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Kink Research Study

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The purpose of this research study is to understand the similarities and differences between the motivations, relational experiences, childhood histories, and characteristics of individuals who engage in intense BDSM sensation play and those who do or have engaged in non-suicidal self-injury behavior. Specifically the research study aims to understand the reasons and motivations behind these behaviors as well as the personality characteristics of those who engage in these behaviors. You are being asked to participate in this study because you identify as a BDSM participant who enjoys receiving intense sensation play or you have had a history of engaging in non-suicidal self-injury behavior or you engage in both kinds of activities.

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Awakening Your Authentic Self / Éveiller votre Moi authentique – 1e série

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We had the pleasure of attending a new workshop series lead by Shana, an amazingly talented Priestess. She wowed us all with her philosophical awakenings and very boisterous personality. She is full of energy, vibrant, and incredibly kind. I deeply enjoyed her presentation on awakening your authentic self. Shana used a great deal of scientific fact mixed with spiritual experiences to share her points of view and it had almost everyone in the room searching their own values and beliefs.

Many people are constantly questioning human existence, creation or evolution, and it`s important to remember that many people also KNOW in themselves their own truths.  We have to be respectful of others beliefs and ideas even if we
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Bondage, Brats, and More Bondage! / Ligotage, Brat et encore du ligotage

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On Sunday the 18th of October, the ALCC held 2 workshops and a group. First up was Intermediate Bondage with Vanessa, then Brats 101 with Mangue, then the Bondage Practice group. A “Triple B Day”! lol!

In the Intermediate Bondage, people were refreshed on safety and risk reduction while doing bondage, then they started with hands on learning. From ways to bind limbs to objects singly, with two variations on the tie – one for laying down and one for standing. Next was ways to bind limbs together, some harness variations and styles, then ways to perform hogties and strapado tie. Read the rest of this entry

Why We Need a New C-389

As many know, Bill C-389 has died in the Senate with the election call. Thus, we now need to start working on getting it re-introduced.

Why?

Perhaps this image will give an idea.

This is a photo taken of me after I was physically assaulted in Richmond, Quebec, in 2006, for no other reason than being transsexual.  You cannot see the damage they did to my hair – twisted literally into a knot that I had no choice but to cut it off. And the nailer? It was ME who got a ticket for “violence in public” for *defending myself*!

Also bring in the latest – a transwoman being attacked by two women in a McDonalds restaurant in Baltimore, while McDonalds employees FILMED it and ENCOURAGED them on.

This MUST change, and as someone who has been assaulted for being transsexual, I urge you to vote for a party that will encourage a law protecting gender identity, and treating such acts as a hate crime. Not one Conservative voted in favour, all the NDP and Bloc did, and even some Liberal members voted against.

There is protection for people based on race, sexual orientation, etc, but none for gender identity, except, oddly enough – the military.

We must change this. ALL must have the same rights. As it stands, trans do not.

Hmmmm…. Maybe Naked Yoga is a Great Idea!

In today’s Montreal Gazette.

So maybe the popular Naked Yoga is a grrrrreat idea!!!

– Vanessa, Secretary

Member in “Hot Girls Magazine” for January Edition

Hot Girls Magazine Jan 2011

A member of the ALCCVA team is part of the feature in “Hot Girls Magazine” for January 2011!  Vanessa has a bio on her as well as photos featured on it!

http://thehotgirlsmagazine.com/jan2011/jan2011.htm

Make-up Tips For TG

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Part 2

These are the make up tips that I had given during one of the Crossdressers Unite group meetings, and I hope that some find them useful 🙂  As well you even get to see me without my makeup on, which is something not many get to see lol!

– Vanessa

Support/Soutien ALCCVA attende CANDYLAND!!!

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This Saturday 10pm in the Old Port!

Ice cream, candies, sweetness and the like: this is what a step in our world is all about!  By attending our event, you help raise awareness and support for the new Alternative Lifestyles Community Centre (ALCCVA).

A perfect event for the curious (single or matched) person who is on a quest for new sensations and wants a first contact with fetishists and kinksters from all crowds. The educational mission of the community centre allows participants to get all kinds of information about the alternative lifestyles, BDSM practices and fetishes on the spot, and even the chance to experiment! A good way to step in unknown territories and learn about the other alternative events in a safe, open-minded and respectful context. No cameras or cell phones allowed. Denouncement is encouraged to protect the right to the private life of all attendees.

Come see by yourself if our girls are made of sugar & spice… At least, happy to see you, our boys will be wagging their puppy dog tails! ^^

Here is what we got for you in our candy store:

Play stations in the Play Space:
– Gummification *gummy wrapped for your pleasurable delight
-Jawbreaker wrestling area
-Sour Kids Humiliation station
-Electrified Pop Rocks station
-Licorice flogging station
-Lollypop spanking station

Entertainment throughout the party:
-Frou Frou’s Candygirl Show
-One Thousand and One Nights Massage Parlor
-Candy Stripper with all your favorite candy selections
-Sweet babe’s and butlers for your service needs
-Big Toe foot worshippers
-Hello Kitty Silent auction

Educational:
-ALCC-CCVA info people
-PM (Play Monitors) for safety
-Demonstrations and information at each station by trained representatives

Give Aways:
-Gift certificates from the ALCC-CCVA for free workshops
-Gift bag for all attendees with surprises from Joy Toyz, Rebound Chair, Cruella, RedRain, Magic Silk and others

DJ Phil Faith. Inscription au ALCC, chez Il Bolero et Cruella. Info ou bracelet aussi disponible au 514.816.5480 Code vestimentaire : fantaisiste, rose, lingerie, cuir, latex, burlesque, enfantin, Cosplay…

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Le temps du playparty saisonnier RedRain est enfin arrivé ! Dans une atmosphère plus joyeuse et “up tempo” que celle habituellement commandée par la fête des morts, venez encourager le tout nouveau Centre communautaire pour les modes de vie alternatifs (ALCC-CCVA).

Il s’agit de la soirée idéale pour initier les curieux (célibataires ou en couple) qui désirent pimenter leur vie en partageant une soirée avec des fétichistes de toutes les allégeances. Le mandat éducatif du centre communautaire permet d’offrir toutes les informations relatives aux pratiques alternatives, BDSM ou fétichistes sur place. Un premier pas pour entrer dans ce monde étrange, une occasion d’en apprendre plus sur les soirées grand public dans un univers intimiste, sécuritaire, ouvert et respectueux. Aucune caméra ou cellulaire autorisé sur place. La délation à ce sujet est même encouragée afin de garantir le droit à la vie privée.

Stations de jeu :
-Gommification *un enrobage des plus savoureux
-Arène de lutte des Casse-gueules
-Station surette d’humiliation
-Station d’électrification “Pop Rocks”
-Fouet(tage) de réglisse
-Fessées à grands coups de suçon

Activités :
-Frou Frou la Vendeuse de bonbons
-Salle de massage des Mille et une nuits
-Effeuilleuse de bonbons variés
-Serviteurs sucrés pour tous vos besoins
-Adorateurs de Pieds (rouges)
-Encan silencieux Hello Kitty

Éducatif :
-Personnel ressources du ALCC-CCVA
-Sécurité assurée par des PM (moniteurs de jeu)
– Démonstrations et de l’information à chaque station par les représentants qualifiés

Cadeaux :
-Certificats cadeaux du ALCC-CCVA pour des cliniques gratuites
-Sac cadeau pour tous les invités avec des surprises offertes par Joy Toyz, Rebound Chair, Cruella, RedRain, Magic Silk et autres.

DJ Phil Faith. Inscription au ALCC, chez Il Bolero et Cruella. Info ou bracelet aussi disponible au 514.816.5480 Code vestimentaire : fantaisiste, rose, lingerie, cuir, latex, burlesque, enfantin, Cosplay…

Am I Queer?

X-posted from Lady Evyl

After watching and reviewing Billy Castro does the Mission I started asking myself….what is queer today? I knew it was nowhere near the original definition of it but this movie really had me asking myself that definition of queer seems quite larger than I remembered. Let’s investigate with Wikipedia…

A little history…
Since its emergence in the English language in the 16th century (related to the German quer, meaning “across, at right angle, diagonally or transverse”), queer has generally meant “strange,” “unusual,” or “out of alignment.” At this time it was still not associated with anything sexual. Only in the 19th century does the term start to gain its implication of sexual deviance, especially that of homosexual and/or effeminate males. Subsequently, for most of the 20th Century, “queer” was frequently used as a derogatory term for effeminate gay males who were believed to engage in receptive or passive anal/oral sex with men, and others exhibiting untraditional gender behavior.

Contemporary usage
Some use queer as an inclusive, unifying sociopolitical umbrella term for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, transsexual, intersexual, genderqueer, or of any other non-heterosexual sexuality, sexual anatomy, or gender identity. It can also include asexual, autosexual people and those doing activities placing them outside of the heterosexual-defined mainstream such  BDSM practitioners or polyamorous persons. In this usage it retains the historical connotation of “outside the bounds of normal society” and can be construed as “breaking the rules for sex and gender.” It can be preferred because of its ambiguity, which allows “queer”-identifying people to avoid the sometimes strict boundaries that surround other labels. In this context, “queer” is not a synonym for LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) as it creates a space for “queer” heterosexuals as well as “non-queer” homosexuals.

I consider myself heterosexual, maybe borderline heteroflexible. I have dommed women in sexual and non-sexual scenes. The sexual ones where not a sexual stimulus for me…the dominating part was. that ‘high’ comes from the shared energy of a scene with another human being, regardless of their sex. I have kissed maybe 3 women a bit more passionately only 1 made me a bit more curious, my mouth touched maybe 2 female breasts.

With my sexuality just now somewhat defined I never in my life thought I would qualify as queer, at least not before my new discoveries above. I am a BSDM practitioner and I practice activities outside of the heterosexual-defined mainstream. Me, queer? I am open and welcoming of anyone who tries anything sexually as long as it is of legal age and consensual. I have many queer friends. But for me, my personal sexuality, I can be old fashion. Me, queer. It is a weird pill to swallow at first but it is going down.

Some say fetishism and BDSM lifestylers are the next ones up on the sociological chopping block, joining the ranks of gays and lesbians to fight for our rights and be recognized by the government. In Montreal the A.L.C.C. is trying to do just that: get a public voice for alternative lifestylers that are described above as queer. It is the only organization of it’s kind in Canada that we know of and I am proud to be part of the team trying to get it off the ground. I guess the term queer will change some more as the decades go by and new people will be welcomed under this umbrella, even unexpectant members such as I. I AM QUEER!