Sex toys have experienced something of a renaissance in both form and function over the past decade. The old plastic flashlight-tube style vibrator and jellied tube sock with ersatz pubic hair glued on still exist, but hardly seem like they’re of the same species as some of the new high-end pleasure products that innovators like Fun Factory, Tantus, and Tenga are bringing to market (and bedroom).
As you might know, May is International Masturbation Month, and just in time to celebrate the joys of self-pleasure, we’ve been getting lots of new, imaginative toys to improve solo play. For the boys, we showed off the Glass Stroker line , a really cool new twist on the classic masturbation sleeve. Today, we want to show you two sophisticated new vibes that have recently arrived in our inventory from Crave, a San Francisco company committed to designing sex toys that combine solid construction with gorgeous design.
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.
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.
2014 was one of the busiest years for our design team, and it shows with a huge selection of new original Stockroom leather fetish wear and Syren Latex pieces making their debut. Here’s a small sampling of our personal favorites from the last twelve months.
Shredder Tank Harness – $150.00
Whether you’re just out to look great at the club or dress appropriately for a Mad Max fantasy scene, this top has got you covered…and appropriately uncovered!
Mistress Mask – $28.00
In the bedroom or at the ball, this mysterious mask will command attention and add an enigmatic air to your ensemble, making it the perfect fetish wear accessory for practically any occasion. It’s available in four colors (Black, White, Yellow, and Red) to compliment whatever you’re wearing, even if it’s nothing.
Vixen Stockings – $195.00
The well-defined lines and classic back seam make this set of stockings the perfect frame for your gorgeous gams.
Beret with Petal Detail – $70.00
A marvellously modern take on the classic beret. Think of the contrasting petal detail as the eye-catching jewel in this comely crown.
Apollo Men’s Harness – $90.00
This handsome harness takes its inspiration from ancient Roman military garb, and although it won’t particularly protect your neck in the event of gladiator attacks, its distinctive ornamentation is certain to turn heads wherever you suit up.
Zeta Jacket – $350.00
Fearsomely fashionable, this heavy 30-gauge latex jacket with oversized industrial zipper is stunning zipped all the way up or left open to provide a daring asymmetrical accent to your favorite fitted evening dress.
Lulu Micro Mini Skirt – $125.00
Sometimes less is more. If you’re looking for less length without sacrificing the thrill of frills, this pleated micro mini has got your name all over it.
Mercenary Suspenders – $99.00
These comfortable and sturdy leather and nickel-plated steel suspenders look great as a top all on their own, and keep you in style while keeping your pants up…which will be a challenge if you wear them to the club
Waist Cuff – $95.00
This heavy-duty 3-inch wide latex belt bridges the space between fetish and fashion with its nickel-plated attachment points and buckles while helping to create an enticing hourglass look that pairs beautifully with a catsuit, a skirt, or almost any piece of latex wear.
Mila Bra – $109.50
Finally, a latex bra that provides the comfort and support of a conventional bra without sacrificing style. This is one of the most popular undergarments we’ve ever created, with good reason. But don’t take our word for it – see for yourself!
Want to see more of our picks for the best gear of 2014?
Check out our sex toys and BDSM gear lists!
Here at The Stockroom, we started exclusively as a designer and manufacturer of quality BDSM goods, and while we’ve broadened our catalog along with our minds, we’re still dedicated to creating and providing you with all the best in sexual technology.
With that in mind, we present the second part of our best of the year: Our favorite BDSM gear of 2014!
K9 Muzzle w/ Removable Silicone Ball Gag – $199.00
Our design team absolutely killed it with this one – a versatile, unisex leather puppy play accessory that is part gag, part hood, and all purebred Stockroom. WOOF!
Oxballs Guard Gag – $92.00 ($72.00 thru Jan. 4)
Like peanut butter and chocolate, Oxballs and The Stockroom go great together, and you’ll want to pop this collaboration into your (or someone else’s!) mouth as soon as you unwrap it.
Dave Navarro The Strap – $179.00
Capable of transforming from a fully functional guitar strap into a 2, 3, or 4-point
restraint and locking collar, this dynamic piece of bondage gear is equally at home on the tour bus and in the dungeon!
Joanna Angel Silicone Bit Gag – $35.00
This striking silicone bit gag is striking and surprisingly comfy between your chompers. We can safely say we’ve never seen another silicone gag with this vibrant a pink hue, and we love it.
Joanna Angel Flogger – $88.00
If you’re a fan of small but mighty implements, may we suggest the newest member of our flogger family, named after punk’s porn princess, Joanna Angel, and featuring a color scheme that evokes her signature pink and black mane. The soft falls of this flogger still deliver a strong sting, and it’s petite size makes it easy for anyone to wield.
Agent Noir Neon Wand Kit – $400.00
Our most complete Neon Wand kit comes with 10 accessories (including the amazing Power Tripper) and features a combination locking attaché case to fulfill your all of your electrosex secret agent fantasies.
Mystim Pubic Enemy Number One – $144.80
A high quality plastic and silicone male chastity cage with built in conductive electrodes to deliver e-stim sensations to your penile prisoner. If that sentence fills your mind with the same enticing possibilities it fills ours with, this is the piece of electrosex gear you’ve been waiting for.
Tantus Plunge Paddle – $55.00
Most of our staff are in love (or at least lust) with the Tantus silicone paddles and straps, so you can guess what the reaction was like when we picked up the latest addition to the line, complete with a handle that doubles as a dildo. If you enjoy a stern paddling and haven’t tried a silicone paddle before, take it from us – TREAT YOURSELF!
Sex & Metal Serpent Tongue “The Provoker” – $74.00
Like the Tantus paddle, this silicone serpent tongue whip packs a surprising wallop. Silicone is a very dense material, allowing it to transfer a lot of the kinetic energy in your throw. If you like a sharp sting and a loud crack upon impact, this is a perfect piece of gear for you.
Men’s Bolero Straitjacket – $610.00
Our patented Bolero Straitjacket was such a hit that we felt bad for leaving male subs out of the fun. We’ve amended that with the newest member of our straitjacket line, and designed it to keep all of his appendages at your mercy (or lack thereof).
How did we do? Is your favorite toy missing from our list? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter or Facebook!
Check out our favorite sex toys of the year!
Picking favorites is never easy, but we did our level best to select our favorite toys from a long list of notable additions to our catalog. Below are the ten most notable new toys we carried in 2014.
Tantus Anaconda – $63.00
Fitting that in a year that gave us a television event dedicated to a man attempting to stuff himself inside an anaconda, Tantus would provide an aptly named toy that does the opposite! The commitment to quality materials and the sleek design of this toy, which features a slightly concave base that lets it stand straight out from most flat surfaces, make this toy one of the year’s best!
Doxy Vibrating Massager – $139.00
Think of the Doxy as the luxury version of your favorite high powered wand vibrator; quieter, more powerful, and with a look that will make you want to show it off rather than hide it in your toy chest.
Super Stroker – $47.00 ($29.00 only through Jan. 4!)
A legitimate triple threat: An extender, enhancer, and stroker all in one! Available in three colors, the smooth, realistically shaped outside and the alluringly textured sleeve make this a perfect toy for solo or partner play.
We-Vibe 4 – $180.00
Every version of the We-Vibe has offered improvements over the previous versions. While each edition is great, the 4 is the best yet, with a softer 100% medical grade silicone exterior; improved USB cradle charger; and wireless, easy to manage remote control.
Bung2 Butt Plug – $49.00
We love Oxballs, and this unique anal toy is a perfect example of why. Soft platinum silicone with an organic shape, complete with prostate stimulating bulbous head, a cheeky name, and a design that makes it great for beginners and anal addicts alike. The durability and quality of this plug make it one of the best values around.
Stella III Graduated Kegel Ball Set – $40.00
We debated featuring the Stella I or Stella II here, before deciding “Go big or go home” is an appropriate mantra for us. It’s really a matter of how deep you want your kegel balls, and the reasons for all three are the same: Gorgeous colors, attractive design, and easy-to-care-for, body-safe materials make the Stella a pretty stellar set of balls, whether you like singles, prefer doubles, or think that three is the magic number.
Apollo Power Stroker $75.00
Apollo is not only the Greco-Roman god of the Sun, but also the god of love, the male counterpart to Venus. Fitting then that this powered male masturbation toy should bear his name, as you’re sure to swoon over its superb sensations, and its suction cup base, allowing you to enjoy hands-free pleasure.
Sinful Pleasure Glass Dildo $50.00
We love all of the Joyful Pleasure glass dildos, but the length, gentle but substantial ridges, and gorgeous double helix red ribbon make this a particular fave. Glass and steel toys are often passed over in favor of soft silcone, but their rigidity and potential for temperature play make them some of the most pleasurable non-powered toys on the market.
Rechargeable Mini Magic Massager – $79.95
There’s no denying the popularity of wand massagers, and if you need something with the power of the VibeRite or Doxy, with more portability, look no further than the small but mighty vibrating wand.
Embrace Sweetheart Wand – $84.00
Three motors means more intense, directed power to where it can do the most good. This lovely little matte-grey rabbit vibe features 7 speeds to get you where you need to go at your own pace.
How did we do? Is your favorite toy missing from our list? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter or Facebook!
Check out our favorite BDSM gear of the year!
The Stockroom is proud of its many innovations in the industry; our KinkLab line features an array of classic bondage staples and toys perfect for beginners as well as those who prefer to keep it simple and functional. In honor of our 25th Anniversary, this recent episode of Vibrator Corner called attention to KinkLab’s version of a much-loved classic vibrator.
Rachel’s Vibrator Corner: The KinkLab VibeRite
Not only is this wand insanely powerful, it’s also wireless and completely portable!
|The VibeRite® Personal Massager is a 7 speed, cordless massage wand with a soft silicone head and a pliable neck for a more personal massage.
In the latest episode of our vibrator series, Rachel demos Fun Factory’s newest pulsator, the Stronic Drei.
Rachel’s Vibrator Corner: Stronic Drei
Featuring deep ridges and a flared base ideal for anal play, this pulsator mimics the motions of sex and raises the bar for high-end sex toys!
||Fun Factory Stronic Drei
|Rather than the buzzing associated with traditional toys, the Drei is a pulsator and produces a thrusting motion, making it possible to insert and use hands-free.
Peerless Punishment Package with Michael Vegas & Mischa Brooks
Two of our favorite porn stars not only show you what’s inside our most menacing set, they also put it to use!
||Peerless Punishment Package
|Presenting the Peerless Punishment Package, a superlative set of top quality BDSM gear that would make the Marquis de Sade himself clear every other item from his wishlist.