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!

Feb
26

Sales Associate + Store Manager 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 two friendly, positive individuals with a desire to support our customers in our sex positive environment, to fill two positions: Store Manager and Sales Associate. The deadline to apply is 5/29.

Store Manager Position

We are currently seeking a Store Manager to manage all aspects of the daily operations of the retail sales floor and support our team at our Mississippi location. This position ranges from 35-40 hours per week with weekend and evening availability a must. Applicant 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 2+ years previous retail management experience
  • proven strategic leader that leads by example, builds by consensus, and embraces change in a positive, fast paced team-oriented environment
  • enjoy leading teams to success through clear direction and support possess effective and strategic problem solving skills
  • are able to learn processes quickly and execute with efficiency
  • have the ability to self motivate and able to manage change effectively
  • possess strong analytical and decision making ability with strong attention to detail
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • have an interest in promoting sex positivity and are comfortable with talking about sexuality
  • enjoy helping people with sensitive topics
  • experience in sex education or sex products a plus

Position Overview:

  • Oversee all aspects of managing the sales floor including staff management, sales floor presentation, stocking, and merchandising
  • Be an example of and provide excellent customer service to all customers by working to solve their needs
  • Positively support team members and empower them to be successful, individually and within the team
  • Hold staff accountable for meeting the expectations of their positions
  • Manage and motivate staff to increase sales and ensure efficiency
  • Communicate openly and effectively with management team, staff and customers
  • Hire, train, review, and discipline sales staff and maintain employee files as needed with management team
  • Create, strategize, prioritize, support and monitor completion of each associates’ individual projects
  • Resolve staff issues and concerns and seek assistance from the management team as needed
  • Create and manage employee schedule according to payroll budget to ensure optimal coverage at proper times and to minimize overstaffing
  • Analyze sales figures, strategize and create sales goals for growth in conjunction with management team
  • Meet weekly with CEO and CFO to set weekly goals, review progress and receive additional training as needed

Physical Demands 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 email a cover letter and your resume by 5/29/19 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. Compensation: 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.

Sales Associate Position

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 May 29th, 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. Compensation: 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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Feb
13

Talk Dirty to Me: Aural Skills for Turn On

Sunday, April 14th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

Jessie FreshErotic language is one of the hottest tools for creating turn on that lingers all day! Dirty talk, when spoken authentically and confidently, can seduce, tease, heighten arousal, deepen connection, and increase sexual satisfaction. We will be learning how to confidently speak, text or email phrases to make someone hungry for you.

Class will include the basics of erotic communication: what to say, how to say it, when to say it, how to find your authentic voice so you can feel inspired to speak for turn-on, and how you can customize the experience for your partner’s Erotic Blueprint, whether they’re energetic, sensual, sexual, kinky or a shapeshifter.

Jessie Fresh is a licensed Sexual Empowerment Coach that specializes in Erotic Blueprint education. She helps her clients understand their unique arousal wiring so that they can experience magnetic attraction, sexual aliveness, and loving connection. Her mission is to help singles and couples increase self-awareness so they can have more connection, trust, understanding, and pleasure in their lives.

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
3

She Bop’s Picks: Valentine’s Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for all the romantics out there, and an even better time to introduce some fun new goodies — be it with partners, with friends, or with yourself! We’ve got a brand new gift guide to help you navigate all those big decisions for your 2019 Valentine’s Day.

Be sure to check out last year’s list and our Valentine’s gift guides from 201720162015, and 2014 for more inspiration!

Sweet Cream and Sweet Rush Vibes

Sweet Cream vibe Sweet Rush vibe
Have you ever seen such cute vibrators before?! These vibes from Blush Novelties “The Collection” are adorned with sweet treats and cute critters that are bound to make you smile with each use. The Sweet Cream vibe is covered in bright smiley ice cream treats, and the Sweet Rush vibe displays a collection of donuts, coffee, candy, and cats! What more could you ask for?

These vibes are made of non-porous phthalate-free ABS plastic and have a smooth matte finish, making them sleek and smooth to the touch and easy to clean. The turn dial at the base gets these friends going, and with a smooth rumbly vibration they are powerful as they are sweet! All you need is 2 AA batteries and they’re off! Use it vaginally, use it clitorally, use it solo or with a partner — these cuties are here for it all!

Stockroom Heart Lock Collar

Stockroom Heart Lock Collar

And while we’re talking cute and sexy — nothing says “be mine” like one of these collars, made by Stockroom in LA! To adorn a sweetie in this piece, all you have to do is unlock the nickel-plated heart lock with one of the included keys, wrap the lightweight latigo leather choker around their neck, and lock your lover in. Sleek, subtle, and sexy in appearance, and sure to send a message to all who may see it. It comes in jet black and baby pink, to fit anyone’s style, and two different sizes! Who WOULDN’T want to sport one of these darling collars?

Tease and Please Set

Tease and Please Set

Who says you can’t have it all? The Tease and Please set, a collaboration by We-Vibe and Womanizer, certainly says otherwise. It includes the We-Vibe Sync, a rechargeable, wearable dual vibe that stimulates both the G-spot and the clitoris and can be worn while receiving vaginal penetration, and the Womanizer Premium, a rechargeable clitoral stimulator with 12 levels of intensity that uses pleasure flow technology to simulate a suction stimulation on the clitoris! Both come with two year warranties and incredible added features.

The We-Vibe Sync can connect to the We-Connect App, a free application that lets you pair your device to your lover’s We-Vibe. Once connected, you can control the We-Vibe from ANY distance (seriously, from different countries even), and set your own vibration patterns in fun creative ways, like setting your own vibration playlists! The Womanizer Premium comes with a smart silence feature, meaning it will only turn on when it’s in close contact with skin, so no loud, excess noise. And with a price point that saves you $100 off their retail prices, you are in for a sweet deal all around!

Fun Factory Manta

Fun Factory Manta

We haven’t forgotten about you, folks with penises! The Manta is one of the newest products from German company Fun Factory and is designed with everyone’s pleasure in mind. The Manta is a vibrating ergonomic penis stroker that has opened a whole world of possibilities. Its wand like handle makes it easy to hold and makes it so the vibration stays in the vibe and doesn’t numb your hand. Its manta-ray shape isn’t just meant to be aesthetically pleasing, it also enhances the power of the motor and adds motion to the vibration. Not to mention its convenient ridges on the inside of the toy’s wings, meant to help evenly distribute lubricant.

Use the Manta as a solo stroker, either moving it up and down the shaft or holding it in place at the base or head of the penis, or as a couples’ toy, using it to essentially turn the penis into a vibrator or as an assistant for oral, simulating a deep-throat sensation. The Manta is fully waterproof and comes with 6 modes of intensity and 6 patterns, as well as a 2 year warranty. What’s not to love?

Foulmouth Greetings “Lovers” Collection

Foulmouth Greetings “Lovers” CollectionFoulmouth Greetings “Lovers” Collection
Say how you REALLY feel with the newest “lovers” collection from Foulmouth Greetings! With 4 new additions to our selection, you are bound to find just the right card to send to a partner or lover. Send the “Mask”  card to a sweetie you’ve caught all the feels for and watch them blush when they read “I may have caught a feeling”. “You been puttin spells on me?” reads the “Crystal” card, perfect for a new date, a longtime lover, or the witchy babe in your life. The adorably designed “Top” card sends a direct message for those typically top-inclined folks who are changing their tune, reading “I’ve always considered myself a top. With you though, I’m basically down for whatever.” Do you ever feel like even when you are right next to someone you care for, you still aren’t close enough? The “Nesting Doll” card gets you, reading “I wish I could fit my whole body inside your whole body.”

Check out Foulmouth’s entire selection for even more sweet and sexy options, and for only $5 a card, what’s stopping you from sending everyone you love a special little love letter this Valentine’s day?

Shi/Shi

Shi/Shi

The day has finally come — the toy we never thought would be is finally here! The Shi/Shi is a double-ended, highly flexible dildo with TWO motors! There is a motor for each end, making it possible for each partner to set their desired levels of vibration without interfering with a lover’s preferred vibration settings. NS Novelties has outdone themselves with this premium silicone, rechargeable masterpiece. The flexibility of this toy makes it easy to fit and move between two bodies, and the silky smooth silicone makes it soft to the touch and comfortable for those experiencing it. With a myriad of vibration settings at your fingertips, the fun may just never end!

Clone-A-Pussy Plus+ Sleeve

Clone-A-Pussy Plus+ Sleeve

The newest and most complex design yet from local company Empire Labs! The Clone-A-Pussy Plus+ sleeve is a masturbation sleeve unlike any before, because it is completely personalized! A spin on their classic Clone-A-Pussy set, the Plus+ Sleeve makes it so you can mold your favorite vulva (or orifice of your choice!) and, in the words of Empire Labs themselves, Clone it and Bone it! The directions are incredibly user friendly and easy to use. The kit includes everything you need — body-safe molding materials, medical-grade silicone, water-based lube, masturbation sleeve and stir sticks are all there to make your molding journey as easy as possible. The sleeve is removable and easy to clean.

This kit is a great gift for the penis-havers in your life, giving them the gift of your vulva to use at their leisure! And if you mess up your molding process, don’t worry! Empire Labs will hook you up with more molding powder, so you can get the perfect mold for your perfect gift.

Trustex Non-Lubricated Mint Condom

Trustex Non-Lubricated Mint Condom

Trustex non-lubricated mint flavored condoms are the perfect treat for those who love a minty fresh blowjob or a sweet subtle tingly sensation while hooking up with a lover. These FDA-approved condoms are green, to match their minty flavor, and non-lubricated for the chance to use your desired lubricant or none at all! Whether you’re looking to try something new or are a flavored-condom veteran, these condoms make a great addition for anyone who loves a fresh flavor and a fun time!

Mint & Amaretto Aphrodisiac Chocolate

Mint Aphrodisiac Chocolate Amaretto Aphrodisiac Chocolate
Whether you’re looking to get in the mood, for a nice energy boost, or just for a sweet treat, these Aphrodisiac Chocolates are for you! These herb-infused chocolates come in two delectable flavors — milk chocolate amaretto, for the chocolate covered cherry fans, and dark chocolate mint, for those looking for a richer full flavor. Boost your libido with herbs like Ginko Biloba, Siberian Ginseng, Guarana, Horny Goat Weed, Damiana, Muira Puama, Avena Sativa, Passion Flower, and Dong Quai.

Manufactured by a women-owned company in Washington, these sweet treats use no artificial coloring or ingredients, careful though: they may contain nuts! Surprise your lover with the gift of a delicious treat and a sexy libido booster all wrapped in one small package. And for only $1 a chocolate, what more could you want?

“Don’t Overthink What Feels Good” Zine

“Don’t Overthink What Feels Good” Zine

This lovely zine by Archie Bongiovanni, author of “A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns” and the zine “Queer Flagging 101!” has put together a sweet collection of poetry covering all the things we most often find ourselves overthinking — crushes, orgasms, dating, you name it! Woo your lover with the gift of poetry and let them know how much you care with beautiful words. As this zine says perfectly “Don’t overthink what feels good. Your body is so much deeper than you can imagine.” We all deserve to enjoy what feels good, and this zine is here to remind you and your loved ones to enjoy the finer and sometimes intimidating things in life.

Jan
27

Wet & Wild: G-spot and Squirting Orgasms

Stella HarrisWednesday, May 1st — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Ancient societies called it Amrita, the nectar of the gods. Pop culture regularly debates whether it’s urine. Whichever camp you fall in, squirting is a hot topic.

In this class, Stella Harris will cover internal and external anatomy with special emphasis on what is commonly known as the G-spot — but is becoming better understood as the clitourethrovaginal (CUV) complex. She’ll talk about everything from sex toys to touch techniques you can try alone or with a partner to experience an internal orgasm, and ways you can increase your chances of squirting.

Just as essential as sexual skills, Stella will discuss how to become comfortable with your body and with your partner, and ways to talk about touch and exploration that will put everyone at ease.

Stella Harris is building a world where everyone has the confidence to explore their sexuality safely and free of shame. 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. Stella has presented at venues and conferences nationally including Catalyst Con, KinkFest Portland, COPE Ohio, and Seattle’s Center for Sex Positive Culture. She has also spoken at Portland State University, Reed College, Lewis & Clark College and Pacific University.

Stella has been widely quoted in the media and she’s made guest appearances on numerous podcasts including Sex on the Brain and Playboy Radio. Her articles have appeared on Thought Catalog, Kinkly.com, and Fetish.com, and her fiction is included in more than a dozen anthologies.

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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