Kink in Halifax isn’t anything new. There have been several BDSM groups over the years that have gone extinct including PALS (People in Alternative Lifestyles), Xcorrigia, and Illusions play space.
The Society of Bastet, established in June of 2009, is one of the first groups to get its own permanent “community” play space within HRM from where they facilitate weekly play parties, events and workshops. Recently, SOB began Orientation Meetings to introduce kinksters who are interested in becoming members to the club.
Halifax is a city that has a reputation for being rather conservative when it comes to “sex”.
With only a handful of sex shops serving a city of 360,000 people, some folks thought when the Everything to Do with Sex Show came to town last year, it might be their first and the last. However, the show went on this January with nearly double the vendors from the previous year with a variety of sexy wares, saucy seminars and even a kinky dungeon mainly staffed by the Society of Bastet and coordinated by Master John.
News media is notorious for reporting on negative aspects of sexuality. When searching google news for “sex” an overwhelming majority of the stories concern sex offenders, assault or Tiger’s supposed sex addiction.
Media loves a controversy, and even more so it loves a sexy one.
When a group of angry villagers take up pitch forks to a cause, news agencies are going to take notice. However more often then not when it comes to issues of sexuality, it takes only a few negative voices to get prominent attention
A new Canadian study on infidelity publish in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, has revealed gender differences in the feelings of guilt that men and women experience after cheating.
The study lead by Maryanne Fisher, a professor at St Mary’s University in Halifax found men feel guiltier following sexual infidelity, while women feel guiltier after emotional transgression.