Posts tagged self-esteem

GLAMOUR MAGAZINE: Sex and Body Image ...


October, 28, 2015 GLAMOUR EDITOR’S NOTE: Welcome to our brand-new Smitten series What an Expert Says. Veteran author, lecturer, and sex educator Tristan Taormino will be interviewing fellow experts in the sex, dating, and relationships field to discuss important issues that many of us struggle with. For our first topic, Taormino talks to Elle Chase, […]

GUEST POST: Lifestyle Blogger Sarah S...

GUEST POST: Lifestyle Blogger Sarah Sapora confronts the intersection of sex and body image

A Body of Confidence (or How I Stopped Thinking and Learned to Enjoy the Intimate and Unfamiliar)style Blogger Sarah Sapora confronts the intersection of By Sara Sapora, Confidence is not concrete. It is fluid and amoeba-like. Aqueous and ever changing. And just when you think you’re grasping it in your hands, it can trickle through […]

How Your Thoughts Look On Your Body (...

How Your Thoughts Look On Your Body (nsfw) by Elle Chase

Look at this woman’s body. Look at her in terms of the first picture being one of self-appreciation and confidence.   Then look at the second one being of self-deprecation. Which one do you relate to?   Chicago photographer Gracie Hagan likes to play with with themes of emotion and perception in her work. In […]

Big, Beautiful Sex on The Pleasure Ch...

Big, Beautiful Sex on The Pleasure Chest Blog!

We were delighted to have sex educator Lady Cheeky at our Los Angeles store last night, teaching her body positive workshop Big Beautiful Sex. She shared her insights about overcoming fat-shaming, building sexual confidence, and finding the toys and positions that work best for your body. The workshop was such a big hit that we want to […]

Desperately Seeking Passion by Elle C...

Desperately Seeking Passion by Elle Chase for

 Originally published on on October 11, 2013 At the end of her sexless marriage, Elle Chase went on a journey to seek the one thing she never had. This is the story of what she found. Recently, after turning 40 and leaving a sexless marriage, I had come to the sobering realization I had […]

It's so interesting to witness o...

It's so interesting to witness one's own psyche trying to change for the better.

It’s so interesting to witness one’s own psyche trying to change for the better. I speak and coach on body image and sexuality and espouse that you can feel sexy and still be working on liking your body. Today was a challenging body image day for me. We all have them and I wouldn’t trust […]

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Elle Chase (Lady C...


  How do you see yourself as a catalyst for change? By speaking out, as truthfully as I can about my own experience uncovering, indulging and ultimately integrating my sensuality. I hope I can encourage other women to explore, embark on or continue that journey, especially women over 40 and women with body image concerns. […]



BY ANTONIA CRANE  Orginally appeared on   on  4/5/13 Tweet sex sites are a many splendored thing, opening doors to fluid identities that are both sexy and risk-free while erecting an emotional firewall to avoid real, personal rejection. My hackles go up whenever I think about technology replacing human touch, but when I met Lady Cheeky and heard her […]

Melissa McCarthy, Rex Reed and Identi...


I shook my head recently when I read about New York Observer film critic, Rex Reed’s personal insult toward actress Melissa McCarthy.   In a review of her latest offering, Identity Thief  he called her “tractor-sized” and as big as a “hippo.”  Isn’t it interesting, I thought, that a man, who himself is part of a […]

Not Opposed or Entirely Different by ...

Not Opposed or Entirely Different by Lady Cheeky

Just because I am open does not mean I let everyone in Just because I let you in doesn’t mean I do it for everyone Just because you get a second chance doesn’t mean you’ll get a third Just because I have some hard edges doesn’t mean I’m not soft Just because I flirt with […]


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Elle Talks w/ Tristan Taormino About Big, Beautiful Sex

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