Before Dark At CSRF 2018

CSRF After Dark has become an annual tradition at CSRF where we offer a less formal, more experiential learning session about a topic in sexuality. This year, we are proposing CSRF Before Dark which will involve a facility tour, information session and kink performance at Oasis Aqualounge, a sex club in Toronto. For this event, CSRF would have exclusive (private) access to the club. Oasis’ mission is to: “provide its members with an upscale, sexually liberated and clothing-optional space that caters to the needs of women and their partners. We provide a setting where couples can connect emotionally and sexually to enhance their relationships. For women, we offer a safe, judgment-free environment where they can explore their sexual curiosities with opportunities to interact with other women, couples and single men, depending on the event.” For more information, visit Oasis’ website: https://oasisaqualounge.com/ or read this article about Oasis in the Globe & Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/toronto-sex-club-oasis-aqualounge-focused-on-womenssexuality/article34384989/

The plan for the Before Dark event at Oasis is to walk to the club for 11am on Thursday, Oct 11 (the club is only 300m and a 4 minute walk from the conference venue). Our group has exclusive access to the club until 1pm. At the club, we will break into smaller groups; the setup is not conducive to our entire group being in the same space, so we will participate in smaller groups for the tour, information session and performance. Here are some more details on the various activities:

  • Dylan, the manager at Oasis, will give an information session on the stage in the Ballroom where he will provide information about the club and their various events.
  • Fatima and Geena as well as other employees will lead smaller group tours of the venue. They will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
  • A rope bondage performance will take place in the Dungeon area. Similar shows take place at Oasis on certain nights and this would provide our group with an example of the entertainment at Oasis as well as another activity during our visit.

All activities and participation in this Before Dark are optional. Given the nature of the space that we will be entering, we wanted to inform folks that they might be exposed to sexually explicit imagery (on the walls).