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21
Aug

Celebrate Go Topless Day with the Oasis AquaFlirts; August 26 from 12pm-3pm

August 26th marks the annual Go Topless Day and the Oasis AquaFlirts are celebrating with a topless picnic at Nathan Philips Square from 12pm-3pm.

In celebrating and normalizing women’s bodies, we are encouraging any guests/friends/members of Oasis to join in the festivities. Women and MF couples are welcome to meet the AquaFlirts at the club for 12pm and walk down as a group to Nathan Philips Square.   Those interested may also meet the AquaFlirts at the Square as well.

Any women and/or MF couples who participate  may return to the club at a discounted price.  Single women may return to the club free of charge and MF couples will be discounted $20 off admission. In order to qualify for a discount on admission, participants will need to ‘free the nipple’ for at least 2 hours during the picnic.

Get something off your chest and join us for a day of liberation!

14
Aug

AquaFlirts in August: Taste of the Danforth and Slutwalk

The Oasis AquaFlirts enjoyed a busy weekend, attending summer events on both Friday August 11th and Saturday August 12th.

The annual Taste of the Danforth festival brought out the AquaFlirts on Friday evening. Despite the rain, they were able to enjoy the street festivities, food and talking to various folks about the club and our fabulous facilities.

Armed with branded helium balloons and marketing material, the promotional team brought their sexy vibes and colorful personalities, showering the streets with playful energy that was no match for the rainy night!

On Saturday August 12th, the powerful and important march Slutwalk returned to the streets of Toronto. This transnational protest calls for an end to rape culture and stands in  support with survivors of sexual violence.  Oasis Aqualounge and the AquaFlirts  stand behind the message that women should be free to express their sexuality, to dress (or undress) without fear of violence and to support one another without judgement when it comes to choices over their body, desires and identities.

The AquaFlirts gathered at Barbara Hall Park to make protest signs prior to the march and to connect with other sex-positive folks in attendance.  The energy remained strong as hundreds rallied in solidarity against laws  that continue to perpetuate violence against women. It was truly an empowering afternoon to remember.

14
Aug

Road Trip to Naughty in Nawlins

We had heard great things about ‘Naughty in Nawlins’ so decided to hit the road in July and we had an amazing time. The four-day annual event for couples kicked off on the 4th of July with a group field trip to watch the dueling fireworks show by two barges over the river in New Orleans, just a short walk from the host hotel. The Astor Crowne Plaza right next to the famous Bourbon Street, along with another hotel nearby, get completely taken over for this event. Billed as the largest swinger convention in the world they have 600 couples attending each year. Oasis had a table among other vendors and was spreading the word about the club to our US neighbours.

Each day there are workshops at the hotel by sex educators, plus an entire floor of the hotel was transformed to a series of focused playrooms, including space for everything from the dungeon, to a dark room, to the orgy room. Each evening the hotel grand ballroom played host to a themed ball which was a spectacle to behold–attendees at this event go all out for costumes! I’ve attended many clubs with themes and wasn’t prepared for the high percentage of ‘Naughty’ couples who came ready with costumes for each night. This event is organized by Bob and Tess, owners of French Connection Events, are from New Orleans and besides being amazing hosts, they run a naughty cruise and this year have expanded to offer a ‘Naughty In LA’ event right before one of their Naughty Cruise launches and heads to Alaska. You can attend either event separately or attend Naughty  in LA and keep the party going on the cruise.

One of the great things about Naughty in Nawlins was that they partnered with local bars to offer a number of offsite events so you didn’t just come to the hotel and stay there. Most of the venues where events were held had live bands, even on the weekday days. My favourite venue and event was the bull riding, where I tried riding the bull for the first time ever –naked of course. These venues ensured that only those with the convention passes attended so we knew that everyone there was ‘one of us’. Another highlight was the swinger parade where we were all encouraged to wear white and make signs (cardboard and markets provided) and they gave us complimentary parasols to twirl as we walked. Just like in Treme, the HBO series, our parade was led by a New Orleans marching band and we made sure the locals knew we were there. My favourite sign read “Don’t hate us cause you ain’t us”, a great swinger motto. The food was awesome with most restaurants offering their version of a Po Boy (a gourmet sandwich).

The Crowne Plaza is a wonderful host hotel with an outdoor pool on the third floor where people were naked and no one seemed to mind quiet sex taking place. With the balcony overlooking Bourbon Street, you could safely watch the night life taking place and drop appreciative beads to those that would flash for you. They wisely didn’t schedule any morning events, but there were generally at least two things to do at any given time, so there was never a dull moment. Many people left their hotel room doors open to invite those walking by to introduce themselves, watch or come join the fun. We found the people very friendly and even met some fellow Canadians.

Overall, we would return to this well run event in a heartbeat. In fact, Oasis is going to organize a group to attend next year, so we hope you’ll join us in NOLA July 25 to July 29, 2018. In the meantime, if you can’t wait that long and are looking for a fun fall trip this year to enjoy some final heat before winter hits, we encourage you to attend Naughty in La starting Sep 30, 2017 or join any of the French Connection Events. Be sure to tell them that Oasis sent you.