November 2012

Sex toy sales on the rise thanks to NHL lockout

Canadian’s burned by the NHL lockout this year are finding new ways to pass the time, or in Alberta's case, fill the hole(s).

The lack of Hockey season is steering Albertans toward other modes of entertainment – causing sex toy sales to rise. Alberta sex shops have seen a 15% increase of sales of sex toys, games, videos and lingerie since October.


Understanding the Dynamics of TGirl Attraction: Part One

 Understanding the Dynamics of TGirl Attraction: Part One
by Peter Berton.

When it comes to understanding human sexuality, one of the great puzzlers are men who are attracted to male-to-female transsexuals; ‘tgirls’, for short. It is common for ‘tgirl admirers’ to seek the most feminine tgirls they can find – and yet to lust after that girl’s male equipment.

Pfizer’s patent on Viagra invalid

The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously decided that Pfizer Canada Inc.’s Viagra patent is invalid as it did not disclose the exact chemical compound effective in treating erectile dysfunction (sildenafil). The generic drug company Teva Canada was one to challenge the patent and will now be eligible to put it’s own version of the “little blue pill” on the market.

The court decision’s clarification of disclosure requirements for patents will apply to all patents in Canada.

Los Angeles initiative to regulate condoms in porn passes

Measure B was passed in Los Angeles on Nov 6th, promting threats from the industry group Free Speech Coalition to move production elsewhere. The measure requires all porn actors filming in Los Angeles County to wear condoms during all vaginal and anal sex scenes and for producers to pay for an additional public health permit.

Sun Media's Canadian sex survey

The results of Sun Media's fall Sex Survey, conducted by Leger Marketing, show Canadians “fall in the middle” on the global scale of sex, according to Alex McKay, associate editor at The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality and research co-ordinator for the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada.

"Where we're unique is that we share with Europe a greater tolerance for different lifestyles and practices, but also share Americans' conservative views on extramarital sex."