Jun 152014


Sex-Positive Retailer Helps Patrons “Harness” Pleasure

Good Vibrations, the legendary San Francisco-based retailer that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, says, “Harness your pleasure! Strap it on!” Good Vibrations celebrates “International Strap-On Week” June 16th – June 22nd with free classes, in-store and online promotions, and an entertaining #straponselfie social media contest.

Who Has Strap-on Sex?
Strap-on sex can be enjoyed by people of all genders. Most recently, Good Vibrations has seen a rise in the number of heterosexual couples who are interested in exploring sex where the man is on the receiving end of the strap-on. Cisgender male penetration can be an intimate and incredibly enjoyable experience especially if the prostate is stimulated safely, as highlighted in The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure. Good Vibrations has led the way in sexual education and promoting not only lesbian and transgender strap-on use, but also the act of “pegging,” made famous by the Bend Over Boyfriend series starring Good Vibrations’ staff Sexologist, Dr. Carol Queen.

Events & Promotions
Good Vibrations celebrates International Strap-On Week with online and in-store events. On Wednesday, June 18th, a Sex Educator/Sales Associate will lead a free Humpday Happy Hour workshop on Strap-on Sex at Good Vibrations’ Polk Street store. Store shoppers who want to strap one on can enjoy 50% off a Pleasure Works™ Silicone dildo with the purchase of any harness retailing at $50 or more.

Online visitors can read up on strap-on topics such as “How to Choose a Harness,” “How to Choose a Dildo,” and “How to Have Strap-on Sex with a Male Partner.” Strap-on Harness Comparison Charts help show the differences in a side-by-side view. Good Vibrations prides itself on educating customers so that they can make an informed purchase and find the best toy for them. Online shoppers will also enjoy a 20% discount on any strap-on dildo with the purchase of a harness during Strap-On Week.

#straponselfie Contest
In the age of the selfie, why not strap it and snap it? Good Vibrations, in the spirit of light-hearted fun, encourages the community to participate in our first ever #straponselfie contest. Participants should take a selfie photo while wearing a strap-on harness and share via Twitter and Instagram using @goodvibestoys #straponselfie #strapweek. Contest judges include Lauren Marie Fleming, A.K.A. Queerie Bradshaw from FriskyFeminist.com, the infamous Jiz Lee, genderqueer porn performer, Sophia St. James, award-winning porn performer and burlesque star, and porn performer Q, best known for his roles in the Crash Pad Series. Official rules, exceptional prizes, and example #straponselfie photos can be found on the Good Vibes Blog.