• Awards, nominations, and press,  Community,  News

    We’re on Oh Joy Sex Toy — and voted the #1 sex toy shop in Portland!

    She Bop on Oh Joy Sex Toy

    When we invited Portland cartoonist and Oh Joy Sex Toy creator Erika Moen to attended two of our most popular classes, Full-Bodied Fellatio and Beyond Monogamy, we knew the resulting comic would be awesome. But nothing could have prepared us for just how awesome. Not only did Erika draw an excellent depiction of our class instructors AJ and M. Makael Newby, she meticulously illustrated the shop itself… and had so many nice things to say about her experience at each class! AJ was fun and engaging, packing a TON of information into two hours. My favorite bit was the Jealousy Jellyfish she used to breakdown the different components of the ol’ Green Eyed Monster.…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for May

    The world is a much sparklier place now with the addition of many different butt plugs from Crystal Delights! We have their basic yet gorgeous short stem and long stem plugs with Swarovski crystals, a frosted plug with a vintage medallion in the base, a clear plug with a white air bubble marble base, and plugs with faux fur and rainbow pony tails. Tails! Our newest vibrator is the Blush Purity, which stands out as an inexpensive silicone vibe. We like its somewhat realistic shape and its simple turn dial base. Not to mention its price — only $32! Our bookshelves are now stocked with the latest issue of Original Plumbing: Trans Male Quarterly (the…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for April

    April showers bring May… books? 50 Shades of Kink, Tristan Taormino’s latest guidebook, is here and it’s everything you’d expect from her: snappy, smart, and accessible. We also added Smut Peddler, a collection of 24 dirty comics featuring Portland’s own Erika Moen (of Oh Joy Sex Toy fame), and The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships. For our Gender Studies section, we picked up the classic Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein, Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity, and a book with the most adorable child we’ve ever seen on the cover, Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender Non-Conforming Children. We added two more of whirlwind porn performer Madison Young‘s creations to…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for January

    Wondering what’s new in the shop this month? For starters, we got the Bliss Tips Wand Attachment, which can turn your wand vibe into a double pronged stimulator, and the remote-controlled LELO Hula Beads — which can turn a night on the town into a playful, interactive bit of foreplay. These beads create a unique internal sensation by rotating and vibrating, while the remote control lets a partner in on the action. In the shop you can also find a special Red edition variety pack of Sir Richard’s condoms — 5% of their proceeds will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS (and, as always, they donate a condom to a developing country for each one…

  • Awards, nominations, and press,  News

    2014 AVN Award nomination for “Best Boutique”!

    We were honored to see ourselves on the 2014 list of AVN Award nominees! For the fourth year in a row, we were nominated for “Best Boutique.” Almost every shop in the Progressive Pleasure Club was nominated again this year, including the incredible shops Early to Bed, Smitten Kitten, Self Serve Toys, Feelmore 510, Good For Her, Sugar, and The Tool Shed. Congrats to everyone! The 2014 AVN Award Show will take place on January 18th, 2014 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

  • Awards, nominations, and press,  Community,  News

    Thanks for voting She Bop the #1 sex toy shop in PDX!

    The Portland Mercury‘s annual PDX Approved guide has hit the streets, and we were named the #1 porn / sex toy shop in the city for the second year in a row! We’ve been honored to be included in this guide for the past three years. In 2011, the category was called simply “porn shop.” Last year, it became “porn / sex toy shop” and the Mercury published a sweet write-up about us. This year, the PDX Approved guide is a separate little booklet that can be found in the middle of this week’s Mercury. Get it while you can! A resounding THANK YOU to everyone who chose us in the Mercury‘s ballot. And congratulations…

  • Musings,  New products,  News

    Ageless Erotica: more than added wrinkles

    Ageless Erotica

    As big fans of senior sex educator Joan Price (author of Better Than I Ever Expected and Naked at Our Age), we were excited when she posted a call for submisssions for a senior erotica anthology in November of 2011. A book like that was desperately needed, and we knew Price was just the person to make it happen! Well, the fruits of Price’s labor are finally here in the form of Ageless Erotica. We love it. Just look at that cover! In an article for The Daily Beast, erotica extraordinaire Rachel Kramer Bussel details the story behind Ageless Erotica while also exploring the latest sex writing from older sex educators, sex surrogates, and even a Colorado…

  • Events,  News

    Find us at Pride 2013!

    The annual Pride festival is this weekend, June 15th and 16th, and as always, we will be there! At our festive booth in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, we’ll have many queertastic items such as rainbow tutus, bedazzled pasties, rainbow suspenders, and more. Come say hi! Of course, you’ll also find us marching in Sunday’s parade along with the Q Center, whom we’re sponsoring again this year. We’ll be handing out lube samples, condoms, and coupons, so if you see us along the route, give us a wave or a cheer. Happy Pride!

  • Industry spotlight,  Musings,  News

    Hitachi Magic Wand, minus the “Hitachi”

    It looks like our old friend the Hitachi Magic Wand is getting a bit of a facelift. Notice anything? Yep, the word “Hitachi” is being dropped from its name. Don’t panic — it’ll always be the powerhouse we’ve always loved. But, as it turns out, Japanese company Hitachi has grown weary of having its name attached to a device far more well-known for its pleasure-inducing properties than its “intended” purpose of massaging sore muscles (although it does that quite well, too!). Despite the fact that the Magic Wand has been in production for over 30 years, Hitachi planned to cease production of the product. Thankfully, distributor Vibratex stepped in with a better…

  • News

    Announcing our affiliate program!

    Big news! After much toiling behind the scenes, our affiliate program is now live. If you run a blog or website and want to promote our shop and the products we carry, you can now apply to be a part of our program. We offer 15% commissions on every sale you send our way. If you’re already talking about us online or want some incentive to do so, this is it! How you choose to promote She Bop is up to you, whether you simply place a banner in your sidebar, mention us on Twitter, write reviews of your favorite products… or all of the above! Then, when a visitor clicks on one of…