Amy Jo Goddard Takes on Sexual Shame with “9 Elements of a Kinky Sexual Life”

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In over two decades as an educator and Sexual Empowerment Coach, Amy Jo Goddard has spoken about sexuality t0 almost every kind of audience conceivable, from first graders to hardcore kinksters. She considers healing the shame and guilt that makes so many people feel like their sexuality is “broken” to be an essential public health issue.   “I think sexuality is the core of who we are and that when we are happy and fulfilled as sexual people, we create happy and fulfilled lives,” she writes on her personal site.

This Saturday, she comes to Stockroom Hall in Los Angeles to speak specifically about building satisfaction and power in the context of kinky sex. We talked with her a little about what she thinks is wrong about our society’s attitudes towards sex, how we can work towards healing that feeling of brokenness, and where kink fits into all that.

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Stockroom University’s KinkFit Event Closes the Year With a Kinky Mental Training Circuit

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In just one year with The Stockroom, Head Mistress Hudsy Hawn has brought Sex Positive education to a whole new level. With classes now happening on a weekly basis, The Stockroom University has more than tripled its attendance and has brought the “Think Kink” slogan back into the Stockroom Hall. Education is essential to maintaining an imaginative and ethical kink community, and the quality of workshops that Hudsy has brought into Stockroom Hall on a regular basis makes us extremely proud to have her on our team.

To wrap up the year, Hudsy has created an event called “KinkFit!” which brings together several of the community’s finest sex educators to give live demonstrations of their favorite kinds of play, all within a short and sweet circuit-training style format.

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Torture, Torment, and Safety: Mistress Morgan Sterling Teaches the Secrets to Good Cock and Ball Torture

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Cock and ball torture, or CBT, is one of the most advanced kinds of play there is. It offers unlimited possibilities for intimacy and trust between the bottom and top, but those pleasures also come with a great deal of risk. The penis and scrotum are very sensitive and easily damaged if you play without knowing exactly what you’re doing.

This Saturday, Mistress Morgan Sterling is coming to Stockroom University for an extensive workshop on both the pleasures and the risks of CBT. She’ll cover a wide range of techniques from basic manual twisting and scratching with the fingernails to ball busting to penetration with urethral sounds, while giving tips on how to torment the penis and scrotum mercilessly while still keeping them perfectly healthy. She gave us a little preview of what she’s going to talk about this weekend.

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Getting Kinky After Thanksgiving: Use These Sales to Explore Your Desires

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Happy post-Thanksgiving day to everyone. We hope that you spent the holiday safe, warm, and well-fed with your families (biological, leather, or otherwise), and that today the tryptophan coma has worn off into a pleasant, satisfied afterglow.

Most of us at The Stockroom had great times with our loved ones, but there’s no time to bask in that afterglow; the passing of Thanksgiving means that we’re now entering the final stages of our Black/Cyber Sale, which ends on Tuesday, December 1. If you haven’t used the last few days to take advantage of the 25-75% discounts on some of the kinkiest equipment in our inventory, this is the time to do it. (On the other hand, if you have been taking advantage of us, don’t feel like you have to stop.)

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Want to Have Sex in Space? Neil Degrasse Tyson Says to Bring Lots of Leather Straps

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It turns out that The Stockroom is perfectly equipped for the bold pioneers who will one day be the first to have sex in space. Why? Because we carry a lot of straps and belts and restraining things. According to Neil Degrasse Tyson, who’s just about as smart as one human being can get, that’s exactly what you need.

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November 28 at Stockroom University: “Belt-Based Bondage” with Danarama

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Even the most basic belt can be used in dozens of ways to restrain your partner for effective and minimalist bondage or rough sex. Used alone or in combination with other belts, devices, and furniture, it can also be used for a variety of creative and intense impact play options. In this hands on class, Danarama will demonstrate and coach you on the fast and effective uses of one of the most common items nearly everyone has on hand. Don’t let your belt just go to waist!

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Hard Work Acknowledged: The Stockroom Gets Seven Nominations in XBiz Awards

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It’s always good to be recognized for your work, and this week, we got some serious recognition in the form of seven nominations for the 2016 XBiz Awards. Even better, three of those nominations give nods towards products that we feel represent The Stockroom at our very best.

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Full Disclosure: Lorde Wears Syren Latex in the “Magnets” Video for a Beautifully Sinister Look

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The video for “Magnets” by electronic duo Disclosure has gotten a lot of press and Internet eyeballs since its release, thanks in part to New Zealand pop star Lorde doing the vocals and taking center stage in the video itself. Lorde deserves props for her musical and dramatic work; in the video, she brings a forceful charisma to the role of the euphoric lover and the wronged woman that brings emotional resonance to the story as it plays out onscreen.

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Centuries of Whips, Chains, and Spankings: Snow Mercy Talks About the History of the Dominatrix

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The history of sex is fascinating precisely because so little of it is written down. We may know where George Washington was born and where he died, but we have little idea of what he liked to do in bed, or what he would have liked to do. For the most part, anyone who liked sex that wasn’t heterosexual ten-toes-up-ten-toes-down style has tried to avoid letting the rest of the world learn too much about it.

But difficult isn’t impossible, and this weekend, Snow Mercy comes to Stockroom University to teach some of that history. In The History of the Dominatrix, Snow is going to look at dominant women throughout the last 500 years. She gave us a little preview of the material that she’s going to cover:

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Tristan Taormino Opens Up About Polyamory

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As one of the most prominent sex educators on the scene today, Tristan Taormino wears many hats: Any bookstore with an even halfway decent sexuality section is sure to include several of the books that she’s written or edited, such as The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women or 50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM. She’s been even more prolific as the producer and director of educational adult videos like The Expert Guide to Pegging.

Taormino’s work has addressed people of all genders and orientations, from vanilla to kinky. But she’s been especially important in expanding the possibilities for non-monogamous relationships. Before polyamory was something commonly discussed on mainstream sites like Slate or Newsweek, her 2008 book Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships served as a guide for people looking for alternatives to monogamy. Seven years later, it’s still one of the most-cited books by veterans and newcomers to polyamory.

This Saturday (November 15), Tristan Taormino will come to Stockroom Hall for an intensive four-hour workshop on how to create and sustain open relationships. We had a conversation with her about the workshop, the ethics of poly relationships, and how polyamory has changed since she wrote Opening Up.

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