennially popular BJ class.

Pop His Rocket: A Guide to Handling Your Guy with Ducky Doolittle
Thursday, September 19th @ 8-10pm FREE!

You’re loaded with assets. Join sex icon Ducky DooLittle and explore ways to make the most of what you’ve got, from your hips, to your lips, to your finger tips. Learn all about a man’s pleasure anatomy, including his hottest spots and how to stimulate them. Discover tips and techniques that will have him melting in your mouth and in your hands. Explore sex secrets and desires guys are too shy to tell you, how to define what makes you sexy in his eyes and fresh communication techniques that will have him eagerly asking how he can please you in return.

The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side is located at 1150 2nd Ave, between 60th and 61st.

Sep 06 2013

Rope and Seduction with Midori September 29th, West Hollywood

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Do you want to seduce and arouse your partner using only your voice? Or are you more hands-on, and just want to tie them up skillfully? Either way, Midori can help. The sex ed celebrity and author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage will be in West Hollywood on Sunday, September 29th teaching two amazing workshops.

Hands-On Rope Bondage – 9/29, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Everyone’s catching the rope fever! Learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills and thrill your partner. Midori will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness, minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions – fun sexy skills you can use that very evening!

No experience necessary!

Aural Sex: Irresistible Voice & Sexy Talk – 9/29, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Become an artist of seduction and pleasure, like the great courtesans and legendary lovers of the past. Their erotic voice and sensual storytelling were among their most potent skills.

- Learn how to use the hypnotic voice to seduce and arouse your lover long before you enter the bedroom.
- Gain effective and surprisingly simple voice techniques to arouse both your lover and yourself.
- Mesmerize your lover and transport both of you to an erotic landscape.
- Learn to build and enrich a powerful fantasy, practice effective voice techniques and spellbinding.
- You’ll learn techniques of finding out your and your lover’s fantasy.
- Practice sensual storytelling skills and improve them with Midori’s effective technique.
- Spicy demos, practical exercises, tips.

Both workshops are open to singles or couples of all genders and orientations. Attendees must be 18 or older.

Reserve your spot today!

Sep 03 2013

Threesomes for Everyone!

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We’re excited to see that a workshop at our Los Angeles store, Negotiating Successful and Sexy Threesomes with Reid Mihalko (above), was written up in British GQ. Sex columnist Anka Radakovich attended the workshop, and she gives an entertaining account of the evening.

As the room filled up with threesome seekers, I wondered what the teacher’s credentials for teaching the class might be. It turned out our teacher, Reid Mihalko, had the perfect CV: “I have had more than 300 threesomes,” he tells the class. “I just had one today!”

Radakovich recaps some of the class’s highlights, including tips on where to meet partners, suggested sexual positions for three, and some characteristically colorful advice from Milhalko. “Watching porn to learn about how to have a threesome is like learning how to drive by watching The Fast And The Furious,” he tells the class.

Although the article focuses on advice for men seeking women, the workshop is intended for people of all genders and orientations. If you’d like to attend, please keep an eye on our workshop schedule. Additionally, Reid Mihalko will be joining us this month for our annual Gloryhole party.

You can read the whole article here.