Obviously I always suggest that you think globally but shop locally. However, that’s not something you can do often with kink (to my dismay.) Of course sometimes you know a great leather guy who does custom work, or something of the sort. But mostly, we have to order our toys online.
The question then becomes: Where to shop?
Of course you can always go to amazon.com, and hilariously, sometimes you’ll find a good deal.
However, let’s talk about some more targeted shopping.
I have always had a soft spot for stockroom.com because they were willing to ship to me when I lived in South Korea.
Sex shops in Korea are very overpriced and have almost no selection.
Therefore, Stockroom.com saved me, and I will always be grateful.
Their stuff is definitely more targeted towards man-on-man action, but there are some awesome toys on there.
My friend suggests Ethical Kink as a good resource.
They have synthetic leather and synthetic hair options, for those who don’t want to use animal products.
I admit that I can’t give up the smell of real leather.
However, I am totally happy to use fake hair on my tail butt plugs, since it lasts longer and doesn’t absorb bacteria.
So, check them out.
For rope, you can’t do better than Twisted Monk.
These guys are awesome, and even include helpful videos on how to do various ties.
You could absolutely have an entire workshop based around everyone buying some rope from Twisted Monk and then following along with their videos.
For crazy-classy collars, Eternity Locking Metal Collars is the most elegant thing you can find.
They are gorgeous, and having owned one, they are also easy to use and very functional. I highly recommend them.
They are not for play, of course. But for everyday kink wear that fits into a vanilla world, these collars are a beautiful option.
There are also all kinds of suggestions online for where to shop, and I think that is a wise way to go.
Always go through someone who is recommended to you instead of a random website; just to be safe.