Not sure how to care for your new piece of latex clothing? Never fear: Here are five fast tips to keep your rubberwear looking its best.
1) Keep It Dark
UV exposure deteriorates natural latex, turning it powdery and brittle. Keep latex clothing out of the light – especially direct sunlight – as much as possible when it isn’t being worn. Store it in a cool dark place. You can cover it with black plastic trash bags on the hanger as an extra precaution when transporting items or storing them in your closet.
2) Mind Your Metals
Copper, nickel, brass, and bronze will stain or degrade rubber very quickly. Do not allow these metals to come into contact with your latex. Always wash hands after touching these metals before handling latex or the fingerprints may stain the rubber. Be aware of jewelry that may contains these metals as well. Oh, and only use plastic hangers to hang or store latex!
3) Oil Is Your Enemy
Use only silicone or water based lubes and shines for slipping into or polishing your latex. We highly recommend Pjur Cult dressing for slipping into and polishing your latex clothes.
4) Separate Your Leather
Leather contains oils and dyes that may contaminate your latex wear. Keep them stored separately! Use caution when combining leather and latex in your outfits. Keep an eye out for any rubbing off or bleed!
5) Always Wear & Wash
Rubber should be hand washed right after it’s worn, as natural skin oils – like any other oil – can damage latex if they stay on it too long. Fill a basin with warm water and add a few drops of mild dish soap, just enough to make a little foam. Do not use a heavy detergent soap or a washing machine. Do not rubber soak rubber. Agitate the item with your hands, followed by an immediate rinse in clean, cold water. For extra shine, use Vivishine for extra long lasting gloss to your wear!
Hang to air dry on a plastic hanger away from bright light. Once the outside is dry, turn it inside out to finish drying.
Become the sexy star of your own costumed crime caper, just like in that hit movie with the stunning starlet. You know the one we mean. What was it called?
Oh, right, “Burglar” with Whoopi Goldberg.
Wait, no, that wasn’t it…
Break into the hearts and fever-dreams of everyone you meet with this fetching feline fantasy!
Here’s what you need:
Latex Opera Gloves
Women’s Tank Suit
Cat Lady Mask
Hemp Rope (In a pinch, nylon or cotton rope will do.)
Handcuff Necklace with Rhinestones
Loot bag – Not sold by Stockroom. Legal notice: Do not steal actual moneybags. Simply re-purpose an existing bag with a $, or the words “Loot” or “Swag.”
Make sparks fly as Astrape, the bolt-throwing consort of Zeus! Though traditionally pictured as handling the god of thunder’s bolts, there’s nothing preventing you from playing her as a wild woman out on her own! Here’s what you need to create this crafty costume:
Corinthian Corset Dress
Mystim Pure Vibes Power Box
Mystim Magic Gloves
The real beauty of this costume is its ability to – literally – shock all those who mock or disrespect! The most important accessory besides the powered items is attitude. Remember, you are a lightning goddess, and no mortal shall survive your withering touch.
Smite them! Smite them all!
Need a costume with a little more “oomph” than a tuxedo t-shirt? Show off your fetish for capital justice with this Leather Executioner ensemble. It’s easy to put together and is sure to make you the talk of any party you attend. Here’s what you need:
Guillotine Hood – On sale for 35% OFF!
The Combat Harness
Boots and a method of dispatch (Not sold by The Stockroom)
You can also substitute the axe (pictured) for a noose made of hemp rope, or include a Fuck Saw in your outfit and fulfill your destiny to become…The Sexecutioner!
Discover more diabolical costume concepts here all through Kink Month!
What is National Kink Month?
October 2013 is the second annual National Kink Month: A 31 day celebration of kinky sex, fetishes, and those who have them! Last year’s Kink Month was a huge hit, and we want to make sure that we top it this year! To that end, we’ve expanded from the previous precision-focus on BDSM and bondage to reach out and welcome all kinky people into The Stockroom’s warm embraces!
Let’s face it, kinky people have to deal with a lot of sideways stares whenever their sexual predilections are made visible. We spend so much of our lives living either in fear of discovery, or within a close-knit group of like-minded people to avoid discomfort, work and social repercussions, or even family estrangement. Even if the results aren’t as obviously dire as losing your livelihood or loved ones, it can be heartbreaking to feel like the butt of someone else’s jokes for an unusual attraction.
So we’ve created a celebration of all kinks and kinky culture. Our aim is to provide you with the best information possible on a wide range of fetishes and -philias, to make you knowledgeable and stimulate your *ahem* mind.
Most importantly, we want to have some fun! We’ve created a series of exciting kinky daily specials, featured items of the week, and a social media smorgasboard of titillating and enlightening pictures, posts and special offers to keep celebrating kink month all month long!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – leaves falling from trees, Halloween tricks and treats right around the corner, and, of course, the annual San Franciscan kinkfest that is Folsom Street Fair!
We’ll be heading up the coast again this weekend to partake in the festivities, and we hope you will too! Come visit our pop-up boutique between Ninth Street and Dore Alley in booths 911-918.
Can’t make it to Folsom this year? That’s no reason not to party! Shop our hand-picked selection of the hottest goodies we have to offer with our Gear Up for Folsom promotion.
Hope to see you Sunday!
This Friday night, the gloves come off in an epic showdown and mash-up of two of our favorite things: A Black Unicorn party, and the Bondage Ball! If you’ve never been to a Boulet Brothers event, this is the one to go to, with 2 dancefloors, a play area, and more hot fetish goodness than you can shake your moneymaker at. All the details are available here, but here are a few tantalizing details to get your motors revving:
• Masumi Max
• Bondage slave dancers
• Stockroom swag giveaways
• Spanking station and play area
Don’t miss out, Los Angeles. Unicorns are real, and they love to party!
Black Unicorn vs. Bondage Ball
At The Dragonfly
10pm to 2am
6510 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Cover: $15/$7 before 10:30pm
Come one come all!
Are you new to the world of harnesses and flat-bottom, flared-base dildos held in place by snap hooks and o-rings? Well, strap on tight, folks, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!
Yes, Mistress Marry presents a penetrating overview of all things strap-on! From different styles, techniques, uses, and which types of harnesses and dildos are best for particular tastes.
You can get your tickets here, and you can shop from our stunning selection of harness compatible dildos and harnesses while you’re eagerly awaiting next Saturday afternoon!
You may very well have missed our Slave Labor Day festivities on Tuesday, but never fear, we have too much celebration to be contained by one day!
We’re breathing life into our Instagram account with an easy and fun contest that lets you share the joy of slave labor with The Stockroom and other Instagram users! The rules are as simple as ABC:
A) Take up to 10 pictures of your slave doing what they do best. (Keep it safe for work, please) Need suggestions?
B) Upload photos to Instagram*. Use #slavelaborday to tag your picture.
C) Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Instagram username, number of entries, date of birth (for age verification), and contact information (along with preferred method of contact).
If we choose your entry, you win! Grand prize is a deluxe kit worth over $400!
That’s all there is to it. We’ve even extended the contest period through Friday the 13th, so get snapping!
*Entries must be received by 11:59pm PDT on September 13, 2013. You may enter up to 10 times, each picture counts as an entry. Please make sure you comply with all local and national laws, as well as Instagram’s terms of service.
Need an example or two? Follow us at @officialstockroom on Instagram for some sample pics and more fun stuff to come!
Our Kinky Book Report Contest is over!
Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry. We wish everyone could win our grand prize, but, like The Highlander, there can be only one. Congratulations to the winner, who will receive a set of all in-print Daedalus Publishing titles and a $100 gift certificate to The Stockroom! All contestants will receive a little something for their efforts, so if you entered, be sure to check your email in the next few days! Our grand prize winner has been notified by email.
Here is the winning entry, a report on one of our favorite books, The Ultimate Guide To Kink by Tristan Taormino:
Title of book: The Ultimate Guide to Kink, BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge.
Author: Tristan Taormino
Publisher: Cleis Press
Number of pages: 475
This is an amazing book written from many perspectives. It is a great resource for beginners as well as people who have been in the scene for years. The book is divided into two parts with the first being about skills and techniques and the second about fantasies and philosophies. Each author’s voice comes through in topics such as bondage, tantra, fisting, piercing, role play, sadism, and masochism (among others). Each concept is described in such a way as to make them accessible to those who have never participated while also giving friendly tips and reminders for other readers who have engaged in these various activities.
Taormino’s book gives just enough flavor to the beginning kinkster to whet their appetite that they might go on to find another resource with more in depth information. Each author is well known for the topic they have written about and while I personally did not recognize all the names, I am familiar with, and have met, a couple of these authors.
True not everything will appeal to every reader, but The Ultimate Guide to Kink can provide a safe way to learn about various kinks and allow the reader to see what might be interesting or exciting to explore. As someone who is working toward a Doctorate in Human Sexuality and needs to be as informed about all sexuality as is possible, I was enthralled by (nearly) every part of this text. There were some sections that I did not expect to enjoy: the chapter about piercing, for example, but I was surprised at how “not scary” it seemed.
Thanks again for all your amazing entries, and stay kinky and well-read!