Browsing posts tagged with Tristan Taormino
Apr
30

She Bop Presents The Feminist Porn Show with Tristan Taormino

Tuesday, June 5th — Mississippi Studios21+ only — Doors 7 p.m., pre-show 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. — $25

Join us for a special evening showcasing feminist porn, a genre of adult films and a growing movement!

Tristan Taormino will share a brief history and definition of feminist porn, then screen a special compilation curated by her, which includes clips from the work of feminist porn pioneers and newcomers including Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle, Nina Hartley, Petra Joy, Erika Lust, Shine Louise Houston, Madison Young, Courtney Trouble, and more. The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion, where we’ll explore some of the current issues surrounding feminist porn.

The pre-show will include a sexy performance from Felice Shays. Afterward, Tristan will stick around to sign books and videos, and the party can continue at the adjoining Bar Bar!

Tristan Taormino is a writer, sex educator, speaker, and feminist pornographer. She is the author of seven books and editor 25 anthologies including her latest, The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge. She is co-editor of The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure, the first collection that includes writings by scholars, academics, producers and performers about feminist porn, forthcoming in 2013 from The Feminist Press. She runs the adult film production company Smart Ass Productions and is an exclusive director for Vivid Entertainment. She has directed and produced twenty-four sex education and porn films including the groundbreaking series based on real female kink fantasies, Rough Sex, and the Expert Guide sex education series, which she created for Vivid-Ed. She was the first female director to win an AVN Award for Best Gonzo Movie for the debut film in her reality series Chemistry, and she received the Trailblazer Award at the Feminist Porn Awards in 2010.

This event is general admission, so get there early for a good seat. Tickets are available in person at She Bop and Mississippi Studios. If you buy tickets online, there is a $4.40 service charge.

This event has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Apr
28

Making Open Relationships Work with Tristan Taormino

Sunday, June 3rd — 7:30 pm. — $25

Do open relationships really work? How do people create nontraditional partnerships that are loving and lasting? Tristan Taormino, relationship expert and author of Opening Up, shares some of the key principles that can help your open relationship(s) succeed.

Tristan will discuss common issues and problems — from “new relationship energy” and time management to jealousy and agreement violations — and ways to address and resolve them. She’ll offer tips on communication, negotiation, and boundary setting, as well as how to cope with change. Learn how to get to the root of jealous feelings and transform them by embracing the concept of compersion. Whether you’re a newcomer or veteran to the world beyond monogamy, come discover strategies to help you nurture and grow your open relationship(s).

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning author, columnist, editor, and sex educator. She is the author of seven books and runs her own adult film production company, Smart Ass Productions. She directs three porn series for Vivid Entertainment: a reality series called Chemistry; Vivid-Ed, a sex education series; and Rough Sex, a vignette series based around women’s real fantasies. She was a syndicated columnist for The Village Voice for nine and a half years and writes an advice column for Taboo Magazine. Tristan has been featured in over 200 publications and has appeared on CNN, HBO’s Real Sex, Loveline, MTV, Oxygen, The Discovery Channel, and on over four dozen radio shows. She teaches sex and relationship workshops around the world.

This workshop will be held at the Q Center, which is 3 blocks up the street from She Bop at the corner of Mississippi and Mason (4115 N. Mississippi).

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Nov
23

Black Friday anniversary sale — 15-40% off G-spot toys and more!

It won’t last long, but it will be awesome: Friday, November 25th through Sunday, November 27th, you’ll be able to snag some discounted items in our online store and in our shop. To celebrate Tristan Taormino’s visit to Portland and upcoming G-spot workshop (which we are so excited about!), we decided to put some G-spot toys on sale!

We’re giving you 15% off these G-spotting vibrators: G-Ki, GigiIna, Ocean, We-Vibe 2, Slimline G, G-Twist Smartvibe, and Bgee. We’re also offering 15% off a few great G-spot dildos: Athena, Pure Wand, and Leo. And remember: some of these toys are pure prostate (P-spot) heaven! Especially the Pure Wand.

Lube is an important part of G-spot exploration, so we’re taking 15% off Good Clean Love Almost Naked, Hathor Pure (4 oz), Sliquid Organics Natural (4.2 oz), and Sliquid Organics Gel (4.2 oz).

Also, these items are not exactly G-spot related, but so what — all black Spareparts Hardwear Joque harnesses and Tristan Taormino’s Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica will be 15% off as well.

For some seriously sweet deals, visit our shop this weekend! We’ll have up to 40% off select books, DVDs, and toys that we’re clearing out in order to make room for new ones. Happy Black Friday!

Nov
14

The Expert Guide to the G-Spot and Female Ejaculation with Tristan Taormino

Sunday, November 27th — 7:30 pm. — $25

Whether you don’t know how to find your G-spot or you’re an experienced G-spotter looking for some new techniques, find out all there is to know about this important female erogenous zone. We’ll cover G-spot anatomy, how to find your own or your partner’s G-spot, great G-spot positions and toys, and tips for orgasmic G-spot stimulation. Then, we’ll delve into the world of female ejaculation, discussing myths and truths about this phenomenon. Learn what it’s all about, why some women dribble and others gush, and tried and true techniques to help everyone learn to do it.

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning author, columnist, editor, and sex educator. She is the author of seven books and runs her own adult film production company, Smart Ass Productions. She directs three porn series for Vivid Entertainment: a reality series called Chemistry; Vivid-Ed, a sex education series; and Rough Sex, a vignette series based around women’s real fantasies. She was a syndicated columnist for The Village Voice for nine and a half years and writes an advice column for Taboo Magazine. Tristan has been featured in over 200 publications and has appeared on CNN, HBO’s Real Sex, Loveline, MTV, Oxygen, The Discovery Channel, and on over four dozen radio shows. She teaches sex and relationship workshops around the world.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Nov
1

New product round-up for October

After much anticipation, we’re now carrying luxury brand LELO’s three newest toys: Tiani, a U-shaped couples’ vibe; Lyla, an egg-shaped vibe; and Oden, a vibrating cock ring. These rechargeable toys come with remotes and are equipped with SenseMotion technology — the vibes respond to the movement of the remote. Really cool!

We also picked up the We-Vibe Tango, a petite, rechargeable vibe that packs quite a punch, and the PicoBong Ipo, an adorable finger vibe.

If you’re a fan of suction, time to rejoice! We now carry the Vibrating Pleasure Pump. It brings blood flow to the clitoris and can increase sensitivity. Plus, it vibrates for additional stimulation.

Four deliciously diverse new books this month: Big Big Love, a book for plus-size loving; The Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation, the new guide from Tristan Taormino; and Sensuous Magic, a beginner’s guide to S&M. Plus, the newest issue of Original Plumbing is here, and it’s all about family and parenting!

Things are getting cold around here, so we added a Massage Candle Trio from Earthly Body. These candles smell great and melt into a luscious, warm oil that can be poured onto a partner’s skin for a massage. This set comes in a gift bag and contains three candles with different yummy scents for you to indulge in: Polynesia (Plumeria), Skinny Dip (Vanilla/Cotton Candy), and Dreamsicle (Orange/Plum).

And finally — we added some nickel cock ring sets in several sizes. These solid metal cock rings are excellent for advanced cock ring users. Read our cock ring guide for useful info about how to get the most out of your cock rings!

Sep
29

New product round-up for September

   

Hey hey! Wondering what’s new in our shop?

Well, on the dildo front, we have two awesome additions. The first, Tango, is a fantastic double-ended dildo that just made its U.S. debut. We’re excited about this toy because its unique bulb shape will help it stay put inside the wearer. Plus, the vibrating bullet is angled so that the wearer gets good vibration!

Then there’s Harmony, a gently-rippled dildo with a textured handle. It can be used solo, but it is meant to excel in a harness — providing stimulation to the harness-wearer by way of its ridges!

After much anticipation, we are proud to carry Tristan Taormino’s new erotica collection, Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica. And in time for Halloween, we’ve picked up two spooky erotica books: Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance and Girls Who Bite: Lesbian Vampire Erotica.

And of course, we could not resist picking up two new vibrating things: the Big Ben cock ring and the Acuvibe Mini 2-speed (a rechargeable wand-style vibe that is a step up from its one-speed predecessor).

Psst, one more thing: very soon, we’ll be adding some new LELO toys to our collection! Keep an eye out for a post about them.

Mar
29

Nominees for the 2011 Feminist Porn Awards

We love the Feminist Porn Awards! Since 2006, they have been honoring and celebrating woman-positive porn. This year’s awards show and other festivities will be held April 13-15 in Toronto. The nominees for this year (of which there are 50+!) were recently announced. Any film chosen for the awards must meet certain standards: either that a woman was involved in the production of the film, that the film depicts “genuine pleasure and consent,” and/or that the film “expands the boundaries of sexual representation on film.” The Feminist Porn Awards (FPAs) are known for their awesome nomination categories, such as “Most Deliciously Diverse Cast” and “Hottest Trans Scene/Film.”

Here are four films nominated this year that we carry at She Bop! We plan to pick up more titles that were nominated in the coming months.

Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Female Orgasms. Tristan Taormino is the queen of making education hot. In this film, she examines what it takes to get a woman off, then shows the techniques in action. Taormino’s other educational titles, such as Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Oral Sex: Cunnilingus/Fellatio and Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men, have also won FPAs in the past.

Life Love Lust. It’s no wonder this film by Erika Lust was nominated — her previous film, Five Hot Stories For Her, won “Movie of the Year” at the FPAs in 2008. Lust’s distinct filmmaking style focuses on nuance, romance, and authentic sex.

Crash Pad Series Volume 6. This is the sixth installment in a historic queer porn series by director Shine Louise Houston (named “The Visionary” at the 2010 FPAs). As always, this film features a vast array of queer-identified performers having the time of their lives together. Check out all the other movies in the Crash Pad series — many of which have won FPAs.

Rough Sex 2. This movie is why Tristan Taormino was named “The Trailblazer” at the 2010 FPAs. Her Rough Sex series takes female porn performers, asks them about their rough sex fantasies, and brings those fantasies to life. It’s a wonderful marriage of feminism and BDSM.

We also proudly stock movies that have won FPAs in the past, such as Caribbean Heat, Xana and Dax, The Wild SearchChampion (“Movie of the Year” in 2009), and Dangerous Curves.

Thank you, Feminist Porn Awards, for reminding the world that feminist porn not only exists — it deserves to be applauded.

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