Archive for the ‘Special Events’ Category

New Event – Peekaboo Lingerie Launch

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Peekaboo - Ticket Listing ImageJoin us for the sexiest fashion launch of 2014 as Max Black debuts the Australian collection for not one but FIVE of Europe’s most sought after lingerie labels:

~ Maison Close (Paris)
~ Tres Bonjour (Berlin)
~ Lascivious (London)
~ Fleur of England (London)
~ Something Wicked (Leeds)

The incredible Memphis Mae, Franki Faux and Bella Louche will be showcasing the latest lines from each label throughout the night in addition to giving us a sizzling performance each.


Every ticket includes:

  • Fun Goody Bag
  • VIP offers in store
  • Hot Live Performance
  • Champagne & Canape Service
  • Sexy Surprises

There will also be glamorous door prizes to be won by guests on the night.

To find out more about the event check out facebook page or visit

Last Chance to Win a We-Vibe 3!

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

MB's We-Vibe 3 - RubyHere is your last chance to WIN the #1 selling couple’s vibrator the We-Vibe 3 in Ruby Red – (we hear red goes faster!).

Worn while you are making love, with a remote control, completely waterproof and rechargeable, with a travel case and valued at $199 you don’t want to miss out on this competition run by the Lucky Her website.

Simply click on the link above and tell them what is it you love most about your lover!

Offer ends soon on June 29th, so get in quick!

Win a We-Vibe 3!

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

MB's We-Vibe 3 - RubyHave you been in store at Max Black and added the We-Vibe 3 to your ever-growing naughty wish-list? Or are you looking for that something for the both of you to add some fun into the bedroom?

Well, here is your chance to win the #1 couple’s vibrator the We-Vibe 3 in Ruby Red – (we hear red goes faster!). Worn while you are making love, with a remote control, completely waterproof and rechargeable, with a travel case and valued at $199 you don’t want to miss out on this competition run by the Lucky Her website.

Simply click on the link above and tell them what is it you love most about your lover!

Offer ends on June 29th.

CLUB KOOKY 18TH BIRTHDAY at the Sydney Opera House

Friday, May 31st, 2013



THIS weekend on Sunday, June 2nd come celebrate Club Kooky’s 18th birthday bash as a part of Vivid Live at the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney queer institution Club Kooky will now ring in their adult years as Seymour Butz and DJ Gemma bring their dramatic and debaucherous festival finale with an all-out Kooky & Love Affair reunion featuring Aérea Negrot, Kim Ann Foxman and Shaun J Wright.

So get out the rainbows colours and crazy costumes and seriously boogie down with some the kookiest kids in town!

Tickets ($35 each) and more details can be found at



ACON’s Launch of a new GLBTI Anti-Violence Project

Friday, May 31st, 2013

ACON Anti-Violence Campaign 5-13




Bruce from Max Black attended and supported the launch of ACON’s new GLBTI Anti-Violence project today which is aimed at reducing violence within the GLBTI community by promoting places of safety and support.

Max Black is a proud to be a part of this project and will be displaying the ‘Safe Place’ signage and will be committing itself to the principles of being a proactive safe haven.


Empowerment, Inspiration and Creativity in sex and all aspects of your life

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

As a counsellor specialising in sexual and relationship issues one would think that I hear all sorts of outrageous stories about my clients’ sexual experiences. And I do. Some would think it’s the dream job; talking about sex all day- what more could I want? And, well, yes it’s true, it is my dream job and I love it. But aside from all of this I also hear endless stories about individuals and couples that are looking for more in aspects of their lives that don’t seem to have anything to do with sex. They don’t just come to sessions wanting to heat things up in the bedroom but they often talk about issues that go much deeper.


Believe it or not a lot of the work I do involves the exploration of issues that go right to the core of my clients’ sense of existence on this earth. Deep huh? Yep. And they occur on multiple levels. The first level is clients’ dreams for their romantic relationships such as wanting a richer and deeper sexual connection with their partner, improving intimacy and exploring with their partner. The second level involves deeply personal issues such as the development of self-esteem, self-exploration (in whatever form that may take!), greater consciousness, spirituality, assertiveness skills, the search for happiness and even finding inner peace.  And the third level deals with life skills and challenges such as reaching financial security, finding the dream job, achieving a balanced lifestyle, good health, pursuing studies, hobbies, travel and friendships. It’s a lot to deal with and I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all struggled with some, if not all of these issues in our lives.


What I’ve found is that for many of my clients (and myself included!) to feel truly empowered, inspired and creative in their sex lives they often need to work on many of the aspects just described.  I’ll give you an example. John presents for counselling with erectile dysfunction. His wife complains that they don’t have sex any more and even when they try he struggles with his erections. Hmmm…seems a simple case of Erectile Dysfunction. But when I dig a little deeper, John reveals that he has been working 60-hour weeks in the same job for 15 years. When asked why he keeps doing it he answers “because, well, what else is there to do?” 6 months ago he was diagnosed with depression and his doctor warned him that if he didn’t change his eating and exercise habits he would become a candidate for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. After some time working with John and his wife, he was able to feel strong enough to change his work schedule, invest in his health, make more time for his family and have a healthier, more fulfilling and connected sexual and relationship with his wife. It took some time and lots of dedication, but John is a happier man for it now.


We all have room to grow, evolve and become more empowered, inspired and creative. For more information on how check out my new workship ‘Lovin your Loving’.


Signing off.



McGrath Foundation 10th Anniversary

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

McGrath Foundation 10th Anniversary - Maria Venuti & Lelo

Check out our gallery from the McGrath Foundation 10th Anniversary gala fundraiser! Max was a proud supporter on the night and our very own Bruce and Heidi walked away with a LELO box hand-crafted by the fabulous Maria Vanuti.

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Laura Antoniou’s BDSM Workshops in Adelaide and Canberra

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Academycover1If you are in Adelaide and looking for some naughty education THIS WEEKEND, this is a last minute reminder for anyone interested in Laura Antoniou’s series of BDSM of Workshops.

Laura is the best selling author of the famous Marketplace book series and is making her first ever appearance in Adelaide!

She will be presenting a series of workshops on D/s, relationships and play based on her 20+ years of kink lifestyle and catering for newbies to experienced players. and everything in between.

Uber, the organisation hosting Laura, will also be heading to Canberra NEXT WEEK for the first time ever! There are also two workshops available in Canberra as outlined below.


Adelaide Workshops

Friday May 10th @ 7pm – Starting D/s in the bedroom

Saturday May 11th @ 11:30pm – The way of it: creating protocols

Saturday May 11th @ 2:30pm – Training Your Own Sex Slave

Sunday May 12th @ 11:30am – For your own good: punishment

Sunday May 12th @ 2:30pm – Serious Players


Canberra Workshops

Thursday May 16th @ 7pm – The way of it: creating protocols

Thursday May 16th @ 7pm – For your own good: punishment


For further details or ticket information please contact Uber Services

Valentine’s Day in Sydney – An Adult Guide

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Valentine’s Day – the celebration of a matyred saint with chocolate, flowers, dinners, and hopefully, sex. It’s glorious, it’s awful, it’s wonderful, it’s sexy, it’s your worst nightmare, and yet a dream come true – AND WE LOVE IT!

Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be a day of stress – romance is a hell of a lot easier than you might think, and since Max Black opened its doors all those years ago we’ve had the absolute pleasure of being a part of the V.Day experience for thousands of Aussies.

This year we have a whole new campaign and a brand new attitude to boot – no fluffy slippers or plastic roses – because Love Happens Anywhere! From the pash at the bus station to holding hands when you’re 80, love is what it is all about!! To celebrate, our desgner has created a beautiful new poster and campaign around it that puts love first and celebrates all the little different ways and places it can happen in.

We’ll be here, as always, to offer any help we can to help you create your perfect Valentine’s Day – whether it’s dark and sexy, moody and naughty, or sweet and simple. We have all new gift guides on our website (just in case you con’t pop in) and we’ll be open til midnight every night (including Valentine’s Day) to help you out.

SO relax sexy people – Valentine’s Day 2013 is going to be the best ever!


Shine Awards 2012 – MaXXX Black Named Best Adult Store in Australia!!

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Well, it has been a HUGE week here at MaXXX Black….

The Christmas trees went up, and Bruce has spent hours creating a Christmas dream all the way up the stairs at the stores entrance – our theming is all gold and glitz and royal purple and it’s just divine!! We really love to get into the holiday spirit in-store and this year is no exception. We’re even bringing in dozens of new items just so you can spoil the one (or ones) that you love.

But even bigger than Santa is the news  that MaXXX has been awarded the 2012 Eros Shine Award for Best Independent Adult in Australia!!  That’s right, not just Sydney or the Inner West, but the WHOLE country!

Bruce and Heidi looked gorgeous on the night, which was held at the Melbourne International Convention Centre, and they were in the company of winners, sitting at an exclusive industry table that included LELO and two other award winners on the night.

The awards were a peer and public-voted affair, with the winners needing a majority of judges and the Australian public voting for who they thought deserved the evenings accolades.

We can’t thank our fans, our friends, partners and supporters enough for the honour. We absolutely love being a part of your sex life, and we are thrilled to bits that you like us back.