Jen’s Jibberish: Let Your Kink Out This Valentine’s Day

Looking for a unique last-minute Valentine’s Day gift this year? Even if you missed this weekend’s 5th annual adult consumer show Sexapalooza ( held at the new Ottawa Convention Centre, fret not. Whether you are in the market for some lingerie, books, videos, classes or perhaps you are into exploring the wilder side, there is still time to unleash the kinkster in you or your partner with a purchase from any number of Ottawa adult entertainment stores. However, mark your calendar for next February to keep an eye out for Sexapalooza. One of the great things about the event is having access to Ottawa’s diverse adult entertainment community in one location, catching some interesting seminars and live entertainment.

Here’s a list of ideas or places you can visit to find appropriate gear or gift certificates to let that inner kitten roar.

Let that burlesque diva in you come out with a little pole dancing.  And you will get a kick ass core workout too.

Cherry Blossom Pole Dancing

Other pole dancing locales include 3Sixty Dance and Fitness and Ottawa Pole Fitness.

For something a bit more exotic, try a belly dancing class. Halyma’s Belly Dance, is a great place to start.

If you prefer a party for two and need some gear, check out Wicked Wanda’s Adult Emporium (www. on Bank Street in downtown Ottawa.  This is the perfect place to learn about the wild side.  Don’t let the name scare you off, the staff are great and will go out their way to help.

Classixxx Adult Stores (  The place has been around forever and like Wicked Wanda’s, has helpful and knowledgeable staff. There are different locations across the city.

Tuesday’s the Romance Store (  located in Westboro.

Venus Envy,  Also located downtown.  Great place for books and educational resources, oils and various accoutrements.

Whatever your desires, somebody in the Capital is here to help make your Valentine’s Day the best ever, even at the last minute.