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Your 2015 Guide To An Erotic Valentine’s Day

26 Jan

valentines-day-penguinHow many times have you found yourself at the giving end of a default flower bouquet or bromidic chocolate? How many times have you received a gift that could have used more thought? For many, Valentine’s Day can be an overwhelming or annoying conflict of expectations vs. reality. It can also be a good excuse (as if you needed one) to give/receive something awesome from someone that you adore/fancy/want in your bed.  Continue reading

Secret Pleasures Holiday Gift Guide 2014!

5 Nov

christmas pet rock On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a pet rock? We are excited for you, if you really wanted that darling little pet rock. After all, it doubles as a paperweight and a doorstop. If you have been on the receiving end of gifts like this in the past that you really have no use for, do not fret! We have the latest and greatest coming from the North Pole straight to your front door – Santa prefers FedEx during this busy holiday season. Enjoy!  Continue reading

Happy Birthday To Us!

13 Oct

Happy-birthdayHAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY Secret Pleasures!

As it has always been, your pleasure is our pleasure. From workshops to the opening of our 2nd floor that boasts a large selection of high quality BDSM gear, it has been an honor to share some amazing milestones with you. Many thanks to our Special Guests who have also provided dynamic, quality workshops in our first 5 years: author and filmmaker Mr. Buck Angel, author and educator Aislynn Emirizan, author Joan Price, author Rachel Kramer Bussel, author and educator Amy Cooper, and Tantra experts Mark A. Michaels & Patricia Johnson.

Since the beginning, it has been incredibly important for us to exist not only as a retail location, but also as a safe space. A body-positive, education based establishment where people can feel comfortable discussing topics such as health and sexuality, as well as entrusting staff with sensitive information. We strive to provide a safe, nurturing, judgment free space for people of all genders and identities to explore their sexuality. This has been out mission for the last 5 years and it will continue in the years to come.

Thank you to all of our staff, friends, and vendors for helping to support our mission and our dreams. Thank you to our wonderful customers – we could not be here without you! Cheers to many more years of pleasure!



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Most Popular Toy – Pico Bong Moka

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Most Popular Lube – Sliquid Oceanics

Most Popular Condom – Crown

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

12 Sep

prostate-stickerSeptember is National Cancer Awareness Month and is designated to bring prostate cancer into focus. The goal is to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, screening & prevention, and treatment options. Here at Secret Pleasures we highly value health education and awareness so that individuals can make informed decisions regarding their health. We also sell various items that assist with prostate health and pleasure. Continue reading

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

30 Apr

happy mothers day


Moms can be erotic creatures, as well as boo-boo kissers, sports coaches, brownie makers, and stars. Thanks to the mainstream, the way that we see mothers has evolved; It is possible to see our mother’s as complete women. Don’t get me wrong, not everyone will be open to giving Mom a sex toy for Mother’s Day. But you can help your Mom feel sexier/cared for in smaller ways with flowers, bath & body gifts, as well as general health & wellness gifts. Don’t forget those other special Mothers in your life, too – girlfriend, best friend, wife, grandmother.

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