2014 Schedule

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Friday, November 7, 2014
5:30 – 6:30 pm Registration opens for registered attendees only.
6:30 – 8 pm
Free Opening Keynote: Hot, Wet & Shaking with Kaleigh Trace
(Doors at 6:30 pm, keynote at 7 pm)
Wellesley Room. Free drink ticket for all registered Playground attendees.
FREE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO ATTEND
8 pm – Midnight
Free Opening Reception + Tell Me Something Good sexy storytelling slam
Join us for drinks and dessert as we get to know one another over sexy storytelling. Stories start at 8:30 pm.
FREE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO ATTEND
Saturday, November 8, 2014
TIME WELLESLEY AVENUE ROSEDALE YONGE
9 – 10 am
Registration, Coffee & Morning Mingling in the Yorkville Room
10 – 11 am
Opening Keynote Plenary: Vanilla is Not a Four Letter Word with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly in the Wellesley Room
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Gender & Kink Playground Laws: Examining the legalities of alternative relationships Finding (Queer) Community Poly 101 panel discussion presented by Polyamory Toronto
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Sex Geekdom
DIY Sex Party! How to organize a sex or play party that’s safe, sexy and fun Natural Contraception Myths I Used to Believe About Poly presented by Polyamory Toronto
1:30 – 2:45 pm

LUNCH BREAK
POLY LUNCHTIME SUPPORT GROUP – Yonge Room (downstairs)
CREATE YOUR OWN SESSIONS – Wellesley Room

2:45 – 4 pm
Making Porn Outside of Porn Valley Sex Positive Parenting The F Word: Desire as Felt Experience It’s Not All Flowers and Bunnies presented by Polyamory Toronto
4:15 – 5:30 pm
From Media to Madness: How Popular Culture Influences Sex Work Legislation presented by Sonya Barnett 
Queering Orientation Living, Loving and Fucking in the 21st Century – Sex & STIs Coming Out as Polyamorous presented by Polyamory Toronto
5:30 – 8 pm DINNER BREAK – Free Time
8 – 10 pm
Playground’s Got Talent
Show us what you’ve got for the chance to win great prizes. Wellesley Room.
10 – Midnight
Pyjama Party – Movie Screening! (Young People Fucking)following the talent show.
Grab your pjs (if you’ve got ’em) and join us in the Wellesley Room as we relax with a fun movie and maybe some cuddles.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
TIME WELLESLEY AVENUE ROSEDALE
10 – 11 am Registration, Coffee, & Morning Mingling
11 am – 12 pm
Striving to be a Consensual Ally presented by Jeff Perera & What Makes A Man 2014 Sex: A Graphic History – Comic Art Erotica Negotiating as a Submissive
12:15 – 1:30 pm Understanding Sexuality Outside of Cisnormative Assumptions and the Queering of Gender – Special Presentation presented by Sophia Banks

Love & Sex Lessons from a Former Escort Blogger A Conversation on Consent
1:30 – 2:45 pm LUNCH BREAK – Sex-Positive Author Readings
2:45 – 4 pm
Body Positivity The Sweet Science of Vibration & Kink  Dirty Talk Workshop
4:15 – 5:15 pm Closing Plenary Session – Beyond the headlines: defining sex and equality under media scrutiny
5:15 – 5:30 pm Closing Remarks
5:30 – 8 pm DINNER BREAK – Free Time
8 pm – late Closing party at Oasis Aqualounge. Gender neutral pricing of $20 for Playground attendees (just show your badge / ticket.) We regret that Oasis is not an accessible venue. Show up earlier than 8 if you want!

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Friday, November 7th, 2014

5:30 pm
Registration opens outside the Yorkville Room for registered attendees only.

6:30 pm
Doors open to the Wellesley Room. The bar opens in the Wellesley Room for registered attendees and the public.

7 – 8 pm
Opening Keynote: Hot, Wet & Shaking and Opening Reception
with Kaleigh Trace

FREE FOR THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND! Want to check out the Playground vibe but aren’t sure if you want to stay for the whole weekend? Join us Friday night for free with the wonderful Kaleigh Trace, and grab your weekend and day passes at the door! (Individual session tickets will not be available at the door)

8 pm – Midnight
Tell Me Something Good opening reception

Following our free Friday night keynote, our opening party promises to be an extra special night as we’re pairing up with Tell Me Something Good, a free monthly sexy storytelling event that brings together people from all walks of life to share their true stories of sexual glory, gaffes and growth. To celebrate Playground’s inclusive and welcoming environment, the theme for the evening is wide open. Share your favourite sex stories for the chance to win sexy prizes!

Samantha Fraser and Sophie Delancey are your lovely co-hosts for your storytelling pleasure.

This is a great ice-breaking opportunity for people to share short stories of sexual glory, gaffes and growth for a chance to win sexy prizes. You sign up and we’ll toss names into a hat to pick up to 10 storytellers for slots of up to 5 minutes each. Nothing should be written down and it must be a true story! We’ll have a special panel of judges who will start the night off with a few of their own stories and then rank each entry to choose a winner at the end of the night!

Some Exhibit / vendor tables are open for browsing in the Yorkville Room.

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Saturday, November 8th, 2014

9 – 10 am
Registration, coffee & mingling.

WELLESLEY ROOM

10 – 11 am
Opening Keynote Plenary: Vanilla is not a Four-Letter Word with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly

Vanilla vs. Kinky. Monogamous vs. Open. Straight vs. Queer. Cis vs. Trans.

Why do we insist on framing identity as universally polar? Is there not difference among as well as difference between? And is identity not fluid and personal? Let’s explore the costs and benefits of defining ourselves in reference to other groups and develop strategies for mutually beneficial alliances.

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11:15 am – 12:15 pm
WELLESLEY ROOM

Gender & Kink [panel]
with Carey Gray, Obi Noble, Taylor J. Mace, Azura Rose, Mara Dyne, and Sophie Delancey (mod)

Kink offers a variety of definitions of what it is to be dominant or submissive, but these labels are always held within certain parameters. We are given a chance to choose our labels, choose not to be labeled or play somewhere in between. These designations often run alongside gender norms, and choosing to interact with these norms can be both challenging and rewarding.

We can embrace, reinforce, push against or redefine our gender identities through kink temporarily or in an ongoing way, but we can be met with certain perceptions, ideals and assumptions from those in the kink community, including our play partners. How do we assert our gender identities through kink? What issues come up in doing so? Is it necessary? How can we best explore spaces between the norms in both gender and kink?

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AVENUE ROOM

Playground Laws: Examining the legalities of alternative relationships

with Raymond Motee

This presentation will look at how the law may affect alternative relationships and sexual practices.  We will discuss criminal and family law implications for polyamorous relationships, the Bedford decision dealing with the constitutionality of sex work provisions in the Criminal Code and the Conservative response in Bill C-36.  We will also discuss sexual assault law and recent interesting decisions about the nature of consent, including as to how it relates to BDSM and hypothetical considerations in the Jian Ghomeshi case.

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ROSEDALE ROOM

Finding (Queer) Community [presentation]
with Jesse Rae West & Caitlin Roberts

This presentation will discuss how queering your community can increase acceptance, appreciation, and respect. Jesse and Caitlin will delve into the meaning of ‘queer’ and how it applies to everyday life and interactions. Talking about their own experiences growing up surrounded by heternormativity and monogamy they will approach how small changes to their lives have deeply impacted their overall wellbeing.

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YONGE ROOM (Ground Floor)

Poly 101 [panel]
With Eva Dusome, Sher Khan, Zoe Duff, Anlina Sheng, Dan Henderson, Cara, and Johnathon Hooper (mod)

Are you poly-curious? Have you heard this buzzword and wonder what the gist is? Have you been around the poly block a time or two and want to hear others philosophies? Join us as we discuss most of the basics and tackle some broader areas on the topic of polyamory. This discussion will be in the form of a panel with 1 facilitator and 6 panelists with pre-designed questions with the possibility of questions from the audience.

Presented in partnership with Polyamory Toronto

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12:30 – 1:30 pm
WELLESLEY ROOM

Sex Geekdom [panel]
with Kate McCombs, Miko Technogeisha, JoEllen Notte, & Tori Renaud

– We regret that JoEllen can no longer make it to Playground.

This is a presentation/discussion on the creation of sex positive community using sex geekdom as the example. Sex Geekdom is a global community for people who love having geeky conversations about sex, particularly those who work in sex education, sexual health or sex research, but also for sex geeks in the general community. The first Sex Geekdom group started in Melbourne, Australia in 2012, and there are now groups in Toronto, the US, and internationally that provide a regular opportunity for like-minded people to find safe space and community.

In this session we will discuss the importance of creating community for sex geeks, how the groups were established and function, the purposes and activities of the meetups, the different experiences between groups in different location and the challenges and learning experiences.

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AVENUE ROOM

DIY Sex Party! How to organize a sex or play party that’s safe, sexy and fun
with Anlina Sheng

Getting people together for sexy times can be full of pit falls. You want everything to come together just right, so that things are hot, consensual and happening, and you want to get it right the first time. I’ll walk you through the steps to plan an awesome, positive sex/play party, for just a few friends or for your entire community, including things like picking and setting up a venue, facilitating communication, getting the action going, and making things as safe as possible.

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ROSEDALE

Natural Contraception [ws]
with Tynan Rhea

Tracey will explore the dangers of Xenoestrogens and “the pill’s” (and other hormonal-based birth control options) impact on women’s health. Estrogen is a sex hormone important to both men and women, and it is of particular importance to women’s reproductive health. Talk will touch on information about three natural contraception options that are highly effective without the use of artificial hormones: The Caya Diaphragm, The FemCap, and CycleBeads. Tynan will explain how these products are used, efficacy rates, and where they can be found.

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YONGE ROOM (Ground Floor)

Myths I Used to Believe About Poly [ws]
with Heather Elizabeth

It starts with a beautiful story: open love. Then comes the practical application of said theory, and no matter how prepared you thought you were for actively living a non-monogamous or polyamorous life, challenges arise. Isn’t it funny that even when venturing out to sexual badlands of alternative relationship styles, that we still face all sorts of messages we get about how things should be happening? Let’s scrap those shoulds, bust some myths, and grab some tools to help figure out what we need to make our relationships work for us.

Presented in partnership with Polyamory Toronto.

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1:30 – 2:45 pm

LUNCH BREAK
Grab food from one of the many local establishments and then check out our lunchtime content options!

The Poly Kaleidoscope – Support Group – Yonge Room (downstairs) (2 – 2:45 pm approximately)
with Jennifer Chambers

There are as many different ways of being poly as there are people practicing it, so you are your own expert. This session is all about you – what do you want to talk about, where are you at? Talk, listen, check out compatible poly people (just being realistic). All are welcome for mutual support.

CREATE YOUR OWN SESSION! – Wellesley Room

Want to continue the conversations, share thoughts on a common interest, or talk about some brand new ideas, this year at Playground? We’re inviting ALL attendees (ticket holders, speakers, volunteers, and exhibitors) to take part in our lunchtime “unconference” chats. Suggest your topic on one of our table cards located in the back of the Wellesley Room, and when lunchtime rolls around, we’ll place it on a table for you to host your own mini-session discussion, while eating some of the local neighbourhood grub.

2:45 – 4:00 pm

WELLESLEY ROOM

Making Porn Outside of Porn Valley [panel]
with Kate Sinclaire, Jesse Rae West, Sarah Beall, & Sophie Delancey (mod)

The vast majority of the porn we consume comes out of Porn Valley and the Bay Area, to a slightly lesser extent, but there is a whole world out there full of people who make porn. For those of us operating outside of the framework of a standardized adult industry, what are the realities? What are the risks, financially, legally and physically? How to we create our own networks and communities? This panel will address these issues and more from the viewpoints of adult performers, producers and scholars living outside California.

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AVENUE ROOM

Sex Positive Parenting [panel]
with Lyndsay Kirkham, Michelle Desrosiers, Shannon Salisbury, & Nadine Thornhill (mod)

Sex-positivity…it’s not just for adults! How can we teach children about the joys, responsibilities and diversity of sexual experience? Join our panel of parents and educators as they discuss issues related to consent education, modelling positive sexuality at home, how to help kids understand non-monogamous relationships and more!

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ROSEDALE ROOM

The F Word: Desire as Felt Experience [ws]
with Karen B.K. Chan

Instead of asking yourself and your desired ones “What do you want to do?”, in this workshop we will be asking “What do you want to feel?”. Sexual desire and fantasy often get framed as activities (like, to have a threesome, to be tied up, to ejaculate, to fall in love), and many things we desire are indeed things. But we also desire feelings and states of being (like, to feel overwhelmed, powerful, safe, terrified, and endlessly on). Come explore the undercurrents of your desires and widen the vocabulary you use to think about them.

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YONGE ROOM (Ground Floor)

It’s Not All Flowers and Bunnies [ws]
with Samantha Fraser
Presented in partnership with Polyamory Toronto.

There are a lot of great things about non-monogamy, but there are certainly many challenges that can come up on your journey. Samantha will talk about the things we all struggle with sometimes, offering helpful advice and validation to help make your relationship(s) stronger.

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4:15 – 5:30 pm

WELLESLEY ROOM

From Media to Madness: How Popular Culture Influences Sex Work Legislation – Special Presentation
presented by Sonya Barnett
with Naomi Sayers, Ray, PJ, & Den Temin (mod).

We’ve all seen how sex and sex work are portrayed in TV, film, and news publications as seedy, troublesome, risky, and dangerous. From crime dramas like Law & Order to blockbusters like Taken, from NY Times columnists like Nick Kristof to news reports of ‘girls rescued from sex trafficking ring’, society is inundated with the concept that sex work is inherently dangerous, synonymous with abuse and trafficking. Continuously perpetuating narratives of the ‘White Saviour’ rescuing poor, drugged-up girls remains a steadfast trope in popular culture.

As these renditions permeate society, they erroneously inform what we think the industry is versus its reality. These preconceived notions shape discussions surrounding sex work, resulting in dangerous legislation like bill C-36, the Harper Government’s answer to Canada’s Supreme Court decision to strike down three provisions of the criminal code related to consensual adult sex work. Instead of protecting workers, bill C-36 intends to “eradicate prostitution” and views all sex workers as victimized women. Bill C-36 will in fact, endanger workers, ignoring truths, facts, and real accounts put forward by those in the industry.

Sonya and Ray host a panel of sex worker rights advocates to discuss media’s portrayal of sex work and offer their views on recent legislation and how we can change the narrative. Various media clips to be shown.

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AVENUE ROOM

Queering Orientation [workshop]
with Kody Hersh

“Sexual orientation” has been used almost exclusively to refer to the gender(s) of people an individual is attracted to– but there are so many aspects of our sexual identities and experiences that are excluded by this framework. Are the people we’re sexually attracted to the same people we’re romantically interested in? Is preference for monogamy or non-monogamy an orientation? In this workshop, we’ll talk broadly about patterns of desire in our lives, how they’ve changed (or not) over time, and share our understandings of our orientations, in the broadest sense, with one another.

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ROSEDALE ROOM

Living, Loving and Fucking in the 21st Century – Sex & STIs [presentation]

with Dr. Ruthie & Heather Elizabeth

Conversations about fucking with STIs can be sexy, empowering, and important to our health and well-being. Join Heather and Dr. Ruthie for this workshop on exploring life, pleasure, and intimacy with a sex-positive approach to STIs. Participants will learn new tools for discussing STI status, needs, expectations, and protection with partners as well as options for navigating group-sex spaces. You’ll leave with a more clear idea of your own sexual health and risk goals, and how to respect and communicate about them in a variety of sexy settings.

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YONGE ROOM (Ground Floor)

Coming Out as Polyamorous – From within accepting family / community, to restrictive and/or orthodox families / communities
with Sher Khan, Hera, and Michelle

This panel will explore the issues, barriers, and consequences of coming out as polyamorous.

Presented in partnership with Polyamory Toronto

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5:30 – 8 pm
FREE TIME
8 – 10 pm (approx)

Playground’s Got Talent!

For the second year in a row, Playground is giving you the opportunity to show off your talents for the chance to win great prizes. Not your bedroom talents, you dirty birds! Playground attendees and their friends will get the opportunity to perform in Playground’s Got Talent for the chance to win some great prizes.

All you have to do now is put your thinking cap on, practice your routine, and start gluing those sequins to make sure you’re one of our top contenders. We can’t wait to see watch you sing, dance, twist, and shout your way to stardom!

Polyamory Toronto presents:
BOARD GAMES in the Avenue Room 8 – midnight

10 pm (approx.) to Midnight

Pyjama Party Movie Screening – (Young People Fucking)

Grab your pjs (if you’ve got ’em) and join us in the Wellesley Room as we relax with a fun movie and maybe some cuddles. (Pyjamas optional!)

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

10 – 11 am
Registration, coffee & mingling

11 am – 12 pm

WELLESLEY ROOM

 Striving to be a Consensual Ally – Special Presentation
presented by Jeff Perera & the What Makes A Man 2014 conference

A discussion-focused space to get comfortable with the ‘uncomfortable’! Let’s unpack intersections of holding privilege and not-having privilege in everyday interactions and scenarios. Jeff will create space to spark dialogue around our various voices, perspectives and lived experiences. Let’s discuss what it means to be an ally in an inviting and inclusive space that demands we step up around self-accountability. We will go there, together.

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AVENUE ROOM

Sex: A Graphic History – Comic Art Erotica [presentation]
with Nicole Marie Burton

SEX: A Graphic History” is a crash-course exploring the wide world (and surprising origins) of comic book erotica. Over the course of the workshop and visual presentation, we’ll explore a variety of work, from the modern-day explosion of erotica in web comics to the bootlegged “Tijuana Bibles” of the 20s, and even further back to the beginnings of cartoons, erotic art, and how the two came together to create an exciting and loveable match. Linking the genre every step of the way is the perennial fight for freedom of expression against censorship, tyranny, and narrow-mindedness. Join us and gain a whole new appreciation for “graphic” material!

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ROSEDALE ROOM

Negotiating as a Submissive [ws]
with Samantha Fraser and Dr. Stephen de Wit

I’m a submissive?  I just do as my Dom/Domme says right?  I am a Dom/Domme, I have complete power over my sub right?

WRONG!  In this presentation we will tackle the topical and sometimes confusing and complicated world of negotiating as a submissive.  We will take on boundaries, red flags, respect and safety tips.  It will include methods for negotiating, specific points you may wish to include in your negotiations, and ways to make negotiations hot! This class will also help you use this form of communication to determine when you should or should not go ahead with play or a relationship. An essential skill for Dom/Dommes and subs alike, negotiating sets the stage for hot play and helps prevent miscommunication, misunderstanding and bad sex.

If you’re are interested in how to negotiate with someone whose approach is very different from your own, or not yet sure of your boundaries,  this is the class for you! If you’re afraid that outlining every detail of your play ahead of time will make your scene shrivel up, this class will help you find ways to share information with your partner without ruining elements of control and surprise.

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12:15 – 1:15 pm
WELLESLEY ROOM

Understanding Sexuality Outside of Cisnormative Assumptions and the Queering of Gender – Special Presentation
presented by Sophia Banks
with Lynx Sainte-Marie and Sophia Banks

Sophia will be discussing ideas around cisnormative assumptions regarding how we define our sexuality and with who we find attractive. That genitals and physical appearance/presentation of a person does not indicate a persons gender. How our sexuality can be liberated by moving past conventional definitions of sexuality.

Lynx will be discussing how gender and race intersect during sex. Taking from their own experiences as a Black non-binary gender person, Lynx will speak to the ways sex can be negotiated in a world dominated by white cisnormative assumptions and how sex with and among trans* folk should be an honoured experience.

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AVENUE ROOM

Love & Sex Lessons from a Former Escort Blogger
with Lisa Bucher

Lisa never expected to work for an escort service, never mind enjoy it. After seven years in journalism, she took a job as a social media/marketing manager at a high-end agency. The position’s sole responsibility was to keep the agency on the first page of Google search results through posting blog entries. She interviewed clients for their testimonials as well as their travel experiences. She wrote about Toronto nightlife from an escort’s perspective and wrote escort profiles.

She will be talking about her pre-conceived notions going into the job, what surprised her, what she didn’t expect … what she loved, and what she didn’t love so much. Lisa will be revealing the useful lessons she learned through her job about love and sex – including advice about marketing yourself, improving your sex life, revealing and negotiating your innermost desires and fantasies, and some ideas about what people like in the bedroom.

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ROSEDALE ROOM

A Conversation on Consent – [ws]
with Heather Elizabeth & JP Robichaud

A nuanced and complex conversation about both the easy and the challenging areas of consent, both in the giving and the receiving of it.

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1:15 – 2:30 pm

LUNCH

1:45 – 2:30 pm
Lunchtime Sex-Positive Author Readings – Wellesley Room
with Dr. Melanie HeathDr. Nathan RambukkanaRon Kearse, and Peggy Barnett. Presented by Zoe Duff and the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association.

Grab your lunch and sit in on our authors’ read lunchtime session featuring: Dr. Nathan Rambukana (Fraught Intimacies – Non/Monogamy in the Public Sphere), Dr. Melanie Heath (One Marriage Under God), Zoe Duff (Love Alternatively Expressed – the scoop on practicing polyamory in Canada), Ron Kearse (Just Outside of Hope), and Peggy Barnett (Stealing Christmas” from the Hot Holiday Anthology). Books by some of the above noted authors will be available in the vendors’ area. Readings begin at 1:45 PM.

2:30 – 3:45 pm

WELLESLEY ROOM

Body Positivity [panel]
with Dr. RuthieKody HershTim RoseTiny B Hiney, and Sophie Delancey (mod)

What does it mean to be body positive? Do we need to be body positive — is it a helpful, desirable or even universally possible concept? How is body positivity influenced by our intersections? How can we work with/within/outside the frameworks of body positivity to undo what we have learned from society about our bodies and each others’ bodies?

These questions frame our discussion, which will be viewed through the lens of our intersections: size, gender, sexuality, race, ability, class, and relationship with sex work.

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AVENUE ROOM

The Sweet Science of Vibration & Kink
with Wil McLean

Explore the science of vibration and orgasms. With over 14 years in the toy & adult industry, adult product expert and Sybian Sensei Wil Mclean, will walk you through the tips, tricks and knowledge behind how vibration can help you take your orgasms to new heights.  Also covered; how to incorporate vibration into couples play and kink including orgasm denial/torture, combining vibration and impact play and/or restraints.

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ROSEDALE ROOM

Dirty Talk Workshop
with Katrina McKay

This workshop was featured in a cover article by Elle Canada Magazine! Whether you’re an amateur or a long-time sex talking pro, this workshop will give you new tools in your arsenal of words that woo and whet appetites.  Get over your inhibitions, spark your creativity and boost your bedroom sweet talker self-confidence.

What Will I Get Out of the Workshop?

  • Different types of sexy talk; figuring out what works for you and how to “work it”
  • Learn brand new vocabulary that will put the sizzle into your sexy impromptu stories
  • Techniques for getting over “stage fright”
  • Practice reading erotica out loud and using it as inspiration for both talk & action
  • Breaking the ice and learning to seduce with words…or perfecting your sexy oration if you’re already a pro!
  • Participate in fun giggly exercises that will inspire you to unleash your sexiest self
  • Workshop attendees receive a complimentary worksheet and a hot vocabulary list

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4 – 5:15 pm
WELLESLEY ROOM

Closing Plenary Session – Beyond the headlines: defining sex and equality under media scrutiny
with Dr. RuthieLyndsay Kirkham, and Samantha Fraser

This closing community conversation will explore some of the hottest contemporary considerations about media’s impact on our shared sexual consciousness. We will ask the question: how does the media shape our collective conversations about sex, sexuality and sexual behaviours? The audience and panel will delve into how media’s scrutiny of sex and equality is shaped by their own agenda. We will consider positive and negative impacts of media’s engagement with different sexual discourses through the lenses of GamerGate, Jian Ghomeshi and other topical examples; we will contemplate the proliferation of respectability politics and body policing that stems from the media’s interrogating gaze.

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5:15 – 5:30 pm
WELLESLEY ROOM

Closing Remarks

5:30 – 8 pm
DINNER TIME / FREE TIME

8 pm – Late
Closing party at Oasis Aqualounge – 20 Mutual Street

Join us on Sunday, November 9th for our closing party just up the street at Oasis Aqualounge at 8 pm. Special gender neutral pricing of $20 applies for all Playground attendees (all weekend long!), just remember to keep and show your badge / ticket at the door. We regret that Oasis is not an accessible venue as there are stairs.

Stellar lineup includes: From Platinum Productions the lovely Belles Jumelles, James and the Giant Pastie (Boylesque TO), the amazing El Toro (Great Canadian Burlesque) & more TBA!  Ladies bring your dancing shoes, DJ Johnny B Goode plays all your favourites!

Oasis is thrilled to host the official after party of the Playground Sexuality Conference during Ladies Night Out.  Oasis welcomes gender free pricing for all Playground attendees all weekend long.  $20 with proof of Playground Conference Ticket purchase/badge.  Party starts 8:00 pm-3:00 am.

Oasis Aqualounge will be open from 11:00 am-7: 00 pm for Staycation Sundays. *Please note Staycation Sunday is open for couples & women only please.

Visit www.oasisaqualounge.com to view their event listings and attendance / ticket policies.