May 9 at Stockroom University: “From Vanilla to Kink,” with Hudsy Hawn

Stockroom University May 9: Hudsy Hawn presents "From Vanilla to Kink"

So you loved the movie and still want more shades of grey? Hear about Hudsy Hawn’s journey from newly-divorced housewife to becoming one of LA’s most well-known Dominatrixes. Join this introductory conversation designed for the novice couple as Miss Hawn dispels myths and fears associated with BDSM exploration while educating you on the best course of travel “From Vanilla to Kink.”

What: Stockroom University: From Vanilla to Kink, With Hudsy Hawn
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

When: Saturday May 9, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Stockroom Hall -Located next to our retail store.

Store address:
Stockroom/Syren Retail Boutique
2809 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

About Your Host: Hudsy Hawn is a well known Los Angeles Domme & BDSM/ Sex Educator who has appeared on Television, Radio and Film with credits including Playboy and Cosmopolitan; Playboy Radio; Straight Talk with Ross Mathews; The Jason Ellis Show; the E! Entertainment TV Specials The Real 50 Shades of Grey and Secret Societies of Hollywood; A & E’s Storage Wars; Poison Passions: The Vicki Morgan Story and more.

Hudsy Hawn is also an AVN Winner for Her Vocal and Screen Performance of Best Song “Shedonistic Society,” from the award-winning fetish film Rubber Bordello.

Miss Hawn can be seen occasionally co-hosting fetish play at Bar Sinister in Hollywood. Alongside class instruction, she also coaches couples and takes private sessions at The Dominion in Los Angeles.

Her autobiographical show, The Mermaid Diaries: Beneath the Covers is now beginning its tour with an upcoming appearance on May 15th at DomCon located at Sanctuary LAX.

Hudsy Hawn is the Head Mistress in charge of education and special event booking here at Stockroom.

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May 2 at Stockroom University: “Latex, Leather & Lube, Oh My!”

Stockroom University, Sat May 2: Latex, Leather, and Lube, Oh My! 2PM-5PM

Led by Syren & Stockroom Boutique Representative Kimberli and Southern California Leather Bootblack Title Holder, Danielle

Are you fascinated by all things shiny but don’t know where to start? This two-part instructional is hosted by Syren Latex & Stockroom Boutique representative, Kimberli, who will give you an informative intro on how to safely dress, shine and control the wear and tear of latex, while also finding ways to incorporate Stockroom’s fashions into every day vanilla attire.

Next up, class turns to all things leather! Meet Danielle, a Bootblack and Leather enthusiast and the Southern California Leather Bootblack Title Holder. Learn about the leather lifestyle and the Sensual Art of Boot Blacking, while incorporating these leather-based service fundamentals into your D/s practice.

What: Stockroom University: Latex, Leather, & Lube, Oh My!
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

When: Saturday May 2, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Stockroom Hall -Located next to our retail store.

Store address:
Stockroom/Syren Retail Boutique
2809 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Open To More: Creating & Sustaining Modern Relationships at Stockroom University April 25th!

Interested in opening up your relationship? Trying to navigate polyamory? Join this quartet of Hosts for an exploration of non-monogamy through modern psychology, practical tools, and their personal experience. This fun and highly interactive workshop will introduce you to a skills-based, self-oriented approach to creating and sustaining happier, healthier, and more resilient open modern relationships.

Stockroom University: Open To More: Creating and Sustaining Modern Relationships

What: Stockroom University: Open To More – Creating and Sustaining Modern Relationships
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

When: Saturday March 25th, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Stockroom Hall -Located next to our retail store.

Store address:
Stockroom/Syren Retail Boutique
2809 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

 

About the Facilitators:

Ryan Witherspoon is a speaker, writer, educator and clinical psychology Ph.D. student at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University in Los Angeles.

Ann Conners is a bodyworker, a devoted, loyal partner, a damn decent cook, and deeply appreciative of unusual things and unusual people. Her adulthood spent enjoying many various forms of consensual non-monogamy evolved into a primary partnership with herself, allowing for profoundly easy partnerships with others. She holds a bachelors degree from Chapman University.

Stephanie Witherspoon has been polyamorous since she was 18. Over the course of her 12 years of exploration, she has experienced many different relationship styles, including monogamish, open relationship, swinging, 24/7 M/s, hierarchical polyamory, triads, quads, and more. She loves sharing her experiences with others and helping people discover healthy ways to explore. She is a certified RYT 200 yoga teacher, and brings yoga philosophy and mindfulness into her relationship approach.

Marty Lotspeich is fascinated by people. He has spent decades learning what makes us tick. He is a master bodyworker with 15 years of experience as a healer, helping people find comfort in their body and momentum in their life. His greatest pleasure is facilitating people’s personal evolution beyond where they imagined possible. He has been polyamorous for a decade, and spent 7 years active in the San Francisco queer community.

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Ernest Greene’s “Master of O” Makes Consensual Kink Sexy

Our latest release from Daedalus Publishing, Master of O by Ernest Greene, came out at one of the most interesting and appropriate times for a book about a D/s relationship. Thanks to the book and movie of Fifty Shades of Grey, there has been more discussion of BDSM in the mainstream media than in years.

Master of O may bear some superficial similarity to Fifty Shades of Grey in that they both depict relationships between dominant men and submissive women. But one of the big differences between the two is that Ernest Greene gets the details of BDSM right. Most importantly, he gets the role of consent right.

Consent is the linchpin of kinky sex. Scratch that; it’s the linchpin of all sex. It’s what makes the difference between one scene that is pleasurable and intimate for all involved and another that is abusive and traumatic. Daedalus is proud to stand behind Master of O because the relationship depicted by Ernest Greene is a strong example of a D/s relationship built on enthusiastic consent. In Greene’s novel, BDSM is something that people do for mutual pleasure, not because they’ve been warped by bad childhoods or inner decadence.

“The stalking and spying and bickering that occurs in Fifty Shades in no way represents the process of negotiation by which legitimate consent is formulated,” Greene says. “No matter what roles people may choose to adopt for purposes of mutual enjoyment, for consent to be meaningful it must be an expression of mutual desire between equals. In Master of O I went out of my way to portray O’s pleasure in the acts in which she partook and the extent to which she and her master are otherwise very much equals. Both are experienced players with well-defined interests and clear boundaries. Both have, and exercise, the right to refuse those opportunities that don’t suit their tastes. Though their physical play is intense, it’s focused on shared pleasure and mutual respect.”

Unfortunately, this kind of careful thought about consent and mutual pleasure has been rare in the mainstream media’s coverage of BDSM lately.  It’s especially unfortunate because it’s the first thing that anyone should think about when they start to explore kinky sex.

Both Daedalus and Stockroom see getting the facts right about kink as the most essential part of our mission. We think that BDSM should not only be hot, but healthy. Master of O depicts some lush, glamorous fantasies; the new illustrated edition, which contains over forty full-color illustrations, gives them even more dimension and depth.

 

But whether inspired by Greene’s words or Fernando’s images, bringing those fantasies into the real world requires caution, respect, and a safe environment. It calls for an understanding of limits and mutual pleasure. Part of the beauty of Master of O is that it weaves those things into the fantasy.

For more reading on kink in the real world, we recommend checking out Midori’s Wild Side Sex, also available from Daedalus. Midori is one of the best educators in the field, knowledgeable and well-spoken both on technique and the ethics of kink. Wild Side Sex is a collection of essays that chronicle her own personal explorations in kink and give solid advice to people who are making their own journeys.

Buy all of these titles from Stockroom:

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Women in Charge of Kink at Stockroom University Saturday April 18!

Want to incorporate protocol training into your personal relationship? Perhaps your partner has expressed an interest in being of service or you’re wondering how to start taking charge. This class demonstrates how to approach the mindset between a Goddess and Her sub/slave. Whether top or bottom, let these BDSM enthusiasts show you how to begin and then continue down the path to total power exchange.

Stockroom University: Women in Charge of Kink

What: Stockroom University: Women in Charge of Kink – Click Here to Reserve Tickets
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When: Saturday April 18th, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Stockroom Hall
2811 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Orpheus Black Hosts Stockroom University: The Erotic Art of Knife Play April 4!

The Erotic Art of Knife Play is a dynamic class in which you can sharpen your knife and sword skills with Master Orpheus Black. He will cover the different types of knives and their specific uses, as well as how to use them safely in your play sessions.

Blade technique and control will be discussed – ie: how to find a knife’s dynamic focal or balance point. This portion of the class will also provide different tips and tricks to help you to improve your control over your blade and your sub. The differences between blade play, cutting, and blood-letting will also be reviewed.

As always, emphasis on the importance of safety and hygiene will be covered throughout the entire class.

About the Facilitator:

Orpheus Black is a lifestyle and professional Dom, performance artist, and fetish skills teacher, as well as a published author, blogger, storyteller, leather designer and artisan, and martial arts enthusiast. Together with his wife Indigo, He is the current titleholder for Southern California Leather Master/slave. He is a member of the Knights of the Lair, and is the founder of Cirque de Sade.

Stockroom University: Fabulous Fisting

What: Stockroom University: The Erotic Art of Knife Play – Click Here to Reserve Tickets
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When: Saturday April 4th, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Stockroom Hall
2811 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Damon Holzum Hosts Stockroom University: Fabulous Fisting

Fabulous Fisting With Live Demo! Come learn the ins and outs of butt play at this awesome workshop!

This class will culminate in a live fisting demo putting to use the techniques and tips you have learned in a safe, consensual, sexy environment. As always, this is a sex-positive class where you’re welcome to chat with me about anything under the sun. Get your questions answered and have fun doing it in a safe, fun, sex-positive environment.

About the Facilitator:

Damon Holzum is a Los Angeles-based therapist, educator, speaker, and author known for his sex-positive approach encompassing an honest, open, compassionate, and passionate perspective on sex, relationships, and sexuality. Creating safe, open, honest, and welcoming environments to learn about everything from sex and sexuality, to relationships and communication is paramount in Damon’s work.

Stockroom University: Fabulous Fisting

What: Stockroom University: Fabulous Fisting – Click Here to Reserve Tickets
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

When: Saturday April 11, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Stockroom Hall
2811 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Wry Hosts Stockroom University: Poly Talk and Wry Relationships March 28!

Our panelists discuss your interests, questions, and issues. Beyond polyamory, non-monogamy is inclusive of open relationships, casual sex, non-exclusive dating, threesomes, moresomes, swingers, and various non-sexual arrangements, such as BDSM play-partners, make out buddies, and anything outside the realms of tradition hetero-normative marriage.

About the Facilitators:

Having gained experience in multiple forms of non-monogamous relationship over the past 13 years, Wry advocates awareness and dialogue regarding the options and alternatives to the hetero-normative marriage-minded, and traditional way of life. Over the past 3 years, Wry has hosted quarterly discussion groups and lectures, including the International Polyamory Conference at Berkeley, radio appearances and live interviews with experienced guests, experts, and researchers. As an active participant and Dom in the Los Angeles fetish community, Wry is an exhibitionist and performer, appearing on dozens of stages throughout Los Angeles.

Kate Loree, LMFT, ATR, MBA is a sex positive licensed marriage and family therapist with a specialty in kink, poly, swing/lifestyle, and sex worker communities. She has been featured on Buzzfeed and Playboy Radio.

Stockroom University: Poly Talk and Wry Relationships

What: Stockroom University: Poly Talk & Wry Relationships – Click Here to Reserve Tickets
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

When: Saturday March 28st, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Stockroom Hall -Located next to our retail store.

Store address:
Stockroom/Syren Retail Boutique
2809 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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This Friday – Book Signing & Launch Party For The Illustrated Master of O!

Join The Stockroom, Ernest Greene, and Nina Hartley for a very special launch party for The Illustrated Master of O!

The Illustrated Master of O Book signing and After Party!

We’re incredibly excited to host this elegant and exciting literary event celebrating the release of this collector’s edition of Ernest Greene’s modern classic!

This event features:

Excerpts from The Illustrated Master of O read by the author!

Q&A and book signing with Ernest and Nina!

An after hours play party!

A silent auction of 12 orignal 16″x24″ framed prints from The Illustrated Master of O by renowned fetish artist Fernando!

General admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. To guarantee admission, please choose one of the ticket packages available at Stockroom.com!

See more of The Illustrated Master of O here!

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Sneak A Peek At These Uncensored Images From The Illustrated Master of O!

Daedalus Publishing is proud to present an all new large format collector’s edition of Ernest Greene’s modern BDSM classic The Master of O. This special limited edition is printed on A4 (8.3in X 11.7in) paper and features 44 full-color illustrations from renowned fetish artist Fernando.

Enjoy these samples of the explicit full page illustrations that grace this impressive special edition!

Steven and O

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Summary for The Illustrated Master of O:

Steven Diamond is an ace L.A. criminal lawyer with a roster of A-list clients affording him a life of lavish indulgence. A polished dominant with skills to match his appetites, he’s the silent partner in a highly exclusive club for connoisseurs of feminine submission. Exquisitely beautiful, rigorously trained sex slaves from all over the world await the opportunity to serve him. He seems to want for nothing. His orderly world is turned upside down, however, when his younger half-brother Ray, publisher of a slick kink-sex magazine, gifts him with the irresistible and enigmatic O.

She’s an accomplished photographer, sophisticated fetishist and passionate seeker of a master worthy of her total surrender. Captivated, Steven is determined to possess her totally at whatever cost, little knowing how dear that cost might be.

Set within the universe of contemporary Los Angeles, these three people and the colorful characters in their orbits act out a dramatic tale of erotic power at once familiar and exotic. Welcome to their distinctly modern world with all of its dark delights, shocking revelations and hidden challenges as seen for the first time from a dominant man’s perspective.

Order your copy today!

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