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Pleasure Chest

Pleasure Chest

Life Skills
Roscoe Village, Illinois City, Illinois
(26 Reviews)

In the seventies, The Pleasure Chest was the first erotic store to create a "boutique" atmosphere in some of the major cities in the country. Other adult stores at the time were usually painted yellow on the outside and had all of the windows and doors covered up with brown paper with the words "XXX" and "ADULT", really creating a barrier of entry and had a very closed off feeling. The Pleasure Chest had department style display windows, friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, and was nicely lit with interesting store displays. The Pleasure Chest started in 1971 in the West Village in NY and at the height of the sexual revolution when people were starting to express their sexuality much more openly.

The Pleasure Chest got its beginning in the gay community in NYC and quickly expanded into the gay communities of Chicago (1977) and Los Angeles (1975). As all-things-gay became popular in the mainstream community so did The Pleasure Chest. They became a couple's focused store, regardless of sexuality. Throughout the seventies and eighties The Pleasure Chest was among the very few stores across the country that was promoting sexuality in a positive and open way. The unspoken motto of the store was that a healthy sex life was as much a part of health as nutrition, exercise and learning. A positive approach to sexual discovery and exploration became a key focus of the stores. In that light, customers through out the last four decades have felt that going into The Pleasure Chest wasn't something degrading or dirty but a way of fulfilling one's own life. With its locations in the major metropolitan cities of the country many people through the decades have gotten their first experience at a sex store with us. In fact we're always meeting men and women in there 40s and 50s who come up to us and say they can remember trying to sneak into The Pleasure Chest before they were of age.

The Pleasure Chest has created the personal bond with the people that visit us when they have stumbled across hurdles in their sex life or relationship, and we've been able to help them figure out where to start their exploration onto a healthier path. That creates a powerful experience and trust when individuals can be successful in finding out what works in their lives. All of the staff employed at The Pleasure Chest is trained to be sensitive to the needs of our guests, regardless of sexual orientation or gender.

As our culture has accepted sex much more in media, movies, magazines and pop culture we're seeing everyone from grandparents coming into the stores to mothers with their daughters coming into buy their first vibrator.

After the founders death in the eighties The Pleasure Chest were split up from each other but in the last 10 years the founders nephew, Brian Robinson, has been reconnecting the stores back together, including adding the online store- ThePleasureChest.com. The Pleasure Chest is referred to as the "Saks 5th Avenue" of adult stores in the media and lives up to that moniker. With a well-trained sales staff and an attractive, bright store it certainly fits!

Reviews of Pleasure Chest

(26 Reviews)
The Sexual Menu

4/2/2018
Anonymous

Attended: The Sexual Menu


The teacher was very professional and fun! The courses was very educational.

Energetic Sex

9/8/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Energetic Sex


They cancelled it and the only way I found out was by going on their Instagram account. I didn't get any notification from course horse or the store.

Intimacy & Vulnerability in Power Exchange

7/8/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Intimacy & Vulnerability in Power Exchange


Very comfortable atmosphere to discuss subject at hand

Pleasure Her Perfect

1/7/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Pleasure Her Perfect


I really love this class. I definitely learned somethings I was not sure about before. Looking forward to using some of the knowledge I learned.

Blowjobs 201

12/3/2015
Anonymous

Attended: Blowjobs 201


I totally enjoy myself & learned more than expected

The Ultimate O

11/25/2015
Anonymous

Attended: The Ultimate O


It was a good class. I found it very informative. Honestly, you get out of it what you put in. I came with a purpose to be more sexually aware of myself some people clearly came to giggle at dildos, which hey, it's your right.

OMG spot

10/15/2015
Fredex S.

Attended: OMG spot


It was great. very educational and great learning experience. she really knows her stuff.

Sex Toys 201: Toys for Boys

7/10/2015
Anonymous

Attended: Sex Toys 201: Toys for Boys


Good class - may need to add more to the pleasure of man on woman - to clarify: what would be more enjoyable to women.

The Sexual Menu

3/30/2018
Jorge G.

Attended: The Sexual Menu


Jorge G. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Pal-entine’s Sexy Self Care Celebration

2/13/2018
Santana P.

Attended: Pal-entine’s Sexy Self Care Celebration


Santana P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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3436 N Lincoln Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60657
Pleasure Chest
Roscoe Village, North Side
3436 N Lincoln Ave
Btwn W Cornelia & W Newport Avenues
Illinois City, Illinois 60657

Teachers at Pleasure Chest

Andrea Renae Ann Marie Antoinette Elizabeth Antoinette Ash Barbara Fox Bianca Palmisano Buck Angel Chelsea Poe Chloë Cindy Darnell Danielle Davia Frost David Skeist Frances Fun Factory Goodrich Gevaart and Kristin Clifford Graydancer Graydancer & Naiia Greg Gertmenian and Jason Scoggins Jason Scoggins Hardy Haberman Ignacio Rivera Jaclyn Friedman Janet W. Hardy Jenny Block Jingwen Zhu Joan Price Kate Koko Louie Louie and Antoinette Malic Malik Rachel Kramer Bussel Ren Sarah Sloane Shawné and Danielle Sophia Kramer Tania Tania and Antoinette Elizabeth Tania and Chloe Tranette Willliams Tristan Taormino Victor
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