Masturbation myths debunked, plus new finger vibes, kink guides, and 10% Tuesdays for TransActive!
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In this issue:

10% Tuesdays in May for TransActive's In a Bind program

Throughout the month of May, 10% of all purchases made at She Bop on Tuesdays will go to TransActive's In A Bind program! TransActive is a Portland-based non-profit that provides a wide range of services to transgender and gender nonconforming children, youth, and their families. Their In A Bind program provides chest binders to trans-masculine youth in need.

Read more on our blog, and come down to the shop on any Tuesday in May to support this amazing program!

Vote for us in Willamette Week!

Willamette Week is collecting votes in their annual Best of Portland survey, and we've been nominated for "Best Sex Shop" and "Best Women's Specialty Store." Be sure to vote for your fave Portland spots before the deadline of May 31!

What's new in the shop

After months of waiting, we finally got our hands on the Womanizer Pro40! This new, less expensive version of the popular air suction toy is now fully waterproof. Speaking of upgrades, say hello to a rechargeable version of Fun Factory's classic LayaSpot: the Laya II. Plus, two toys specifically designed to integrate into your hand, the Fin and Play With Me Finger Vibe.

That's not all! We also expanded our catalog with the gorgeous stainless steel Pretty Plug, a 5-piece set of graduated silicone dilators, and the much-loved positioning pillow the Liberator Wedge.

We added so many books this month we can't possibly list them all here! This line-up includes The Toybag Guide to Playing with Taboo, Sexting, LeatherSex, and Radical Ecstasy, but we also have guides on play piercing, cross-dressingmaking your own fetish gear, and much more!

8 Common Masturbation Myths — Debunked!

Did you know that May is Masturbation Month? We've previously written about the benefits of masturbationhow to become comfortable with masturbation, and tips for switching up your masturbation routine.

This year, we wanted to cover masturbation myths. We all know masturbation isn't going to give you hairy palms or cause blindness, but there are still myths out there that are harder to shake. On our blog, we outline 8 common masturbation myths — and why they aren't true.

Classes + events

Unless otherwise specified, all classes are held at our Mississippi location at 909 N. Beech St.


Strap it to Me! Strap-on Sex for Everybody

Sunday, May 21st — 7:30 p.m. —$20

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! Read more and sign up online!


Back That Ass Up!: Anal Sex 101

Thursday, June 1st — 7:30 p.m. — $20

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, AJ is sure to teach you something new in this class! Read more and sign up online!


Curvy Sex: Body Positive Positions to Empower Your Sex Life

Sunday, June 4th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

You don't have to be skinny to have the best sex of your life! In this class, you'll learn Elle's favorite tips, tricks, and positions for all curvy body types! Find out which items you might already have at home and how to use them for amazing sex, plus get all your curvy sex questions answered by a certified expert! Read more and sign up online!


Sex and Survivorship: Navigating Sex After Cancer

Sunday, June 11th — 7:30 p.m. —$15

Cancer affects every aspect of a person’s life, including their sex life. If you have cancer, if someone you love has cancer, or if you are a cancer survivor, this class is for you. Join mother-daughter duo, Leslie Heron (ARNP, FNP-BC) of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and our own in-house educator Gretchen, for this informative, fun workshop on cancer and sexuality. Read more and sign up online!


BJs with AJ: A Fellatio Workshop

Thursday, June 29th — 7:30 p.m. —$20

HEADS UP! Are you a giver who wants to blow your lover's mind with your oral sex skills? Are you a receiver who wants to learn how to communicate your fantasies and help your partner have fun and be comfortable while going down? Then come one, come all! This is a blowjob class for everyone! Read more and sign up online!

Your Gender is Awesome: A Class for Trans Youth

Sunday, July 2nd — 7:30 p.m. —$10

Are you under 18, trans*, gender variant, genderqueer or questioning? If so, this class is for you! She Bop's very own Sid Need and Wyatt Riot will go over just about everything you need to express your most confident and authentic self: STPs, packers, breast forms, prosthetics, pack & plays, gaffs, binders, books, and community support. Read more and sign up online!

Full classes

The following upcoming classes are currently full. Email with the class title, your name, and your phone number to be added to the waitlist.
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She Bop sponsored events

Rue Royale Burlesque

Saturday, May 6th — Dante's — 6:00 p.m. — $15

Founded in August of 2013 and produced by The Infamous Nina Nightshade, Sugar Kane and Sophie Maltease, Rue Royale Burlesque offers curated, quality, and classic burlesque on a quarterly basis. This performance will star Di' Lovely from San Diego, plus a full lineup of dazzling burlesque performers from Seattle and Portland! Get more info and buy tickets online!

Rose City Rollers

May 12-14 — The Hangar at Oaks Park — 8:00 pm —$14-20

Watch as the Heartless Heathers and High Rollers meet face to face on the jammer line, and more! This year of Portland roller derby includes an expanded bout schedule with all new fan events, half-time entertainment, and fresh new faces alongside seasoned veteran skaters. Get more info!

Vino and Vibes

Saturday, May 13th — Broad Space — 7:00 pm — $20 — 21+

In this workshop, Amory Jane will pass around and discuss different types of sex toys, 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! This workshop includes free wine, lube to take home, and discount cards to She Bop. Perfect for a date night, solo outing, or with a group of open-minded friends! Buy tickets online!

Amory Jane presents
Whoopee! A Sex-Positive Variety Show

Sunday, May 21st — Secret Society — 9:00 pm — $13-22


Whoopee! A Sex-Positive Variety Show is a live sex-themed stage show presented by Amory Jane, which features burlesque, stand-up, storytelling, sex ed demos, music, fetish performance, and more! Sponsored by She Bop, Clone-a-Willy, and Uberlube, this show also has a sex toy raffle and prizes for the whole audience! Check out this month's show at The Secret Society Ballroom on 5/21 and be sure to get your tickets early (the past two shows have sold out). General Admission and VIP reserved seating available here. For more info, visit Whoopee's new website or follow Whoopee! on Facebook.

The Mystery Box Show

Saturday, June 10th — Alberta Rose Theatre — 7:00 p.m. — $20

The Mystery Box Show is back with more tales of salacious adventure, horny confessions, and intimate true stories!

The Mystery Box Show is Portland's only live storytelling series dedicated to featuring stories of sex and sexuality. The stories are often funny, surprising, and even touching and heartfelt. Get more info and buy tickets online!

Sex on the Brain with Amory Jane

Amory Jane's monthly podcast on sex, kink, and culture is available on iTunes and Stitcher! In the most recent episode (Ep 13), Amory Jane talks to sex educators Reid Mihalko and Allison Moon about anal play, with a major focus on pegging. They dive deep into #buttstuff and share funny and intimate stories about their own anal experiences. Listen now!

Extra Fun 

She Bop has a host of offerings to spice up your evening or your next special event.  Here's a look at what you can do:

After Hours Parties 
She Bop offers after-hours parties for bachelorettes, birthdays, or just a night out with the girls.  We will give you and your group a tour of our products, talk about how they work and how to make them work for you! Have the shop all to yourselves for some music, wine and fun times.  Please call She Bop for the details. 

— DVD rentals
We offer rentals of all our instructional and educational DVDs.  We believe it's so important to make this information readily available for our customers... it's part of our educational mission.
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