Spice up your love life by surprising your lady with a saucy outing guaranteed to get her in the mood. Whether you want to be an observer or a participant — and do it publicly or privately — Vancouver provides plenty of options for provocative fun.
Loosen up with your lady over a pitcher of champagne sangria at Havana on Saturday afternoon before strolling down to Womyns’Ware adult boutique. The outgoing staff is part of the shopping experience, so don’t be shy to engage them in a stimulating conversation. Sex toy virgins may be guided to the games section, where you’ll find grown-up versions of Truth or Dare and Let’s Play Doctor. If you’re ready to play with the big kids, check out the selection of toys designed for his-and-her pleasure, such as the Liberty Bell, a Womyns’Ware exclusive.
Looking for a continuing education class that can stimulate more than just your mind? Sex-ed has changed since high school thanks to the faculty of sexual experts at the Art of Loving. Course offerings for couples include Better Sex Yoga, which promises to “amplify and circulate your sexual energy,” and Creative Kissing, a steamy session designed to reacquaint you with the thrill of tongue play. For extra credit, sign up for the weekend Sexual Boot Camp and be prepared to open up about your hidden desires.
Vancouver is a hotbed of burlesque — defined, for our purposes, as extravagant performance art featuring tutus and tatas. One of the hottest shows in town is Kitty Nights, a regular Sunday soirée of shimmying, shaking and fantasy-making at the Biltmore Cabaret. Go with the guys or your gal — she may pick up some moves. You can also catch world-class talent at the upcoming Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, which features Roxi Dlite: Miss Exotic World 2010 and Las Vegas’s Reigning Queen of Burlesque.
Kick it with the kinky community every second and fourth Saturday of the month at Sin City Fetish Night. Gastown’s Club 23 West transforms into an adult play dungeon where you can flog or frisk a friend or a foe — or just hang out in the viewing area. The dress code is strict: You must wear fetish gear. Play it safe with PVC or draw inspiration from the evening’s theme — past events have included Corset Appreciation Night and Military Fetish Ball.
Image courtesy of Rock Out Shots – Peter Schorn.