Interview with Madison Banes from Naked News

Oasis Aqualounge is a sexually-charged, water-themed adult playground that embraces a clothing-optional policy. We want our guests to feel sexy in their own skin and we encourage those who enjoy being naked to proudly flaunt and show off their bodies. Feeling comfortable and confident in one’s body is one step towards having a satisfying sex life.

Marketing Director/Event Producer Fatima Mechtab recently interviewed Madison Banes; a Naked News anchor, yoga instructor and proud nudist. Madison Banes held a photo shoot at Oasis Aqualounge back in August 2019, for a collaborative project between Naked News and Playboy Magazine, called ‘Behind The Lenz,’ with photographer Anthony Randall.

Madison Banes held a photo shoot at Oasis Aqualounge for a collaborative project with Naked News & Playboy Magazine
Oasis Aqualounge pool. Credit: Anthony Randall

Q: Tell us a little more about you!  What are your favorite hobbies or interests?

A: My favorite hobby is yoga. I’m also a yoga instructor! I also enjoy Burlesque, theater (and) any type of dance.

Q: When did you first start to model nude? What was your first shoot like?

A: I first started modeling nude when i joined the Naked News team. I had never even done nude modeling prior. Once I started with Naked News, my first shoot was with Shawn McPhearson; the photos were used as promotion for Naked News. Since then, I have traveled all over the world with modeling. Belize is still my favorite spot to shoot abroad; those pictures, I still use today. 

Madison Banes held a photo shoot at Oasis Aqualounge for a collaborative project with Naked News & Playboy Magazine
Oasis Aqualounge. Credit: Anthony Randall

Q: What is your favorite part of being nude?

A: Everything! I love being free. It’s taken me along time to be comfortable with my body and I still have moments of discomfort; i think we all do. To me, being naked is sense of empowerment and grounding. Its reminds me that we are all the same and of the same parts. It allows you to be more than (just) labels or the “cool trend.” To me, being naked is ‘bringing yourself back to (you)self.’

Q: What is ‘Behind The Lenz?’ How did you become involved?

A: ‘Behind the Lenz’ is a Naked News segment where a model and photographer collaborate for Playboy (or sometimes other magazines). The whole thing is recorded by our camera crew and then put on the air, for our viewers.  My producer asked me if i wanted to be a model and the rest is history. I worked with Anthony Randall and got some amazing photos at Osasis Aqualounge!

Madison Banes held a photo shoot at Oasis Aqualounge for a collaborative project with Naked News & Playboy Magazine
Oasis Aqualounge pool. Credit: Anthony Randall

Q: This shoot was recently held at Oasis Aqualounge. In your opinion, do you feel that sex clubs like Oasis Aqualounge could be helpful to those looking to explore themselves? If so, why?

A: This was not my first time at Oasis and it definitely won’t be my last! The atmosphere is not like any sex club I’ve ever been to. The relaxing setting really allows for anyone and everyone to touch on their boundaries and explore. The pool really creates such a chill vibe. Put it this way; I brought my ex girlfriend for her first experience and she is a conservative human. She had no issues getting comfortable and we had a night to remember!

Q: What advice would you give to those who are interested in nude modelling?

A: DO IT! You wont know if you like it, until you try! Just make sure that the first time you are with a photographer that you trust and that you are in control of your photos. Don’t do it for the wrong reasons; it should be for you!

Q: Name a favorite part(s) of your body and why?

A: My lips! I’ve always been told that I have great lips. I think I’m going to have to agree. Oh and my butt, sometimes… with the rights angles!

Q: What is a belief that you live by, every day?

A: Breathe. Everyone is doing the best they can with the knowledge they have. it’s not an easy one but it is the truest one for me. It helps me focus on the fact that humans think differently but its based on their own understanding, resulting in their own cultures, social structures and beliefs. 

If you are an erotic model and/or a proud nudist who is looking to be featured on the Oasis Aqualounge blog page, please email, attention Fatima Mechtab.

Oasis Aqualounge; A Different Kind Of Date Night

By: Fatima Mechtab

Looking for a unique, sexy date night option in Toronto? Try a visit to Oasis Aqualounge

Toronto is a bustling, urban metropolis, buzzing with excitement, opportunities and attractions. For those who are single and ready to mingle, this city offers thousands of restaurants, nightclubs and events where one can make friends and maybe meet The One (or One Of A Few, for all of you polyamorous folks). 

Dating in a large city can be exciting but it can also be exhausting. Between the hustle of work and the over-stimulation of the senses, more couples are seeking an escape from the daily grind and creative ways to connect with one another.  In December 2018, Global News quoted Dr. Natasha Sharma-an emotional wellness expert- as stating: “People are ready to start ditching the shallow, so-many-choices approach to dating, and move back to more … alternative ways of meeting people,” Dr. Sharma also mentioned, “…the popularity of online dating…is making us more aware of the irreplaceable value of in-person contact, particularly when it comes to forming closer relationships.

Connect intimately with one another inside the sexually-charged, clothing-optional environment at Oasis Aqualounge

For couples leading busy lives, scheduling a special, reoccurring date night is a great way to maintain intimacy; particularly for those in long-term relationships.  With all of the choices to be found in Toronto, what is a unique, sexy date-night option that will help to re-ignite passion and romance? Oasis Aqualounge offers couples the opportunity to connect intimately with one another in our water-themed, sexually-charged environment.  We provide a relaxed atmosphere with great facilities such as a year round outdoor heated pool, hot tub, dry sauna and beautiful playrooms that are stylish, clean and comfortable.  We are a fully legal and licensed establishment, offering a wide selection of alcoholic beverages for purchase, that you can enjoy on premise

What do you wear to a clothing-optional sex club? Swimwear, lingerie, sexy club wear, a white towel around your body or complete nude are all acceptable options

You are probably wondering; what does one wear on a date to a sex club? More conventional date nights require the stressful decision about what to wear but our clothing-optional policy allows for the freedom to dress and/or undress as you choose.

Typical date nights usually involve some type of meal; at Oasis Aqualounge, we allow food to be brought into the venue or you can order in from a variety of menus, provided by our staff. Since we are located in the heart of downtown Toronto, there are many restaurants located within walking distance from the club. Take advantage of our in/out policy (available with your admission wristband) and enjoy a stroll through the neighborhood; you may return at your leisure.

Oasis Aqualounge offers flexible hours to accommodate any hectic schedule. We are open 7 days a week from 11am-3am

Relationships require flexibility in schedules and planning intimate time together is no exception. While many couples organize their date nights in the evening, we understand that sometimes family obligations and late night work schedules can impede on evening plans. Oasis Aqualounge is open seven days a week from 11:00am until 3:00am, in order to accommodate those who may prefer some ‘afternoon delight’ or an after work encounter; enjoy a new type of ‘Happy Hour.’

Bonding through communication, fun and physical affection are important aspects within a healthy relationship and sexy date nights are a great way to reconnect with your partner(s). If you are looking for a different kind of date night, Oasis Aqualounge invites you to explore sexuality, romance and fantasies as a couple, within our sex-positive, non-judgmental and liberated atmosphere.

Fatima Mechtab
Marketing Director. Event Producer. Co-Owner.