SocialShopper censors sex seminar

John Ince, co-owner of Vancouver boutique, The Art of Loving, says the daily deal site SocialShopper refuses to advertise an educational seminar on oral sex offered by the store because of the “sensitivity” of the subject.

SocialShopper approached the store and the two businesses entered into a contract, which founder and CEO, Ehsan Baloochy, later “unilaterally” terminated despite Ince’s offer to change the name of the seminar to something even tamer than “Giving Good Head”.

“It’s just another example of what I would regard as censorship of sexual discourse,” Ince said, adding that refusing to run the ad is perpetuating negative attitudes and “preventing a healthy dialogue about sex.”