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Passion 101 Spring Semester @Sexploratorium

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Thursday, April 6th @ 7-9PM
Wet Their Whistle: Oral Sex for Anybody
Presented by: Kitfruitylipsten & Kali Morgan
Learn to flex your mouth muscles on, in, and around any body for pleasurable reactions regardless of gender, size, or experience level in this fun interactive workshop!…[Read More]

 

 

Friday, April 14th @ 7-9PM
The Beginnings of D/s
Play
Presented by: Miss Mackenzee

Do you identify as a Dominant but are unsure of how to effectively carry out that role? This class is designed to help you navigate the beginning of your path in a D/s dynamic…[Read More]

Saturday, April 15th @ 7-9PM striptease
How to Perform a Sexy Striptease

Presented by: Miss Mackenzee
No matter what your age, body type, or gender identity is, come learn how to strip down for your partner(s). This class is designed to help make you feel comfortable in your skin and out of your clothes…[Read More]

 Thursday, April 27th @ 6:30-8:30PM
Intimate Exchanges

Presented by: Kali Morgan
A workshop on the psychology of power exchange for couples (or pairs of people comfortable “going there” into Dominant or submissive headspaces with each other. Using writing exercises, guided visualization, and other techniques, everyone in this class will experience what it is like to become the submissive adorer or dominant caretaker of their partner to enhance sexual play…[Read More]

piercingFriday, April 28th @ 7-9PM
Creativity with Sharps: Needles, Staples, and Scalpels: Oh My!
Presented by: Miss Mackenzee

Learn ways to turn your bottom into a lovely piece of artwork. You’ll also learn some exciting ways to torture your bottom using needle predicament bondage and creating endorphin rushes that will send your bottom to further reaches of floaty space!…[Read More]

 

Friday, May 5th @ 7-9PM
Being a Dom 101: Training for New Doms

Presented by: Miss Mackenzee
Miss Mackenzee has been a lifestyle Dominant for many years and has had countless play partners and currently has a live-in submissive. She will help to cover some of the questions people have when first navigating their role as Dominant…[Read More]


Friday, May 12th @ 7-9PM
Zap! The Wonders of Electro-Play: Pain and Pleasure

Presented by: Miss Mackenzee
There are many different ways to incorporate electro into your play. Within this workshop, we’ll discuss ways to make the experience pleasurable or torturous depending on how you want it to go…[Read More]

Friday, May 13th @ 7-9PM  rope
Channeling the Energy: Tantra and Rope

Presented by: Miss Mackenzee
Rope has a captivating and intoxicating energy of itself. This workshop is designed for igniting the spark of erotic desire between you and your lover and combining it with that energy of rope…[Read More]

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April Community Events at Sexploratorium


Sunday April 9, 5-7PM AB/DL Hangout with Tybee Tybee creates a little’s playspace, with dress-up, coloring, and snacks!

Sunday April 16, noon-2PM Kinky Poly Brunch with Miss Trussed Potluck style brunch potluckmeetup to meet and hang out with local kinky and polyamorous folks! Get the best of both worlds.

 

 

Tuesday, April 18th, 6-7:30PM Coloring With Kitten: Sex Toys!ojoy
Presented by: Kitten

Admission to this class = a donation to Planned Parenthood and snack or drink to share! This month’s featured coloring book is Oh Joy Sex Toy Sexuality themed coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons, and markers will be provided. The goal is to provide a welcoming space to relax, enjoy the company of friends, and have open, honest conversations about the sexuality issues that affect us on a daily basis. This month’s topic is Sex Toys!…[Read More] 

ecg_heartWed April 19 Wellness Provders Mixer and Show & Tell: Vaginal Orgasmic Difficulty
Do you provide clients with health and wellness advice? Sexploratorium wants to get to know you and recommend your services to our customers! Also, we want you to know what pruducts we what pleasure products we offer that can benefit people specific health challenges. Each month has a different topic! [Read More]

Vac U Lock is Here!

Sexploratorium is now carrying Vac-U-Lock products that are compatible with our sex machines!

We currently have a limited range in stock…don’t see what you’re looking for? Just ask! We may be able to order it, but remember that we only stock soft insertables that are made of non-allergenic silicone.

12 Days of XXXmas

It’s the naughtiest time of year! Once again, SEXPLORATORIUM will be giving away 1 free gift to 1 lucky *customer each day for the 12 days leading up to XXX-MAS!

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With quality brands like Liberator, Tantus and Vixen toys to choose from, each lucky customer can take home a prize worth up to $249.99

Starting Sunday December 13th,  the 12th customer will win a free gift (choose from either general sexuality or BDSM item)!

On Monday the 14th, the 11th in-store customer will win a free gift. Tuesday the 15th, the 10th customer will win and so on until the first purchase on XXX-Mas Eve (note that we will close at 6pm on December 24)!

The sooner you come in, the more prizes you’ll have to choose from!

Besides this awesome contest, what other Holiday cheer is Sexploratorium whipping up?  There is our in- store layaway sale where customers will receive 20% off any remaining balances when they pick up their layaways or special order items by XXXmas eve. SEXPLORATORIUM also provide free gift packaging and gift receipts (that detail our warranties, etc) with each purchase while supplies last. SEXPLORATORIUM  Online will feature  flash 50%off sales of in-stock items via our social networks each day, so make sure to keep an eye on the Sexploratorium Facebook page and Sexploratorium Twitter

 

New Testing Center in the Neighborhood for National HIV Testing Day

TODAY is National HIV testing awareness day! 
Did you know that as many as 20% of people with HIV have no idea that they are infected and are therefore not getting treated?
GET TESTED. Confidential testing has never been easier or more discreet than ticked safely inside Philadelphia’s biggest and best thrift store- right around the corner from Sexploratorium!
We are proud to help  spread the word of  the official grand opening our  of a new HIV testing center in the neighborhood right inside the walls of our former neighbors, Philly AIDS Thrift!
This testing site was built with money raised at last year’s Diabolique Ball. We will be celebrating at this summer’s Libertine Ball  where nominations for this year’s charity recipients will be accepted.
 We interviewed the woman behind the project, Kristina Kallas for the inside scoop on how today’s newly unveiled project came about… 

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How did the Philly AIDS Thrift Testing center idea come about?
We started the organization just about 10 years ago and originally located around the corner on Bainbridge Street in a space that was a LOT smaller! Four years ago we moved into our current location and we were amazed by the amount of space. We had hoped we could use it to do even more to impact the community and the thought of doing testing inside was something we had thought about early on. But very quickly the space was filled with donations! Over the last couple of years we’ve expanded within the building, taking on more space and finally the time was right. We picked a spot that was underutilized on our second floor.
How long did it take to plan for the center?
It was nearly a year ago that we made the final decision on the space. Shortly after that our funding to create the site was secured through the awesome support of the Diabolique Foundation in November. In January 2015 we started meeting with the partner organizations to develop a plan on how to make this thing work and here we are 5 months later ready to roll! The actual building of the site was created by our awesome PT staffer Tom Phoenix, and it took him less than a month to create and build the 300 square foot waiting room and testing room.
What about the site makes you most excited?
The hope in putting an HIV testing site, smack dab in the middle of a retail space, is that we can help normalize HIV Testing. Let’s break the stigmas about getting tested…make it natural, comfortable. Some folks have fears of going somewhere that has a clinical environment, some folks…getting tested isn’t even on their radar. We want to put it on their radar, we want to give them another option, we want them to think about their health and we want them to feel safe while doing it. If someone tests positive, we want to be able to provide them with linkages to care immediately so they can live a healthy life!
How does one get tested at the store:
Right now testing happens on weekends: the 1st and 3rd Saturdays & Sundays and the 2nd and 4th Fridays and Saturdays. All between the hours of 12-4pm. You don’t need an appointment, simply walk in. The site is located on our second floor on the furniture side. The test is FREE and it takes less than 15 minutes for your results, in some cases just a few minutes. The waiting room reflects the thrift store, decorated with cool finds within our shop, it puts you at ease.
Who is doing the testing?
We are currently partnering with 5 wonderful organizations: GALAEI, BEBASHI, Action AIDS, Mazzoni Center and Philadelphia FIGHT. The councilors who provide the testing are trained professionals and they’re also warm and friendly!
Anything else you’d like to mention?
Yes, we are creating a team of outreach volunteers to roam the streets on the weekends and spread the word about the site and HIV Testing! You can also help us by spreading the news to everyone you know. Information is Power!
 You can always check our website for more info or updates: PhillyAIDSthrift.com 
Just a reminder (because we are so proud of having helped make this project happen): This testing site was built with money raised at last year’s Diabolique Ball. We will be celebrating at this summer’s Libertine Ball  where nominations for this year’s charity recipients will be accepted.

100 Shades of Fantasy: A Sexy V-Day Sex Toy Guide for Couples and Singles!

Are you partying or pairing up or flying solo this Valentine’s?

Sexploratorium has the gifts you need to make this V-Day extra special. Here are our top recommendations for couples or singles or anybody- of all genders and orientations:

Play in private or Public with Lelo Lyla II
Whether you are heading out to dinner and a movie, going dancing or privately performing at home, this remote-controlled egg from Lelo puts the fun back in your playtime. The generous range of the remote signal is sure to add an element of surprise wherever you may go! The unique remote can either increase or decrease the speed of the vibrating egg based on motion-sensing technology. This toy is rechargeable and waterproof and is designed to last a lifetime!

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Body connect: Spareparts Underwear/Lingerie Harnesses
Would you like to explore new connections that speak to your style and cater to your needs? Harnesses can connect people with pleasure providing tools in ways that leave the hands available to explore! Some designs even allow solo players to saddle up with a chair or solid object.
SpareParts HardWear makes three types of couture underwear/lingerie style harnesses that are great for all bodies and orientations! All styles feature comfortable yet durable construction, a stretchy O-ring that can accommodate a variety of toys, and are designed to fit a wide range of bodies, from size XS – 3X. Styles range from the more masculine/gender neutral Tomboi brief harness, to the ultra-sexy femme-style Bella and Sasha. All harnesses are strategically equipped with pockets for mini vibrators as well…
The Tomboi brief is a more minimalist harness, designed to just be slipped on like underwear so you are ready to go– though you will find added features like the internal packing strap handy when you need extra support . The Sasha and Bella lingerie harnesses, on the other hand, are styled to impress. These harnesses come with garter straps that you can attach to your favorite thigh-highs to complete a feminine fantasy look.
These underwear style harnesses are particularly great for transgender-identified folks; the Tomboi is great for soft packing as well as playing for transmasculine folks, and the Sasha and Bella provide enough support to help with tucking for transfeminine folks!

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Come hither with the Mona Wave
Looking for quality time that beckons for more? Lelo‘s newest innovation is a serious upgrade on some well-loved classics. While this may look and feel like the classic Mona, this vibe re-creates the “come hither” motion that stimulates the G-spot with every movement. This toy is rechargeable, making it a great eco-friendly option, and is 100% waterproof so you can take your fun in the tub or shower. The Mona Wave, like all Lelo toys, is backed by a 10 year quality guarantee so you and this toy will be together longer than most Hollywood marriages!

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Fleshlight LaunchPad and V-Stroker
Looking for a way to enjoy a solo rocket flight this Valentine’s? Let Fleshlight’s tech-friendly accessories are sure to please, turning your Fleshlight into a unique virtual sex toy. The Launch Pad iPad-compatible accessory turns your iPad into the ultimate sexy accessory. Clip the Launch Pad onto your Fleshlight and enjoy all your iPad has to offer, including erotic clips, stories, or use FaceTime for some intimate video chatting with a long-distance partner.
The V-Stroker from Fleshlight is their newest accessory, combining your Fleshlight with an erotic video clip store. When attached to the bottom of your Fleshlight, the V-Stroker records the speed of your strokes and adapts the video from the V-Stroker clip store to create an interactive experience.

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We-Vibe Pleasure Mates
Ready for a relationship with multiple possibilities and dimensions? Meet your Pleasure Mates! We’ve loved the Tango from WeVibe for a long time, and now we can love it even more! We-Vibe rolled out the Pleasure Mates collection a few months ago and these attachments take the powerful Tango to a whole new level. The Glow G-Spot attachment turns the Tango into an insertable toy that applies powerful vibrations directly to the G-spot. The Dusk Anal plug attachment is a beginner-friendly plug designed to please all bodies. Don’t have a We-Vibe Tango already? You can purchase the complete kit with a Tango and both attachments, for $150- a seriously great deal for any body!

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12 Days of XXX-Mas!

It’s the naughtiest time of year! Once again, SEXPLORATORIUM will be giving away 1 free gift to 1 lucky *customer each day for the 12 days leading up to XXX-MAS!

*Purchase required

 

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Starting Saturday December 13th,  the 12th customer will win a free gift (choose from either general sexuality or BDSM item)!

On Sunday the 14th, the 11th customer will win a free gift. Monday the 15th, the 10th customer will win and so on until the first purchase on XXX-Mas Eve!

The sooner you come in, the more prizes you’ll have to choose from!

Stop  into SEXPLORATORIUM to see if it’s your lucky day!