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Research study on Sexual Enhancement Product Use

Our research team recently posted a notice about a study that we are conducting:

Sexual  Enhancement Products

What do you think about sex toys? What do your friends or partner think about toys? How do you feel about people who use them? Researchers from The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University are recruiting women and men between the ages of 18 and 60
to complete a 5-10 minute phone interview about sexual enhancement products. We are recruiting individuals who have used toys as well as individuals who have never used toys alone or with a partner. Continue Reading →

Save the Date(s): Friday April 11 and Sunday May 18 (Chicago)

Recently I agreed to participate in two events in Chicago. The first is on Friday April 11 – in the evening – and the second is on Sunday May 18 (day time). When I have more details and can say more, I will.  In the mean time, if you live in the area or are planning to be in the Chicago area on these dates, mark off some time to come hang out. Both events should be fantastic! I would love to co-host an event in NYC this spring or summer and catch a few plays while I’m there. Continue Reading →

First Fridays was so much fun!

Last Friday February 1, I helped to co-host a First Fridays event at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The burlesque troupe – headed by the always fabulous Michelle L’Amour – was wonderful, as was the belly dancing, text messaging game, food and wine. At our Time Out Chicago table, we had a range of toys on display thanks to Early to Bed (a phenomenal woman-owned and run store in Chicago), Pure Romance and Babeland. We even had cheesecake thanks to Eli’s Cheesecake Company of Chicago… the chocolate hearts were out of this world. Continue Reading →

“Your weekly dose of Herbenick”

That makes me laugh. This invite dropped into my mailbox today…I used to be embarrassed to see my picture on invitations, but I’m okay with it now. If you’re in the Chicago area, please come to the First Friday event this week and hang out with me. We’ll have fun AND there will be some very cool give-a-ways. Continue Reading →

What I’m doing tonight

The Kinsey Institute is having an art opening tonight for its Women of Pleasure exhibition. The opening is tonight from 2 to 4 pm in Bloomington, Indiana. However, the exhibit runs through April 4, 2008. If you’re in the neighborhood (e.g., Indianapolis, Louisville, Cinci, St.Louis), have some time on your hands and appreciate erotic art – or art in general – I highly recommend checking it out. You can learn more here. Continue Reading →

Feb 1 – Chicago. Come on out.

I just found this blurb online about an upcoming event I’ll be helping to co-host – if you’re in the Chicago area, please drop by! Burlesque is involved. —-
February at the MCA begins with a First Friday’s Burlesque Star theme. Guests can send messages to one another via the Digital Love Post Office; make Valentines at the Creation Station; and view a sneak peek of “Bubble-Rama,” a comedic short film shot in Chicago. Time Out Chicago’s sex columnist, Debby Herbenick, author of their weekly “In & Out” column, answers questions guests may have. Continue Reading →

Los Angeles: December 15


Some sexuality professionals feel that Nina Hartley revolutionized women-oriented porn – why not give her a chance to help you shop for yourself or a loved/lusted after special someone? Babeland LA brags about their upcoming event with this teaser:

Sexy Santa’s Gift Giving with Nina Hartley
Saturday, December 15, 05:00PM, FREE! 
With Sexy Santa Nina Hartley on hand to get the festivities rolling, Babeland takes you on a whirlwind tour of sex toys and tips, helping you choose just the right sexy gift. In six 10-minute workshops, you’ll get a crash course on topics such as how to choose your first vibrator, high-tech toys, cunnilingus, fellatio, G-spot, and anal sex. Cookies and cider will be served! For more information, visit Babeland’s web site. Continue Reading →

Chicago – December 17

The famed Chicago sex shop, G Boutique, is offering a "How to give a great blow job" class – here is their full description:
How to Give a Great Blow Job Class
The hummer, the yummer, the flicker, the tickler… learn these and lots more tips and techniques. Take this class and Blow him away! For more information, please visit the g boutique web site. Continue Reading →

Los Angeles: December 13


Like many types of sex, anal sex tends to be more comfortable, safer, and more pleasurable when you go into with good, solid information. Babeland LA has this to say about their upcoming workshop:
Anal Sex 101: Back Door Basics
Thursday, December 13, 07:30PM, FREE! 
Join Babeland Sex Educators for this introduction to anal exploration. Learn about the anatomy of anal delight, cleanliness concerns, prostate pleasures, safer sex, how to get started, and about the toys that bring us pleasure: vibrators, dildos, plugs, and beads. For more information, visit Babeland’s web site. Continue Reading →

Los Angeles: December 12

LA area women and men – interesting in flogging? Learn tips and techniques at this Pleasure Chest LA workshop:

Flogging Techniques and Theories
Wednesday, December 12th 8-10 PM $30

Join Sir Nik in this class dedicated to all aspects of using a flogger in BDSM play. In this class Sir Nik will cover both single and double flogging techniques, the Metronome theory and how the flogger is an essential factor to an impact-oriented scene. This is a hands-on class for both intermediate and advanced players. All are welcome! 

For more information or to register, visit The Pleasure Chest LA’s web site. Continue Reading →