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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

Casting Call!

Would you enjoy a 15% discount on your in-store purchase from The Stockroom?

Can you be in the Silver Lake area of LA on Thursday from 11:45am to 12:15pm?

Are you willing to appear (fully clothed, we promise) on camera in a short web ad for our upcoming holiday promotions?

If the answer to the above questions was “Yes!” then we want to see you this Thursday, November 14, in front of our Silver Lake boutique. We’ll be shooting a short promotional video, and we’d like to see you there! The video will only take between 15 and 30 minutes to shoot, will not require anything more physically demanding than standing up and walking, and you’ll receive a promo code good for 15% off in-store purchases from The Stockroom retail boutique!

Here’s what you need to know:

Who: You!

What: Be an extra in our Stockroom holiday commercial

When: 11:45am-12:15pm, Thursday, November 14, 2013

Where:
The Stockroom/Syren Retail Boutique
2809 ½ W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Why: Appear in our holiday promo and you’ll receive 15% off your in-store purchase

How: Just show up at 11:45! It’s that easy!

Join Us for A Stockroom University Spanking Seminar!

Snow Mercy Stockroom University Presents:
Spanking? Yes Please!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

4PM to 7PM

Next door to our LA retail store.
Instructed by Snow Mercy

Tuition: $10.00

Spanking is one of the most widespread and common types of BDSM activity, but are you really getting the most out of each swat? Have you been curious about introducing new techniques or tools to your repetoire, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you need assistance broaching topics of etiquette and safety?

All these questions and more will be addressed by Snow Mercy in her Spanking? Yes Please! Stockroom University workshop. Snow’s extensive experience in BDSM includes mentoring other Dominas, performing in fetish and BDSM videos, and providing educational and research expertise for numerous kinky and mainstream explorations of fetish and BDSM culture.

Please join us, Saturday, Nov. 16, at 4PM for this exciting, fun-filled class!

RSVP for this event

Just announced! Snow’s demo bottoms for this class will be Zooey and CherriO (pictured below)!

CherriO

First Impressions of Top Male Masturbation Toys

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 $44.95 ON SALE: $29.95
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 $14.50 ON SALE: $9.50
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.

Support Men’s Health & Celebrate With Us!

Just here for the party? Here’s the Party Info.

What is Movember?

We care about your health, and this year we’re showing it by raising money and awareness in support of Movember, an annual charity event whose proceeds benefit research into the prevention and cure of testicular and prostate cancer, and other men’s health concerns. Participants grow mustaches throughout November to help make people aware of health issues unique to men.

Movember was started 10 years ago in Melbourne, Australia and has quickly grown into a global charity benefiting The LiveStrong Foundation, The Prostate Cancer Foundation, and many others – and involves millions of us who want to get involved and make a difference.

Everyone who donates to or participates in Movember has his or her own motivation. Our Director of Operations, Shawn Gentry, has been kind enough to share his:

“I lost my father three years ago to poor health. He was always very athletic and outdoorsy but, I fear that later in life, my dad fell into depression that led to him fall into poor health which ended his life far too soon. I will never stop wondering if there is anything I could have done to help that would have kept him here a little longer to get to know my daughter and watch her grow up into the beautiful little girl she is today – maybe even getting to see her graduate from high school, college, or beyond. But I’ll never know.

“So, I decided to be a healthier, fitter me and vowed to start eating healthier and less, getting regular exercise, drinking more water – and just taking better care of myself, as well as doing the regular maintenance of getting regular checkups, prostate exams, and spreading awareness whenever I have the chance. This will be my 4th year participating in Movember.

“Part of our mission at The Stockroom is to promote the ideal that making fetish and kink a part of your lifestyle can lead to a healthier, happier you. So, we plan to share tips and recommendations throughout the month of November to show you how.”

How you can help:

FIRST – go to our team page and join our Movember Team, or pledge your support as a Mo Bro or a Mo Sista!

NEXT – if you’re in LA, come to our Launch Party, November 1st immediately next door to our amazing and infamous Stockroom/Syren Fetish Boutique located in the chic SilverLake neighborhood of Los Angeles. (Full details below)

FINALLY, follow our exploits through the month here on our blog and across all of our social networks.

Let’s change the face of men’s health together, and have a lot of fun at the same time :)

Party Details:

We’re hosting a party next door to our flagship Silver Lake retail boutique, and you’re invited! Come join us for an evening of food, drinks, prizes, and a whole lot of shaving cream! Mustache growing members of The Stockroom’s Movember team will be shaving any remaining facial hair at the party, and presenting their baby-smooth faces to all attendees!

This Friday, November 1, 2013
7PM – 10PM
Next door to our retail boutique
2809½ W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Hope to see you there!