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Upcoming "sex week" shares shame-free information

Published Feb. 11, 2016

To further educate healthcare providers and the general public, Tool Shed will host Milwaukee SHARE, a week-long event that brings several nationally known sexuality educators for discussions and workshops.


Get the bare bones on adult filmmaking

Published April 9, 2013

Madison Young, an award-winning filmmaker, performer, director and writer, is hosting a workshop on Saturday, April 13 at Tool Shed, 2427 N. Murray Ave.


Stock up on adult stocking stuffers

Published Dec. 20, 2010

There are a million jokes that could be cracked around the concept of an "adult stocking stuffer" and it turns out, in many cases, these gifts are on the sassy side, so you better put on your PG-13 goggles if you plan to keep reading.


Blue heats up West Allis

Published Jan. 17, 2010

Blue, the "gift shop for grown ups," is a friendly one-stop boutique for tobacco-smoking and sex-toy needs. This might sound similar to the windowless buildings squatting next to freeways, but actually, Blue is quite different.


Cop a crazy cupcake

Published June 5, 2009

This Sunday, the Cream City Collectives hosts a Crazy Cupcake Competition featuring creative, local cupcake lovers showing off their outlandishly delicious and decadent pastries.


Gay punk rocker writes memoir

Published May 24, 2009

In the early '90's, Jon Ginoli started the first openly gay rock / punk band called Pansy Division. Ginoli writes about this experience in his new memoir, "Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division." He will read from his autobiography -- and play acoustic Pansy Division songs -- at Tool Shed on Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m.


Unhealthy STD rates plague Milwaukee

Published March 13, 2009

Recent studies pegged Milwaukee as having one of the highest rates of specific STD incidences in the country. High rates of Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are alerting public health officials to a need for increased preventative education.

Omcrecs110608_fullsize_story1 Recommends: Nov. 6, 2008

Published Nov. 6, 2008

We've got a song in our heart this week in the editorial office. It's a bunch of songs, actually. We're recommending solid music by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals (pictured), Adele and Dennis Brown, along with a tasty pie, an incredible burger and, well, let's just say that no recommendation would be complete without a novelty condom.


The Tool Shed to relocate

Published Oct. 28, 2008

Four years ago, Milwaukee welcomed its first woman-owned erotic boutique, The Tool Shed, to the Riverwest neighborhood. Today, new owner Laura Anne Stuart announced she is moving the business to the East Side.


New toy buzzes into The Tool Shed

Published Aug. 18, 2008

The Tool Shed, an erotic boutique, celebrates the arrival of the "world's most technologically advanced vibrator" with a special event this Saturday.


OMC Recommends: Stuff we like right now

Published Jan. 18, 2007

It's time for another installment of "OMC Recommends," a periodic look at cool things that we like and think you should know about.


I wanna be a Brew City Bruiser

Published Aug. 21, 2006

Since the very first time I heard about the Brew City Bruisers, Milwaukee's first all-girl roller derby league, I wanted to join. I must admit, my desire to be on the team has nothing to do with skating.


Hot off the press: Erotic magazine called Blam!Blam! busts out

Published June 27, 2006

The mission of Blam!Blam! -- a new sensuality magazine created by two local women -- is pretty simple. "We want to turn women on," says creative director Jenna Leskela. A release party for the first issue takes place this Saturday, July 1.