The Indiegogo campaign ( http://igg.me/at/sssh-anthology) will take place throughout July with a goal of raising $5,000 dollars. A mighty goal, we know, but this money will go towards printing costs and actually PAYING our 27 writers (amazing right?!). As a volunteer-run project, we really need your help.
How can you get involved?
1. Donate! Every dollar helps! If you have more than that, you can score an e-book for $7 or splurge for $20 gets and receive a gorgeously printed paperback of your very own. The prizes just get better from there.
2. If you can’t donate (or even if you can) Tag us, Share us, Spread the word!
Sunday, July 20, 3pm
@ Good Vibrations Polk Street
Reserve your spot here: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/706737
A monthly FREE tour of San Francisco’s most unique museum! Your great-great-grandmother might have owned a vibrator, and the fascinating story of our favorite household helper is truly stranger than fiction. Come see our collection of vibrators, spanning the 20th century, and learn all about their history with Antique Vibrator Museum Curator Dr. Carol Queen and her team of trained docents.
HOW TO FUCK BETTER:
SUNDAY July 20: Good Top/Bad Top
At the Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission
$40 at Brown Paper Tickets: http://htfb141.BrownPaperTickets.com
TTBaum and Integral-Eros present this comprehensive class for men! All classes offer anatomy lessons, practical tips, and demonstrations with live models.
San Francisco Dominance/submission Discussion Group
Monday, July 21
o meets at the Center for Sex and Culture
o generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pm
o doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm
Join us at the CSC (Center for Sex and Culture):
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
phone: (415) 902-2071
for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutual
respect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance and
submission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among persons
of a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.
The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personal
interest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, within
their own dynamic, what transpires at the meeting. All roles, gender
identifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVP(*) in
the week preceding the meeting to either of these addresses:
Eric Arkouda EArkouda@mailworks.org
SF D/s Discussion Group mailing list SFDsDG@yahoogroups.com
A $5-$10 donation to our host, the CSC, is requested.
SFDsDG Meeting Dates in 2014:
Aug18 Sep15 Oct20 Nov17 Dec15
* RSVP: Please respond if there’s a reasonable chance of your being
able to attend; this is a requested courtesy, for my gathering of
rough numbers for handout materials, and for saying hello to you.
It is ok to redistribute this official description.
The Erotic Reading Circle
Every fourth Wednesday (usually) at the Center for Sex and Culture
Wednesday, 7/23, 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!
Saturday, July 26, door at 7, show at 8pm
The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street, San Francisco
$10-25 sliding scale, no-one turned away. A benefit for the
Center for Sex and Culture.
It’s that time again! Tomorrow you’ll be sniffing out leather daddies in a nearby alley, but TONIGHT….
featuring a passel of brilliant perverts including Jen Cross,
Princess Cream Pie, Philip Huang, horehound stillpoint,
Naamen Tilahun, Seeley Quest, Greta Christina, and your intrepid hosts
Dr. Carol Queen and Simon Sheppard.
See you there!
(As always, feel free to forward, repost, or otherwise pass
Monday, 7/28 (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
July 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco,CA 94105
Contact: Bernadette: 415-672-4735
All that glitters may be gold but all that glows is platinum! Have you ever wanted to make a costume that glows but were scared to mess with ‘all that nerdy tech stuff’? come talk nerdy with us and learn how to electrify your costumes. Electro-luminescent (EL) wire and LEDs are easy to use once you understand the basics. In this class you’ll learn to solder the components of EL wire and LED projects and a few different ways to use them on costumes. We’ll also provide resources for buying EL wire and LED supplies. Kits available for an additional fee ($10-30)
July 31 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free—must sign up here: http://hook-online.com/rentu/sf/2014-july-31-badass-business-bootcamp
This class will focus on web-based tools that can provide more safety for you while doing your work and create a more effortless first point of contact with your clients as well as additional tips and tricks for overall safety and sustainability.
Discussion Points includes:
What are you selling? Knowing this is paramount to every decision in regards to your business.
What is YOUR brand and why this matters and how is creates an unbreakable foundation for your success.
Who is your client/market? Step by step guide to identifying your ideal client (niche market) and developing a way to speak directly to them in ways that create more rapport/chemistry in your advertising and put them at ease during the initial point of contact all the way through to your first meeting.
Understanding the headspace of a client and how that will lead to better results.
Putting the pieces together…Websites, content, imagery, advertising and how they work hand in hand with your ads to create a more effective way to address your potential market.
Facilitated by Donia Christine, Business coach, educator and activist and TT Baum
Thursday, July 31, 7pm, $10
About the film:
Pioneer filmmaker Cheryl Dunye returns with a sassy, raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy underground of Berlin where love and taboo affairs collide! Cute power femme Dylan (Lil Harlow) and studly hotel clerk Claudia (the sexy Papi Coxxx) are suffering from monogamous relationship blues. Hellbent to Claudia sets out on a gender-bending roller coaster-now as Claude-through a subversive Berlin sex club while her lover has threesomes with her best friend Teo (played by the incomparable Jiz Lee.) Everything comes to a climax when Dylan’s mother (world-renown sex educator Maggie Tapert) arrives in town hellbent on releasing some tension. Fun, provocative and interwoven with personal interviews, Mommy Is Coming is filled with sheer delight - in more ways than one!
Rope Dojo® in San Francisco CA, August 2014
Midori is presenting her fantastic weekend intensive rope bondage training
in San Francisco, August 2nd-3rd.
People of all skill levels will receive concentrated and multifaceted
instruction in rope play, including Japanese style of rope, Shibari.
Midori and her co-presenter, DeLano of DeLano Bound, will be joined by the
team of trained Dojo Cadre instructors. Learn solid skills, efficiency,
fluidity and style. Gain speed and confidence. Dive into psychological
nuance and discover how to design amazing scenes that make your pulse
race. Discover the heart and soul of the rope pleasures. There will be
significant sections on better bottoming skills and the bottom experience.
Curriculum if this concentrated weekend workshop is built upon the
Shin-Tou-Shu-Dou method. It includes 17+ hours of instruction with lots of
hands-on practice, and a Saturday night social / play / practice time.
I thoroughly recommend the Dojo to anyone who wants to know about rope in
kinky play. Trevor H. Jacques; author and kink researcher.
Attendance is limited
For info and to register: www.RopeDojo.com
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St. between 9th and 10th
The Open Relationship Discussion Group is a friendly, moderated, guided discussion for anyone interested in consensual, non-monogamous relationships, based in the Mission Control community and led by open relationship coach Marcia Baczynski. We meet starting at 7:30pm and going to 9:30 with about half an hour of informal social time afterward. Doors open at 7:20. Suggested donation is $15-20, no one turned away for lack of funds. Location TBD each month, until Mission Control gets our new permanent home. Check back here for topic and location each month.