Nov
30

She Bop’s Picks: Holiday Gifts

A gift from She Bop is great any time of the year, but there sure is something special about unwrapping a holiday present or opening a stocking and discovering a brand new sex toy! Here are our top picks for 2017. Visit us in person or shop our online store to get your hands on one of these fun products!

Don’t forget to check out our picks from 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013 for even more ideas.

Crave Wink+

Crave Wink+ Crave Wink+

Looking for an affordable rechargeable vibrator that’s great for travel? Look no further than the Wink+ by Crave! Its slim, chic design is perfect for tucking into a purse for date night or discreetly displaying on a vanity or nightstand. This stainless steel vibrator comes in either shiny Rose Gold or sleek Gun Metal and has many sought-after features. It is fully waterproof, USB rechargeable, and has five different vibration modes — but it’s still an ideal size for a stocking stuffer! Wink+ also comes with a smooth silicone topper that offers a softer sensation and can be easily removed for cleaning.

Spanking Set

Spanking Set

What do you get for someone who has been naughty this year (or maybe you’re the naughty one and want to send a clear message)? How about Seagrape’s Spanking Set! This convenient kit is both locally-made and deliciously playful. Start off by lighting the Deep Light massage candle, then use the delicate, kissable honey dust and feather to continue setting a sensual mood. Next, wield the handmade leather slapper with the silky spanking powder to create a heavenly cloud upon impact (or use it later to soothe a bottom’s sensitive bottom). End the evening with some aftercare by blowing out the candle and massaging the warm oil onto your lover’s back.

Pretty Plug

Pretty PlugMany anal toys are simply utilitarian in their design — they have a tapered head, flared base, and are made from non-porous and easy to clean materials. That’s an excellent place to start, but what if you want something extra special for your favorite booty? We suggest the Pretty Plug. Wearing this gorgeous butt toy, they’ll feel like royalty! Made with surgical grade stainless steel, the Pretty Plug provides a nice weight and smooth insertion (and can be used with any kind of lube). However, the real eye-catching part of this plug is the genuine Swarovski crystal base in sparkling aurora borealis! Choose from three different sizes, or skip the gift of jewelry this year and buy these stunning plugs as a set.

SUTIL Fine Botanical LubricantSUTIL Fine Botanical Lubricant

While there is no such thing as the “perfect” lube for everyone (we all like different things!), there is a lubricant that keeps getting rave reviews from customers and staff. SUTIL (which means “subtle” in Spanish) has a long-lasting glide and luxurious feel that performs a lot like a silicone lube… but it is actually water-based! That means it is compatible with condoms and toys and won’t stain sheets. What’s more, it’s made with Eco-Certified ingredients, is paraben-free and glycerin-free, and it comes in a biodegradable tube. Good for you and the environment, and you can even get it in a 2 oz airplane-friendly size.

We-Vibe Wish

We-Vibe WishDoes your partner love their wand-style vibrator for its strong motor but desires something more portable or easier to use together? We suggest the We-Vibe Wish. Like most of the other beloved toys from We-Vibe, the Wish is rechargeable, great for couples or solo use, and is smartphone compatible with the free We-Connect app. That means even more features, custom-created vibration patterns, and the ability to connect and play together even if you’re miles apart! The shape and cushiony texture of the Wish allows users to experiment with broad rumbly stimulation, or use the tip for focused clitoral vibration. It also offers We-Vibe’s exclusive PowerPulse vibration technology, which means deep and powerful sensations without having to be plugged in to the wall.

Nitrile Ring Set

Nitrile Ring Set

Want something classic but inexpensive to put in your sweetie’s stocking? How about this $10 Nitrile C-Ring Set? It comes with three rings of various sizes (1.25″, 1.5″, and 2″) that are ultra constrictive but stretch ever so slightly for comfort. Cock rings work by gently restricting blood flow out of the penis, which may prolong an erection or make it feel extra hard. Some lovers of c-rings even find that wearing them can intensify their orgasms! Familiarize yourself with our guide to cock rings, throw in a bottle of your favorite lube or one of our lube sampler sets, and have fun!

Strap It To Me! Strap-On Sex for Everybody class on Jan 28th

 

Creating memories, offering new experiences, and sharing the gift of knowledge — this is what we’re all about! Why not plan an evening of sexy and inspiring education for you and your sweetie or a group of your favorite friends? Any of She Bop’s classes and events make great gifts that keep on giving, but if you’re looking for a unique date night idea, this class could be just the thing! Join our in-house educators, Gretchen and Sid, for a strap-on class that covers pegging, how to choose a harness and dildo, packing/playing, penetration, positions for all body types and abilities, how to get more comfortable using your strap-on, and tips for adding a little extra fun for the wearer. As always, participants of all genders, orientations, size, abilities and experience are welcome.

Switch Collars & Cuffs

Switch Collars & Cuffs

Speaking of strap-ons, last year we recommended one of our favorite locally-made products, the Ramona Harness by Switch Leather. If you or a special someone was lucky enough to receive that harness, complete the look this year with the matching Ramona Collar and Switch Leather Wrist Cuffs! Even if you don’t own a Switch harness, these beautiful and functional handmade leather cuffs and collars make a perfect set, and they both look and feel incredibly sexy. Switch Leather Co. uses Horween Chromexcel, the best leather available in the US! Plus, if you love hinting at your kinky inclinations, the designs are also sophisticated enough to be worn as everyday accessories.

Dame Fin

Dame FinA stylish finger vibe that works without the use of batteries or cords is finally here! Fin was created by Dame, a company founded by two women with a mission of designing well-engineered sex toys to heighten intimacy. This cute, versatile vibrator feels like an extension of your hand, which means you can easily add vibration to every touch you give. Fin’s medical grade silicone bulb has two sides — flat and squishy or firm and pointed — for two different type of stimulation. Use it at the base of your palm or on your fingertips for solo fun, slide on the optional tether and give incredible hand jobs by flipping Fin around and letting the vibration travel through the band, or add to oral sex to make orgasms extra powerful! Fin is great for vulvas and penises, charges by USB, and comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty.

She Bop eGift Cards

She Bop eGift Cards

Still can’t decide on what to get, or looking for something to send a long-distance friend or lover? Well, now you can send an electronic She Bop gift card (eGift) to any recipient via e-mail or text message! You choose the value and the recipient can use that value to make online purchases at She Bop.

A She Bop eGift, powered by Yiftee, is great because:

  • You can track when the egift is received and redeemed.
  • No money is left unspent. For any eGift Card that expires, if the recipient doesn’t access or completely use the available balance on the eGift, the remaining funds will be returned to your account.
  • It is perfect for last-minute gifts: it’s fast, personalized and instantaneous.
  • You empower the eGift recipient to choose the exact products they want!
Nov
30

Strap it to Me! Strap-on Sex for Everybody

Sunday, January 28th — 7:30 pm — $20

Gretchen and SidBuckles and straps and dildos, oh my! Strapping it on can feel a little overwhelming at first. Luckily, strap-on sex is one of Gretchen and Sid’s favorite teaching topics!

Are you new to the world of strap-ons? Curious about pegging but not sure where to start? Looking to gain some extra cock-confidence while wearing a harness? In the market for a new strap-on but not sure which dildo would be the best choice? Join She Bop’s very own Gretchen Leigh and Sid Need as they walk you through the ins and outs of strap-on sex! This fun and informative class will cover pegging, how to choose a harness and dildo, packing/playing, penetration, positions for all body types and abilities, how to get more comfortable using your strap-on, and tips for adding a little extra fun for the wearer. Participants of all genders, orientations, size, abilities and experience are welcome.

Sid Need is a certified sex coach, educator, and one of She Bop’s long-time staff members. Gretchen Leigh is a sex educator and strength coach, often found representing She Bop around town as a resident in-house and off-site educator. With their shared academic background in psychology and gender, and their mutual passion for inclusive, comprehensive sex education, Gretchen and Sid use playfulness, humor, experience, and compassion to tackle the topic of strap-on sex for everybody.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Oct
29

Win tickets to HUMP! 2017

HUMP! film festival

HUMP!, the Pacific Northwest’s lovable amateur porn film festival, is right on the horizon! Showings are taking place this November at Revolution Hall in Portland, and some showtimes have already sold out!

We want to help you experience the hot, laugh-out-loud fun of HUMP!, so as in years past, we have some tickets to give away. Two pairs, to be precise, so each winner can bring a friend! The tickets are for the following showtime:

  • Saturday, November 4th at 3:00 p.m. at Revolution Hall (18+)

In case you aren’t already pumped, the line-up of films have names such as “Bum Appétit,” “Dildrone,” and “Is Queefing an Instrument?” and the trailer below is full of sexy, strange, and intriguing moments!

 

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Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway. The first entry technique is mandatory, and the rest are optional.

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This giveaway ends on Thursday, November 2nd at 11:59 p.m. PST.
Winner will be chosen randomly and their name added to the guest list with a +1.

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Oct
29

Rope Bondage 201

Wednesday, February 21st — 7:30 p.m. — $20

You’ve taken the Introduction to Rope Bondage class and/or you’ve already learned the single column tie, double column tie, and basic chest harness. So, now what? It’s time to level up! In this 201 rope class Stella will show you how to put those ties together to create positions such as the hogtie and shrimp tie, and other positions that can be used for kink and sex. We’ll also dive deeper into rope handling, building intimacy and connection, and how to create a full scene with rope. We’ll demo these positions and techniques and give you time to practice them yourself.

Since these ties are more complex and intimate, you’ll get the most out of this class if you attend with a practice partner (please note that the $20 registration is per person), but folks who come alone may be able to pair off with other students. Please bring rope if you have it, but some practice rope will be available. Also, please bring a yoga mat and/or blanket because we’ll be on the floor for this class.

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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Oct
29

Introduction to Rope Bondage

Wednesday, January 17th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

stella-harris-ropeDoes the idea of restraint turn you on? Do you want to learn the building blocks of rope bondage? In this class, Stella Harris will teach you basic safety along with the single column tie, double column tie, and a simple chest harness. With these fundamentals you will be able to improvise and create many different bondage positions and hot scenarios. You’ll also learn ways to use rope to build intimacy and connection while you’re tying, and tricks to help you build confidence as a beginner.

It’s ideal if you attend this class with a practice partner (please note that the $20 registration is per person), but folks who come alone may be able to pair off with other students, and most of these ties can also be practiced solo. Please bring rope if you have it, but some practice rope will be available. Absolute beginners are encouraged to attend!

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.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Oct
22

Fellatio 2.0: An Oral Sex Upgrade!

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

You know the basics: your hand-mouth coordination is on point, you’ve timed your breathing to a T, and you have an A+ in anatomy. Now’s your chance to take things up a notch!

Join She Bop educator Gretchen Leigh as she takes you through the ins and outs and ups and downs of advanced fellatio. We’ll dive deep into deep throating, play with power dynamics (bondage, dirty talk, and CBT, anyone?), explore hot blow job techniques for non-traditional recipients including strap-ons, soft cocks, and enlarged clits, brush up on butt stuff, build ball-handling know-how, get creative with oral sex positions, and more!

Come one come all, fellatio aficionados and enthusiasts — this class is open to blow job givers and receivers of all genders and orientations. This class will include a live demo on a dildo; please feel free to bring a pen and paper if you’d like to take notes, or a toy from home if you’d like to practice as you learn!

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Oct
8

Exploring Burlesque: Striptease Salon

Wednesday, December 6th — 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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Oct
1

The Joys of Toys!

Thursday, December 14th — 7:30 p.m. — $15

Join She Bop’s very own Gretchen for an evening of education and fun. Ever wandered around a sex toy shop and wondered “what the heck is that?” Never fear, Gretchen will answer those burning (in a good way) questions and then some!

In this class you will learn how sex toys originated and have advanced throughout history. Gretchen will explain the different types of toys, what they are used for and what they are made from, including vibrators, dildos, kegel exercisers, anal toys, toys for BDSM and more. Of course, don’t forget one of the most important things of all… yes, that would be lube! Gretchen will go over the different types of lube, as well as the ingredients to be aware of when selecting the best product for you. She will also address how to clean and store your toys so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible.

Additionally, in case your loved one didn’t leave a detailed wish list for Santa, Gretchen will give pointers on how to select a toy or gift for someone else — just in time for your holiday shopping!

As a special bonus, class attendees get 10% off their purchases in She Bop the night of the Joys of Toys class!

This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites!

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Oct
1

Sex & Cannabis

Thursday, November 30th — 7:30 p.m. — $20
Class attendees must be 21+ to attend this event.

Amory JaneWith the legalization of cannabis on the West Coast, more and more folks are exploring how this popular plant may affect their sex lives. From decreasing chronic pain, to increasing sensitivity and arousal, to helping with relaxation and body image, using cannabis has helped many people enhance their sexual experiences.

You don’t have to be a stoner to attend this class, or even need to smoke. Cannabis comes in many forms: concentrates, tinctures, edibles, flowers and topicals (including cannabis lubricant, such as the one made by Luminous Botanicals!). Amory Jane, M.A. is here to break it all down; in this workshop, she’ll share the current research on cannabis use, talk about differences between THC and CBD, and offer advice on which strains may work best for certain sexual issues. She will also help you figure out which cannabis products and methods of consumption (if any) might be a good fit for you and/or a partner, and she will dive into the real pros and cons of combining cannabis and sex.

Bonus! Free lube samples will be available to each class participant on the night of class!

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Oct
1

Poly-Curious 101

Wednesday, November 15th — 7:30 pm — $20

Reid Mihalko and Allison MoonCurious about this new “lovestyle” you’re hearing a lot about called polyamory? Maybe you’ve read all the books but want to talk to folks actually living and loving the poly lifestyle. Opening up any relationship takes skill, patience and perseverance. Mistakes will be made. But why make any more than you have to? Whatever your reason or level of experience, join Reid Mihalko and Girl Sex 101 author Allison Moon for 2 hours of tips and tricks and Q&A!

In this fun, informative, and easy-to-understand primer on polyamory and open relationships, Reid and Allison will cover:

  • Definitions and different ways to construct non-monogamous relationships
  • The elements that make polyamory workable
  • The most common pitfalls of open relationships and how to avoid them
  • How to figure out and negotiate your boundaries and agreements so everyone feels safe
  • Ways to merge different poly styles so that everyone ends up happy
  • Five things that will help you survive any poly exploration
  • The secret key to turning jealousy into a blessing
  • Resources, books, and tools to proceed into the world of responsible non-monogamy, at whatever your preferred pace or interest level

Show up with your questions and leave with new-found confidence and self-esteem for your relationships and sex life!

Allison Moon is the author of best-selling sex-ed book Girl Sex 101, the erotic memoir Bad Dyke (Publisher’s Weekly Starred Book), and the Tales of the Pack series of novels about lesbian werewolves. She has a degree in Neuroscience from Oberlin College. As a sex educator, Allison has presented her workshops — on strap-on sex, polyamory, sexual self-expression, erotica writing, and more — to thousands of people around the US and Canada.

Reid Mihalko is America’s favorite sex geek and creator of ReidAboutSex.comRelationship10x.com, and Sex10xOnline.com. He helps adults and college students create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives using an inspiring mixture of humor, keen insight, and comprehensive sexual health information.

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