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Welcome to our collaboration with the Leveller: their newest column focusing on sexual health and pleasure. We’ve teamed up and are providing you, our valued readership, with a forum to ask questions related to those quirks, queries, and curiosities you’ve always harboured and didn’t know whom to ask. Well, now is your chance! Please submit your questions to editors.the.leveller@gmail.com.  
So you’re on the prowl for a delicious Dominant or a sexy submissive. Maybe you’re receiving messages from submissives or Dominants looking for someone just like you. So…who is this ‘you’? And how do you know this person will be a good fit for your fantasies? Asking sounds easy, right? Here’s how that sometimes goes...
Dear Venus, As a cis-gay man, safer sexual practices are very important to me. Unfortunately, most organizations around Ottawa think that condoms are the only freebies worth distributing. As such, I often have to resort to buying lube. Could you elaborate on the importance of lube and what each kind is for?-Chafing in Chinatown
The LGBTQ+ community now has more children's books that are inclusive and wonderful than we ever did and the Ten Oaks Project has teamed up with Venus Envy and Family Services Ottawa to run a book drive to collect some of these amazing books! We are aiming to create a travelling shared library that will be used by Ten Oaks Project and Family Services Ottawa, as well as our community partners at...
TOP 5 MYTHS ABOUT GROUP SEXBy Luna Matatas Threesomes, orgies and gangbangs…oh my!Group sex can be an incredible way to try something new with your partner, to explore your own fantasies and to experience sex with more than two bodies. Group sex can also amp up our insecurities and awkwardness. Going into group sex with an open-mind and self-awareness of our expectations can help make your...
It’s been a helluva month for queers, folks. Most especially for Black queers and queers of colour.
You probably know this. A few days ago, a shooter killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. That was how it was put when I first heard about it. I was lying in bed next to my partner, waking up in a sunny Sunday bedroom. My eyes weren’t open yet. She saw the headline on her phone and read it aloud. They were the first words I heard that day. They pierced through my morning fog, a...
The book review blitz continues! I’ve got some other stuff in the works, too, including two more book reviews, a couple of film reviews, and a blog format update I hope you’ll like. Stay tuned! For now, read on to learn more about a book that’s well worth a bit of your time. ***
Here’s review number two for 2016! *** Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships by Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson
Here’s review number two for 2016! *** Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships by Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson Michaels and Johnson have written a concise little book with a hybrid mission. The results are mixed, in part because they set a high bar for themselves going in, and proceed to reach it, at least at first.

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