Category Archives: Groups / Groupes
The Bisexual Group gathered on the 2nd Sunday of November, the 13th, with a special guest: Lorena Lombardi, life coach, and last person responsible to the now defunct organism “
Bi Unité Montreal”. She presented herself, talked about the death of her once-famous organism and went on with the month’s subject: intersectionality. The subject spanned the different angles of discrimination (family-based, in professional context and around public instances like law enforcement and health services), then the different layers applicable to that concept (we used the example of stigmas on relationship styles, like polyamory, to add on the classic myths around bisexuality). Read the rest of this entry
The Bisexual Group gathered on October 9th. After a round-table of presentations, we attacked this month’s main subject: pornography! The subject was dissected meticulously and we proceeded to discuss about the influence of Internet over our sexuality. We had a brief digression about strict hetero-/homosexual orientations, and touched the subject of common issues and solutions between bisexuals, which is the essence of this group. Read the rest of this entry
We gathered this Sunday, as usual, after the Poly groups. The month’s topic was “living in monogamous relationships”, a subject that brought varied opinions about the advantages and disadvantages of closed relationships for bisexuals. We used this article to start the discussions, and flowed towards the varied degrees of open relationships. The discussion engaged after that towards particularities of relationships between bisexuals, bi-hetero and bi-homo couples. Read the rest of this entry
Under the watchful eye of Natalie, Prince had the great pleasure of animating the latest Bisexual Group. After a round table of presentations, Prince talked about the Kinsey, Red-Purple and Klein scales, thus charting a bunch of terms: heterosexual (straight), heterocurious, heteroflexible, pansexual, homoflexible, homocurious, homosexual (gay/lesbian). Prince mentioned the existence of romantic, sexual, behavioural and social factors in everyone’s orientation.
The Purple-Red scale brought yet another dimension that we inspected, and we went on with other dimensions such as gender identity and interest in kink, that we found had generally no correlation between each other.
Some participant wanted to come back to last month’s subject -when to consider coming out- with a particular case of office flirt, that the group enjoyed discussing about. Read the rest of this entry
We gathered again in the beginning of Spring to bounce our latest ideas around. After a round table to present ourselves, we exchanged on several topics:
- Known “coming out” techniques
- “Who should be come out to?” (the “need to know basis” is a subjective line)
- The parallel between coming out as polyamorous and coming out as bisexual
- A clarification on what pansexuality meant to each of us
- Particular social rejection felt by male bisexuals
- How to make the perceptions of the people around us evolve
- Going with the flow (as an everyday lifestyle) and “Bisexual invisibility”
- Romantic versus behavioural bisexuality (in reference to the Purple Scale)
- Some words about orientation flexibility Read the rest of this entry
Contessa_Alura(a) opened the meeting, mentioning the ALCC(b)’s resources (books, workshops, counselling specialists) and Safe Space Policy. Participants were encouraged to ask questions and share their personal opinions while always respecting the opinions and tastes of all other participants. This meeting will be about Mistress_Magnum(c) and slave_feel(d) sharing their real-life BDSM(e) experience: They will share thoughts about their relation. Read the rest of this entry
The Bisexuals group gathered on this pre-spring Sunday with the firm intention of debating around the nuances contained in the Urban Dictionary’s definition of the Unicorn and bounced off to discussions related to applications of bisexuality in polyamorous context. We then covered concepts like the impostor syndrome and the junction of fetishist considerations in bisexuality, to end up comparing our flirting methods and tactics. That might be the subject of the next group. The group finished off in a restaurant, where we exchanged freely amongst ourselves. By the amount of laughter, I can say every participant had quite a lot of fun when we figured that the trick to successful flirting is simply not to be creepy. Thanks to everyone that attended for their awesome attitude and see you around!
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
Whip it, whip it real good (well… err… flog it!) / Whip It, fouettez il bien réel (bien … euh … flog it!)
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!
Afterwards, Vanessa (me!) Read the rest of this entry
Sunday January 11th, after the English polyamory group, Prince hosted the Bisexuals Group where a dozen participants shared their opinions about the “Bi-dar”, classic dating techniques, success and failure stories, explored the subject of a possible correlation between gender-bending and bisexuality, then some nuances between romantic orientation versus sexual orientation and finished with a rich brainstorm on how to increase the visibility of the bisexuals community in Montreal by ways of initiating some movement. Prince took all ideas in note and will make some happen shortly.