Monday, September 24, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
SURREY, BC. If you’re driving in downtown Surrey on the afternoon of July 21st, do not be surprised to see scantily clad competitors converging on the Byrd Showroom Pub in the historic Flamingo Hotel. The Naked Truth Adult Entertainment Awards are coming to town.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I could post my own review of The Byrd Showroom in Surrey, but it would be biased since I'm working there doing some promotions, lol. So when BicycleRob - a member of NakedTruth.ca - posted an account of his visit to the Byrd, I asked permission to post it on my blog.
My server was very good, and a steak sandwich special was announced. The beer selection was limited to a few major brands - comparable to the other Surrey clubs, but Victoria, Calgary and No. 5 Orange do much better.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Unsuspecting revelers will be lured and seduced into attending this festival of the flesh by a mere $15 donation at the door. Told they will receive “bags of porn” for arriving early and tempted by promises of swaying, naked bodies, ordinary men and women will find themselves compelled through bewitchery to witness sexual exhibitionism as if it was a form of entertainment.
Proceeds this year will go to a local family orphaned by cancer and F*ck Cancer. In past years, charities have declined donations from the group due to its controversial method of raising funds. “Strip-a-thon” is not a common fundraiser title for most mainstream organizations. However, F*ck Cancer was more than willing to join us in our quest to heal the world, one strip show at a time!
F*ck Cancer is a global movement to change the way cancer is perceived and diagnosed by promoting early detection, prevention and cancer education. Over 90% of cancers are curable if caught in stage one - why the F*ck don’t more people know this?
For more information about the fundraiser contact Jess Rabbit at email@example.com
Thursday, April 12, 2012
VICTORIA, BC: On Sunday, May 6th, The Fox Showroom Pub, 3366 Douglas Street, is hosting its annual Dancers for Cancer - an all day community fundraiser from noon till 1 a.m. dedicated to improving the lives of people impacted by cancer.
The Fox Pub has been recognized for several years now as one of the best strip clubs in Canada by the adult entertainment industry through NakedTruth.ca’s annual awards.
“Individuals and families often lose those extras in life such as movies, dinners out, lessons for the kids, vacations, new clothes,” says Nicole Vezina, who has been coordinating the event since its inception nine years ago. “We want to help people and families impacted by cancer to embrace and enjoy their lives.”
Vezina partnered with volunteer and cancer survivor, Rose Currie, to raise money towards bursary funds for education and grants for non-medical expenses for individuals affected by the disease.
The newly incorporated Rose Lemonade Hope Foundation will share proceeds from this year’s fundraiser with the Prostate Centre, a self-supporting, non-profit organization serving Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands with support programs and services available to all men and their families.
For more information go to Dancers4Cancer.ca or visit them on facebook.
Friday, November 19, 2010
- One less person to clean up after. During the first and third trimesters, we are often very tired. Having less laundry and less dishes is a godsend. You also don't feel any resentment because you're not cleaning up after another grown adult.
- If you are feeling too tired to do the housework - no problem! There is no one there to ask you what you've been doing all day or why the kitchen is a mess. So you can put it off until you have more energy and not feel bad about it.
- Less stress. We are inundated by professionals and loved ones telling us that stress is bad for a pregnancy. Well, if there's no one there to argue with, there is a lot less stress. I choose the temperature in my house. I choose the channel on my TV. I make all the little decisions and don't have to defend my decisions to anyone so I have less stress being single and pregnant than I did in my other pregnancies.
- You don't have to watch another person do all the things you cannot do because you're pregnant. For instance, no one is drinking beer in front of you on a regular basis or going out to parties you're too tired to attend. (There is the side benefit of not having to *smell* a person who is drinking beer and going to parties, as the pregnancy nose is very sensitive and offended easily.)
- Need to fart but worried it will smell like rotten eggs as pregnancy farts often do? No worries! Fart away! There is no one there that you need to save from the flatulence that is out of your control. Well, maybe your kids. But you changed their diapers, so they can just deal with it.
- Hello pillows! You have the whole bed to yourself! Sleeping during pregnancy is difficult at the best of times. But if you're single, you can pile up pillows for every body part making what sleep you do get as comfortable as possible. You also will not have your insomnia worsened by a snoring partner (with beer breath - even worse!). And you do not have to worry about weird noises you make due to the baby putting pressure on your diaphragm keeping your partner awake either.
- Sex during pregnancy can be uncomfortable and less enjoyable than un-pregnant sex. But self-obtained orgasms aren't uncomfortable at all! Since your sex drive is high, being single when pregnant is ideal because you can masturbate more often (due to your increased privacy) and you don't have to have sex with your massive, uncooperative pregnant body. So break out the vibrator! You deserve it!
- No dream guilt. You know all those hot dreams about a variety of men that you have when you're pregnant? Why do they often involve your partner's friends or your ex-lovers? Or your partner's friends' ex-lovers? Well, no need to feel guilty about it if you're single. You can dream about anyone your subconscious desires and use it later for fantasy masturbation material.
- No one to witness your emotional outbursts. Your pregnancy can be truly smooth and wonderful, but you will not escape the occasional irrational, emotional outburst. Fluctuating hormones are to blame, but it's still embarrassing when it happens. However, if you're single, the only ones who see your outbursts are your kids. Tell them it's just because you're pregnant and they write it off happily. Kids also have uncontrollable emotional outbursts due to their emotional immaturity. So they can relate and don't hold it against you.
- And last but not least - when you're single, you can send the kids to their dad's on the weekends! When you're in a relationship, there is no "night alone" or "time to yourself" during pregnancy. Even if you do manage to send the kids off to a family member or friend for the weekend, you still have to be with your partner. Having nights or weekends to myself has been a wonderful perk of separating from my children's dads. I am able to recoup, rest up, and be a better mother when they come home to me. This is a luxury I never had while living with the fathers of my children.
I am fortunate because I have work until the baby is here, and I'm getting into subsidized housing so my rent will be manageable very soon.
Life couldn't be better!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
SURREY, BC: Surrey resident and former exotic dancer, Annie Temple, is spreading her legs, er…we mean…spreading the word that NakedTruth.ca is taking nominations right now for The Naked Truth’s 2010/11 People’s Choice Adult Entertainment Awards.
The inaugural awards celebration was held earlier this year on June 9th at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver. It celebrated the likes of Vince Murdocco (Flesh Gordon 2), Susan Davis (sex worker and activist), Mz. Scream (dominatrix and film performer), Good Dyke Porn (adult film producer), and many other “favourites” in an effort to bring recognition and appreciation to the best of the best in the industry across Canada.
“I wanted to bring our community together under one roof and show the world the incredible people who make up our industry,” says Temple who founded the awards.
To nominate your favourite, a free membership to NakedTruth.ca is required. Voting will take place in November and December. Categories include Adult Film, BDSM and Fetish, Striptease, Service Providers in the Massage and Escort Industry, Webcam, Industry CoWorkers, Adult Media, Advocates and Support Workers, Adult Entertainment Supplies, and even favourite Clients.
- Nominator must be a member of NakedTruth.ca
- Nominee must be living or working in Canada (we hope to expand location in the future)
- List of awards, titles, and any other accolades given the nominee in the past 12 to 24 months. Point form biography of successes relating to the award category.
- Short paragraph saying why you think this person or business deserves to win a tnt award. One or two sentences will suffice but you can certainly include more info. Website addresses and other links to support your nomination are also welcome.
- Deadline for nominations is November 1, 2010.
Email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your nomination will be posted in the forums.
You may nominate more than one nominee per category and you may nominate for as many categories as you’d like. You can even nominate yourself! Nominators are confidential, so you can nominate whomever you want. I will not share your name with anyone in relation to your nomination or otherwise. The only limitation is that each category is limited to 20 nominees. So be the first to submit yours!
Please note that we do not contact nominees to inform them of their nomination. You may want to ask their permission to nominate them first, as some people do not want their names associated with an adult content site such ours. Whenever possible, use working names to preserve privacy.
Winners will be our guests at an awards celebration in Vancouver, BC, Canada on June 9, 2011. Please nominate for as many categories as you want. And in case there is more than one favourite of yours, you are allowed unlimited nominations in each category. You can even nominate yourself! Nominators are confidential, so you can nominate whomever you want.
Members of Naked Truth will vote (using the polls section) for their favourites from November 15th until December 31st of this year. At that time, any categories that do not have any nominees will be put aside until next year's awards, when they will be opened up again for nominations.
Please invite friends to The Naked Truth to nominate and vote for their favourites too. We do a lot of great work in this industry. Let's celebrate the positive! And give recognition to the best of the best.
Favourite Adult Film Company – Performers’ Choice
Favourite Adult Film Company – Customers’ Choice
Favourite Male Performer
Favourite Female Performer
Favourite Transgender Performer
Hottest Sex Scene
Favourite Male Cum Shot
Favourite Pussy Squirting Shot
Favourite G/G Film
Favourite B/B Film
Favourite B/G Film
Favourite Gang Bang Scene
Favourite Trans Film
Favourite Funny Porn
Favourite Fetish Film
Favourite Sex Ed. Film
Favourite Feature Film
Favourite BDSM Film
Favourite Adult Home-Made Movie
Dirtiest Adult Film Star
Favourite Retired Film Performer
BDSM and Fetish Workers:
Favourite Dungeon – BDSM / Fetish Workers’ Choice
Favourite Dungeon – Clients’ Choice
Favourite Domme/Dom Service Provider
Favourite Submissive Service Provider
Favourite Switch Service Provider
Favourite Retired BDSM or Fetish Worker
Favourite Strip Club – Dancers’ Choice
Favourite Strip Club – Customers’ Choice
Favourite Male Striptease Artist
Favourite Female Striptease Artist
Favourite Transgender Striptease Artist
Favourite Strip Club Changeroom
Favourite Exotic Dance Competition
Favourite Strip Club Stage
Favourite Exotic Dancer Accommodations
Favourite Theme Show
Favourite Floor Show Performer
Favourite Pole Work Performer
Favourite Funny Stripper
Favourite Burlesque Artist
Favourite Retired Exotic Dancer
Favourite VIP / Private Show / House Dancer
Service Providers (Escort / Massage Parlours)
Favourite Venue – Service Providers’ Choice
Favourite Venue – Clients’ Choice
Favourite Out-Call Location – Service Providers’ Choice
Favourite Out-Call Location – Clients’ Choice
Favourite Male Service Provider
Favourite Female Service Provider
Favourite Transgender Service Provider
Favourite Retired Service Provider
Favourite Webcam Site – Performers’ Choice
Favourite Webcam Site – Customers’ Choice
Favourite Webcam Male Performer
Favourite Webcam Female Performer
Favourite Webcam Trans Performer
Favourite Retired Web Cam Performer
Adult Industry Coworkers:
Favourite Adult Film Agent / Agency
Favourite Exotic Dance Agent / Agency
Favourite Escort Agent / Agency
Favourite Strip Club DJ
Favourite Costume Designer
Favourite Booking Person
Favourite Hair Stylist
Favourite Make-up Artist
Favourite Strip Club Server
Favourite Strip Club Bartender
Favourite Adult Multimedia Print and Web Designer
Favourite Adult Industry Web Developer
Favourite Escort Review Board
Favourite Online Resource
Favourite Adult Website
Favourite Adult Magazine
Favourite Sex Industry News Source
Favourite Sex Industry Magazine
Favourite Adult Journalist
Favourite Sex Worker Blog
Favourite Mainstream Media (Sex Industry Friendly)
Favourite Erotic Romance Writer
Favourite Adult Entertainer Turned Author
Advocates and Support Workers of the Sex Industry:
Favourite Sex Worker Advocate
Favourite Media Spokesperson
Favourite Industry Innovator
Favourite Academic Advocate
Favourite Feminist Advocate
Favourite Support Worker
Favourite Support / Advocacy Organization
Favourite Educational Program
Adult Entertainment Supplies:
Favourite Sex Toy
Favourite Sexy Footwear Company
Favourite Adult Supplies Business
Favourite Lingerie Company
Use aliases unless you have written authorization from nominee.
Favourite Exotic Dance Patron
Favourite Strip Club Crowd (Audience)
Favourite Web Cam Client
Favourite Adult Film Fan
Favourite Escort/Massage Client
Favourite BDSM/Fetish Client
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
For Immediate Release September 28, 2010
Ontario Court Strikes Down Prostitution Laws
NATIONAL – Sex workers across Canada are celebrating the Ontario Superior Court’s decision today, which struck down Canada’s prostitution laws. The Court held that the bawdy house law, the communication law and the law that prohibits living on the avails are unconstitutional because they violate sex workers’ rights to safety, life, liberty and freedom of expression.
“We’re excited to start working on the next steps,” said Susan Davis of the BC Coalition for Experiential Communities (BCCEC). “Sex workers have already laid the groundwork for building a safe and vibrant working community for ourselves, and we’ve already started implementing our plans.” BCCEC’s new Opening the Doors report (link below) lays out detailed plans to increase the safety of all sex workers and can be a template for working in a decriminalized environment. The report was written by sex workers, who are in the best position to know what is best for themselves and their industry.
“Although the government will likely appeal this verdict, this decision is a huge step towards ensuring that sex workers will enjoy the same rights and protections as other Canadians, including the protection of police and other support systems,” said Tamara O’Doherty, a FIRST spokesperson and a criminologist at UFV.
“We call on all provinces and police forces across Canada to stop enforcing the prostitution laws immediately,” said O’Doherty. “This would be a crucial first step in reducing violence against sex workers. It’s time for Canada to acknowledge that sex workers are people too, and that sex workers are entitled to safety and equality.”
The plaintiffs – Amy Lebovitch, Terri-Jean Bedford, and Valerie Scott, of Sex Professionals of Canada (SPOC) – argued their case in front of the Superior Court of Ontario in October 2009, with Alan Young as counsel.
“Much of the violence and abuse experienced by sex workers is a result of the conditions created by the criminal laws,” said Katrina Pacey, lawyer with Pivot Legal Society. “The laws have forced sex workers into the shadows where they face very dangerous conditions and can’t turn to the police for protection without risking arrest. It’s wonderful that the court has recognized the harm of the laws, and has freed sex workers from the threat of criminal prosecution.” Pivot and FIRST explain why consensual adult sex work needs to be decriminalized in Canada in their new position paper, Out of the Shadows (see below for link).
FIRST, Pivot, and BCCEC would like to thank Sex Professionals of Canada and the three Toronto sex workers for their courage and determination in standing up publicly for the rights and safety of themselves and all Canadian sex workers.
For more information:
· Full decision from Ontario Superior Court will be posted at: http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/scj/en/
· Out of the Shadows: Why Canada Must Decriminalize Consensual, Adult Sex Work: http://www.firstadvocates.org/
· Opening the Doors: http://www.wccsip.ca/doc/Opening%20the%20Doors.pdf
· Swedish Model a Failure: http://www.firstadvocates.org/
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sex Professionals of Canada is delighted by Justice Susan Himel’s decision to acknowledge our right to legally practice our chosen profession. This important victory gives us hope that sex work will one day be fully regarded as the legitimate occupation it is.
The invalidation of Section 210 of the Criminal Code, which prohibits bawdy houses, will mean that we can ensure our safety by working together indoors. We can now report abuses of anyone in our occupation to the appropriate authorities, without fear of arrest. Ontario sex workers will no longer be vulnerable to eviction or arrest on our business premises.
The invalidation of Section 212 (1j) of the Criminal Code, that prohibits living wholly or in part on the avails of prostitution was developed to protect us from ‘pimps’. In practice, it makes us and our live-in partners, and even elderly parents we support, susceptible to being charged, and serving up to ten years in jail. The invalidation of Section 212 (1j), will allow our families to finally stop fearing arrest. Our employees, such as receptionists, drivers, etc. will no longer fear criminal prosecution. Section 212 (1j) has stigmatized and punished us and denied that our work is a form of gainful employment for too long.
The invalidation of Section 213 (1c) of the Criminal Code prohibited “communication for the purposes of prostitution”, that means soliciting clients in any public place, including the use of cell phones, the Internet, hotel lobbies, bars, and even rooms with an open door or window. We are liable to being arrested for stopping or even attempting in any manner to stop a person or motor vehicle. Subject to the communication law, we are forced to limit our negotiating time with clients, preventing us from having enough time to determine if the client is trustworthy or potentially dangerous.
All over Canada, sex workers are calling for an end to criminalization. We have developed workable plans to increase the safety of ALL community members.
Our plans are detailed and could be developed to fit communities from coast to coast. We believe in having a process in place to combat youth exploitation and human trafficking, specialized policing services, sex consumer education, municipal bylaw revisions and a system of professional accreditation to ensure all workers are given access to resources and help should we need it. The tools to make safe decisions about our occupation will help combat exploitation in the sex industry, while respecting the choices of adult sex workers.
Inclusion is key. Consensual adult sex workers must be included in decisions that will affect our occupation. Business owners and residents must be heard also. The only way this will truly work is if all people’s concerns and experiences are respected.
Our opposition’s strategy is to eliminate prostitution, including all consensual adult prostitution. This is unrealistic and unworkable. We do not wish to be further criminalized and driven underground by anti-sex work policies.
Under the guise of saving youth and trafficking victims, our opposition is willing to compromise the human rights of thousands of adult consensual sex workers. Compromising the rights of one group to “save” another is prohibited by the International Declaration of Human Rights, which explicitly states that no part of the declaration may be used to justify the removal of an individual’s rights and SPOC questions the motives of any person willing to harm a woman to save a woman.
It is time to put the voices of sex workers at the forefront. It is time to move away from punishment, toward protection.
We do not need to inherit other nations’ mistakes. We will be working diligently to develop a Canadian model.
We would like to thank Justice Susan Himel, the legal team, all our witnesses, Alan Young , Ron Marzel, and Stacy Nichols.
We would also like to thank Terri Jean Bedford, Amy Lebovitch, Valerie Scott and all the fine sex workers in Canada who have been working towards this victory.
We will be keeping you posted as more information comes in.
Sex Professionals of Canada (SPOC)
With special thanks to the British Columbia Coalition of Experiential Communities. (BCCEC)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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