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BiblioBound: A Library Play Party
Hosted by BiblioButch

Calling all literate sexual beings & text obsessed perverts - come play at the Center for Sex & Culture!  We’re taking our cue from their gorgeous library and throwing a play party to celebrate the bookworm, nerd and typeset fetishist in all of us.  Let your naughty librarian exact those overdue fines in full!  Turn your homework in late if you dare! Dress in your nerdy, schoolboi, or geeked-out best and come cruise, flirt, fuck and play with the Bay’s hottest perverts.

All sorts of fun, kinky play & sex welcome! This party is in conjunction with Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo® - if you are a rope lover, bring your rope and claim an open rafter.  Perhaps you’ll even be able to spot a student hard at their practice! BiblioBound is for sapiosexuals* of all orientations, genders & inclinations. 

Proceeds from BiblioBound will benefit the important work of the Center for Sex & Culture.

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance. Feeling flush?  Donate more to support the community. Buy your online tickets HERE!

No one will be turned away for lack of funds; volunteer spots for full comps are available, please emailbibliobutch at gmail.com for details.

When: Saturday, August 18th, 8 pm to 1 am

Where: The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (between 9th and 10th Streets, on the corner of Grace Street.)

Please note that Mission St has parking restrictions so please follow all posted signs.

This event is strictly 18+, please bring your I.D.

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*Sapiosexual: 1. (n.) A behavior of becoming attracted to or aroused by intelligence and its use.


About Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo®: A two-day intensive, unique hands-on learning experience.  Next San Francisco Dojo in January 2013, for more please visit ropedojo.com


About your host: BiblioButch is a queer dyke activist & trouble-maker happy to provide a sex positive event in the Bay’s cornucopia.


About the 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.

* All ticket sales final and non refundable. If you aren’t able to attend, the proceeds will still go to the Center for Sex & Culture. 

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Anatomy of Pleasure Intensive with Drs. Robert Lawrence and Carol Queen
Three separate and different lectures! 
Saturdays, July 14, 21 & 28, 10am-2pm at the Center for Sex and Culture — 1349 Mission St., San Francisco
Pay what you can — suggested cost is $40 per session.
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR SEX EDUCATORS —  especially self-taught ones or those who have never had a formal anatomy class!
Want to know more about the senses? Who doesn’t? Find new combinations to make you and yours hotter, and learn the body’s many sensory secrets. Join us for a thoroughly eye (and flesh) opening tour of the body with way more area covered than just that enticing spot between your legs (though we will delve in there as well). Learn how nearly any sense can be a source of erotic inspiration! This is especially relevant for us kinky sorts who already think of the entire body as their canvas.  
Dr. Robert Lawrence has been lecturing about human anatomy and sexuality since 1980, and his knowledge has provided a proven, fact-based foundation for other writers and instructors in the fetish and SM community to build upon. Have you ever been told to take an aspirin or an antihistamine prior to being spanked? Dr. Lawrence first made the suggestion in 1980 (he still has his SFSI SM lecture notes). Have you ever heard of humans being shaped inside like a donut? How about proprioception and bondage? How many senses can you describe and play with individually? He can demonstrate at least 15 specific senses and can break them into more than 20 depending on how you split (or stroke) the hair. No matter your level of familiarity and comfort with the topic, this lecture is a must-experience for anyone committed to developing their sensual and sexual responsiveness. Demonstrations of reflex, dermatomes, sensory specificity and adaption will show you what you have been missing — and help you better understand arousal, BDSM enthusiasm, and orgasm!

Anatomy of Pleasure Intensive with Drs. Robert Lawrence and Carol Queen

Three separate and different lectures! 

Saturdays, July 14, 21 & 28, 10am-2pm at the Center for Sex and Culture — 1349 Mission St., San Francisco

Pay what you can — suggested cost is $40 per session.

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR SEX EDUCATORS —  especially self-taught ones or those who have never had a formal anatomy class!

Want to know more about the senses? Who doesn’t? Find new combinations to make you and yours hotter, and learn the body’s many sensory secrets. Join us for a thoroughly eye (and flesh) opening tour of the body with way more area covered than just that enticing spot between your legs (though we will delve in there as well). Learn how nearly any sense can be a source of erotic inspiration! This is especially relevant for us kinky sorts who already think of the entire body as their canvas.  

Dr. Robert Lawrence has been lecturing about human anatomy and sexuality since 1980, and his knowledge has provided a proven, fact-based foundation for other writers and instructors in the fetish and SM community to build upon. Have you ever been told to take an aspirin or an antihistamine prior to being spanked? Dr. Lawrence first made the suggestion in 1980 (he still has his SFSI SM lecture notes). Have you ever heard of humans being shaped inside like a donut? How about proprioception and bondage? How many senses can you describe and play with individually? He can demonstrate at least 15 specific senses and can break them into more than 20 depending on how you split (or stroke) the hair. No matter your level of familiarity and comfort with the topic, this lecture is a must-experience for anyone committed to developing their sensual and sexual responsiveness. Demonstrations of reflex, dermatomes, sensory specificity and adaption will show you what you have been missing — and help you better understand arousal, BDSM enthusiasm, and orgasm!

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The Erotic Reading Circle
Held every fourth Wednesday at the Center for Sex and Culture
June 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 next Erotic Reading Circle meets on June 27, 7:30-9:30 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 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!    

Photo by Marc Travanti
Held every fourth Wednesday at the Center for Sex and Culture
June 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 next Erotic Reading Circle meets on June 27, 7:30-9:30 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 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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Carol and Robert present “Seven Billion Sexual Orientations” at PRIDE NightLife

CSC co-founders, Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence, join the popular NightLife event at the California Academy of Sciences to contribute to a very special PRIDE NightLife, an Official SF Pride 2012 Event.  This Thursday, June 21, at 8PM, they will be presenting a talk entitled “Seven Billion Sexual Orientations” about supporting sexual individuality and diversity.  Support the CSC and support yourself by attending!

$12/$10 for Academy members; at the door or online 

Event Schedule

 for PRIDE NightLife:

6-8pm Rainforests of the World (Last entry at 7:45pm)



6-10pm Earthquake- New Exhibit!/ West Pavilion



6:30-10pm Hard French SF Photo Booth, Haute Gloo Craft Station, Rainbow World Fund, AIDS Memorial Grove, & LGBT Center/ African Hall

6-10pm Verasphere/ Roaming



6-10pm Juanita MORE! & DJ Pink Lightning and DJ Rapid Fire from Stay Gold/ East Pavilion



6-10pm Hard French DJs Carnita & Brown Amy/ Aquarium



6-10pm Pride Cocktail Tour/ Bars Throughout

6-10pm Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt Tastings/ Children’s Gallery (East)

6:30pm “Stargayzing”/ Planetarium

7:30pm Gender & Sexuality in the Animal Kingdom with Academy Biologist Nicole Chaney/ Aquarium (Animal Attraction)

7:30 & 8:30pm (Limited Seating) Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet/ Planetarium



8:00pm “Seven Billion Sexual Orientations” - Talk by Carol Queen & Robert Lawrence/ Forum (2nd Floor)



8:45pm Drag Performance & “Transpecies” Costume Contest hosted by Heklina of Trannyshack/ Piazza

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The Biggest Quake: New thinking on the San Francisco AIDS epidemic

ALL SHOWS FREE! JUNE 14-15-16, 7pm  New material in every show

Metropolitan Community Church, 150 Eureka near 18th

 Mark ABRAMSON, Justin CHIN, Brontez PURNELL, Carol QUEEN, Kirk READ, Julia SERANO, Karl SOEHNLEIN, Ed WOLF

The Biggest Quake brings together eight San Francisco artists with varied backgrounds in writing, performance art, music, public health, science and AIDS activism. Topics will include barebacking, pre-exposure HIV medications, crystal meth, the missing generations of trans women, being newly infected, helping people commit suicide and ACT UP. A rich brew. WE PROMISE there will be no cliches about being HIV positive and thriving and no one will tell you that men who bareback have low self esteem. In preparation for these three evenings, the eight artists created brand new essays and performance works in collaboration with one another. The location, Metropolitan Community Church, was ground zero for hundreds of memorial services during the peak of the AIDS years. The work promises to be funny, touching, harrowing, historical and controversial. The artists spent hours having conversations as a group and individually, deepening their understanding of the AIDS epidemic. The variety of voices here creates a dialogue that goes across generational, gender, and experiential lines. The purpose of this project is to generate new stories and thinking about AIDS and to spark a resurgence of artists making work about the epidemic, in terms of history, where we are now, and the future imaginary. 

Mark Abramson was a Midwestern farm boy who joined the great gay migration to San Francisco in the 1970s. His writing has appeared in the gay press as far back as Christopher Street, Fag Rag, Gay Sunshine and Mouth of the Dragon. Like the central character in his best-selling “Beach Reading" series, Mark Abramson grew up in Minnesota and worked as a waiter in the Castro, but Mark is better known as a bartender and co-producer of “Men Behind Bars,” an annual AIDS benefit and the huge dance parties on San Francisco piers called "Pier Pressure" and "High Tea.” 

Justin Chin’s third book of poetry, Gutted, received the Publishing Triangle’s 2007 Thom Gunn Award for Poetry, and was a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards, and the Assoc. for Asian American Studies Book Awards. His other books of poetry are Bite Hard, and Harmless Medicine, a 2002 Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Awards finalist. He is also the author of three collections of essays: Burden of Ashes, Mongrel: Essays, Diatribes & Pranks, and Attack of the Man-Eating Lotus Blossoms; and most recently, the short story collection, 98 Wounds.

Brontez Purnell is a zinester, writer, dancer and musician, who now lives in California. Brontez was originally from Triana, Alabama, then moving to Huntsville, Alabama, and then to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he released Schlepp Fanzine while still living at home. He then relocated on hisown to Oakland, California, where he released his next zine, Fag School. He is also the mastermind behind the band The Younger Lovers and is an ex-member of queer electro band Gravy Train!!!! Brontez has written for various publications, including the on-line edition of Jigsaw, and has also written a column called “She’s Over It” for Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll. He has read his work at Lit Quake in San Francisco. He is currently working on his first novella “Johnny, Would You Love Me If My Dick Were Bigger? (Diary of an American Waiter Bored at Work).

Carol Queen has a PhD in sexology; she calls herself a “cultural sexologist” because her earlier academic degree is in sociology: while she addresses individual issues, her overarching interest is in cultural impacts (gender, shame, access to education, etc.) on sexuality. Queen has worked at GoodVibrations (www.goodvibes.com <http://www.goodvibes.com/> ), the woman-founded sexuality company based in San Francisco that turned 35 year old this year, since 1990. She serves as Staff Sexologist and Chief Cultural Officer. She is also the founding director (with her partner Robert Morgan Lawrence) of the Center for Sex & Culture, a non-profit sex ed and arts center San Francisco ( www.sexandculture.org<http://www.sexandculture.org/> ), and is a frequent lecturer at colleges and community-based organizations. Her dozen books include a Lambda Literary Award winner, PoMoSexuals, and Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, which are used as texts in some college classes. She blogs at the Good Vibes Magazine, the Boston Dig, and at SFGate’s City Brights bloggers page. For more: carolqueen.com

Kirk Read (curator) is the author of the coming out memoir “How I Learned to Snap” and created the solo shows “This is the Thing” and “Computer Face.” He has toured with the Queen’s English, Sister Spit and twice with the Sex Workers Art Show. He is passionate about the intersection of art and public health. Over the years he has produced over 250 nights of performance and literature, including events addressing crystal meth, barebacking, computer addiction, sex work and HIV/AIDS from the perspective of artists and writers who create work from lived experience. He helped organize the Gay Men’s Sex Summit and the first two national Gay Men’s Health Summits in Boulder. He worked as a phlebotomist and HIV counselor at St. James Infirmary, San Francisco’s free clinic for sex workers. At St. James, he also started a support group for male sex workers. He cohosted the long running queer open mic K’vetsh with Tara Jepsen and cohosts Smack Dab with Larry-bob Roberts, a queer open mic on third Wednesdays at Magnet. He started Army of Lovers, an organization that curates queer art events. He started Formerly Known As, a festival of male sex worker performance, now in its fourth year. He believes in the power of art to shape and guide social movements.

Julia Serano is an Oakland, California-based writer, performer, and activist. Julia is the author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (Seal Press, 2007), a collection of personal essays that reveal how misogyny frames popular assumptions about femininity and shapes many of the myths and misconceptions people have about transsexual women. Her other writings have appeared in anthologies (including Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation and Word Warriors: 30 Leaders in the Women’s Spoken Word Movement) and in feminist, queer, pop culture and literary magazines and websites such as Bitch Magazine, AlterNet.org, Out,Feministing.com, make/shift and Clamor. In recent years, Julia has gained notoriety in transgender, queer, and feminist circles for her unique insights into gender, and her writings have been used as teaching materials in queer and gender studies courses across North America.

K.M. Soehnlein is the author of three novels: The World of Normal Boys, winner of the Lambda Award for Gay Men’s Fiction; its sequel, Robin and Ruby; and You Can Say You Knew Me When. His fiction has been translated into Czech, Italian and Chinese. He’s currently working on a novel set in New York City in the late 1980s and early ’90s, against the backdrop of the AIDS activist protest movement. His writing is included in the anthologies Who’s Yer Daddy? Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners; Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys; and Love, Castro Street. He has written for The Village Voice, Out, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7 and other publications. He was born in New York, grew up in New Jersey and has lived in San Francisco since the early ’90s. He teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. He lives with his husband, Kevin Clarke, in SoMa. http://kmsoehnlein.com/ 

Ed Wolf has been working continuously in the HIV/AIDS epidemic since 1983, as chronicled in the award-winning documentary “We Were Here.” He has developed HIV-related curriculum and trainings for a large number of national and international organizations and institutions, including the California State Office of AIDS, the Shanti Project of San Francisco, UCSF AIDS Health Project and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles. He’s facilitated trainings for counselors working in clinical trials in Lima, Peru as well as South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. His stories and articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Christopher Street, the James White Review and Prentice Hall’s Discovering Literature. Ed has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was awarded the HIV National Educator of Year Award from the body.com.

The Biggest Quake was made possible in part by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by generous grants from the William Flora Hewlett Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Queer CulturalCenter, Magnet, A PROGRAM OF SAN FRANCISCO AIDS FOUNDATION, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the California Arts Council and the Zellebach Family Foundation.

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Naked Girls Reading: Naked Girls Gone Oscar Wilde

(CQ is back with the cast!)

June 13, 8pm at StageWerx, 446 Valencia

Tickets on sale now…

http://www.fanfueled.com/nakedgirlsgonewilde

SO YOU WANNA KNOW ABOUT THE NAKED GIRLS, HUH?

Naked Girls Reading is a group of beautiful ladies who love to read…naked. That’s really it. There’s not a whole lot more to it. Should there be?

I mean, sure, we also like to do it in front all of you voyeurs via photos, videos and very  special live events, but you don’t have to look for something larger here – something pretentious or even seedy. Once you experience it, you’ll stop asking so many questions and just let the concept take you.

There’s something beautiful, something altogether more intimate, about a woman reading pretty much anything in her, well, altogether. It’s just that simple. So why are we still talking about it? Because people can’t seem to accept its simplicity.

Naked Girls. Reading.

or Girls Reading. Naked.

However you need to explain it to yourself is fine. And while you do, we’ll be over here… reading.

Naked.

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The Biggest Quake: New thinking on the San Francisco AIDS epidemic
 
ALL SHOWS FREE! JUNE 14-15-16, 7pm  New material in every show
Metropolitan Community Church, 150 Eureka near 18th
 
Mark ABRAMSON, Justin CHIN, Brontez PURNELL, Carol QUEEN, Kirk READ, Julia SERANO, Karl SOEHNLEIN, Ed WOLF
 
The Biggest Quake brings together eight San Francisco artists with varied backgrounds in writing, performance art, music, public health, science and AIDS activism. Topics will include barebacking, pre-exposure HIV medications, crystal meth, the missing generations of trans women, being newly infected, helping people commit suicide and ACT UP. A rich brew. WE PROMISE there will be no cliches about being HIV positive and thriving and no one will tell you that men who bareback have low self esteem. In preparation for these three evenings, the eight artists created brand new essays and performance works in collaboration with one another. The location, Metropolitan Community Church, was ground zero for hundreds of memorial services during the peak of the AIDS years. The work promises to be funny, touching, harrowing, historical and controversial. The artists spent hours having conversations as a group and individually, deepening their understanding of the AIDS epidemic. The variety of voices here creates a dialogue that goes across generational, gender, and experiential lines. The purpose of this project is to generate new stories and thinking about AIDS and to spark a resurgence of artists making work about the epidemic, in terms of history, where we are now, and the future imaginary.
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[SSEX BBOX] [PREMIERE] ♥ [EPISODE #5 GENDER SPECTRUM & IDENTITY] Monday, June 4, 2012 - 7:30PM @ Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
FILM SCREENING + DISCUSSION PANEL + DJ + DRINKS! 

PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW, INCLUDING:

DR. CAROL QUEEN, Ph.D, Writer, Speaker, Educator, Activist, & Founder of the Center for Sex & Culture

THERESE NOËL ALLEN, MA, MFT, Psychotherapist & Expressive Arts Therapist and Consultant

KELLY DEZART SMITH, Writer, Dj & Sex Positive Activist

DANA MORRIGAN, Queer Performer, Humorist, & Writer 

JACKSON BOWMAN, Sexual Health Educator & Community Organizer 

http://www.facebook.com/events/374379445947810/

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EPISODE 5: GENDER SPECTRUM & IDENTITY
Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

»> 7:30-8:30  DJ, MINGLING & WINE   

»> 8:30  FILM SCREENING ♥ (15min)

»> 8:45-9:45 PANEL DISCUSSION with the experts!

EPISODE 5: GENDER SPECTRUM & IDENTITY
Blast off into a journey through the gender spectrum in all its beautiful and at times flamboyant complexity.  

Here [SSEX BBOX] examines:

***The difference between sex, gender roles, gender identity and sexual orientation.

***What it means to be a woman, a man, neither, or both.

PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW, INCLUDING:

DR. CAROL QUEEN, Ph.D, Writer, Speaker, Educator, Activist, & Founder of the Center for Sex & Culturehttp://www.carolqueen.com/ 

THERESE NOËL ALLEN, MA, MFT, Psychotherapist & Expressive Arts Therapist and Consultant http://thereseallenmft.com/

KELLY DEZART SMITH, Writer, Dj & Sex Positive Activist

DANA MORRIGAN, Queer Performer, Humorist, & Writer 

JACKSON BOWMAN, Sexual Health Educator & Community Organizer 

Meet the director and [SSEX BBOX] crew after the film!

[SSEX BBOX] is a social justice web series and documentary that aspires to create sexual awareness worldwide. We believe that sex should be discussed, explored, felt and consciously experienced more “outside of the box”.  [SSEX BBOX] expands consciousness by examining and challenging two dimensional, archaic and obsolete understandings of sexuality and gender.  WE ARE COMMITTED TO CONSTRUCTING COMMUNITY, EDUCATION, & DIALOGUE and DISMANTLING IGNORANCE, ISOLATION, & SHAME. 

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Erotic Reading CircleWed, May 23, 7:30pm – 9:30pmAt the Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street (at Grace Street between 9th and 10th streets) in San Francisco (map)Description$5 suggested donationCome share new or old work with us! We listen non-judgmentally and share our responses with any writer/reader who feels s/he/ze can benefit from peers&#8217; feedback. And it&#8217;s great practice if you&#8217;ve been thinking about doing any public readings. We welcome writers of any experience level and every orientation.A Best of the Bay award-winning event! 4th Wednesdays. Facilitated by Jen Cross (of Writing Ourselves Whole) and Carol Queen

Erotic Reading Circle
Wed, May 23, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

At the Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street (at Grace Street between 9th and 10th streets) in San Francisco (map)

Description$5 suggested donation
Come share new or old work with us! We listen non-judgmentally and share our responses with any writer/reader who feels s/he/ze can benefit from peers’ feedback. And it’s great practice if you’ve been thinking about doing any public readings. We welcome writers of any experience level and every orientation.

A Best of the Bay award-winning event! 4th Wednesdays. Facilitated by Jen Cross (of Writing Ourselves Whole) and Carol Queen

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Femmes Go Dirty South!
Smart new words from dirty grrls


This Sunday!  May 6, 2012 7pm

Come on down to the Center for Sex and Culture (1349 Mission St, San Francisco) for a much needed influx of dirty femme words! This reading features our guest star, the very ferocious Alysia Angel, who brings the dirty South here to us in the Bay. We&#8217;ve also got a phenomenal lineup of local femme wordslingers Cherry Poppins, Gina de Vries, Daphne Gottlieb, Renee Garcia, Blyth Barnow, Nomy Lamm, Virgie Tovar, Carol Queen and Jen Cross, all of whom will bring you the very sharpest and most filthily-lipsticked writing you’ve been privileged to let shove into your body.Don’t miss this one. $7-15, NOTAFLOF.

photo by Dante Mandala

Femmes Go Dirty South!

Smart new words from dirty grrls

This Sunday!  May 6, 2012 7pm
Come on down to the Center for Sex and Culture (1349 Mission St, San Francisco) for a much needed influx of dirty femme words! 

This reading features our guest star, the very ferocious Alysia Angel, who brings the dirty South here to us in the Bay. We’ve also got a phenomenal lineup of local femme wordslingers Cherry Poppins, Gina de Vries, Daphne Gottlieb, Renee Garcia, Blyth Barnow, Nomy Lamm, Virgie Tovar, Carol Queen and Jen Cross, all of whom will bring you the very sharpest and most filthily-lipsticked writing you’ve been privileged to let shove into your body.

Don’t miss this one. 

$7-15, NOTAFLOF.

photo by Dante Mandala
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Erotic Reading Circle

Erotic Reading Circle

Tonight Wed, April 25, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

$5 suggested donation

Come share new or old work with us! We listen non-judgmentally and share our responses with any writer/reader who feels s/he/ze can benefit from peers’ feedback. And it’s great practice if you’ve been thinking about doing any public readings. We welcome writers of any experience level and every orientation. A Best of the Bay award-winning event! 4th Wednesdays. Facilitated by Jen Cross (of Writing Ourselves Whole) and Carol Queen

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Monday, February 13 – Carol Queen speaks at Harvard

Sex-Positive Health: How Public Health Professionals Can Promote Intimate Sources of WellbeingSexual problems of all kinds — including abuse, STIs, and misinformation — can constitute or contribute to public health problems, not to mention individual distress. Positive sexual relationships and sexual wellbeing are legitimate public health goals in themselves — how can public health professionals promote these, and foster the public’s (and the health professions’) understanding of and commitment to these goals? Join sexologist Carol Queen PhD for her take on — and group discussion about — these questions.

Room G3 at HSPH (677 Huntington Ave, Cambridge) 

Tuesday, February 14 – Carol Queen closes out Yale’s Sex Week!

Location: William L. Harkness Hall, Rm 119, located at 100 Wall St. New Haven, CT

Fee: Free!

Time: 6 PM

"Wisdom from Someone who Loves Sex to Someone Just Starting"

Many elements of our lives can facilitate great sex, OR sex that isn’t very pleasurable at all: the effects of good or bad sex education, role models, shame and harsh experiences, our ability to communicate. Pleasure activist and PhD sexologist Carol Queen explores these, and the paths to great sex she’s traveled along the way, in an intimate talk for people of all sexual experience levels. Mixing details of her own journey with academic information and the insights of various sexuality communities, she’ll look at the role of partnering and love, casual experiences, identity and affiliation, and of course learning solo.

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