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Sexuality Tomorrow: The New Dawn of Ethical Prostitution and Porn Production

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Thursday, 1/30
7-10pm
Center for Sex & Culture


"Sexuality Tomorrow”, Psychology Tomorrow Magazine’s San Francisco debut, will feature porn intellectual Nica Noelle, sexologist and founder of the Center for Sex and Culture Carol Queen, sex work activist and filmmaker Kristen DiAngelo and SF sex therapist Natalie Mills. 

The evening will be one part soiree and one part Ted Talk: a panel discussion on “The New Dawn of Ethical Prostitution” will be filmed for online distribution.  
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FEATURED PANELISTS

NICA NOELLE (http://bit.ly/1cAPOB3): Nica Noelle has been called “the most important erotic writer and director of this era,” and is one of adult cinema’s most prolific and influential directors. She is credited with setting off the “couple’s porn” trend with her former studios Sweetheart Video, Sweet Sinner, and Sweet Sinema Films. Since then, she has created four more successful studios with business partner AEBN including the award-winning Transromantic Films, Girl Candy Films, and Rock Candy Films. In her spare time, Noelle works as a freelance science journalist and is blogger for The Huffington Post.

KRISTEN DIANGELO (http://bit.ly/1cATjHP): After a lifetime of work in the sex trade, Kristen DiAngelo has decided to bring the profession out of the shadows with her documentary “American Courtesans” (http://bit.ly/157Uj81), in which she talks candidly with women ranging from streetwalkers to big-money call girls, hoping to erase the stigma attached to an industry whose workers are frequently victimized but don’t enjoy equal protection under the law. 

CAROL QUEEN (http://bit.ly/1cAQMxd): Carol Queen is a writer and educator with a doctorate in sexology. She is a former columnist for Playboy and the author of three previous books and editor of seven more, including Five Minute Erotica. She is an owner of Good Vibrations, a women-owned sex toy and book emporium, and she lives in San Francisco, California, where she also directs the Center for Sex and Culture.

NATALIE MILLS, MFT (http://bit.ly/1cAPLoS): Natalie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco. She serves San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and the Peninsula. Her services are affirmative for Sex Workers and those who love them. As Psychology Tomorrow’s unofficial Bay Ambassador, Ms. Mills was crucial in organizing this event.


 Have questions about Sexuality Tomorrow: The New Dawn of Ethical Prostitution and Porn Production? Contact Psychology Tomorrow Magazine 

Psychology Tomorrow Magazine
Unlike psychology magazines of the past, Psychology Tomorrow has a sex-positive approach. It explores the idea of sexuality as creative expression. It deals with the issues many other magazines are afraid to examine regarding sex, from fetishes to ideas about domination and submission, moving beyond conventional ideas about sexuality and the way we parcel things into “gay, straight, bisexual,” and broadening the perspective on peoples’ individual expression of their sexuality versus how we categorize them. 

Sexuality Tomorrow Website: sexualitytomorrow.com

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BOOKISH BEASTS: CSC Zine & Comic Fest
April 14th, noon to 6pm
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco

With Wondercon not in San Francisco this year there are not great comics events happening in April. Wouldn’t be great to have a local comics event that was as unique as San Francisco? The Center for Sex & Culture is a fantastic multi-use space that is perfect for a small gathering of local artists whose works need to be celebrated for their stance outside the mainstream. 

Bookish Beasts is a one day zine fest for the creators of art, books and comics featuring sex, sexuality, gender and erotica. We want to give you the opportunity to exhibit your works, and connect with local readers who love and collect adult material. 

This is a not for profit event that is free to the public, Although as we live to support local artist we will  need some help from you to make this happen. We are asking for $20 to split an 8’ table with chairs. You will be responsible for cashiering your own sales and all profits are your own. The CSC has enough chairs but will need to rent tables and promote the event. If this sounds like a great event that you want to get involved with please confirm right away. 

The event is one day. April 14th from noon to 6PM. There will some presentations and workshops following. Please let us know if you are interested in participating or would like to propose a workshop or presentation. 

CSC provides judgement-free educations, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectra; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and incoming issues of public policy health. Please consider donating copies of your work to the library and helping spread the word about this great resource. All of the CSC Library books are searchable though Goodreads and CSC’s Zineography, along with their growing zine catalog/database, which is currently being cataloged. 

If interested in participating or for more information contact us- gallery@sexandculture.org

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Embodied Sexuality with Amy Jo Goddard (7:30pm, Tuesday, 10/9)

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

$20/40 sliding scale

What does it mean to really embody your sexuality, hold it close and express it in everything you do? We’ll discuss what embodied sexuality means, why it’s empowering, and we’ll use movement, breath, play and partnered activities to bring it home so you own it in every cell of your gorgeous body. You will practice and walk away with concrete tools for overcoming your own blocks, staying sexually embodied, and connecting to your sexuality everyday. This is a fun, juicy, active class! Come play with us!

Note: Please bring a blanket/towel/sarong. 

Biography:

Amy Jo Goddard is a sexual empowerment coach, author, and sexuality educator. She is founder of SPECTRA, a mentorship program to help sexuality professionals make more money doing the sexuality work they are passionate about. As a David Neagle Certified Miracle of Money coach, Amy Jo helps women and couples create financial abundance, sexual pleasure and create the relationships and lives they desire. She teaches her Women’s Sexually Empowered Life Program in New York City and can be found blogging about all things sexual that make her tingle at www.amyjogoddard.com

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Sex-positive, a term that’s coming into cultural awareness, isn’t a dippy love-child celebration of orgone – it’s a simple yet radical affirmation that we each grow our own passions on a different medium, that instead of having two or three or even half a dozen sexual orientations, we should be thinking in terms of millions. “Sex-positive” respects each of our unique sexual profiles, even as we acknowledge that some of us have been damaged by a culture that tries to eradicate sexual difference and possibility.
Carol Queen (via thelastexistence)
Reblogged from The Eternal I
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Pictures from the CSC Archive Show by Marilyn Roxie

9/25, 11:00am - 7:00pm at 1349 Mission St., San Francisco.

Open all day for Folsom St Fair 9/25/11 with additional historic dungeon equipment for sale!

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.

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Art from The Arty Shoe Party

Photos by Marilyn Roxie

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