Pornography

Dear Daughter, Let's Talk About Porn - Love, Mom

Erika Lust | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

This is the porn talk. By now you know what sex is (and what fun THAT talk was!), and in all likelihood you know more about porn than I imagine. Sex is a universal human experience, and a private one, which means I wanted you to hear about it from the people closest to you. But over the decades, porn has increasingly become part of the sexual experience, and I don't want to ignore it. Even of it's of no interest to you, you should hear me out, if only to indulge dear old mom.

Sexting Teen Guilty Of Child Porn

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Canada's teens were warned Friday to be aware of who takes their picture and where those images may end up after a Victoria-area girl was c...

Sex, Death And Witches: Movie Frights For Halloween In Vancouver

Allan MacInnis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Allan MacInnis

People like me who get excited about poring over the cheapie bins for bargain-priced cult classics should be positively ecstatic about the October programming at the Vancity Theatre. I talked to VIFC programmer Tom Charity about the VIFC's late October schedule -- including the Vancouver-shot porno chic Sexcula; the inspired decision to have Vancouver's Funerary Call do a live score for Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages; and the two films paired with Häxan: Ken Russell's The Devils -- a serious favourite of mine -- and Dario Argento's Inferno.

Vancouver's 'Porno Chic' Comes Home

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Cult aficionados are in for a treat this week as long-lost B.C. hardcore porn film "Sexcula" receives its first Vancouver screening in 40 years. In...

Your Brain On Porn

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Living

A new British study finds that addiction to pornography leads to similar brain activity patterns found in alcohol and drug addicts. Researchers fro...

Banning Child Porn Won't Hide it From Pedophiles

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Graham Templeton

Try to find some child pornography. Go on. Head to Google, or Bing, or even a porn-specific search engine, and try to devise a search string capable of returning pedophilic images or video. I'll wait. Once you're done, we'll meet back up in the next paragraph. In reacting to the story of murdering pedophile Mark Bridger, who was an avid viewer of child pornography, Cameron leapt to abandon his conservative ideals and swing the hammer of censorship without stopping to ask the single most pertinent question: How did Mark Bridger find this child pornography in the first place?

Facebook Can't Face Breast Cancer Images

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

I had the pleasure of speaking with photographer David Jay about his ever-evolving The Scar Project (acronym for "Surviving Cancer Absolute Reality"). David's photographs are striking. Then I got an email from David last fall alerting me about Facebook's decision to ban photographs from The SCAR Project from being posted on the Fan Page.

Jacqueline Delange

Gen Y's Complicated Relationship With Online Porn

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada Living

Vanessa* was 16 when she first sought out pornography on the web. Apart from a brief brush with adult material before the age of 10 (she searched for ...

What NOT To Learn From Pornography: A Guide For Men

Petra Zebroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Petra Zebroff

Porn can be an exciting, fun and easy way to get aroused. It can help to inspire you sexually and teach you about sex. But porn is "fantasy" and more often than not, a male-centric one. Real-life sex is quite different. If you are learning how to have sex from porn, you may be getting misinformation, especially when it comes to pleasing a woman. Don't get misled. This column contains what some could consider graphic sexual language and topics.

Want New Boobies? A Handful of Advice

Tetsuro Shigematsu | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Tetsuro Shigematsu

Dear A-Cup Asian, As a man who doesn't have breasts, I should point out that I have zero expertise on this matter. But given how that has never stopped any man in the history of the world from weighing in on topics he knows nothing about, here goes!

The Kind of Porn You SHOULD be Watching

Erika Lust | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

Porn is out there, it's accessible, and it's here to stay. Sex and porn are so inextricably linked that it's as impossible to imagine the world without the one as it is without the other. The problem with most porn is that it reflects a weird world of hairlessness, bleaching athleticism and diminutive speech. It's not real, and this can lead to some serious social problems for teens.

How I Will Tell My Daughters I Work in Porn

Erika Lust | Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

When people around me learn of my profession in pornography, they immediately start asking morbid questions. I'm used to this: Society has always tried to control our sexuality. But I'm not so much concerned with society. I'm more concerned with what I'll say when my daughters ask: "Mommy, what is your job?"

CHANGE MY MIND: Should Modern Women Feel Empowered by S&M Porn?

Erika Lust | Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada
Erika Lust

With the recent popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James -- a book which focuses on the relationship between a recent college graduate, and a young businessman with a sexual penchant for BDSM -- people are asking themselves whether this is a topic that empowers the modern woman, or is a fantasy which promotes their degradation and exploitation. What do you think? See if either of our Huffpost combatants can change your mind!

Addicted to Porn

Josey Vogels | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Living
Josey Vogels

Like any other "addiction," I think a porn or sex addiction has more to do with our own abilities to cope and achieve healthy, interpersonal sexual and emotional relationships.