Welcome 2014 (and our 25th Year) at Black Unicorn’s Fantasy Ball!

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This New Year’s Eve, we are teaming up with the Boulet Brothers for one of the most decadent Black Unicorn events you’ve ever seen! Not only will we be welcoming 2014, we will also be celebrating The Stockroom’s 25th anniversary!

What: New Year’s Eve/25th Anniversary Bash

Where: Dim Mak Studios in Hollywood at 6356 Hollywood Blvd.

When: Tuesday, December 31st at 9pm

Who: You and anyone else you know who wants to join in on the kink and debauchery!

Don’t forget: you can RSVP on the Boulet Brothers’ Facebook page!

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    SEXmas Staff Picks

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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      Looking For Lube Video Round-Up

      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
      Water-based lubricant is extremely versatile in that it ranges from thin and slippery to thick and long-lasting.

      Featured Products:

      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-Based
      Silicone lubricant has amazing staying power and is ideal for anal play.

      Featured Products:

      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.

       
      Hybrids
      Hybrid lubricants combine the best of both worlds – the staying power of silicone with the natural feel of water-based.

      Featured Product:

      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.
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        Give The Gift Of Pleasure With These Deluxe Gift Sets!

        Gift Sets now available

        We’ve been busy in our workshop, designing, modifying, perfecting, and testing to achieve the perfect recipe for our latest group of signature gift sets, and we’re very pleased to debut the beautiful results! All of our gift sets are available just in time to be received for holiday gift giving (as well as make amazing presents for almost any occasion).

        Don't Come Knocking Stocking For Her

        This is the perfect pleasure package for the lusty lady in your life. Wrapped up tight in this custom made leather stocking are two of our best selling sex toys for women (The amazing Stronic Eins from Fun Factory, and the small-but-mighty Iconic Bullet Vibe from Jimmyjane), Sliquid Organics lubricant, Swiss Navy Toy Cleaner, and a women’s Stockroom handcuff logo t-shirt. The moment she feels the powerful thrusts of the Stronic Eins, you can be sure that you’ll be on her thank you list for years to come.

        Don't Come Knocking Stocking For Him

        Don’t leave the boys out of the fun! This full service male masturbation kit includes the best selling Tenga Flip Hole Masturbator, Stroke 29 masturbation cream (If you’ve never tried this, trust us, it’s awesome!), The Unit-X cock ring, and a men’s Stockroom handcuff logo t-shirt packed neatly inside our custom created black leather stocking. Unwrap the magic and go to town!

        Hanky Spanky Gift Set

        Lovers of impact and sensation play are sure to fall head over heels for this deluxe kit featuring some of our most diverse disciplinary implements. It includes vampire gloves (choose your size), a suede flogger, a slapper, a daddy’s belt, and a paddle featuring two sides – one soft, black faux fur, one supple black leather. Every touch of the glove, every swat of the belt from this set is sure to elicit cries of “Thank you! May I have another?”

        Your Ass Is Mine Gift Set

        Taking control has never been easier. This luxury set of bondage gear was all handmade in our Los Angeles facility and promises to subdue accordingly. It features a ball gag, bondage straps, ankle and wrist cuffs, a collar, and a leash, all made of premium garment leather. To ensure complete control, we’ve also included plenty of locks and snap hooks. Keep your most prized possessions locked up good and tight!

        Peerless Punishment Package Gift Set

        For those prepared to go the full distance, we offer the supreme Stockroom deluxe gift set, a combination of our Hanky Spanky and Your Ass is Mine kits. This set has it all: from the premium garment leather ball gag, bondage straps, leash, cuffs, and collar, along with the hardware to connect and secure all of the restraints included. It also features our adjustable blindfold, vampire gloves, and a full contingent of our finest flogging, spanking, and punishment implements made in our Los Angeles workshop. This premium set comes in a beautiful high-gloss gift box with a magnetic lid closure, suitable for display and presentation, and is certain to impress even the most jaded kinkster on your gift list.

        Anastasia Pierce Super Pack Gift Set

        For a limited time, we are also offering an amazing deal on six of our hottest fetish DVD titles starring Anastasia Pierce. In this Anastasia Pierce Super Pack Gift Set, you’ll get 6 full length fetish films wrapped in a charming black satin bow, all for the incredible low price of $36 – that’s just $6 per DVD! Each set includes: Dirty Works, Fetish Instinct, Rapture, Born To Be Bad, Latex Dolls, and Mechanical Sex. This offer is only good while supplies last, and at this price, these sets are sure to be flying off the shelves!

        Don’t forget to consult our Holiday Gift Guide for more great gift ideas, and shop our SEXmas Sale to save on all the sexiest specials of the holiday season!

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          Rachel’s Vibrator Corner: Sakura by Tenga

          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.

          Featured Product:

          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.

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            Our Annual Holiday Rummage Sale Is Here!

            Stockroom Annual Holiday Rummage Sale

            Our highly-anticipated annual holiday rummage sale is quickly approaching! Be sure to join us next door to our Los Angeles boutique to see what we’ve got in store for you.

            What: Save up to 90% on everything from BDSM gear to latex to toys!

            Where: Next door to our Retail boutique at 2809 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles

            When: Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th, 2013 from 11am-6pm

            Who: You and anyone else you know who loves a bargain and kinky gear and amazing toys!

            Don’t forget: you can RSVP on our Facebook page!

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              Top 10 Holiday Sex Toy Gift Suggestions

              We’ve announced our list of the most exciting new sex toys of 2013! These top 10 items will be featured on Stockroom.com during the holiday season, along with a sale launching on Black Friday, November 29, 2013.

              Featured products include:

              Fun Factory Stronic Eins
              Rather than the traditional buzzing or pulsing associated with classic vibrators, this revolutionary, rechargeable sex toy features an organic thrusting motion that stimulates your every hidden part!
              Why you need this: Did we mention that it THRUSTS?!
              Unit-X by Atomic Jock
              Makers of the original Cocksling, Oxballs, present a sleeker, more compact version by Atomic Jock. A combination cock ring and ball stretcher that’s super stretchy and designed to accommodate most men.
              Why you need this: Experience firmer erections and more intense orgasms!
              Rubber Foam Core Dildo with Handle
              Big, thick and firm, this dildo comes packed with bumps and ridges, complete with a stimulating curve. The attached handle allows complete control over the depth of penetration.
              Why you need this: You promised yourself you’d take more control next year…

              Tantus ‘Thwack’ Silicone Paddle
              This modern version of a classic fraternity paddle is made of premium, flexible silicone, which transfers energy directly, rather than absorbing it like leather paddles. Sensations range from severe to sadistic.
              Why you need this: We all know someone who deserves a good “thwack”.

              Deluxe Padded Medical Restraints Set
              Aesthetically reminiscent of traditional medical gear, this set is ideal for any medical fetishist. The deluxe padded wrist restraints, arm splints, ankle cuffs, and posture collar are handmade in the USA and constructed of heavy-duty, high-quality leather.
              Why you need this: This is how modern kinksters play “doctor”.

              Extreme Crop
              This sleek, sexy metal implement is made of aerospace-grade aluminum with a stainless steel stem. The hefty lollipop-shaped slapper is anything but sweet, upping the ante on traditional corporal punishment.
              Why you need this: Your ass will wear out before this crop does.

              Magnetic Nipple Balls
              Anyone who is looking beyond traditional nipple clamps will love these super magnetic balls! Simply hold 2 balls on either side of your nipple and the intense magnetic strength will pull them together while your nipple screams for mercy between them.
              Why you need this: “…because magnets – how do they work?”

              Sakura Iroha Vibe
              The snug indent at the tip of the Sakura makes it ideal for pinching or hugging various body parts. The incredibly soft silicone texture also makes it perfect for all-over body massage.
              Why you need this: This non-threatening toy is the stress reliever every woman needs.

              KinkLab BedSpread Under Bed Bondage Straps
              Quickly and easily transform your ordinary bed into a bondage scene! Adjustable to fit any bed, the sexy leather look and high-quality hardware take your bedroom play to the next level.
              Why you need this: They’re ready to go and easy to hide.

              Tenga 3D
              Made from top-quality elastomer and fully reversible, this stroking sleeve comes in four different styles, all offering unique textures to grip and satisfy you. Say goodbye to basic, ordinary masturbators and upgrade your experience!
              Why you need this: Your hands only come in one texture.

              25 YEARS OF KINK
              CELEBRATE STOCKROOM’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY!

              Stockroom will be ending our year off with a BANG!
              Stay tuned on stockroom.com for details on Stockroom’s 25th anniversary blowout on New Year’s Eve in Hollywood!

              Have fun this holiday season with any or all of our featured favorite new sex toys!

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                The Stockroom Nominated For Nine XBIZ Awards!

                Adult industry trade magazine, XBIZ, has announced the nominees for the 2014 XBIZ Awards, the industry awards event of the year. Stockroom, long-time makers of high quality BDSM gear, has been nominated for an unprecedented nine awards, including:

                Fetish Pleasure Product of the Year
                Bolero Straightjacket

                Specialty Pleasure Product of the Year
                Deluxe Padded Medical Restraints

                Sensual Accessory Product/Line of the Year
                Latex Glovelettes

                Soft Bondage Line of the Year
                KinkLab

                BDSM Pleasure Products Company of the Year
                Stockroom

                Retail Affiliate Program of the Year
                Stockroom

                Retailer of the Year – Boutique
                Stockroom

                Online Retailer of the Year – Specialty
                Stockroom.com

                Distributor of the Year – Specialty
                Stockroom

                The Stockroom has also been nominated for 3 “O” Awards this year, including Outstanding Non-Powered Product (BedSpread Under Bed Bondage Straps, KinkLab), Outstanding Marketing Campaign (Bolero Straitjacket Patent, Stockroom), and Outstanding Luxury Product (Deluxe Padded Medical Restraints Set, Stockroom).

                Shawn Gentry, Director of Operations at Stockroom, is pleased to hear the news: “It’s a big year for us as we prepare to celebrate our 25th Anniversary in 2014. This is truly an amazing way to end the year, learning that we’ve been nominated for a record 9 XBIZ Awards. We couldn’t be more proud and are very thankful for the support of our peers.”

                The Stockroom is getting ready for a very exciting holiday season with the launch of their annual Black Friday sale and their SEXmas sale. This New Year’s Eve, Stockroom will also kick off their yearlong 25th Anniversary celebration with a giant bash in Hollywood and a year’s worth of special events and promotions.

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                  A Few Quick Facts About Prostate Cancer and You

                  We’re midway through Movember Prostate Week, and while we’ve covered prostate toys, and an introduction to prostate play, we wanted to take a moment to talk about the elephant in the room: Prostate Cancer.

                  According to statistics compiled by the American Cancer Society, approximately 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Although that’s a fairly daunting statistic, the survival rates for men diagnosed at any stage of prostate cancer progression range from 93-99% over a 5 to 15 year period following diagnosis. The best course of treatment begins with early detection, so if you’re a man over 40, make sure you are getting regular prostate exams.

                  Stay healthy, happy, and kinky!

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                    Author and Educator Charlie Glickman Presents: Prostate Play!

                    Charlie Glickman

                    Are you ready to discover a new way to have amazing sex? More men and their partners are experimenting with prostate massage or pegging, and they’re finding out how much pleasure it can bring.

                    If you’re like most folks, when you hear the word “prostate,” you probably think of prostate health concerns like cancer. But what you might not know is that the prostate is also one of the most sensitive erogenous zones that men have. In fact, it’s remarkably similar to the G-spot. Think about everything you’ve heard about the G-spot, and then consider what it would be like to for men to be able to enjoy the same pleasures. Some of the ways that men describe orgasms from prostate play are that they feel bigger, more full-body, more expansive, and more diffuse than the focused sensations of a penis orgasm. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?

                    Of course, prostate sensations can also feel fantastic even before orgasm. Imagine that feeling that happens when you’re about to ejaculate. You know the one- it’s the “point of no return.” In that moment, the prostate is contracting in order to produce a portion of the fluid in semen. Now, instead of having that feeling for just a few seconds, imagine that it’s going on for half an hour, or even longer. Prostate massage can feel like you’re on the verge of an orgasm for as long as you want, which is a wonderful experience.

                    Getting Started

                    The Male Anatomy

                    The easiest way to find the prostate is to insert a lubricated finger into the anus and then curl it towards the navel. The prostate is about 3-4” in from the opening of the anus, but don’t worry if your finger is shorter than that. If you insert it all the way and then press in further, the flexibility of the pelvic floor will let you reach a bit more.

                    You’re looking for a round object that feels like a ripe plum. Don’t go poking for it- that can bruise the prostate just like it would bruise a plum. Instead, gently press along the midline of his body until you find it. The prostate fills with fluid during arousal, which makes it get bigger like a water balloon, so you might have an easier time finding it if you get him turned on first. There’s also a groove running down the prostate from top to bottom, and it’s possible to have your finger in that groove and not be able to feel anything. Try moving a little to the left or right and you’ll feel it more easily.

                    You can massage the prostate with a finger or two, just like the G-spot. Try making a “come here” motion, tapping, circling, or sliding in and out while pressing it. Just be sure to have short fingernails and remember: stroke, don’t poke. You can also massage his penis at the same time. It works best if you can keep your motions in sync, so if that’s difficult, either slow down until you can match them up or have him stroke himself and focus on his prostate.

                    For the guy on the receiving end, there are a few possible sensations to look for. Some guys feel amazing pleasure right away. If that happens for you, awesome! Some guys first notice that it feels like they need to urinate. That means that you’re on the spot, so dial the pressure down a bit. And some men say that they didn’t feel much of anything the first few times they tried it. It can take a little practice to tune into the sensations. One good way to do that is to combine prostate massage with a familiar pleasure like oral sex or a handjob. That gets your body used to the new experience and makes it more likely that the next time will be different.

                    Tools & Techniques

                    Black Dragon Gloves and The Aneros SPX

                    Wear a glove to keep things clean, and use plenty of lubricant. Silicone lubricants last longer than water-based lubes, though water-based products rinse off more easily in the shower. Use a thinner lube like Wet Platinum for a slick ride or try a thicker lube like System Jo Premium Anal Lubricant to give you a little extra cushioning. Go nice and slow, and be sure to get your partner turned on before going in. Arousal makes penetration much easier. Remember – you need to seduce the ass.

                    Most men find that a dildo with a curved shaft or a bulbous head works really well for prostate massage. Aim the curve towards your navel in order to reach the spot. You can experiment with different angles, amounts of pressure, sliding in and out, or jostling the dildo so it vibrates on your prostate. And of course, women can wear a harness to make penetration easy.

                    There are lots of vibrators that make the prostate feel fantastic. Look for a toy that focuses the vibration at the tip, and make sure it has a wide base to keep it from slipping all the way in and getting lost.

                    If you want an amazing, hands-free prostate massage, try one of the Aneros massagers. The upward curved end of the base goes towards the front of the body, with the tip resting on the bulb of the penis (behind the testicles). When you have it in place, with the shaft pressing into the prostate, contract your pelvic floor. The most effective way to do that is to squeeze the muscles that make your erection bounce. Every time you do, the anus will pull up and the shaft of the Aneros will lever forward into your prostate for an amazing time.

                    You can use the Aneros during solo sex, while receiving a blowjob, or even during intercourse, as long as it’s free to move. The MGX is a great one to start with because the hard plastic makes it easy to work with. If you do your Kegel exercises and have good control over your muscles, the Eupho is incredible, but it’s less effective if you aren’t as practiced with your Kegels.

                    Some buttplugs work for prostate massage, especially if they can be angled towards the navel. They don’t move as much on their own, but if you like firm, constant pressure, they’re a good bet.

                    Health & Safety

                    Prostate Pleasure by Charlie Glickman

                    Here are two important toy tips. One: make sure that your anal toys are smooth. There are lots of G-spot toys with bumps and ridges that feel great in the vagina, but they’ll be too rough for anal use. Two: get something that’s non-porous and easy to clean, like silicone, or cover your toy with a condom all the way over the base. Hygiene is extra important for anal play, for obvious reasons.

                    Some men enjoy having an orgasm during prostate play, while others like it as a warm-up before switching to something else as they get close. There’s no right or wrong here, so try different things to see what feels best to you. It’s pretty common for men to ejaculate more during a prostate massage, since you’re squeezing more of the fluid out of the gland.

                    With all of the amazing pleasure potential in the prostate, it’s good to know that it may also have some important health benefits. Massage increases blood flow, releases muscle tension, helps break up blockages and trapped fluid in the gland, and can even improve some of the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). However, if you think you may have a prostate health concern, please get checked out by a doctor.

                    Looking for more info about prostate massage, pegging, and how to have explosive orgasms? Check out The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure: Erotic Exploration for Men and Their Partners by Charlie Glickman PhD and Aislinn Emirzian. It has all the tips and tools you need to get the most fun out of your prostate!

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