PupLuvyvr & The Evolution of Leather.

The Vancouver Leather scene is about to go through a metamorphosis.  It’s one that has been quietly growing, and now, it is about to burst onto the scene.  Pupluvyvr is a local event producer, a very passionate Leatherman, and fetishist.  He believes in both of those communities (Leather and Fetish) with real fire, and it’s…

Beyond Monogamy

Growing up, most of us are taught that one day we will find – and fall in love with – our one true soul mate, get married, have a family, and live happily ever after. This is the conditioning of our current monogamy-based society. Why does monogamy sound so much like monotony? Is it just boredom,…

RUBBOUT: GEAR UP for action!

The RUBBOUT WEEKEND is one of the gay fetish community’s annual highlights in Vancouver, BC.  And well it should be, given that it is one of the longest running events of its kind in the city. 2014 is the 23rd installment of the Vancouver Rubbout party weekend for men who like rubber and fetish, and…

WHY KNOT the movie: Breaking the silence on monogamy.

Why Knot is one filmmaker’s courageous journey into a forbidden horizon. Dhruv Dhawan is the creator of the critically acclaimed documentary From Dust in 2005. He lived in India and Dubai, until he decided to continue his education by getting his MFA in Film Production at UBC. When he arrived, he communicated with a wonderful woman,…

Monogamy Vs. Open Relationships

It’s nobody’s business, and every relationship is as individual as the people involved in it.  There is no right or wrong about relationships, they just are.  That should all be common sense, right?  And yet, in the gay (male) community, the debate over relationships being monogamous or open, rages on! Not long ago, (on a…

Rose-Coloured Glasses

Well. I certainly know what section I am going to be shopping in! Thankfully, I googled the Shopping Mall instructions from home*. (← This is not really true. I did not Google instructions from home, to do so, would be superfluous.) Mall Instructions: Exit Skytrain or bus and simply follow the loud, shrill, wailing notes…

December 17th: Sex Positivity in action.

There are so many ways to gauge how sex-positive a culture is (or isn’t), but perhaps the easiest way to tell how comfortable a culture is with sex, is to take a look at how sex workers are treated.  And it is for this very reason, that I am so passionate about this particular date…

The “April O’Peel” Interview

April O’Peel – Burlesque Performer CS: For those folks who aren’t yet familiar with you, how would you describe your act? AP: I guess our philosophy, for a few of us at (Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society), of your persona is “you on your best day, times a thousand!”, so I feel that my character is…

AlphaSiren Supports the Mo

Autumn is the time when we rediscover our sweater collection, eat too many carbs, bang by the fireplace to a soundtrack of sexy slow-jams and set our clocks back. It’s also the time when we pay attention to various health issues affecting both gals and guys. Last month, the focus was on Breast Cancer Awareness…

Kitty Nights’ – Lou Reed Tribute

“I’m waiting for my man Here he comes, he’s all dressed in black” – from Waiting for the Man, lyrics by Lou Reed (source: http://www.elyrics.net) The air was abuzz, and thick like honey, Sunday night, Nov. 10th at the Biltmore, home of beloved weekly burlesque show Kitty Nights. But this night, something extra special was…