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Press Release – Sept 15 – Dhami Boo – Featured Presenter-Gifted Writer-Adult Sex-Ed-Erotic Reiki

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon Will Feature Gifted Erotica Writer Dhami Boo & Adult Sex-Ed – Erotic Reiki, Along with Attendee Readings, Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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Tuesday, Aug. 25 , 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PCSalons@gmail.com – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

PCSalons@gmail.comreserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – guidelines for reading.

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

 

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, Sept 15. Dhami Boo will be performing an epic poem of anal enlightenment, The Sun Within the Moon and the 69 of Life, as well as Himalayan Rhapsody, a performance medley of poetry and Kathmandu haiku from the forthcoming book, Driving to God in a Handbasket, self accompanied on a Nepali jaw harp and a homemade mouth bow.

 

An experienced horse drawn farmer, hooker, healer, artist, and esl teacher, with a queer perspective, Dhami Boo has a lot of gritty, memoir-able material. He teaches Reiki and Erotic Reiki. His performances of poetic tales of ecstatic consciousness have left a trail of smoking pubes from Bangkok to San Francisco and points east.  He’s been published in RFD magazine, the St. James Infirmary’s Occupational Health and Safety Handbook, and anonymously, by editor’s mistake, in Sterry’s sex worker anthology (Unconditional Love at Beck’s in Johns, Marks, Tricks and Chickenhawks). . You can find him at www.dhamiboo.com.

 

Prior to Readings – Adult Sex-Ed

Topic – Sex as a Healing Modality: Erotic Reiki and More – lead by Dhami Boo

 

Sex as a Healing Modality: Erotic Reiki and More

 

Dhami Boo will present his experiences of sexual energy as a healing modality and how he came to develop the modality of Erotic Reiki. When we view our sex lives through the lens of sexual healing, we see our relationships and encounters as paths to growth and transformation. When we put this intention in our lovemaking and erotic play, we create a ritual for change and healing. Amazing things happen in the breath of an orgasm. Erotic Reiki is one modality that espouses these techniques, but it all comes down to intention. And awareness. Dhami Boo has practiced and taught Erotic Reiki for over a decade around the world.

 

 

Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5-minute erotica, sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry.

 

PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 65 or more individuals. Approximately 20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (98 years young) will recite her original erotica/sex journals.

 

Salons gather the 3rd Tuesday of every month at TIME (The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge), 1315 Sansom Street, Center City, Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-7:30, readings begin at 8:00. Admission is $10, discounted for students and seniors to $8. Salon attendees must be 21.

 

Creator of this event, Dr. Susana, is Philadelphia’s best-known sexologist. She lends her voice to the Salon by offering relevant information to support the discussions that arise in the Salon and blog.

“…surprisingly comfortable….Salon devotees praise her for the space she has created….”

“I think Susana is doing a very brave thing.”

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2010

 

“There are laughter and tears along with the hot rush of blood – to the face.

Daily News, March 15, 2010

 

“I never knew such a life of honesty could exist. I finally found a home I can be comfortable in…this event changed my life.

First-time attendee and reader 2013

 

 

13 Things To Do In Philly This Week-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live This Tuesday, August 18

Philadelphia Sunday Magazine promoted Tuesday’s Salon under the page “13 Things To Do In Philly This Week.” They chose a lovely photo and gave it great placement.

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Nathan Kuruna http://nathankuruna.com will be taping the Salon to create a podcast – my new venture. Do come to be part of it, either in sharing your words (sign-up in advance) or with much needed applause from the audience.

Hope to see you at Tuesday’s Salon. Doors open 6:30, Adult Sex-Ed at 7:15, Readings at 8.

Nine Absolutely Untrue Myths About Porn—And One Fact We Can All Agree On

Before you read Dr. Marty Klein’s article on Porn Myths – a reminder – next Tuesday, August 18th, The Erotic Literary Salon-Live in Philadelphia.

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Nine Absolutely Untrue Myths About Porn—And One Fact We Can All Agree On

By Dr. Marty Klein

“Opinions about porn are like noses—everybody has one. But varying opinions are so contradictory, they can’t all be right.

We actually do know a lot about contemporary porn’s use and effects, so let’s get some knowable facts out on the table.

* Myth: Porn is mostly violent and misogynist.
* Fact: Most porn shows happy, smiling people doing fairly ordinary things. A lot of porn shows happy, smiling (and perhaps sweaty) people doing exotic things. And some porn shows adults pretending to play dominance and submission games. Pretending? Yes. The actors and actresses are acting.

* Myth: Watching porn causes erection problems.
* Fact: (1) There has been no documented increase in erection problems, so there’s no “epidemic” for porn to cause. (2) Of course most young men with erection problems watch porn—because most young men watch porn.

* Myth: Porn destroys good intimate relationships
* Fact: (1) No one chooses to watch porn instead of being in a vibrant sexual relationship. People do back away from the chance for a good sexual relationship for many reasons, such as anger, guilt, fear of intimacy, depression, and anxiety. The fact that such people may get involved with porn is not the problem.

(2) Sexually unsatisfying relationships are caused by many things, such as misinformation, medication side effects, hormone problems, anger, childhood trauma, fear of abandonment; a refusal to discuss the sexual disconnect is common. Just because one or both partners look at porn doesn’t remotely mean that porn is the problem.

* Myth: Most men hide their porn-watching from their partner because they know they’re doing something wrong.
Fact: Most men hide their porn-watching for one or more reasons: (1) they believe their partner would be uncomfortable about it and might insist they have a right to a porn-free house; (2) like most Americans, they are uncomfortable discussing sexuality in general; (3) they don’t want to confront the reality of their partner’s or their own sexual dissatisfaction; (4) when someone tells their adult partner “I forbid you from watching that in our house,” they are really instructing, “You better keep it secret.”

* Myth: Only a man would enjoy porn; women simply don’t like it
Fact: (1) Millions of women watch internet porn—some by themselves, others with their partners. Some women watch porn specifically made for them, while others watch the same videos that men do. (2) Fifty Shades of Grey is the best-selling book in history. It’s porn. Its readers are almost exclusively women.

Myth: Watching adult porn leads to watching kiddie porn
Fact: (1) The adult porn industry doesn’t make kiddie porn, doesn’t promote kiddie porn, and doesn’t want its customers to watch kiddie porn. (2) Can you imagine any adult porn that would lead you to want to watch sexual videos of children? Kiddie porn isn’t something anyone gradually develops a taste for.

* Myth: Porn is all about men’s sexuality and men’s pleasure
* Fact: Most porn includes a focus on the pleasure of the characters portrayed by actresses. This often includes cunnilingus, typically includes a female orgasm (no matter that it may be shown unrealistically), frequently shows her enjoying fellatio, and may include domination that she finds pleasurable. These are standard features of ordinary caring and consensual heterosexual sex.

* Myth: Watching porn encourages violence against women
* Fact: (1) Since broadband brought free, high-quality porn into almost every home in America, the rate of rape in the U.S. has gone down (according to the FBI). Yes, rape is an under-reported crime—and that was true before porn, just as it is now. (2) This decrease in rape following the spread or legalization of porn has been documented in dozens of countries including Denmark, Japan, and Croatia.

* Myth: Neuroscience proves that watching porn can damage your brain and even cause porn addiction.
Fact: No it doesn’t. (1) The brain lights up during all pleasurable activities, including watching a sunset and playing with your grandchildren. Of course it lights up during sexual arousal.

(2) While there are plenty of people with unhealthy porn-watching habits, no one has actually documented “porn addiction.” Unless someone has other non-porn mental health problems (such as bipolar disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder), almost anyone can modify their porn-viewing habits if they want to—making it quite different than addiction.

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Here’s a fact we should all agree on and act on: that kids need an intelligent, caring adult to talk with them about porn. Kids need to know that:
~ Porn is an adult product, showing adult themes and behaviors that will be confusing to someone without experience.
~ Porn is not a documentary, and doesn’t portray sex as it really is. It’s made by actors and actresses playing characters that someone made up.
~ The bodies shown in porn are not typical adult bodies. Just as the NBA, NFL, and movie studios select people for their unusual physical characteristics, so do porn producers. You don’t look like LeBron James, you don’t look like Tom Cruise, and you don’t look like Rocky Buttman, either.

Most of all, if your kid has any questions about porn or sex in general, she or he should ask you. And they won’t be punished for their question. You do promise that, right?Opinions about porn are like noses—everybody has one. But varying opinions are so contradictory, they can’t all be right.

We actually do know a lot about contemporary porn’s use and effects, so let’s get some knowable facts out on the table.

* Myth: Porn is mostly violent and misogynist.
* Fact: Most porn shows happy, smiling people doing fairly ordinary things. A lot of porn shows happy, smiling (and perhaps sweaty) people doing exotic things. And some porn shows adults pretending to play dominance and submission games. Pretending? Yes. The actors and actresses are acting.

* Myth: Watching porn causes erection problems.
* Fact: (1) There has been no documented increase in erection problems, so there’s no “epidemic” for porn to cause. (2) Of course most young men with erection problems watch porn—because most young men watch porn.

* Myth: Porn destroys good intimate relationships
* Fact: (1) No one chooses to watch porn instead of being in a vibrant sexual relationship. People do back away from the chance for a good sexual relationship for many reasons, such as anger, guilt, fear of intimacy, depression, and anxiety. The fact that such people may get involved with porn is not the problem.

(2) Sexually unsatisfying relationships are caused by many things, such as misinformation, medication side effects, hormone problems, anger, childhood trauma, fear of abandonment; a refusal to discuss the sexual disconnect is common. Just because one or both partners look at porn doesn’t remotely mean that porn is the problem.

* Myth: Most men hide their porn-watching from their partner because they know they’re doing something wrong.
Fact: Most men hide their porn-watching for one or more reasons: (1) they believe their partner would be uncomfortable about it and might insist they have a right to a porn-free house; (2) like most Americans, they are uncomfortable discussing sexuality in general; (3) they don’t want to confront the reality of their partner’s or their own sexual dissatisfaction; (4) when someone tells their adult partner “I forbid you from watching that in our house,” they are really instructing, “You better keep it secret.”

* Myth: Only a man would enjoy porn; women simply don’t like it
Fact: (1) Millions of women watch internet porn—some by themselves, others with their partners. Some women watch porn specifically made for them, while others watch the same videos that men do. (2) Fifty Shades of Grey is the best-selling book in history. It’s porn. Its readers are almost exclusively women.

Myth: Watching adult porn leads to watching kiddie porn
Fact: (1) The adult porn industry doesn’t make kiddie porn, doesn’t promote kiddie porn, and doesn’t want its customers to watch kiddie porn. (2) Can you imagine any adult porn that would lead you to want to watch sexual videos of children? Kiddie porn isn’t something anyone gradually develops a taste for.

* Myth: Porn is all about men’s sexuality and men’s pleasure
* Fact: Most porn includes a focus on the pleasure of the characters portrayed by actresses. This often includes cunnilingus, typically includes a female orgasm (no matter that it may be shown unrealistically), frequently shows her enjoying fellatio, and may include domination that she finds pleasurable. These are standard features of ordinary caring and consensual heterosexual sex.

* Myth: Watching porn encourages violence against women
* Fact: (1) Since broadband brought free, high-quality porn into almost every home in America, the rate of rape in the U.S. has gone down (according to the FBI). Yes, rape is an under-reported crime—and that was true before porn, just as it is now. (2) This decrease in rape following the spread or legalization of porn has been documented in dozens of countries including Denmark, Japan, and Croatia.

* Myth: Neuroscience proves that watching porn can damage your brain and even cause porn addiction.
Fact: No it doesn’t. (1) The brain lights up during all pleasurable activities, including watching a sunset and playing with your grandchildren. Of course it lights up during sexual arousal.

(2) While there are plenty of people with unhealthy porn-watching habits, no one has actually documented “porn addiction.” Unless someone has other non-porn mental health problems (such as bipolar disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder), almost anyone can modify their porn-viewing habits if they want to—making it quite different than addiction.

///
Here’s a fact we should all agree on and act on: that kids need an intelligent, caring adult to talk with them about porn. Kids need to know that:
~ Porn is an adult product, showing adult themes and behaviors that will be confusing to someone without experience.
~ Porn is not a documentary, and doesn’t portray sex as it really is. It’s made by actors and actresses playing characters that someone made up.
~ The bodies shown in porn are not typical adult bodies. Just as the NBA, NFL, and movie studios select people for their unusual physical characteristics, so do porn producers. You don’t look like LeBron James, you don’t look like Tom Cruise, and you don’t look like Rocky Buttman, either.

Most of all, if your kid has any questions about porn or sex in general, she or he should ask you. And they won’t be punished for their question. You do promise that, right?”

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This 25-Year-Old Cam Girl Is Trying to Change the Porn Industry
Vex Ashley is challenging the good old boys’ adult film business model—and coming out on top.

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On any given morning, 6,000 people from around the world turn on their computers to watch Vex Ashley, a 25-year-old cam girl and an independent pornographer from Leeds, take her clothes off.

Fair skinned with long, lilac hair and an affinity for winged eyeliner and delicate jewelry, it’s easy to see why Ashley (a pseudonym created when she first started undressing on the internet) is often labeled a “tasteful” porn star. Her fledgling erotica studio and artist co-op, Four Chambers, which combines sex and cinema to make highly-stylized porn shorts on a crowdfunded donation basis, tackles sexuality with an eye for aesthetics not often found in mainstream porn. Still, “tasteful porn” is not a trademark with which Ashley, a fine arts graduate, necessarily wants to be associated.

“I understand that it comes from a place of wanting to put the kind of thing I’m doing in a space that feels more comfortable,” she says, explaining that “camming” is as much about adult entertainment as it is playing a role of sexual health coach, “but I find the argument of putting someone’s personal choice down in order to lift somebody else’s up, a difficult one. I think there’s room in porn for all different kinds of sexual expression. The idea that the porn I make is tasteful and, therefore acceptable, means that there is also an unacceptable and ‘wrong’ [version of porn] and that is not a helpful argument to make.”Read more:  http://www.elle.com/life-love/sex-relationships/news/a25682/cam-girl-trying-to-change-the-porn-industry/

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