Friday, April 20, 2012

Transgender 101

Author and counselor Nicholas M. Teich just published an insightful and accessible Transgender 101 post on Huffington Post.  This 15 point intro touches upon some of the most important points in beginning to learn about transgender issues and approach trans people with respect and empathy.  He wrote a basic book that introduces Transgender 101, as well.  If you're trans or an ally looking for clear, straightforward language in which to explain complex transgender questions, here is a way to find the words. 

We are lucky in Albuquerque that our local Transgender Resource Center of NM just opened its office around the corner from Self Serve.  The TGRCNM website has already been a crucial resource for transgender people of NM, and now their office space offers additional resources like HIV testing, a library, job seeking resources, clothing exchange and more.  Check out the TGRCNM website for resources like support groups, therapists, trans-friendly health providers and more.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Best Sellers Sale!

Get 20% off our Top 10 Sex Toys!

For 10 days, we're offering a sale on our most popular sex toys for men and women.  If you need an excuse to add to your collection, now is the time.  Save 20% in our store or online.

Best Sellers

1.         Form 2 by JimmyJane
2.         The We Vibe 3
3.         Sidekick #2 Sleeve
4.         Calla Vibe
5.         Double Happiness
6.         3 Speed Power Bullet
7.         The Big O Ring Vibe
8.         Tenga Egg Sleeves
9.         Hitachi Magic Wand
10.       Mini Goddess Bullet

Monday, April 2, 2012

Self Serve is Hiring!

It only happens once a year or so...

Self Serve is hiring a part time/on-call Sales Associate/Sex Educator.

*Read our job description and how to apply below.  If you don't follow application guidelines, you won't get called for an interview.*

Join our small, hardworking team of sex educators! You have the opportunity to help people feel better every day, and create a sex positive space unlike anything else in New Mexico.

Must be 18+, open minded, excited about sexuality education and enjoy retail customer service.  This position is primarily for 4-8 hours per week and on-call/vacation coverage to be discussed.  This position is for shifts Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and weekday evening events.  Weekday availability a plus.  This is a position that is best suited for someone with a flexible schedule.  

Starting at $8/hr with room for growth, generous discount, on-the-job training and other benefits.

Summary of Responsibilities:
*offer one-on-one customer service
*retail sales
*inventory: shipping and receiving
*email communications & phone customer service
*upkeep of dvd rentals, special orders, class & event sign ups
*staff evening classes and events
*occasionally staff trade shows and weekend events
*Merchandising: maintain and improve store displays
*Daily cleaning
*Follow store procedures
*Detail oriented administrative tasks
*Build relationships within community
*Support website maintenance and orders
*Help create more joy and sexual pleasure in the world!

Required Skills:
*Positive Attitude
*Retail or Sales Experience
*Friendly Customer Service
*Healthy, open and honest communication
*Dedication and Strong Work Ethic
*Comfort and confidence talking about sexuality
*Enthusiasm for a wide variety of tasks
*Open-mindedness and comfort discussing sexuality with people of all ages, sexual orientations, genders, kink, etc.

Professional Experience that’s a plus:
*Sexuality education
*Administrative experience
*Purchasing inventory
*Public speaking
*Graphic design
*Public Relations
*Website Design or maintenance
*Volunteer coordination

TO APPLY: Send your resume, day/time/seasonal availability AND cover letter to Please put "Part-time Job Application" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through May 17th.  Interviews will be scheduled in late May.
Please, no phone calls, email any questions.  If you do not follow these guidelines, you will not be considered for the job.  

About Self Serve: Self Serve is a fun and welcoming retail store and sex education center. Through our store, website and toy party service, we provide the opportunity for people to learn about sexuality and their bodies while shopping for high-quality sex toys and other pleasurable sundries. Self Serve supports women, LGBT people and anyone seeking healthy, positive sexual attitudes and perspectives, and sensual pleasure in everyday life.