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April 17th, 2017


Good Vibrations Hosts Build-A-Vibe Workshop

SAN FRANCISCO, (April 17th, 2017): Good Vibrations, the iconic, woman-founded pleasure emporium that turns 40 this year, has partnered with innovative erotic toy company Crave for a one-of-a-kind workshop that lets participants build their own Crave Duet vibrator, theirs to keep, using materials and oversight provided by Crave founders Ti Chang and Michael Topolovac. Part of "A Day at the Antique Vibrator Museum" (see details of the full day below), Good Vibrations Polk Street store, home of the museum, will host the event on Sunday, May 21 from 4:00-6:00pm.

Crave, a luxury sex toy company for women based and manufacturing in San Francisco, has gotten much buzz for its beautiful and unusual sex toy jewelry, especially the Vesper vibrating necklace, and for its technologically sophisticated, USB-rechargable vibrators like the Duet. Ordinarily retailing for $149, the Duet built by workshop participants will be theirs for just $95. When purchasing tickets , participants can choose one of two time slots: 4:00-5:00pm, or 5:00-6:00pm. (If demand is sufficient, Michael and Ti will teach a third workshop from 6:00-7:00.) Each ticket accommodates one or two builders, who will build one vibe. Space is limited!

Can’t make the workshop? Crave products are always available at Good Vibrations stores and at www.goodvibes.com.

Event in Brief:

Crave Build-A-Vibe at the AVM!
Participants will make their very own Crave Duet vibrator!
Sunday, May 21st
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store, 1620 Polk Street, San Francisco CA 94109
$95 (covers 1 or 2 people plus one vibe)
Space is limited, you must pre-register!

Buy Tickets (choose the 4-5pm or 5-6pm time slot)

Our innovative friends at Crave want to let you in on the vibrator-building action! Come learn about vibrator design with Michael and Ti, then assemble your very own Duet vibrator from parts they provide, with their expert instruction. A huge hit at SXSW! Come build a vibe by yourself or bring a friend. Up to two people can attend per ticket and build a vibe together. You will build a popular Crave Duet vibrator and the price of the ticket includes the vibe you build--Crave Duet vibrators normally sell for $149!

About A Day at the Antique Vibrator Museum:
One of multiple events in 2017 celebrating Good Vibrations’s first 40 years, A Day at the AVM will feature three distinct events, two of them at no charge to attendees. Details about all three, culminating in Crave’s Build-A-Vibe workshop, can be found below. 18 and over only, please.

The AVM, part of the Polk Street Good Vibrations, showcases a vibrator collection in development since founder Joani Blank opened the store. Featuring vibrators spanning most of the 20th century and contextualizing them historically, the museum is open daily (except when closed for trainings and special events) from 12:30-6:30pm daily; late night Thursdays till 8:30pm. Call the store at (415) 345-0400 to ensure the museum is open when you wish to visit. Guided tours can be scheduled for groups and for members of the press; please check with curator and Staff Sexologist Carol Queen PhD to arrange at carolq@goodvibes.com.

More about the AVM, including a virtual tour: antiquevibratormuseum.com

A Day at the Antique Vibrator Museum, Activity #1:

Bling My Vibe! Reception & Award Ceremony
Sunday, May 21, 1-3pm
1620 Polk Street, San Francisco

Bling My Vibe! invites sex and art celebrities as well as members of the public to make an art piece using a simple Smoothie vibrator. Vibes will be painted, decoupaged, bejeweled, sewed a little outfit, and more! The arted- and tarted-up vibes will be voted on in May (watch our blog!) and winners will be announced! Which are the best-blinged vibrators of them all?

More about Bling My Vibe. Join the contest!

A Day at the Antique Vibrator Museum, Activity #2:

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, May 21, 3-4pm
1620 Polk Street, San Francisco
FREE!
Limit 20 per tour!

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A monthly FREE tour of San Francisco's most unique museum! Your great-great-grandmother might have owned a vibrator, and the fascinating story of our favorite household helper is truly stranger than fiction. Come see our collection of vibrators, spanning the 20th century, and learn all about their history with curator Carol Queen, PhD.

A Day at the Antique Vibrator Museum, Activity #3:

Crave Build-A-Vibe at the AVM!
Sunday, May 21, 4-6pm
1620 Polk Street, San Francisco
$95 (covers 1 or 2 people plus one vibe).
Buy Tickets

Space is limited! You must pre-register!

Our innovative friends at Crave want to let you in on the vibrator-building action! Come learn about vibrator design with Michael and Ti, then assemble your very own Duet vibrator from parts they provide, with their expert instruction. A huge hit at SXSW! More details above.

About Good Vibrations:

Good Vibrations is the premier retailer trusted for almost four decades to provide high quality products, sex-positive education, and information that promotes sexual health, pleasure, and empowerment. We invented the concept of the clean, well-lighted vibrator store and we’re proud to provide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment where customers can shop for sex toys, books, movies, and attend workshops. Visit online at, goodvibes.com,or visit one of our nine retail locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto CA, Cambridge or Brookline MA, and the tenth store still known as Camouflage in Santa Cruz CA. Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GoodVibesToys

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