Hi there! My name is Erika, I’m the Editor-in-Chief and Community Manager for xoxoamore. I’m a a gaming blogger, potion maker, partier, sex blogger, technophilliac, Pokemon master, web design addict and chimera tamer. She has been working as a freelance journalist for the past six years, dabbling in all forms of entertainment. I also manage the online inventory at Seduction Love Boutique, the largest sex boutique in Canada, and I blog for the Future Shop Tech Blog and Eggplante. You can also follow me on Twitter @erikaszabo and Tumblr at ezrabisoka.tumblr.com
If you have any questions regarding xoxoamore, you can email me at erika [at] xoxoamore [dot] com
Kaitlyn Kochany is a Toronto-based blogger and writer who is thrilled to be writing for xoxoamore and spreading the word abut hot dates, cool toys, and great sex. She has written for the Huffington Post and her own blog, hipstersareboring.blogspot.com, where she rants about Toronto politicians, why watching porn isn’t cheating, and Michelle Obama’s arms. Interested in learning more? Contact her through kaitlynkochany.com.
Brad rose from the ashes of the 16bit-wars and continued a personal struggle to not only fufill his dreams of being paid to play video games but to also work on something that he really has a passion for. Currently Brad works as the QA Lead at one of Toronto’s up and coming mobile developers. In his free time he enjoys playing video games and forcing other to play them with him. When his eye balls aren’t absorbing blue filtered light, he also enjoys poluting his brain(and others) with loud music, partying, writing about the latest and greatest sextoys, making his little kitty (Kagero) chase the read dot and all sorts of other fast paced thought inducing stimuli. Follow his rantings @BRAD_Respawn or not…..
Tyson studied Broadcast Television at Seneca College and has worked for various broadcasters such as Cosmopolitan TV (under Corus Entertainment) and Disney XD (under Disney Entertainment). When he isn’t pursuing his dream career in television or working hard at Toronto’s love boutique Seduction, Tyson is putting all of his effort into drumming with his progressive metal band “Avasinity” or writing and singing cheesy songs while strumming acoustic guitar in his solo project “tysondang”.
On top of writing reviews and “Date Nights” for the site, Tyson has taken the role of producing and directing xoxoamore’s new project “XO Video”. With all this, Tyson will do his best to provide you with informative reviews and suggestions of what can be done between you and your loved one in the great GTA region.
Chana goes to Ryerson University for Politics and Governance with hopes of minoring in sociology or psychology. Why politics? To rule the world of course! If not politics, Chana plans on becoming a sexologist (surprise surprise).
Growing up with an older sister in a wheelchair from Cerebral Palsy, Chana learned how having a disability can affect people on so many levels. Having her sister for inspiration she found interest in sexuality and disability. Sex is still such a taboo topic for people, but she hopes to prove otherwise.
All points aside, humor is the best part of life — taking things too seriously can get really dull and boring. She’s a firm believer that there are no dumb questions — so don’t be afraid to ask!
Speaking of questions, Chana’s favorite is: What is your favorite word? Her’s is belligerent for the simple reason that it’s an awesome word to say. Go on, say it! So many syllables! Things that show wit and humour are just amazing, especially riddles. Best riddle of all time: Why did the chicken cross the road? It’s a classic!
Chana also enjoys comic books, horror movies and psychology textbooks. Studying Sigmund Freud is a great passion, as well as the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes.
SevErin Fauteux was born in Mississauga and grew up between Mississauga, Georgetown and Sauble Beach. She has lived in Toronto for the past seven years. While pursuing a specialist degree in Sexual Diversity Studies at the UnIversity of Toronto, SevErin works part time as a Team Leader at Seduction. SevErin also volunteers at Hassle Free Clinic and is a counselor at UofT’s Sexual Education Centre.
Melissa is a social work student, feminist, animal lover, autoharp player, tea drinker, Quidditch seeker, and all-around internet addict. She uses her blog sunflowercunt.
Mark Helwig Ostler is a Toronto writer and editor. Having previously covered the City Hall beat as a journalist, he now spends his words branching out in his reporting and reviews and crafting horrifying (or horribly delightful) stories. His varied interests include, but are not limited to, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, vegetarian food, tea, physics, horror and sci-fi film and literature, conspiracy theories, politics, political conspiracy theories and laughter.
Having 5 years of experience in the adult retail industry, Stephanie has a wide range of knowledge, specializing in toys, fetish, advanced bondage, and sexual psychology. She has traveled internationally to fetish events, and has an excellent grasp of the Toronto scene as well. A true pervert, in the best sense of the word. Her passion for her job, and the people she helps, has constantly pushed her forward to expand her knowledge and understanding. Always up for engaging conversation, Stephanie believes that everything, including history, religion, education, politics, and evolution can be linked to sex in a fascinating way.
Bon vivant, pipe smoking Associate Editor, Marketing Exec who loves watches, jewelry, scotch, quantum physics and all the finer things in life.
I am a successful business development/sales executive in advertising and marketing who is focused, driven and dynamic with print and digital sales experience. I am a strategic thinker, and I use my ability to access high level client relationships to deliver solutions that solve client’s problems and deliver results.
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Balancing a passion for the arts and a savvy for numbers, Nikita studies finance at Ryerson University while spending her spare time writing, drawing and singing. Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, she visited Toronto four years ago and it was love at first sight!
Nikita is a full time sales associate at Seduction Love Boutique and believes that, especially when it comes to sexuality, we should all be open and accepting of one another regardless of gender, race or
“When we’re hungry, love will keep us alive.” – The Eagles
Hello readers! My name is Justine and this is a little about me. Currently, I’m in my final year of film school, while working part-time at one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. You’ll find me writing articles in sections like Date Night, Sex 101, Events and the occasional Review.
When I’m not in work or school, I’m probably your average nerd. I play video games, watch movies and hang out with friends. I also cosplay (costume and play) where I take a character from a TV show, movie, video game, etc., and create the outfit/look of the character. There are tons of events in Toronto for cosplaying, it’s just a matter of finding them!
So, have fun! Browse and read up on some of what my fellow co-workers and I have to say about the romantic/eventful happenings in Toronto.
Will (b. 1983) and Chantal (b. 1981) have been together since 1997 (no, that’s not a typo). They enjoy trysts in the woods, and the outdoors generally, whenever the time is actually found to do so. Having grown up in Chatham and living in Toronto since 2004, both Will and Chantal currently work in the retail industry, after completing some college a few years ago. Their other hobbies include games of the mentally stimulating variety, be they virtual or natural; as well as physical, albeit, less competitive activities like camping, kayaking and, more recently, on-premise clubs. Individually, Chantal is a prolific DIY manufacturer of many objets d’art, while Will is interested in academic pursuits that are at times philosophical, political and/or scientific in nature.