National Sexlife Journal
Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. is meeting opposition from the Canadian Council of Law Deans after applying for accreditation with the Federation of Law Societies of Canada for a proposed law school. The Christian university requires students to sign a Community Covenant Agreement which calls for students to “uphold [all persons’] God-given worth from conception to death,” “reserve sexual expressions of intimacy for marriage,” and abstain from “sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.”
You had me at Violet Blue.
You lost me for a minute there, with the really ugly stock illustrations. But I can forgive that, because The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys is exactly what it needs to be: fun, comprehensive, and CONCISE. I’ll often groan at the idea of reading a whole specialized sex-help book. Not because I’m a perfect lover and have nothing to learn, but because they.
A woman is suing a gynecologist in Quebec, claiming that an episiotomy performed after she gave birth left her vagina too tight for penetrative sex. The suit alleges that a second doctor found “a fairly rigid strip of scarring and narrowing of the vagina preventing penetration”. She is seeking damages of $225,000.
Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine, explained to the Huffington Post why she recommends vibrators to treat vaginal dryness during menopause, in combination with the usual doctor-prescribed topical estrogen creams. Her reasoning includes the phrase “use it or lose it” and a fantastic use of a Mae West quote.
Some risqué (see: awesome) ads for Vancouver’s Science World’s exhibit on sexuality have been banned from bus stops. Ads designed by Rethink Communications, one of which depicts a man lying on top of a woman with casts on her legs, reading “Orgasms kill pain”, and another with a box of tissues, some of which used, accompanied by the caption “Ejaculation fights colds” were rejected by the Pattison Group for public display.
American college students are having less sex than you’d expect, according to a study conducted by Martin Monto, a sociology professor at the University of Portland. Examining the sexual behaviour of young people from 1988 to 1996, compared to that of young people from 2002 and 2010, Monto and co-author Anna Carey found that young, educated people are having sex less often and with fewer partners now. They also found that attitudes around premarital, extramarital, and teen sex have not relaxed, but attitudes toward same-sex activity has.
B.C. newspaper columnists, radio host at On The Rocks, and general badass Lori Welbourne got topless mid-interview with Kelowna’s mayor Walter Gray as she asked about the city’s bylaws on exposed breasts. An apparently uncomfortable Gray explained that while it was legal for women to be topless, he was not suggesting it lest they distract anyone with their… obnoxious nipples, I guess.
Welbourne finished by telling the mayor that she found his earlobes distracting.
Remember Michael Douglas suggesting he got throat cancer from all the pussy he ate? Right or wrong, he was on to something! Health professionals are now saying that throat cancers related to the Human Papilloma Virus are on the rise in Canada, and are encouraging a more widespread use of the vaccine.
Approximately 50 protesters gathered outside the Russian consulate building in downtown Vancouver to protest Russia’s anti-gay laws. Couples and friends of the same sex kissed in front of the consulate building in solidarity with Russia’s LGBTQ+ population.
You may understand at this point that I am not one to be enticed by an erotica anthology with a cover featuring a fireman gently petting a kitten – a (possibly stuffed) kitten which gazes off into the distance with the deadened stare of a war veteran whose seen too much, who can’t lick its paws clean of the things its done. I’m not exaggerating, look at this cat.
And in case you didn’t get it, he’s stroking a pussy. That cat is a metaphor for your vagina. Excellent. Thank you, Cleis Press.
Toronto author and publisher Alan Stransman’s new book, “Badass B***S***: Helping Young Men Identify and Reject Toxic Ideas About Dating, Relationships, Women and Sex”, addresses popular seduction guides like “The Tao of Badass” for what they ultimately are: guides to coerce unwilling women to have sex.
Public health officials in Saskatoon have teamed up with the Avenue Community Centre and the city’s sexual health clinic to promote safe sex by providing free condoms in bars. Available in the washroom areas of 5 bars, like the 302 Lounge, the condoms come packaged with information on free HIV testing. The goal is to bring down the city’s rate of infection, currently one of the highest in Canada.
I could talk about good (and bad) bisexual erotica until I’m blue in the face, but my praise for Twice the Pleasure is in large part to the credit of one story in particular… Damn, Dena Hankins! “Goa” is hands down the hottest story in this anthology littered with hot stories (although other gems include “Walking the Walk” and “Right-Red Flagging”.)
A new study in The Journal of Sex Research found higher levels of general anxiety, social anxiety, and depression in those of the 3,900 heterosexual college students across the US who had recently had casual sex. “Casual” in this case was defined as sex with a partner known less than one week.
Dr. Melina M. Bersamin of California State University, who led the study, says the results "suggest that among heterosexual college students, casual sex was negatively associated with well-being and positively associated with psychological distress."
Health Canada has issued a warning for 8 products pulled from sex shop shelves in Calgary, including Z-Best, Jungle Juice, Colt Fuel, Fetish, Premium Iron Horse, and Blue Boy. The products, labeled as leather cleaners and liquid incense, contain alkyl nitrites that users inhale to get high and heighten arousal. The substance is a classified drug under the Food and Drug Act and is dangerous to people with heart conditions, glaucoma, or recent head trauma, as well as those taking medication for high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, or migraines.
EXTRA, EXTRA! YOUNG PEOPLE ENJOY SEX. WATER WET. FILM AT 11.
According to a survey conducted by Trojan and the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada, university students in Canada are happy with their sex lives, women (80%) more so than men (67%). This could be because, as SIECCAN research coordinator Alex McKay tells CBC, "men and women, particularly young men and women, use different criteria to assess their happiness with their sex life."
Calling all fans of Fifty Shades: Safe Word is a perfect opportunity to shut up, sit down, and experience some genuine d/s erotica. I wouldn’t even be making the comparison, but this sequel to Carrie’s Story reached me after having to enthusiastically (read: fanatically) explain to sexy lit-seekers that there is, in fact, erotic writing outside of bad fanfiction and kink writing that doesn’t treat its submissives like flat, flavourless objects in their own stories. Now I have a great example to point to.
Nova Scotia’s health minister has decided not to find sexual reassignment surgery, a surgery funded in most Canadian provinces. Chair of Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project, Kevin Kindred, who estimates that between 6 and 8 Nova Scotians a year will need the surgery, calls the decision discriminatory.
“Some people travel to other provinces and countries and pay out of pocket for treatment. Many others go without the medical care they need even when such services are deemed medically necessary by a care team of doctors, social workers, and psychiatrists,” NSRAP says on its website.
A new study carried out by researchers from McMaster University in Ontario has suggested a new theory for the fact that humans have not evolved away from menopause. The computer modelling study, which introduced mutations that separately affected fertility and mortality into a fixed population, showed that in scenarios where males preferred to mate with younger females, the mutations which reduce female fertility with age accumulated in the population.
Sex workers and supporters rallied in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Ottawa on Saturday in preparation for the Supreme Court hearing this Thurday that will determine whether current prostitution laws violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Among the two dozen people at Vancouver’s rally was Katrina Pacey of Pivot Legal Society, an intervenor in the case.