Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blizz Arts and Crafts Street Sale

Come join some of the lovely ladies of Lickety Split as we hawk our wares during the St-Laurent street festival! What could be better than a chance to indulge in your two favourite daytime activities--drinking and reading smut. This time without the public shame!

Obvs, there will also be some other creative and crafty goods to check out, including beautiful skirts designed by one Lara Kaluza. Also, a little birdy told me there might even be some issues of Subversions on hand for those of you who haven't already got your sticky little fingers on a copy as well as issues of the ever popular Dead Dolls zine!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 31st
Blizz Arts and Crafts Sale
1-7 pm
3956A Boul. St-Laurent

FB Event

Friday, May 29, 2009

Solo Sex! Exploring the Ways We Make Love to Ourselves

Hey there radio lovers, Audio Smut needs your help in breaking masturbation out of the closet!

Got a story about the craziest place you ever masturbated?

Or one of the following:
Once upon a time: masturbation as a kid
The guy in the bushes: Stumbling on the public figure
Are you a circle jerk?
Do you use mice?

Got a great or a cringeworthy story that you'd like to share?

We're looking for short anecdotes for traditional interviews but also for anonymous stories to be used as the basis for a radio play.


Facebook event

Audio Smut! official facebook group

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Save Montreal's Red Light District!

Ok, folks. Shit is going down right now in Montreal's red light district. As Angus developers move closer to the date of fruition on their proposed "development" of the Quartier des Spectacles, the livelihood of the area's sex workers and the existence of historic businesses on le coin are being seriously threatened.

As articulated by scholars and activitsts concerned with sex workers rights, "revitalizing" areas known for prostitution only serves to further isolate sex workers-- making them less accessible to their regular clientele and leaving them more vulnerable to violence. Furthermore, the threat to such sex positive, queer and trans friendly establishments like Cafe Cleopatre is an assault on Montreal's rich tradition of cabaret--one which, during the 1950s when sex reassignment surgery was illegal in Canada, provided a space for transsexual women to work and live as women.

Currently, there are two more public consultation meetings where you can have your say in regards to these proposed "developments."

"As indicated last night in their presentation and responses to various concerned citizens at the first public consultation meeting (organized through the Office of Public Consultation) Angus development does not care about retaining a relationship with the history of the red light district nor with merging their architecture with the surrounding remaining buildings. Angus dev. never intended for the term "cleaning up" to be attached to their efforts, as "this is a new epoch", they do not want to "re-vitalize" this sector but tear it down so that nothing remains of what it once was.

To keep this brief, I urge anyone who is concerned about cultural elitism, gentrification, sex workers rights, travesty theatre, historical architectural, expropriation etc etc. to GO to the next public consultation meetings held at The Hoilday Inn in Chinatown, 95 Viger Ouest and ask questions!" -Amy Rae Hudston

May 25, 7:00 p.m.
2-22 Sainte-Catherine - Architectural concept and urban insertion and heritage

May 26, 7:00 p.m.
Quadrilatère Saint-Laurent - Architectural concept and urban insertion and heritage

For more info on the history of cabaret in Montreal and its connection to the everyday lives of transsexual women during the 1950s and later, check out C'était du spectacle! by Viviane Namaste.

Want to learn more about sex worker's rights and the fight against gentrification and 'moral' revitalization efforts?

Deborah R. Brock- Making Work, Making Trouble: Prostitution as a Social Problem

Bound, Not Gagged

Image via Beavers Abroad on Flickr.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

TED: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Orgasm

Here's a neat TED talk I stumbled across where author Mary Roach discusses some interesting, sometimes slightly creepy and often hilarious, little-known facts/hypotheses about the orgasm.

Peep the 12 minute mark on how to stimulate a sow's clitoris and stay 'till the end to learn the world record for the farthest shooting sperm.

Forget holding your breath or any of that other nonsense. The next time you get hiccups, you''ll know what to do!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Joy of Jelly

Check out this great little doc about fat positivity and burlesque by Joyce Nishioka.

Having boutte (bootay!) as your maiden name?! Now that's serendipity!

Thanks to Phuong L. of Joy Toyz for the tip!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Weekly(ish) Video - Sugalumps

Love, love, luuuuuuve Jermaine and Brett! Also, I'm pretty sure this should be my lover's theme song considering his penchant for flaunting the sugalumps around our house like nobody's business. Dude, it's okay to wear underwear sometimes. I won't forget about them later, I promise.

Full disclosure: I haven't actually watched the second season of Flight of the Concords yet, but apparently this clip is from the episode where Jermaine becomes a street hustler. This could indeed be problematic, however, I don't really see anything problematic about enjoying the serious dance breakdown in this vid. Jermaine has such a pro head roll going on I should be taking notes for my burlesque performances.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Feminist Porn Award Winners!

Ok, I know these were announced a little while ago, but I'm still dying to get my smutty little paws on all of these flicks!

The 2009 Good For Her Feminist Porn Award winners are:

Hottest Kink Movie
Perversions of Lesbian Lust Vol.1 | Madison Young; Madison Bound Productions

Steamiest Trans Scene
Crash Pad Series 2- Unlocked | Shine Louise Houston; Pink and White Productions

Sexiest Straight Movie
Intense Desires | Eli Cross ; Lennox Films

Hottest Mature Couple's Movie
Bill and Desiree: Love is Timeless | Tony Comstock; Comstock Films

Most Sensual Softcore & Golden Beaver Award for Canadian Content
Man of My Dreams | Mimi Balfour; Cleopatra Productions

Steamiest Educational Series
Red Hot Touch Series | New World Sex Education

Sexiest Dyke Movie
One Night Stand (Pour Une Nuit) | Emilie Jouvet; Hyst Productions

Most Deliciously Diverse Cast
Roulette | Courtney Trouble; Nofauxxx Productions

Heartthrob of the Year
Dylan Ryan | For work in Strap-on Motel, Sex Mannequin, Crash Pad Series Volume 3, Champion, Perversions of Lesbian Lust: Volume 1 and Lesbian Life: Real Sex San Francisco.

Heartthrob of the Year

Tyler Knight | For work in Chemistry 4 and Intense Desires

Indie Porn Pioneer
Madison Young

Movie of the Year
Champion | Shine Louise Houston; Pink and White Productions

Honorable Mentions:
Voluptuous Biker Babes | Carlos Batts; Adam and Eve Pictures
Matinee | Jennifer Lyon Bell; Blue Artichoke Films
Couch Surfers: Trans Men in Action | Trannywood Pictures; Brazen Garage Squad Productions
Skateboard Kink Freak | Maria Beatty; Bleu Productions
Barcelona Sex Project | Erika Lust; Lust Films

Yeehaw! Let the feminist wanking begin!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Best Maga/Zine: #3 in the Best of Montreal Readers Poll!

Ch-ch-check it OUT!

Slowdance Night - Spring 2009 Edition!

With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance, Slowdance Night has all slow songs, all night long!

It's high school with a happy ending, and it's queer, senior, and couple-friendly too.

PS. Fantastic and inspired attire, while desired, is not required.

"Relive the prom without the angst." - the Canadian Press

"In an age where physical contact is a scarce commodity, an event that brings strangers safely together is long overdue." - The Montreal Gazette

"I really like hugging people, and this is like, a five-minute hug." - Telyn Kusalik, one of our guests
Mainline Theatre
3997 St-Laurent Blvd. (Just south of Duluth)
Friday, May 29th, 2009!
Doors at 9:30, Dance from 10 PM - 3 AM
$10 admission includes your dancecard!
(Note: the dancecards are blank. We do not set you up with anyone. If however, you wish to ask someone to dance to a particular song, there will be pencils at our Signing Station. We merely list all the songs that will be played during the evening in it.)

For more info, please visit the Facebook event page or join our Facebook group, "Slowdancers of the World Unite & Dance Slow"!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blow to Make Bigger

Check out these 'aww shucks-clever' promotional balloons for an exhibit on "Exploring the Pleasures of Oral Sex" at the NYC Museum of Sex. Astutely, several bloggers have already pointed out the need for balloons with female identified people on them. After all, grrrls do like the muff-diving.

Kinda makes you wanna start designing your own series of sexy genderqueer balloons, doesn't it?

Images from Fleshbot via Copyranter

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Woof! Pets in Porn

Maybe you've been there. You and your loverrrr are getting frisky, making a little amateur porn and then, all of a sudden, Mr. Fluffertons wanders into the shot.

Apparently, pets making unexpected cameos in sex vids is so prevalent these days there's now a site dedicated to documenting their porn debuts.