Winner of – Best Family Blog – from VUE Weekly 2017

How babies are made


Mondays, amirite? Photo courtesy Canwest Prod.

I think it safe to say that most of you reading this were born. I mean sex was had, conception achieved, and a baby birthed.

What I’m trying to get across is that we all owe a lot to sex. And, I think it is safe to point out, most people enjoy at least some portions of the act. Not all. I don’t want to sound naive, but some.

The Edmonton Taboo Naughty and But Nice Sex Show will probably cover a lot of things that people like.


Photo courtesy Patrick Parenteau/DVPix.

From November 16 to 19 there will be an opulent sex-positive vibe safely encasing the Edmonton Expo Centre like a (whatever name you call a condom. Where I was from, we called them Jimmies. Anyway, you are doing all the hard work here. I’m just helping you finish the analogy so that you can relate to it in your own way).

There is a strong LGBTQ2S contingent this year. There is a strong CIS contingent. There is a strong kink contingent. For the record, the word contingent means: (Noun) A group of people united by some common feature, forming part of a larger group.

That common feature is sex. Or sexuality. Or horny fun play. Or conjugal rubbing. Or whatever the fuck. I don’t know enough words to cover all the sexual idioms. Bonus round: Churning the bed butter.

The unique thing about sex is that it is always in flux. Throughout a person’s life, sex evolves and morphs. For me, sex will never be the same since I saw two of my favourite people come out of my wife’s vagina. The toll it took on her, on her body…on her mind…sex has shown me the magic and I’m still trying to come to terms with it. It’s like finding a unicorn farm in the middle of the woods and instead of harvesting their horns (snorting ground up unicorn horns makes you immortal), all you can do is revel in their majesty. Try to decode that one mom.

And for a few people that may think that streaking the show is a good idea:

Screen Shot 2017-11-14 at 11.15.59 PM

Why am I writing about this? Because healthy sexuality is important. If there is anything that the modern political landscape is telling me is that Alberta has a lot of antiquated sexual hang-ups and not talking about sex, or being afraid of it, is dangerous and ignorant. Sex can be fun and inclusive and Taboo embodies this. It may not be for you, but like I said, it doesn’t have to be.

One of the first steps to positive sexual health is realizing that sexuality is unto the person. Each of us is different. But when it comes to consensual mature people, sex is one of the most beautiful things people can do.

Or it can be weird. But hey, weird has its beauty.

ALSO: Kaleigh Trace will be there with her “sex-formative, sex-positive and sex-citing seminars”. She is pretty rad.


Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 12.39.51 AM

Canada’s ocean playground’s Kaleigh Trace


Tagged as: , , ,

Leave a Reply


RSS The UnDad Podcast

  • Never use it as an excuse
    Mr. Owen Brierley is a delight to talk to. Join us as we chat about what it is like growing up being legally deaf, what a lawnmower parent is, and how everyone should have their own personal version of 'It's All Gone Pete Tong'. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta […]
  • I have a ghost in my head and I call it Garglemax
    I got an implant that connects to a wizard class synthetic user interface. It's like 'Alexa' that only I can hear. It's for science. Everything is fine.
  • Who would win in a fight, Mr. Rogers or Jesus?
    Scott C. Bourgeois and I talk about our respective adoptions, what part of your body you should eat first if you were trapped on an island, all the effing podcasts he is involved with, and the best of kid lit.
  • Jana O'Connor PT 2
    The second of two parts of our Jana O'Connor interview (please listen to the first one if you already haven't). To get to the point: Jana is a jewel in the crown of the Canadian arts scene. She is triple H (not the goddamn wrestler): humble, humorous, and ensconced with humanity. We talk about working […]
  • Jana O'Connor PT 1
    As the Etruscans put it, this one was a doozy. Join me and Jana O'Connor as we cover everything from antiquated idioms to how to butt in line at the dentist (and everything in between). We talked so long that I had to cut it in two. I had to cut it in two because […]
  • I think the Jedi have it all wrong
    There is some rampant nerdery as Darren Pleavin and I talk horror movies, horror feelings, invisible motorcycles, family horror, and some scary stuff that left us holding each other, cerebrally. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the […]
  • His Dumbledore is Shit
    Garglemax handles the heavy lifting while I talk shop with Dave Breakenridge, the Managing Editor of the Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, and Edmonton Examiner. Topics covered: Helicopter parents, swearing, ADHD, Harry Potter readings in character, the 10/3 Podcast, columnists as journalists, and where not to get a tattoo.
  • I'm still doing comedy
    Ken Valgardson answers the phone for a content over audio quality interview. We chat comedy, teaching, parenting, and child bowels. It truly is a magical time to be alive. Powered by ATB and the Alberta Podcast Network with help from the Edmonton Community Foundation.
  • We're heroes
    A rousing conversation with Elena Porter where we talk about being an actor and parent, the great Arlington Apartment fire of 2005, murder, and buying a horse. Powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network.
  • Porch Fire
    Laughter, a short Western novella, and Elizabeth does her best to tell the future while translating 'baby'.

Follow The Undad via Email

Enter your email address to follow The Undad and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 39 other subscribers

%d bloggers like this: