HUMP! 2010 Contest Winners

These are two very different stories about how porn played a positive role in two different relationships. The first story, while hilarious, also shows how porn can allow people to push past their inhibitions and be more adventurous. Incorporating porn into couples play or solo play can increase intensity and pleasure. The second story emphasizes that porn is not just for guys, women love porn too, especially now that there is more porn produced by and for women, and not just the soft stuff.

At She Bop we love to help people experience more excitement and pleasure in their lives. Thanks everyone for your entries and taking part in our contest and congrats to the winners (who requested to stay anonymous) who will be attending HUMP! this weekend. Have fun!

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She Bop’s 1 Year Anniversary Party!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we opened our doors, and an amazing year at that! We are so grateful for all the support we have received from all of our wonderful customers, neighbors and friends.

Come join us on Black Friday, November 26th, from 8pm – 10pm at She Bop (909 N. Beech St, Portland, OR 97227) for some yummy treats, fun prizes and of course some bubbly!

Thanks everybody for a great year — and many more to come!!!


Win Tickets to HUMP! 2010

She Bop is a proud sponsor of HUMP! 2010, the Pacific Northwest’s biggest, best, and most beloved amateur-and-locally-produced porn festival. HUMP! will be in Portland November 12-13 at Cinema 21.

To celebrate our first year sponsoring HUMP!, we are giving away 2 pairs of tickets to a few lucky winners. In 350 words or less, tell us about a positive, funny or enlightening experience you had with porn. The winning entry will be posted on our blog and the lucky winners will get 2 free tickets to HUMP! Please send submissions to by November 9th.

Don’t miss this fun, sexy and hilarious event, hosted by the much beloved Dan Savage. It’s pornerific!

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The Law of Multiples: Creating Healthy Open Relationships

Thursday, November 18th – 7:30 p – $15

One + One = Done. This is the openly accepted American ideal for a committed partnership. Nonetheless, many people find deep satisfaction in various styles of loving that include three or more partners. In this session we’ll discuss the differences between emotional and physical non-monogamy and cheating, the natural progression as we confront our own expectations and ideals, and look at the pitfalls and benefits when you consider creating intentional relationships with multiple partners.

M. Makael Newby, BA, BFA, is a CTA-certified Relationship Coach, Speaker and Sexuality Consultant, and the author of My Erotic Adventure, a Choose-Your-Own styled erotica with 48 unique endings. She supports open-minded and/or kinky and sex-positive people in achieving juicy, successful, fulfilling relationships, and being effective in every area of their lives. Testimonials, videos, blog and newsletter available at Phone & Skype based services at 540-623-9524 and

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018 (online class registration will be available soon!)


10% Tuesdays in October for Bradley Angle

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and She Bop will be donating 10% of all in-store sales on Tuesdays this month to Bradley Angle.

In 1975, Bradley Angle became the first domestic violence shelter on the West Coast (and only the 4th in the United States). Over the years, their services have expanded to include a 24- hour crisis line, transitional housing, support groups, community-based advocacy, and three programs unique to Oregon: culturally specific programming for African and African-American survivors, an economic empowerment program called Making Cent$, and support for LGBTQ survivors. Bradley Angle’s mission is to offer survivors of domestic and sexual violence options for safety, empowerment, healing and hope, while collaborating with local communities to create social change.


Basic Bondage for Sex – Sunday, October 10th – 7:30p – $20

Do you have the desire to tie someone up and have your way with them?  Come to this workshop and learn the basics of rope bondage for sex and pleasure.  This hands-on class will give you techniques and positions to bring to the bedroom, kitchen, living room or dungeon!  This workshop will also address issues around consent and safety.  Wear comfortable clothes and come ready to get down to it.  Bring a soft mat or blanket to practice on.  If you have rope bring it, but some will also be available for participants.  Come with or without a partner.  All genders and sexual orientations are welcome.

Venae is thrilled to turn you on and tune you in to new and exciting ways to pleasure yourself and others.  A Northwest native, Venae travels the country teaching and learning about sex, kink, and energetic health and well being.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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Holistic Pelvic Care – Wednesday, September 29th – 7:30 p – $12

Holistic Pelvic Care (HPC) is a technique that helps restore emotional, physical and energetic balance that is rooted in the pelvis. Through a detailed interview to discuss current issues and medical history, light acupuncture, detailed physical pelvic work, and guided visualizations, HPC can lead a woman to a deeper understanding of herself, and her power to heal and nurture her own well-being. This confidential and supportive class will serve as an introduction for women interested in learning about HPC and how it may be helpful for themselves or someone they care about.

Beth Yohalem-Ilsley is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in Science and Acupuncture and a post-graduate certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She was an intern at Shanghai University Hospital in China, specializing in gynecology and traumatology. Beth has over 15 years of experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions and extensive training in Muscle Energy Technique, Holistic Pelvic Care, Shonishin (pediatric acupuncture) for infants and children, and craniosacral therapy for adults and infants. Beth combined her eastern and western herbal training to become founder of Yohalem-Ilsley Medicinal Teas. She is co-owner of Mississippi Health Center in north Portland.

Limited space available – Call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018


Exploring Burlesque 201: The Construction of the Tease – Thursday, September 16th – 7:30 p – $15

Back by popular demand, Portland burlesque artist and producer Lori Madison brings you the second installment of the Exploring Burlesque series. For one night only Miss Madison will share the trade secrets of her glamorous alter ego Madison Moone (don’t miss Madison Moone’s performance at Dante’s on October 2nd – details below).

Students will be guided through a brief burlesque movement study including bumps, grinds, struts and prop dancing before exploring the construction of a tease. The group will examine how to properly stage concepts for the intimate setting of the burlesque stage, as well as popular peeling techniques including the stocking tease, bottom peels and the graceful removal of undergarments. Students will also discover helpful tips and tricks when dealing with troublesome closures such as zippers, buttons and bra hooks.

Dress in comfortable clothes such a yoga or dance wear. Please bring your favorite heels, your prettiest bra and a zip up or button down blouse for layering. Music and demo props will be provide by Miss Moone. All levels of fitness welcome, no dance experience or nudity required. Grab your best girlfriends and join Miss Moone for and evening of fun, laughs and celebration of the female spirit. See you in class!

Limited space available – Call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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Rough Sex For Beginners: Consent and Desire Sunday, August 29th – 7:30 p – $20

The sweet intersection of a slap and kiss.  The rough and tumble of spank and caress, of commanding voice and gentle stroke, of laugh and growl.

Does this sound like you?  Or wish it could be you?

Come join hugely popular sex and BDSM educator Felice Shays as she teaches you to use your hands, mouth, toys, and imagination to delve deep into what is often taboo and always crazy-hot.  Felice will address what it is to take and give power – as men and as women – and how we get to lose society’s prescriptions as we cross the bedroom threshold.

We will explore communication, emotional limits and release, safety, partnered positions, head-space, anatomy, dirty talk, and helpful items.  Throughout the workshop, Felice will share provocative techniques on how to find and express your own desire, how to push through fears that might be preventing you from discovering new sexual and sensual highs, and of course, she will teach you how to spank, slap, restrain, and more.

Yeah, we’re talking SEX. Sweet, raunchy, bring-it SEX.

All genders, ages and individuals and couples all and always welcome.
Bring your questions and your curiosity.

Limited space available – Call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018


10% Tuesdays in August for Bitch Media

Do you love Bitch magazine and the online content at as much as She Bop does?  Have you been a Bitch reader for years or have you just recently been introduced to the magazine and organization through the free back issues offered at our shop?  Whether you are a long-time devotee or a newbie to this awesome magazine and nonprofit organization, you can now be a supporter and get some fabulous sex toys to boot. You really can’t lose!

This month, Tuesdays at She Bop are all about Bitch!  Every Tuesday for the month of August, She Bop will be donating 10% of sales to Bitch Media.  Have you been pining over that Lelo vibe?  Or know you just can’t live without that Vix Skin dildo? Or maybe just need some more organic lube?  Now is the time to do it!  Come in to She Bop on any Tuesday in August and get whatever you’ve been dreaming about and help support Bitch Media at the same time!

B-Word Worldwide, doing business as Bitch Media, is the Portland-based nonprofit organization best known for publishing the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture.  Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an empowered, feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.  Learn more about Bitch Media at, and check out the online content including daily blogs and regular podcasts.

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