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Bondage & Kink! / Ligotage et Kink!

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Sunday the 15th of May saw a lot of kink, from bondage to bringing kink out of you and not needing to feel any shame. We had a Bondage 101, Conscious Kink, then the Bondage Practice group!

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BDSM & The Law, and Bondage Group Fun

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In the BDSM & The Law workshop, Maitre Corbeau covered a lot of important things for people to keep in mind when it comes to BDSM and dealing with law, and why there is still some progress to be made. It is important for people to know their rights, and how to deal with things should police be called when playing (keyword: playing/sceneing, not actual abuse!). So much more still remains to be done to ensure we can play without worrying! Read the rest of this entry

Drop-in Day Returns, Tips For TG and Alt Lifestyles /

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The Alternative Lifestyles workshop gave a quick look into what we, the ALCC/CCVA are essentially about, and the various alternative lifestyles and marginalized identities and sexuality and what they are. It even brought in more membership!

The Drop-In was an informal meet n greet, with people getting the chance to asked questions about the ALCC, and the alternative lifestyles as well. And there was even chance to share a laugh or two!

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Concordia Sexpo 2016!

The ALCC/CCVA was at Concordia Sexpo for another edition Feb 10-11, and it was great!

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Whip it, whip it real good (well… err… flog it!) / Whip It, fouettez il bien réel (bien … euh … flog it!)

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A whole lotta of flogging going on! Then after that…. bondage!

First was the Flogging 101 Workshop, given by Contessa Alura. People learned the basics to get started and reducing the risk. Where to hit, where not to, and some techniques to get started. Sara Jay even demonstrated to a few how to start at florentine!

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Thank you everyone! – Salon de l’Amour 2016 – Grande merci a tout!!!

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January 15-17 the ALCC/CCVA was at the Salon de l’amour et de la seduction in the “Kink Corner.” We provided information, education, demonstrations, and educational stage presentations. The Vac-bed’s were unbelievably popular, as well as the violet wand! So many people were volunteering to try out different activities at our different play stations!!! All our communities were represented  (Poly, Trans*, Bi/Pansexual, Swingers, and Asexuals)! Thank you to all those who volunteered to help make this such a success and to all who stopped by!

– Vanessa

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ADDENDUM by Alura:

A LONG OVERDUE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEARS (2016) SALON DE L’AMOUR. John, Mikey, the amazing sound staff,

the wonderful set-up crew, of course our main coordinators Vanessa and Sabine, all the amazing ALCC volunteers (Martine, Empress Mystique, Sir Mad, Zeffen, Maitre Corbeau, Mermagirl, Sara-jay, Paul, Steph, Brain, Danyboy, Koneko, Dungeon Lord, Annie, Eric Cote, Josianne, Lady Arsenique, the huge number of volunteers for our Poly table that Eric Cote organized Read the rest of this entry

Alternative Lifestyles, and the Gender Spectrum Day!

tgOn Sunday January 3rd we had our Alternative Lifestyles/Members Orientation workshop, followed by 2 trans related workshops, ALL well attended! Thank you to all! Read the rest of this entry

Restraint… in more fun ways than one!

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Sunday the 20th of December saw some great workshops and a group! Read the rest of this entry

Twas a Night of Mystery, Murder… and FUN!!!

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On December 18th at the ALCC, we hosted first the Holiday Murder Mystery dinner, then the party afterwards! Read the rest of this entry