Feb
4

Bondage without Rope with Carrie Gray of Aslan Leather

Sunday, March 20th – 7:30 p – $20

Mention bondage and many people immediately associate it with “being tied up” but what if you are not into rope? Restraints are great for experimenting with bondage and they are quick and easy to apply and provide instant power exchange. Join us for a fun and interactive class on restraints and discover the myriad of ways you can use your set of wrist cuffs, or a number of other fun bondage toys to give you and your bottom a hot scene. We will look at types of restraints, how to apply them, bondage positions for sex, types of bondage, communication skills, scene ideas, safety precautions and so much more. Bring your questions, and be ready to participate — there will be plenty of opportunities.

Carrie Gray is a Toronto based BDSM educator, photographer, manufacturer and designer of strap on harnesses, bondage equipment and owner of ASLAN Leather Inc. Carrie has presented at The Floating World 2010, Dark Odyssey Summer Camp and will be presenting at Dark Odyssey WinterFire 2011 and has been teaching his classes through Good For Her in Toronto for over 10 years. Carrie identifies as a Gender Queer, Transgendered Butch and is a passionate advocate of BDSM as a self- empowering form of sexual, psychological and physical play. A lifestyle Daddy and Master, Carrie enjoys the discoveries that come from pushing the psychological and physical boundaries of top and bottom space through role play, the intimate power of spanking, flogging and the beautiful submission and control of bondage. Carrie’s scene experience and sadistic pleasures cover a variety of activities including knives, canes, needle play, single tails and age play. He believes that playing is an ongoing growth process and is always ready to learn new skills to share with others. With over 10 years experience as a BDSM educator Carrie shares his expertise and lessons in an engaging, open and entertaining format that encourages participants to learn through communication, play and participation.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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Feb
4

Boudoir Burlesque with Madison Moone

Wednesday, February 23rd – 7:15 p – $15

Portland’s very own “queen of the tease” is back to bring you a brand new burlesque movement class designed to take the novice peeler to the next level; Boudoir Burlesque aims to go deeper into this sensual art form while getting you in touch with your feminine wiles!

This tantalizing class begins with a brief overview of some burlesque basics such as bumps, grinds, and struts before moving into a flirty, choreographed routine. Miss Moone combines traditional burlesque moves and classic striptease with modern dance techniques. Madison will also share her trade secrets on peeling garments elegantly with in the construct of a tease. Bob Fosse meets Dita Von Teese in a sultry class that is sure to give your libido a work out!

While nudity is not required, sexy costuming is! Short skirts? Yes! Lace panties? Yes! Garters? Stockings? Gloves? Yes! Yes! Yes! Please bring a sexy outfit of your choice from home including heels, panties and a bra. The sky is the limit so let your female spirit run wild! Do keep in mind that we are learning “the art of the tease”, layers are best as we will be going down to bras and panties in the routine. Not sure what to wear? Bring some wardrobe from home and Miss Moone will act as your burlesque stylist.

If you have previously taken “The Construction of the Tease” or “Burlesque 101,” this class is the next step. However, beginners and adventurous spirits are highly encouraged to attend! All levels of fitness welcome, no dance experience or nudity required. Please avoid alcohol consumption before attending and arrive by 7:15pm – class will begin promptly at 7:30pm and no late entrance allowed after 7:45pm. Also no photographs are permitted.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – (503) 473-8018

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Feb
2

She Bop’s Picks: Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. How can you argue with a day meant to celebrate love and pleasure in all their various forms? We sure can’t! In fact, we think Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to scout out something new for your bedroom adventures. Here are our recommendations for sexy items to make this Valentine’s Day memorable (and pleasurable!), whether you’re in a partnered relationship or flying solo.

Cleo

Sure, this adorable vibrating apparatus can be used for regular massages (the bulbs do feel quite nice…), but its sexy use is far more interesting. With its suction cup base, it can be attached to a smooth surface, keeping it immobile while you hump away. The suction cup is also detachable. Cleo has eight different vibration modes and is made of silky 100% silicone. It is fully waterproof, ’cause you know you want to take this one in the bath or shower!

Duet

Cock rings are great for enhancing erections and boosting sensitivity in the penis, but this one is truly made to please everyone involved. Made of stretchy elastomer, the Duet features two vibrating attachments to stimulate the clitoris on one partner and perineum on the other. It can also be used solo for some buzzing masturbation fun, or strapped onto a dildo or vibrator to create a dual-action toy!

Comstock Films

You’ll likely never find any porn film as romantic and deeply personal as those made by Tony Comstock. These films feature interviews with the couples, supplying a backstory about their relationship that makes the subsesquent sex even hotter. From the charm of Damon and Hunter, to the sweet sensuality of Bill and Desiree, to the fiery passion of Xana and Dax, there is a Comstock Film for everyone.

Pure Wand

The Pure Wand has been known to change lives, with its heavy G- and P-spotting capabilities. This beautiful, shiny dildo is made of solid stainless steel, and its 1.5 pounds definitely contributes to how masterful it is at massaging G-spots and prostates. It’s also very easy to wield, either alone or with a partner, due to its ergonomic shape. The Pure Wand comes in a satin-lined gift box, where you can store it during the rare hours of the day when you are not using it!

Earthly Body Edible Massage Candles

Of course! Candles are essential for setting the mood. But these aren’t just any candles — these heart-shaped, 100% vegan massage candles are edible! Light the candle, let the warm wax pool, then slowly drizzle it over skin. The wax will turn into a silky massage oil which can be licked up or worked into the skin. Choose from five sexy flavors: strawberry, watermelon, cherry, grape, and dreamsicle. Add an elegant Contour M massage stone to the mix for an even more luxurious massage experience.

Spring

How can you resist this adorable little thing? The Fun Factory Spring is covered in a cushy reddish pink silicone and adorned with raised flowers that can be subtly felt during use. This rechargeable, waterproof vibe is the perfect size for clitoral stimulation or light penetration. It has a wide range of vibration strengths, and three pulsation settings, to suit every taste. Great for an on-the-go quickie, or a slow and sensual romp.

My Erotic Adventure

This sexy and playful erotica book, written by local author Makael Newby, is modeled after Choose Your Own Adventure novels. What kind of sex do you want to have? With whom? How about a threesome? Do you want it filmed? The choice is yours. Get lost in the story by yourself, or read aloud to a partner and navigate the story together. With 48 different endings, My Erotic Adventure is a book you can return to again and again.

Share

It may look funky, but it has a purpose: the Fun Factory Share is a strapless strap-on! A person inserts the bulb vaginally, then uses the shaft to penetrate a partner. Crafted of super smooth and luscious silicone, the Share is comfortable and pleasurable, with curves that conform to the body. For a smaller shaft, try the Share XS. If you’re daring or love texture, check out the Share XL.

Sliquid Swirl

Many flavored lubricants taste strange or gummy, but not Sliquid Swirl. This fantastic flavored lube tastes amazing, and it’s glycerin and paraben free, so it’s entirely body-safe. Sliquid Swirl is water-based and comes in several flavors, but cherry vanilla seems the most apt for Valentine’s Day (perhaps a cheesy line about a “cherry on top” is in the works?).

Bootie

Loved by beginners and experienced players alike, the Fun Factory Bootie is a fabulous unisex butt plug that simply begs to be worn discreetly. The long, thin base nestles perfectly between the cheeks, never becoming uncomfortable, even after extended wear. So Bootie can be worn any time: during sex, during a romantic dinner date, out to the movies, the list is endless. Whatever your Valentine’s Day plans, Bootie can make them even more — ahem — stimulating.

Appetite toy storage bags

Give your favorite sex toy a comfy place to live with an Appetite storage bag. These beautiful locally made, hand-printed fabric bags are available only at She Bop, and come in two varieties: travel bag and padded bag. The travel bags have square bottoms and built-in elastic straps, while the zipper bags are flat and padded. (Bonus: if the Hitachi Magic Wand is the favorite toy that came to your mind, the large bags can accommodate even that beast!)

Form 3

The Jimmyjane Form 3 is a revolutionary new sex toy that turns your finger into a vibrator. The “touchpad” is soft and pliable, so a fingertip can easily manipulate it. Bend it, flex it, flick it back and forth — make it do your finger’s bidding, with added vibration! Form 3 really has it all: it’s powerful, waterproof, rechargeable, and completely body-safe. This is a wonderful toy to explore on your own or with a partner.

Feather Tickler or Duster

Inexpensive and fun, the feather duster can be as silly or as erotic as you want it to be. Use it as a secret weapon during a tickle fight — or drag it slowly across the skin in an intimate moment. Either way, whether you’re eliciting giggles or moans, you’ll be having a good time.

Jan
20

Now carrying locally-made porcelain dildos

Exciting news! We recently started carrying a new collection of porcelain dildos, and you won’t find them anywhere else except at She Bop.

These gorgeous dildos are handmade right here in Portland, Oregon. Ranging from 4.5 to 7 inches long and 1.25 to 2 inches in diameter, each dildo is one-of-a-kind. Some are short, stout, and entirely smooth, while others are wide and adorned with sensual ridges. Many feature curves or bulbous heads for exceptional G-spot stimulation. Crafted in a milky white porcelain and sealed with a non-porous and body-safe glaze, these dildos look and feel incredible. Each dildo also features a hollowed-out base that is ideal for grasping.

Porcelain is a very unique sex toy material: it is sleek, hard, and heavy. It retains temperature wonderfully, so you can submerge a porcelain toy in some warm water before using it (or chill it in the fridge!). Best of all, porcelain is compatible with all types of lube.

Whatever your taste in sex toys, one of these stunning dildos is sure to strike your interest. Come down to She Bop and ogle them today!

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Jan
20

Anal Pleasure 101 with Tristan Taormino

Monday, February 14th – 7:30 p – $25

In her most popular workshop, one she has taught around the world for over 10 years, Tristan introduces you to the world of anal pleasure. In this funny, educational class, she covers a wide variety of topics, including: myths about anal sex; anal anatomy, the G-spot, and the prostate; basic preparation and hygiene; lubes, anal toys, and safer sex; anal penetration for beginners, and much more! Learn the facts about this exciting, yet often misunderstood, form of pleasure and get all your questions answered.

This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites. Extra incentive: we will be giving away a few 100% silicone butt plugs from Tantus!

For more on Tristan, read her bio here.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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Jan
20

The Expert Guide to Female Orgasms with Tristan Taormino

Sunday, February 13th – 7:30 p – $25

Dive into the diverse, complex, and beautiful world of female pleasure and orgasm with renowned sex expert Tristan Taormino. Do you want to have your first orgasm? Do you have trouble achieving orgasm alone or with a partner? Do you want to teach your partner how to help you have an orgasm during sex? Do you want to have better, longer, easier, or more intense orgasms? From anatomy and arousal to external stimulation and penetration techniques, Tristan will show you the ins and outs of female pleasure and satisfaction.

You’ll learn about: the phases of the female arousal cycle and how they vary; different types of orgasms; the best vibrators for pleasure and orgasm; clitoral stimulation techniques – oral, manual, and with a vibrator; G-spot toys and stimulation techniques; squirting orgasms; how to have an orgasm during vaginal intercourse; and anal sex and orgasmic possibilities. Plus, an extensive Q&A where you’re encouraged to ask Tristan anything!

This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites.

For more on Tristan, read her bio here.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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Jan
5

“Can I become addicted to my vibrator?”

If you worry that using a vibrator can desensitize you or lessen your enjoyment of other sexual activity, do not fear. Vibrator addiction is a myth, just like many other sexual myths borne of cultural stigma (remember when masturbation was thought to cause blindness?).

Misconceptions about sex toys — like that they can replace partners, for instance — are at the root of the myth that people can become addicted to vibrators. Unfortunately, popular culture isn’t helping. While vibrator usage became more mainstream when Sex and the City featured Charlotte enjoying a rabbit vibrator, the episode simultaneously perpetuated the vibrator addiction myth when her friends had to stage an “intervention.”

Part of the issue is the word “addiction.” This word has extremely negative connotations, and most clinical definitions characterize addiction as something harmful and compulsive. There is nothing harmful about using a vibrator. While it is possible for a person to become obsessed with any object or behavior, there is nothing about vibrators in particular that evokes this kind of attachment, just as there was nothing in particular about Beanie Babies that made people collect them like mad!

It may be useful to view vibrator usage as a sexual preference. Humans are quick to fall into sexual patterns; in fact, our bodies grow nerve pathways in response to stimulation. You can become accustomed to the type of stimulation that a vibrator provides, or how quickly it gets you off. You can fall into a routine with your vibrator just as you can fall into a routine with partnered sex (the same foreplay, the same positions, etc). Your body will come to expect certain triggers in order to orgasm, but these triggers can always be re-established by switching up your sexual patterns and finding new ways to experience pleasure.

If you were orgasmic in other ways before trying a vibrator, you will retain that capability after using one. If you have only had orgasms with a vibrator, that’s okay too — it may be that your body requires a certain type of stimulation. Some women simply need strong stimulation for an extended period of time in order to orgasm, and hands and mouths often cannot provide that. Otherwise, you can always experiment with other sexual play that feels good to you; over time, your body will adapt and orgasm may follow.

If you are concerned about becoming accustomed to one type of stimulation, try switching to manual stimulation every once in a while, or buy a new sex toy that offers a unique sensation, like the Sqweel or Eroscillator. If you feel like you’re relying on your vibrator more than you’d like, retire it for a period of time and test some new techniques.

Some women worry that the vibrations from a sex toy could numb or desensitize them over time or permanently. This is untrue. Vibrator use will not damage your tissue or nerves. An extended session with a very powerful toy (like the popular Hitachi Magic Wand) can cause temporary numbness or desensitivity, but this sensation will dissipate after a short rest period. Numbness can also occur if you tend to push down on your genitals with your vibrator. This sort of numbness is akin to your hand or foot falling asleep — which happens when nerve endings become fatigued — and it is harmless. The blood will return to your genitals and all will be well again.

If you find yourself going numb while using a vibrator, try moving the toy around and varying the amount of pressure you use. Or place a towel between yourself and the toy to dull the vibrations. You can also wean yourself off of a very powerful toy by practicing with slightly weaker ones.

Will vibrator usage harm your partnered sex life? Far from it! In fact, at least one study has shown that people who use vibrators report fewer problems with sexual function. Using a vibrator can help you understand your body, which can improve the sex you have with others. Vibrators can also be a great complement to partnered sex. They can be especially helpful to the many women who have difficulty achieving orgasm during intercourse. Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Female Orgasms has some great suggestions for incorporating vibrators into partnered sex.

In short, vibrators are not at all harmful, neither physically nor emotionally, and they will not stop you from having the wonderful sex you want to have.

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Jan
4

Strap-on Play For You and Your Lover – Sunday, January 23rd – 7:30p – $20

She penetrates he.
She penetrates she.
He penetrates he.
He penetrates she.
They penetrates them.

Regardless of what you’ve got going on in your underwear, there are throngs of us who love to wield dildos to bring our partners to breathtaking ecstasy. Hot only begins to describe the sensuous adventure that using a harness (strap-on) and dildo or butt plug is. But which strap? Which dildo? Which orifice? What’s all this fuss about butt plugs? And really, how do you do it, anyway?

With humor, clarity, and straight talk, sex educator and coach Felice Shays will guide you through how to choose gear, communicate with your partner, provide tips and techniques for being penetrated with ease and pleasure, build confidence in the giver, explain how to assuage the receiver’s fears, discuss butt facts, myths, safety and cleanliness, and loads more.

Expand your sexual horizons, fulfill roles and fantasies, dress the gender you know yourself to be, find new ways to fill hungry holes, and deepen your intimacy and ways of communicating with your lover. Come discover the delicious world of better sex with harnesses and dildos!

All singles and couples of all genders and sexual appetites always welcome. Bring your questions and your curiosity.

Limited space available – Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – (503) 473-8018

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Jan
4

Exploring Burlesque: Striptease Salon – Wednesday, January 12th – 7:15p – $15

Have you ever wanted to rock your boa? Peel your stocking? Shimmy your hips? Get your glamour puss on because this class is for you! Join Portland’s Queen of the Tease, Madison Moone, for Striptease Salon, a flirty evening of classic bump and grind perfect for beginners or just the curious.

Students will be guided through a sexy burlesque movement study including bumps, grinds and struts, followed by a tantalizing round of peeling techniques and prop dancing. We will also explore classic burlesque characters before constructing a series of short teases as a group. Together, we will discover a deeper sense of our personal erotic beings while developing a greater appreciation of our feminine power!

Students should 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 provided by Miss Moone. All levels of fitness welcome, no dance experience or nudity required. Please avoid alcohol consumption before attending and arrive by 7:15pm – class will begin promptly at 7:30pm, no late entrance after 7:45pm. Also no photographs are permitted. There will be time for shopping after the class!

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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Dec
18

She Bop’s Picks: Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

If you’re currently pondering what to get your significant other this holiday season, She Bop has you covered! Here are our top picks for sexy holiday gift-giving and stocking-stuffing. Visit us in person or peruse our online store to snatch these up.

We-Vibe 2

The We-Vibe 2 is the ultimate couples’ vibrator, and it just came out in a stunning ruby red! The U shape of the We-Vibe allows for simultaneous clitoral and G-spot stimulation, and the 100% silicone ensures a comfortable fit. This versatile vibe can be used solo or during sex; nine vibration modes will give you plenty to explore with each other. And admittedly, it’s fun to buy gifts that benefit the giver as well as the receiver! For a cute presentation, hook the We-Vibe 2 over the top of a stocking.

Tenga Eggs

These adorable little self-contained masturbation sleeves would look awesome tumbling out of an overturned stocking. Each plastic egg contains a super-stretchy masturbation sleeve and a packet of lube. There are several styles of inner texture to choose from — is your significant other a Twister or a Clicker?

Erika Lust films

Erika Lust doesn’t just make porn — she makes erotic films teeming with romance and authenticity. Five Hot Stories For Her, a collection of five sexy and believable scenarios, won Best Movie of the Year at the 2008 Feminist Porn Awards. Life Love Lust follows in the footsteps of Five Hot Stories, delivering three more uniquely passionate and genuine sex scenes. And Lust’s erotic documentary, the Barcelona Sex Project, is a fun exploration in solo pleasure.

Fun Factory Ocean

This petite, swirly vibe is a great introduction to rabbit vibrators. Made of hygienic 100% silicone, the Ocean is supple and ergonomic, with a “wave” for the G-spot and a “wave” for clitoral stimulation. The Ocean features 4 vibration intensities and 3 pulsation modes, and best of all — it’s fully waterproof! Give your significant other a taste of summer with this adorable toy.

Afterglow Candle

Jimmyjane’s high-end Afterglow Candles — which come in unique, delicious scents such as Bourbon and Cucumber Water — will definitely give your significant other a hint about your desires. These candles even double as massage oils; just tip the candle, drizzle the warm wax over skin, and massage away.

She Bop T-shirts and undies

Do you love She Bop? Surprise your significant other with a She Bop T-shirt or some cute underwear! We have two styles of shirt — Scoop Neck and Fine Jersey — and two styles of underwear — panty and unisex — to suit every taste. Come on down to the shop to browse our selection.

Nipple clamps

If your significant other is into a little kink, nipple clamps could really rock their world. We even carry three varieties of vibrating nipple clamps, like the ones pictured above. Plus, clamps can be attached to a stocking in a variety of amusing ways.

LELO Mia or Gigi

You really can’t go wrong with a gift or stocking stuffer from luxury sex toy company LELO. A perfect stocking stuffer, the LELO Mia is a compact, lipstick-shaped clitoral vibe that charges via USB and packs quite a punch. For an even more glamorous option, there’s the LELO Gigi, a legendary and very popular G-spot vibrator that can be used clitorally as well. Both toys come in sleek, black gift boxes, so they can even be gifted in their original boxes.

Porn parodies

You might already be getting your significant other a Seinfeld DVD set, but what about Seinfeld: A XXX Parody? Mixing sex with belly-aching laughs, the recent boom in porn parodies has spawned such hilarious gems as The Sex Files and The Big Lebowski: A XXX Parody. Choose the perfect one to accompany your significant other’s movie or TV show addiction.

Sliquid Sea lube

This innovative new water-based lube from Sliquid contains natural seaweed extracts, all of which have health and healing benefits. One such extract is carrageenan, which has been shown to reduce the transmission of HPV (Human Pappilomavirus). These extracts are blended with Sliquid’s natural H20 lubricant, and the result is a perfectly-textured and body-friendly lube unlike anything else on the market. Stick a bottle of Sliquid Sea in a stocking, and your significant other will be impressed with it both as a lube and as a health-conscious product.

Sex at Dawn book

Eye-opening and controversial, Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality is a book that seeks to unearth the truth about sexuality and the human species. It debunks the myth that humans are predisposed to monogamy, and explores other issues related to fidelity, sex, marriage, and love. An enlightening read that could open up new lines of communication within your relationship.

Naughty Autie’s Aprons and Gothfox pasties

We at She Bop are very excited about Naughty Autie’s Aprons; these lovely and flirty aprons are handmade in Portland, Oregon, and are perfect for a sexy cook or anyone who needs a place to keep their “utensils.” To top off the outfit, add some gorgeous Gothfox pasties. Our online store carries the Peacock Baby, Raspberry Ripple, and Couture Starbust pasties, but you can find even more in our Portland shop.

Batteries and condoms

Still need to fill some space in that stocking you’re stuffing? Throw in some condoms (we suggest One condoms for their colorful and unique packaging) or batteries. They’ll surely be put to good use, and besides, they’ll look great among the candy.

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