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Friday, May 16, 2008

Maybe They Should Ban BDSM in Canada

posted by on May 16 at 15:07 PM

Everything I said about that recent decision by a judge in Toronto that seemed to ban BDSM in Canada? (“People canít invite violent sex acts, judge rules.”) I take it all back.

Canadian pierces lover’s heart in botched sex game

A Canadian man who asked his lover to carve a heart-shaped symbol on his chest during a rough sex game almost died when she accidentally pressed too hard and punctured his heart, a newspaper said on Thursday.

The Winnipeg Free Press said the 25-year-old woman had been sentenced to three years’ probation after she pleaded guilty to assaulting the man in February 2007.

The 24-year-old man was initially given little chance of survival but made a full recovery and is backing the woman. Both had been drinking heavily and engaging in rough sex when he asked the woman to carve the symbol, the paper said.

That’s it. No more rough sex for you, Canada.

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Hey guys? "Rough sex" involving knives should not be combined with alcohol. Seriously.

Posted by Greg | May 16, 2008 3:12 PM

I read about this earlier today...amazing.

And Dan, did you see this?

Wonder if she bit off "more than she could chew?"

Posted by Wolf | May 16, 2008 3:13 PM

Canadians can't do anything right. And he expected a woman (a woman!) to pull this off with no error?

Posted by erica c. barnett's #1 fan | May 16, 2008 3:16 PM

It's incredibly difficult to carve your name into someone's heart.

Especially if you're doing it in cursive.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 16, 2008 3:28 PM

Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba.

Or so it seems from the great 98177.

The sky isn't falling.

Or is it?

Posted by Wallace in Shoreline | May 16, 2008 3:30 PM

Please note that those of us on the coasts often have to disavow the crazy ideas those people in the prairies get in their heads.


(Seriously, though? knives, hearts, *and* drinking heavily? oh god.)

Posted by Cow | May 16, 2008 3:38 PM

Isn't this how Elliot Smith died?

Posted by heywhatsit | May 16, 2008 3:39 PM

This sounds like Darwin Award material, other than the fact that he survived.

Posted by Mike of Renton | May 16, 2008 3:44 PM

This is *so* Guy Maddin.

Posted by E. Steven | May 16, 2008 4:28 PM

Canada has prairies? We were taught all it had was snow. And mounties.


Posted by Wolf | May 16, 2008 5:01 PM

Canadians are lovers, not fighters.

Unless they have to.

I fondly remember my days in middle school, traveling to school by canoe with the friendly Mounties, and living in our log cabins along Kootenay Lake.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 16, 2008 5:32 PM

Ouch! Heart-shaped ouch!

Posted by j4zz3rgrl | May 16, 2008 6:05 PM

Setting aside the idiocy of the accident for a minute, why is this woman going to jail? Who is pressing charges? The guy is backing he woman. Is the state stepping in and pressing charges to protect everybody from themselves or what?

Posted by Karey | May 16, 2008 6:46 PM

Yes, Karey. One downfall of universal public healthcare is that the state gets to protect people from themselves.

Posted by bs | May 16, 2008 7:51 PM

I am proud to be Canadian, but that is one bizarre country. And yet they have the rest of the world convinced that they are open minded and polite but also slightly boring...

Posted by RainMan | May 16, 2008 8:27 PM

It's not a universal public healthcare issue, if you assault your SO/spouse in this country police/DA may press charges even if the victim refuses to corporate. Unless of course you're a politician, then you might get away with it.

Posted by heat | May 16, 2008 8:54 PM


This was funny:

"And, obviously, he might be walking with a limp. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Salisbury police..."

Posted by Ivan | May 17, 2008 8:29 AM

Re the article @2:

While that girl deserves a medal for bravery, presumably that bite bled a lot. Isn't getting a strange man's blood in your mouth generally a very, very bad idea?

Posted by Natalie | May 17, 2008 12:09 PM

Getting his blood in your mouth seems preferable to his semen in your vagina or anus.

Posted by Jim | May 17, 2008 1:01 PM

These days, it seems that getting anybody's blood in your mouth, stranger or not, is inadvisable.

But huge applause to the woman for keeping her head, even if her attacker wasn't so lucky.

Posted by Wolf | May 17, 2008 5:36 PM

Every time I read something like this ("no more rough sex for you, Canada"), it just puzzles me. I'm baffled.

Once, in North Dakota, some people were in a car accident. They were being reckless.

No more driving for you, America!

I mean, I just think it's a weird reaction.

Posted by Hellbound Alleee | May 18, 2008 8:52 AM

@ 19: Yes, except for HIV (and other no-cure fatal blood-borne diseases) it would be preferred.

Agreed @ 18 and 20.

Posted by feom | May 18, 2008 3:12 PM

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