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May 17 2013

Sex After 502 Chances to See Joan Price in LA

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joanpriceOur Los Angeles store is honored to host author and educator Joan Price this coming Sunday and Monday for a pair of workshops on sex and aging. Price is the author of two acclaimed books, Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty and Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex.

Price will present Sex After Fifty this Sunday, May 19th from 2PM to 4:30PM in a free workshop at our LA store. Geared to people over 50, the class will help attendees take home new tools, techniques, and attitudes to help them experience sizzling and satisfying sex –with or without a partner. She’ll follow up on Monday night from 6PM to 8PM with The 5 Biggest Myths About Sex & Aging, a discussion and release party for her new book, Ageless Erotica, a senior sex anthology.

As educators, we are committed to promoting healthy, pleasurable and fulfilling sex at every stage of life, and Joan Price’s workshops are invaluable to our mission. If you are 50 or over or plan to be, these workshops will help you understand the issues surrounding sex and aging. Both events are open to adults of all ages, regardless of gender, orientation, experience level or relationship status. We hope you’ll join us.

 

 

May 15 2013

The Artful Bachelorette

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Bachelorette parties are a hallowed tradition. But what if you want to try something different? The Artful Bachelorette is an NYC-based company that hosts nude life-drawing classes for special occasions.

Each 2 hour class includes a nude male art model and drinks served by a topless waiter. We think this is a great alternative to the same old strip club. The Huffington Post has an interview with the company’s founders and one of their popular models.

If you’re planning a bachelorette party this wedding season, don’t forget that we offer Sex Toy Socials and sex ed workshops for small groups. Contact your local Pleasure Chest for details.

May 14 2013

Just 3 Spots Left at Forte Femme in NYC!

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Want to learn the art of female dominance with an expert? Our dear friend Midori is conducting another ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Intensive from June 28th to June 30th in New York City. And there are just three spots left! If you’re curious about getting personalized, practical advice on female domination, this is a great opportunity. Here’s Midori’s description of what you can expect:

From Friday night to Sunday afternoon, you will be immersed in a safe, private and supportive environment exploring what it means to find and enjoy your power as a dominant femme. Midori’s uniquely-designed curriculum takes a “Head-Heart-Hands” approach that integrates the eroticism of your mind and body, as well as of your partner, instead of trying to teach you one-size-fits-all scripts or focusing on technique.

If you’d like a better idea of what to expect, you can read Huffington Post blogger Vanessa Pinto’s post about her experiences attending ForteFemme last year. For more information and to nab one of the remaining spots in New York, head on over to the Forte Femme site.

 

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?

 

Apr 30 2013

Joan Price, Ducky Doolittle & MoreMay in LA

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Spring is in full swing, and our schedule is packed with free workshops for frisky folks of all persuasions. Our resident Sex Specialists will share tips on everything from oral sex to bedroom burlesque. We’ll also host visits with senior sexpert Joan Price and guest educator Ducky Doolittle. Read below for our complete lineup for the month of May.

kittycadillacBedroom Burlesque with Kitty Cadillac
Wednesday, May 1st @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Learn how to take it off like a pro! Join Sex Specialist Kitty Cadillac as she shows you how to tantalize and tease your lover in the bedroom. Put on a private show they won’t forget. She will guide you through hot exotic dance moves, sensual glove and stocking peels, and how to give a sexy lap dance. It’s role playing at its finest!

Photo courtesy of David Gueringer.

Impact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More with Mistress Mary
Wednesday, May 8th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Do you want to know more about striking your partner or being stricken as a form 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.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, May 14th@ 8-10 PM $7

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. Guests TBA.

Blowjobs & Beyond with Larkin & Alicia
Wednesday, May 15th @ 8-10 PM 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.

Joan Price_facebook1Sex After 50 with Joan Price
Sunday, May 19th @ 2-4:30 PM FREE!

Yes, sex after 50 has its challenges, but it can also be hot and joyful. Join author Joan Price as we celebrate the joys and tackle the problems of older-age sexuality, sharing experiences and learning from each other in a spirit of candor, acceptance, and plenty of humor. Take home new tools, techniques, and attitudes to help you experience sizzling and satisfying sex –with or without a partner! If you are 50 and above– or you plan to be– here’s everything you wanted to know. All genders & orientations welcome.

The 5 Biggest Myths About Sex & Aging: Discussion & Book Release Party with Joan Price
Monday, May 20th @ 6-8 PM FREE!

Joan Price shatters the myths and shares the most common questions that Boomers, seniors, and elders ask her. You’ll be surprised! Yes, she’ll answer those questions, too — in the candid, upbeat manner that led the media to dub her “senior sexpert.” Join Ms. Price, author of three indispensable books on sex and aging, for a special discussion and release party for her new senior sex anthology “Ageless Erotica.”

duckySex for Survivors with Ducky Dolittle
Wednesday, May 22nd @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Do you find it difficult to be present during sex? Tuning out? This is a very common coping technique for anyone who has survived domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms abuse. Join Ducky Doolittle, a sexual assault & violence intervention counselor, and herself a survivor, to discuss common issues we face and discover ways of growing beyond the trauma. We’ll learn how to become more conscious in our bodies, build confidence, bond with our partners, embrace desires, and explore healing through touch in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, May 28th@ 8-10 PM $7

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. Guests TBA.

G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Sarah
Wednesday, May 29th @ 8-10 PM 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!

Apr 29 2013

Strap Ons, Dirty Talk, Advanced Anal & MoreMay in New York

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Hey New York, feeling frisky? Whether you want to strap it on, talk dirty, give head, expand your orgasm or take your butt play, um, deeper, we’ve got something fun for you in May. Check out our complete lineup of free workshops below.

Strap-on, Get Off: Dildo Harnesses 101 with LauraLaura photo
Wednesday, May 1st @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Become acquainted with the arousing possibilities of strap-on sex. Our Sex Specialists 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.

Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom with Victor
Wednesday, May 8th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Learn to please your partner using dirty language, prurient pillow talk, and filthy fantasies. Go beyond “playing doctor” to discover the delights of roleplay. Our silver-tongued Sex Specialists will show you how to enhance your sex life using your imagination, costumes, theatricality and the simple spoken word.

duckyGirlGasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky Doolittle
Wednesday, May 15th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

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 & Beyond with Brandon B.
Wednesday, May 22nd @ 8-10 PM 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.

Advanced Anal Play with Jesse
Wednesday, May 29th @ 8-10 PM 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.

Apr 01 2013

Erotic Readings, Tantra, Comedy & MoreFree Workshops in Chicago

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Hey Chicago, grab your April calendar and start saving some dates. We’re kicking off the month with readings by erotic novelists Sam Rosenthal and Laura Antoniou. Next, we’ll host a pair free workshops with guest sexpert and porn icon Madison Young. The following week, we welcome tantra educators Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson. We finish this action-packed month with another evening of comedy from Performance Anxiety and two nights with award-winning author and educator Sheri Winston. And did we mention that all of these events are absoultely free? Read on for a complete schedule.

ryeRye: An Erotic Reading with Sam Rosenthal
Friday, April 5th @ 8-9 PM FREE!

Join Sam Rosenthal, lyricist for the band Black Tape For A Blue Girl, as he reads excerpts from his sex-positive GQ erotic novel. Rye is filled with intimacy, desire, and discovery, told through the prism of polyamory and sexuality. His strong characters and sexy story are warm, witty and engaging. Sam will be reading from the novel, taking questions and signing books.

The Killer Wore Leather reading and Q&A with author Laura Antoniou
Sunday, April 7th @ 5-7 PM FREE!

Laura Antoniou, one of the most notorious writers of BDSM-inspired erotica, will be joining us to read from her newest novel, sign books and take your questions. The Killer Wore Leather, a deliciously tongue-in-cheek murder mystery set at a leather convention, allows readers into a private world of personalities and peccadilloes. It’s the kinkiest game of Clue ever with a sex toy as the murder weapon and where every leather man and woman lacks an alibi. Join us for this exclusive sneak peek.

Anal Pleasure with Madison Young
Wednesday, April 10th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Everyone has a butt, so let’s learn how to give yours (and your partner’s) some love and attention. Discover the art of anal pleasure with queer porn idol and guest expert Madison Young . She’ll cover safety, cleanliness, toys, oral pleasure of the anus, strap-ons, advanced anal play and more. This class is open to people of all genders, orientations and experience levels.

madison-youngSex, Pregnancy & Motherhood with Madison Young
Thursday, April 11th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Sex educator Madison Young divulges her personal secrets on how to keep things spicy in the bedroom through pregnancy and finding the time for intimacy once your bundle of joy arrives. She’ll talk about sex positions that work for every trimester, how to safely engage in kink during all points in pregnancy, using your sexual and body awareness during labor and uncovering the mystery of orgasmic birth. Madison will help you embrace your pregnant goddess body and guide you to feel your best and sexiest as a mom and mom-to-be.

Tantric Erogenous Zones with Mark Michaels & Patricia Johnson
Monday, April 15th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

The Tantric and Ayurvedic traditions have long recognized specific zones of the body that are particularly responsive to stimulation, and some schools of Tantra have developed a systematic approach to the stimulation of these zones in order to produce high states of arousal. Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, authors of “Great Sex Made Simple,” will introduce you to these zones and the basic principles for working with them systematically to heighten pleasure and enhance intimacy.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Monday, April 22nd @ 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.

Sheri-WinstonFountain of the Goddess:  Female Ejaculation with Sheri Winston
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Become a juicy goddess! (Or help your partner to become one.) Learn to expand your orgasmic repertoire with the ability to squirt. Join guest expert Sheri Winston for a hands-off, clothes-on illustrated lecture that will explain everything you wanted to know about “she-jaculate” and how to call it forth and gush gloriously! This class is open to people of all genders and orientations, whether single or partnered.

Playing the Skin Flute : Male Pleasures with Sheri Winston
Wednesday, April 24th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Learn to blow his mind! Discover the paths to providing delicious oral excitement to the male apparatus. Find the spots that drive him wild and the secrets to expanding his climax beyond what he thought was possible. Help him discover non-ejaculatory multiple orgasm and full-body, expanded, extended explosions. This class is for anyone who wants to bring more pleasure to men.

Coming Up…

5/1- Susie Homemaker’s Sex Tips & Tricks with Shawne’

5/8Prostate Play with Sarah Sloane

5/15- BDSM 201: Beyond Fifty Shades with Ash

5/18- Sex Antiques Roadshow

5/20- Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

5/22- Pleasure Her Perfect with Shawne’

5/29- Open Relationships with Sarah Sloane

6/5- Roleplay with Antoinette

6/12- Strap-On Sex for Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers with Antoinette

6/17- Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest

6/19- The Ultimate O with Shawne’

6/26- Blowjobs & Beyond with Ash

Mar 29 2013

Joan Price, Ducky Doolittle & MoreFree Workshops in New York

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Want better sex this spring? Our resident Sex Specialists will share their skills on everything from flogging and spanking to  female ejaculation and blowjobs. We’re also hosting author Joan Price to discuss sex after 50 and guest expert Ducky Doolittle to explore changing your routine. Our workshops are totally free and open to adults of all genders, orientations and experience levels. Come on by!

bettiepageImpact Play: Spanking, Flogging & More with Victor
Wednesday, April 3rd @ 8-10 PM 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.

G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Laura
Wednesday, April 10th @ 8-10 PM 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!

Blowjobs & Beyond with Brandon B.
Wednesday, April 17th @ 8-10 PM 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.

joanpriceSex After 50 with Joan Price
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6-8 PM FREE!

Yes, sex after 50 has its challenges, but it can also be hot and joyful. Join author Joan Price as we celebrate the joys and tackle the problems of older-age sexuality, sharing experiences and learning from each other in a spirit of candor, acceptance, and plenty of humor. Take home new tools, techniques, and attitudes to help you experience sizzling and satisfying sex –with or without a partner! If you are 50 and above– or you plan to be– here’s everything you wanted to know. All genders & orientations welcome.

Amp It Up! with Ducky Doolittle
Wednesday, April 24th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Tired of the same old routine? Sometimes it’s normal to feel stuck in a rut. Let Ducky help kickstart your sex drive. Learn to develop super fun flirtation skills and deepen your understanding of pleasure anatomy. Ducky will teach techniques for using everything you’ve got – from the tip of your tongue to your fingers and toes. Learn how to introduce sex toys into your partner play and discover which products are the healthiest and highest quality, while delivering the best bang for your buck.

Coming Up…

5/1- Strap-on, Get Off: Dildo Harnesses 101 with Laura

5/8- Talk Dirty to Me: Roleplay & Fantasy in the Bedroom with Victor

5/15- GirlGasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky Doolittle

5/22- Blowjobs & Beyond with Brandon B.

5/29- Advanced Anal Play with Jesse

Mar 29 2013

Get Sprung! Free Events at Our LA Store

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Spring has sprung and Los Angelenos are in the mood! We’re meeting your frisky demands with a lusty lineup of free workshops, including visits with guest experts Charlie Glickman, Aislinn Emirzian and Buck Angel, two nights of comedy and our annual fundraising party for Dyke Day LA. Read on for the complete schedule in April.

sexnerdsandraHead of the Class: Blowjobs 201 with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, April 3rd @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Want to give an even better blowjob? Let our Sex Specialist 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.

Performance Anxiety- Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, April 9th @ 8-10 PM $7

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. Guests TBA.

Suck It, Lick It, Love It with Kate & Larkin
Wednesday, April 10th @ 8-10 PM 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.

charlie_aislinnPegging 101 with Dr. Charlie Glickman & Aislinn Emirzian
Tuesday, April 16th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

“Pegging” (women using strap-on dildos with men) has become very popular, but it’s much more fun when you have the info to make it easy. We’ll discuss the different options for dildos and harnesses, how to pick the right lubricant, positions for prostate stimulation, ways to include hand jobs, roleplay and much more. You’ll learn everything you need to make pegging your new favorite way to play!

The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure with Dr. Charlie Glickman & Aislinn Emirzian
Wednesday, April 17th @ 8-10 PM FREE!

Curious about prostate play? We’ll discuss the common concerns that prevent people from exploring it (and how to overcome them), tips for easy and pleasurable anal penetration, prostate massage, choosing the best toys, pegging, and much more. Whether you’re just starting out or you already enjoy prostate play, come learn some new ways to make sex even better.

buckangelSexing the Transman with Buck Angel
Sunday, April 21st @ 5-7 PM 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.

Dyke Day LA Party & Fundraiser
Monday, April 22nd @ 7-11 PM FREE!

Shop for a cause! Join us for a fun evening of games, cocktails, tarot readings and a special interactive tour of The Pleasure Chest. 15% of sales will be donated to this non-profit community based organization which hosts a day in Barnsdall Art Park for dykes and their allies. Check out http://www.facebook.com/DykeDayLA for more.

Performance Anxiety’s 2nd Anniversary
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 8-10 PM $7

Performance Anxiety officially celebrates turning two at The Pleasure Chest. We’re going to commemorate the night with a lineup of very special guests, free booze and the usual 15% discount off any purchase you make. Eli Olsberg & TJ Miller host. Guests and more details TBA.

flightattendantsThe Ultimate O with Kristen & Sarah
Wednesday, April 24th @ 8-10 PM 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.

Mar 20 2013

Take the Cosmo Sex Tips Quiz

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cosmoCosmo is notorious for publishing some of the worst and weirdest sex advice.  Their tips are so unintentionally funny that there’s even a Tumblr devoted to the best spoofed Cosmo sex ideas.

Today, Buzzfeed has a nifty quiz challenging you to sort the real tips from the parody ones. We got 9 out of 10. How did you do?

Looking for real, no-nonsense sex advice? Why not check out one of our free workshops?