June 2011

Preaching the Good Word of Tassles: Fogtown Follies Burlesque

“We have to go about it a bit differently here than in a city where the burlesque scene is more established or accepted,” admits Marie Noir of Fogtown Follies Burlesque. “We’ve had to educate Prince George and ease them into the idea of burlesque, but a lot of people here still don’t get it.”

They might not be getting it right away, but there’s no way the people of British Columbia’s Northern Capital will be able to resist the temptation of the Fogtown Follies for long.

Sex is Her Niche: Danielle Stein

“Sex is everything, happily admits Danielle Stein, Volunteer Outreach Worker at AIDS Committee of York Region (ACYR). “I think sex, I talk sex, (apparently) I emanate sexuality, I just can't get enough of it. To me, sex is an expression of self more than just an act. It makes up who I am, how I act, how I feel and gives me my ‘get up and go’ energy. The pursuit of sexual knowledge makes up the majority of my day and I feel as though I can never be filled. The more I learn the more I want to know.”

Less is More: Backgrounds in Erotic Photography

Some of the best ways to ensure a great photo are also the easiest. Case in point: backgrounds. Few other aspects will completely change a photo from amazing to awful faster than a bad background. This one, however, has a very simple fix.

Less is More

Tied to Beautiful Images: David Lawrence's Rope Bondage Photography

“Japanese inspired rope bondage is a beautiful expression of raw sexual energy with coarse rope on the soft sensual flesh of a women,” reveals photographer David Lawrence. “That is what the appeal is to me. A woman who surrenders to the rope and the energy that she exudes is intoxicating. Very beautiful. There is an intense beauty and in some cases a raw sexual energy that, when captured on film, is inspiring.”

Plaything: Brainwave Head Massager

Imagine a big metal spider slowly descending onto your head. Now imagine each of the spider’s legs are covered in soft rubber. Essentially, it’s an instant brain orgasm. I’ve tried a few of these before, like the copper one that has bendable legs. The Brainwave Head Massager is by far my favourite. The legs are actually thin enough to bend by themselves to every bump and curve on your head. Using this funny-looking tool has a few different purposes.

Pillow Talk: Talking Casual Sex with Jocelyn Wentland, Sex Researcher

Many of us will relate—with keen interest—to sex researcher Jocelyn Wentland’s area of study: casual sex.

Your Local Neighbourhood Upscale Lifestyle Club: The X Club

“What sets X Club apart is that the club is extremely clean, safe, mutually respectful and always welcoming,” offer Shawn and Jenn of The X Club. “It encourages open expression without judgment in a very subtle way.”

Peep and Show: Upcumming Across Canada June 18–June 24

Here's a sample of some great sex-positive events happening across Canada this coming week. Check out more in our listings!

Victoria
BONDAGE FOR SEX

Vancouver
Butt Seriously

Edmonton
Alberta Rope Lovers Edmonton - June Practice Night

Sex Work and the Law: The debate has been raging for a long, long time.

In 1786 BCE, the Babylonian king Hammurabi legislated the protection of prostitutes’ inheritance rights. In the Code of Hammurabi: “If a…prostitute, receives a gift from her father, and a deed in which it has been explicitly stated that she may dispose of it as she pleases ... then she may leave her property to whomsoever she pleases.”