Designates October as National Kink Month

LOS ANGELES—February may be home to the most romantic holiday of the year, but has decreed that another month is the sexiest. According to the company—a leading designer and retailer of fetish sex toys and gear based in Los Angeles—October is National Kink Month. And Stockroom has a full program of planned for the weeks ahead.

The company celebrates with weekly sales in its online adult toy store, coupled with free lessons on the fetish blog teaching readers how to use the bondage restraints, floggers, chastity devices and other kinky toys featured each week.

Why is October kinky? It’s the costumes, for starters: Leather hoods, masquerade masks, whips, and other accessories always make their way into costumes worn at any grown-up Halloween party. But for the team at The Stockroom, it’s the holiday’s spirit of exploration and expression that make it seem the right time to shed light on BDSM and fetish play.

As Stockroom founder Joel Tucker notes, “Kinky sex is based on experimentation, adventure, and exploration of roles and dynamics that are often different from the day-to-day lives we lead. Halloween, for adults, is an occasion for playing with sexy costumes, assumed identities, and the enjoyment or humor in the darker side of life. [Think of The Addams Family.] Kink, Halloween, and the month of October are a natural fit."

Kink Month is more a public education and outreach effort than a sale, and The Stockroom envisions that the proffered bondage lessons and fetish sex tips will continue to turn the public on to safe, easy ways to add BDSM role play to their regular sex life in years to come.

Stockroom’s staff members take their role as a resource for the sexually adventurous very seriously, so the current mainstream interest in fetish sex makes this upcoming series of BDSM lessons especially relevant. Tucker explains, “With the recent popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey books, a lot of people are curious about BDSM and asking questions, but there aren’t a lot of qualified answers. Kinky sex and roleplay often use tools with a learning curve, and this specialized knowledge is beyond the scope of most beauty and health magazine columnists.”

The Stockroom, on the other hand, has a background in sex education. Though best known for sex toys, it also owns Daedalus Publishing, which specializes in erotic instructional books by top sex educators. Beyond this, The Stockroom is one of the world’s leading fetish experts, established nearly 25 years ago as the internet’s first sex toy store of any kind.

Sharing that knowledge through Kink Month blog posts is part of the company’s continuing commitment to fostering better sex. Readers will be able to learn how to tie someone up, for example, while they take advantage of’s sale on bondage restraints and rope. Topics from the very basic—like how to use a butt plug comfortably—to more advanced subjects like nipple torture or medical roleplay will be covered, making the Kink Month lessons a great intro for beginners, but still fun for experienced players extending their repertoire.

Starting now, Kink Month BDSM lessons will be posted each week on, and featured sale items can be found on To receive kinky sex tips and sales updates, sign up for Stockroom’s newsletter.