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    Thank-you for checking out my profile page.

    I am a middle-aged, low-frequency patron of fine companions and our health and safety is paramount. I get checked out regularly. I am well screened by many top tier cerb providers and will of course furnish references for those that wish to check it out themselves.

    I am down-to-earth and easy to talk to, and do not require a menu. A website is nice (but not necessary), and I will do my research before I contact a provider to insure that we'll be a good match. Email is definitely my preferred method of initial contact, but I will use whichever my intended partner prefers.

    I am really glad to be a member here and hope to make some great friends along the way. There is lots of great information here, and plenty of opportunity to connect and enjoy the life, as much as the pocketbook allows.

    P.S. My moniker I thought was really smart at first, but since making it in 2011 I have wanted to change it, but so far haven't. See my signature for what it means.
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    A 50+ gent who loves to connect on more than a physical level, cherishes cuddle-time and intimacy.
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  1. futileresistenz

    Oral Lovers: New Social Group!

    A marvelous idea, EmilyJ. Please send me an invite. 😊
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    St. Johnâ??s advice?

    Thank-you for that, Maria. Even if it is not for some time yet, surely there are quite a few gents that are happy that you are planning a visit and are looking forward to meeting you. All the best for 2018. FR
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    St. Johnâ??s advice?

    Happy New Year, Katherine! (and everyone following this thread) All great suggestions so far. I think MsAmanda is planning to revisit early in the year, and the lovely Emily Rushton is highly recommended also and surely one to be back again soon as well. The OP didn't mention if he would also consider seeing MAs. Hush and the Red Room are good options when there are no ads on this board. Anyone interested in a reco for a good pro massage may PM me for deets. FR
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    Do you masturbate?

    Do I? Hell yeah. Best way to keep sane when circumstances are not the equal of one's desires. Sign me up! A partnered exploration is one of the hottest things tho...
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    Leah from BP

    My spidey senses are telling me these are stolen photos and to keep away. No reputable history found. I know, it is tempting! :)
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    image

    Love those luscious lips ... and alliteration, too! ;)
  7. futileresistenz

    Sex ABC's

    Lingam massage -- with warming oils, mmm...
  8. futileresistenz

    Crackdown

    [ The following article about fresh police stings on clients of sex workers in Edmonton appeared on the [URL="https://news.vice.com/story/sex-workers-say-a-wave-of-john-stings-is-making-life-more-dangerous-for-them"]VICE News Canada[/URL] website on April 5, 2017 ] [IMG]https://news.vice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/10669123-960x640.jpg[/IMG] [B] [SIZE=2]Crackdown [/SIZE][/B] [SIZE=4][B]Sex workers say a wave of john stings is making life more dangerous for them[/B][/SIZE] By [URL="https://news.vice.com/story/author/rachel-browne"]Rachel Browne[/URL] on Apr 5, 2017 As police in Edmonton, Alberta clamp down on the demand for paid sex with mass â??john stingsâ? in the name of protecting women, sex workers and experts say such efforts are ineffective and have already made conditions more dangerous. Canada implemented its revamped prostitution laws in 2014 making it legal for people to sell sex â?? but illegal for people, or â??johns,â? to buy it. Sex worker advocates have long decried that approach, known as the Nordic model, for nevertheless harming those who sell sex and doing little to curb the ever-present demand for their services. Police forces across Canada have since taken different approaches to implement the law, or not, with the 2015 [URL="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/john-be-gone-prostitution-sting-cape-breton-charter-rights-1.3735767"]â??John Be Goneâ?[/URL] sting in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia that saw the arrest of 27 men being the most notorious. So far this year, the Edmonton police have carried out one sting a week on average, resulting in 63 arrests, the vast majority of which involve men. The force says itâ??s on track to arrest more than 200 johns in 2017, nearly twice the 104 arrests made last year. â??The ultimate goal is to reduce the amount of trafficking and victimization thatâ??s occurring,â? Staff Sergeant Dale Johnson [URL="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-police-finding-new-ways-to-battle-sex-trade-1.4054882"]told CBC News.[/URL] Johnsonâ??s team recently changed its name from the vice unit to the human trafficking and exploitation unit, and conducts most of its john stings online by posting fake ads to attract clients. He added that the vast majority of men caught in the sting are first-time offenders who typically get diverted into so-called â??john schoolsâ? where theyâ??re taught about the reasons not to patron sex workers in exchange for not facing a criminal charge. Itâ??s unclear how many people, if any, were charged with human trafficking, or other violent crimes.[INDENT] â??The ultimate goal is to reduce the amount of trafficking and victimization thatâ??s occurring.â? [/INDENT]But for one long-time Edmonton sex worker, who works in a body rub parlor and wished to be identified by her pseudonym Betty Lynd, even the threat of law enforcement going after clients makes things more dangerous for her and her fellow workers. â??An overwhelming number of clients hear that what theyâ??re doing is illegal and then they get scared that the cops are waiting just outside of the door to get them. And then they start demanding that we meet them in a more private setting,â? she said. â??I get asked all the time if I would either go into a car, their car, where theyâ??re pretty sure theyâ??re not going to get popped [charged] there. Or they ask if I can accommodate them at my place â?¦ I donâ??t think itâ??s the safest thing, not just from a personal safety point of view, but I also donâ??t want them to come after hours and ransack the placeâ?. She says police have gone after clients in the area for years, but not to this extent. Still, she says it wonâ??t have an impact on the overall demand, and it wonâ??t capture those who might want to cause harm to sex workers. â??I donâ??t know how setting up a sting on a client is going to help you find somebody violent. These guys just want a basic human needs service. Theyâ??re not exploiting or trafficking anybody,â? she said. â??How it is I can give sex away and nobody cares, but as soon as I capitalize on it, itâ??s a problem.â?[INDENT] â??How it is I can give sex away and nobody cares, but as soon as I capitalize on it, itâ??s a problem.â? [/INDENT]Chris Atchison, a sociologist at the University of Victoria who has conducted extensive research on those who purchase sex, says heâ??s spoken to hundreds of clients in Canada who say that john stings typically donâ??t end up curbing the demand at all, but send it further underground. â??It also increases the levels of stigma, reduces the chances that sex workers and clients will report acts of violence to the police, and it creates more dangerous conditions,â? he said. â??Thereâ??s no such thing as an inherently bad client or sex workers. Bad people can only do bad things in bad conditions.â? He added that heâ??s seen no evidence that â??john schoolâ? is effective in changing the desires of clients, and they are primarily run by groups that seek to abolish the sex trade â?? not make women safer. â??These programs are based on a very particularly moral agenda based on misinformation and fear mongering,â? he said. Still, the police are convinced that their work is making a difference by removing the nuisances associated with the industry. â??You know, open drug use to cruising, to men soliciting young girls on their way to school and mothers just walking to buy a loaf of bread,â? Staff Sgt. Johnson told the CBC. â??Things like that really hurt the community and the reputation of the community.â? Cover: Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press
  9. futileresistenz

    Layla Colombian BP

    Confirmed: Stay clear. Guaranteed not to meet this lady! (stolen photos)
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    Lots of very sensual photos of a gorgeous, vivacious lady. This one might just be my #1! :) xo
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    Hashtag

    #nicesets #boobies #merrychristmas
  12. futileresistenz

    Happy Birthday to Jessica Curves

    I'm a little late, but hope that you had a very happy birthday, Jessica.
  13. Read the [URL="http://www.pivotlegal.org/evaluating_canada_s_sex_work_laws_the_case_for_repeal"]full article here in its original form[/URL], which has links to the Executive Summary and PIVOT's full report. [SIZE=4][B]Evaluating Canada's Sex Work Laws: The Case for Repeal [/B][SIZE=2]By Kevin Hollett [/SIZE][/SIZE][B]It is time for Parliament to reform Canadaâ??s laws on sex work.[/B] The Criminal Code provisions introduced by the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA) are unconstitutional and should be repealed. This report, "Evaluating Canada's Sex Work Laws: The Case for Repeal," provides a history of the litigation that struck down previous laws and the approach taken in drafting the PCEPA. It gives an overview of the impacts that the PCEPA is having on sex workers across Canada and why the law is unconstitutional. Finally, it draws from advocacy by sex workers to make key recommendations for creating laws that respect and promote the human rights of sex workers. The PCEPA has been mischaracterized as targeting only those who harm or exploit sex workers, without criminalizing sex workers and others who may enhance their safety. Analysis of the Criminal Code provisions in the PCEPA shows that the legislation has resulted in sweeping criminalization of the sex industry, threatening the physical and economic security of sex workers, even though they are immunized from prosecution in certain circumstances. The PCEPA violates sex workersâ?? rights to freedom of expression and association, security of the person, and equal treatment under the law. Despite the PCEPAâ??s avowed aim of protecting vulnerable people from exploitation, bans on purchasing sex, communicating for the purposes of selling or purchasing sex, working collectively, and advertising sexual services replicate many of the dire consequences for sex workersâ?? health and safety identified in Bedford. There is little doubt that the PCEPA is unconstitutional and actively prevents people who sell or trade sexual services from exercising their fundamental Charter rights. [B][URL="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/pivotlegal/pages/1960/attachments/original/1480911183/Executive_Summary.pdf?1480911183"]Read the Executive Summary[/URL][/B] [B]How Do Laws Endanger Sex Workers?[/B] Although it is estimated that less than 20% of all sex workers in Canada work outdoors, because of their visibility, street-based sex workers have consistently borne the brunt of enforcement efforts. The vast majority of criminal charges laid to date â?? estimated to comprise 90% of the total sex work-related charges since 1980 â?? have involved communicating in public, meaning that criminalization has disproportionately impacted sex workers who worked on the street. After the communicating law was enacted in 1985 to reduce â??nuisanceâ?, the number of missing and murdered sex workers in Canada rose dramatically. In Bedford, the SCC identified client screening as one of the most important tools available to sex workers to protect their safety and health and found that the law prevented street-based sex workers from using screening techniques. For street-based sex workers, these include, among other things, referring to â??bad date sheetsâ? that provide descriptions of predators and their vehicles, assessing the clientâ??s sobriety, negotiating terms such as the services to be offered and the use of condoms, and scanning the interior of a vehicle to ensure that door handles are in place and that nothing is hidden in the back seat. If communication with clients is illegal, sex workers are rushed to get out of public view quickly and do not have time for screening. The likelihood of detection and arrest was found to increase with the amount of time spent on the street before getting into a car. For indoor workers, screening can include requiring that clients provide names, references, and verifiable call back numbers, and that they call from unblocked numbers. Sex workers may correspond with clients through email, meet them first in a public place, or use web cameras to chat with and visually assess clients before meeting in person. Commercial sex work businesses similarly may require different types of client information, including credit cards and call back numbers, before booking appointments. Premises with a front desk provide an opportunity to assess clients in person before they meet with sex workers. [B]Better Options: A Human Rights Approach to Sex Work [/B] Regardless of its legal status, there will always be people who do sex work because it is a relatively low-barrier option that offers flexibility in terms of hours and higher remuneration relative to other jobs. Sex workers need immediate access to safer working conditions. The recommendations that follow would lay the groundwork to facilitate sex workersâ?? access to healthy and safe working conditions, to address violence and abuse in the sex industry, and to ensure that sex workersâ?? choices and autonomy are respected. Laws prohibiting the exchange of sex for compensation between consenting adults are not the way to end endemic violence against women or to address inequality and systemic poverty. Instead, we urge lawmakers and police to work with sex workers to take the following steps to create a safer sex industry: Repeal the Laws that Criminalize Sex Work Use Existing Laws to Prosecute Perpetrators of Violence Work with Sex Workers to Ensure Access to Provincial Employment Protections and Create Appropriate Municipal Bylaws Invest in Supports for Low Income Sex Workers Donâ??t Conflate Sex Work and Trafficking Learn from Other Jurisdictions Work on Undoing the Stigma that Surrounds Sex Work [B][URL="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/pivotlegal/pages/1960/attachments/original/1480910826/PIVOT_Sex_workers_Report_FINAL_hires_ONLINE.pdf?1480910826"]Read the report[/URL][/B] [B]Vancouver Police Departmentâ??s Sex Work Enforcement Guidelines[/B] Even before the Bedford decision and the release of the findings from the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) embarked on a process together with sex worker and community organizations, including WISH, PACE, and Pivot, to draft new guidelines for how to enforce sex work laws. The Sex Work Enforcement Guidelines were released in 2013. They explain that the dignity and safety of sex workers is a VPD priority; enforcement of the law in instances of sex between consenting adults is not. The Guidelines set out that VPD officers will use their discretion to focus on enforcing the laws primarily in cases where there are reports of violence, exploitation, or involvement of underage persons or organized crime. The Guidelines are assisting police to build trusting relationships with sex workers and community organizations and could serve as a model for police forces in other areas of the country. [B]Does Criminalizing Clients Reduce the Number of Sex Workers?[/B] The claim by proponents of the Nordic model that asymmetrical criminalization reduces demand for sexual services and therefore reduces the number of women doing sex work is a matter of debate. Securing reliable statistics on the make-up of a group of people who are often mobile and dispersed and who are highly stigmatized and fearful of authority is difficult. Criminalization itself, whether of sellers, buyers, third parties or all three, complicates attempts to get a clear picture of sex industry demographics. As a result, reliable data is scarce. In Norway, immediately prior to the introduction of the ban on buying sex, the Norwegian government commissioned a detailed study carried out by the Institute for Labour and Social Research (Fafo). Fafo estimated in 2008 that around 3,000 people sold sex annually, with just under half (45%) operating from the street. In 2014, the Norwegian government commissioned Vista Analysis to evaluate figures after the purchasing ban, but without the same comprehensive mapping Fafo had employed. The study used projections to arrive at a mean of 2,482 people selling sex in 2014, a potential reduction of 20 to 25%. Vista estimated that 1,517 sex workers (61%) operated in indoor locations, while 965 (37%) were street-based. These findings have been questioned by academics and social service providers working in the field, with some suggesting that the apparent reduction is simply a result of reduced visibility. Technological advances have changed how and where sex is sold in Norway and around the world. Evidence from Sweden also suggests that an immediate decrease in street-based sex work there was followed by increased indoor sex work, in part as a result of the growth of internet communications. The eradication of sex work has yet to be achieved in any of the countries using asymmetrical criminalization. Unsubstantiated benefits of decreased demand need to be carefully weighed against real, documented harms experienced by current sex workers. A number of the Norwegian social service providers interviewed by Amnesty International suggested that the purchasing ban had discouraged some men from buying sex, resulting in the emergence of a â??buyerâ??s market.â? Prices for sexual services in Norway are reportedly lower than before the ban on purchasing. Norwegian social service providers have expressed concerns that â??customers can to a greater extent set the agenda for which sexual services they want to buy, price, place for performing the sex act and use of condoms. This results in greater vulnerability for sex workers.â? This trend was predicted by the authors of the 2008 Fafo baseline study, who anticipated that risk-reduction strategies would become more difficult for sex workers to implement if the customer base was weakened. By contrast, New Zealand, which decriminalized sex work in 2003, did not see any significant increase or decrease in the number of sex workers as a result of decriminalization, according to a government review undertaken five years after the Prostitution Reform Act, 2003 (PRA) was passed. The committee mandated under the law to conduct the review reported in 2008 that, despite slower progress in eliminating exploitative employment conditions, On the whole, the PRA has been effective in achieving its purpose, and the Committee is confident that the vast majority of people involved in the sex industry are better off under the PRA than they were previously. [B]Not All Sex Workers Are Women[/B] The focus on sex work as a symptom of womenâ??s inequality & sexual availability erases the approximately 25% of sex workers in Canada who do not identify as women â?? men who have sex with men (MSM), men who have sex with women, and folks who are trans, two spirit, or who identify as gender non-binary. Selling sex may resonate differently or have different significance outside of the cisgender, heterosexual framework often presumed in discussions of sex work. For people who are queer, transgender or gender non-binary or non-conforming, sex work may be both a form of income and a way of exploring their gender identity and sexuality and experiencing othersâ?? appreciation for them, sometimes for the first time.76 Sex work may also be more culturally accepted and prevalent in these communities. Recent research conducted in Vancouver found that at least one sixth and up to 25% of interviewees, all self-identified MSM, had sold sex at some time during their lifetimes. Acknowledging and exploring the experiences of people selling or trading sex who are not cisgender women may help to expand our understanding of sex work and undo the perception that it is inherently a form of gender exploitation. by Kevin Hollett December 06, 2016
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    Nicolette Vaughn 9,000 Posts!

    Congratulations (and big thanks!) to you, Nicolette, on 9,000 posts. Your views and insights are prolific and valued. This is incredible dedication, and I, for one, enjoy reading your contributions and have learned a lot from you.
  15. [B][SIZE=3] Ottawa sex toy maker We-Vibe sued for 'secretly collecting' its customers' intimate habits[/SIZE][/B] Go to [URL="http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.3761766/ottawa-sex-toy-maker-we-vibe-sued-for-secretly-collecting-its-customers-intimate-habits-1.3761773"]original article[/URL] on [URL="http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.3761766/ottawa-sex-toy-maker-we-vibe-sued-for-secretly-collecting-its-customers-intimate-habits-1.3761773"][IMG]https://s2.googleusercontent.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.cbc.ca[/IMG][B]cbc.ca[/B][/URL] A quick visit to the website for [URL="http://we-vibe.com/"]We-Vibe[/URL] â?? a sex toy for couples â?? shows a list of breathless reviews for the product. "The We-Vibe is AMAZING," one reviewer boasts. "You have a knock-your-socks-off-When-Harry-Met-Sally worthy orgasm." But a [URL="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/vibrator-lawsuit-1.3761825"]lawsuit filed in Chicago this week[/URL] claims some customers aren't so stimulated by the product. The suit alleges that the company, [URL="http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/sex-toy-an-international-success-story-for-ottawa-couple-1.2956296"]based in Ottawa, Ont[/URL]., collected intimate information about its customers without their consent. Ottawa-based company We-Vibe, a smart sex toy maker, is being sued for tracking users' intimate habits through its smartphone app. (SOURCE: WE-VIBE) The lawsuit was initially launched by a Chicago-based woman, identified in the statement of claim only as N.P. She purchased the vibrator in May for US$130, downloaded the app that connects to the vibrator and used it on several occasions. "It has come to our attention that the company was actually recording specific information about her and other individuals usage of the device. That would include when it's on, how long it's being used for, what settings it's on, the temperature of the device ... When that came to light, [our client] was, understandably, pretty upset," Eve-Lynn Rapp, a San Francisco-based attorney handling the case, tells [I]As It Happens[/I] host Carol Off. Eve-Lynn Rapp is the lawyer representing a Chicago-based woman, who filed a class-action lawsuit against We-Vibe this week. (SOURCE: EDELSON) â??Here's how the We-Vibe product works: the vibrator itself can be controlled on its own, or remotely through a smart-phone app called We-Connect. Rapp says customers who have used the product through the app could be covered under this class-action suit. "If [the customer] is connected to the app, their email address could be on there. The company will also track the IP address â?? which would allow them to understand where [the customer] is located," Rapp explains. [B]Meet the new We-Vibe 4 Plus sex toy with a phone app[/B] (video clip 2:15) For its part, We-Vibe says its data collection is simply used to make the product better. "We do collect certain limited data to help us improve our products and for diagnostic purposes ... As a matter of practice, we use this data in an aggregate, non-identifiable form," read a [URL="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/10/vibrator-phone-app-we-vibe-4-plus-bluetooth-hack"]statement[/URL]. To Rapp, that explanation isn't good enough. "Any disclosure they're making is wholly insufficient â?? that would inform people in an [I]explicit [/I]way. This is the type of situation where any type of disclosure must be really specific, so there is no doubt, and people fully understand what they're agreeing to, and the company is not doing that." Melody and Bruce Murison, the Ottawa-based couple and creators of We-Vibe. They have since sold more than two million vibrators worldwide. (Standard Innovation) Since the lawsuit, We-Vibe says it wants to assure customers that its information is safe and secure. "There's been no allegation that any of our customers' data has been compromised. However, given the intimate nature of our products, the privacy and security of our customers' data is of utmost importance to our company," the company said in a separate statement. [I][B]For more on this story, listen to our full interview with Eve-Lynn Rapp.[/B][/I]
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