February 2012

53% of Canadians are Doin’ It to Music

A survey commissioned by SiriusXM Canada recently found that more than half of Canadians like to tune in when they’re turned on. This is especially true for Quebecers and 45-54-year-olds.

"Emotions have a stronger link to our auditory stimuli versus visual so what we hear, or don't hear, during sex has the ability to affect what happens between the sheets," said sex and relationships expert Josey Vogels.


Taboo Sex Show Cancels Abbotsford Event Due to Religious Opposition

Opposition from the Christian community in Abbotsford, B.C. has caused the organizers of the Taboo Naughty but Nice Show to call off the event. Canwest productions cited “Christian fundamentalists” among the reasons the show was cancelled.

"That Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show is a perversion; it's a distortion of what the man-woman relationship is to be," said former mayoral candidate Gerda Peachey, who had been speaking out against the event for months.

Canwest is considering bringing the show back for 2013.

Trans* People Could Face Flight Ban

NDP MPs have drafted a motion to rescind a recently added section to Transport Canada’s Identity Screening Regulations which states: “An air carrier shall not transport a passenger if […] the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents” out of concern that it allows for discrimination against trans* people.

Poem: Boundaries Disappear

by Karen Elstone
Hot and humid
We make passionate love
All bodily fluids combine…
Boundaries disappear…

We swim together as one
It’s as if nothing else exists
When we kiss…
Sometimes a hot passion…
Other times a warm tenderness
It doesn’t matter either way
There is a sense of eternity

With or without words
We communicate
We sense each other’s needs
There is a constant desire to take care
Of one another

Toronto’s Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair

 Toronto’s only Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair (EACF) returns for its sixth year on Saturday, February 11, to celebrate the city’s diverse erotic artistic expression in crafty and quirky ways.

Presented by the Queen West co-operative sex shop, Come As You Are, this year’s EACF will feature free admission, extended hours and more vendors, along with the introduction of a cabaret performance following the fair and an after-party, all held at The Gladstone Hotel.