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Black Sexworker conference this june

The First Annual Black Sex Workers’ Conference happens June 17-19, 2021!

A historic worldwide event celebrating Black Sex Workers and The Black Sex Worker Collective’s third birthday commemorating Juneteenth, the end of enslavement in the United States on June 19, 1865.

The first annual Black Sex Workers’ Conference takes place June 17-19, 2021. To protect participants and to support accessibility, this event will be happening online.

This historic event will present on the theme Reliberate (Reparations is the foundation. Liberation is the plan.) Celebrating the art, intellect, lives and politics of Black Sex Workers and what it means to be liberated and compensated in the ongoing climate of Sex Worker rights in the current political framework. With presentations, films, roundtables, performances, competitions and awards honoring Sex Workers, here they represent themselves and the intersectional interests of their communities, after having being spoken about, for, and coopted for centuries.

The conference is delighted to have keynote speakers Monica Jones of The Outlaw Project (Phoenix, AZ), Christian Alexander Lovehall of Philly Trans March and Trans Masculine Advocacy Network (Philadelphia, PA), entertainer and outspoken activist BammRose (NJ/Philly), and scholar, author and Queen of radical rudeness, Dr. Stella Nyanzi (Uganda).

The conference will feature three days of presentations both live and pre-recorded, from Sex Workers and intersecting groups whose politics align greatly with Sex Worker rights. Some of the featured presenters are Black Femme Brunch, Mermaids Bring Water, Dr. Mireille Miller-Young and the Berlin Strippers Collective.

This year’s conference will feature the competition Miss Heaux World (June 18), where a winner will be crowned the top heaux after accumulating enough points through different rounds that showcases their talent, skills and how they best represent h’or energy!
Miss Heaux World is the only part of the conference where tickets can be purchased separately. To close out the conference (June 19), entertainer extraordinaire Jeez Loueez will host Release, a performance showcase featuring the amazing talent of such artists as Ms. Briq House, Onyx Sachi and Lady Londyn.

Tickets are $25-$250, with scholarships and opportunities to sponsor workers who may not otherwise have the means to attend. https://tinyurl.com/bswcevent

Help us meet our Instagram Challenge to sell via PASSIONAL Boutique Instagram!

We want to be able to sell directly on the PASSIONAL Instagram to offer our fashions but to do that, we need 10K followers, so please tell your best Instagram buddies!

We would  like to meet the same challenge and sell Sexploratorium toys, tools and classes directly from the Sexploratorium Instagram, ,  so while you are following and reposting, please make sure to follow us on our individual networks!

 

Superheroes of #TeamPASSIONAL are here to serve you!

Team PASSIONAL continues to work from home, We are offering advice and taking orders for free delivery during the pandemic. We have added online chat to PASSIONAL Online and have forwarded store telephone calls  to serve you daily from 10am-8pm.

This is also a great time to follow PASSIONAL Boutique on our social networks: TwitterFacebook  , Instagram  and FetLife where you can stay in touch with our team members and learn about the many projects we are working on from our homes. It is also a great time to subscribe to our email newsletter

If you are looking for sexuality tools or kinky accoutrements, make sure to follow our sister Sexploratorium networks.

Stay Healthy, Stay PASSIONAL

During the Covid19 Quaratine physical store is closed.

Online customer service available daily from 10am-8pm

Visit: passionalboutique.com

PASSIONAL people of all persuasions are living in a precautionary tale of human connection and misdirection where seemingly innocent contact can cause illness. As a body-positive store the health and safety of all bodies who work in, visit or even brush by our spaces is the highest of priority. To this end we have implemented extra cleaning and care measures to reduce and prevent the spread of infections such as the coronavirus.

For the duration of this pandemic, our preventative procedures include:

  1. We encourage staff and community members to protect their personal health. Until and unless this threat passes, we will allow customers to use the washroom if requested to thoroughly wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water. Sanitizer bottles are located at each register and in our Community Room.  We remind customers and staff to avoid touching their eyes, nose, face with unwashed hands. 
  2. We have posted the signs of symptoms of COVID-19pdf icon:  fever, cough, shortness of breath.
  3. We encourage people to stay home when sick and have provided work at home opportunities for staff members who have compromised immune systems or symptoms of illness.
  4. We ask all who visit our spaces to refrain  from hugs and handshakes, using creative modes of greeting ranging from “Live long and prosper” hand signs to elbow touches and toe taps.
  5. We regularly clean surfaces that are frequently touched -such as shared desks, countertops, kitchen areas, electronics, and doorknobs, light switches.
  6.  All Passion 101 programming will observe a limit of 15 participants until further notice, and participants will not touch each other and will be offered gloves to wear if passing around of products is part of the lesson plan.
  7. Because school is cancelled in the Philadelphia area, we may keep the front door locked during the week to prevent unsupervised children from entering the building. If you visit our store and the door is locked, please ring the courtesy doorbell.

PASSIONAL Boutique & Sexploratorium is offering new (and reminding you of) Special Services for our customers during this pandemic:

  • FREE DELIVERY – We are currently offering free delivery within 15 miles of our store at 317 South Street in Philadelphia.
    To get free delivery,
    1. order online at http://www.PassionalBoutique.com and enter your local zip code to qualify for the DELIVERY option as a shipping method.
    2. Make sure to call the store to confirm your order and we will call you back with an estimated time of delivery.
  • PAY IT FORWARD – for those temporarily unemployed or underemployed during this pandemic, you may utilize our PAY IT FORWARD account to assist with necessities such as gender expression items ( packers underwear, gaffs, binders, etc.), health and hygiene items (STP Stand to Pee devices, sustainable menstrual products, and barrier protections (rubber exam gloves, etc), to use this service, simply request that the items you desire be paid with by the PAY IT FORWARD account. When all money from the account is spent, you can still make purchases for 50% off or pay what you can and we will add it to the PAY IT FORWARD account to be paid by that account in the future.

Our 24th Anniversary: Final Rewards Redemption Opportunity + Bring a Card for a Discount (We will party later…)

 

 

February 6, 2020 is the day we celebrate our 24th  PASSIONALversary. Because Feb 6th was the date we opened our first brick and mortar retail location, we observe this date each year. We have been providing fantasy fashions for all bodies as well as  guaranteed-quality sexuality and fantasy products (originally as Fetishes Boutique) since early 1996

February 6, 2020 is also is  your final chance to redeem  the rewards you earned from shopping with us in  2019 ( we are sorry; rewards cannot be redeemed toward gift certificates… you must either use them or lose them). Call us at 215-829-4986 or email us  if you need assistance redeeming your rewards online for mail orders. Otherwise stop by the shop between noon-8pm today or tomorrow to spend those points before they disappear!

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LAST DAY TO SPEND YOUR 2019 REWARDS

BRING A CARD.
Visit in person to wish us a happy anniversary, save 24%. FEBRUARY 6
TH ONLY Give us an anniversary card, SAVE 24% off one item (or if you email us a card we will reply with your discount code to redeem  on PASSIONALBoutique.com) . All cards will be displayed during our 24th Anniversary Party later this month (read on)

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Get 24% off one item if you bring a card today!

 

Later this month, we are actually going to party. After V-day and our ensuing conventions and in-store events, we are hosting an exclusive after hours party in our store.

JOIN US FOR OUR 24TH  ANNIVERSARY PARTY ~ Thurs Fe 20, 8:30-11PM

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Get a ticket and join us in store with your  phone cameras ready for and exclusive, intimate,  after -hours romp through the building with door prizes, food, beverages party games and more!
Get dressed and record yourself performing for our  PASSIONAL’s Got Talent  online showcase for a chance to win $100 in PASSIONAL  gear,
Get the video rolling  while you explore some of our products to participate in Sex Toy Speed Dating  for a chance to win #100 in Sexploratorium gear!
Experience  joy rides on some of our furniture, meet new PASSIONAL people and start your weekend a day early!

 

Dark Spring : 100 Vegan looks under $100

Spring is the perfect backdrop for dark fashion, and with seasonal events like proms, concerts and festivals, there is no better time to strut your blackest looks without breaking the bank. This new collection features classic goth, steampunk , punk and post apocalyptic looks that can be mixed and matched to maxiumum advantage!

More than half of these styles retail for less than $50 and are available in masculine and feminine sizes  XS-4XL  CLICK HERE TO SHOP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get ready to be bad for a good cause!

The apocalypse is now and the time to rally has been called for Diabolique Ball: Dystopian Deviance on Saturday November 17 in Philadelphia.

For twenty-two years, the Diabolique Ball has allowed Philadelphians of all persuasions to BE BAD FOR A GOOD CAUSE which is now the annual hashtag #BeBadForAGoodCause , producing a decadent annual fetish ball to raise funds to support charities that provide vital services to Philadelphia’s diverse communities. Traditionally, the Ball has been a staple the weekend before Thanksgiving and this year it’s on November 17th at Ruba Club in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood.

 

Although Diabolique Ball enforces a strict dress code of fetish, fantasy, or full formal wear, that doesn’t mean that it will be tough to find or create the perfect outfit. Leather gear, vinyl or latex, chain, spandex, full tactical gear (including gear bags, distressed fabrics/ shredded clothing, bondage tape or even homemade costumes of recycled paper, plastic or fabric are perfect for this event. Need inspiration? Look to films like Blade Runner, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Warriors, and Hunger Games.

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GET INSPIRED – you don’t have to be rich to get attired… This costumed marauder created a look from old newspaper at the Halloween Ball hosted by celebrity Henri David

Each year, the Ball boasts live fantasy performances, fetish fashion shows, phantasmagoric DJs, frisky charity playstations and so much more!

Ball attendees will be able to boogie to DJ sets from famed Philadelphia turntable artists Dave Ghoul and Mighty Mike Saga.

Fashion shows presented by BabyLoves Latex, Delicous Boutique and PASSIONAL will grace the mainstage presentation hosted by Honeytree EvilEye with ongoing gogo dancing by Coveilance (who are donating tips to the Charities who benefit from this year’s ball).

 

And of course, in case all of the on-stage entertainment isn’t enough, Diabolique is bringing back its infamous dungeon, sure to fuel our reveler’s engines! Open equipment in the play space will be supplemented by charity stations tended by fetish mentors, where adventurers can try out anything from spankings and electric play rope play in exchange for donations to our dungeon charity.

Although no personal photography is permitted at the event, there are two event photographers who will be available to document only those moments that guests consent to have documented.

Once the clock strikes midnight, two fearless road warriors will be offered up for a charity midnight buffet, laid out with delicious edibles for the glory of starving survivalists to witness and partake.

 

This year’s Ball tickets benefit Project SAFE, a grassroots direct-service and peer-based advocacy organization of: women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and trans people in Philadelphia’s sex trade, providing women and femme-centered services with a focus on women working and living in the street economies in Kensington.
The post-apocalyptic playstations and internal charity fundraisers benefit Juntos, a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for the basic human rights of Latinx people in the Philadelphia area as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants.

This year’s rallying cry remains constant: Get dressed, come out and BE BAD FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

Tickets, available exclusively on EventBrite (can be purchased through EventBrite at PASSIONAL Boutique) are now $60 day of the ball. . Ticket prices do not include service, tips or convenience charges.

Please see diaboliquephilly.com for more information!

TICKETS: $30 September, $40 October, $50 Nov 1-14, $60 Nov 16-17

MORE INFO AVAILABLE AT PHILLYFETISHBALL.COM

Diabolique Ball 22: Dystopian Deviance Style Guide

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The Apocalypse is now!!! Civilization as we know it has collapsed and all previously provided infrastructure has failed. The natural world is at odds with the ruins of humankind. Renegade packs of humans and their companion species run through the streets with reckless raunchy abandon. The alarm is sounding on November 17 in the city formerly known as Philadelphia– – The fabulous and filthiest of folks in the Homo sapien species are invited to partake in a Post Apocalyptic orgy of perversion–all taboos and social norms are inverted during this period of deconstruction And reconstruction known as Diabolique Ball 22: Dystopian Deviance. On Saturday, November 17, 2018 the gathering will take place at the ancient theater known as the historic Ruba Club.

Wondering what one should wear when stepping out into an Apocalyptic World.

 

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Do you want to keep your identity a mystery stepping into this Dystopian Deviant world? Are you looking for full coverage, a half mask, or something that just disguises the eyes?

 

Would you like to wear a shiny sultry look, or soft leather and faux fur?

 

Shiny Sultry: Latex Dress , Latex Corset, Hosiery , Boots, Chain Mask , Cuffs

Soft Leather and Faux Fur: Hooded Duster , Cincher , Wig

Are you looking to wear something with military authority or mix of matte and shine?

 

Military Mix: Chem Pants, Visor Hood, Muscle Shirt

Mixed Matte and Shine: Matte Shirt , Latex Pants , Cuff