March Madness at MauiKink.com

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Aloha to all of our friends and customers! Our March Newsletter is packed with information as we gear up for a busy month.

One of the most important pieces of information we want to share is about price changes at MauiKink.com. Due to increases in shipping and higher fuel costs, we will have to make some increases in our prices on select items. We strive to price our items as competitively as possible while still offering discounts where we can for the same high quality of products and service we pride ourselves on. As our stock prices decrease, we pass the savings on to our customers by generally marking down some of our items.

As of March 23rd, our Bondage Rope prices (specifically Hemp Rope) will be increasing. We encourage anyone who has been wanting to place an order for rope, to do so this week so you can lock in the low prices currently listed.

We are currently out of stock on 6MM Hemp Rope but no fear – a new stock is to arrive this week.

Towards the end of March, you will find some of our other products prices increase as well so don’t wait – order now! By April 1st, all price increases or decreases will be set and we hope that many of the price increases will be temporary.

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Ropework & Photography by RiggerJay – Rope by MauiKink.com (Custom “Jewel Tones” Jute Rope

New at MauiKink.com

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Leathersale

LEATHER SALE

In order to make way for some new stock, we are discounting a selection of in stock hides of leather ranging from colorful Suedes, to Bison and Moose in a variety of colors and thicknesses. Some of the sale hides are from custom orders so amount of leather in each hide will vary. From now until April 2nd, all leather listed on our Leather Sale page, will be marked down from 15% -50% off.

The leather on sale will be first come, first serve. Be sure to email us if you have questions or have something in mind and want to know if we have enough of a specific leather.

Just a few examples of items that could be created:

  • Dragon Tails and Dragon Tongues
  • Floggers
  • Cuffs and Collars
  • Leather Side of a Lucky Paddle
  • Leather Cane Handles
  • A Product of Your Imagination!

Send us your ideas or designs to discuss custom creations.

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On March 26th-27th, Graydancer will be presenting his class “Full Contact Dom” at Bound in Boston IX and will have a table set up with some MauiKink.com products.

For our Canadian kinksters – The Traveling Tickle Trunk in Edmonton, AB is carrying a selection of Natural and Crimson Hemp Rope, Natural Jute and Mohair Rope. Stop in and browse their selection of top quality adult toys or sign up for one of their fun and informative workshops such as Polyamory 101 or Intro to Tantric Sex.

The sexy duo, Jay & Georgia, frequent events in the St Louis and Springfield, MO areas and have a small selection of ropes and gear for testing and purchase.

We will be consistently updating our website with event details and where you can find our products. For local friends and customers, we will be showcasing select items at parties and events on Maui and Oahu over the next several months, so contact us if there is something specific you would like to see at the next event.

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A few final notes…

A big thank you to all our customers and supporters – 2011 is off to a great start. Please pass our newsletters along to friends and always feel free to contact us with questions. Email is always the best way to reach us!

We enjoy creating custom designs and items – why buy something that everyone else has when you can custom create your own?

We are happy to give back to the greater kink community by offering discount codes for your local rope group or munch or donations/sponsorships to select individuals, organizations and events. For discounts, contact us with your information and we will discuss options with you.

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Dyed Jute Rope For Sale

Dyed Jute Rope

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Mahalo SpankingWriters.com!

On Christmas Day we received an email from Abel and Haron of SpankingWriters.com letting us know they chose us as “Best Implement Provider” in the 5th annual “Spanking Writers” awards. Thank you!! It is always great to hear from happy customers and the award was such a nice surprise!

If you enjoy spanking erotica, be sure to check out Abel’s stories as well as the books Abel and Haron have published including “The Punishment List: A Collection of Spanking Stories by Abel“. We enjoyed listening to Haron read her story, A Straw Hat With Ribbons on Spanking Cast and urge you to add them to your podcast list!

Courtesy of BadTushy.com

 

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Leave 2010 in the past…

Another year is ending and a new one beginning. 2010 is a year that a lot of folks wish they could forget – heartache, heartbreak, failure, stress, and more discouragement abounded this year from every direction. The negativity that seemed to seep into all the little cracks of the world was enough to last most of us a lifetime.

For us, 2010 was a year of change and decisions – changes and decisions that can make or break a business or a relationship. We like to think we are stronger for not regretting the bad choices or decisions we have made this year and focus on the good we have done and created. Most of the goals we set for ourselves we reached and some were surpassed. We met and made new friends, had some time to travel, pushed some boundaries, took our business to new levels and enjoyed life as much as we could. 2010 was a year for fighting – did you come out on top?

We look towards 2011 as a year of growth, passion, fulfillment and success. Onwards and upwards.

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Last Sale of the Year – Save 15% Off

 

The last sale of the year! Save 15% storewide on a variety of items including – Paddles, Canes, Fire Cups, Hemp Rope, Exotic Ropes, Luxury Ropes, Floggers and much more!

Holiday Shipping Schedule

Spend at least $75.00 and receive a Free 1 Year Subscription to Safeword Magazine (which goes subscription based in Jan 2011) and a Gift Certificate for $10.00 off your next order

Spend at least $125.00 and receive a Free 1 Year Subscription to Safeword Magazine, a Gift Certificate for $25.00 off your next order & a Delrin “Candy” Cane of your choice.

For those who shop last minute, we have some new Special Release and Sale Items listed to be shipped within 1-3 business days. Keep checking out these pages over the next few days for more items to be added.

Support kinksters by shopping at MauiKink.com!

If you are a member of Fetlife.com, join our group, MauiKink.com Gear, to let keep in touch with specials, sales, new items or leave your feedback!

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Our Official Reviewers

We are happy to have some great folks reviewing our products and helping us get the word out about MauiKink.com – Max Lagos, one of our favorite Canadian kinkster’s and the sexy, rope loving couple of Jay & Georgia (Fit 2 Be Tied).

You can check out some reviews of products including a Rattan Cane, Dragon’s Tongue Whip, Rope, Rope and oh yeah, Rope 🙂

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Erotic Awakening Podcast

We enjoy bringing attention to organizations, events and people we support. The newest podcast we enjoy listening to is Erotic Awakening with Dan and dawn. From their website, Erotic Awakening is an informative and entertaining exploration of all things erotic. From sacred sexuality to fetishes, BDSM to erotic spirituality, non standard relationships to alternative love styles, as well as simply fun kink. Each week we present an aspect of erotic life – from “how to” sessions by well known instructors; interviews with highly regarded experts and presenters; event reviews from around the nation; to erotic products and kink media.

Dan and dawn are also well known presenters and the 2010 Great Lakes Master & slave title holders. Recent podcasts have covered topics such as Tantra, Total Power Exchange (TPE), Erotic Poetry, discussions on the difference between “Leather people” and “Kink people”, finding your kinky side, Pony Play and more.

Be sure to check out Erotic Awakening and add them to your podcast list!

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Safeword Magazine

November’s issue contains a hot new Art of Seduction feature article written by one of the coolest new bands, Kinky Notti! Read up on How to Keep IT Fresh! Smoking hot photography from safeword’s Artist of the Month, Chas Ray Krider. Check out his book, Motel Fetish for even more! Emily Addison is the beautiful safeword’s Model of the Month, with featured links! Beautiful poetry, seductive erotica, relationship perspectives and the latest alternative events, shopping, and views.

Love it? Support the magazine by being a contributor. Send in your poetry, erotica, and relationship articles. Support the magazine by becoming a full subscriber. Take part in the early bonus for yearly subscriptions. Sign up early and get free full media issues and $3 off!

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And we’re back!

Whew! It’s nice to finally be home again!

We had a great trip and plan on updating this blog more with all that we did (including pictures) at a later date. Just a quick update for customers who have placed orders with us while we were off island:

Important Information for Orders Placed from Sept. 9th – Present

*9/29/10* Please Note – For all orders placed from Sept. 9th – present, we are back in the workshop starting to process orders. Normal processing times for orders placed on custom creations, bondage rope, books, wood and leather items still apply. Most standard orders placed from Sept 9th – Sept. 26th will begin shipping on October 5th. Rope Spools will begin shipping on October 2nd.

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Karma Pervs, the porn fundraiser created by the fantastic and sexy (oh, and don’t forget, Maui born) gender queer pornstar Jiz Lee, is benefitting the Sharon St. Cyr Fund, Inc (SSC Fund) this September with a kink/leather themed updated in time for Folsom Street Fair.

You can win prizes from Karma Pervs this September including a $75 gift certificate from yours truly, MauiKink.com, and a DVD copy of Speakeasy, autographed by Jiz!

The SSC Fund creates different programs to raise funds to provide hearing aids for hearing-impaired individuals and provide grants to organizations for ASL interpreting services for the deaf and hard of hearing community. The SSC Fund, Inc. also works to assist organizations that are in need of higher profiles and working capital to accomplish missions for sexual freedom, equality, and for organizations that serve sexual minority communities.

What is Karma Pervs? In a nutshell: It’s a porn fundraiser. I choose a charity each month – members see sexy photos for a good cause! I post a unique photo set of pictures related to the cause and at the end of the month 100% is donated to the organization. Sign up to support, see pictures, and also enter to win great prizes!

Have you heard about FearlessPress.com? From the folks behind KinkAcademy.com, FearlessPress.com is the newest addition to the KinkAcademy.com family of sexuality resources, a newsmagazine for kinky & sexually aware folks. Writers and contributors include Sarah Sloane, AliceSin Aerie, Megan Andelloux and more. FearlessPress.com is also giving away a 1 year membership to KinkAcademy.com per week if you follow and RT a link back to them on Twitter!

Here at MauiKink.com, we love The Kink Academy! Check out the new updates on their website including their Youtube Channel, Contests and their 1 Year Anniversary post. Congrats KA, Headmistress Kali and crew on 1 fantastic year – many more to come!

Will you be in San Francisco on Sept. 11th? Sign up for Femina Poten’s “A Taste of Rope” held at the Femina Potens Art Gallery Join Madison Young and Femina Potens for an erotic wine tasting and rope tasting salon where dominant and submissive pairs are invited to explore the sensations of a variety of fine rope including some of MauiKink.com’s Exotic and Luxury Ropes!

Femina Potens, which means “powerful woman” in Latin, conducts multidisciplinary programs that authentically explore the experiences of women, transgendered persons and others living outside the female-male gender binary. Our year-round visual arts exhibitions, media arts events, public arts projects, performances and educational programs explore a wide range of LGBT community issues relevant to the audiences we serve which include queers, women, feminists ,trans, genderqueer, genderfluid,intersex, kink community, sex worker community, sex positive community, partners and allies.

Head over to Graydancer’s GRUE.ME website where you will find updated information on upcoming GRUE’s (along with a handy little countdown clock for the Saint Louis GRUE, Conneticut GRUE and the Madison GRUE) and find out exactly what a GRUE is!

Momentum Conference: Making Waves in Sexuality, Feminism and Relationships through New Media is coming to Washington DC April 1st-3rd, 2011.

Momentum is quickly becoming THE con to attend in 2011. Speakers and presenters include Lillith Grey, Ricci Levy, Shanna Katz, Cunning Minx, Professor Oni and many more.

MOMENTUM provides a safe place to listen, discuss and learn about the ways the web has impacted our sexuality without the fear of reprisal or shaming. It is a space for acceptance and appreciation of diversity, including for those in the LGBTQ, sex-work, BDSM and non-monogamous communities.

During MOMENTUM we will discuss ways to bridge the baffling dichotomies our culture creates around sexuality. While on one hand we have unprecedented sexual freedom, on the other we continue to police sexuality with a frightening vigor. Abortion laws, restrictions on gay marriage, abstinence programs, medicalization of sex, fear of pornography and prosecutions for teenage sexting are examples of one side of the spectrum. The discomfort that strives to make us keep our sexuality hidden conflicts with the use of sex — especially the female body — to sell everything from food to cars to “performance enhancing” products.

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