December 2012

Sex work activists hope inquiry will change laws

Sex work advocates are hoping that the inquiry report into the investigation of Vancouver’s missing women will help efforts to change the laws that make sex work dangerous.

Understanding the Dynamics of TGirl Attraction -- Part Two

 Understanding the Dynamics of Tgirl Attraction - Part Two
by Peter Berton

In the first part of this series on ‘tgirl admirers’ – men who are attracted to male-to-female transsexuals (tgirls’) -- we asked some of the world’s most notable tgirl escorts what kind of men like tgirls, and why.

In this segment, we dig deeper into the sexual orientation of tgirl admirers, and how tgirls feel about their and their obsession for ‘chicks with dicks’

Companies compete for .gay

Four companies are competing to claim the .gay domain since the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers expanded the options for top-level domains (.com, .net, etc.) in 2008.

One of the companies, dotgay LLC, applied exclusively for .gay and did so as a community-based group. Community status requires written endorsement for their proposal and the group has so far collected over 128 from gay media outlets, businesses, and non-profits, including PFLAG Canada and the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Fantasy Fun in Calgary

 My 20 year career as a custom latex designer has afforded me the unique opportunity to speak openly and honestly with men and women about their sexual fantasies and their sex lives.

Why Christmas-ers kiss under the mistletoe

We might not be as big on the “kissing under the mistletoe” tradition in Canada than as in Europe, where it originated, but it does serve as good fodder for Winter rom-coms and a great excuse to lay one on a hot stranger at your next ugly sweater party. “But... why mistletoe?” you ask.

Well, thanks for the segue, reader! The tradition of kissing under a poisonous plant actually comes from a Scandinavian myth about Baldur the Beautiful and his mom (uh, not in an incestuous way):

Canadian novelist shortlisted for Bad Sex "award"

Canadian novelist Nancy Houson is up for the prestigious Bad Sex in Fiction Award for her book Infared, beating out Fifty Shades of Grey (really?) for the year’s worst-written sex scene.

The Literary Review, organizers of the prize, aim to “draw attention to the crude, badly written, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it.”

Congrats, Nancy!