Taking pride of place on the coffee table next to The Secret and Bill Cosby’s Fatherhood, Graphic Thrills has provided countless hours of engaged family reading time for myself, the wife, and kids.

Robin Bougie’s boutique collection of vintage porno movie posters, published earlier this year, is a must-have for anyone who wants a boutique collection of vintage porno movie posters. If that's still not enough, then the author will be at the Fox Cabaret on Tuesday (November 25) to present an evening of classic XXX trailers, curated, like the book, from his private collection.

It’ll be nice if some of the old regulars make it out for this one.

Comedian Margaret Cho is all kinds of fierce. She's warrior fierce. She's Tyra Banks fierce. She's you-go-girl fierce. And when it comes to social issues, she is capital F fierce. 

When Cho performed here in Vancouver and Victoria on November 1 and 2, she used that fierceness to support the Canadian women who spoke out about their experiences of violence and sex with Jian Ghomeshi.

Both Cho and her opening act Selene Luna addressed the topical discussion about Ghomeshi, violence, sex, and women into their acts.

Although Luna got the audience laughing when she asked how exactly does a woman demonstrate that she consented to some sexual acts but not others, such as saying yes to teabagging but no to choking, she did raise a complex, thought-provoking issue.

Researchers have released what’s being called the first national report on the sex industry in Canada—and some of its findings may surprise you.

The working paper, whose lead author is Cecilia Benoit of the University of Victoria, will be discussed at an international symposium in Ottawa on September 22 and 23. It’s based on five studies undertaken in St. John’s, Montréal, Kitchener, Fort McMurray, Calgary, and Victoria.

Damn, I didn't make the list. Neither did the music editor named Mike, the movies editor named Adrian, or the senior editor named Martin.

But our second-floor production worker named Ken is probably smiling today.

That's because his name topped the list of Canada's sexiest male monikers.

It was released by the dating site WhatsYourPrice.com and identified the 10 men's names that received the "most accepted offers" for dates.

They are, in order:

1. Ken

2. Christopher

3. Colin

4. David

5. Tony

6. Troy

7. Mark

8. Reginald

9. Nicholas

10. Stephen

The infamous Toronto-based website Ashley Madison, designed to help married people hook up with others, is launching a lawsuit against the South Korean government for blocking it in that country.

The Korean site of Ashley Madison was launched on April 1 but was shut down on April 16 by the Korean Communications Standards Commission.

Authorities accused the website of encouraging immorality. Adultery is illegal in South Korea.

Health Initiative for Men, a Vancouver-based organization devoted to the full spectrum of well-being for gay, bisexual, and all men who have sex with men (MSM), has been busy at work so here's a quick rundown of what's new with them.

My Fucking Life

What do you like about your fucking life? Dislike?

HIM decided to ask 70 gay men and MSM about their fucking lives and what they discovered was transformed into a six-part webseries called—rather appropriately—My Fucking Life. Since they're a sex-positive organization (that regards sex as an integral part of a healthy life, rather than shameful), they wanted to avoid any moralizing about sex.

The Bachelor Canada is returning to TV screens for a second season starting September 18. Twenty-five women from across the country will compete to win the heart of 28-year-old Tim Warmels. The Ontario-born tech entrepreneur is also a part-time model and furniture designer. He follows in the footsteps of CFL player Brad Smith, who played the part of Canada’s most eligible bachelor on the first season.

Of the 25 women—aged 23 to 42—competing on the show, six reside in B.C.

People with good taste generally wish the whole Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon would just go away; not because there is anything inherently wrong with erotic fiction in general or BDSM themes in particular, but because E.L. James's writing is so painfully—one might even say torturously, but not in a hot way—awful.

It's not going anywhere, though. The Hollywood adaptation is scheduled for release next February. If nothing else, it should be fun spotting all the Vancouver locations in the movie, which was shot locally (although the story is actually set in that other Vancouver).

Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival takes place at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway) on July 4 and 5. Show times are 7 p.m. on July 4 and at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. on July 5.

Seattle-based Dan Savage, best known for his sex advice column Savage Love and the co-creator of the It Gets Better Project, decided in 2005 to challenge his readers to create some good old-fashioned homemade porn. As such, the HUMP! Film Festival was born.

The 20 short films shown are a mix of Savage’s personal favourites and popular audience picks throughout the years.

What is there left to say about James Franco's gay obsession that hasn't already been unsaid? That said, his work speaks for itself. Sort of.

Here are the latest works of art (sort of) from his ongoing collaborative art project with Seth Rogen that he has given the cryptic and enigmatic title: Gay Sex Art Project.

He previously made several images based on his video "Bound 3", a homoerotic spoof of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's "Bound 2" music video.

That's in addition to: