Annual fourth of July Jimmyjane sale!
This fourth of July, we invite you to light some fireworks in your bedroom! Sunday, July 1st through Sunday, July 8th, all of our Jimmyjane toys
will be 20% off, both online and in the shop. Come get whichever one you've been lusting after!
We will also be open regular hours (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.) on July 4th, so you're free to pop in and get goodies. Yay!
Classes + workshops
Say Please reading with Sinclair Sexsmith + local authors!
Sunday, July 8th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE
Fill out the Mercury's PDX Approved survey
The Portland Mercury
's taking a survey
for their annual PDX Approved guide. If you'd like to write in She Bop as "best porn/sex toy shop" (page 4), we wouldn't be opposed! Be sure to fill in at least 20 answers for your vote to be counted. Deadline is Friday, July 6 at noon.
How to choose a dual vibe
When rabbit vibes first hit the scene, they all followed a familiar formula: long shaft, rotating beads, and, per their name, an animal-shaped clitoral stimulator. Now, though, increasingly creative manufacturers have taken the general idea of the rabbit and revolutionized it, creating new shapes and new sensations. The result is a greater selection of dual vibes than ever before!
Because dual toys feature two different parts that work in tandem, there's even more to consider when picking one out. Let us guide you toward the dual vibe of your dreams
What's new in the shop
We are super excited about the release of Spareparts Hardwear
, a true game-changer for comfortable and versatile harnesses. The Tomboi performs valiantly however you use it — as underwear, for packing, for pack and play, and of course, for straight-up awesome sex. The Tomboi also comes in a Modal/Spandex
, pictured here in a cute and colorful pile, is a cool new stand-to pee device that comes to us all the way from Nova Scotia, Canada. Made of 100% silicone, it is easily folded and unfolded, so it can travel with you everywhere.
Buck Angel has done it again with Sexing the Transman XXX
, an educational but hardcore film that gives trans men a space to speak about and explore their sexuality in intimate jack-off scenes.
We've also picked up a pocket-sized wand-style vibe, a pink dual-density dildo, an unscented massage oil, two books, and sassy homemade greeting cards. Read about everything on our blog
'Sup on the blog?
This month on our blog, we wrote about the little-known true shape of the clitoris (it actually looks a bit like a penguin!) and a Seattle artist who is trying to get the word out
. In her exhibition, art pieces include a huge inflatable clitoris, a neon sign in the shape of a clitoris, and an entrancing M.C. Escher-like sculpture of a penis perpetually entering a vagina.
We also stumbled upon a great article that peels back the curtain on the Jimmyjane enterprise
, using it as a springboard to muse about the influence that thoughtful sex toy technology and design can have on the way people view the role of sex toys in their lives. The article includes an amazing story about Snoop Dogg that you don't want to miss.
Phone apps are a dime a dozen these days, but we found two that we just had to write about
: Kegel Camp, an app that helps you get into the daily groove of exercising your PC muscles, and TranSquat, an app that uses your phone's current GPS location to help you find gender neutral bathrooms in your vicinity.
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In Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica
, editor Sinclair Sexsmith presents a cornucopia of queer kink: tantalizing tales rich in variety and saucy details of girls put in their place — and held there firmly. Whether readers dream of surrendering to a lover or of taking control, Say Please
offers plenty of erotic inspiration and gives readers exactly what they want. Come hear Sinclair Sexsmith and local authors Wendi Kali and Sossity Chiricuzio read their stories from Say Please
and celebrate this kinky queer collection.
has been writing since 1996 about identity, queer culture, feminism, and self-awareness, and teaches workshops on BDSM, gender, and getting the sex life you want. They produce the award-winning website Sugarbutch Chronicles
. Contributing to more than fifteen anthologies, including five Best Lesbian Erotica
editions and Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica
, Mr. Sexsmith is also on the board of the upcoming 2013 BUTCH Voices conference, and serves the Body Electric School as a coordinator. They are the guest editor of Best Lesbian Erotica 2012
Sossity Chiricuzio is a working-class/fat/poly femme who hosts and produces Dirty Queer
, a monthly X-rated open mic, fund-raiser, and community gathering. She has a CD, Hand to Mouth
, and has released Stir the Juice
, a book of erotic poetry about queer passion and adventure, in 2011. She lives in Portland.
is a part-time writer and photographer and full-time motorcycle-riding butch. She is currently working on a manuscript about her life as a gender-bending butch. "First Ride" is her first publication. She currently resides in Portland.
Wednesday, July 11th — 7:30 p.m. — $15
Acclaimed Big Time! Burlesque producer Madison Moone is back to bring you Boudoir Burlesque, a burlesque movement class designed to get 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. Bob Fosse meets Dita Von Teese in a sultry class that is sure to give your libido a work out!
This class is now full, but stay tuned for another one in September!
Great Sex, Erections or Not!
Wednesday, July 18th — 7:30 p.m. — $20
Staying soft or going soft when you’d rather be hard is something that happens to all penises at some point. But great sex does not depend on a hard erection! Whether you are soft some of the time or all of the time you can still have hot, intense and satisfying sex alone or with a partner.
Taught by Laura Rad of the Sex is Fun
and Strong, Sexy & Stylish
podcasts, this class will cover basic reasons why you might have trouble getting or staying hard as well as ways to encourage more erections and keep them longer. Discover hot options for non-penetrative sex, penetrative sex with toys, and prostate play.
This class also covers info for partners including how to give pleasure while he is soft and how to communicate your needs in a supportive and positive ways. Trouble getting and maintaining an erection can cause a bump in your sexual self concept, but you can overcome it. Come discover the wide world of sexual possibilities that are open to you, hard or soft!
Laura Rad has been educating herself and others about sexuality for over eight years. She enjoys furthering our cultural conversation about sex as one of the hosts of the popular Sex is Fun
podcast and on her newest podcast, Strong, Sexy & Stylish
. Her writing has been featured in the Sex is Fun online magazine, Smitten Kitten's Hot Dish, and Playboy UK online. Laura loves to design sex education classes for adults that are welcoming of people of all genders, orientations and relationship styles. She has presented at the University of Minnesota, the SXSW Festival, and Pride in Stockholm, Sweden as well as many other events. Most recently, Laura earned her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and created Edgewise
, an affirming and welcoming place for relationship and sex-positive therapy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When she is not hard at work you can find her amusing her small child and frightening her small dog with her terrible dancing.
Limited space available — sign up online
Thursday, July 26th — 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, now available at She Bop. Get empowered to give and receive extraordinary head!
Limited space available — sign up online
The Joys of Toys!
Wednesday, August 1st — 7:30 p.m. — $15
Join She Bop's very own AJ (aka Amory Jane) for an evening of education and fun. Ever wandered around a sex toy shop and wondered "what the heck is that?" Never fear, AJ 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. AJ 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! AJ 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.
This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites!
Limited space available — sign up online
Bound By Lust: Reading and Writing Erotica
Thursday, August 9th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE
Come and hear award-winning writer Shanna Germain read from Bound by Lust
, a collection of BDSM-focused erotic romance. After, she'll talk about the saucy, sexy (and sometimes just plain silly) life of a full-time erotica writer and will answer questions about writing erotica, getting published, writing sex toys off on your taxes, and anything else you want to ask. Attendees can enter to win a copy of Bound by Lust
, which they can get signed!
is a writer, editor, instructor, girl geek, tree kisser, and book-nerd. With a whole lot of writing years under her belt (or her collar, depending on the day), Shanna's poems, essays, short stories, novellas, articles and more have found homes in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, books and websites.
An Associate Fellow at the Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon, she has taught classes in writing, publishing, media and photography at a wide variety of places. She's even garnered an award here and there, including a Pushcart nomination, the Rauxa Prize for Erotic Poetry, and the C. Hamilton Bailey Poetry Fellowship. Her erotic works have appeared in places like Women in Lust
, Hide and Seek
, Playing with Fire
, Fairy Tale Lust
, Girl Crush,
and many more.
Fun events around town
CineBitch presents: 9 to 5 at Mississippi Studios!
Monday, July 2nd — Mississippi Studios — 7 p.m. — $5-10
continues their CineBitch summer film series at Mississippi Studios
with a still-super-relevant classic that you always meant to see: 9 to 5
, starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and their '80s hairdos.
After the film, we'll gab about it and get updated on Oregon's lady-friendly work policies in a Q&A with Andrea Paluso from Family Forward Oregon
. Got a question about family policies, or a "situation" at your job? This is your moment to ask.
There's lots to love: working ladies, a bigoted boss, shenanigans, shoulder pads, and post-work drinks + food with your Bitch Media pals.
RSVP and invite all your friends on Facebook