Sexual Politics

The Art of Loving is dedicated to improving all aspects of our sexuality, and an important part of this is political action.

Along with many other individuals and groups, we are working to dismantle a toxic social system which generates negative attitudes towards human sexuality. This system operates daily and usually unconsciously in most families, religion, schools, media and governments. Though we often may not recognize our sex-negative attitudes, few of us are free of them.

To get an overview of the anti-sexual system in our midst, read the Introduction to The Politics of Lust, by The Art of Loving co-owner, John Ince. See also the book's Table of Contents. The book has been praised by sexual authorities as diverse as sexual scientists, sex therapists, sex media personalities and porn stars. See the  The The Politics of Lust Reviews. If you want to buy the book, go here. John and his sex-positive activism is the subject of a cover feature in the December 2005 issue of the Georgia Straight titled Sexual Freedom Fighter.

The Art of Loving is involved in several political projects targeting unhealthy institutional action against sexuality. We will keep you posted as the projects unfold.


Register your opposition to Canada Post's sex censorship policies

Fuelling Erotophobia: Canada Post censors sex
Xtra West Jan 6, 2005 
No sex, please – we're posties

Toronto Now, Dec 16-23, 2004
Mail Sexuality Under Fire
The WestEnder, December 16, 2004
Canada Post acting as 'sex censor,' co-owner of Vancouver erotica store complains

Tim Naumetz, National Post, December 9, 2004
Canada Post refuses to deliver sex newsletter
Tim Naumetz, Vancouver Sun, December 8, 2004
Canada Post Censors Sex Information
News Release of The Art of Loving, December 07, 2004

The newsletter that Canada Post won't deliver


Fissures Open in Censors' Powers
Peter Tupper The Tyee, February 3, 2005
Kissing Up to Big Porn
John Ince, Vancouver Sun, December 30, 2003
Fighting censorship hard when opponent backs off
Kirk Makin, Globe and Mail interviews John Ince (February 10, 2003)


a two-act play accompanying an art opening by Martin Guderna
-for images of the show go here

Cops blow off sex performance
Stephen Hui, News Editor - 9, vol 114 -- June 30, 2003
Eros by any other name
By Rex Murphy - The Globe and Mail - Saturday, June 28, 2003 - Page A17
After 25 silent minutes, sex 'art' proved little
Charlie Gillis - National Post - Saturday, June 28, 2003
Sex play fails to excite
By Alexandra Gill - The Globe and Mail - Saturday, June 28, 2003
A peep show with purpose?
Charlie Gillis - National Post - Thursday, June 26, 2003
Small crowd jams Vancouver art gallery for live sex show
Greg Joyce - Canadian Press - Friday, June 27, 2003
Police steer clear of live-sex show
Sarah Young The Province Friday, June 27, 2003
It's hard to get excited about live sex act
Pete McMartin - The Vancouver Sun - Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Will sex on stage tempt police to act?
Toronto Star - Jun. 23, 2003
Cops fear act of 'genital pleasure', Thursday, June 19, 2003
Vice squad stay home
The Ottawa Citizen - Monday, June 16, 2003
Police vow to bust play featuring oral sex 
Chad Skelton - The Vancouver Sun - Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Time to repeal Canada's Criminal Code sections on sex
Ian Mulgrew - The Vancouver Sun - Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Live-sex act challenges obscenity laws
Alexandra Gill - Globe and Mail - Front Page print edition - Tuesday, June 10th, 2003


The Bard on the Beach theater festival in Kitsilano
Vancouver Sun (May 3, 2003).


The Art of Loving Organizes Boycott Of World’s Largest Bank (February 2003)
Vancouver Sun article (February 19th, 2003) 
 Our boycott makes the news in Los Angeles: see the article in AVN (February 28, 2003)