Bon Appetit!: The Fine Art of Cunnilingus

Sunday, February 28th — 7:30 pm — $20

You asked and we answered—She Bop presents a cunnilingus class for anyone and everyone who wants to learn how to give (or receive!) phenomenal oral pleasure.

She Bop educators, Amory Jane and Sid Need, will teach you everything you want to know about anatomy, arousal, hand tricks, and tongue techniques. They will discuss foreplay, communication, and finding your own cunnilingus style, as well as give pointers on how to incorporate toys, temperature, and g-spot stimulation. Additionally, our educators will talk about fun ways to kick it up a notch if you’re stuck in a muff diving rut (face sitting, anyone?)!

This class is open to all genders, experience levels, and identities.

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Full-Bodied Fellatio

Wednesday, February 3rd — 7:30 p.m. — $20

What do you do when your partner lacks blowjob skills? Where do you go for training when you wish to improve your own? Here!

M. Makael Newby is a relationship coach and dance instructor with a particular skill for breaking physical action into components and teaching them with enthusiasm… and blowjobs are one of her favorite things. This class will educate both the givers and receivers. Come learn about creating anticipation, communication, preparing for success, hand skills, tongue tricks, prostate massage, deep throating, sloppy BJs, choking and forced gagging for both bio and strap-on penises. Live demo (on dildo) included.

Many of these techniques are included in My Erotic Adventure, her choose-your-own styled erotic novel. Get empowered to give and receive extraordinary head!

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She Bop’s Picks: Holiday Gifts

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

Don’t forget to check out our picks from 2014201320122011, and 2010 for even more ideas!



Give the gift of luxurious prostate (or G-spot!) stimulation with the LELO Loki. Modeled after LELO’s uber-popular Mona 2 vibrator, Loki retains the same great range of vibration intensities and patterns, but with a newly-added flared base that renders it suitable for anal play. Its robust, curved shaft directs its deep vibrations right where you want them to go. Rechargeable, ergonomic, and fully water submersible, Loki is truly a prostate massager for modern times.



Inspired by water droplets, the Rain mini vibe fits right in with Oregon weather! This small, portable toy has a push button base that cycles through its 3 speeds and 4 patterns. Its rounded tip provides focused clitoral stimulation, while its bespeckled, lightly-textured surface adds some extra zing. Powered by a single AA battery, Rain is a great inexpensive gift — and it’s small enough to be a stocking stuffer, too.

Sexy Travel Set

Sexy Travel Set

Set the stage for a relaxing and romantic evening with this high-quality set of body products from local Portland company Seagrape! Intoxicating scents, delicious natural flavors, and sophisticated packaging all come together in the Sexy Travel Set. The travel-ready bag contains a bottle of lavender-orange massage oil, bath salts, and a lavender-orange massage candle. It also comes with edible cocoa-flavored honey dust, and a small feather for applying the honey dust to the skin (before licking it off, of course!).

Nude Impressions #1

Nude Impressions #1

This dildo boasts an impressive combination of features not often seen in a single toy: a pure silicone body, USB rechargeability, and a harness-compatible suction cup base! Nude Impressions #1 performs admirably whether it’s attached to a smooth surface or strapped to someone’s body. Measuring 6″ insertable and 1.6″ in diameter, its flat head is ideal for G-spot or prostate stimulation. Add in the toy’s 5 vibration speeds and 5 patterns and you have yourself one versatile dildo!

She Bop Sampler Gift Pack

She Bop Sampler Gift Pack

Everyone loves sampler packs! We created this special She Bop sampler just for you. It includes a three-speed Power Bullet vibe, back-up batteries, a She Bop button and sticker, three lube samples (Uberlube, Sliquid H2O, and Sutil), and one condom (Trustex Non-Lubricated). At $19, it’s an inexpensive way to try some new things and see what you like!



For years, sex toys have attempted to mimic oral sex, but the Womanizer is the closest they’ve come yet. This unique rechargeable toy surrounds the clitoris, offering five levels of vibration in addition to “PleasureAir” suction via its silicone tip. Despite its strange name, this new kid on the block is already garnering rave reviews; even seasoned sex toy users haven’t felt anything quite like it. The Womanizer comes in a sturdy storage case and is backed by a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Fetish Coloring Book

The Fetish Coloring Book

Immensely detailed and delightfully kinky, this coloring book is an inexpensive and fun stocking stuffer! It’s filled with over 50 images depicting fetishes ranging from the tame (sex toys, flogging, group sex) to the more unusual (balloons, puppy play, trampling). In addition to drawings, The Fetish Coloring Book is peppered with cock- and pussy-themed mazes, connect the dots games, and other puzzles!

Spareparts Tomboii Boxer Briefs harness

Tomboii Boxer Briefs harness

They’ve done it again! Spareparts’ first underwear-style harness, the Tomboi, was a gamechanger — and this boxer-briefs version is a great new twist! The Tomboii has two O-rings and three mini vibe pockets on the inside to suit a wide range of anatomies. Its O-rings are sturdy yet flexible, allowing for toys of many sizes to pass through. Because it’s made from lightweight, comfortable nylon and spandex, this harness is even machine washable!

Crave Vesper

Crave Vesper necklace

A lot of people like to receive beautiful jewelry as a gift, but this is no ordinary necklace — the Vesper is also a fully functional vibrator. Made with sparkling stainless steel, this vibe from Crave can compliment someone’s look and give them an orgasm at the end of the night. Awesomely, it has three speeds, one pulsation pattern, and it’s USB rechargeable.

Revitalize Massage Kit

Revitalize Massage Kit

Options are always good when it comes to gifting a sex toy, and the Revitalize Massage Kit has many! This pocket rocket kit comes with three differently-shaped silicone attachments, each providing a particular type of clitoral stimulation. The toy’s rumbly, single-speed motor is also a plus!

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Why you shouldn’t buy sex toys on Amazon

Lightning-fast shipping, a staggering selection of products, and extremely competitive prices make Amazon one of the most popular online shopping websites in the world. It isn’t surprising, then, that consumers would consider Amazon an option for sex toy purchases. However, according to a recent article by Vanessa Marin on Lifehacker, buying a sex toy on Amazon is not a sound choice — for reasons that you may and may not expect.

The first reason is the proliferation of counterfeit products. Marin reports that high-end sex toy manufacturers such as LELO, We-Vibe, njoy, and Tenga have all fallen victim to this practice. It’s so common for companies to rip off the Magic Wand that the product’s website includes a section on how to spot fakes. Amazon doesn’t monitor for counterfeit sex toys (or other products, really), so all policing of inventory has to be done by the original companies themselves, which is time-consuming, costly, and often ineffective.

Counterfeit products are also very likely to be shoddy. They may not work, they may malfunction, and it’s likely they’re made of unsafe and even toxic sex toy materials. Marin explains:

Some people don’t mind counterfeits. After all, the worst that can happen with your counterfeited purse is that it wears down faster than the real thing, or your snobby coworker points out that it’s a fake. You only spent a fraction of the retail price, so who cares?

Sex toys, however, are more complicated. The original toys that pirates copy are usually made of high-quality materials like stainless steel, medical grade silicone, and glass. The counterfeits, on the other hand, are made with much cheaper, lower-grade materials that can cause serious harm to your bod . . . You may think you’re being smart by purchasing a body-safe, phthalate-free LELO, only to get a toy that winds up making you sick.

She’s right. Truly body-safe sex toy materials, like glass, medical-grade silicone, and stainless steel, are more expensive, while porous and toxic materials are cheap but contain chemicals such as phthalates that can cause irritation, infection, and even serious harm. Feminist sex toy boutiques like us are fiercely dedicated to stocking only body-safe toys, but Amazon does absolutely no vetting of products for safety, making their sex toy selection risky for any consumer.

A suspiciously-low price is a sure sign that something is amiss. If it looks too good to be true, unfortunately, it probably is.

What happens if you buy a sex toy on Amazon and it breaks? That’s when things really go awry. Sex blogger Dangerous Lilly has written about this issue and encountered it with her readers:

In the years I’ve been doing this, I’ve had more people report problems ordering from Amazon than any other sex toy problems combined. I’ve had readers tell me, even as far back as 4 years ago, that they bought a “luxury” vibrator and something went wrong after a month or two. They took their problem to the manufacturer because it has a warranty, and they found out it wasn’t the brand they thought they were buying and the company wouldn’t honor a warranty claim.

Warranties are a safety net for consumers buying expensive sex toys, but they are useless if the company in question didn’t actually make the toy — or didn’t consent to it being sold on Amazon.

According to folks Marin interviewed, that’s the thing: even if you find a legit sex toy on Amazon, odds are the manufacturer of that toy would rather you purchase it elsewhere. While indie brick and mortar shops like us adhere to sex toy manufacturers’ MAP (minimum advertised price), third-party sellers on Amazon break the rules and try to lure customers in with low prices. It’s a slap in the face to the people who make the wonderful toys we love so much.

There’s one final reason to eschew Amazon for your sex toy purchases, and it’s a big one: customer service. By visiting a sex-positive shop, you have the opportunity to feel all the toys in person, to ask questions, to gather advice from sales associates with years of experience with sex toys. You won’t be scammed with a fake. You won’t end up with a toxic product. You’ll leave confident in your purchase, with a functional body-safe toy, and the knowledge that nobody was undercut along the way.

Read Vanessa Marin’s whole piece at Lifehacker.

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Rough Sex for Everyone: Consent and Desire

Thursday, January 28th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

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

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

We’re stoked to welcome beloved sex and BDSM educator Felice Shays, visiting from New York, to teach her most popular class for us once again! In this class, Felice will teach 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, and how we can lose society’s prescriptions as we cross the bedroom threshold.

Throughout the workshop, with levity and straight talk, 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, how to spank, slap, restrain, and more. We will explore communication, emotional limits and release, safety, partnered positions, head space, anatomy, dirty talk, and helpful items.

All genders, sexual proclivities, singles, couples, and other relationship configurations always welcome.

Where respect, humor, straight talk, and sex collide is where you’ll find Felice Shays. Providing sexual and BDSM education and counseling for a dozen years in the US and Canada to thousands of people, Felice has been featured in print and on T.V. and has presented at a plethora of conferences, sex toy stores, universities, and private functions. Felice is working on her new book on rough sex, Brutal Affection: The Joys of Rough Sex, an excerpt of which is in Tristan Taromino’s anthology The Ultimate Guide to Kink. Felice also teaches Deaf people in ASL about sex, sensual technique and creativity, self-discovery, rough sex, and various aspects of BDSM.

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Back That Ass Up!: Anal Sex 101

Thursday, January 7th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

AJ (aka Amory Jane)Are you interested in anal pleasure but not sure where to get started? Already tried anal play but wanting to learn some fun tricks and techniques? Whether you’re brand new to the wonderful world of anal or already have some backdoor experience, this class is sure to teach you something new!

In this educational and humorous workshop, AJ will confront taboos, go over anal anatomy, prostate, and the G-spot, discuss anal penetration for beginners, and show great positions for anal sex. She’ll also cover safety and hygiene and give you the inside scoop on all the best lubes and anal toys! This class is open to all genders and sexual appetites.

AJ (aka Amory Jane) is one of She Bop’s in-house sex educators. She graduated with a master’s degree from Lewis & Clark College, where she studied Sex Therapy and Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling. She has facilitated multiple discussion groups and taught dozens of sex education workshops around Portland and the Midwest. She also moonlights as a sex-positive relationship coach.

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Shop Little Boxes 2015!

Little Boxes

Little Boxes — an independent, PDX spin on traditional Black Friday sales — is back this year! And we are very excited to be participating once again!

Shopping in Portland’s Little Boxes on Black Friday and Saturday is an alternative to the hubbub of the big box stores. It’s a great way to find unique gifts for everyone on your list, enjoy the hospitality and warmth of Portland’s independently owned neighborhood shops, have fun with your family and friends, and — just maybe — win some pretty incredible prizes, just by taking a stroll in Portland’s best shopping districts.

On Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th, each visit to a Little Boxes participating business represents an entry into the huge prize raffle. Then, when you make a purchase at one Little Box, you’ll get 10% off at the next Little Box you visit. Yep, you can get a 10% discount at our shop just by supporting another participating business. Hooray!

Little Boxes is city-wide, but plenty of our neighbors are participating. On Mississippi, you can also shop at LandFlutter, Reading FrenzyGypsy ChicManifestoAnimal TrafficBlack Wagon, and more. On Division, check out Menagerie, Field TripGypsy Chic (again!), Artifact, and others!

Check out the full list of participating stores and the Little Boxes Facebook page for more information!


Exploring Burlesque: Striptease Salon

Wednesday, January 13th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

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 Orchestre L’Pow producer 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 being while developing a greater appreciation for our feminine power!

Students should dress in comfortable clothes such a yoga or dance wear. 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 7:20 p.m. — class will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m., no late entrance after 7:45 p.m. No photographs are permitted. There will be time for shopping after the class!

Grab your best girlfriends and join Miss Moone for an evening of fun, laughs and celebration of the female spirit. See you in class!

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Bringing sex toys to Chileans

Illustration by Ivy Bradley

Illustration by Ivy Bradley

Here in the states, at-home sex toy parties have been around for decades — at least since the 1970s — and feminist sex shops have been in existence just as long. But in conservative Santiago, Chile, these are novel concepts.

Jane Morgan, a young woman from Missouri, is one driving force behind a recent shift in Chilean sexual culture. During her college years at Washington University, she spent a semester abroad studying Spanish in Santiago. After graduating, she settled there in an office job… but her business-oriented mind came up with a side gig: throwing private sex toy parties.

Morgan had noticed that none of her chilena friends owned vibrators. To help them, she ordered an array of sex toys from German manufacturer Fun Factory and invited folks into living rooms to see them in person. These parties, modeled after Tupperware parties popularized in America, quickly became her full-time job — bolstered in part by mentions in the press. One newspaper headline gleefully read, “Call now! Home delivery of erotic toys has arrived in Chile.”

Early on, Morgan realized something that everyone in the sex toy business knows: her job was more than just selling sex toys, it was about sex education. Women felt safe at her parties to talk about their sex lives. They shared details they had never told anyone before. To better help them, Morgan began taking human sexuality classes at Centro de la Sexualidad de Chile.

Then, in 2010, Morgan opened a brick-and-mortar sex shop. She called it Japi Jane. From the start, she refused to call vibrators by their traditional but problematic Spanish name: consoladores (“consolers”). Instead, she opted for a straightforward descriptor: juguetes para grandes (“adult toys”).

Her stores — of which there are now three — stock a range of items, from toys to lube to “artsy, hipster porn.”

“The biggest moment of pride in my life was when I overheard a girl talking on the street, and she said, ‘My boyfriend bought me a Japi Jane.’ Now, it’s not a consolador, it’s a Japi Jane. It’s like Kleenex.”

. . . “Before, people used to come in here really embarrassed, wearing sunglasses, asking for me to throw the box away and put what they bought in a dark plastic bag,” Jane explains. “Now, girls come with their friends, take a picture with their new vibrator and post it on Instagram. People are not scared anymore, and that’s huge.”

Now Morgan spends her time running her sex shops, appearing on radio and TV to normalize and dispel myths about sexuality, and conducting workshops for the curious folks of Chile. Unsurprisingly, the people have a lot of questions about sex — and Morgan is there with her vulva puppet to answer them all.

She credits her easygoing nature for her success. “People get less embarrassed with me,” she says, “because I’m a gringa, I talk funny, and I’m just like a regular person.”

Read the whole story at Narratively.


Modern Dating: A Safe, Practical, and Fun Approach

Sunday, December 6th — 7:30 pm — $15

This workshop will be ASL interpreted upon request. Please request this in the notes section of your order or email us at

Stella HarrisThis workshop will be ASL interpretedMaybe you’re getting back into the dating game after a long break, or maybe dating has always seemed tricky — either way, this class will give you the knowledge and tools to dive in!

These days, everyone has heard of online dating, even if they’ve never tried it. For a variety of reasons, online dating sites are increasingly the way people meet each other. With everyone working more and more, meeting people the old fashioned way, through friends or social gatherings, isn’t always practical.

So what are the considerations when meeting someone online? We’ll talk about how to write a compelling profile and present yourself in a flattering (and honest!) way, as well as ways to stay safe when meeting someone for the first (or second, or third) time. You’ll also learn current information about STIs, ways to protect yourself, and communication skills for bringing up the conversation with potential partners.

This class will also include a brief overview of different relationship styles, such as open relationships, polyamory, and swinging, so that you can have the information you need to decide what you’re looking for, and you’ll know what other people mean if they say that’s what they’re into. By the end of this class there will be nothing stopping you from creating an awesome profile and going out to meet new people!

Stella Harris is an author, educator, and coach who focuses on intimacy and connection. 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. She has presented classes for a variety of organizations including the Portland Leather Alliance, the Portland Academy of Sex Ed, Sex Positive Portland, and more, and has spoken at Portland State University, Reed College, and Pacific University. Stella is widely published in print and online, from erotic fiction to educational and lifestyle pieces on sex and kink.

Stella hopes to build a world where everyone has the tools and confidence to explore their sexuality safely and free of shame.

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