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Building a Better Female Orgasm
On May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

When your job involves showing erotic films, ­explains Meredith Chivers, director of the ­Sexuality and Gender Lab, or SageLab, at Queen’s ­University, it helps to reassure test subjects if you dress ­plainly and professionally. “I’m wearing a lab coat; I’ve pulled my hair back into this little ponytail; I’ve no makeup on whatsoever,” she says, laughing.

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I researched the female orgasm for 3 years. Here’s what I learned
On August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Seven things every woman should know about the elusive O from someone who literally wrote the book on female pleasure. This article appeared in Chatelaine on August 9, 2016. Three years ago, I became curious about why female sexuality is so often described as a mystery. Are women really “complicated” — or do we tend to […]

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Transgender teen’s rocky path to self-identity laid bare in memoir
On February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

This article originally appeared in The Toronto Star, Feb 2014. When Janet Mock set out to write a memoir of her quest of self-discovery as a young, transgender woman, she knew it would be full of adversity, bravery and heartache. What it really needed, though, was romance. “Oftentimes when we discuss the politics of LGBTQ […]

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Magic in the departure lounge
On July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

This article originally appeared in Canadian Business, July 2013. It is a wintry December day in Montreal, and a film crew in tattoos and toques is waiting patiently for a three-year-old tropical parrot named Isa to fly. Aimed squarely at the bird is the Phantom, a camera originally invented for ballistics research that can produce ultra-slow […]

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