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Queerbody

Tuesday, August 19, 7-10pm

Get more of the sex you want—for gay/bi/queer male-identified guys
If you attended our free intro event, we’re going to go deeper and hotter and longer. The gloves are coming off, and maybe the shirts and pants too! This is not a sex party, but expect to have the opportunity to touch some skin. Underwear is staying on, but everything else is up for negotiation. And it’s all in service of your learning so that you can get more of the sex you want.  
It’s easy to know if this event is for you…
        Do you like sex? ☐ Yes ☐ No
        Would you like to have more sex? ☐ Yes ☐ No
        Would you like to have better sex?  ☐ Yes ☐ No
Did you check Yes to at least two of those? Most of us have some desires we’d like to fulfill but haven’t yet. Desires like:
        More connected sex.
        Feeling confident about your body and attractiveness.
        Sex with guys you think are “out of your league.”
        Letting go of sexual shame and feeling good about your desires.
        Sex with more guys or with one special guy.
        Trying sex that you consider kinky.
        Other __(what’s your desire?)___.
Whatever kind of sex you would like… …are you sometimes standing in your own way of getting it?
In this workshop, you will begin to experience:
        Fearlessness in the face of rejection.
        Rewiring your brain to say “Yes” to the sex you want.
        The two things you HAVE to know for more satisfying sex.
        Flipping the brain switch to make getting the sex you want automatically easier.
Would you like to get more of the sex you want easily, feeling really good about getting it and really good about yourself?
        ☐ Yes please (ok, register below!)
        ☐ Naw, no thanks (um… we don’t believe you… so register below anyway!)

Will have a ticket link soon, pricing will be $35 in advance/$45 at the door.

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Control & Dominance Moves: Kinesthetic Rope 201 with Midori (Rope Dojo Elective)

August 20

Doors 7pm

Class 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ticket: $25/per person. Advance ticket sales only.

Learn effective rope moves to enhance control. What ever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you’ll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides.
Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Westen, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or Confrontational play, these techniques will integrate well into your fun!

No experience necessary.
You do not need to have taken Kinesthetic Rope 1 or graduated from Rope Dojo ® - but if you have, this will enhance your continuing education.

Bring: Two or three length of rope that you usually play with. If you’re not sure, bring two or three lengths of 20 to 30 feet of ropes. Some practice ropes will be available to borrow.
Yoga mat or towels are suggested but optional

Wear: Comfortable clothing.

Pair attendance is encouraged, but solos are welcome as well. If you come solo, you’ll be paired with other solos for practice.

This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.
You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo.
More info: www.RopeDojo.com

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Bacon, Babes & Bingo

Date:  Friday August 22nd—Doors: 9:30pm, Show: 10pm-11pm 
Mini Bacon Babes & BINGO FUNDRAISER for Center for Sex & Culture!
For ONE evening only, Bacon Babes & BINGO producers Hostess Dottie Lux + Ball Handler sASSy Hotbuns + Bacon Pusher GinO are mixing things up and hosting a fundraiser at the Center for Sex & Culture. Only 80 seats available!
Get your PiGture taken @ our #Instaham booth!
* Friday Aug 22nd
* 9pm doors, 10pm show, dance party all night!
* 1349 Mission St, all seating GA
* $15 pre-sales $20 at the door

We’re giving out free delicious nibbles to all & great PRIZES from the CSC, Sweet Asylum Beauty Parlor, Dollhouse Bettie , Modern Electric Studio, Tuesday Night Jump at Verdi Club & many more to lucky BINGO winners!
Want more info? Check Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/events/708313365889626
Please contact BaconBabesandBingo@gmail.com for more information or if you would like host a Bacon Babes & BINGO party at your location.

***don’t forget, this is JUST a teaser show, FULL 4 HOUR Bacon Babes and Bingo in September to be announced***
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Disabled Pride/Disabled Pain: Stories of Kink and Disability, a panel discussion

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Saturday 8/23 6:00-8:30
Suggested donation of $7-15 sliding scale. Pay what you can and no one turned away for lack of funds!

The Center for Sex and Culture is proud to present a panel discussion of disabled folks discussing their experiences with kink. Join a panel of bad-ass disabled folks for story-sharing centered on disabled pride, sex, power, and (even sometimes) pain. 

Panelists include:

  • Lyric Seal
  • Carrie Wade
  • Corey Alexander 
  • Leroy Moore
  • Nomy Lamm
  • seeley quest
  • Dominika Bednarska


Topics will include 
*coming into a sexual and kinky identity as a disabled person
*relationships between experiences of oppression and kink play 
*Access intimacy in kinky play
AND more!!

Check out our fb event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1436345039980958/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Accessibility info: While the Center for Sex and Culture is not ADA accessible, there is wheelchair access through the front door and chairs have fit in the bathroom with relative ease. Our automatic door opener sometimes works, so sooner to the event we will update as to whether it is working or not! Please come scent-free (also no smoking outside the door and please be aware of chemicals you may come in contact with throughout the day). 
***We are working on getting an ASL interpreter so as soon as interpretation is confirmed we will update the Facebook!***

Please ask if you have any accessibility concerns or questions!!!

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Dirty Words: a monthly erotic writing playdate with Jen Cross

Saturday August 23
Open the gates and let your writing voice flow
A half-day erotic writing group open to all
Fourth Saturday of every month 

Ever read through a sexy short story and thought, “I’d like to do that!”? In this monthly writing group, you can try your hand at some explicit erotic writing.

Come together with a fun and supportive group of writers and dive into your own sexy and surprising new writing! This group is designed to leave you more confident with sexual language, erotic expression, and your own writing practice. You’ll receive immediate and concrete feedback about what’s already working (and hot!) in your writing, and will leave with several new pieces of work.

Don’t be surprised if you find, as have previous participants, that you’re more comfortable discussing your own sexual desires after practicing writing about fictional sex! Bring your notebooks or laptops and your most open mind.

Unless otherwise noted, this group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month. Fee for this group is $25-50, sliding scale. Limited to 10 writers!

No previous writing experience necessary! Workshops held in San Francisco at the Center for Sex and Culture (1349 Mission St.); pre-registration is required — please write to jennifer@writingourselveswhole.org with questions or to register.
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Society of Janus presents: Anal Fisting 101

Sunday, 8/24, 2-4pm

Location: Center for Sex and Culture

1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Cost: $10 for SoJ Members & Reciprocals, $20 All Others

Dress code: Whatever Makes You Feel Good

Fetlife Link: fetlife.com/events/266066

About the Program

“Everything you’ve always wanted to know about fisting, but were afraid to ask.” Most of what we know about fisting we have learned from others. This program seeks to demystify fisting with a “soup-to-nuts” discussion of colon anatomy, safety, technique, communicable diseases, risk and harm reduction, diet, cleaning out, and much, much more! There will be a live demo.

About the Presenter

Larry Shockey has been a member of the kink and fetish communities for more than 20 years, and for almost that long, he has been leading discussions, workshops and presentations on safer fisting techniques. Larry has led programs for Leathermen’s Discussion Group, The SF Ring, Leather Levi Weekend, The Citadel, Sacramento Valley Leather Corps, and others; led discussions on creating the proper headspace for fisting bottoms and tops, developed a hands-in 5 hour workshop for intermediate players and has facilitated discussions for advanced players.

In furtherance of his desire for educating others, in January 2010, the Handball Academy was born. The purpose of the Academy is to provide an educational setting where novices, the curious and those wishing to further hone and develop their fisting skills can come together in an informal setting among their peers to learn, share and grow. The Academy sponsors 6 discussion nights a year, Novice Workshops, a 5 hour hands-in experience, and hopes to implement a weekend Academy in the near future.    

In June 2010, his booklet, “The Sacred Art of Fisting,” an outline of play, practice, and safer-sex techniques, was published thanks to a grant from the Stop AIDS Project. That booklet is now undergoing revision and its second edition is scheduled for publication in 2014 in both print and Kindle formats.

About SOJ

The Society of Janus is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, San Francisco-based education and support organization devoted to the art of hot, safe, consensual and non-exploitative BDSM. We are celebrating 40 years as part of the Kink Community in 2014

Janus provides an opportunity to meet others with similar interests in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Janus is an organization open to persons of all genders, sexual orientations, roles, and experience levels. Janus also provides a chance to get involved with the greater SF Bay Area BDSM community.

website: www.soj.org

Subscribe to Our Fetlife Group Here: fetlife.com/groups/1858
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/societyofjanus
Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/societyofjanus

**Add janus_events [fetlife.com/users/1603091] as a friend on Fetlife to see as we post new events**

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Panel discussion: Submission, Feminism and Trauma

Sunday, 8/24, 6-8pm

Join fellow women and gender/sexual minorities (GSM) in a group discussion about how submission intersects with experiences of trauma from within a feminist framework. 

The idea for this discussion was born out of personal experiences of being a trauma survivor, submissive, and a feminist. We at the Center for Sex and Culture believe there are far reaching implications in this identity that are not often discussed, and that it is a tenant of sex positivity to make space for (hard, traumatic) lived experiences as they relate to sexuality and gender identity.

some topics we could discuss: 

-how does a submissive role intersect with experiences of trauma?
-How, as a sub, to ask for/give consent in a scene with (a) partner/s when you are feeling triggered
- how queer/BDSM/sex-pos cultural events do/do not a center submissive trauma survivors and what this looks like— i.e. what are personal experiences of consent at queer/BDSM/sexpos cultural events?
-What is triggering? Are there commonalities between us?
-How does feminism and submission intersect, especially when some participants in feminist/sexpos culture emphasize sexual subcultures as a “safe space” (which is not always/often true). 

These are all heavy topics, but we believe it’s a conversation worth having. 
Resources relating to consent and survivors are posted on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1524174664460607/
 A possible second meeting (in a more casual location) can be arranged for us folks who might be needing extra care/conversation after this discussion. 

The goal is that this conversation will go the way the group wants— in order to do that, we ask that everyone who comes bring one topic/question they would like to discuss. 

A suggestion for discussion format (open to changes/other ideas):
6pm: introductions/ points of unity 
6:30: break off groups depending on size, group decides on topic of discussion 
7: come back together and discuss topics all together 
7:45: talk about what’s next relating to topics we discussed. 
8pm: wrap up

We would also love if other folks would like to moderate either as a group or by themselves! Send us a message and we can discuss :)

This discussion is open to subs/bottoms/switches only. 
Women = anyone who identifies as a woman and GSM = anyone who is not heterosexual and/or cisgendered.

$5 suggested donation for use of the space.
$10 suggested donation if you would like snacks & drinks.
we ask to keep the space scent free. 
accessible space.

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San Francisco JacksMonday, 8/25 (and every 2nd and 4th Monday)Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 MissionSF Jacks - now in our 26th year of Pubic Service!
* Just dik… desire… and lots of naked guys in a room!  
  * SF Jacks meat the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month   
 * Doors: 7:30 - 8:30 PM only, play until you’re finished    
* $7 Donation Suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds 
 * 13th Jacks Virgin is our guest!   
 * For more info, call: 415 267-6999http://www.sfjacks.com/

San Francisco Jacks
Monday, 8/25 (and every 2nd and 4th Monday)
Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission
SF Jacks - now in our 26th year of Pubic Service!

* Just dik… desire… and lots of naked guys in a room!  

  * SF Jacks meat the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month   

* Doors: 7:30 - 8:30 PM only, play until you’re finished   

* $7 Donation Suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds 

 * 13th Jacks Virgin is our guest!   

* For more info, call: 415 267-6999
http://www.sfjacks.com/

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Advanced and Kinky Anal Play

Good Vibrations, 1620 Polk 
Tuesday, August 26, 6:30-8:30pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Tickets: 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/794686 

People of every gender and orientation can get exquisite pleasure from anal sex. And some people think it’s always kinky—but they don’t know the half of it! Learn the ins and outs of back-door sex, especially the kind when it starts to get pervy, with Drs. Carol Queen and Robert Morgan Lawrence, co-stars of the cult sex ed movie Bend Over Boyfriend. There’s no better way to become a great anal top than by learning what the bottom is experiencing firsthand. And anal penetration doesn’t ever have to hurt—but when you want to combine pain or dominance with anal pleasure, there are some safe ways to do it. Learn about technique, safety, pleasure and more! Recommended for partnered or solo people at any level of experience who like roleplay, role reversal, power exchange, strap-on anal sex, playing with large toys, enema play, and more. For more about Carol and Robert, visit sexandculture.org.

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SFSI Seminars is proud to present: Will the Defendant Please Rise - Sex in the Courtroom

Tuesday, August 26th, 8-10pm

Center for Sex and Culture (1349 Mission St, SF)

Tickets:     http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/807692
(Please note both SFSI graduates and non-SFSI members can purchase tickets with this link. Feel free to pass on to other folks who may be interested in this seminar. Thank you!)

For more than a dozen years, former law school professor  and best-selling author Jay Wiseman has worked in court cases in which some aspect of BDSM was at issue. Jay is a multi-state court-qualified expert witness regarding BDSM matters.

Jay has worked in both state and federal cases, for both the prosecution and the defense, and at both the trial court and the appellate court level.  Most of his cases have involved major felonies, including two death penalty cases in which breath control play was at issue.
Come listen to him speak about the realities of being a BDSM expert witness, a definition of consent as a matter of law, and other aspects of legal matters, including potential liability for educators.
About the Speaker:
Jay Wiseman has over 35 years of experience in BDSM and was one of the early pioneers and builders of the BDSM community in the San Francisco area. He continues to be heavily involved, both in his local area and nationally, as an SM author, educator, mentor, workshop leader, video producer, expert witness, and activist. Jay has given hundreds of presentations on various aspects of health, relationships, and sexuality in more than 70 cities in the United States and Canada. In 2007, Black Rose presented him with the Vaughn Keith National BDSM Educator Award. Jay is the author of “SM 101: A Realistic Introduction” and the founder of the publishing company that later became Greenery Press. His “The Toybag Guide to Dungeon Emergencies and Supplies” book provides crucial information to both players and dungeon monitors.
A former ambulance crewman with years of experience, and recipient of the highest Red Cross commendation for emergency action, Jay now teaches classes in basic and advanced emergency medical care for BDSM clubs and other groups. After receiving his law degree in 2005 and passing the bar exam in 2006, he sometimes works as a part-time law school professor. His areas of special legal interest include providing legal support for alternative communities, teaching bar exam preparation, search and seizure law, and conflict resolution.
His website is, predictably, www.jaywiseman.com.
About SFSI Seminars:
Ever wanted to learn more about how to teach or work with a certain topic, but can’t find the right workshop? Sex educators, therapists, and health field professionals work with a constantly evolving body of knowledge. Join SFSI for a night of education on and exploration of a certain topic, led by a specialist in the field. Never stop learning,

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The Erotic Reading CircleEvery fourth Wednesday (usually) at the Center for Sex and CultureWednesday, 8/27, 7:30-9:30pmsuggested donation: $5+Since 2006, we’ve been meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month to share and celebrate the breadth of erotic artistry in the Bay Area!  The Erotic Reading Circle meets at the Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (cross streets 9th and 10th). $5+ donation requested (no one turned away); donations support the Center for Sex and Culture. Bring whatever you’re working on, or whatever you’d like to be working on.Come join readers and share your erotic writing! Bring something to read – please try to keep it to about ten minutes or less — or just be part of the appreciative circle of listeners. This is a great place to try out new work (ask for comments if you like), or get more comfortable reading for other people. Longtime writers will bring their latest… newly inspired writers, bring that vignette you scrawled on BART while daydreaming on your way to work. Carol Queen and Jen Cross host/facilitate this space dedicated to erotic writers and readers.See you at the Circle!   

The Erotic Reading Circle
Every fourth Wednesday (usually) at the Center for Sex and Culture
Wednesday, 8/27, 7:30-9:30pm
suggested donation: $5+

Since 2006, we’ve been meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month to share and celebrate the breadth of erotic artistry in the Bay Area!  
The Erotic Reading Circle meets at the Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (cross streets 9th and 10th). $5+ donation requested (no one turned away); donations support the Center for Sex and Culture. Bring whatever you’re working on, or whatever you’d like to be working on.

Come join readers and share your erotic writing! Bring something to read – please try to keep it to about ten minutes or less — or just be part of the appreciative circle of listeners. This is a great place to try out new work (ask for comments if you like), or get more comfortable reading for other people. Longtime writers will bring their latest… newly inspired writers, bring that vignette you scrawled on BART while daydreaming on your way to work. Carol Queen and Jen Cross host/facilitate this space dedicated to erotic writers and readers.
See you at the Circle!   

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CSC: TEN Years of Sex & Culture!

Friday, August 29
MORE TO COME!!

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Leather, Lace & Lust: An Evening Of Erotic Storytelling and Sexual Merriment

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
The Center For Sex And Culture
1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Doors at 6PM, Event starts at 7PM
Admission: $10

Come one, come all* to an evening of lusty literature by many of the best erotica writers in the Bay Area!

From the tempting tease of delicate lace to the steamy heat of hardcore leather, these authors and performers will amuse, delight, and most of all excite you in all kinds of new and provocative ways; This is an evening of witty, carnal, and provocative literary endeavors that will tickle just about every kind of fancy, a festival of playful sensual fiction that will make you laugh, cry, and get that oh-so-special tingly feeling in your nether-regions.

In other words, a night of kick-ass erotica performed by ass-kicking writers!

Our featured performers include:

    •    Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, is a best-selling, award-winning author of seventeen romance novels in several subgenres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing.
    •    Molly Weatherfield: “Twenty years ago, a mild-mannered computer programmer decided to spend some quality time with her erotic fantasy life, and Carrie’s Story - BDSM for smart girls - was born.”
    •    Mistress Lorelei Powers is a well-known bi poly sadist and Domme. She is the author of several BDSM classics, including On Display, The Mistress Manual, and Charm School for Sissy Maids.
    •    Blake C. Aarens is an author, poet, screenwriter, playwright, and a Black Girl Nerd.
    •    Jean Marie Stine is the author of a number of pioneering works of erotica published in the late 1960 and early 1970s, beginning with Season of the Witch in 1968, which was filmed as the motion picture Synapse. Her erotic short stories and novelettes have been collected as “Trans-sexual: Fiction for Gender Queers.”
    •    A.M. Davis is a poet, artist and novelist who lives in Oakland, California. Her first novel, You Were Always Waiting For This Moment to Arise, as well as her first poetry collection, Six Lifetimes of Love, will be published in late 2014.
    •    M.Christian is a recognized master of erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica and many others.


*no guarantees

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Writers With Drinks

When: Saturday, 9/13, from 7:30 PM to 9:30, doors open 6:30
How much: $5 to $10, all proceeds benefit the CSC 
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco

About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won numerous “Best ofs” from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels. The spoken word “variety show” mixes genres to raise money for local causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

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The C L E V E R Screen and the Center for Sex and Culture Present Courtney Trouble
September 25, 2014
7 pm
Please join C L E V E R Media Arts in collaboration with the Center for Sex and Culture for a “clever” conversation with queer porn icon COURTNEY TROUBLE. Courtney is the founder of TROUBLEfilms, IndiePornRevolution.Com, and QueerPorn.TV, as well of the director of 14 full-length films, including Fuckstyles, Seven Minutes In Heaven: Coming Out!, and the Roulette series.  


 
Courtney will present several of her award winning short films and discuss her female-forward porn aesthetic that has revolutionized the Adult Video world.  Some of her cast members will be present.
 
More about Courtney Trouble here 
More about CLEVER here
More about the Center For Sex and Culture here
 
Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission StreetSan Francisco, CA
 
TICKETS: sliding scale $10-$12

The C L E V E R Screen and the Center for Sex and Culture Present Courtney Trouble

September 25, 2014

7 pm

Please join C L E V E R Media Arts in collaboration with the Center for Sex and Culture for a “clever” conversation with queer porn icon COURTNEY TROUBLE. Courtney is the founder of TROUBLEfilms, IndiePornRevolution.Com, and QueerPorn.TV, as well of the director of 14 full-length films, including Fuckstyles, Seven Minutes In Heaven: Coming Out!, and the Roulette series.  

 

Courtney will present several of her award winning short films and discuss her female-forward porn aesthetic that has revolutionized the Adult Video world.  Some of her cast members will be present.

 

More about Courtney Trouble here

More about CLEVER here

More about the Center For Sex and Culture here

 

Center for Sex and Culture 
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

 

TICKETS: sliding scale $10-$12

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