Getting married and losing your sex life is a cultural myth well all hope is untrue, at least those of us looking to get hitched. 'The Married Kama Sutra' by Simon Rich and Farley Katz, adds to this idea, but at least in a very hilarious way. Depicting 'positions' of married life, the book is illustrated in the style of the original Kama Sutra, only a lot less erotic. Rightfully described as “The World’s Least Erotic Manual,” the Married Kama Sutra is hilarious, and a little scary as it makes fun of the trials of married life.
Sample some of these not-so-sexy position in the images below, and purchase the book here. It would make a great anniversary present for mom and pop, or maybe just a self-reminder to never get married.
The report compared key indexes of attitudes toward LGBTQ2+ people across 34 countries. Canada ranked seventh based on social acceptance, sexual activity rights, civil union rights, marriage rights, adoption rights and military service rights, as well as anti-discrimination and gender identity laws.
Canada ranks seventh, after mostly European countries
The top five countries on the list were in Europe. Sweden, the Netherlands and Spain made the top three.
According to the report, Canada's provinces only introduced same-sex civil union rights in the early 2000s, while Sweden registered same-sex civil partnerships in 1995.
However, Canada was faster than Sweden to adopt gay marriage rights. Canada legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2005 — with some provinces legalizing it as early as 2003 — while Sweden legalized it in 2009.
Compared to Sweden's 94% social acceptance rating, 85% of Canadian society was found to be socially accepting of LGBTQ2+ communities.
Gender identity and anti-discrimination laws
Sweden, the Netherlands and Spain all have anti-discrimination laws for LGBTQ2+ people, the report shows.
The report says that in Spain, since 2007, all documents can be amended to a person's 'recognized gender.'
Comparatively, in Canada, transgender people have been able to change their gender and name (but not their sex) since 2017 — the same year Bill C-16 came into effect, making gender identity and expression a Constitutional right.
'Conversion therapy' has been illegal in Manitoba and Ontario since 2015, and Vancouver and Nova Scotia since 2018, according to the report.
We're a small group of friends who religiously send each other memes and funny stuff we see on Instagram.
We've always loved content from pages like @overheardla and @overheardnewyork and although these pages are hilarious, they aren't always relatable to someone living in Montreal. Montreal is unique to other cities in so many ways and has some pretty funny people.
We looked around and were surprised to see that there weren't really any similar pages geared towards quotes heard from Montrealers. There are a few accounts out there but nothing with consistent content. We figured we'd give it a shot and make our own page.
How often do people submit quotes to you? What are some of your favourites you've heard?
It really depends, some days we'll receive none but other days we'll get a few.
In most cases, we'll get something at least once a week. We also understand that not everyone's humour is the same so even though we may not find something the funniest thing ever, we'll still do our best to post it.
In terms of our favourites, it's hard to say, as many quotes have had an impact on our page and others really had us laughing out loud. Some that really stand out to us are the ones from first dates and red flags in dating — it's hilarious to read about the things that go on in this city.
Everybody can relate to having experienced a bad/questionable first date and it creates a sense of community to know that so many of us are in the same boat.
No one should ever hesitate to send us something and we take all submissions into consideration!
Why do you think so many people connect to your page?
If Eman El-Husseini and Jess Salomon look familiar, you might have caught their comedy special on Crave: The El-Solomons: Marriage of Convenience. Or perhaps you recognize them from @theelsalomons, an Instagram account featuring illustrated vignettes from their lives as Jewish-Palestinian wives, comedians and moms to puppy Esther Honey.
Maybe you saw them perform at the Royalmount this summer or heard about their new BBC podcast Comedians Vs The News, in which they "take on the headlines and find the funny in the stories the world is talking about."
Regardless of what these two are doing — and, clearly, it's a lot — they're experts at taking whatever life throws at them and finding the funny in it.
And since the pair met in Montreal where Salomon grew up, we can still consider them 'our own' even though they're currently based in New York, right?
The El-Salomons recently spent two months in a chalet near Chertsey, Quebec riding out the pandemic, and they gave us their top three tips for keeping your spirits up in confinement.
"I barely ate and I'm driving in snow and I have a wife that's stressing me for eight hours. So we got to the place that we rented and I passed out, sleeping like a baby," El-Husseini told MTL Blog, recounting the early days of quarantine.
"But then I wake up to my wife crying at two o'clock in the morning writing this huge status update about how sad she is."
Salomon explained that she doesn't typically write long, emotional statuses in the middle of the night, but it was "not the time to telephone anybody." Plus, El-Husseini was asleep.
"It does feel like a place where you can kind of unload," Salomon said. "People were so supportive."
The couple said the pandemic is also a good time to use social media to catch up with friends.
And though El-Husseini poked fun at Salomon, turns out the joke's on her.
"Jess left all of her worries on her Facebook," El-Husseini said. "Then she passes out, and now I can't fall asleep."
El-Husseini and Salomon both agreed food is a point of contention in their relationship. Salomon's the type to pack boiled eggs for the road and El-Husseini's the type to scout out roadside dives à la Guy Fieri.
But the two have been having fun in the kitchen lately.
"When COVID came around I really had to step up my game with cooking almost defensively so she wouldn't go to a restaurant," said Salomon.
"That's how we managed to keep our relationship together. Me turning into a five-star, James Beard award-winning chef."
Since they couldn't leave the chalet during their two-week quarantine when arriving in Quebec, they indulged in regional specialties — each ordering May Wests, and Ah Caramels, which they didn't realize came by the box-full.
"We weren't sad about [it]," said Salomon.
"And Eman bought a home poutine making [kit] — the gravy from St. Hubert and the fries and the cheese curds."
"The first twenty headlines [in U.S. publications] are Trump, Trump, Trump," said El-Husseini.
"Just taking a breather away from that [can help]. 'What's happening in Ethiopia? What's happening in Argentina? Oh, a politician kissed his wife's breasts during a zoom meeting?' You're just like, 'This is great!'"
If you're not listening to their BBC podcast, they recommend escaping with light, "junky" shows like Selling Sunset, The Circle and Family Feud.
And if you do watch the news? Adopt a comedian's mentality.
"Our brain is sort of trained to find the funny," Salomon explained.
"You just hope for moments like the fly landing on Mike Pence's head. That was the happiest people have been in a long time as a group."