Spotlight Review: Glass Strokers – A Stockroom Exclusive!

New Glass Strokers available exclusively from The Stockroom in 2 styles - Barrel and Knobby

The clear choice in men’s masturbation toys

One of the benefits of being a company devoted to bringing customers “all the best in sexual technology” is that we frequently find ourselves leading the market with new toys whose appearance or functionality that more conservative companies would pass over without a second look. Here at The Stockroom, not only do we constantly seek new and interesting products, but we’re often sought out by small companies and creators  whose think our customers will be able to appreciate their latest innovation.

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Cults, Vampires, Kink, and Indie Filmmaking: Laura Lee Bahr on Her New Novel “Long-Form Religious Porn”

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When you’ve just written a novel that includes a cult that transforms its members into vampires through plastic surgery, a murderous dominatrix, and homages to Fifty Shades of Grey, where do you go to make your grand and glorious debut? If the answer isn’t obvious to everyone, it was to Laura Lee Bahr: On Friday, April 29, Bahr is coming to The Stockroom to throw a huge party for her brand new opus, Long-Form Religious Porn. Hosted by Lenora Claire, the only art curator (that we know of) to stage an exhibition of Golden Girls erotica, the evening is going to be a celebration of both the literary and the carnal, including drag by The Meatball Queen and live mannequins outfitted in The Stockroom’s finest latex and leather fashions. If you’re not enticed yet, read a little of what Bahr told us about her book:

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Getting Wet: How to Find the Right Lube for Slick, Hot, and Safe Sex

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According to a study that came out last month, using spit to lube up your partner’s ass for anal sex is a really bad idea. While you recover from your surprise, here’s some details.

The study, released by the National Institutes for Health, looked at the sexual practices and health of 1,312 men who have sex with men (MSM) and came to the conclusion that using saliva to lubricate for penetration carries a high risk of transmitting rectal gonorrhea. According to the abstract: “Almost half of rectal gonorrhoea cases may be eliminated if MSM stopped using partner’s saliva for anal sex.”

We’re not exactly shocked to find that all those porn films we’ve been watching haven’t been entirely accurate on the subject of sexual health, but we did think that this is a great opportunity to talk about the importance of keeping a fresh container of your favorite lube within easy reach for sexy funtimes.

Even with experienced players, lube doesn’t get as much credit as it should. The fact is that although it might not be one of the sexiest-looking things that you’ll see while cruising the Stockroom website or browsing our store, it’s one of the most essential. For both health and pleasure’s sake, you need not only to have lube on hand, but the right lube.

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A Sneak Peak At The Stockroom’s Spring Clearance Sale

In less than two days, The Stockroom will throw open the doors of 2811 W Sunset Blvd for our Spring Cleaning Clearance Sale. The staff is working hard at hanging latex on racks and filling boxes of porn, cock rings, dildos, and assorted gear for your shopping pleasure, and as of 11 AM on Saturday the 23rd, we’ll be ready to go.

If you haven’t been to one of the Stockroom Clearance Sales before (formerly known as Rummage Sales), you might be wondering what the big deal is. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we thought that we’d give you a little preview of what you can add to your wardrobe and toy box this weekend.

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Help Us With Our Spring Cleaning at the Stockroom Clearance Sale

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Most people despise spring cleaning, but we love it — and so should you. Our first Clearance Sale of the year happens this month, on Saturday the 23rd and the 24th, and it’s an excellent opportunity for anyone — kink beginner or lifestyle veteran — to add some very unique items to their collection at low prices.

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Five Kinky Toys That Look Scarier Than They Are

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We know looks aren’t everything, but it’s impossible to deny that they count for a lot —  especially when it comes to the right gear for your toybox. When you’re pulling out something that you’ve been saving for just the right moment with your partner,  you are probably hoping to see that look of mingled anticipation and trepidation cross their face, at least momentarily. That adrenaline hit of fear-based excitement feels so good that we seek it out wherever we can: horror movies, roller coasters, or even in the bedroom.

We’ve put together a little list of five of our favorite toys to make their eyes go wide. Each of these items has the ability to raise more goosebumps than welts (if used with a delicate touch), but you still need to exercise caution and restraint at all times;  even the most cuddly or innocuous item can be dangerous if you use it wrong.

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Want to Talk Dirty? Ashley Manta Shows You How

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Ashley Manta

We may be living in the Golden Age of Dirty Talk. Not only is porn of all varieties easily available, but millions of people are carrying their phone with them everywhere they go — fully equipped with high-tech photo and video capabilities. We have more opportunities to get up to long-distance hanky-panky than any time since we traded in Morse code for the telephone.

But unfortunately, talking dirty is a lot harder that it sounds at first — and that’s where Ashley Manta comes in. A former phone sex operator who had to overcome her own fears of talking dirty, she’ll be coming to Stockroom University this weekend for a course on how to limber up your filthy tongue to say exactly the things that you want it to say. We dialed her up for a few early tips on good phone sex.

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Plunge Into Jamaica With The Stockroom This May

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The first week of May, The Stockroom will be joining Plunge Fetish at the legendary Hedonism II resort in Jamaica for an entire week of sexy, kinky play. Of course, we always love showing off our gear and toys, but Plunge isn’t just another event; there are few events that allow participants to indulge in their kinkiest fantasies for an extended period of time without being bothered by the cares or judgement of the outside world.

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Mistress Morgan’s Prescriptions for Safe, Fun Medical Play

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Mistress Morgan Sterling

Many kinksters (and a lot of vanilla folks, too!) started their sensual explorations with the very simple game of “playing doctor” as kids. When you’re an adult, playing doctor becomes much more complicated. Medical play is a sophisticated, advanced form of BDSM, but along with its pleasures, it has unique risks. Mistress Morgan Sterling has loved doing medical play as both sub and domme for over twenty years; this weekend, she’s coming to Stockroom University to share her love and her skills with interested students. We talked with her about why she enjoys medical play herself, and what newcomers have to keep in mind to do it safely and pleasurably.

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Without Consent, It’s Not Kink: The Lessons of the Ghomeshi Trial and the Virginia Court Verdict

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A few recent high-profile legal cases with implications for the BDSM community as a whole have stirred up some conversations around The Stockroom over fundamentals, best practices, and protocol for safe, sane, and consensual BDSM. We’re committed to being good leaders in the kink community, and that means talking about some subjects that may be uncomfortable, divisive, or controversial. While we strive to embrace a diversity of opinions and worldviews, we also feel duty-bound to address these issues as they relate to providing a healthy environment for all adults to explore the rich tapestry of human sexuality. That’s not possible without establishing a common ground of mutual respect and responsibility from which to operate.

While cases like the Jian Ghomeshi trial and the recent Virginia Court ruling against a student at George Mason University don’t apply directly to us, the issues they raise should be familiar to most kinky people. Whether you’re new to the scene or a deeply-entrenched veteran, these are topics worth thinking about and paying close attention to. We hope to expand on this conversation in the future both here and during some of our Stockroom University workshops in Los Angeles.

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