LGBTIQ Safe Spot

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All of our Adult Lifestyle Centres are L.G.B.T.I.Q (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer) friendly. Our centres also proudly act as a safe spot for any member of the L.G.B.T.I.Q community that may be in distress or needs emergency attention. We have staff within our stores that have worked with youth services or have volunteered at Queer services such as ACON, the Bobby Goldsmith foundation, NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, and the Mature Age Gays Sydney and as such have a wealth of knowledge concerning queer issues. With such a variety of experiences in genders and sexualities, we are well placed to provide foundational support to the community with a focus of sexual pleasure and sexual aides, as well as being a useful resource to have for all things queer related. On top of this, we stock a wide range of products designed specifically to cater to the various L.G.B.T.I.Q communities and all of our locations stock a wide variety of leading L.G.B.T.I.Q adult DVDs, adult toys, lubricants and desensitisers and enhancers.

 

 

Adult lifestyle Centres understand that, like many facets of the social spectrum, the Queer community have their own specific needs and requirements when it comes to sex and sexuality, and we ensure that we are continually catering to those evolving needs. Our store in Park Street has been a shining beacon in the queer community of Sydney and caters to a variety of fetishes such as urethral play, bondage, and the ultimate collection of people looking for gay erotic films. It is well known amongst locals for their level of professionalism and service and this is something which has transcended to all of our stores.

Surprisingly, discrimination against the Queer parts of society has not always existed. In many cultures, including the Sambia Tribe in Papua New Guinea, the Ancient Greek Page boys going to war with their mentors and indeed may others, queer culture has been an accepted norm within society. Indeed it wasn't until the medieval period and the rise of religion and 'morality' with which homosexuality began to be portrayed in many negative perspectives such as unnatural, dirty and sinful. The discrimination of homosexuality has not been an isolated case and can be linked with the marginalisation of many communities including women. It evolved to a stage, which still exists in some parts, to a place where homosexuality and abject performances of gender were regarded to be a disease, and a sickness. This philosophy existed despite the fact that scientific research had begun to debunk the myths and eventually proved these beliefs to be false.

 

Women Holding Hands Over Gay Flag As A Powerful Symbol For Love And Equality

 

The social stigma however, had been attached, and this worsened in the 20th century with the rise of AIDS. The fact remained though, that there was no inherent connection between homosexuality and disease with the only link that was proven being the link between unsafe sex and illness such as HIV/AIDS, and other STIs. The implications of previous prejudice still reverberate today in our general society but slowly homosexual people and sexual activities are being discussed more openly and are now accepted by a vast majority of society. L.G.B.T.I.Q youth have it particularly tough, and that is why our stores often contribute and work with youth services in helping youth understand safe sex practices in forums and classes delivered in an appropriate fashion.

Our stores and our staff are continually working with and within the community to break down these stereotypes and ensure that there is equality for all. Adult lifestyle centres proudly stand for same sex marriage as we believe that this ties in with our ideologies of fairness, justice and equality and is a contributing factor to providing sex positive attitudes across Australia.

We are proud that we have a number of L.G.B.T.I.Q staff members, and staff members of diverse sexualities and genders and together we enjoy breaking taboos associated with and within these communities. One of our core missions is the helping people discover their true sexual identities free from prejudice and judgement. What we have discovered over the years is that sexual acts previously assigned to the gay community, such as prostate stimulation and anal play, are becoming an accepted part of the heterosexual repertoire, and we are proud to contribute this to the work of not only Adult Lifestyle Centres, but Adult Stores across the globe in helping breaking down the stereotypes and debunking the myths surrounding certain sexual activities.

 

Drag Queen With Graffiti Wings In Support Of Equality At Sydney Mardi Gras Courtesy Of Adult Lifestyle Centre

 

Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres are allowing mature adults the opportunity to release themselves from the shackles of the taboo surrounding sex and sexuality. Come and see us if you would like a sex positive environment to explore your own sexuality or just happen to be curious and would like some frank and honest advice about what your options are.


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