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Rainbow Women in Business – Volume 7

Smashing sexual shame and living outside the box. “All women are entitled to experience pleasure in whatever form aligns with them. Pleasure is their birthright,” says Chantel Porter, owner and operator of Wild Love Co., an online Pleasure and Sexuality Life Coaching company.

Working with women 1-on-1 or in group classes, Chantel educates women about how their bodies work, their anatomy, and how to experience sexual pleasure in a safe space. She assists her clients in navigating the negative messages women have learned about who they should be as “sexual beings”, teaching them to create healthy, happy, and fulfilling sexual and intimate relationships with their partners without shame.

Chantel previously worked for herself as an aesthetician for about 5 years. She had always known she wanted to be self-employed, so when she started delving more into self-education, it flowed—a natural progression to continue to work for herself—just in a different industry.

She chose to help women with their sexuality because she struggled for many years. She experienced a lot of trauma including sexual trauma as a child and teenager that negatively impacted the way she lived for many years.

When she began healing from the abuse, she found great clarity and happiness that she didn’t know she could have in her life. Chantel knew she needed to help other women find happiness as well. She knew she could help them more deeply because she had come through what they were dealing with.

“I am deeply passionate about helping women to find their self-love and empowerment,” says Chantel. “I get to see women transform right before my eyes, like watching a flower bloom but it’s a woman. It is the most amazing feeling to know that I can have such a massive positive impact in women’s lives, that someone like me who was so broken for so long, can guide other women to finding their happiness.”

Chantel’s advice for women wanting to start their own business.

“It can be terrifying to take a leap or a baby step, but if this thing is nagging at you, pulling you towards it, it is for a reason! Do it afraid! If you don’t try you will always live your life wondering “what if”. People may tell you all the reasons why it can’t, won’t or might fail, that’s okay, they aren’t you! They aren’t doing it, you are.”

You can reach Chantel by email: Chantelmporter@gmail.com

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Why We Must Talk About Sexual Consent in the Gay Community

“No means NO!” – Navigating the intricacies of gay sexual consent

~ Written by Simon Elstad – Homoculture

Sexual consent is a challenge for most gay, bisexual, and men who have sex with other men according to the findings of a study published in the Journal of Sex Research.

You’ve probably experienced it too. You meet a guy at a club, for example, good vibes all around, drinks are flowing, and conversation. Soon you’re getting all-handsy with each other, and before you know it, you head to the dark areas (or home) with the explicit intention of consummating your mutual feelings.

Somewhere along the way, however, you change your mind. Maybe he says or does something that pisses you off or is just a turn-off, and you know deep down that happy ending ain’t happening. Unfortunately, now you have to tell him and “kill the vibe.” How do you do it?

That’s just one scenario.

While some men have no issues negotiating consent, most do. 78 percent of the 350 men interviewed for the study reported numerous issues around negotiation. Another 64 percent told of instances where an unwanted sexual experience occurred.

To read more of this story, follow the link to Homoculture

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LPRC Drop In STI Testing

Living Positive Resource Centre offers free, confidential STI testing on the last Tuesday of every month, between 2PM to 4PM, out of our office space.

We offer full STI screening for anyone. This includes testing for HIV, Hep A, B and C, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.To ensure your spot, or to get more information, please call 778 753 5830 or email us at info@lprc.ca. The next drop in we have is happening on March 31st!