Apr 14

Sex City Spring Membership Drive Show—So Much Fun!

I had a blast hosting this year’s Sex City Spring Membership show! Having Fatima Mechtab from Oasis Aqualounge, Jason Armstrong and Rebecca Kava in the studio made it so good. And we were joined by Taylor J. Mace on the phone for a bit which was a bonus! All these folks do great things in the sex community and them taking their time to help out our campaign was greatly appreciated.

Take a listen to the whole show of sexy shenanigans and please become a member or donate to CIUT—the station that let’s us talk all about sex, sexuality and gender on the air!

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Apr 07

Sex City Spring Membership Drive—April 12!

CIUT 89.5 FM

I’ll be behind the microphone for Sex City’s Spring Membership Drive show on TUESDAY APRIL 12, 11PM-MIDNIGHT in support of our home, CIUT 89.5FM!

For the live show, I’ll be bringing some friends along, including Fatima Mechtab from Oasis Aqualounge, Jason Armstrong, author of Solosexual: Portrait of a Masturbator, and porn producer Taylor J. Mace! You can listen in at 89.5FM in the Toronto are or stream live online!

Fundraising is an integral part of CIUT’s sustainability and we are happy to participate in making community radio accessible to you, our sexy listeners. Check this out to learn more about CIUT and donating, including the many awesome potential perks. 

On our show, I am making this special offer: if you sign up for a CIUT membership ($89.50), you can co-host an episode of Sex City with me (plus get other cool stuff from the station!). You can sign up for this anytime during the Membership campaign by donating online, calling in to the station at 416-978-0909 x206 or stopping by the station. ***ONE NOTE: You have to specify that your favourite show is Sex City and that you want to co-host with Jon! 

We are looking forward to bring you more amazing sex content and hope you can love your radio!

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Mar 26

An afternoon of workshops—Sex City Radio Spring Membership Drive!

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Sex City Hosts offer up workshops in support of CIUT’s Spring Membership Drive – support grassroots community radio while learning sexy skills!
Sunday, April 10 at 1 PM – 5:30 PM
$30 for the day (or $10 per workshop)
Limited space, book now! Please email: cordeliahuxtable@gmail.com
Schedule (see below for descriptions):
– Dorianne Emmerton: Erotic Writing (1-2pm)
– Sophie Delancey: Discussing Desire (2-3pm)
Break
– Louise Bak: presenting short sets from Holly Timpener,
Russell Smith, Coman Poon & Clara Venice (3:30-4:30)
– Cordelia Huxtable: Intimacy (with Clothes On) (4:30-5:30pm)Location: The Bickersteth Room, 3rd floor of Hart House, University of Toronto.
This space is accessible, with accessible washrooms and entrance to the building. All proceeds go to the CIUT 89.5fm fundraising drive.
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Erotica Writing:
Dorianne Emmerton will lead this fun and interactive workshop on erotica writing, providing you tips and pointers, leading discussion topics, and ending with a writing exercise. (No one will be forced to share their work.)
Potential discussion topics:
– How explicit does consent have to be when it’s fiction?
– Should I use a pseudonym when publishing?
– There are only so many words for “cock” how do I stop repeating myself?
Suggestions for other discussion topics are welcome!

Bio: Dorianne Emmerton has short stories in the Friend. Follow. Text#storiesFromLivingOnline anthology, the Beer And Butter Tarts journal, and a personal essay in A Family By Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships. Her erotica can be found in Best Women’s Erotica 2012, Up & Coming Magazine, and online at MetAnotherFrog.com and ForTheGirls.com (pay site.) She is a theatre reviewer, a host of the Sex City radio show, and a general Queer About Town.

Sophie Delancey: Discussing Desire and Fulfilling Fantasies
This workshop will help you to identify, explore and enact your fantasies safely and respectfully. We’ll go over the basics of how to know when something piques your interest, how to research and find content reflective of exactly what you want to see, how to contend with and explain taboo desires, better practices for exploring BDSM, how to role-play a scenario using improv techniques, expectations vs. reality of fantasy fulfilment and how to navigate all of this both solo and with one or more partners. We’ll also engage in discussion of additional topics at the end, so this you’ll have a chance to ask any burning questions you might have about how to get the most out of your fantasy life as well as how to make them happen.

Louise Bak: presenting short sets from:

Holly Timpener has had the pleasure of showing her work all over Canada. She performed in Nuit Blanche Toronto, working with 50 performers creating a moving glacier, taking over the Queens Quay for 12 hours, traveled to New York to present her work in the Itinerant Festival, and had a performative installation at Gallery 1313. Most recently she performed a 6 hour work in the Duration and Dialogue festival entitled HOLD.

Russell Smith is a novelist and cultural commentator. His most recent book, Confidence, was nominated for the Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers Trust Prize. He writes a weekly column on the arts in the Globe and Mail.

Coman Poon is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist, activist, curator and producer working within context of decolonization and intercultural exchange. He actively collaborates with artists, social and environmental justice activists, academics, filmmakers, photographers, video and sound technicians, poets and writers, architects and builders to realize his diverse local and transnational initiatives. His live and visual art practice currently explores the ‘ritual body’ in relationship to natural and built environment.

Clara Venice is is one of the only people in the world that play the Theremin as a proper instrument, which adds an emotional and haunting diversity to her music. She has performed around the world, joined the Barenaked Ladies on their 2014 Cross-Canada tour, and has been showcased at the Music Festival of Beja, The One Man Band Festival, Just for Cats Festival, Word on the Street, NXNE, Spur Festival, IngenuityFest, and Beakerhead.

Intimacy With Clothes On:
This workshop supports participants to connect intimately with each other, in ways that aren’t explicitly sexual. Based in tantric spirituality, as a group we sit and breathe, move to music, mirror each other’s movements, and then finish the workshop by gazing into each other’s eyes. This workshop is designed to help you nourish your own sensuality and find authentic, intimate connection with others. Nothing is compulsory, personal boundaries are upheld and encouraged.

Bio: Cordelia works in the fields of sex, movement, and community building in Toronto. She works with Planned Parenthood Toronto, Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape and YMCA Toronto as an educator, yoga teacher and peer crisis counsellor. She co-founded the community Sex Geekdom Toronto and is a host on Sex City radio. Originally from New Zealand, she feels equally at home in the ocean as she does on city streets.www.cordeliahuxtable.com

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Feb 05

My latest Sex City with N. Maxwell Lander, Rebecca Rosenblat & Kate Sinclaire!

I really enjoyed my latest episode of Sex City. All of my guests, N. Maxwell Lander, Rebecca Rosenblat and Kate Sinclaire project something that is indicative of a sometimes subtle societal shift when it comes to sex-related content: confidence. Each know who they are and what they are creating. Not to say they aren’t human and don’t get nervous! Rather, they know their very public presentations are genuine and worthy. And I greatly appreciate this.

Check out my latest edition of Sex City!

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Jan 26

My Next Sex City—February 2—Rebecca Rosenblat! N. Maxwell Lander! Kate Sinclaire!

On Sex City, I am joined by some amazing folks who are leading the way in sex, relationships, photography and porn!

On TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2, I will welcome some awesome folks to the Sex City studios at 11PM ET on 89.5FM in the Toronto area and CIUT.FM streaming live!

Tune in, 11pm – midnight on TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2 to CIUT 89.5FM in the Toronto area or stream live online!

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Jan 10

First Sex City of 2016! Jordan B. Wright! Soma Stanford! Oasis!

It felt good to ring in the new year with such a great group of guests on my first Sex City of 2016. It was lovely to welcome back Fatima from Oasis Aqualounge to hear about their upcoming 3rd year anniversary edition of Sapphic Aquatica. After meeting at Glad Day Bookshop last month, it was great to talk with Soma Stanford more about her writing of her lesbian erotic novel Jade Wallace. And more about the politics and meaning of Jordan B. Wright‘s awesome songs was a great set up for the launch of his CD,  Everything Blue, at the end of the month.

LISTEN HERE

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Jan 03

My Next Sex City! January 5! with Fatima from Oasis, Soma Stanford & Jordan B. Wright!

It is time to start the new year off right on Sex City with some amazing guests to talk about music, sexy parties and erotica!

On TUESDAY JANUARY 5, I will welcome some awesome folks to the Sex City studios at 11PM ET on 89.5FM in the Toronto area and CIUT.FM streaming live!

  • Soma Stanford is a Canadian doctor and writer who recently released Jade Wallace, a lesbian erotica novel of wild exploration and heart-breaking loss.
  • Fatima Mechtab from Oasis Aqualounge will tell us about their upcoming 3rd anniversary of their wildly successful Sapphic Aquatica.
  • Jordan B. Wright is a trans indie rocker who will be sharing some tunes in advance of the release of a new album Everything Blue

Tune in, 11pm – midnight on TUESDAY JANUARY 5 to CIUT 89.5FM in the Toronto area or stream live online!

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Dec 05

My next Sex City—December 8—Princess Kali! DAME Products! Damiva!

I’m very excited to be hosting my next Sex City because I’ll be talking to some folks who are making the sex world a better place through innovative products and writing!

On TUESDAY DECEMBER 8, I will welcome some amazing folks to the Sex City studios at 11PM ET on 89.5FM in the Toronto area and CIUT.FM streaming live!

  • Princess Kali is a superstar in the kink community who is now sharing her expertise and information on erotic humiliation in her book Enough to Make You Blush. Listen in for a special chance to win a copy of the book!
  • Alexandra Fine, one of the co-founders of DAME Products, created Eva, the world’s first hands-free couple vibrator that set the record for adult product crowdfunding.
  • Chi Chi Sun and Gardiner Smith from Damiva will tell us all about their product Mae, an all-natural vaginal lubricant.

Tune in, 11pm – midnight on TUESDAY DECEMBER 8 to CIUT 89.5FM in the Toronto area or stream live online!

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Nov 10

Sex City Tonight—Fundraising! with Ms Naughty, Heiyishi Zhang & Farzana Doctor!

Tonight’s Sex City is all about supporting our host station CIUT 89.5FM with our Fall Membership Drive!

Listen in as the whole crew of Dorianne Emmerton, Louise Bak, Sophie Delancey, Jon Pressick, Cordelia Huxtable and our awesome techs Oren and Brett celebrate our station CIUT 89.5FM and The Sound of Your City Campaign!

Twice a year CIUT hosts a membership drive to raise funds for the many different initiatives the station embarks on to bring the diverse world to your ears through community radio. We are honoured that we get to talk to you, every week, about the many different ways sex, sexuality and gender influence our communities across the world.

We hope you’ll support CIUT and Sex City by becoming a member with an advance donation (at the website) or you can call in the night of to 1-888-204-8976.

**If you make a donation of $50 or more and are in or can get to the Toronto area, you can cohost an edition of Sex City with me! Drop me a line for details!**

We’ll be joined by some fabulous past guests, including:

Heyishi Zhang’s Gay Mean Girls is a beautiful lesbian short, involving an adolescent figure Lucy who as the prom committee president seeks to establish gay royalty with the customary event. This is sought along a complex draw to her more out lesbian best friend. Some relational tensions glimpsed with a couple of her other girl peers. Heyishi has plans of developing it as a webseries,

Farzana Doctor is a Toronto-based author of three novels: Stealing Nasreen,  Six Metres of Pavement(which won a Lambda Literary Award in 2012 and was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award) and the recently released All Inclusive. She was named as one of CBC Books’ “Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now” and was the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Grant (2011).

Ms. Naughty is an awarding-winning Australian filmmaker, webmistress behind Bright Desire and writer. Her films have been lauded at festivals around the world, including the Feminist Porn Awards and Cinekink NY. She penned an essay on making online porn and porn for women in The Feminist Porn Book.

Please tune in, 11pm – midnight on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10 to CIUT 89.5FM in the Toronto area or stream live online!

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Oct 30

My next Sex City—Playground Con Special!

My next Sex City is one of my favourite shows of the year, highlighting one of the sex world’s great events—Playground Conference happening November 13–15 in downtown Toronto!

This year, I will be joined by special guest host Stephen Biggs on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3 at 11:00PM ET on CIUT 89.5FM to speak with three awesome folks who will be presenting at Playground:

  • Nikki Thomas is a former sex worker and self-described “tuition whore” who started in the sex trade at age 26 to pay for her education. A University of Toronto alumna with degrees in political science, sexual diversity studies and psychology, she has since retired from sex work, and now spends her time as a boring, mid-30s suburban soccer mom.

    From Happy Hooker to Happy Housewife, she discusses her unique experience going from one of Canada’s most prominent and outspoken sex work activists, to a life considerably more mundane.

  • Judi Siklos is a Registered Psychotherapist passionate about healthy relationships, good communication and self-care. She practices within a feminist and anti-oppression framework and will talk your ear off about consent. She is a lover of rope, reading, the outdoors, research studies and animals (actual or otherwise).
  • Mistress Isobel is a Dominatrix in Toronto. She uses role-play and improvised storytelling in her practice. She has worked with devised theatre companies in England and Australia, and has collaborated in radical, subversive art projects around the world including plot-driven pornography and erotica.

Tune in, 11pm – midnight on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3 to CIUT 89.5FM in the Toronto area or stream live online!

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