March 2013

Undercover "tourists" spice up the Paris Catacombs

In “that’s kind of morbid but I like it” news, the famous Paris Catacombs have apparently become the place for erotic photo and film shoots. Musée Carnavalet, which manages the site, says they reject models, photographers, and filmmakers who request to shoot inside the caves every day. It has reached the point where bosses have had to enlist a “catacombs police team” to stop them from posing as tourists in order to slip in and strip down in more discreet areas.


The kink is in the keywords

PornMD, a popular search engine for adult content, has compiled a list of the top ten search terms by country over 6 months. Canada’s results are… mostly unsurprising. Our top three search terms are “Asian”, “teen”, and “MILF”. Other highlights include “massage” and “hentai” – I’m not judging.

View the infographic here.



Planned Parenthood Toronto promotes porn literacy

Coming from a generation who spend most of their teen years playing terrible porn flash games online (at least until PornHub came around), I’m familiar with the phrase “… but I thought girls liked that.”

So props to Planned Parenthood Toronto, who recently hosted a talk for parents and educators with Dr. Marty Klein, a California-based sex therapist and marriage counselor, on “porn literacy”. The aim, according to executive director Sarah Hobbs-Blyth, is to be proactive in giving youth the information to decode porn and understand that it’s “not a documentary” about sex.

Study says sex might make you smarter

A new study from the University of Pavia, Italy, finds that sex, especially with a new partner, could boost memory and alertness. Researchers examined blood tests from new couples, long-term couples, and singles and found that nerve growth in the brain was “significantly higher in subjects in love than in either the subjects with long-lasting relationships or the subjects with no relationships.” They also found evidence that sexually active seniors were less likely to have dementia.

B.C. mom upset over safe sex flipbook

A mom in Nanaimo is outraged by a flipbook brought home by her Grade 8 son after a sexual health class. The book, “Put on Something Sexy” depicts a woman putting a condom on her partner and then having sex when the pages are flipped quickly.

DTES sex workers to receive "know your rights" cards

Collaborative work to ensure sex worker safety between Pivot Legal Society and SWUAV (Sex Workers United Against Violence) have succeeded in having Canada’s prostitution laws declared unconstitutional, and causing the Vancouver police to reexamine

A part of our heritage

Quebec filmmaker Dominic Poliquin has added lesbian nuns to his queer parodies of the Historica-Dominion Institute’s familiar “Historica Minutes”, called “Heritage Minutes”. Surely you remember the Historica Minutes: 60-second shorts meant to encapsulate a part of Canadian history? My personal favourites include “Winnie. The. Pooh!” and the homage to Nellie McClung’s sass (“Nice women don’t want the vote!”)

Zara's Fantasy Land: A Place for Newbies to Dip Their Toes in the TGirl Pool

 Zara's Fantasy Land: A Place for Newbies to Dip Their Toes in the TGirl Pool
by Peter Berton

The growing media fascination with tgirls has led many men to fantasize about shemale sex. At the same time, North America masculinity ideal makes many men too afraid to take the plunge – “what if I find out I'm gay!?”

Zara's Fantasy Land in Toronto, Canada ( is a safe place for Toronto men to dip their toe in the tgirl pool, before they decide to dive in. It is a new tgirl 'massage experience' spa launched by tgirl Zara Aryan (

Health Canada advisory: 18 Again & Stiff 4 Hours

Health Canada has issued an advisory for two unauthorized sexual stimulants that were sold at the Unchained Romance booth at the Vancouver Taboo Sex Show. The drugs, “18 Again" and "Stiff 4 Hours" were tested and found to contain prescription ingredients (sildenafil or tadalafil) that could pose a health risk to users, especially those who have heart problems or are taking nitrates.

Health Canada has suggested contacting them at 1-800-267-9675 with questions or complaints about the products, and consulting your doctor about using them.