Pleasure Chest to Exhibit Bestsellers, Present Workshops at SHE L.A.
LOS ANGELES — The Pleasure Chest will be exhibiting pleasure products from Fun Factory, Jimmyjane and other major manufacturers at the Sexual Health Expo (SHE), to be held at the California Market Center (CMC) in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 4 and Sunday, Feb. 5. And as SHE L.A.’s official sex education sponsor, the adult retail chain is helping coordinate sex education workshops both days and featuring top sexperts.
“SHE has become a premiere educational event,” said Sarah Tomchesson, head of business operations for The Pleasure Chest. “As the sex education sponsor, we aim to put together a diverse lineup that appeals to couples and singles alike and attracts a large audience to the show. We are excited to have some SHE favorites returning in February — such as Tristan Taormino, Ducky Doolittle, Reid Mihalko, Allison Moon and Elle Chase — and to be welcoming some new faces to our track who are sure to draw a crowd: Orpheus Black, Ava Cadell, Hernando Chaves and Wicked Pictures resident sex educator Jessica Drake.”
Saturday’s workshops will include “Sexycises By Sexperts: Yin Yang Yoga For Intimacy” with Cadell, Dr. Kat Meyer and Miyoko at 11 a.m., “Embodied Sexuality for Men” with Chaves at 12:20 p.m., “Curvy Girl Sex” with Chase at 1:10 p.m., “The Art of the Female Orgasm” with Doolittle at 3:10 p.m., “Bondage and Meditation” with Black at 4:10 p.m. and “Jessica Drake’s Wicked Guide to Blowjobs” at 5:10 p.m. Dr. Ruth Westheimer will give SHE L.A.’s keynote speech from 2-3 p.m., discussing sexual literacy.
Sunday’s program will include “How Wet Can You Get?” with Loretta McDonald at 11:20 a.m., “Awaken Your Senses” with Victor Tobar — manager of a Pleasure Chest store in New York City — at 12:10 p.m., “Spank Someone Happy” with Koko & Michelle at 1 p.m., “Be the Change You Want to See (in the Bedroom)” with Mihalko at 2:10 p.m., “How to Drive a Vulva” with Moon at 3:10 p.m. and “Anal Sex 101” with Taormino at 4:10 p.m. More workshops will be announced.
At SHE L.A., The Pleasure Chest will be spotlighting products sold in its stores and major brands that it carries.
“Pleasure Chest is excited to exhibit a selection of products from our 2017 partners such as We-Vibe, Fun Factory, LELO, Jimmyjane, Vibratex and Sliquid,” Tomchesson said. “In addition to our bestselling staff favorites, we also curate a selection of products that correspond with our educational lineup at the show.”
Tomchesson said, “For instance, on Sunday, our very own Victor Tobar will be presenting ‘Awaken Your Senses,’ a class highlighting creative ways to engage all of your partners’ senses to awaken the body. We will have a nice selection of sensation play-oriented products like massagers, candles, feathers and blindfolds for participants who are inspired by the class to make a purchase.”
The California Market Center is located at 110 E. 9th St. in Downtown Los Angeles.
The Pleasure Chest is one of the oldest adult retail chains in the United States. Founded in 1971, The Pleasure Chest features stores in major cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia — and in recent years, it has expanded into e-commerce with online sales at ThePleasureChest.com. The Pleasure Chest sells a variety of products, from vibrators, dildos, BDSM toys, lubricants and condoms to adult DVDs and sex education books.