Nov
30

She Bop’s Picks: Holiday Gifts

If you’re pondering what to get your significant other this holiday season, we have you covered! Here are our top picks this year for sexy holiday gift-giving and stocking-stuffing. Visit us in person or peruse our online store to snatch these up.

Don’t forget to check out our picks from 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for even more ideas!

Mini Marvels

Mini Marvels

Searching for a rechargeable vibrator that doesn’t break the bank? The entire Mini Marvels collection offers brightly-colored silicone toys that are USB rechargeable, inexpensive, and oh so fun!

Each Marvel offers something a little different, like the adorable blue Eggciter and the tongue-shaped Flicker that give pinpoint stimulation, or the Bunny, which has two flexible ears that can surround the clitoris for maximum sensation. There is also the Marvelous Massager, which is a staff favorite for its brilliant shape and eye-catching color. The Massager is designed to fit snugly between fingers, making it easy to hold onto for solo play or to use with a partner. The Mini Marvels are also waterproof, which means they’re perfect for the bath or shower!

Sliquid Soul

Sliquid Soul

Love using coconut oil for massage and sensual use but not so into trying to scrape solid oil out of a big jar? Fortunately, Sliquid has created a product that is much more convenient for the bedroom! Sliquid Soul is a luxurious and long-lasting oil-based lubricant and moisturizer made with organic coconut oil and other natural seed oils (sunflower, shea butter, cocoa seed butter, almond, and apricot kernel oil). While it is not compatible with latex (like condoms or gloves), Sliquid Soul is great with most non-porous toys and works especially well for hand jobs and full body massage.

In Her Tube Tread Mark Slapper

In Her Tube Tread Mark Slapper

Looking for a locally-made holiday gift and/or a present for that special kinky someone? Well, the Tread Mark Slapper from In Her Tube is both locally-made and deliciously mean! Made with 100% recycled rubber, it is easy to clean and leaves quite an impact despite its compact size (9” long handle and a 6 ½” double slapper). A perfect addition to any toy bag or dungeon!

The BJ

The BJ

If you’re looking for a toy that has people talking, or just a unique pleasure experience, The BJ is that and more! Designed specifically for blow jobs, this silicone dildo allows the wearer to feel suction whenever a giver sucks on the head. Fun! Handmade by #1 Laboratory, this hollow yet sturdy dildo is great for harness wearers and anyone else who loves BJs. Comes in three realistic skin tones plus teal!

She Bop Sampler Gift Pack

She Bop Sampler Gift Pack

Everyone loves sampler packs! We create these She Bop sampler packs each holiday, and this year our pack includes a three-speed Power Bullet vibe, back-up batteries, a She Bop button and sticker, three lube samples (Uberlube, Sliquid H2O, and Sutil), and one condom (Trustex Non-Lubricated). At $19, it’s an inexpensive way to try some new things and see what you like (and it’s the perfect stocking stuffer size).

The Hot Octopuss Pulse II Duo

The Hot Octopuss Pulse II Duo

The Hot Octopuss Pulse II Duo is an award-winning toy created for both solo and partner use. Unlike other couples’ toys that are usually designed to be inserted vaginally (such as We-Vibe Sync), The Pulse II Duo is designed for penises – and can be used flaccid or erect! Its innovative conch-like shape and included remote allows the Pulse II Duo to be used hands-free. A partner can also straddle atop the toy and enjoy the deep and rumbly vibrations that come from the toy’s patented PulsePlate™ technology.

Oh Joy, Sex Toy: Volume Three

Oh Joy, Sex Toy: Volume Three

After another successful Kickstarter, Erika Moen & Matthew Nolan have come out with Oh Joy, Sex Toy: Volume Three just in time for the holidays! This 312-page book is a must-have for fans of Oh Joy Sex Toy, but also makes a great gift for cartoon and comic lovers as well as sex geeks. Educational and funny — and with comics about everything from queer porn, to HPV, to foreskin — this volume may very well be the best one yet!

Switch Leather Ramona Harness

Switch Leather Ramona Harness

Another locally-made product that receives high praise from Team Bop is the Ramona Harness by Switch Leather. All of Switch’s harnesses are gorgeous, and handmade with very high-quality leather and shiny hardware that looks (and feels) fantastic. But Ramona’s smooth back panel, which offers extra support and acts as a driver pad, make this harness the pick of the year. Available in three sizes and two colors (black with stainless nickel-plated hardware or brown with brass hardware), Ramona is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to fall in love with their harness or give a gift that will be loved for years to come.

The Joys of Toys! Class at She Bop on December 14th

The Joys of Toys! Class at She Bop on December 14th

Looking back over the past six years of holiday picks, we realized that we had never suggested a class as one of our gift ideas. However, we think knowledge is one of the best gifts you can give, so this year we recommend embarking on an evening of entertaining sex education! The Joys of Toys! on Wednesday, December 14th is taught by She Bop in-house educator Gretchen, and would make for a super fun outing that goes beyond dinner and cocktails. Come learn about where sex toys originated, how they have evolved, and what’s new on the scene, as well as learning all about lubricant, vibrators, anal toys, BDSM toys, and more! BONUS: class attendees get 10% off their purchases in She Bop the night of the Joys of Toys class!

Nov
30

Rope Bondage 201

Sunday, January 29th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

stella-harris-ropeYou’ve taken the Introduction to Rope Bondage class and/or you’ve already learned the single column tie, double column tie, and basic chest harness. So, now what? It’s time to level up! In this 201 rope class Stella will show you how to put those ties together to create positions such as the hogtie and shrimp tie, and other positions that can be used for kink and sex. We’ll also dive deeper into rope handling, building intimacy and connection, and how to create a full scene with rope. We’ll demo these positions and techniques and give you time to practice them yourself.

Since these ties are more complex and intimate, you’ll get the most out of this class if you attend with a practice partner (please note that the $20 registration is per person), but folks who come alone may be able to pair off with other students. Please bring rope if you have it, but some practice rope will be available. Also, please bring a yoga mat and/or blanket because we’ll be on the floor for this class.

Stella Harris is an author, educator, and coach who focuses on intimacy and connection. As a certified Intimacy Educator, she uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients and she teaches everything from pleasure anatomy, to communication skills, to kink and BDSM. She has presented classes for a variety of organizations including the Portland Leather Alliance, the Portland Academy of Sex Ed, Sex Positive Portland, and more, and has spoken at Portland State University, Reed College, and Pacific University. Stella is widely published in print and online, from erotic fiction to educational and lifestyle pieces on sex and kink.

Stella hopes to build a world where everyone has the tools and confidence to explore their sexuality safely and free of shame.

Limited space available — sign up online!

Nov
27

Back That Ass Up!: Anal Sex 101

Wednesday, February 22nd — 7:30 p.m. — $20

AJ (aka Amory Jane)Are you interested in anal pleasure but not sure where to get started? Already tried anal play but wanting to learn some fun tricks and techniques? Whether you’re brand new to the wonderful world of anal or already have some backdoor experience, this class is sure to teach you something new!

In this educational and humorous workshop, AJ will confront taboos, go over anal anatomy, prostate, and the G-spot, discuss anal penetration for beginners, and show great positions for anal sex. She’ll also cover safety and hygiene and give you the inside scoop on all the best lubes and anal toys! This class is open to all genders and sexual appetites.

AJ (aka Amory Jane) is one of She Bop’s in-house sex educators. She graduated with a master’s degree from Lewis & Clark College, where she studied Sex Therapy and Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling. She has facilitated multiple discussion groups and taught dozens of sex education workshops around Portland and the Midwest. She also moonlights as a sex-positive relationship coach.

Limited space available — sign up online!

Nov
27

The Joys of Toys!

Thursday, February 9th — 7:30 p.m. — $15

Join She Bop’s very own Gretchen for an evening of education and fun. Ever wandered around a sex toy shop and wondered “what the heck is that?” Never fear, Gretchen will answer those burning (in a good way) questions and then some!

In this class you will learn how sex toys originated and have advanced throughout history. Gretchen will explain the different types of toys, what they are used for and what they are made from, including vibrators, dildos, kegel exercisers, anal toys, toys for BDSM and more. Of course, don’t forget one of the most important things of all… yes, that would be lube! Gretchen will go over the different types of lube, as well as the ingredients to be aware of when selecting the best product for you. She will also address how to clean and store your toys so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible.

Additionally, Gretchen will give pointers on how to select a toy or gift for someone else — just in time for your Valentine’s Day shopping!

As a special bonus, class attendees get 10% off their purchases in She Bop the night of the Joys of Toys class!

This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites!

Limited space available — sign up online!

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Nov
27

Modern Dating: A Safe, Practical, and Fun Approach

Sunday, February 5th — 7:30 pm — $15

Stella HarrisMaybe you’re getting back into the dating game after a long break, or maybe dating has always seemed tricky — either way, this class will give you the knowledge and tools to dive in!

These days, everyone has heard of online dating, even if they’ve never tried it. For a variety of reasons, online dating sites are increasingly the way people meet each other. With everyone working more and more, meeting people the old fashioned way, through friends or social gatherings, isn’t always practical.

So what are the considerations when meeting someone online? We’ll talk about how to write a compelling profile and present yourself in a flattering (and honest!) way, as well as ways to stay safe when meeting someone for the first (or second, or third) time. You’ll also learn current information about STIs, ways to protect yourself, and communication skills for bringing up the conversation with potential partners.

This class will also include a brief overview of different relationship styles, such as open relationships, polyamory, and swinging, so that you can have the information you need to decide what you’re looking for, and you’ll know what other people mean if they say that’s what they’re into. By the end of this class there will be nothing stopping you from creating an awesome profile and going out to meet new people!

Stella Harris is an author, educator, and coach who focuses on intimacy and connection. As a certified Intimacy Educator, she uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients and she teaches everything from pleasure anatomy, to communication skills, to kink and BDSM. She has presented classes for a variety of organizations including the Portland Leather Alliance, the Portland Academy of Sex Ed, Sex Positive Portland, and more, and has spoken at Portland State University, Reed College, and Pacific University. Stella is widely published in print and online, from erotic fiction to educational and lifestyle pieces on sex and kink.

Stella hopes to build a world where everyone has the tools and confidence to explore their sexuality safely and free of shame.

Limited space available — sign up online!

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Nov
15

Swinging & Threesomes & Orgies, Oh My!

Amory JaneThursday, January 26th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

Join sex educator and HUMP! 2015 Film Festival winner, Amory Jane, for a class on partner swapping, sex parties, threesomes, foursomes, and moresomes!

Are you excited about making your group sex fantasies come true but don’t know where to start? Do you and your partner want to try swinging or having a threesome together but are worried about how it may affect your relationship? Well, start learning how to make your fantasies a smart and safe reality with this workshop!

Amory Jane will talk about the differences between swinging, orgies, and threeways (and their unique benefits and considerations), give pointers on how to pick play partners wisely, and will cover important group sex etiquette. She will lead participants through exercises in communication and negotiating boundaries and ground rules, and she’ll also discuss jealousy and other emotions that may arise.

Limited space available — sign up online!

Nov
15

Mapping the Vulva: Anatomy, Communication, Touch, & Pleasure

Sunday, January 15th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

Stella HarrisThere is so much confusion surrounding vulvas that it’s become a pop-culture joke, from Orange is the New Black to Gay Men Draw Vaginas — where even the title is inaccurate. Unfortunately, the joke is on us. With vulvas being a place of mystery (and worse, a source of shame), our ability to receive pleasure from this area of the body can be extremely diminished. This class will dispel misinformation and teach you all about the vulva — from anatomy to styles of touch. In addition to the external genitalia, we’ll also discuss the vagina, the G-spot, and the underlying anatomical structures.

With a focus on intimacy and connection, this class will cover styles of communication that will set both the giver and the receiver of touch at ease and give you tools to communicate your desires. There is a whole world of pleasure available if giver and receiver are willing to learn how to relax, open up, to touch and receive touch.

Stella Harris is an author, educator, and coach who focuses on intimacy and connection. As a certified Intimacy Educator, she uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients and she teaches everything from pleasure anatomy, to communication skills, to kink and BDSM. She has presented classes for a variety of organizations including the Portland Leather Alliance, the Portland Academy of Sex Ed, Sex Positive Portland, and more, and has spoken at Portland State University, Reed College, and Pacific University. Stella is widely published in print and online, from erotic fiction to educational and lifestyle pieces on sex and kink.

Stella hopes to build a world where everyone has the tools and confidence to explore their sexuality safely and free of shame.

Limited space available — sign up online!

Nov
15

Jade Egg: A Tool To Increase Your Vitality, Health & Pleasure

Kim KellerWednesday, January 11th — 7:30 p.m. — $15

Energy amplifies whenever intention, focus, desire and hearts meet.

The use of a yoni-stone or Jade Egg to strengthen the vagina is an ancient practice that evolved thousands of years ago in China, and is now gaining tremendous popularity here in the West. Today, we utilize this ancient practice to enliven, open, heal, and energetically cleanse yoni (vagina), as well as strengthen and understand our pelvic region in ways we may have not previously understood. Jade Egg is known to increase overall health, vitality and libido while expanding your access to pleasure. Far, far more than just a vaginal exercise device, in this introductory workshop you will learn the basics of this potent practice, and why it is important to your overall vitality.

Kim Keller is a Certified Tantric Educator and Intimacy Coach from Ashland, OR. Trained in a wide range of modalities, Kim specializes in teaching a variety of methods for bringing the sacred into your sexuality. Kim delights in sharing intimate secrets to support all genders in finding more pleasure, joy, vitality and healing in both intimacy and in life.

Note: This introductory class will not include the actual use of a Jade Egg, however, Kim will be offering a Jade Egg Immersion in Portland at The Everett House on Sunday, January 15th.

Limited space available — sign up online!

Oct
21

Win tickets to HUMP! 2016

HUMP! film festival

HUMP!, the Pacific Northwest’s lovable amateur porn film festival, is right on the horizon! Showings are taking place this November at Revolution Hall in Portland, and some showtimes have already sold out!

We want to help you experience the hot, laugh-out-loud fun of HUMP!, so as in years past, we have some tickets to give away. Three pairs, to be precise! (So each winner can bring a friend.) The tickets are for the following showtime:

  • Friday, November 11th at 11:30 p.m. at Revolution Hall (21+)

In case you aren’t already pumped, the line-up of films have names such as “Cock-a-Pult,” “The Little Merman,” and “Toys, Trans, and Training,” and the trailer below is full of sexy, strange, and intriguing moments!

Enter now!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway. The first entry technique is mandatory, and the rest are optional.

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This giveaway ends on Thursday, November 3rd at 11:59 p.m. PST.
Winners will be chosen randomly and tickets will be emailed to them.

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Oct
18

The Joys of Toys!

Wednesday, December 14th — 7:30 p.m. — $15

Join She Bop’s very own Gretchen for an evening of education and fun. Ever wandered around a sex toy shop and wondered “what the heck is that?” Never fear, Gretchen will answer those burning (in a good way) questions and then some!

In this class you will learn how sex toys originated and have advanced throughout history. Gretchen will explain the different types of toys, what they are used for and what they are made from, including vibrators, dildos, kegel exercisers, anal toys, toys for BDSM and more. Of course, don’t forget one of the most important things of all… yes, that would be lube! Gretchen will go over the different types of lube, as well as the ingredients to be aware of when selecting the best product for you. She will also address how to clean and store your toys so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible.

Additionally, in case your loved one didn’t leave a detailed wish list for Santa, Gretchen will give pointers on how to select a toy or gift for someone else — just in time for your holiday shopping!

As a special bonus, class attendees get 10% off their purchases in She Bop the night of the Joys of Toys class!

This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites!

Limited space available — sign up online!

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