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The Erotic Reading CircleEvery fourth Wednesday (usually) at the Center for Sex and CultureWednesday, 7/23, 7:30-9:30pmsuggested donation: $5+Since 2006, we’ve been meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month to share and celebrate the breadth of erotic artistry in the Bay Area!  The Erotic Reading Circle meets at the Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (cross streets 9th and 10th). $5+ donation requested (no one turned away); donations support the Center for Sex and Culture. Bring whatever you’re working on, or whatever you’d like to be working on.Come join readers and share your erotic writing! Bring something to read – please try to keep it to about ten minutes or less — or just be part of the appreciative circle of listeners. This is a great place to try out new work (ask for comments if you like), or get more comfortable reading for other people. Longtime writers will bring their latest… newly inspired writers, bring that vignette you scrawled on BART while daydreaming on your way to work. Carol Queen and Jen Cross host/facilitate this space dedicated to erotic writers and readers.See you at the Circle!   

The Erotic Reading Circle
Every fourth Wednesday (usually) at the Center for Sex and Culture
Wednesday, 7/23, 7:30-9:30pm
suggested donation: $5+

Since 2006, we’ve been meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month to share and celebrate the breadth of erotic artistry in the Bay Area!  
The Erotic Reading Circle meets at the Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (cross streets 9th and 10th). $5+ donation requested (no one turned away); donations support the Center for Sex and Culture. Bring whatever you’re working on, or whatever you’d like to be working on.

Come join readers and share your erotic writing! Bring something to read – please try to keep it to about ten minutes or less — or just be part of the appreciative circle of listeners. This is a great place to try out new work (ask for comments if you like), or get more comfortable reading for other people. Longtime writers will bring their latest… newly inspired writers, bring that vignette you scrawled on BART while daydreaming on your way to work. Carol Queen and Jen Cross host/facilitate this space dedicated to erotic writers and readers.
See you at the Circle!   

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Dirty Words: a monthly erotic writing playdate with Jen Cross

Saturday July 26
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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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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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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Pride Reception in honor of Dr. Ted McIlvenna


Sunday, June 29, 3-5pm (longer if we’re having too much fun to leave)
Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission between 9th and 10th 
No charge; we will gratefully accept donations to defray the costs of the event
 
Please join us to honor one of San Francisco’s most extraordinary citizens! Now over 80, The Rev. Dr. Ted McIlvenna began activist work on behalf of the LGBT community in 1964 as a founder of The Council on Religion and the Homosexual, the first organization ever to include the word homosexual in its title. He was on the board of elders at Glide Memorial Methodist Church that hired Rev. Cecil Williams, then worked with him to found the Night Ministry, which this year celebrates its 50th year of offering wee-hour support and outreach. Ted went on to work with Willie Brown as his young attorney to free LGBT folks from police brutalization, orchestrating the famous New Years Eve Mardi Gras Event on the first day of 1965, which was raided by the police. (Ted planned for this, and placed several liberal lawyers and the wife of a judge, as well as other ministers, at the venue—all got arrested, a huge step toward ending LGBT police harassment in San Francisco). Ted has been instrumental in creating any number of San Francisco cultural and activist institutions: The Night Ministry, the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, Huckleberry House (for runaway teens, which still exists), Intersection for the Arts, the National Sex Forum, the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and more.
 
Ted’s fingerprints are all over the alternative sexual culture of San Francisco (and, in his early incarnation as a working Methodist minister, its progressive religious culture as well). The Center for Sex & Culture’s Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence both have doctorates from his Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality; without that extraordinary, sex-positive educational institution, Queen says, her career would not have been possible, and the idea for CSC may never have happened. (In fact, she first heard the term “sex-positive” there, and is pretty sure that’s where it was coined.)
 
Not hooked yet? Here’s more: 



Ted helped change laws regarding queer rights here nearly 4 years before the Stonewall riots in NYC.
He also was the person who first hired and worked for over 20 years with bisexual foremother Dr. Maggi Rubenstein.


He created the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (a PhD program) here is SF back in 1976, which still exists today.
Other noteworthy folks that have attended his school are SF based icons like Annie Sprinkle, Joe Kramer and Carol Queen, but people all over the US and the world have also learned there.
He created the world’s first International Museum of Erotic Art that was opened near the corner of Market and Powell in 1971, featuring the Kronhausesn Collection. Today his vast art collection of erotic treasures are on display at his Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas. Queer life and history are well represented there.  
Dr. Ted and fellow Methodist Minister Laird Sutton made over 150 sex pattern films of real couples of all combinations having sex on film for students to study.
Dr. Ted also helped usher in the British Homosexual Law Reform in 1964 along with the Archbishop of Canterbury (this was one of the greatest landmarks in his life, he says).
He mingled with the likes of Harvey Milk, George Moscone, Bill Graham, and was represented by Willie Brown for an infamous gay-bashing incident on New Years Eve 1965.
As a heterosexual man married for 57 years, his work with and in the LGBTQ community dates back nearly 50 years. 2014 will in fact be 50 years that he first helped change laws for queer folks.


Ted wrote the first Guide To Safer Sex in 1985.He collaborated with the Chinese Sexological Assn to open China’s first Research and Resource Center (near Shanghai) by donating their much needed library—this just happened recently.
He has been instrumental in so many changes that have occurred in San Francisco over the years due to his tireless activism: Ted’s motto has always been ‘You get more done if you don’t care who gets the credit.’
 
The subject of an in-progress documentary by filmmaker Robert James called THE NIGHT MINISTER — A Rebellion In 3 Parts, set to wrap in 2015, Ted’s story (starting in 1958 and ending in the present day—Ted doesn’t ever stop, as many of you know) is an extraordinary lens through which to view San Francisco’s unique sexual cultures. “We are presenting the life and times of Dr. Ted combined with pivotal players in his story and a rich ‘under-the-radar’ history of our grand City with Sexual Freedom as the main theme… with some side trips to China, Vegas and a few other spots,” James explains. See a clip from that work-in-progress here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g_nw_nVN80  The film’s Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/TheNightMinister



 






PLEASE pass the word about this event to anyone who might want to know about it!  






 
Pride Reception in honor of Dr. Ted McIlvenna
Sunday, June 29, 3-5pm (longer if we’re having too much fun to leave)
Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission between 9th and 10th 
No charge; we will gratefully accept donations to defray the costs of the event
 
Please join us to honor one of San Francisco’s most extraordinary citizens! Now over 80, The Rev. Dr. Ted McIlvenna began activist work on behalf of the LGBT community in 1964 as a founder of The Council on Religion and the Homosexual, the first organization ever to include the word homosexual in its title. He was on the board of elders at Glide Memorial Methodist Church that hired Rev. Cecil Williams, then worked with him to found the Night Ministry, which this year celebrates its 50th year of offering wee-hour support and outreach. Ted went on to work with Willie Brown as his young attorney to free LGBT folks from police brutalization, orchestrating the famous New Years Eve Mardi Gras Event on the first day of 1965, which was raided by the police. (Ted planned for this, and placed several liberal lawyers and the wife of a judge, as well as other ministers, at the venue—all got arrested, a huge step toward ending LGBT police harassment in San Francisco). Ted has been instrumental in creating any number of San Francisco cultural and activist institutions: The Night Ministry, the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, Huckleberry House (for runaway teens, which still exists), Intersection for the Arts, the National Sex Forum, the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and more.
 
Ted’s fingerprints are all over the alternative sexual culture of San Francisco (and, in his early incarnation as a working Methodist minister, its progressive religious culture as well). The Center for Sex & Culture’s Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence both have doctorates from his Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality; without that extraordinary, sex-positive educational institution, Queen says, her career would not have been possible, and the idea for CSC may never have happened. (In fact, she first heard the term “sex-positive” there, and is pretty sure that’s where it was coined.)
 
Not hooked yet? Here’s more: 
Ted helped change laws regarding queer rights here nearly 4 years before the Stonewall riots in NYC.
He also was the person who first hired and worked for over 20 years with bisexual foremother Dr. Maggi Rubenstein.
He created the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (a PhD program) here is SF back in 1976, which still exists today.
Other noteworthy folks that have attended his school are SF based icons like Annie Sprinkle, Joe Kramer and Carol Queen, but people all over the US and the world have also learned there.
He created the world’s first International Museum of Erotic Art that was opened near the corner of Market and Powell in 1971, featuring the Kronhausesn Collection. Today his vast art collection of erotic treasures are on display at his Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas. Queer life and history are well represented there.  
Dr. Ted and fellow Methodist Minister Laird Sutton made over 150 sex pattern films of real couples of all combinations having sex on film for students to study.
Dr. Ted also helped usher in the British Homosexual Law Reform in 1964 along with the Archbishop of Canterbury (this was one of the greatest landmarks in his life, he says).
He mingled with the likes of Harvey Milk, George Moscone, Bill Graham, and was represented by Willie Brown for an infamous gay-bashing incident on New Years Eve 1965.
As a heterosexual man married for 57 years, his work with and in the LGBTQ community dates back nearly 50 years. 2014 will in fact be 50 years that he first helped change laws for queer folks.
Ted wrote the first Guide To Safer Sex in 1985.
He collaborated with the Chinese Sexological Assn to open China’s first Research and Resource Center (near Shanghai) by donating their much needed library—this just happened recently.
He has been instrumental in so many changes that have occurred in San Francisco over the years due to his tireless activism: Ted’s motto has always been ‘You get more done if you don’t care who gets the credit.’
 
The subject of an in-progress documentary by filmmaker Robert James called THE NIGHT MINISTER — A Rebellion In 3 Parts, set to wrap in 2015, Ted’s story (starting in 1958 and ending in the present day—Ted doesn’t ever stop, as many of you know) is an extraordinary lens through which to view San Francisco’s unique sexual cultures. “We are presenting the life and times of Dr. Ted combined with pivotal players in his story and a rich ‘under-the-radar’ history of our grand City with Sexual Freedom as the main theme… with some side trips to China, Vegas and a few other spots,” James explains. See a clip from that work-in-progress here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g_nw_nVN80  The film’s Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/TheNightMinister
 
PLEASE pass the word about this event to anyone who might want to know about it!  
 
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The Open Relationship Discussion Group

 Monday, July 7

7:30-9:30

Center for Sex and Culture

Suggested donation is $15-20, no one turned away for lack of funds

The Open Relationship Discussion Group is a friendly, moderated, guided discussion for anyone interested in consensual, non-monogamous relationships, based in the Mission Control community and led by open relationship coach Marcia Baczynski. We meet starting at 7:30pm and going to 9:30 with about half an hour of informal social time afterward. Doors open at 7:20. Suggested donation is $15-20, no one turned away for lack of funds. Location TBD each month, until Mission Control gets our new permanent home. 

The topic: Self-Love

“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” – RuPaul

The world of open relationships often opens doors to all sorts of love. Many times, the awareness and self-acceptance required to do open relationships well can shift our relationships to ourselves. We may learn to stick up for ourselves, our boundaries and our desires in new ways. We can discover through various lovers what truly satisfies us in bed. And we can see things that are lovable about ourselves through our lovers’ eyes.

But in the open relationship world, self-love can also have a shadow side. It can excuse narcissism. Avoidant partners may try to foist their lack of intimacy off on your supposed lack of self-esteem. And it can be easy to blame ourselves for having whatever baggage we have.

Join us for a lively conversation about self-love. We’ll talk about:

    What does it mean to really love yourself?
    Is it even true that you can’t love another if you don’t love yourself?
    What is the line between self-love and narcissism?
    How can you encourage a love affair between your partner(s) and themselves?
    And lots more


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THE SEX WORKERS’ WRITING WORKSHOP IS CANCELED FOR THIS WEEK

Sex Workers’ Writing WorkshopSaturday, 7/12, 2-4pm (usually 2nd Saturday of every month, 2-4pm)Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us!)Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths. Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:+Street and Survival Sex Workers+Escorts and Personal Companions+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers+Phone Sex Operators+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!) **Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to  queershoulder@gmail.com.**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend.**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY.INSTRUCTOR BIO: Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and with queer, trans and gender-variant, intersex, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and her publications include The San Francisco Bay Guardian, $pread, Curve, Coming & Crying, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, and The Revolution Starts at Home. Gina is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk: a trans & cis woman dialogue,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between non-trans and trans women. She has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. She is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop, a writing class for current & former sex workers at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture (where she also serves on the Advisory Board). A graduate of Hampshire College, Gina is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, where she is working on a book of short stories. Find out more at ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily at queershoulder.tumblr.com 

THE SEX WORKERS’ WRITING WORKSHOP IS CANCELED FOR THIS WEEK

Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop
Saturday, 7/12, 2-4pm
 (usually 2nd Saturday of every month, 2-4pm)
Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us!)
Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries
 
This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths.
 
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:
+Street and Survival Sex Workers
+Escorts and Personal Companions
+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers
+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches
+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys
+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers
+Phone Sex Operators
+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!
(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!)
 
**Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to  queershoulder@gmail.com.
**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend.
**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and with queer, trans and gender-variant, intersex, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and her publications include The San Francisco Bay Guardian, $pread, Curve, Coming & Crying, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, and The Revolution Starts at Home. Gina is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk: a trans & cis woman dialogue,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between non-trans and trans women. She has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. She is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop, a writing class for current & former sex workers at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture (where she also serves on the Advisory Board). A graduate of Hampshire College, Gina is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, where she is working on a book of short stories. Find out more at ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily at queershoulder.tumblr.com 

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Writers With Drinks presents: “An Evening of Oversharing About Money”


When: Saturday, July 12, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM 
Who: Carol Queen, Charlie Anders, Berkeley economist Brad DeLong, and more!
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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BOOKISH BEASTS ZINE FEST at Center for Sex and Culture 
ZINES, COMICS & ART BY THE BAY AREA’S BEST CREATORS OF TRANSGRESSIVE AND EROTIC MATERIAL!

Sunday, July 13th from noon to 5 pm

This event is free to the public, but you must be over 18 to attend.

  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. Artists and indie publishers peddling their wares include the fabulous Tyler Cohen, California College of the Arts MFA in Comics Department, Ajuan Mance, Shayna Why, Dorian Katz, Tara Avery, Manic D Press, Elizabeth Kresteller, Laurel Lee, Jon Macy,  Last Gasp Books, Modern Times and of course the Center for Sex and Culture.

The zine fest is one day. Sunday, July 13th from noon to 5 pm. This event is free


     

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School of Shimmy: Burlesque 101

July 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Center For Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
Cost: $30
Contact: Bernadette 415-672-4735


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.

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Communication for Thriving Poly and Other Sex Positive Relationships: Overcoming Communication Obstacles

7/19, 10 AM - 4 PM
Center for Sex and Culture in SF
$40 Early Registration thru July 4, $50 after that date 

Do you strive for deeper connections in your relationships….More fun in your play….Hotter sex? This 5-hour Playshop is designed to help you discover what gets in your way of having successful conversations. I will be presenting a fun, experiential and interactive Playshop where you will have the opportunity to find out what gets in the way of successful negotiations and respectful, connecting, and effective communication. Many of us struggle with doing it peacefully and successfully, even when we thought we were skilled communicators.

PAST ATTENDEES COMMENTS:
“Loved the integration of so many approaches and systems into a doable practice.“

“I found everything you did useful. Thank you! I would recommend this to others!”

“Of the few communication workshops I’ve done, you are the best listener. What a good model for us.“

TO REGISTER: 
contact Karen Haas at karenhaas54@gmail.com or call 707-494-2205. In the message give an email address where you can be sent a PayPal invoice.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Karen Haas, MA, is a caring, and light-hearted counselor and trainer whose major passion is helping others experience the love and connection that they deeply desire. She has brought her workshops to the public at both the International Non-Monogamy Conference in Berkeley and the Northwest Leather Conference in San Jose, has been personally involved in alternative relationship life-styles, including Non-Monogamy and Power Exchange for nearly two decades.

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Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour

Sunday, July 20, 3pm

@ Good Vibrations Polk Street

FREE!

Reserve your spot here: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/706737
A monthly FREE tour of San Francisco’s most unique museum! Your great-great-grandmother might have owned a vibrator, and the fascinating story of our favorite household helper is truly stranger than fiction. Come see our collection of vibrators, spanning the 20th century, and learn all about their history with Antique Vibrator Museum Curator Dr. Carol Queen and her team of trained docents.

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HOW TO FUCK BETTER: SUNDAY July 20: Good Top/Bad TopAt the Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission $40 at Brown Paper Tickets: http://htfb141.BrownPaperTickets.comTTBaum and Integral-Eros present this comprehensive class for men! All classes offer anatomy lessons, practical tips, and demonstrations with live models. 

HOW TO FUCK BETTER: 
SUNDAY July 20: Good Top/Bad Top

At the Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission 
$40 at Brown Paper Tickets: http://htfb141.BrownPaperTickets.com

TTBaum and Integral-Eros present this comprehensive class for men! All classes offer anatomy lessons, practical tips, and demonstrations with live models. 

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San Francisco Dominance/submission Discussion Group  
Monday, July 21
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: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/   

San Francisco Dominance/submission Discussion Group  

Monday, July 21


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:
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/   

PERMALINK

Queerbody


Tuesday, June 17, 7-10pm

Get more of the sex you want—for gay/bi/queer male-identified guys.  

If you attended our free intro event, we’re going to go deeper and hotter and longer. The gloves are coming off, and maybe the shirts and pants too! This is not a sex party, but expect to have the opportunity to touch some skin. Underwear is staying on, but everything else is up for negotiation. And it’s all in service of your learning so that you can get more of the sex you want.  
It’s easy to know if this event is for you…
        Do you like sex? ☐ Yes ☐ No
        Would you like to have more sex? ☐ Yes ☐ No
        Would you like to have better sex?  ☐ Yes ☐ No
Did you check Yes to at least two of those? Most of us have some desires we’d like to fulfill but haven’t yet. Desires like:
        More connected sex.
        Feeling confident about your body and attractiveness.
        Sex with guys you think are “out of your league.”
        Letting go of sexual shame and feeling good about your desires.
        Sex with more guys or with one special guy.
        Trying sex that you consider kinky.
        Other __(what’s your desire?)___.
Whatever kind of sex you would like…
…are you sometimes standing in your own way of getting it?
In this workshop, you will begin to experience:
        Fearlessness in the face of rejection.
        Rewiring your brain to say “Yes” to the sex you want.
        The two things you HAVE to know for more satisfying sex.
        Flipping the brain switch to make getting the sex you want automatically easier.
Would you like to get more of the sex you want easily, feeling really good about getting it and really good about yourself?
        ☐ Yes please (ok, register below!)
        ☐ Naw, no thanks (um… we don’t believe you… so register below anyway!)


http://www.queerbody.com/event-registration/  is ticket link, pricing will be $35 in advance/$45 at the door.

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