This week, Kink.com is moving out of the San Francisco Armory. And because it can't take everything, the company is holding a four-day auction, April 6-9, with the kind of items one might expect from a fetish pornography site.
Though Kink.com's move is still in progress as of Monday, the local auctioneer The Yes Co. posted some of its auction items on its website. There are a lot of everyday wares like lamps and Victorian-era furniture, but the sale also features stranger items like animal cages, a human-sized hamster wheel and even a rack — the ancient torture device.
"For those times when your husband or wife has been misbehaving... or behaving, as it were," Yes Co. owner Kevin Black said.
Kink.com moved into the Armory in 2006 after owner Peter Acworth bought the century-old building for $14.5 million. The building served as the website's film studio for 11 years, until the site saw profits dip due to competition from free websites and a lengthy fight against Proposition 60, which would have mandated condom use on set had it passed in 2016. In February, Acworth sold the Armory to a Chicago-based developer for $65 million.
Since Kink.com stopped filming there, the Armory has served as office space and a music venue, hosting concerts with performers like Erykah Badu and Tyler, the Creator. Longtime concert promotion company Goldenvoice is rumored to be taking over for veteran talent booker Audrey Joseph, so don't expect much musical equipment to be for sale.
Black says that a lot of what will be on sale is available for viewing at the Armory, but he expects even more items will be there after Wednesday, when Kink.com is expected to finish moving out of the building. To see what's available, visit the Yes Co website.