I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love it here. Quebec (and Montreal in specific) is a very special place for a lot of reasons. It’s a gorgeous place to explore, it’s a major cultural centre, it’s vibrant all day and every night… But we also have a largely pretty great view of sexuality. In the past couple of weeks, The Toronto Star has posted at least two articles on Montreal and Quebec’s liberal views towards sex, including one about how we are the porn capital of Canada.
I’m sure you’re not particularly surprised that porn goes on here. After all, I make porn and I’m in Montreal. But, you’d be surprised by how many of your favourite porn sites are right here in Canada’s sin city in la belle province. Ready to have your mind blown? Here’s a little something fun (that I knew, but kept close to the vest) that was published in the Toronto Star:
Try this as an experiment: Search the word “sex” in Google and see what you find.
The first result is the Wikipedia entry for “sex.” And second? Pornhub.com, a no-holds-barred hardcore sex site with thousands of videos anyone can watch for free.
It’s a company that was started by a group of friends in Montreal that’s behind Pornhub.
In fact, the company, which is now called Manwin, owns what’s believed to be the biggest network of online porn sites in the world.
You’ll find virtually no mention of the fact on its website, including its job postings, yet it’s behind hugely successful hardcore websites such as Brazzers and Mofos — and dozens of others unmentionables in a family newspaper.
It’s also behind several YouTube-like Internet porn channels, which allow viewers to watch videos for free. One of the biggest such “tube” sites is Pornhub.
That’s right… Pornhub, Brazzers and Mofos (and all their many subsidiaries) are all right here! That’s a HUGE chunk of porn realestate. When you include the fact that we also have a lot of other porn studios, including special content like the gorgeous tease sites coming from Ariel Rebel and her crew of talented rebels, you can see that we’ve got some really great work coming out of this city. Throw in beautiful fetish babes like Bianca Beauchamp, amazing amateur sites like lovely webgirl Seska and a huge and active cam community, we’ve got it all… And that’s just porn.
This city is big on everything from swinger’s clubs to fetish nights and even a historical burlesque hall that just got saved and will be part of the new fancy Montreal entertainment district. We’ve got strip clubs to rival anywhere else in the world and we’re home to one of the biggest sex worker advocacy organizations in the world.
So, why are we so forward thinking in porn, public sex and other forms of sexual enterainment? We just really love sex. As another recent article from the Toronto Star pointed out:
From a new approach to swinging to a nonchalance about strippers and porn-making, when it comes to sex Quebecers don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk.
For years, surveys have shown Quebecers, along with Newfoundlanders, to be the most sexually active Canadians and the most satisfied with their sex lives. (Ontarians, by contrast, have typically been among the least sexually active.)
So, there you have it! Come to Montreal for the amazing sex-positive culture… Stay for the poutine!