DEBBIE LOVE • Creator • Owner • Editor In Chief • Contributing Writer • Debbie Love is a driven sexual revolutionary who is determined to make the world a sex positive, gender positive, body positive, and lifestyle positive place. Her vision spans all sexual cultures, and includes all sexual paths that are based on consent. She is passionate about creating a world that brings greater equality, safety, and harmony to all.
Ms. Love has 12+ years experience in studying and exploring different sexual subcultures, lifestyles, and communities; and has a lifetime of studies in all things related to relationships, communication, and social mechanics. A philosopher, writer, and sexual intellectual, she is so very proud to have created this magazine – a place where people are accepted for who they are, what they enjoy, who they love, and what relationship structures work for them. She firmly believes that by creating a place in the minds of readers – where equality and inclusion reign – it is an important stepping stone toward creating the same in the real world.
ALPHASIREN • Contributing Writer • Edgy and unapologetically unconventional, AlphaSiren is a sex-and-body-positive bisexual hedonist, feminist, and alt-girl/blacksheep. She lives her life shamelessly ‘out loud’ and authentically in hopes of empowering and inspiring others. With (accidental) sex and life coaching tendencies, AlphaSiren is hell-bent on breaking down the taboos surrounding sex and sexuality in our society. Despite knowing from a young age, that under NO circumstance did she want to talk to her parents about sex, (let alone imagine them having it), AlphaSiren developed a curiosity and openness about sex that has continued through her life. A former scientist, she recently hung up her labcoat to write full-time. She now freelances for various magazines and websites, focusing primarily on sex and Vancouver’s subcultures and alternative scenes. Also a blogger with social media hyperactivity, she regularly flips the bird at conformity.
Bridget Reilly • Contributing Writer • Bridget is one of those especially lucky individuals who was raised in an open and sex positive household. She is a straight/open female, who has always been interested in the psychology behind sex, and kink. She is on a mission to create a sex positive environment in Vancouver and, one day, the world! She believes that expressing yourself sexually – in a safe and consensual way – is integral to really knowing and loving yourself… and others. Her articles will be focused around everyday people, and what makes them tick (and purr). She wants to contribute to a forum that is creating a solid foundation for all walks of life to be okay with expressing themselves, and believes that Sex Positive Magazine is that forum.
CAROE SANDOVAL • Contributing Writer • Caroe is an actor, perspiring writer and baby burlesquer, who stumbled back into her creative passions after a Life hiatus. She has written 3 plays – including a comedic cabaret, which she also performed in and directed – and a dark, punk operetta, produced by Spectral Theatre. When not spinning life’s miseries into comedy gold (cough), or learning lines, she is likely to be dancing in dark caves, or on stage at Screaming Chicken’s “Taboo Revue”, or with her sexy cohorts: “The Glamour Squad” with friend and punk icon Jimmy Cummins. She has a deep love of film, theatre and saucy musicals, and is adept at finding any cheap excuse to throw on a wig and glitter. She is also passionate about body-positive, sex-positive, people-positive, normative-bending, narrow paradigm-destroying inclusivity, and opening up humanitarian discourses. Her education combined with life experience has fortified Caroe as a dreamer and doer, and an artist with a conscience. Lastly, Caroe comes armed with a quick wit, disarming manner and a nice set of t*** too! She is thrilled to be a contributor to S.P. Magazine.
LEADA STRAY • Contributing Writer • Leada Stray is a Vancouver based drag artist, who combines fiery passion with a love of individuality, and a fierce desire to impart a sense of pride and joy through the art of drag. In its 10+ years of community involvement Leada has worked on projects ranging from gay marriage rights, youth drag workshops, anti-racism activism, as well as helping organize host and perform for numerous charitable organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. In joining S.P., Leada hopes to reach new audiences and teach the world about living life large and in charge.
LIANNA WALDEN • Contributing Writer • Life is fantastic! The knowledge that we create our reality has led me to take risks externally and internally. I do what I love and feel passionately about. This can change, and I let it, as this motivates me. I try to listen to my gut instincts and, (more often than not), my libido – always heading toward that which feels good and that which I feel drawn toward. Erotica is a big part of my life – exploring and surrendering – and I am having so much fun!
MISTRESS DAIMYO • Contributing Writer • Mistress Daimyo has been active in the lifestyle for over 10 years. She has taught singles and couples, (privately and professionally), and has had many students that she has coached over the years. She is passionate about BDSM safety, sex positive culture, and BDSM equal rights. She is also a firm believer in the BDSM community and the important role it plays. “Unleashed”, is a BDSM editorial column that she hopes will serve the Vancouver BDSM community, and those who are passionate about it. She is intelligent, well-versed in BDSM and has a provocative point of view. Whether you’re new to the community or are very active in it, grew tired of it and left or are curious about joining it, she aims to offer up food for thought… and perhaps even deeds too. Whether you agree with her opinions or not, it promises to never be boring!
RON KEARSE • Contributing Writer • Ron has been an active, out and proud gay man since he was 18 years old (1975). He’s been writing all of his life, and finds inspiration in traveling, art, friends, reading & photography. A sexual explorer, Ron has delved into kink, exhibitionism/voyeurism, erotic photography and has appeared in some gay porn videos, (gasp). He’s co-hosted radio programs, conducted interviews – on air and in print – and has a colourful and varied resumé. Ron has hosted a couple of small art exhibits of his works and has had his photographs exhibited in public shows. His first novel, Road Without End has recently been published and other novels are presently in the works. He’s been living in an open relationship with his partner Steve for almost 30 years.
VIBRATO • Contributing Writer • Vibrato: The Human Vibrator. Has been involved in the Fetish and Kink scene since 1992. Inspired by the Fukuoku Vibrating Massage gloves, Vibrato commissioned the first vibrating massage suit in 2007 and is currently on the fifth version which is a vibrating harness. Vibrato’s goal is too bring the real world of sex positive alternatives to the curious mainstream and promote all safe, sane and consensual play.
He currently lives in Vancouver, BC but travels to International events and loves to offer Vibrating Massage Hugs.