Center for Sex and Culture

Jul 22

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/

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.

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,

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!   

Jul 21

CSC: TEN Years of Sex & Culture!

Friday, August 29
MORE TO COME!!

Jul 20

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

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.

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

Dirty Words: A Monthy Erotic Writing Playdate with Jen Cross

September 27, 1 pm to 4 pm

Center for Sex and Culture

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. 

Perverts Put Out: Dore Alley Edition

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
the word.)

Jul 19

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Jul 18

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: 415 267-6999http://www.sfjacks.com/
 

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
http://www.sfjacks.com/

 

Jul 17

School of Shimmy: Illuminating Costumes with Laika Fox

July 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco,CA 94105
$30

Contact: Bernadette: 415-672-4735

E-mail: rhbreservations@gmail.com


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)

Jul 14

Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer

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Anna Zusman
Opening Reception: Friday August 1, 7-10 pm
Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer

August 1 – September 21, 2014
Closing Reception: Folsom Fair Sunday September 21, 4-7 pm 
free

Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer focuses on work by Bay Area visual artists addressing themes of themes of sexuality, sexual identity, and gender identity in their art. Curated and juried by Jenn Moreno and Dorian Katz, artists were told “please do not censor yourself. Nothing is too perverse!” 

Doing Your Dirty Work is CSC’s annual group show of contemporary artists. This year’s show, as the title suggests, stays Closer, limiting submissions to Bay Area artists, and goes Deeper, presenting more work by each artist. By limiting the show to a dozen artists, rather than the usual few dozens, we hope to better allow the viewer to get to know each of these brilliant and perverse contributors to sexual culture making. Work ranges from embroidered doilies of porn star Sasha Grey’s face mid money-shot, collages of gay porn and auction house antiques woven together, digital prints of beloved artists lost to the AIDS Crisis in both San Francisco and New York, and racy yet old-fashioned pencil drawings of human-machine hybrids caught ‘in flagrante delicto.’

Join us at the reception to take a deeper, closer look at artworks by: Anna Zusman, Cricket, crissy bell snail, Emma Laughlin, Felicita Norris, gregory farrar scott, James Courtney, Jon Macy, Shayna Why, Shilo McCabe, Tyler Cohen, Win Mixter with Alex Fialho.

ROPE, SMUT & POPCORN! An Evening Social

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Everyone’s welcome!

Date & Time: Saturday, August 02, 2014 · 8:00 PM –12:00 AM  
Location:  Center for Sex and Culture. 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco  
Cost:  $10 at the door, $11.50 in advance & get free popcorn

Online tix: http://planetmidori.ticketleap.com/ropesmut/
Purchase tickets in advance and get a FREE popcorn

ROPE |      Hang out. Socialize. Practice, play or just chat about rope. Rope bondage games: whether you can tie your shoes or not!

SMUT |      Continuous screening from Midori’s collection of rare and vintage Japanese Smut videos, for your viewing pleasure. Kick back in the comfy cushions and enjoy!

POPCORN |   Movie concessions with popcorn, candy, pop & more!
Let’s get together to enjoy some bondage. Sexy fun shall ensue as we play with rope and “shibari”. Enjoy salacious activities against the panoramic background of smutty Japanese porn. And of course there will be popcorn & yummies at our concession stand!

Share! @planetmidori #ropesmutpopcorn

Bring your ropes! 
Don’t have any? Don’t worry; we’ll have a box of practice ropes for your experimentation and explorations!

This event is strictly 18+, please bring your I.D.
All genders, orientations & experience levels encouraged.

Sponsored by: Midori’s Rope Dojo® 
A two-day intensive, unique hands-on learning experience. For more please visit ropedojo.com

Location info: Center for Sex & Culture
The mission of the CSC is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health. www.sexandculture.org