Posts Categorized: Features

Scream Queens: Is Horror the New Sanctuary for Women?

Let’s set the scene. A spooky forest, 1980-something. A bodacious blonde teenage girl (let’s call her Tammy) clomps through the thrush, calling for her lost boyfriend Trey who is so annoying and isn’t answering her calls. Not cool, Trey! Suddenly, a horrifying masked maniac leaps from the bushes, holding Trey’s severed head in one hand… Read more »

The cuddle party

Rule #1: Say no. Say it. Your body, your rules. This workshop requires boundaries. We can’t emphasize this enough. No is no is no. 7:38 DCP (During Cuddle Party) A man with shaking hands cries on my neck. We’re nestled together in the corner of an unfamiliar apartment, my waist tucked into his stomach, his… Read more »

The Cuddle Party

7:38 DCP (During Cuddle Party) A man with shaking hands cries on my neck. We’re nestled together in the corner of an unfamiliar apartment, my waist tucked into his stomach, his knee laced over my thigh. We lie on cushions, thoughtfully plumped before anyone arrived. If I twist my head slightly to the left, I… Read more »

Dispelling the kink taboo

I first started exploring BDSM when I was 13 years old. It’s been almost 10 years since then and I’ve spent most of that time feeling my way through the dark. The only way to really learn what your kinks are is to try them, but for most of that time I was afraid to… Read more »

Finding a home away from home

“It looks like the flights are delayed,” Karen informs the dozen of us standing in the small lounging area of Victoria International Airport. “It might be another hour until they arrive.” Karen directs her attention to me. “Joel is writing an article about the project; would you like to ask some questions?” I smile. “Who wants… Read more »