Reive Doig
Reive Doig is a sex positive activist blogging on sex and politics issues. He is publisher of the online magazine Erotic Vancouver ( and partner in the monthly party NOIR Fetish Ball (

Entries by Reive Doig

The Jian Ghomeshi Affair Is Not About BDSM

(5) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 2:41 PM

As an alt-sex activist, self-identified and out kinkster, and a writer on BDSM and other sexuality issues I've been asked to weigh in on the Jian Ghomeshi affair numerous times in less than 48 hours.

Because, you know, this is about BDSM.

Only it's not. This isn't about...

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Why Dan Savage Is Wrong To Boycott Stoli

(22) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 2:34 AM

It's Pride Weekend here in Vancouver, and there's going to be a lot of celebrating going on. Flags will be flown, dancing will be done, and drinks will be downed, and as a former bartender at Vancouver's famous PumpJack Pub I can tell you that many of those downed drinks...

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Missing Women Forgotten In This Election

(1) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 11:23 AM

Almost two weeks after the writs had dropped in the BC election the only mention of the Missing Women's Commission of Inquiry (MWCI) and the important issues surrounding marginalized sex workers were by a Conservative candidate who thinks the inquiry was a waste of time.

Hardly the talk...

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Fifty Shades of Cliché: How To Explore The Real Kink World

(5) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 4:31 PM

Last year, as the craze surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey grew, with more and more stories about it appearing in media and as its cover became ubiquitous in book store displays, I tried reading it. Not because I had any high hopes that Twilight fan-fiction dressed up in...

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Oh Fun City! Vancouver's Vibrant Alt-Sex Scene

(4) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 3:14 PM

As a sex positive advocate, fetish event promoter, and editor of Erotic Vancouver Magazine, the passage from one year to another always marks the time when people start asking what I thought THE events of the year were, and what are my can't-miss events of the year ahead.

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Missing Women's Inquiry: Wally Oppal's Good Intentions

(8) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 12:51 PM

Wally Oppal is a good man. He's a good judge, as evidenced by his time on the bench and his bold heading of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into Policing in British Columbia, more commonly known as the Oppal Inquiry, in the early '90s.

And, of course, the former attorney...

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Geeks After Dark: Fandom, Humour And Awkward Sexiness

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 4:42 PM

It's 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday and there's a full house in The Cellar nightclub on Vancouver's Granville Street. It's unusual for a bar in the Entertainment District to attract a crowd this early in the evening, but then this is an unusual crowd for any night that isn't Halloween....

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Damning Report To B.C. Inquiry: "Wouldn't Piss On Them If They Were On Fire"

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 4:52 PM

Independent counsel Jason Gratl has prepared a damning report to the B.C. Missing Women's Inquiry that's looking into the years before the arrest of convicted killer Robert William Pickton. Titled "Wouldn't Piss On Them If They Were on Fire": How Discrimination Against Sex Workers, Drug Users and Aboriginal...

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B.C. Missing Women's Inquiry Budget: Who Is Prostituting Themselves Here?

(2) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 12:29 PM

Compare the budget for B.C.'s Missing Women's Inquiry (approaching $7 million) and the amounts charged by those working for the commission with what's spent by frontline charities like WISH and PACE that actually work with sex trade workers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES.)

PACE and WISH are...

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