Monthly Archives: November 2011
What a record turnout for the Polyamory Group at the ALCC…. 20 wonderful people!
Amelia spearheaded today’s topic of Time Management. Very important for everybody, for relationships, and for polyamorous relationships in particular. A variety of strategies were shared, with many personal anecdotes thrown in for good measure.
I’m always struck by how the principles polyamorous people use can be very helpful in all relationships.
– Petal, Vice President
On sunday November 6th was our monthly drop-in day. This was the busiest drop-in day we ever had. We had quite a few new people showing up. Some board games were played. A lot of information was exchanged. Some new friendships were made. And excellent day overall.
Incredibly how little we really know about BDSM and the law and more importantly, what is really legal and what we can get in trouble for. Very important workshop! If you missed it, sign up for last chance Nov.23rd.
Three points I took away:
1) BDSM IS NOT ILLEGAL IN CANADA!!!
2) It is very important that “STOP”, “NO” and “YES” really mean what they mean. Safewords are not reliable!!!
3) You have a responsibility as a parent to keep your kinky things locked and out of sight of your children.
This pilot group was a hit… of course lacking diversity of genders as usual but extremely interesting and fun nonetheless. It’s amazing where conversation can go when it has the freedom to go there… what didn’t we talk about? Some fabulous ideas for activities we can host came up: bachelor/ette auction, nude art and drawing and more! I’m really impressed, so many interesting people with varying experiences and lifestyles… Spain seems to be the place for exhibitionists! Can you think of why?
Well, no matter how hard I try, there is just NO way to cover BDSM basics in an hour an a half. Usually this class is a seminar (3-4 hours) but that is just too long for a Wednesday night. However, we had a record turn-out so thank you all for coming. SAKA (Sexuality and Kink Advocacy) McGill group brought a few people with them and I was happily surprised to see so many long time experienced BDSM’ers attending. Thanks to my lovely demo model Glovedsub… X marks the spot haha (inside joke).
– Contessa Alura
On Sunday the ALCC held its monthly Polyamorous Group, which was very well attended. There was lots of good discussion in both languages. Included in the discussion was how some came out to friends and family as poly, and how to address for instance when someone expresses interest in you (like “do you have a girlfriend?” being asked… Read the rest of this entry