October 3 at Stockroom University: “Rough Sex” Hosted by Danarama

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Danarama demonstrates and coaches a wide range of rough sex techniques that can safely make sex feel excitingly brutal while remaining safe, for both women or men in control. After discussing negotiation, mental, and safety factors, Dan and his model dive in and demo dozens of fast and functional tips and skills to intensify sex, including:

  • Arm/body holds;
  • Creative use of clothing and furniture for impromptu restraint;
  • Powerful sex positions of high exposure or compression;
  • Mind-blowing fingerbanging, cruel handjobs;
  • Forced oral;
  • Hair pulling;
  • Slapping;
  • Throat holds;
  • Talking dirty;
  • Using vibrators and other toys;
  • Forcing or denying orgasms and other forms of control.

What: “Rough Sex” Hosted by Danarama
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

When: Saturday October 3, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Stockroom Hall: 2811 W. Sunset Blvd. Located next to our retail store.

About the Instructor:

 

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Currently the director of KinkUniversity.com and a lifestyle Dom since 1992, Danarama’s experience includes his 13 years as one of the world renown (now retired) Two Knotty Boys rope bondage instruction duo, a co-author of two best-selling rope bondage books and creator/co-creator of numerous free bondage tutorials on video. In his light-hearted yet engaging workshops, Dan brings his intensely creative BDSM style to bear, backed by his degree in Communication and four decades performing on stage. His rope bondage rigging has been seen adorning models in the work of many famous fetish photographers including Ken Marcus, Eric Kroll, and Z. Maitri, and he can be seen on numerous bondage web sites including DungeonSex.com and TheUpperFloor.com.

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A Night For Mistress Cyan: The BDSM Community Stands Up For One of Our Own

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It’s hard to articulate the sudden rush of feeling that hits when someone you care for announces that they have cancer. It feels like the emotional equivalent of nausea; anger, fear, grief, horror, and helplessness churn together in one sickening mass. Sometimes one of those emotions wins out and forces its way to the surface; sometimes you just keep sitting there numb and cold while you try to sort out the news.

You could see that swirl of emotion happening in the BDSM community when Mistress Cyan announced last month that she was going into chemotherapy for cancer of the tonsils. Her roles as the owner of the Sanctuary Studios LAX dungeon and founder of DomCon are really only her most prominent activities in the kink and leather communities. The number of awards and honors that she’s accumulated since 1990, when she first became a professional domina, are far too numerous to list here. As a trans woman, she’s been a great trailblazer and advocate within BDSM, which unfortunately can be as hostile to trans people as mainstream culture.

The one thing that leavened Mistress Cyan’s original announcement is that her doctors also told her that they expected a full recovery. “You will more than likely die of old age in another 20-30 years and not cancer,” they told her, “BUT there are going to be about three really tough months coming up.”

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Those three months include not only chemotherapy, but extensive oral surgery. She’s already had 27 teeth extracted to eliminate the risk of infection spreading.

Mistress Cyan has been a friend, a mentor, and a supporter for many of us, and we’re going to be here for her in the months ahead. We hope that you’ll join us in this.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can help support Mistress Cyan get through the next few months emotionally and financially by attending a fundraiser and play party next Saturday, September 26, at her own Sanctuary Studios LAX. The door fee is $20 and all of that goes to Mistress Cyan’s medical expenses. The evening will include:

  • Stage Performers including Stockroom’s Head Mistress Hudsy Hawn, Bettie Bondage, and Sir Valentino.
  • Silent Auction;
  • Raffle with kinky toys and other prizes.

Stockroom is, of course, donating some of our products to this event. Specifics will be announced during the week.

You can RSVP and invite your friends either at Facebook or Fetlife, depending on your preference.

If you’re not in the L.A. area, or won’t be at party time, friends of Mistress Cyan have also started a crowdfunding drive on GoFundMe. If there’s one thing that can be called positive to come out of this whole thing, it’s to see how many people have stepped forward to help. In only four days, the crowdfunding campaign has raised $3,720 of a target of $6,000. It shouldn’t be hard to push it the rest of the way.

From all of us, thanks very much to Mistress Cyan for her hard work over the past two and a half decades, and we wish Her very good luck in the months ahead.

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September 19 at Stockroom University: “Positions and Protocols” with Sir Valentino

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Slave positions should be practical and easily memorized, while pleasing to the Master and fulfilling to the slave.

In this class, Instructor and Male Dominant Sir Valentino will help you create positions customized to your specific relationship and physical abilities. This event will also focus on the importance of determining appropriate protocols and how to embed them into your daily lifestyle.

From always practical and always useful to impressive and erotic, these Positions and Protocols are guaranteed to enhance any D/s or M/s Dynamic.

What: Positions and Protocols, with Sir Valentino
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

When: Saturday September 19, 2-5PM

Where: Stockroom Hall: 2811 W. Sunset Blvd. Located next to our retail store.

About Your Instructor:

Sir Valentino Harrison is a Lifestyle Master who has served as Southern California Leather Master 2013 and South West Leather Master 2014. He is extremely devoted to giving the community charity, education and service.

Sir Valentino has presented at DomCon LA, Olympus Leather, Sanctuary LAX Studios, Threshold, The Lair de Sade, Dungeon Servitus and Fetish Ball, to name a few.

Sir Valentino along with his two slaves, panda and cupcake, appeared on “I’m Married to A….” on VH1.

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September 12 at Stockroom University: “Femme Domme Fatale” A Q&A Hosted By Bella Bathory

Sept 12: Femme Domme Fatale with Bella Bathory

Join Bella Bathory as she welcomes co-hosts Hudsy Hawn, Snow Mercy, and Bettie Bondage for an afternoon of Female Supremacy. The first portion of the day you will get to know each of these influential Mistresses with a bit of their history, topic discussions on Pro vs Lifestyle, Feminism in BDSM, Alternative Power Dynamics, and a Q&A. The latter part of the workshop will be spent on the different methods of slave acquisition, training, and punishment in a Female Dominated relationship.

What: Femme Domme Fatale, with Bella Bathory
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

When: Saturday September 12, 2-5PM

Where: Stockroom Hall: 2811 W. Sunset Blvd. Located next to our retail store.

About your Hostess

Mistress Bella Bathory is a Los Angeles-based Dominatrix, lifestyle Mistress, and fetish burlesque performer. She spent Her formative years in the BDSM scene in Chicago being mentored through leather and school domination. Miss Bathory is an alumni of the Sanctuary LAX House, and is currently sessioning at Ivy Manor. Mistress Bella can be seen at her Bar Sinister as well as the upcoming Playboy series, Undercover.

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August 29 at Stockroom University: “Poly Talk & Wry Relationships” With Wry and Guests

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Back by popular demand, Wry and his special guests discuss your interests, questions, and issues in this alternative panel that goes beyond polyamory. Non-monogamy, 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 will be discussed. Participation in the conversation is highly encouraged in this Q&A format.

What: “Poly Talk & Wry Relationships” With Wry and Guests
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

When: Saturday August 29, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Stockroom Hall: 2811 W. Sunset Blvd.  Located next to our retail store.

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August 15 at Stockroom University: “Sensual Domination” With Master Feenix

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Sensual Domination is the use contrasting sensations to create an energy flow which sustains a deep connection between the top and bottom; when done properly, it can lead to surprisingly intense sessions. No expensive toys or complex techniques requiring hours of practice are necessary, just some planning and the ability to be fully present with one’s partner. This class is perfect for those looking to get started on their kinky journey, trying to get a partner to give kink a try, or even those with experience looking for a new point of view.

What: Sensual Domination with Master Feenix
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

When: Saturday August 15, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Stockroom Hall: 2811 W. Sunset Blvd. Located next to our retail store.

About the Instructor:

Master Feenix has been a house Dom at Bar Sinister in Hollywood since 2005. In that time he has played with hundreds of people, many for their first time, and has developed a friendly style that encourages people to give kink a try without feeling scared or intimidated. He has taught classes and performed at many events throughout Southern California, and has a particular passion for rope bondage.

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August 8 at Stockroom University: “Bootblacking 101″ With Danielle

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Come join us for a hands-on class in all things Leather. Bring your kit, your leather and your partner, if you have one. Get your hands dirty learning the joy of boot blacking in this interactive class showing off techniques, answering questions, and practicing your shine. Hosted by The Southern California Leather Bootblack Title Holder.

What: Bootblacking 101
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

When: Saturday August 8, 2:00-5:00pm

Where: Stockroom Hall: 2811 W. Sunset Blvd. Located next to our retail store.

About Your Hostess:

Danielle is a Bootblack and Leather girl located in North Orange County. She currently holds the first ever Southern California Leather Bootblack Title. When not out camping, biking, or flying with her Sir, she trains in Wrestling.

If you have boots or pretty much anything shineable on, she will jump at the chance to make you shine and flirt shamelessly with you while she’s doing it!

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August Goes To The Dogs At Stockroom and the Antebellum Art Gallery

Dog and Pony Sale - 25% off Animal Roleplay gear until August 7

This week is a great one for fans of animal roleplay.

First of all, you may have noticed our Dog and Pony Sale going on right now. If you’re into any kind of animal roleplay, or have just been thinking about it, you should definitely browse through the sale page. The goods that are on sale represent some of our most creative items, going far beyond the selection of whips and chains that you find in your typical dungeon. A few examples:

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  • Pony Head Bridle Set: What pony wouldn’t be proud to be led around the corral in this beautiful bridle and harness set? Choose from black, white, or red leather, or black PVC. For those special occasions, you can order the black PVC set with a beautiful plume on top.
  • Silicone Puppy Tail: Perhaps the most adorable butt plug you’re ever going to see. Combining anal stimulation with the fun of being a puppy, you can let your puppy waggle their tail for you, or you can take it in hand and give them a little extra pleasure by wiggling it around yourself.
  • Leather Bunny HoodBunnies — underneath that adorable fluffiness,  we know they’re full of wickedness and mischief. Bring that combination into your dungeon with this high-quality leather hood that’s perfect for sensory deprivation play; the eyes are leather patches with nine small holes that allow minimal vision, making sure that your bunny will have to follow wherever you lead.
  • Molded Latex Pony Boots: Just what the well-dressed pony needs for a ride around the corral.

To tell the truth, we’re really enjoying this sale because it gives us a chance to show off the playful inventiveness that represents kink at its very best.

But those who are here in Los Angeles will have yet another chance to indulge their interest in animal roleplay. Tomorrow, the Antebellum Gallery in Hollywood is going to kick off their own Dog & Pony Show. Artists like Michael Manning, Dorian Katz, Victor Lightworship, and Rick Castro will be showing their own visions of dog and pony play fetishes through photography, painting, sculptures, and other mediums.

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Featured in the main window of the gallery will be a installation created on-location by Midori, one of Stockroom’s favorite educators. She visited us just last weekend to present two workshops at Stockroom University, and if you’ve been watching her Twitter and Instagram feeds, you’ve already gotten a few glimpses of her work in progress. She’s using flowers on a wire frame to create a statue of Anubis, the jackal-headed god of the dead in Egyptian mythology, and it just gets more impressive the closer to completion it gets. The shots below will give you an idea of where it’s going, including a view of Anubis’s heart and digestive tract.

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Our Dog and Pony Sale goes until Friday, August 7. The Antebellum Gallery will be kicking off their show with a reception from 7-9PM on Saturday, August 1. (Adults only, Fetish gear encouraged but not required.)

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July 25 at Stockroom University: Two Workshops from Midori — Rope Dominance Moves & Humiliation Play

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We’re very proud to present not one but two great workshops from the renowned sex educator Midori this Saturday. Summer school will take on a whole new meaning as Midori gives her unique insights on control and dominance moves in rope scenes and how to make humiliation and embarrassment into a sexy part of your playtime.  Don’t miss these exceptional workshops at Stockroom University.

Summer School With Midori

Workshop 1: Rope: Control & Dominance Moves
Saturday July 25, 12:00-2:00pm

Learn effective rope moves to enhance control. What ever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you’ll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides. Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Westen, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or Confrontational play, these techniques will integrate well into your fun! No experience necessary.

Bring: Two or three lengths of rope that you usually play with. If you’re not sure, bring two or three lengths of 20 to 30 feet of ropes. Some practice ropes will be available to borrow or can be purchased in the retail store prior to the class. Yoga mat or towels are suggested but optional

Wear: Comfortable clothing.

Pair attendance is encouraged, but solos are welcome as well. If you come solo, you’ll be paired with other solos for practice.

Workshop 2: Humiliation Play: Make ‘em Blush, Make ‘em Squirm
Saturday July 25, 3:30-6:00pm
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.

Why do people get off on being embarrassed or humiliated? Is this a style of play you’ve struggled to understand? Do you want to understand how to do this well and avoid disasters? What are the potential psychological ramifications? What’s different for a one-time scene vs. playing with your life partner? Emphasizing emotional safety throughout, Midori will explore a wide range of play from light teasing and embarrassment to serious humiliation.

What’s the difference between a healthy and constructive scene and one that is destructive and harmful?

Are you trying to better understand this difficult subject? Have you questioned yourself on your desires or ability to make another squirm? Or have you ever secretly wanted to be put on the spot or shown how really naughty you are? Then this class is for you!

Midori will share with you a unique model she’s developed to better understand and create an experience that is hot for all the players involved.

 

Where: Stockroom Hall: 2811 W. Sunset Blvd.  Located next to our retail store.

About the Instructor:

Midori is a renowned educator and writer on sexuality. Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, she emerged from the Sex Positive Movement in San Francisco in the early 1990’s, soon becoming a much sought-after international presenter on sexuality, personal fulfillment and kinky adventures.

Cover of Her reputation as an authority and leading expert on alternative pleasures stem not only from her unique and entertaining process of teaching concrete skills, but in her ability to deconstruct and distill complex matters of desire into surprisingly accessible lessons with eloquence and humanity. She’s known for tackling challenging topics with fresh and relevant insights. She calls this her “head-heart-hands” method to create a space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Fundamentally she is motivated by helping people to create authentic and intimate relationships while emphasizing self actualization, shame reduction, acceptance and justice.

Her writing is extensive, ranging from numerous articles, columns, works of fiction, to instructional books. She is the author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage, Wild Side Sex, and Master Han’s Daughter.

She leads transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ®, ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive and Passionate Bonds: Creating Effective D/s Protocol.

When she’s not traveling and teaching, she’s creating provocative and haunting art and performances.

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July 18 at Stockroom University: “Sticks and Leathery Bits” With Entropy

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We are excited to welcome the legendary Entropy back to our University Halls to present a class on the Art of Flogging. During this hands-on course, Entropy will go over everything you always wanted to know about this type of impact play. Learn about the many types of implements used and what materials most are made of, as well as necessary safety, negotiation, and after care principles. In addition to the techniques of safe and sexy flogging, Entropy will also instruct us on how to care for our toys so they can provide years of pleasure.

What: Sticks and Leathery Bits
Note: You can also purchase tickets on arrival if you prefer.
When: Saturday July 18, 2:00-5:00pm
Where: Stockroom Hall: 2811 W. Sunset Blvd. Located next to our retail store.

About the Instructor:
Entropy is a long-time veteran and fixture of the LA BDSM club scene, having performed at legendary venues such as: Sin-a-Matic, Fetish Ball, Christopher St. West, Submission, Malediction Society, InSINer8 and countless others. He has taught annually at DomCon LA since 2009, at several Orange County Leather Assembly events, and founded the play space now known as “Purgatory.” (Held every Saturday at Bar Sinister.) In more than two decades of involvement in the public scene, Entropy has privately mentored and taught countless upcoming Dom/mes.

Entropy is considered to be the inventor of the two-handed flogging technique now known and used as “The Florentine.”

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