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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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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.)

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The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Times of Daddy Alan Selby: Open House, A Kinky Chill Room near the Up Your Alley Fair

Sunday July 27, 1-4 pm

free

Exhibit runs: June 6 – July 27

This is the very last opportunity to see this exhibition of art and ephemera that comprises the Alan Selby aka Mr. S collection before it heads to the National Leather Museum in Chicago - permanently! Come hang out with curator Dr. Jordy Tackitt-Jones, CSC staff and other perverts taking a break from the alley filth. (or come get spanked indoors)

The Mayor of Folsom Street! Alan Selby is history. Come take a look. More dominant and kinky than strictly sadistic, he was the “S” in Mr. S. Leather. He was the original San Francisco Leather Daddy, and the unofficial “Mayor of Folsom Street.” He was a tireless activist and fundraiser and an incorrigible flirt who mentored hundreds and fucked thousands. Those he knew became better, stronger, more knowledgeable and more powerful for having known him. Selby was an Englishman who proudly became an American. He was a gentleman and a Leatherman. He lived his life with good humor, courage, compassion, generosity and grace. He adopted the City of San Francisco, and it, in turn, adopted him. This exhibit marks the 10th anniversary of his passing. Artifacts, archival material and a selection of memorial art.

BIOGRAPHY
J. Tackitt-Jones is a native Californian and a long-time San Francisco resident now residing in rural Mendocino County. He is an independent scholar, curator, artist and activist. He received his Ph.D. in Visual Studies, with an emphasis in Critical Theory, from the University of California Irvine, and holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from SF State. Recent curatorial projects have included the exhibits Little Presents: Prints and Polaroids from the Warhol Foundation, and Tough Love: A Half-century of Masculine Homoerotic Imagery from the San Francisco Bay Area. Somatechnics has published his article A Martyr in the Archive: The Life and Afterlife of Harvey Milk’s Suit. His current research includes critical auto/biography, community history, curatorial and archival studies, homomasculinity, psychoanalysis and photography. He serves on the boards of the Queer Cultural Center and The 15 Association, both based in San Francisco. @drjordyjones blogs as Gay Highwaymen.
Got stories? Please do tell! Alan Selby’s biography will be published by Palm Drive Media and will launch in February, 2015. Contact @drjordyjones.

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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/

 

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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)

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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.
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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
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We are very proud to have two of the Bay Area’s finest local independent publisher, Manic D Press and Last Gasp,  joining us at Bookish Beasts this Sunday, July 13th, from Noon-6.

Manic D Press was founded by Jennifer Joseph in 1984. An award-winning literary press based in San Francisco, California publishing fiction, poetry, pop culture, music, art, narrative-oriented comix, and alternative travel books, we represent a diverse group of unique writers and artists, with emphasis on those who have been shunned by the traditional publishing establishment for lacking commercial viability, regardless of their talent or future promise. 

Last Gasp is one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground books and comics in the world, celebrating its 41st year in business. Over the years we have published, and in some cases brought to light, some of the most respected and talented artists working today, including R. Crumb, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Mark Ryden, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Frank Kozik, Todd Schorr, Winston Smith, Spain, Robert Williams, and countless others. Today, we publish 12-20 new titles per year, focusing on ‘lowbrow’ and ‘pop surrealist’ artists, as well as graphic novels and pop culture titles. We also distribute all sorts of weird ‘n’ wonderful subversive literature, graphic novels, tattoo, and art books, supplying them to bookstores and art galleries on six continents.

Women of the Underground: Art: Cultural Innovators Speak for Themselves, is published by Manic D Press.

The Fetish Coloring Book is published by Last Gasp

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csczinefest:

ZINES, COMICS & ART BY THE BAY AREAS BEST CREATORS OF TRANSGRESSIVE AND EROTIC MATERIAL!

BOOKISH BEASTS: Center for Sex and Culture is looking for  zine and comic book makers!

After the success and fun of last year’s fest, we are inspired to bring together and try to grow the audiences of local zine and comics artists who make sexy books. Center for Sex & Culture is a fantastic multi-use space that is perfect for gathering local artists whose works need to be celebrated for their blatant hotness.

Bookish Beasts is a one-day zine fest for the creators of art, books and comics featuring content on sexuality, gender and erotica. We aim to give artists the opportunity to peddle their wares, and connect with local readers who love and collect adult material.

The zine fest is one day. Sunday, July 13th from noon to 5 pm. This event is free to the public, but you must be over 18 to attend.

CSC provides 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. Please consider donating copies of your work to the library and helping spread the word about this great resource. All of CSC’s books are searchable through Goodreads and CSC’s zine database: http://www.sexandculture.org/lbry

If you want to participate or have any questions, contact us at:sexandculturegallery@gmail.com The registration fee is $20. To register, go to: http://www.sexandculture.org/ click on the red donate button on the right side of the page. 

Center for Sex and Culture 

1349 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Reblogged from Bookish Beasts
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SFSI Seminars is proud to present: Understanding Non-Standard Genders, Gender Transition, and the Issues these Individuals Face with Charles Moser

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/732920

(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!)

When: Tuesday, June 24th, 8-10pm
Where: Center for Sex and Culture (1349 Mission St, SF)

Every part of our culture is gendered and it can seem an impossible task to change one’s gender.  When individuals feel their assigned gender does not fit their own gender identity there can be great conflicts with society, loved ones, career, and themselves.  This talk will discuss the hurdles these individuals face in accepting themselves, navigating the world during transition, finding professionals to help shape their body,  their appearance, and the way they present themselves to fit their inner gender identity. 

This talk and interactive workshop will challenge what you think you know about gender, how the transition is made, the medical aspects of the process.  Participants will leave with a more sympathetic understanding of the process and how to help those contemplating gender transition to proceed.

About Charles Moser:

Charles Allen Moser is an American physician specializing in internal medicine and focusing on sexual medicine. Moser is based in San Francisco and focuses his research and practice on individuals in the LGBT, kink, and fetish communities.

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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Celebrate Bisexual Pride Day with the CSC

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Join the Center for Sex and Culture & Bi-Pride in celebrating Bisexual Pride Day this Wednesday, 6/25! Festivities abound for bisexual-identified folks of all genders and their friends, family & loved ones! 

4-6:30pm, Dolores Park: The 7th Annual Bi-B Q
It’s another year of laid-back fun, grilling and community building. Relax & celebrate with new and old friends.There will be hot dogs & please bring a potluck dish and/or beverage to share! 
Facebook invite (tell your friends): https://www.facebook.com/events/496849883748213/

AFTER

7pm, The Roxie Theatre, Frameline: Bi Candy: Bisexual Short Cinema
An international program of shorts that traverse the hetero/homo divide in brave, shocking and hilarious ways. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/715039551891076/?fref=ts

More info & Tickets available: http://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/frameline-bi-candy-bisexual-short-cinema/#showtimes

and LASTLY,

9pm and on- gather at The Lexington for a Bi-Pride Afterparty. 
Chat, dance & get down ! What more can we say?!

see you all this wednesday - <3

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CSC co-sponsors: Mondo Homo: A Study of French Gay Porn in the ’70s

Wednesday, June 25, 9:30 PM
Victoria Theatre

Bask in the big-screen glory (holes) of classic and très sophistiqué adult entertainment! This sexy and sweetly nostalgic documentary is an ode to hardcore porn films made in France in a bygone era of Nouvelle Vague–inspired camerawork, bushy pubes, and pre-condom abandon. Oh là là!

Tix and more details: http://ticketing.frameline.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=3209&FID=51

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The Erotic Reading Circle presents
Special sneak peak of SEX STILL SPOKEN HERE: An Erotic Reading Circle Anthology with special readings, fundraiser launch video &amp; an alumni open mic!
Wednesday, June 25, 7:30-9:30pm at Center for Sex and Culture Join us for an extra special Erotic Reading Circle event and enjoy advanced readings from our newest Erotic Reading Circle anthology! Hot company and excellent words &#8212; what&#8217;s not to love?! Suggested donation: $5 and up; $15 and up for a pre-ordered copy of the Sex Still Spoken Here anthology! All donations will go toward our fundraising campaign to publish *Sex Still Spoken Here: An Erotic Reading Circle Anthology*!In addition to our usual Erotic Reading Circle &#8212; bring a 8-10 minute piece of writing to share with the group for appreciation and response &#8212; we will welcome ERC alumni, unveil the fundraising campaign video, and celebrate this fantastic new collection of writings from the ERC&#8217;s most recent incarnation!Hosted by Carol Queen and Jen Cross!

The Erotic Reading Circle presents


Special sneak peak of SEX STILL SPOKEN HERE: An Erotic Reading Circle Anthology 
with special readings, fundraiser launch video & an alumni open mic!

Wednesday, June 25, 7:30-9:30pm at Center for Sex and Culture 

Join us for an extra special Erotic Reading Circle event and enjoy advanced readings from our newest Erotic Reading Circle anthology! Hot company and excellent words — what’s not to love?! 

Suggested donation: $5 and up; 
$15 and up for a pre-ordered copy of the Sex Still Spoken Here anthology! 
All donations will go toward our fundraising campaign to publish *Sex Still Spoken Here: An Erotic Reading Circle Anthology*!

In addition to our usual Erotic Reading Circle — bring a 8-10 minute piece of writing to share with the group for appreciation and response — we will welcome ERC alumni, unveil the fundraising campaign video, and celebrate this fantastic new collection of writings from the ERC’s most recent incarnation!

Hosted by Carol Queen and Jen Cross!

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Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy: Sexy Jazz with Fanny Galore & Arizona

Saturday June 28 @ Center for Sex and Culture 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tix: http://redhotsburlesque.com/school-of-shimmy/

Sexy Jazz is the high energy, sassy marriage of stylistic jazz movement and the sensuality of burlesque dance!
Students build movement vocabulary, strength, coordination, balance and style through jazz dance based across the floor exercises and center dance combinations….all while having a great time!
Class begins with a jazz-based warm up and stretch, followed by movement combinations across the floor, and culminating in learning a fun center combination.
Participants should wear form-fitting dance wear. Jazz shoes or foot undies are optional.

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