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Win tickets to Orchestre L’Pow!’s Big Time! Speakeasy

Yes, it’s true — we’re giving away tickets to Orchestre L’Pow’s upcoming prohibition-era themed burlesque show, Big Time! Speakeasy!

Big Time! Speakeasy will take place Saturday, September 28th at the Bossanova Ballroom. Best of all, we’re giving away a balcony group VIP table! This means the winner will be able to bring three friends with them to the show! (Scroll to the bottom for entry form.)

The show will begin in the more intimate upstairs bar and game room for a pre-show cocktail soirée featuring Seattle’s The Bad Things! The fun will then move downstairs to the main stage for burlesque performances by Jeez Loueez, Russell Bruner, The Infamous Nina Nightshade, Itty Bitty Bang Bang!, and Hyacinth Lee. Orchestre L’Pow! will be making a nod to speakeasies from the Roaring Twenties to the Swinging Sixties, performing music from Benny Goodman, Henri Mancini, The Shadows and The Replacements among others; all filtered through Orchestre L’Pow!’s post-punk big band sound. Hosting this shindig will be none other than internationally acclaimed burlesque MC, Vincent Drambuie.

One things for certain, it’s going to be a sultry, smoky night that Portland burlesque fans won’t soon forget. Here’s a taste of what you’ll get to see if you win:

Enter to win a balcony group VIP table at Big Time! Speakeasy using the Rafflecopter widget below. You may login via Facebook or use your name and email address. There is only one mandatory entry (subscribe to this blog); the rest are optional for a better chance to win.

Winner must be over 21. We will notify the winner via email on September 23rd.

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Win tickets to CineKink PDX!

Want to snag tickets to the one-night-only CineKink PDX, taking place this Sunday, August 4th, at the Clinton Street Theater? Of course you do!

We’re giving away 3 pairs of tickets to each screening that night. Choose which screening you’d like to attend, then enter using the widget below.

Best of CineKink 2013 — 7 p.m. — A selection of award-winning shorts deemed the best during CineKink’s festival run. This year’s collection runs the gamut of genres and sexual proclivities, with documentary, comedy, experimental, and dramatic shorts.

“Remedy” — 9 p.m. — A movie-length psychological drama that follows a woman into the dungeons of New York City, where she delves into professional domination and submission… and discovers her own physical and emotional limits.

Winners must be over 18. Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on Friday, August 2nd. We will notify winners via email by the evening of Saturday, August 3rd.

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Win tickets to Orchestre L’Pow!’s Shimmy! Shake! Shindig! burlesque show

Shimmy! Shake! Shindig!Burlesque is the best, so we’re super excited to be giving away tickets to Orchestre L’Pow’s upcoming burlesque show, Shimmy! Shake! Shindig!

Shimmy! Shake! Shindig! is a brand new show for Orchestre L’Pow and will take place Saturday, March 9th at the Bossanova Ballroom. Best of all, we’re giving away a balcony group VIP table! This means the winner will be able to bring three friends with them to the show!

Hosted by internationally-renowned burlesque MC Vincent Drambuie, the dance routines at Shimmy! Shake! Shindig! will be performed to the post-punk big band sounds of Orchestre L’Pow, the Northwest’s premiere burlesque pit band. This epic show will feature two-time Golden Pastie Award winner Bettina May, plus the fabulous L’Pow! company dancers — Madison MooneThe Infamous Nina Nightshade, and Itty Bitty Bang Bang. Get ready to shake it ’60s style!

Enter to win a balcony group VIP table at Shimmy! Shake! Shindig! using the Rafflecopter widget below. You may login via Facebook or use your name and email address. There is only one mandatory entry (subscribe to this blog); the rest are optional for a better chance to win.

Winner must be over 21. We will notify the winner via email on March 5th.

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Win tickets to Big Time! Burlesque’s Mistletoe Peepshow!

Do you love watching burlesque? Want to see the incomparable Madison Moone and Nina Nightshade in action?

We’re giving away two pairs of general admission tickets to Big Time Burlesque’s Mistletoe Peepshow on December 14th at the Bossanova Ballroom, so you and a friend can get in the holiday spirit — burlesque style!

Mistletoe Peepshow will take you on a ride more thrilling than hitching a lift with Santa himself! Featured performers include Madison Moone, Burgundy Brixx, The Infamous Nina Nightshade, Itty Bitty Bang Bang, and renowned burlesque MC, Vincent Drambuie. Music provided by Orchestre L’Pow! — the Northwest’s longest-running burlesque pit band.

To be entered to win a pair of tickets to the show, all you have to do is comment on this post! Winners must be over 21. We will notify winners via email on December 8th!


Traveling with sex toys — your stories!

We received some wonderful — and hilarious — stories about your travels with sex toys on our recent guide to traveling with sex toys! It was really hard to choose just one favorite, but we decided the winner of the Appetite travel bag was Megan, with her amusing story about a large dildo that, after raising eyebrows at the security scanner at the airport, garnered the nickname “Hillshire”:

After I placed my bag on the conveyor I watched the agent look at the X-Ray of my bag, then turn her head in that “Dog knows there’s a treat in your hand” sort of way. I swear I could see her floppy ear twitch with curiosity. I noticed my increasing discomfort and an anxious laugh escapes my lips. I see her call over another TSA agent and point at the screen, discuss, and look again. While I know this only took 30 seconds, it felt like AN HOUR of fidgeting for me. Yep, next thing you know I’m called to the side by a male agent asking to look through my bag. As we walk to a table and he is asking permission to go through my belongings, I say to him in a firm but quiet voice, “I have some very personal items in my bag and would appreciate discretion.” I gave him the eye and nodded towards a family with four middle age children near by. My comment made his slight grin increase, but he caught my drift and moved us to a curtained area, then proceded to very quickly pull out a VERY LARGE black dildo, at which point he said to me, “We thought it was either that or a big ol’ sausage! We just had to check.” We both had an awkward chuckle and I went on down the terminal. That dildo earned the name Hillshire from that day on.

Another funny story came from Natassia, whose vibrator was re-purposed by her grandmother while she was out on the town:

The first and last time I ever took a vibrator with me on a trip was to Japan. I had no trouble getting it into the country, but after about 3 days or staying with my grandmother at her brother and sister-in-law’s house, my vibrator was anything but discreet. I had gone for a walk around their town outside of Tokyo, and returned to see my grandmother sitting on their floor pillows with my vibrator on her neck. She said she found it when she was putting my clean laundry back into my suitcase and it was just perfect for between her upper back and neck. I was speechless. Luckily it was clean and no one in the house knew what it was.

We loved Rose’s candor with the TSA agents when going through the security line with a bunch of sex toys packed in a carry-on. Half the battle is educating the people who search the bags, and she looks forward to it:

 . . . Walking up to the security check point I was just hoping for them to open my carry on. I placed it on the conveyer and just waited. And yes, they picked up my bag and wanted me to open it.

While opening it I said it was probably the sex toys and the security lady searched through the bag and when she was satisfied she asked me if it was alright if she put it through the X-Ray machine again so she could educate the guy behind the machine on how sex toys look! At this point I was giggling and said that it was okay and I was just staring at the guy behind the machine as he was educated. He obviously was a little embarrassed, especially when he looked at me and saw me giggle.

So yeah, traveling with toys is fun for me, and I make it a sport to make sure they open my carry on!

Cindy commented with a reassuring story about years of traveling with BDSM toys. Turns out, she has had no incidents whatsoever!

I travel a lot to attend kinky conferences and BDSM events. Initially, I was pretty nervous about traveling with a bag full of rope, bandage shears (bondage is my main kink) and a few choice dildos/vibrators I can’t go anywhere without. After doing a fair bit of research I decided to just take the experience head on. I packed a carry-on bag with my rope, making sure to lay the dildos right on top. I figured, why not? I have nothing to be ashamed of and if it really became an issue I’d be willing to check my bag and be done with it. I elected to purchase a pair of shears at the venue since they’re cheap and easy to come by and definitely fall into the ‘sharp and dangerous’ category. Walking up to that first security line, I was totally convinced that some TSA agent would be reaching into my bag, pulling out the big glitter cock and asking what it was. I’d have no choice but to be honest, responding, “Why that’s my strap-on dick, of course!” right there in front of everyone. Surprisingly, no one raised an eyebrow as the bag full of rope and cocks went through the x-ray, either coming or going and they still haven’t, all these years later.

Thank you for all your stories, and may your future travels be stress-free!

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Fundraisin’ raffle results!

We are happy to report that our 2-year anniversary fundraisin’ raffle was an enormous success! We raised over $1,100 in total for Bitch Media, In Other Words, Portland Women’s Crisis Line, Bradley Angle and the Q Center. Amazing! Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket — or several! Winners of the sex toy prize packages have been contacted.

Many, many thanks again to the lovely vendors that donated products and helped make this raffle happen: LELO, Je Joue, Vixen Creations, Happy Valley, Spareparts Hardwear, Fun Factory, Jimmyjane, Standard Glass, Aslan Leather, Cleis Press, GladRags, BitchAppetite, Good Vibrations, Good For Her, Bust, Empire Labs, Good Clean Love, Hathor Aphrodisia, Yes, Sliquid, Luxotiq, Blossom Organics, Simply Blown, and Gothfox. Y’all rock.


Big ol’ 2 year anniversary fundraisin’ raffle!

To celebrate our 2-year anniversary and to give back to the community that has embraced us, we’re holding a huge raffle with some fantastic prize packages! This raffle will serve as a fundraiser, with the proceeds going to five amazing non-profit organizations: Bitch Media, In Other Words, Portland Women’s Crisis Line, Bradley Angle and the Q Center. We are super excited to raise money for these organizations that are so vital to our community — we do in-store fundraisers for them throughout the year and we love to help them out. Find more info about each one below.

We have over $2,000 worth of fabulous prizes to give away! A bunch of awesome companies donated products: LELO, Je Joue, Vixen Creations, Happy Valley, Spareparts Hardwear, Fun Factory, Jimmyjane, Standard Glass, Aslan Leather, Cleis Press, GladRags, BitchAppetite, Good Vibrations, Good For Her, Bust, Empire Labs, Good Clean Love, Hathor Aphrodisia, Yes, Sliquid, Luxotiq, Blossom Organics, Simply Blown, and Gothfox. A big, big thank you to all these great vendors for their very generous donations! We could not have put this together without you!

Here’s how it works: now through December 4th, you can buy $5 raffle tickets in our shop or online. You can buy tickets for the big ol’ raffle (which includes a variety of prize packages), or for specific prize packages, or both! Whatever interests you. All proceeds will go to the non-profit organizations, and many of you will win sweet sex toy prize packages. It’s a win-win!

About the non-profit organizations

Q Center is a wonderful LGBTQ community center just around the corner from us in North Portland. Their mission is to increase the visibility of and foster connection within metropolitan Portland’s LGBTQ community. The center builds public awareness and support, and celebrates LGBTQ diversity through art, culture, and collaborative community programming.

Portland Women’s Crisis Line is a hugely important organization that offers 24/7 support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. They offer services such as safety planning, peer support, crisis intervention, needs assessments, and referrals to community resources.

Bradley Angle offers survivors of domestic and sexual violence options for safety, empowerment, healing and hope, while collaborating with local communities to create social change. Their services include a 24-hour crisis line, transitional housing, support groups, and community-based advocacy.

Bitch Media is the nonprofit organization best known for publishing the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. They are a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that promotes activism and impels social change.

In Other Words has been serving the Portland community as a feminist bookstore, a low-cost and safe events space, and as a community resource center for the past 17 years. It supports, enriches, and empowers communities through educational and cultural events, art and literature.

About the prize packages

Our general big ol’ raffle includes many different prize packages:

While our specific prize packages allow you to enter for the exact package that catches your eye:

Winners will be chosen on Sunday, December 4th. Winners can pick up their prizes at the shop. If they are unable to, winner will pay shipping cost. Shipping costs will vary depending on location but will not exceed $10 for USPS Priority.


HUMP! 2011 giveaway winners

Tonight marks the first showings of HUMP!, the Pacific Northwest’s amateur porn film festival, which we happily sponsored this year. Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway of tickets. We found some extra tickets, so we ended up giving away ten pairs instead of six!

Congratulations to the winners: Rara, Cyndilu, Amy S, Jeremy, Serena, Nikeisah, Jane Love, Mrbeerguy, Heather, and C.J. Smith! We hope you have great fun at HUMP!.

If you’re still hoping to get tickets to HUMP!, there is but one screening that is not yet sold out — it’s on Saturday at 2 p.m. and includes a special Q&A with Dan Savage. Get tickets before they disappear!

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Win tickets to HUMP! porn film festival

HUMP!, the Pacific Northwest’s lovable amateur porn film festival, is approaching fast! Showings are Thursday, November 17th through Saturday, November 19th at Cinema 21 in Northwest Portland.

We want to help you experience the hot, laugh-out-loud fun of HUMP!, so like last year, we have some tickets to give away. Unlike last year, we have a whopping six pairs of tickets to give away! So, of course, all winners can bring a friend.

Remember, showings are only open to people 21 and older.

How to enter

Each of these earns you one entry. You may do as many or as few as you’d like. You must comment on this post when you do any of these, or you will not receive the entries.

  • “Like” us on Facebook. (1 entry)
  • Post about us on your Facebook page, telling your friends to “like” us. (1 entry)
  • Follow us on Twitter. (1 entry)
  • Comment on this post telling us why you want to attend HUMP!. (1 entry)

This giveaway ends on Friday, November 11th at 11:59 p.m.

Winners will be chosen by random draw and will receive their tickets by mail or in person at She Bop. Showtimes will be randomly assigned.

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Back to school giveaway winners

Well, it’s mid-September now, and our back to school giveaway has come to a close. Thank you all for sharing your fun back-to-school memories in the comments section! We loved reading them.

Our winners were chosen by random draw. The winner of the clit kit is Elle M., whose back-to-school memory was this heart-warming story:

I took the bus in to campus, and on the second day, I got off the bus and almost walked into an old friend I had fallen out of touch with. We’re closer now than we were back in the day, and but for the timing on my morning commute, we might never have rekindled our friendship. Thanks, 8 AM college class!

And the winner of the G-spot kit is Cort, who shared with us this familiar memory:

My fav back to school memory is always that nervous feeling in the lunch room when you enter, the panic when you can’t find your friends & the smile when you hear your name being called by your group & the 25 min you have to catch up on the past 3 months!

Congrats to both of you and thanks to everyone for participating!


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