EXCLUSIVE: Nipples Taboo at the Taboo Sex Show in the Fraser Valley

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May 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm  •  Posted in Public Acceptance by  •  0 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It seems the Taboo Sex Show is still too risque for some Fraser Valley residents.

Taboo happened this past weekend where show participants were told that women going topless would have to cover their nipples or face removal from the show by Tradex staff. Tradex head Ron Howardson made it clear that this was not an internal decision by Tradex staff, but one that originated with the city. So, while British Columbia courts decided in 2000 that what was good for the goose was good for the gander when it came to going topless, it seems that Abbotsford city officials are slow to join the 21st century.

Perhaps the Abbotsford city council was worried that those who had threatened to protest the show would storm the Tradex if they learned that their were nipples on display inside, but they needn’t have worried since the protesters never materialized. At least, none that would stand by their convictions: two incidents on Saturday night lead those of us at the show to wonder if some undercover puritans had decided to make an appearance.

First up was when Tradex staff came to inquire about the ages of two of the girls manning some of the tables in the dungeon. Both were in their early 20s, but a complaint had been made to Tradex staff that two “definitely under age” girls were present in the dungeon. Maybe under age, possibly under age, girls who looked under age—these are complaints we would have understood. But the “definitely under age” suggests impure thoughts on the part of the complainants to Erotic Vancouver!

Yup, folks, not only do Vancouver kinksters keep underage sex slaves, we’re so confident about getting away with it that we drag them out to public trade shows!

The girls’ IDs were produced, venue staff were understanding, and everyone went back about their business. At least until the police arrived.

Subsequently, the police said, somebody had called to report that there were two under age girls present in the dungeon, that the Tradex staff refused to do anything about it, and–just to raise the ante a little bit more–that the girls “were being forced to do things.” Yup, folks, not only do Vancouver kinksters keep underage sex slaves, we’re so confident about getting away with it that we drag them out to public trade shows!

The police officers were entirely professional and respectful, and from the moment they arrived they explained they had to follow up on these sorts of complaints but they weren’t accusing the girls or the other dungeon participants of anything. Everything was explained,  the police asked if anyone visiting the dungeon had harassed anyone staffing it in anyway and told us to call if we had any problems.

All in all Erotic Vancouver thinks Abbotsford would be an entirely more positive and permissive environment if only all its residents were as open minded as the city’s police and Tradex staff.

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