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The PRIDE CELEBRATION CSC Book Sale will continue tomorrow too.

July 1st 12-3.

Come on by. 

CSC Library: 2nd Annual Book Sale! Pride Day, June 30th 1-4 

The CSC is proud to announce our 2nd Annual  Library Book Sale/Open House.  The 2nd Annual Book Sale will feature even more rare finds and wonderful smutty treasures than our first! Up for purchase  will be all the items from our online Alibirs Bookstore, duplicates of rare magazines and serials important to the LGBTIQA community, plus items such as, Heavy Metal, Penthouse, Playboy, erotic literature, art and photography, and much much more! All prices will be negotiable and proceeds will directly benefit the CSC Library & Archive.

Please stop in on Pride Day to enjoy the library, the art and being with great, smart, creative people at the Center for Sex and Culture— your lil’ local sex community center.

The Center for Sex and Culture Library & Archive was born from, and is sustained by, donated collections of books, magazines, journals, zines, comics, dissertations, works of art, videos, memorabilia, and personal papers of key members of the community.

For information about last years sale: The Center for Sex & Culture’s Spring Smut Sale: Own a Part of Our Sexual History written for the The SF Weekly by Alexis Coe

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Center for Sex and Culture Library & Archive Holiday Soirée
Sunday, December 9th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St., San Francisco
The Center is happy you are here with us this holiday season. We are having a soirée in appreciation of our members, volunteers, and interns and as an open house for our Library & Archives. Enjoy food, mingle, and check out our library! We will also be having a book sale with erotica, vintage porn mags, and more.
About the Center for Sex and Culture Library & Archive:
The Center for Sex & Culture Library and Archive was born from, and is sustained by, donated collections of books, magazines, journals, zines, comics, dissertations, works of art, videos, memorabilia, and the personal papers of key members of the community. It is being cataloged by a team of dedicated volunteers and interns, under the supervision of Anissa Malady, MLIS. To learn more, visit: http://www.sexandculture.org/lbry

Center for Sex and Culture Library & Archive Holiday Soirée

Sunday, December 9th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St., San Francisco

The Center is happy you are here with us this holiday season. We are having a soirée in appreciation of our members, volunteers, and interns and as an open house for our Library & Archives. Enjoy food, mingle, and check out our library! We will also be having a book sale with erotica, vintage porn mags, and more.

About the Center for Sex and Culture Library & Archive:

The Center for Sex & Culture Library and Archive was born from, and is sustained by, donated collections of books, magazines, journals, zines, comics, dissertations, works of art, videos, memorabilia, and the personal papers of key members of the community. It is being cataloged by a team of dedicated volunteers and interns, under the supervision of Anissa Malady, MLIS. To learn more, visit: http://www.sexandculture.org/lbry

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CSC LIBRARY SPRING SMUT SALE

4/28 10am-5pm

CSC Members in first

Membership Preview: 4/27 8pm

Duplicate and rare titles: Heavy Metal, Penthouse, Playboy, erotic literature, erotic art and photography

1349 Mission St. San Francisco

http://sexandculture.org/

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Lovely people! Please become a member of CSC! Membership has its privileges — and helps us do our work. To thank you for becoming a member before the end of the month (that’s March), we’re going to randomly select one person who joins to win a fabulous gift basket from our generous friends at Good Vibrations! AND everyone who becomes a member this month will be invited to a special Members Command Performance of my solo spoken word piece, Peep Show — a full evening of story-telling and secrets revealed from my stint at San Francisco’s finest sex palace, the Lusty Lady Theatre! We’ve scheduled this for Friday, March 23. All new and renewing members get in FREE!AND to sweeten the deal further — everyone who joins at Library level and above will have the opportunity to preview our first-ever Library Sex Seconds Sale! Yes, we’re making room for more books by moving along those items that are duplicates, and we have a super-sexy and bookish sale coming up soon. Preview members can shop for the cream of the crop! (Ahem.)If you do not already receive our twice-monthly calendar newsletters, please let us know that you’d like to be added to our email list here: carol@sexandculture.org. We won’t share this list; we keep it private and try to send you a reasonable amount of communication, not too much and not too little! Here are details of our Membership Program:Becoming a member of the Center for Sex & Culture is a great way to enjoy all the classes and events we host. Library and higher levels of membership also give you the opportunity to utilize our amazing collection of books and media as well as view some of our rare archival collection. It is also a great way to support CSC’s ability to offer quality programming and sex education.Membership TypesBasic MembershipIncludes: discount to many events and classes, invitation to member-only events $60/year Regular   $30/year  Students / SeniorsLibrary MembershipIncludes: access to the library/archive and ability to check out certain materials, invitation to member-only events, special viewings of archival materials$100/year Regular $50/year Students / SeniorsSilver MembershipIncludes: discount on events and classes, member-only events, access to the library/archive with check-out ability, special viewings of archival materials  $200/year Regular  $100/year Students / SeniorsGold MembershipIncludes: discount on events and classes plus four free event admission for you plus a guest, member-only events, access to library/archive with check-out ability, special viewings of archival materials$400/year Regular   $200/year Students / SeniorsNote on membership restrictions: Members must be 18 or older. Certain events held at CSC but not produced by us may decline to honor our free or discounted event admissions. Certain materials may not be checked out from the library even by members. (Please note: Check-out privileges are still on hold while we finish cataloging the collection, but we are about to set up special library access days.)To become a member send a check or money order (made out to The Center for Sex & Culture or CSC) to our mailing address:2261 Market St. #455-ASF CA 94114You can also join by credit card, by using the Causes button on the left toolbar [“Help Support Carol Queen’s Birthday”]. Kindly just email us at info@sexandculture.org to let us know whether your contribution was a membership payment, general donation, or a donation to a specific project. Mailing a check gets the bills paid quicker, but next month there will be bills too… so do what feels right to you.Thank you so very much for your support! We could not sustain this all-volunteer labor of love, pleasure and enlightenment were it not for you and the rest of our CSC community and the sexuality and other Bay Area (and beyond) constituencies we serve. Please feel free to forward this mailing to any lists and individuals you feel would appreciate it.xoxox—Carol, Robert, LibraryVixen, Marlene, Dorian, Dina, our Board, Marilyn, and all the other fabulous CSC volunteers!
Lovely people! Please become a member of CSC! Membership has its privileges — and helps us do our work. To thank you for becoming a member before the end of the month (that’s March), we’re going to randomly select one person who joins to win a fabulous gift basket from our generous friends at Good Vibrations! AND everyone who becomes a member this month will be invited to a special Members Command Performance of my solo spoken word piece, Peep Show — a full evening of story-telling and secrets revealed from my stint at San Francisco’s finest sex palace, the Lusty Lady Theatre! We’ve scheduled this for Friday, March 23. All new and renewing members get in FREE!

AND to sweeten the deal further — everyone who joins at Library level and above will have the opportunity to preview our first-ever Library Sex Seconds Sale! Yes, we’re making room for more books by moving along those items that are duplicates, and we have a super-sexy and bookish sale coming up soon. Preview members can shop for the cream of the crop! (Ahem.)

If you do not already receive our twice-monthly calendar newsletters, please let us know that you’d like to be added to our email list here: carol@sexandculture.org. We won’t share this list; we keep it private and try to send you a reasonable amount of communication, not too much and not too little!

Here are details of our Membership Program:

Becoming a member of the Center for Sex & Culture is a great way to enjoy all the classes and events we host. Library and higher levels of membership also give you the opportunity to utilize our amazing collection of books and media as well as view some of our rare archival collection. It is also a great way to support CSC’s ability to offer quality programming and sex education.

Membership Types
Basic Membership
Includes: discount to many events and classes, invitation to member-only events $60/year Regular   
$30/year  Students / Seniors

Library Membership
Includes: access to the library/archive and ability to check out certain materials, invitation to member-only events, special viewings of archival materials
$100/year Regular
$50/year Students / Seniors

Silver Membership
Includes: discount on events and classes, member-only events, access to the library/archive with check-out ability, special viewings of archival materials  
$200/year Regular  
$100/year Students / Seniors

Gold Membership
Includes: discount on events and classes plus four free event admission for you plus a guest, member-only events, access to library/archive with check-out ability, special viewings of archival materials
$400/year Regular   
$200/year Students / Seniors

Note on membership restrictions: Members must be 18 or older. Certain events held at CSC but not produced by us may decline to honor our free or discounted event admissions. Certain materials may not be checked out from the library even by members. (Please note: Check-out privileges are still on hold while we finish cataloging the collection, but we are about to set up special library access days.)

To become a member send a check or money order (made out to The Center for Sex & Culture or CSC) to our mailing address:

2261 Market St. #455-A
SF CA 94114

You can also join by credit card, by using the Causes button on the left toolbar [“Help Support Carol Queen’s Birthday”]. Kindly just email us at info@sexandculture.org to let us know whether your contribution was a membership payment, general donation, or a donation to a specific project. Mailing a check gets the bills paid quicker, but next month there will be bills too… so do what feels right to you.

Thank you so very much for your support! We could not sustain this all-volunteer labor of love, pleasure and enlightenment were it not for you and the rest of our CSC community and the sexuality and other Bay Area (and beyond) constituencies we serve. Please feel free to forward this mailing to any lists and individuals you feel would appreciate it.

xoxox—Carol, Robert, LibraryVixen, Marlene, Dorian, Dina, our Board, Marilyn, and all the other fabulous CSC volunteers!
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Old library catalog card held at CSC reads: Art, Immoral — See Erotic art

Photo by Marilyn Roxie

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Tag cloud for the Center for Sex & Culture’s Goodreads collection

The Center for Sex and Culture library collection is on Goodreads! You can follow the collection (books are still being added into the account regularly) and friend us at the link below:

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6336591-center-for-sex-culture

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Another look at our cozy library space

Picture by Marilyn Roxie

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I am so proud of what has been accomplished in the last week to get this very important library together and nearing future use here at the Center for Sex and Culture.

I cannot sufficiently begin to thank all the hard working interns and volunteers, none this could have happened without you. Your role is a service to our community. 

On that note, please join this community as we celebrate Folsom St. Fair 2011, byGIVING TILL IT HURTS!!!

Come out to Folsom, get spanked, save the world.

Each year, Society of Janus holds a Charty Spanking and Flogging booth at Folsom Street Fair, the proceeds benefitting a local organization. This year, our designated beneficiary is Center for Sex & Culture
If you are a CSC supporter, we ask that you stop by the Janus booth on 9th between Folsom and Harrison and have some fun by getting spanked. Donations start at just $5 and there will be some really hot tops.

PS – Besides Janus’s generous sponsorship, we’ll be sharing a booth with Fantasy Makers again this year – more butt-warming and other naughtiness there too! And don’t miss our other Folsom Day goings-on:

SC Open House

Come by CSC (just two blocks from the Folsom Street Fair!) for our open house. 1349 MIssion St. bn 9th & 10th. Featuring archive show and sale of vintage dungeon equipment! 

The CSC Archive Show

Goodies from the Archive of the Center for Sex and Culture will be on display in a rare public showing of selections from the collection. The show features posters, photographs, letters, original documents and manuscripts, and other ephemera from a variety of historically, politically and sexologically significant sources. ’70s porn posters, original manuscripts of groundbreaking erotica, bondage toys of famous perverts and famous pervert places, a vibrating Nimbus 2000 Broomstick and more! Come see the beloved detritus of the movements that made San Francisco the Mecca of sexual liberation and libertinism that we know it as today.

NOT ONLY THAT! Here’s what our fiscal sponsee Mark I Chester is up to: 

For Folsom I am doing a group exhibition of sexual and erotic photography.  The opening is Fri Sept. 23rd and the show will have open hours Sat and Sun of Folsom.  Mark also will be doing a digital pix special on Sat and Sun.  The show will be open by appointment thru October. Mark now needs your support more than ever.  Hope to see you soon!

The Center for Sex and Culture 

1349 Mission St. between 9th and 10th, on corner of Grace St./Alley.

See at Folsom Street!

photo by lv

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  • Cherry Poptart Loves YA! Part of Dr. Robert Lawrence’s Personal Collection
  • Rare, by appointment only Pulp. 
  • Richard Kern : Model Release by TASCHEN 

photo by lv

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Center for Sex and Culture Library - unboxing and shelving books!

Picture by Marilyn Roxie.

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The Center for Sex and Culture has finally acquired library shelving. It is a very happy, proud and monumental moment for the Center. Soon we will be unpack the two full rooms of rare, unique, one of kind, historically significant and down right randy library material.

Our future plans include; the assessing of material, open library hours, access to our material via an online catalog, and a digitization project.

With the expansion of CSC,including our library and archive, we have plans to provide a space to produce webcasts, podcasts and a host of new accessible online sexual education and dissemination of accurate information on a larger world wide basis. We dream big. 

And dreamers cannot do it alone. 

A million thanks to all of our kick ass interns, volunteers and donors who lift, build, haul, clean, sweat, bleed and give us funding. We love you and need more of you. 

Thanks for all the amazing help you gave us in getting the new CSC library to step one!!! 

xoxo.

Library Vixen

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The Center for Sex & Culture is proud to be a recipient of a San Francisco Arts Commission Creative Space Grant, supporting CSC's physical space in three ways: developing our library (particularly shelving); improving our lighting grid, both for library and for our stage area; and supporting disability access to the building and its restroom facilities.

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