Feb
26

Sales Associate Opportunity

She Bop is a women-owned sex toy boutique specializing in body safe products and education. Our mission is to promote healthy and safe sexuality by offering quality products and educational workshops in a fun and comfortable environment. We are currently seeking a friendly, positive individual with a desire to support our customers in our sex positive environment. This position ranges from 24-35 hours per week with weekend and evening availability a must. She Bop has two locations: one just off N Mississippi St and one on SE Division street. This position may contain hours at both locations. Applicants must have reliable transportation to be able to meet the needs at either location. Visit our website for more information: www.sheboptheshop.com.

She Bop welcomes all applicants and is committed to creating a diverse environment.

Please apply if you:

  • Have an interest in promoting sex positivity
  • Are comfortable with talking about sexuality
  • Enjoy helping people with sensitive topics
  • Have 2+ years previous retail experience
  • Are able to maintain a consistent positive attitude
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enjoy working closely with team members as well as individually
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Possess effective and strategic problem solving skills
  • Are able to learn processes quickly and execute with efficiency
  • Experience in sex education or sex products a plus

Position Overview:

  • Provide excellent customer service to all customers by working to solve their needs
  • Work to build long term business relationships with customers
  • Be aware of and strive to reach sales goals
  • Maintain a clean and organized sales floor and work environment
  • Follow all store policies, procedures and safety protocol
  • Follow all POS and cash handling procedures
  • Continuously work to improve product knowledge
  • Consistently maintain a positive attitude personally and strive to reach full potential
  • Work closely with team members to create a positive work environment
  • Communicate openly and effectively with managers, team members, and customers
  • Effectively and efficiently complete all projects assigned

Physical Demand and Work Environment:

This position requires standing and walking for up to 10 hours per day. It also requires lifting a minimum of 25 lbs, bending, and climbing a step ladder during the shifts to complete the required tasks.

If you would like to join our team, please do the following by Friday, April 12th, 2019:

  • call 503-450-9901 and leave a message shorter than 60 seconds with your name and telling us how you think you would be a great addition to She Bop
  • email your resume to resumes@sheboptheshop(dot)com with your name first in the subject line

You must be 18 years or older to apply for this position. Position starts at $13/hour or D.O.E. Benefits include: 50% of medical, dental and vision insurance covered by the company with a minimum of 30 hours per week, Simple IRA with a 3% match, employee discount, Paid Time off, and educational opportunities.

She Bop is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Mar
31

Chair Tease Burlesque with Eva D’Luscious

Sunday, June 23rd — 7:30 pm — $25

Eva D'LusciousSassy, classy or seductive, chair tease is a delicious way to feel your sensuality and share it with a partner. Join high priestess of tease and ShowGirl Temple creatrix Eva D’Luscious to learn the basics of a graceful and enticing chair tease, including a mini routine and tips on dancing with your partner in the chair.

Wear workout or fitness clothing that allow you to move easily. You are welcome to bring heels that slip off easily (but feel secure when on) and thigh-high stockings to practice stocking peels. Sensuous chair dancing requires core strength, so Eva will bring her experience as a group fitness instructor into class for some core strengthening exercises — be prepared to sweat a little. A water bottle and a playful attitude are a must!

Eva D’Luscious is a Portland-based MC, burlesque performer, producer and instructor known for putting her students at ease and instigating a love of all things sparkly. A self-avowed dance, holistic living and fitness nerd on a mission to unite and uplift through joyful movement, she has supported many people in revealing their sparkly selves and welcomes beginners and experienced dancers to her classes.

Limited space available — sign up online!

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Mar
31

BJs with AJ: A Fellatio Workshop

Thursday, June 20th — 7:30 pm — $25

Amory Jane (AJ)HEADS UP! Are you a giver who wants to blow your lover’s mind with your incredible oral sex skills? Are you a receiver who wants to learn how to communicate your fantasies and help your partner have fun and be comfortable while going down? Then come one, come all! This is a blowjob class for everyone!

Amory Jane will talk about anatomy, blowjob positions, teasing, mouth and tongue techniques, what to do with your hands, and how to ask for what you want. She will cover sloppy BJs, deep throating, gagging, and playing with power dynamics. She will also share ideas on making oral sex more stimulating and pleasurable for the giver and dealing with issues such as TMJ or neck pain.

This workshop includes a live demo on a strap-on dildo. Bring a pen and paper if you like to take notes, and a dildo from home if you like to practice as you learn!

Limited space available — sign up online!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please email us at info@sheboptheshop.com with the class name & date in the subject line and some brief information about your circumstances. Two people will be chosen randomly from those who emailed and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

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Mar
31

This Heart Holds Many Book Reading & Event with Koe Creation

Koe CreationSunday, June 2nd — 7:30 pm — FREE (with option to pre-order This Heart Holds Many at 10% off)

As polyamory becomes ever more present in our society, the question blooming in people’s minds is: what about the children!? Fortunately, Koe Creation is here with an answer. This Heart Holds Many: My Life as the Nonbinary Millennial Child of a Polyamorous Family is a memoir highlighting both the logistics and agreements that contributed to one of the most positively unique childhoods you’ve ever heard of!

During this reading, Koe will share their stories of crowded parent teacher conferences, queer youth summer camp, and parental adoptions over potluck dinner that were typical of their otherwise divergent upbringing raised in a queer polyamorous family. In true polyam fashion, there will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A and you are encouraged to share your experiences in building intentional, sex-positive family!

Choose from two RSVP options:

  • RSVP only (free)
  • RSVP and purchase This Heart Holds Many at a 10% discount ($16.20), to be picked up in-store the night of the event*

Koe Creation’s award winning involvement in Sex Education, LGBTQ Activism, Public Health Advocacy and work within Polyamorous and Kink communities began taking professional shape in 2005, as a peer educator working in high schools. Koe has served the community through public speaking, media appearance, executive administration and a long standing verbal relationship with the Polyamory Weekly podcast. Their new memoir, This Heart Holds Many, is the first book written on multi-generational polyamorous families, from the child’s perspective.

Books will also be available at a special discounted price the night of the event.

* If you purchase the book option but do not attend the event, you will be responsible for picking up your book at our Mississippi location.

Limited space available — RSVP online!

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Mar
31

10% Tuesdays in April for Call to Safety

Each Tuesday this April, 10% of our sales at She Bop will go to Call to Safety (formerly Portland Women’s Crisis Line). Call to Safety is a hugely important organization that offers 24/7 support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. They offer services such as a crisis linesafety planning, peer support, and referrals to community resources. Call to Safety is an invaluable asset to our community, and we are honored to be able to give back to them for the tireless work that they do.

April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month. According to RAINN, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes. This unfortunate statistic is a reality for 1 out of every 6 American women. Here are a few resources for thinking about and combating sexual assault.

We also carry the books Healing Sex and The Sexual Healing Journey, which aim to help survivors of sexual trauma reclaim their sex lives.

Feb
28

10% Tuesdays in March for North by Northeast Community Health Center

North by Northeast Community Health CenterIt’s 10% Tuesday time again! This month, we’re donating 10% of our sales on Tuesdays to North by Northeast Community Health Center, the only medical clinic in Oregon focused on African American health. North by Northeast is a non-profit organization providing welcoming, high-quality health care to uninsured and OHP-covered adults. They work to improve health outcomes and advance health equity by offering primary care services focused on chronic health conditions affecting the local African American population.

North by Northeast Community Health Center was founded by a Pentecostal pastor and a Jewish doctor who met in 2005 as a result of the Gulf Coast hurricanes and joined in partnership to address the health needs of residents of their North and Northeast Portland community. They provide primary care services, including gynecologic examinations, treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, and immunizations and ongoing care for chronic health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. They also provide health education in the community, blood pressure screenings, health insurance enrollment assistance, and a barbershop blood pressure program.

North by Northeast is a safe and welcoming place, one where people find medical care that meets their needs in a culturally respectful way. Check out the video above for an example of the impact of their work, then be sure to visit us on any Tuesday in March to ensure that a portion of your purchase goes to North by Northeast. Follow their work on their website, Facebook, Twitter.

Feb
28

Pleasure, Power, and Pain: An Introduction to BDSM

Thursday, May 30th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

BDSM — whips, chains, and lots of black leather, right? Well… sometimes! But the world of kink and BDSM covers so much more, from a little rough sex to the opportunity to explore your personal boundaries, both emotional and physical.

If you’ve been curious about something you’ve read, or turned on by a scene in a movie that’s a little rougher than the usual fare, this class is for you! You’ll learn how to use those amazing toys and have the chance to see what they feel like. We’ll also be discussing role play, power dynamics, and resources for finding the local BDSM community.

Bring your fantasies, your questions, and your curiosity and get ready for a hot evening!

Annamarie is a passionate sex educator with a knowledge fetish. Sexuality has been a life-long interest, with a focus on embracing our entire sexual selves, growing as erotic beings, and creating community. She has been presenting and teaching workshops on sexuality, polyamory, and BDSM in the Portland area and around the west coast since 2006.

Limited space available — sign up online!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please email us at info@sheboptheshop.com with the class name & date in the subject line and some brief information about your circumstances. Two people will be chosen randomly from those who emailed and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

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Feb
28

Sexting Myself: How to Take Sexy, Sensual Selfies

Sunday, May 19th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Ev'Yan WhitneyExplore and celebrate your sexuality through the fun and sensual art of sexy self-portraiture. In this class, Ev’Yan Whitney — sexuality doula and sex writer on her blog sexloveliberation.com — will teach you all the tricks and tools you’ll need to take bomb sensual selfies — not just for your lover’s pleasure, but for your pleasure, for your gaze, as a way of acknowledging and expressing the erotic in you.

You can’t be what you can’t see, and sexy selfies can show you your sexual radiance through your own eyes.

In Sexting Myself, there will be a short, interactive lesson about sexy self-portraiture, then you’ll get to try your hand at a sexy selfie in a private, secluded area which Ev’Yan has prepped with props, lights, and a playlist to get you in the mood. Perfect for the seasoned the selfie-taker and selfie novices. All you’ll need is a smartphone that takes pictures.

Note: This class is for women- and femme-identifying folks only.

Limited space available — sign up online!

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Feb
28

STARS: Consent and Communication

Thursday, May 16th — 7:30 p.m. — $10

Evelin Dacker

In the age of #MeToo, consent has become a cultural imperative. While consent is essential for healthy sexuality, many of us have not been taught the skills to put it into consistent practice. Talking about sexual needs and desires is a challenge when we do not have a starting point. STARS is a communication model developed by Dr. Evelin Dacker that provides a guideline for enthusiastic verbal consent. STARS stands for STI/Sexual Health Status, Turn-ons, Avoids, Relationship Intentions/Needs and Safer Sex Etiquette. The STARS model helps all of us communicate effectively about sexual desires, boundaries, health and intentions in a meaningful and natural way.

In this interactive workshop by Dr. Dacker, we will explore and learn about dating in today’s age, the meaning of consensual communication, practice STARS, and share ideas with one another in a safe, structured environment. For the story about the creation of STARS, check out this TEDx Talk. For more information on Evelin Dacker, visit evelindacker.com.

Limited space available — sign up online!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please email us at info@sheboptheshop.com with the class name & date in the subject line and some brief information about your circumstances. Two people will be chosen randomly from those who emailed and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

Feb
27

Shine Louise Houston’s newest porn adventure

Between the adult industry and the queer community, Shine Louise Houston is household name. She has been creating erotic queer cinema for almost a decade with Pink & White Productions, and is known as the mastermind behind The Crash Pad, a long running porn series about a secretive San Francisco apartment where queer folks go to have spectacular sex. Her other films, including SNAPSHOT, have all won numerous accolades, as well as a quite a bit of attention. Along the way, Houston has always kept focus on what matters to her: representing queer communities and queer communities of color.

Houston’s latest project, Chemistry Eases the Pain, is a “not-so-typical queer love story” currently seeking crowdfunding. The film will be an erotic dark comedy with a woman of color as its main character – Frankie, a young, staunchly lesbian college student thinks she’s “going straight”… Which will she choose: Love or her pride? Houston’s reputation for thoughtful storytelling and moody cinematography will surely play a major role, all with mega hot sex woven into the story line.

Independently producing the film will allow for more creative control, more time to edit, and more profit. This is the second time Houston has taken to crowdfunding a project, her project SNAPSHOT being the first and very successful at that. The campaign for Chemistry Eases the Pain has a goal of $23,000, which will cover the cost of paying cast and crew. Some perks for donating include: DVDs, postcards, luxurious glass dildos, getting your name in the closing credits of the film, She Bop gift cards, and even a cameo in the film!

The campaign ends on February 28th. If you can’t donate, consider sharing the campaign on social media, just tag @ShineLouise and @PinkWhite! Supporting queer media, people of color, and independent queer porn is so important – with only a couple days left of the campaign, spread the word far and wide!

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