September 2011

Shifting Sex Research: Lauren Albrecht

"Sex is inspiring because it is one of the few commonalities we all share," reveals academic and blogger Lauren Albrecht. "In a complex world, sex brings people together—both literally and figuratively! Whether you are sexually active or not, sex is forever a hot topic, there is always more to learn, and I absolutely love that there is no one way to do it ‘right’."

Turned On to Community Sexuality Needs

“I always knew I had a passion for teaching but it became really apparent during my graduate work, especially when assisting the human sexuality class,” relates Ashley Thompson, of Turned On. “I have a passion for human relationships, especially intimate relationships and I love being able to provide people with this information.”

Sex Work and the Media: A New Perspective

In a time when the public perception of sex work is changing and, possibling, evolving, the media is playing a crucial role in how that perception can be shaped. Do television news shows and newspapers continue to use the same old descriptions of sex work in images and words? Or should outlets work to actively create a better image for those doing sex work.

Pillow Talk: Winnipeg's Kinky Konnections

The role of community, in many parts of our lives, can often be understated. Without a peer group, a support network or just references to others like you, personal development and growth is challenging. This is particularly important in terms of sex and sexuality. While some are fine with, and accepting of, their sexual needs, others greatly benefit from talking with other about their needs, desires, kinks and fetishes.

Your Local Neighbourhood BDSM Gear Makers: Storms of Pleasure

Experimenting with bondage, or even introducing the idea of BDSM play to a partner can be quite intimidating. Finding that middle ground between passionate love-making and full blown kink can also be a challenge. Investigating this world through the products of Storms of Pleasure Delightware Inc. can be a solution to this problem.

Peep and Show: Upcumming Across Canada September 3—September 9

There are always great sex events happening across check. Check our listings every week to find out about that. And if you have an event, please list it on SLC!

Victoria
Extended Teasing & The Art of Foreplay

Vancouver
UNDER THE SEA Fetish Fashion Show Gala & Long Weekend Party!

Hell yeah, Bi Men Exist!

You know, it is really nice to finally know that I exist. I was starting to wonder if I am just a figment of my own imagination. But nope, science says so. I’m a bisexual man and I do, in fact, exist!

Short Skirt Butch: Poly, Break-ups and Indentity Explored

“Personally, I have never been in a triad relationship,” reveals playwright Lee-Anne Poole, creator of Short Skirt Butch. “But as someone who is generally polyamorous in my relationships I find the dynamic pretty darn fascinating. Relationships can be hard and complicated. Feelings are complicated. Non-monogamist relationships are often viewed as even more complex.

Erotic Photography: Come at it from All Angles

'Cock your hat—angles are attitudes.' - Frank Sinatra

A great trick to infuse your images with attitude is to get cozy with angles. Sometimes they help to make your subject look more flattering, sometimes they draw the eye in a more interesting direction than a straight on shot would and sometimes they help add a subtle punch to a picture that takes it from 'meh' to marvelous.

Here are a few ideas on how to try out new angles in your images: