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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

P O S T P O N E D ! ! ! !

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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 Street
San Francisco, CA

 

TICKETS: sliding scale $10-$12

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San Francisco Dominance/submission Discussion Group  
Monday, Sept. 15, 7:30-9:30 pm
o   meets at the Center for Sex and Cultureo   generally meets on the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9:30pmo   doors open at 7:00pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm  Join us at the CSC (Center for Sex and Culture):     CSC   1349 Mission Street   San Francisco, CA 94103   phone: (415) 902-2071   email: info@sexandculture.org   web: http://www.sexandculture.org/   OpenStreetMap: http://bit.ly/14awr3x  for a directed discussion—held in a spirit of fellowship and mutualrespect, on matters pertaining to Mastery, slavery, Dominance andsubmission, with an emphasis on our M/s and D/s lives—among personsof a variety of backgrounds, views, sensibilities, and philosophies.  The meeting is open to adults having a sincere, positive, personalinterest in M/s or D/s, and who agree to keep confidential, withintheir own dynamic, what transpires at the meeting. All roles, genderidentifications, and orientations are welcome. Please RSVP(*) inthe 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:Oct 20 Nov 17 Dec 15* 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.Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG/  

San Francisco Dominance/submission Discussion Group  

Monday, Sept. 15, 7:30-9:30 pm

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):  
   CSC
   1349 Mission Street
   San Francisco, CA 94103
   phone: (415) 902-2071
   email: info@sexandculture.org
   web: http://www.sexandculture.org/
   OpenStreetMap: http://bit.ly/14awr3x  
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:
Oct 20 Nov 17 Dec 15

* 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.
Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDsDG/  

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Queerbody: Get More of the Sex You Want: Flirting & Cruising

Tuesday, 9/16, 7-10pm



Sign up: http://www.queerbody.com/events/9/get-more-of-the-sex-you-want-flirting-cruising/

    Do you want to connect with new people and potential lovers more easily?
    Have you ever been cruised and totally missed it?
    Have you had a friend point it out to you when you got cruised or flirted with?
    Are you ever jealous or envious of your friends who seem to connect with guys easily?
    Have you ever wished that meeting and picking up guys was easier for you?

In this fun and playful *free* introductory workshop, we’ll be:

    playing with body language and other non-verbal cues
    learning successful flirting and cruising techniques and strategies.
    changing the way you think about and experience flirting, so you don’t have to *think about it* but can just play and enjoy connecting with new guys!

Flirting is *fun*! It’s a way of playing with people socially.

If you sometimes find yourself stuck, paralyzed with nerves, or just plain confused about what’s supposed to be happening, this is a great place to come and have a new, more fun experience!

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Handball Academy: “Everything you’ve always wanted to know about fisting, but were afraid to ask” with Larry Shockey

September 17, 2014

Doors at 7 pm, program from 7:30-9:30 pm


The Academy’s Discussion Nights are held at the Center for Sex & Culture located at Mission Street, between 9th and 10th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; the program starts promptly at 7:30. There will be a short break at 8:30 and the program will conclude at 9:30 p.m. Light refreshments are provided. http://handballacademy.org/?page_id=92

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!

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.

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School of Shimmy: Introduction to LYRA with INDIA SKY

Saturday September 20
 @ Center For Sex and Culture, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come fly at the Center for Sex and Culture! In this workshop participants will learn tricks, holds, inversions and spins on Aerial Lyra, working up to a short sequence. This workshop is designed for beginners and those with some aerial experience. Wear comfortable gym clothing including leggings or sweats that cover the back of the knee.

All classes are open to students of any age or gender who want to shake it on stage or in the bedroom. No previous dance or performance experience is required.
email RHBreservations@gmail.com for your spot. 

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PERVERTS PUT OUT!’S PRE-FOLSOM FLING

Saturday, September 20th
doors 7:00, show 8:00
The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street, San Francisco
$10-25 sliding scale

Come celebrate San Francisco’s biggest, baddest street fair, with a bunch of perverted geniuses including Sherilyn Connely, Greta Christina, Philip Huang, Lori Selke, horehound stillpoint, and Xan West.. As usual, ringmasters Simon Sheppard and Dr. Carol Queen will oversee the delightful debauch.


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Folsom St. Fair!

Sunday, Sept 21

We’ll have a booth, we’re looking forward to greeting you whether you’re a seasoned Folsomite or a first-timer! Come see us!

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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. 

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San Francisco JacksMonday, 8/11 (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/

San Francisco Jacks
Monday, 8/11 (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: Panel Skirts with Lola Marinet

August 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Center For Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco,CA 94103

$30
Contact:
bernadette 415-672-4735
https://www.facebook.com/events/307766439374883/

Panel skirts have been a burlesque costume and tease tradition.  Students will learn choreography skills with the different panel styles and how to accentuate movement to create visually stunning movement and tease your audience.  Each student will get the opportunity to try different panel styles and weights to explore many of the options that panels bring to an act.  We will also cover panel costume design – how to make and attachment options.  This is a great class for students looking to try panels and experienced dancers alike.
Students who have a panel skirt costume already should bring it.  There will also be some practice skirts available for those students who do not have panel skirts.  Please wear movement clothes and shoes (if applicable to your performance style).

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The Movement of Your Erotic Thoughts – A Performance Workshop

with Marla Stewart of VelvetLips LLC (all the way from Atlanta!)

Sunday, 8/17—7-9pm

$20

Are you a creative type? Have you ever wanted to perform for your partner or put on a little sexy mini-show? This workshop is for the unreserved and the wannabe unreserved. We will teach you how to do a seductive striptease and perform in a way that will have your lover go wild. Turn your erotic intentions and thoughts into movements ​of passion and pleasure!!

http://velvetlipsllc.com/about-us/ 

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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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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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