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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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Closing Reception for Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer

Folsom Fair Sunday September 21, 4-7 pm

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!” 
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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San Francisco JacksMonday, 9/22 (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, 9/22 (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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The Erotic Reading CircleEvery fourth Wednesday (usually) at the Center for Sex and CultureWednesday, 9/24, 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!  TONIGHT! We launch the brand-new Erotic Reading Circle anthology, Sex Still Spoken Here! Come hear readers from the anthology, buy your copy of the book, and celebrate with us!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, 9/24, 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!  

TONIGHT! We launch the brand-new Erotic Reading Circle anthology, Sex Still Spoken Here! Come hear readers from the anthology, buy your copy of the book, and celebrate with us!

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!

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School of Shimmy: Burlesque 101

Saturday, Sept 27
@ Center For Sex and Culture
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us as we learn the art of Tease! Red Hots Burlesque is back at The Center for Sex and Culture presenting Burlesque 101: Bump & Grind Basics. In this two-hour workshop, students will learn the history of burlesque, how to create a persona and basic choreography. As well as learning to build your burlesque attitude; feel great about your body, and an open discussion about increased confidence and positive thinking.

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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School of Shimmy: Above the Boobs: Hair and Make Up Tips

Monday, Sept 29
 @ Center For Sex and Culture 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is your chance to accentuate your look, use hair pieces and wigs. Learn the proper care of fake hair, the secrets to being seen by the back row and just how to get that glittery lipstick. Most materials provided. Please bring if you have: base, make-up brushes, mascara and liquid eyeliner.

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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How To Create An Effective Online Profile & Write Messages That Will Get Good Responses

Thursday 10/9, 7:30 pm
$20

The world is the now the Internet … and if you don’t know how to use it then you are at a serious disadvantage in making any kind of connection: employment, social, artistic and – most of all – erotic. In this class, M. Christian will not just explore how to use the Internet and various sites as a resource to explore your own sexuality in any form, but also how to create an effective and alluring online profile. But creating a digital ‘self’ is only part of it: participants will also get tips on how to reach out in imaginative ways that will get a positive response, the important things that are too often forgotten and other social niceties that can be the difference between frustration and disappointment and having a wonderful and sexy time online!

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Monday 10/13, 7:30 pm
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/

Monday 10/13, 7:30 pm

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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San Francisco Dominance/submission Discussion Group
October 20, 7:30 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:
Jan20 Feb17 Mar17 Apr21 May19 Jun16 Jul21 Aug18 Sep15 Oct20 Nov17 Dec15
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* 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/
Last-Modified: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:18:00 PST

San Francisco Dominance/submission Discussion Group

October 20, 7:30 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:

Jan20 Feb17 Mar17 Apr21 May19 Jun16 Jul21 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.

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

Last-Modified: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:18:00 PST

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Erotic Reading Circle
Wednesday 10/22, 7:30 pm
$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

Erotic Reading Circle

Wednesday 10/22, 7:30 pm

$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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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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