One of the perks of being part of the Stockroom staff is getting familiar with all of the toys and gear. Monica and Brendan, two of our marketing team members, have chosen their favorite items and given the scoop on what makes these products so special.
Monica, Affiliate Manager
“Just doing my part to ensure that people promote only the best in sexual technology…”
Magnetic Nipple Balls
|Magnetic Nipple Balls $23.00-$34.00|
|The unique design of these nipple toys create distinct sensations that range from moderate, to painful.|
These may be a little scary when you first hold them and feel how strong their magnetic pull is, but deliver the strong, unwavering pinch that you want. On the non-sexual side, they are hard to put down because they are just fun to play with! Perform magic tricks controlling one ball in your palm using the other ball underneath your hand. How’s that for some foreplay?
|KinkLab BedSpread $40.00|
|Quickly and easily transform your ordinary bed into a kinky den of delights with this set of high quality bondage straps.|
Finally, inexpensive bondage straps that are sexy! The leather-look is not just animal-friendly, but also sexier than other nylon straps that can be reminiscent of camping and sports. The hardware is also super strong if you really put on a struggle, and you can use your own choice of cuffs with it.
KinkLab Bondage Basics Leather Wrist Cuffs
|KinkLab Bondage Basics Leather Wrist Cuffs$34.95|
|If you want to try being tied up but don’t want to feel too confined, these soft leather wristcuffs are a perfect place to start because they don’t buckle; they wrap around the wrist.|
Speaking of cuffs, these are one of my favorites – the leather is super soft and comfortable, and they are much less bulky than other cuffs (which isn’t good or bad, just a personal aesthetic preference for myself!). The closure on the these cuffs is also unique, as it allows one to free themselves with their teeth if they need to, but will stay strong in place as needed. They can also double as a stylish fashion accessory (and you’ll be ready to go anytime!).
Brendan, Marketing Coordinator
“Since I end up seeing every new item we carry, I have to be very selective about what I end up following up on, or I’d never get any work done! I do have a few favorites that I love to tell people about.”
|Tenga 3D $49.99|
|The Tenga 3D male masturbator is an innovative new elastomer Japanese penis sleeve that provides an incredibly original experience in masturbation: 3D!|
Men’s toys tend not to have the same degree of options that women’s toys do. They usually stick to either cheap disposable sleeve, or washable sleeve inside a tube. As soon as I saw the Tenga 3D package, I was intrigued. These came in clear plastic cases with stands, turned inside-out to get a look at their texture. The result is something that looks like the kind of objet d’art that might grace the gatefold of a Led Zeppelin album. The different textures allow for any kind of stimulation you might like, and the lack of a hard shell means that you aren’t constricted by size limitations. Whether big or small, you can stretch or squeeze to your heart’s content, and then clean it easily with soap and water.
Tantus Pelt Silicone Paddle
|Tantus Pelt Silicone Paddle $44.50|
|This hairbrush shaped slapper delivers a sharp, thudding swat, and looks and feels like an updated version of a sap or blackjack.|
Almost everyone loves a good spanking, but finding the right tool for the job can be challenging. Wooden paddles can be a pain to maintain and are sometimes too visually intimidating for the spankee. I love all of the Tantus silicone paddles, but I’m most fond of the Pelt, with its resemblance to a large hairbrush and its short, firm grip. I advise starting very gently and testing the force on yourself before you use it on a sub, as the silicone transmits kinetic energy very effectively, and you can end up getting a pretty good swat on without meaning to if you aren’t careful.
|Minna Ola $158.00|
|This toy’s strong vibrations are controlled entirely by squeezing the soft spot on the handle.|
I’ve been obsessed with the Minna Ola since seeing it at an expo a few years back. It’s hard to explain from pictures, but the squeeze controller is just the most comfortable, natural feeling mechanism I’ve ever encountered with a vibrator. The feeling of intimacy you get from having your rhythm and the strength of your grip reflected in the power and frequency of the vibrator is difficult to describe, but it’s a great toy for solo play or couples, because your touch tells it how to stimulate. The one drawback to this vibe is that it doesn’t feature a strong clitoral stimulation, so you may need another bullet vibe or toy to push her over the edge.
There are new lubricants hitting the shelves every day, making it a bit frustrating to choose the one that is right for you. In spirit of the holidays, we’d like to offer some suggestions for the perfect stocking stuffer!
Water-based lubricant is extremely versatile in that it ranges from thin and slippery to thick and long-lasting.
|Pjur Basic Water Formulation $10.95|
|Pjur Basic is water-based and condom safe, long lasting, slick and light.|
|Sliquid Organics Gel $13.99-$22.99|
|Water based with natural and botanical ingredients, this lube contains no glycerin, parabens, or petroleum. It is hypoallergenic, non-staining, and also 100% vegan.|
Silicone lubricant has amazing staying power and is ideal for anal play.
|Pjur Bodyglide Original Gel $19.75|
|Pjur Gel is designed for multiple uses, and is also a skin conditioner, moisturizer and a therapeutic massage formula, appropriate for daily use.|
|Swiss Navy Silicone Lubricant $16.95-$99.00|
|Useful for shining your rubber or lubing up for some rough-and-tumble, this high quality silicone lube is perfect for all styles of play, and completely latex compatible.|
Hybrid lubricants combine the best of both worlds – the staying power of silicone with the natural feel of water-based.
|Liquid Silk $7-$17|
|Liquid Silk is a luxury, non tacky, hybrid personal lubricant which will assist and enhance sexual intercourse, intimate massage and foreplay.|
Whether you’re a sex toy novice or a seasoned collector, today’s selection of vibrators can be overwhelming. The Stockroom’s Rachel Takiko, a self-proclaimed sex toy nerd, began doing a weekly series in November highlighting some of the shop’s most interesting (and efficient) vibrators. We hope you find them informative and helpful in finding one that’s perfect for you!
Sakura by Tenga
Featuring a soft indent to cradle the clit, the Sakura is one of Tenga’s three innovative, discreet massagers for women.
|Sakura Iroha Vibe|
|The slight indent at the tip of the Sakura makes this tantalizing toy perfect for those who want a cradling, squeezing, pleasing experience, ideal for clit and labia play.|
November is increasingly identified with Movember, the men’s health fundraiser where men grow mustaches through the entire month. In fact, Movember is the biggest men’s health charity.
True story: Having a wank is great for your health. A 2003 Australian study found that men who jerk off more than five times in a week reduced their risk of prostate cancer by one third. What’s more, contrary to what many men believe, masturbation decreases your risk of erectile dysfunction, as well as making it easier for you to stay hard longer. There are other benefits, like a boosted immune system and elevated mood.
But are you still pulling pud the old fashioned way? You shouldn’t be. Male masturbation devices are cheaper — and more effective — than ever. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest and greatest in the world of men’s jackoff toys.
|VibeRite Personal Massager
|The VibeRite Personal Massager is a lot like the famous Hitachi Magic Wand, except it’s lighter and does not need to be plugged in for you to use it. It has seven speeds and a soft silicone head with a bendable neck.
The great thing about this is that it’s a toy that a man and a woman can use. It doesn’t require an attachment for a penis, but the Hammerhead isn’t a bad investment if you have VibeRite. This is a multi-textured attachment made out of super stretchy TPR which mean it will fit men of just about any size.
|VibeRite Hammerhead Male Attachment
|This one wasn’t a favorite of mine for personal use, but it was great to use with my wife. The Hammerhead comes on and off very easily, making it simple to switch between me using it and her using it.|
|Tenga Flip Hole Masturbator $99.00|
|The Tenga Flip Hole Masturbator has everything that you’re going to need from a male masturbator: It’s multi-textured, has buttons on the outside that allow you to apply vacuum pressure to different areas of the penis. You get three different kinds of lube with it and it opens to let you easily apply lube, as well as clean the Tenga.
I found that this one is good for those special occasions when you have enough time to yourself to turn the lights down low, light some candles and really spend some time getting down to business. I didn’t like it as much for a quick wank, but it did beat just about everything else in the “long and slow” department.
|Oxballs Cocksling $24.00|
|What’s better than a wank? A wank with a cock ring. The Oxballs Cocksling is their best selling product and, hands down, one of the best cock rings I have ever used… and I am definitely a man who knows his cock rings. The Oxballs Cocksling has a cock ring and a ball stretcher all in one. It’s incredibly soft and stretchy, made of TPR, and warms to your body the longer that you wear it. It’s also made right here in the USA. Wear it when you’re jerking or wear it when you’re fucking. It’s great either way!
This is definitely on the short “if you only have one cock ring, you need this one” list. It does everything that you need a cock ring to do.
|Fat Boy Cock Sheath $44.95-$49.95|
|This is another one that can be just as fun to use with other people as you do yourself. It’s not just a masturbation device, it’s also a cock enlarger and extender. Made from super soft Silaskin, a blend of TPR and silicone, it’s 7” in total length, stretches easily and will fit on just about any man.
I didn’t care for this one. It felt weird to handle in my hand as a masturbation device, and my wife wasn’t going to let it anywhere near her vagina.
Do you nurture a nagging need to know the nature of a nipple-torment toy before you commit it to yours or a loved one’s nipples? We’ve put together a special series of videos featuring practical demonstrations of five of our most popular and unique nipple teasing devices.
The items included in these live model demos run the full range of nipple play options, including suction, c-clamps, full breast and nipple vise clamps, and extreme clamps.
Get yours now:
|Breast Vise Clamp $38.00|
|Simply clamp your, or your lover’s breasts between the two sturdy stainless steel bars, screw down the clamp until the pressure is just right and enjoy the sensation as you go wild.|
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|KinkLab T-Cups Nipple Suction Set $24.50|
|Stick them to your skin and turn the handle to the left to create a vigorous vacuum, perfect for teasing and pleasing, fore, during, or after-play!|
Get yours now:
|Nipple Press w/ Chain $33.00|
|Each clamp attaches with finely threaded screws that allow unlimited variation in the size and pinch pressure of each, while the 12-inch gunmetal curb chain connecting them swings to subtly alter and intensify the sensation.|
Get yours now:
|Sex and Metal Nipple Trap $55.00|
|Twin wing screws at either end of the set of parallel bars lock the nipples in place with as much pressure as you desire, while the chrome-plated chain keeps the contraption confined to the neck of the wearer.|
Get yours now:
|Extreme Talon Nipple Clamps $28.00-$32.00|
|Not for the faint of heart, the Extreme Talon Nipple Clamps are not just a clever name – they take tit-torment to a whole new level. These particularly fine, needle-tipped clamps take nipple stimulation to the extreme with claws that latch perfectly around the nipple once attached, and stay there.|
Thanks to Stockroom, I had the pleasure of testing both Swiss Navy’s All Natural Water Based Lube, and Frolic’s Sex Toy Lubricant for Women (added bonus: Swiss Navy’s Toy and Body Cleaner). Do you know how hard it can be to conduct a lube test? While, of course, using it during sex is ideal (two birds, one stone, etc.), the heat of the moment can get in the way of a evaluating a lube properly. How can you concentrate on the details when the, uh, test run is going distractingly well? It is too easy to fall into the what thing feels good where instead of focusing on consistency and texture!
Swiss Navy’s biggest selling point for this lubricant is that it is all natural, as well as glycerin, paraben, and sugar free. Swiss Navy has smart packaging that I absolutely loved; the lube has a locking pump that dispenses the lube quickly, easily, and tidily. All you need is one available hand to get what you need!
Unfortunately, none of those positive qualities could compensate the texture of the lube itself, which was thin and extremely runny. When using it with the iRide, it dissolved far too quickly, leaving me without the extra lubrication I wanted (especially when I was struggling to get comfortable with a complicated toy). The swift absorption didn’t affect much when I was using it with a partner, fortunately, but the mess it made was huge! The Swiss Navy lube is a big sloppy mess that doesn’t have any stick at all.
Although I do have sensitive skin, I haven’t had any problems with most of the lubes I’ve tried in the past. As long as they don’t have a disastrous “massage heat” element to them, the soft parts of me are just fine. That said, perhaps the Swiss Navy lube would be better suited to someone who has a history of sensitivity toward other types of water based lube; I could see what I perceive as major downsides being less important for someone who has fewer lubricant options overall.
For as disappointed as I was with Swiss Navy’s All Natural Water-Based Lube, their toy and body cleaner is divine. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. Like the lube, it comes in a delightfully simple, attractive package that makes the product easy to use. Perhaps this is TMI (is there such a thing in a sex toy review?), but I used it to clean a toy of mine after being on my period, and it worked quickly to leave my toy clean, fresh, and new.
I also had the opportunity to try out Frolic’s Specialty Toy Lubricant for Women. Although this lube is guilty of a somewhat infuriating marketing tactic (Whenever I encounter a product that is “specifically for women,” I find it immediately suspicious, especially in cases where it seems genital specific…I mean, hello, not all women have vaginas and not all vagina owners are women), I found it to be far more to my liking.
Frolic not only has the same easy pump as Swiss Navy, but has a nifty little cap that fits over the spout, and is also a water based, glycerin free lubricant. The texture is wonderfully silky, and it held up well when using it both on the iRide and with a partner. There was no issue at all in terms of lasting power, unlike the Swiss Navy lube. Naturally, it was absorbed with use, but since it didn’t start off quite so thin, it wasn’t devastatingly noticeable. Frolic also has mastered that wonderful balance between thick and slick; the lube is not runny, but just sticky enough to stay where I needed it to be.
While the Swiss Navy lube is being relegated to the runner up position, Frolic has become a new favorite, and now lives beside my bed. If you are looking for a silky water based lube, Frolic is worth a shot. If there are those of you out there who have tried the Swiss Navy lube and felt differently about it, I’d love to hear from you in the comments! Whenever I am dissatisfied with a product, especially for reasons that seem fussy, I am always interested in hearing about others’ experiences.
Even though National Masturbation Month is over, there is still plenty of time to get wet and frolic freely, so buy one of these babies and get on it! [And don’t forget to pick up Swiss Navy’s Toy and Body Cleaner for quick and easy clean up!]
1. Set it and forget it: These clamps aren’t going anywhere once you attach them.
2. KISS (Keep It Simple, Sexy): Just clamp, twist, and tug. That’s all there is to it.
3. Intentional Intensity: You decide how far to take it – the more you twist the wing nut, the harder they pull!
4. One size fits all: Fits all nipple shapes and sizes, from itty bitty titties to giant juicy jugs; From mammaries to man-a-ries.
5. The intimidation factor: Just because they can be mild doesn’t mean they have to be. These will make the wearer’s eyes go as wide as saucers the first time they see them!
When it comes to male masturbators, there are a lot of options and choosing the perfect one for you can be a lot of trial and error. In this review, I’ll explain why the unique and fun to use Tenga Flip Hole is one of my personal favorites! This toy, as well as other cock toys, vibrators, lube and more are available now as part of the Stockroom Masturbation Month Sale!
This is one of my favorite sex toys to demonstrate for people that are not familiar with male masturbators for a few reasons.
• It’s freaking weird to look at
• It is counter intuitive to use and has a learning curve
• I jokingly tell people, after I open it up, that this is what a woman’s vagina looks like on the inside (really check this out, it looks like some Lovecraftian terror Elder Thing)
• It is the best male masturbator out today (sorry Fleshlight)
• And last, but certainly not least, it feels better than ass, mouth or pussy
For starters, this has a weird design that has two parts. The first part is a “U” shaped outer case that fits into a couple of grooves that takes some practice to get used to. The second part is the main toy itself, a hard plastic case with three buttons and a soft Thermo Plastic Elastomer (T.P.E.) squishy rubber-like material that is shaped like balls, nubblies and thingamabobs. Once you have figured out the basic mechanics of this toy, it works beautifully.
Put on your favorite porn. Get some lube. This toy does come with three bottles of lube that get used up fast; Mild, Real, and Wild Water based lubes made by Tenga. While toys are their strong suit, their lube is average at best. Any water based lube works great, I have also used silicone lube with my toy but I can’t promise that it won’t degrade the T.P.E after time. So use the water-based lube to be safe.
Next, lube up the outer rim and the inside of the toy. To suck the lube down the length of the Flip Hole, press the bottom button to create a vacuum and draw down the lube. Speaking of buttons, that is one of the best features of this toy. Starting from the point farthest away from the hole at the top, the bottom button is used to create suction and stimulate the head of the cock. The middle button is for suction. The top button is for a hard squeeze.
The Flip Hole comes in four colors; Black, Red, White and Silver. The differences are in the softness of the T.P.E. on the inside and the texture of the internal workings. I recommend the Black one. It feels the best of all four and it it is the only that isn’t too tight of a squeeze.
When you’re done, take the Flip Hole to the sink, remove the “U” shaped outer casing, unfold it in half then rinse out your baby batter and lube santorum. Clean the ridges and edges extra well and then let it air dry. Use a little cornstarch to add longevity. This thing is good for around 50 uses.
Pros of the Tenga Flip Hole
• Best feeling sex toy out today, it really is amazing
• Three button pressure/vacuum control
• Lasts longer than manufacturer suggests (I beat the hell out of mine and I’m well over 200 uses)
• Super tight but in a good way
Cons of the Tenga Flip Hole
• Difficult to clean
• Has a learning curve to use (especially the outer case)
• The lube it comes with is so-so
If you liked this review check out the video I made that goes along with it. This toy is the best high end toy available for penises. It feels great and lasts a lot longer than they say. Of all the toys on the market today this is the one I advise all my male friends to buy for themselves or have a significant other purchase one for them as a gift.