Oct 19

Canzine: This Sunday!

I’ll be at Canzine in Toronto this weekend. This is one of my favourite events of the year. I’ve been selling zines, pins t-shirts and other random stuff there for more than a decade.

This year I’ll be selling my Choose Your Own Sex Adventure books, including the just completed University Orientation as well as sexy and funny pins.

Come on out for a great fun day!

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Oct 17

Quiet on Sex in Words…

I’m head down trying to finish up the next Choose Your Own Sex Adventure book for next weekend’s Canzine, as well as another bittersweet little zine. And more pins! I do love making the pins, I just don’t know how many new ones I’ll be able to get done.
Plus, this weekend is Sex City’s contribution to CIUT’s fall fundraising campaign!
Busy, busy, but loving this creative flow.

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Oct 14

Sex City helps CIUT 89.5FM’s Fall Fundraising!

From The Roots Up! CIUT 89.5 FM‘s Fall Membership Drive!
From October 17-23, fans will be pulling together to support an important and vital resource: Community Radio!

The Sex City crew will be doing our part with a very special show on SATURDAY OCTOBER 22 between 5-6pm. We’ll be welcoming back some of our favourite recent guests, including Teresa Fulker of Stonewall TO, Michael Erickson and The Madame from The Keyhole Sessions.

Call in your pledge to support for a chance to win great prizes, including:
-a copy of @Vulva 101 by Hylton Coxwell
-passes to The Keyhole Sessions
-passes to Fuck U Fridays
-passes to The Everything to do with Sex Show
and more!

You can call us at 416-946-7800 or visit us online at http://www.ciut.fm/index.php/about/membership/ Advance pledges are wholeheartedly encouraged and if you check the site, you can see that there are chances to win prizes with advance donations. Be sure to tell them Sex City sent you!

Tune in the the 22nd as we celebrate sex and community radio!

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Oct 12

Vulva 101: Hard(cover) and Glorious

I was delighted to find a copy of the gorgeous new book Vulva 101 in my mailbox last week. What a beautiful creation Hylton Coxwell has put together. I’d seen the work before in digital form when Dorianne wrote a great piece on the book for Sexlife Canada (Hylton was also kind enough to request a quote about it from me after I interviewed him on Sex City), but that format did not do it justice. The large, coffee table book that came out of the envelope was so much more realized and spectacular. Wonderful print job and paper (ahhh, my roots in publishing) pulled me in and I re-read the whole thing.
A triumph Hylton!

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Oct 11

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It’s our favourite time of the year. A time when others all try to be as freakish as us – Halloween!!!

This year Buddies is gonna have the best fuckin party going to start your scary weekend of fun – Fuck U Fridays- $10.25 Pitchers and selected $2.75 shooters before 1130, with midnight performances by Jenna Syde and ZsaZsa La Bitche. After last months performances and packed class, you don’t want to be late for this one!!!

Calling all Beastie Boys and Backstreet Boys, Vivian Girls and Spice Girls – Whether you like Black Box or Black Lips, White Lines or White Weddings

DJ Triple-X throws down some retro tunes from the 60’s. 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s…along with some 21st century grooves tossed into the mix.
Special guest DJ Poster Boy will rock your socks off!

Dress the part – nerd, scholar, goth, slut, preppie, freak, teacher, stoner, misfit, reject, queer, hoser, rocker, glam, punk, disco, femme, butch, skater, hip hop, new wave, master, servant

Artists you might hear are – AC/DC, Run DMC, Cracker, Madonna, Kylie, Rough Trade, NKOTB, Supremes, Elvis, Def Leppard, NIN, Dolly Parton, Twisted Sister, Sylvester, Chic, Deelite, REO Speedwagon. Journey, Loverboy, Johnny Cash, Japan, Shondelles, Big Freedia, The Adverts, Subhumans, NSYNC, Nina Hagen, Timex Social Club, Luba, Two Unlinmited, Robyn S, Dream Warriors, Afrika Bambatta, Sade, Ministry, Tone Loc, Dead or Alive, U2, Ultravox, Duran Duran, Turtles, Hollies, Grand Master Flash, Vibrators, Joan Jett, Heart, Le Tigre, Divine, Rolling Stones, Adam and the Ants, Janis Joplin, Stiff Little Fingers, Blur, Oasis, That Petrol Emotion, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Devo, Buddy Holly, Bryan Adams, Lords of Acid, Loverboy, 2 Live Crew, Slits, Janet Jackson, Richie Valens, Bill Haley. Bryan Ferry, Doors, Clash, Nivana, Public Enemy, Stranglers, INXS, Snap, Ricky Martin, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Ronnettes, Ministry, Petula Clark, Flying Lizards, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Still Little Fingers, Aerosmith, Patti Labelle, Beatles, Donne Summer, Placebo, Motley Crew, Culture Club, Gary Numan, Cher, Phil Collins, Right Said Fred, Sisters of Mercy, Ace of Bass. MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Dr and the Medics, BB Gabor, Marilyn Manson, Archies, Headpins, Manzone, Cramps, Cabaret Voltaire

Special midnight performances not to be missed

Jenna Syde – Toronto’s ONLY punk rock drag queen!

I’ve been doing drag/performance for more than 3 years now, getting my start at the infamous GAZA STRIP night @ BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE. with ANDREW HARWOOD, I have done various club events with BUDDIES, PROM NIGHT, RETRO ELECTRO, RENDEZ VOUS, etc, As well as worked with Miss Margot and performed @ The Beaver for the opening launch of their GOTH DRAG night, Emerging multi-media, performance art, and of course drag is my main goal, My influences are interpretations of Nina Hagen, Jayne County, Siouxsie Sioux, Wendy O Williams, Diamanda Galas, Pete Burns, Grace Jones, Klaus Nomi, and more. I have a strong link and adoration for the punk/goth/new wave/avant garde movements, and I’m trying to incorporate surreal-socio political performance art as a drag medium

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000652881109

ZsaZsa La Bitche – a rock’n’roll strip show involving knife penetration and blood (truth or dare?)

My name is ZsaZsa LaBitché. Pronounced ZsaZsa La Bitch(e) I am a model, preformer and full time Dork…with a capital D! I enjoy using a lot of different concepts and themes when being photographed and when coming up with new performance ideas. I am the sweet faced girl, the sultry vixen & the bad girl that we know and love all rolled into one… sometimes the bad girl a bit too much(it can be kind of a curse at times),but what you see is what you get-no bullshit just full impact, with a side of ass grab. DEAL WITH IT or don’t…

xXx♥ FB Image Gallery♥ xXx
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ZsaZsa-LaBitche/83135860511?ref=ts

We dare you to keep YOUR clothes on!!!

Don’t be late or you may end up in the Detention Room

Come early and check out Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart” in the Mainspace – http://www.buddiesinbadtimes.com/show.cfm?id=772

Or….

The Comedy Collective in the Chamber
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229828440407117

Friday Oct 28 – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre – 12 Alexander St – Toronto – 1030pm to 230am – Free B4 11, $5.00 After
$10.25 beer pitchers and selected $2.75 shooters before 1130

Requests always encouraged by posting below, or email info@themarsbar.com. CYA on the dance floor!

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Oct 05

Follow Your Bliss At The Sexuality + Consciousness Experiential Symposium

 This event looks like it could be interesting. I can’t make it myself, but I’d be curious to hear from anyone who does.

Follow Your Bliss At The Sexuality + Consciousness Experiential Symposium

Anchor aspirations with practical action.  Be grabbed by the rhythm!

For immediate release

Toronto, October 4, 2011 – Follow Your Bliss presents Sexuality + Consciousness Experiential Symposium, October, 15-16, 2011.  At Loft 404/The Ambrosial Hub, 263 Adelaide St. West, Suite 404, Toronto. www.loft404.com Tickets: Pre-sale $170/Sat-Sun  www.sexandconsciousnesssymposium.eventbrite.com

This first annual symposium is a gathering for those actively cutting paths toward wholeness, healing and sustainability.  In these confusing times and shifting perspectives on relationships, more people are turning to guides, masters and gurus, before entering the bedroom and boardroom.  This event will serve those seekers a smorgasbord of panels, talks and workshops from local and international speakers and facilitators.  Experience a range, from the tame to the wild, the pragmatic to higher consciousness and explore a positive sexuality consciousness that expands beyond gender and shame.

Guest Speakers:

Ducky Doolittle (USA), Sex Educator and author of Sex With the Lights On; Wayne Gendel (TO) of Forever Healthy; Dixon’s Violin (USA), award winning performing artist and music shaman; Kenneth Ray Stubbs, PhD. (USA), founding teacher of erotic massage and author of million seller, Touch of Love, discusses the Anatomy of Energetic Orgasm; Teresa Ascencao (TO) Euphoric Femme art installation, Her Pleasure, Her Desire: Remix.  Darren Austin Hall (TO), blogger and sound healer launches, The Ecstatic Renaissance, a multi-dynamic journey, inspired by the Kalahari Bushmen trance dance.  And more.

Follow Your Bliss Sexuality + Consciousness Experiential Symposium
October 15, 16, 2011                                                                                                                  
263 Adelaide Street West, Suite 404     
                                                                            
Saturday Oct 15th – 8:30am-6:00pm – $100 / Dance Party – 8:00pm-1:00am – $25
Sunday Oct 16th – 8:30am-6:00pm – $100                                                                               
Pre-Sale Weekend Pass including Dance Party $170   

www.followyourblisstoronto.ca
                
PRE- REGISTER: www.sexandconsciousnesssymposium.eventbrite.com

Please add to your listings           

For further information and interviews please contact:
Tricia Sabo – (416) 923-7767 triciasabo@gmail.com

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Sep 30

Sex City: This Saturday!

I’ll be hosting Sex City this Saturday. It is my first time hosting in a few months. Here’s the lineup:

I will be speaking to Melissa Ramos of Sexy Food Therapy, Scott Rayter of University of Toronto’s  Bonham Centre for Sexual DiversityStudies about their new Sex in the City course and Samantha Fraser about the upcoming Playground Conference.

Sex City airs every Saturday from 5-6pm ET on CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto and streaming online to the world on ciut.fm.

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Sep 29

First Toronto Erotica Writers and Readers Meetup was fun!

Thank you all for coming out. It was great to walk in the room at Tequila Bookworm and find some people ready and waiting for smutty word time.
There was some good circulation throughout the room, people were chatting about erotica and learning from each other.
Myna Wallin gave a good talk about her work, and a great story about one of her poem going huge. Literally, huge.
Later on we were treated to three great readings. I have these recorded and will be posting them within the next couple days.
Unfortunately, I had internet difficulties and couldn’t offer the streaming broadcast. I was greatly disappointed in this. But I do think you’ll find it well worth the wait once I do get them posted online.
Definitely looking forward to the next one on October 26!

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