Be Naughty but Nice
Annual Taboo sex show provides safe space to release inhibitions
The Taboo Naughty but Nice Show had everything you need for the perfect night out with your friends, significant other or just to take in the sights on your own. The show, which took place Nov. 13 to 16 at the Big Four building at Stampede Park, had a little something for everyone to enjoy, (as long as they were 18 or older.)
When walking in you were greeted with a sample bag filled with coupons, tea and lube (what else.) Many aisles filled with items to create your fantasy take over, and cause you to inevitably ask “where do I begin?.” To one side, there is the “Love” stage, featuring drag queen Terri Stevens and other special guest attendees. Ron Jeremy, Alexis Texas and Bachelor in Paradise cast member, Dylan Petit, were on hand as celebrity guests, along with everyone’s favourite sex guru, Sue, from Sex with Sue.
Exhibitors brought their best deals, including the popular “Grab Bag,” where $50 dollars gets you a bag full of toys, coupons, novelty items and other “play requirements.” A few of the more notable vendors included the NomoreWetSpot blanket creators and the always-popular firemen, selling their calendars, which, every girl needs, (it’s for a good cause, right?) Plus, it didn’t hurt that the cover model was on hand to put out any fires, or sign calendars.
On the opposite side from the “Love” Stage was the “Lust” dungeon. A room where no cameras were permitted and S&M demonstrations are going on, keeping things pretty 14A though.
A member of the Calgary Adult Playground Club (CAPC) was demonstrating knife play in the dungeon.
“It’s the most amazing way to build trust with your partner, giving you complete trust in them like you could never imagine, it’s very empowering,” the demonstrating member says.
Knife play is a practice in which knives are used in mental and physical stimulation. They demonstrated knives running up and down the body of a partner, without cutting them.
The beauty of a show like Taboo is that everyone is there for the same reason, to talk without boundaries about sex, to experience new ways to play in a safe environment and to have fun. The show is a place where you are not going to be judged. It is a safe space to really let loose and enjoy yourself and your surroundings.