In a previous Kink Weekly article, The 99 Cents BDSM Toy Catalog, we listed many of the lower priced (can you get any lower than 99 cents?) BDSM toys available there. As many of you already know, the Home Depot-type hardware store (popularly referred to as “The Dom/me Depot”) is also a great source of adult toys. Even that flawed purveyor of BDSM, “Fifty Shades,” began its kinky tale at a hardware store.
We will list many of the terrific toys that are available there, with an eye toward the unusual. Even if you are an experienced Dom/me Depot enthusiast, this “catalogue” might give you some fresh ideas for your next BDSM scene. If you are a beginner, this is a great place to begin!
The first item we recommend is rubberized tool dip. It comes in cans, like paint; dip in any item and it comes out covered in rubber. What a concept! Tool dip is not a BDSM toy, per se. We are not suggesting you dunk some part of your anatomy into it. But, it can help you make a variety of kinky toys or improve some you already have. For example, immerse the (clipping) end of a wooden clothespin, about a half- inch or less, into tool dip. This transformed product has a whole new dynamic. The clothespins stay on longer. They feel different than wooden or plastic ones and hurt more when they are removed. And, they look so cool!
Tool dip is great for making handles for canes. You can buy unfinished rattan canes; sand them smooth and dip one end into tool dip and you instantly have a cane with a great handle! Repeat when dry for an even thicker grip. Or, wrap the handle end with string, for texture, then dip it. Use your favorite color dip for special canes. This stuff is so awesome, there are some lifestylers who tool-dip just about every toy they have – from mousetraps to paddles.
Another popular Dom/me Depot area is the chain department. Need a neat collar for your slave? Ultra-light aluminum chains make a wonderful dungeon accessory – and you cut them to length right in the store. Need a lock to make it look ultra-fetishy? No problem. These stores are a veritable “Collars-R-Us.” Of course, heavier chains for your home dungeon are available here at very reasonable ‘by-the-foot’ prices.
The huge selection of rope at these stores has been written about ad nauseum, so I will limit it to this one sentence as a reminder.
Don’t overlook karabiners as a great restraining device. Easier to use than rope, they are secure, are easily released and come in colors for the fashionistas among us.
Many of you are already familiar with the wide Dom/me Depot assortment of posts, rings and hardware used to make home dungeon equipment. But, this store is a lot more than just hardware. The inventive sadist can find an array of clamps, locking pliers, mousetraps and vices that will elicit an endorphin rush in any submissive.
Duct tapes of infinite variety, sand papers of multiple textures and steel wool of every abrasive intensity line the aisles. The kitchen department features whip sticks, wooden spoons, spatulas and nylon cutting boards. Walk around and let your imagination go wild.
In closing, if you have already taken many BDSM strolls in the “Dom/me Depot,” this article’s purpose is to prod you to go one more time. Maybe you overlooked something, like the wonderful world of tool dip. On the other hand, if you are in a town where there isn’t an adult toy store and don’t want to wait for delivery when ordering online, now you don’t have to. Your personal BDSM emporium is easy to find – it’s right next to the McDonalds!
After a ten year run as head writer for the legendary bondage.com, and an equally long run as the host of the hit internet show “Baadmaster’s Dungeon,” we are pleased to welcome the one and only Baadmaster to KinkWeekly. His thoughts about all things BDSM will now appear regularly on these pages. From the mental aspects of D/s to the nuts and bolts of S&M play, Baadmaster will cover every facet of this ever expanding lifestyle.