CatalystCon 2014

As an out-and-proud sex nerd, attending CatalystCon for the first time was a mind-blowing experience. With seminars entitled “Slut Shaming: The Clash Between Sexuality and a Sex-Negative Culture,” and “ECOSEX! Make The Earth Your Lover: Heat Up Your Sex Life as You Slow Global Warming,” and “Sex Toys: Past, Present and Future,” my two days of CatalystCon were jam packed with learning! It was kind of like being back in college except instead of talking about sex in secret, everyone there was talking about sex publicly in an amazing and open setting. Instead of a notebook full of penis doodles, I left with a notebook full of great information about all different facets of human sexuality (okay, and a few penis doodles.)

The seminars were led by some of the biggest names at the forefront of sexual education and sexual expression; Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, Cunning Minx, and too many other luminaries to name. It took a lot of restraint to not go full blown fan girl on some of my favorites (although I did wind up stopping Annie Sprinkle in the bathroom to take a photo.)

In the hospitality lounge, Wet Lubes had a full blown lube lab where you could try out different types of lubricants and offer up an opinion on your favorite. There was also a table full of books for sale by attending authors where I met tons of other kinky folks browsing tantalizing books about tales of sexual adventures, useful bedroom tricks, and how to safely and successfully fulfill your fetishes. I left CatalystCon a little nerdier, a little kinkier, and filled with a new appreciation for all of our amazing sex educators!

Check out this video from CatalystCon East to hear what Del Tashlin, Sex Nerd Sandra and others had to say about their fetishes, the kinkiest thing they’ve ever done and their secret sex tip! I cannot wait to get my geek on again next year! #CCONforlife

Lada Nikolska for Syren Latex !

The lovely Lada Nikolska came by our studios to get sexy in some of our newest Syren Latex designs!  Check out this cheeky behind the scenes video of her photo shoot!

 

Visit Syren.com to get these luscious latex looks for yourself!

Fishtail Gown
Basic Rubber Corset
Molded Opera Length- Latex Glove
Newmar Dress
Rubber Muir Cap
Latex Trench Coat
Latex Garter Dress
Long Sleeved Mistress Dress
Glovelettes with Trim
Zippered Latex Halter w/Optional Side Panel
Mila Bra

Stockroom University Special Event – “Master of O” with Ernest Greene and Nina Hartley

Join us this Friday night, September 12, for An Evening with The Master of O featuring a reading, Q&A, and book signing with author Ernest Greene and his wife and muse, Nina Hartley!

Master of O

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Essential Tools of the Dominant Woman

Her voice drops to a low purr as she leans into her beloved submissive. Her eyes narrow and lips curl into a mischievous grin. She whispers her desires and makes demands to satisfy her whims. Perhaps she feeds off moans of sensual suffering. Perhaps she seeks sexual satisfaction. Maybe she’d like pampering and amusement. This is her time. Because it’s her time, where she speaks and gets what delights her, it’s also their time. It’s a bubble of time and space where no one and nothing else matters. It is a gift to their relationship of clarity, simplicity, authenticity, confidence of belonging and pleasure.

There are four essential tools that the dominant woman needs to make this magic time happen. I also want to share with you three simple and clever tools that make the dominant woman’s play time so much easier and sweeter – more on this later!

The fundamental tools are; your voice, your gaze, your touch and your walk.

Your Voice:
Your voice sets the tone. Gives cue to the bottom on what you share now and where you may take them. Don’t rush it. Drop your voice and slow down the speech a little. If you don’t know what to say, say nothing. Silence makes bottoms squirm. Saying wicked things, hot breath in the ear, with sweet tones creates delightful dilemmas. Your voice is unique – soon your bottom will come to associate that particular tone of your voice with their happy, fun, bottom space.

Your Touch:
Your touch wakes up their senses to the moment and to your intention. Gentle caress makes their skin tingle. Rough grabs put them on alert. Stinging slaps and pinches may be rewards or punishments, depending on how their appetites run.

Your Gaze:
Your gaze reminds them that they must be present and in the here and now. The smiling eyes encouraging a bottom maybe extra strength they need to sweetly suffer through an ordeal. The gaze averted maybe a cruel denial.

Your Walk:
Practice the infamously effective “Queen’s Walk” We practice this form of movement in ForteFemme. Pull your spine up, roll your shoulders back, proudly bring your chest up and tighten your core. Put your weight on your back foot. Then walk slowly. Lock your gaze on your partner. With each step you take, take a breath. Yes, it’s that slow. It sets the tone. It sets the understanding of who owns that time and space in the moment. It’s a great tool of creating confidence in the woman and setting the stage for the partner and the scene.
These are tools that you’ll want to practice and hone over time. At first you might feel awkward, but it will come to you in time. They are subtle but powerful tools.

So now for the fun and crafty tools to make your playtime easier and sweeter!

Blindfolds:
Blindfold is a top’s best friend! With a blindfold on, ever you do is always a surprise. With a blindfold on, they won’t know your expression of befuddlement as you try to figure out some new complicated toy – or when you kick off your heels!

Comfortable Chair:
Why be uncomfortable? Being uncomfortable is the prize for the bottoms. Not something you should endure. Once you’ve Queen’s Walked your way to your ecstatic bottom, enjoy creating and conducting the scene from a place of gorgeous comfort! If you really like the regal seating for play, you might consider selecting toys that are easy to use while seated.

Collection of Kinky Erotic Fiction:
Yes, fiction. Collect and read many, many kinky fiction books. There are so many quality ones out there beyond the ones that mass media repeats. Don’t forget Laura Antoniou’s books. Various anthologies with works from many writers are great. Ernest Greene has a new one out too.

These are both you and your partner to read. For you, it will illuminate what kind of play and mindset turns you on. For your partner, find out what story and which part they liked. Try to get them to tell you what they liked about it. This will give you a deeper idea of how their pleasures are mapped out – and can be far more illuminating than a standard negotiation.

Stockroom University Event – Cock Confidence

We’ve got an amazing and unique event this week next door to our Silver Lake boutique!

Cock Confidence: Strap-On Psychology and Technology with Sinclair SexSmith on September 11, 2014 from 7:00-9:00PM

Cock Confidence

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The Stockroom Sinks Its Teeth Into Dragula

No one throws a party like the Boulet Brothers, and our diabolical party crew was thrilled to dance the night away at their One Year Dragula Anniversary party!

A huge thanks to everyone that came out and made this the best Dragula yet!

Puppy Love In The Dog Days of Summer

Our pair of playful pups got a little frisky when we let them off-leash during a recent shoot featuring our new K9 Muzzle!

In celebration of Throwback Thursday, we offer this gem from the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas from January: The first meeting of our canine couple, The Captain and Annie Cruz! Enjoy watching as they (figuratively) sniff each other’s butts!

Not enough to bring you to heel? Find a whole kennel-full of great deals on puppy play gear: It’s our Dog Days Sale – only through September 2!

V Nixie for Syren Latex!

The lovely and charming V Nixie stopped by our studios to play dress up with some of our most colorful original latex designs!

Get the looks she rocks in this video in the colors you want on Syren.com!

Varsity Socks
Latex Leggings
Latex Sports Top
Zippered Latex Halter with Optional Side Panel
Latex Hot Pants
Latex Cropped T-Shirt
Cheerleader Skirt
Cheeky Panty
Women’s Tank Top
Glovelettes

The Dirty Duo Impact Play In Vegas!

It’s Throwback Thursday and what better way to celebrate than with this video from this year’s AEE in Las Vegas with Annie Cruz and Juanito Blanco in their Dirty Duo guises!

Looking for the tantalizing toys featured in this video?

18″ Basic Suede Flogger

Gentle Persuasions Paddle

Daddy’s Belt

24″ Basic Leather Flogger

Agent Noir Neon Wand Kit

Lauren WK for The Stockroom – Behind the Scenes

The amazing and lovely Lauren WK stopped by recently to shoot some of our new and classic gear, and we couldn’t resist getting a few candid shots of our own behind the scenes! Enjoy:

You can follow Lauren on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!