Khloe Kardashian made a recent trip to The Stockroom boutique in Silverlake while filming the show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’.
Khloe was looking for some special pieces to spice up a sexy photoshoot for her husband Lamar Odom and found some latex items that hugged her curves beautifully. She also learned a little about some of our daring bdsm gear and puppy & pony play accessories too, thanks to the help of our boutique manager Eddie!
We’ve posted some tips and tricks for bondage tape beginners, but with our beloved bondage tape’s national daytime talk show debut on The Kris Jenner Show this week, we thought we’d re-kindle your passion with:
10 Reasons We Love Bondage Tape
1. Great for beginners. Don’t get all tangled up in knots or fret about losing the cuff keys. Bondage tape is simple enough for a kitten to use! (Do not give bondage tape to kittens.)
2. Comes in red, black, and pink. If you’re tired of your bindings clashing with the drapes and bedspread, this could be the answer to your BDSM prayers.
3. Attaches easily. Just wrap it carefully and evenly around the body part and surface you want to secure. Use chair arms, bars, racks, or anything else you can find to keep your partner in place.
4. Sticks only to itself. Bondage Tape won’t leave sticky residue on furniture or pull hair when removed. Firmly press the end of the piece of tape you’ve used to another piece of tape, and it will stay in place.
5. Inexpensive fashion accessory or outfit for the daring. Use overlapping rows of tape to create wristbands, thigh highs, or even tube tops and mini-skirts!
6. Strong, but comfortable. When wrapped properly, this tape will keep anyone in place, but doesn’t have the cold bite of steel restraints, or the complications that come with rope bondage.
7. Unique and attractive. No other restraint has the look and feel of Bondage Tape. It’s sleek and shiny, goes on smooth, and looks amazing against the skin.
8. Easy to remove. You can peel it off or use safety scissors to free your partner from their bindings. Even if you plan on unwrapping the bondage tape, it’s a good idea to keep safety scissors on hand in case a quick release is needed.
9. Reusable. If you want to reuse your bondage tape, simply detach the end and roll it evenly back onto the tape roll or other storage device.
10. Affordable. Fashionable. Dynamic. We know those are 3 things, but they sum up exactly why we’re crazy about KinkLab Bondage Tape, and why we know you’ll be, too.
As police attempted to arrest patrons in the bar, a crowd gathered in the street outside, tensions mounted, and a full scale riot broke out on Christopher Street outside the bar.
A confluence of events, from the turbulent atmosphere of civil unrest that pervaded in the late 1960s, to the continued harassment of the most disenfranchised members of the gay community that made up the majority of the club’s patrons, contributed to an anarchic rebellion against outside oppression and exploitation. Several days of sporadic protests, clashes with police, and looting followed, and when the dust cleared, a single question remained: “What now?”
A year later, on June 28, 1970, Christopher Street Liberation Day marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots, including the first Gay Pride marches in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Within 2 years, San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta all had Pride marches on or around the 28th of June to commemorate the uprising, and the nascent gay liberation movement. This movement differed from previous gay rights movements in not wanting to disappear into mainstream straight America, but by demanding that members of the gay community not be marginalized or forced to conform to conservative social norms, but be allowed to be who they are, as they are.
The 1970s saw a gradual cooling of some of the radical liberation aspects of the gay rights movement, in favor of a more measured, inclusion-minded approach. On June 25, 1978, the first rainbow flag flew during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Designed by Gilbert Baker, the rainbow flag is meant to promote community, harmony, and pride in being a member of the LGBTQ community.
The ’80s saw an uptick in activism and reaction against perceived passiveness in the face of the AIDS crisis and local and federal government failures to fund research and stop a growing epidemic that disproportionately affected the gay community. This was the era of ACT-UP and the refrain “Silence Equals Death,” and effectively marked the birth of mainstream gay political action.
In the 44 years since Stonewall, the LGBTQ movement has metamorphosed into an integral and visible part of the culture at large. Through adversity, community, action, and dialogue, we’ve come from a place where you could be arrested and brutalized for congregating with like-minded people at a bar operating expressly for that purpose, to having your rights affirmed by the highest court in the land. Over the month of June, we ask ourselves, what does pride mean, and although everyone has a unique and different answer, in the end it comes down to being able to point to yourself and honestly say, “This is me. This is who I am,” and to be comfortable with showing that face to whomever you choose to.
June is Pride Month, so we asked Stockroom founder Joel Tucker what pride means to him.
To me, PRIDE Month is about acceptance of and appreciation for human diversity. I want other people to accept and respect my quirks and differences, so I tolerate theirs. Everyone should be free to pursue their own desires and dreams as long as they do not do harm. I started our company in that spirit, and I feel we have stayed true to those ideals. -Joel Tucker Founder/CEO, The Stockroom, Inc.
Now tell us in the comments what pride means to you!
All hands on deck! It’s time to honor one of our favorite topics- SELF-LOVE!
May is National Masturbation Month and in celebration of you and YOURS, Stockroom is observing this fantastic holiday by offering you a plethora of good times all month- including great discounts on a variety of sex toys for both men and women, sex toy giveaways, tips from expert guest bloggers, video reviews, and more!
Joanna Angel stopped by the Stockroom retail store in Silverlake recently. The punk princess of porn was picking out wardrobe and toys for a new production that she is starring in, and judging by the goodies she took with her she’ll be exploring the erotic side of dominance and submission, with a little bondage for good measure. Step inside the dressing room with Joanna Angel as she laces up a stiff Stormy Leather corset and slips in to a shiny slave collar and tight leather armbinder in preparation for her submissive adventures. The look in this sassy little spitfire’s eye says it all!
After serving the fetish community for 25 years with top quality BDSM gear and sex toys, innovating new designs and pushing boundaries, we are proud to unveil The Permanence Retreat, a destination resort for those seeking the next step in your journey towards complete subservience and making your permanent chastity fantasies come true.
Who doesn’t love getting personal mail? Whether it’s a love letter, care package, or birthday card, there’s something special about opening the mailbox and seeing something someone took their time and attention to craft, seal, and send just for you!
Here at The Stockroom, we’re no different. From the moment our mail gimp squats to grasp the morning’s letters between his cheeks, until the last packing-ponygirl is returned to her stall at the end of the day, postal matters are on our mind. Every so often, an item of note crosses our collective desk, and we’d like to share a little of that letter-love with you!
The following drawings come from a dedicated printmaker and admirer. We like them so much, we put them on our wall, and we love them so much, we just had to share them. Enjoy!
If you have any letters, drawings, stories, etc that you’d like to share with us, we’d be more than happy to receive them! Send all mail here: The Stockroom
2807 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
As we prepare to watch the ball drop and ring in yet another year full of deviant possibilities, we thought it might also be nice to take a look at some of our favorite products that have come into our lives and into our bedrooms this past year. We hope you love them as much as we do and we look forward to bringing you even more tantalizing toys and gear in 2013!
In no particular order, here are our Top 12 picks for the items that captured our heart!
Minna Ola: http://stockroom.com/Minna-Ola–P4797.aspx
When it comes time for toe-curling solo adventures, the less knob turning and dialing tweaking needed the better while still maintaining the best in sexual technology. This is why we love the Minna Ola. All that’s needed is the squeeze of a hand to make its engine roar and your kitten purr.
Power Tripper: http://stockroom.com/Power-Tripper-TM-P4790.aspx We are definitely fans of a kiss that leaves you tingling and this exhilarating attachment for the KinkLab Neon Wand does just that, turning your every touch and caress into a jolting experience!
Sex & Metal Severe Pinwheel: http://www.stockroom.com/Sex-and-Metal-Severe-Pinwheel-P4833.aspx
Some of the sexiest and most desirable pleasure devices are forged from the designs of medieval torture items and the Severe Pinwheel definitely falls in that category. The needle-sharp barbs and durable metal construction bring a delicious sense of danger to your sensation play (it also works as an e-stim toy with the Power Tripper!)
Toy Two: http://www.stockroom.com/Toy-Two–P4802.aspx
We believe that sometimes an inch can go a mile and this smooth silicone finger extension toy designed especially to stimulate the female g-spot does just that. This toy is guaranteed to make your 2 finger position really hit the spot.
Well of Misery Ball Stretcher: http://stockroom.com/Well-Of-Misery-Ball-Stretcher-P4777.aspx
Cold steel and unforgiving bolted grips give this ball stretcher a stern and unique brutality that we simply love! The Well of Misery boasts attractive & adjustable weighted rings that hold snug & fast around the testicles, giving you an exciting range of sensual, to painful possibilities
Nip Suck http://stockroom.com/Nip-Suck-P4736.aspx
The strong suction of these twistable cups creates an irresistible force to stimulate your nipples, neck, or any other sensitive place you can think of!
Latex Executioner Hoodie http://stockroom.com/Latex-Executioner-Hoodie-P4863.aspx
Be the talk of the track meet when you show up in this unique top! Somewhere between fetish and fitness lies this sporty rubber number; its freshness and playful panache land it on our favorites of 2012 list. Don’t forget the matching track pants!
Heavy Duty Steel Wrist Cuffs http://www.stockroom.com/Heavy-Duty-Steel-Wrist-Cuffs-P4832.aspx
Our New Year’s Resolution was to beef up our selection of steel bondage restraints, and we’re very impressed with these heavy duty offerings. In addition to the exquisite design, we’re in love with the Allen wrench fasteners, leaving the worries of lost keys and embarrassing locksmith calls forever behind us.
Instigator #23 http://stockroom.com/Instigator-Magazine-23-P4803.aspx
No one should be surprised when they see this on our coffee table or nightstand – We’re all mesmerized by the audacity and flawless execution of the most brilliantly filthy gay men’s magazine in history.
From all of us at Stockroom, have a wonderful, decadent & safe New Years Eve & 2013!