Category: Events

Press Release-March 20-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed, Sex Bucket List

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon-Live and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon, The Salon’s First Sex Bucket List, Tuesday, March 20.


Friday March 2, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière, – guidelines for reading. – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.


The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, . The evening will start with the Adult Sex-Ed Salon a one-hour program devoted to sex and sexuality. The audience will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding sex and sexuality anonymously. Sexologist Susana Mayer, PhD, along with co-host Walter will facilitate the Adult Sex-Ed Salon and attendees interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences will join in the discussion. This is always an extremely lively, audience driven Q & A period.


The Erotic Literary Salon will continue offering monthly word play. Last month we inaugurated the first Erotic Mad-Libs. This month be prepared to create the Erotic Literary Salon’s Sex Bucket List. Come bring your naughty, spicy, delicious thoughts and expand your sexual repertoire.


PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 60 or more individuals. Approximately 10-15 attendees participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works. The audience has the opportunity to participate reading sexuality quotes from various books or they can just listen, enjoy and applaud. Sign-up to read at the door; guidelines can be found at the Salon’s website.


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., for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-8:00, readings begin at approximately 8:30. Admission is $12, discounted for students and seniors to $10. 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



TONIGHT-Erotic Mad-Lib at The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed Live, Sex In The Struggle: interracial uprising Beyond Black and White

Tonight is the first time the Erotic Literary Salon will celebrate Valentine’s Day with Erotic Mad-Libs. Audience participation is welcome.


Sex In The Struggle: interracial uprising Beyond Black and White

Tomorrow – Wednesday February 21, 2018 @ 7PM

Sex and Race.
It’s far beyond black and white.

No matter how consistently common the commentary, the topic of race is timeless. But what lies underneath the tension and the taboo? Can you even talk about race without thinking of sex?

Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter proudly presents Sex in The Struggle “Interracial Uprising: Colorful conversations about the myths, magic and madness of sex and race.” This exhilarating installment in The Sex In The Struggle series happens Wednesday February 21, 2018 @ 7PM at the historic Rotunda on the campus of University of Pennsylvania.

Ulysses will be joined by co-host Monica Day, poet and author of the new book Play Wild, Stay Safe. (Monica Day has been a featured reader at the Salon).

Tickets go on sale Friday January 26, 2018 @

Sex in The Struggle is an exciting multi-faceted intimacy experience advocating social healing through sexual healing. Our event promotes a policy of intimacy where everyone can choose deeper human connections through direct physical contact and sensuous surrender. Our exciting event will feature entertaining and informative segments focused on health, pleasure, religion and much more.

This Tuesday-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed, Newsletter

Hope to see you this Tuesday, February 20th for Erotic Mad Libs and the opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day once again.

I don’t usually post the bi-monthly newsletter, but I wanted to give you a sample of what you miss if you don’t sign up.

Hello Friends of the Erotic Literary Salon,


Announcing V2: Creation Myth – February 23 & 24. Benefit performce 3 days after the Salon. I along with co-producer of the Salon Heather Shayne Blakeslee, are involved in this event. Please come to support us and give to a good cause. Additional events posted below.


Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with Walter’s Erotic Mad-Libs. Walter the co-host of the Adult S+x-Ed section, will be creating a wonderful Mad-Lib for you to help fill-in.


Another month of audience driven s+xuality questions and answers, readers sharing their pieces, plus the opportunity to participate by reading quotes on all things s+xy and s+xual.


The following paragraph gets harder and harder to write, yet more important. We need a space to relieve our souls of anxiety. –  Leave politics at home for a night, enjoy the safe and comfortable space of the Salon. Where s+x and s+xuality are verbally shared along with the many styles of erotica. Attendees are encouraged to meet and greet before and after Salon, plus during intermission.


Adult S+x-Ed Salon: All questions and answers are audience driven and discussions are facilitated by founder and host Dr. Susana Mayer and co-host Walter. Annonymous questions will be collected at the door. Come prepared to share or just to listen and enjoy.
Doors open 6:30, Adult S+x-Ed Q&A 7:00-8:00, readings start at 8:30 – all times approximate.


PRESS RELEASE – February 20 –


Pricing – $12.00 general admission, students (21+), seniors and military $10
Prior to Readings – Adult S+x-Ed Q & A with S+xologist Dr. Susana Mayer and Co-host Walter
***New protocol for reading – sign up at door evening of event. Instructions for reading found at guildlines:

My letter to Philadelphia Inquirer responding to men 24 meds women 0. Curious? Follow link below.
In case you missed me on WHYY Radio:


The Pulse’s Valentine’s Weekend special.
4 minute interview


The Pulse – Love and Lust: Aphrodisiacs

My letter to The Inquirer editor:

The Erotic Literary Salon in print, Sens+xual: A Unique Anthology 2013, Vol 1 & 2. Purchase at: Please leave a comment on Amazon.
FREE Kindle app to read this ebook on any electronic device with screen:

Frances’ video reading, “Go the Fok to Sleep” can be viewed here: Please leave a comment for Frances so she can read it on her iPad. – no joke.
Doors open 6:30, Adult S+x-Ed Q&A 7:00-8:00, readings start at 8:30 – all times approximate.

I also blog irregularly. Postings usually deal with newsworthy & not so newsworthy s+xual issues that include my s+x positive spin, steamy stories, and interesting events.

I am tweeting, do follow @TheEroticSalon.





Feb 17: Four Workshop Series: Building and Sustaining a Tantric Relationship 7-9pm a Dvora Paul Event


Feb 19: Bi-Pan-Fluid Discussion Group


Feb 21: S+x In The Struggle: interracial uprising Beyond Black and White


Feb 23 & 24: V2: Creation Myth


Feb 27: 6SEX6 Metal Burlesque Party


Feb 28: Philly Black Trans History: A Multigenerational Panel Discussion


March 9: DTF: Darryl & Timaree Fun Hour 03/09/18


April 14: Love’s Not Color Blind Book Signing & Discussion Group



The Erotic Literary Salon monthly event, every third Tuesday of the month. Always a featured presenter, Adult S+x-Ed, plus approx. 10-15 readers sharing erotica and s+x memoirs – UNCENSORED.


DTF: Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour DTF: Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour

2nd Friday of the month.


S+xploratorium Adult S+x-Ed Calendar brought to you by


Kink Shoppe Events Calendar


The Sweet Spot

You all remember Ainsley Burrows founder and host of the Sweet Spot, featured reader April 2014, hear his words:

Peek-A-Boo Revue – Burlesque: Ongoing shows


Burlesque Every Monday in Philadelphia – 6 Appeal Performance Art

Dr. Sketchy– Provocative models to sketch or just view – ongoing shows

Please post information and reviews regarding the Erotic Literary Salon to various blog sites you visit. If you write for any blogs, please contact me and perhaps we can create an interesting article or interview you can post.

***Parking directly across the street from TIME restaurant.

Mark your calendar: Tuesday, February 20, always the third Tuesday of the month.

Susana Mayer PhD
Founder & Host The Erotic Literary Salon

Tonight-The Erotic Literary Salon Live-Adult Sex-Ed Salon

Tuesday, January 16, doors open 6:30, details at the Salon’s website. More important information:

  • New events posted in newsletter, you can subscribe at, in subject line write “subscribe.”
  • Save one of these dates – February 23 or 24 – V2: Creation Myth. I am both one of the writers and performers in this production. Do come out and support me and some other fine woman who are participating in this benefit performance. Heather Shayne Blakeslee, the Salon’s co-producer is also one of the writer’s, performers, plus she edited the entire piece. Details and to purchase tickets:
  • January 27, Connection, Consent & Uncomfortability: a Tantric Approach w/Connect-om: A workshop with Dvora and Paul, regular attendees at the Salon. More details and to purchase tickets:

Looking forward to another wonderful Salon. Free raffle tickets for books and a chance to win two tickets to the Sweet Spot, all information on the Salon’s website.

While looking for images I came across this announcement dated 2013. Never seen previously – like it so I thought I’d share. Perhaps it will encourage you to purchase the ebook.

The Erotic Literary Salon Announces the Release of SENSEXUAL A UNIQUE ANTHOLOGY 2013

The Erotic Literary Salon Announces the Release of SENSEXUAL A UNIQUE ANTHOLOGY 2013

SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013,” is a treasury of short stories, anecdotes, essays, poems, diaries, memoirs, letters, emails and sextings. The generous selection of styles, settings, characters and intensity encourages individuals and couples to share erotic fantasies and explore what turns them on.

“SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013” Kindle ebook on Amazon
Free Kindle app for all electronic devices, available on Amazon

Fifty authors have contributed tender memories of love, spirited sex and spicy communications, transporting the reader through seductive, romantic, occasionally kinky works to celebrate the diversity of sexual fascinations and desires. The unusual mix of writings in this two-volume anthology are filled with learning and yearning.

Reviews on Amazon

“…What is most striking is the honesty and purity of the emotions depicted with these written words. It is not the work of writers looking to shape their work to meet a set of pre-requisite genre demands, to grind out specific sexual content to satisfy an editor, to pad the length of their work to meet a stringent word count. It’s all from the heart…Hitch a ride on this Sensexual magic carpet and be prepared for a unique and intimate journey.
A must read!”

“A selection of insightful, teasing, truly sensual, fun erotic tales!…A story for every taste where the authors have not confined themselves to “commercialized’ formulas of erotica writing for a quick sale.”

“SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013” offers readers a glimpse into the monthly, standing-room-only, Erotic Literary Salon in Philadelphia. A similar mix of brazen writings, along with the authors’ illuminating backstories and the editor’s occasional unique insights, create the atmosphere of the Salon in print.

“SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013” takes people beyond “Fifty Shade of Grey.” Dr. Susana Mayer sexologist, Ageless Sex Life crusader, founder of the Erotic Literary Salon, and editor of this text, recommends both men and women share this book with their intimate partner, friends and book club members. It will spark a conversation or discussion that will range from entertaining to life-changing.<

The book is dedicated to Dr. Frances Seidman, psychologist and former head of a distinguished family and marriage clinic for over 30 years. Dr. Seidman first started writing erotica at 91, specifically for the Erotic Literary Salon founded in 2008. Included in this text are a dozen of her sexual memoir entries, early love letters (written when she was 18), and spicy short stories. Individuals attending the Salon have said her mere presence gave them permission to feel comfortable with erotica. Her writings will most likely do the same for people who have shame or guilt regarding verbal turn-ons. She is most proud of her authorized reading of the New York Times best seller “Go the Fok to Sleep,” which can be viewed on Youtube at the Erotic Literary Salon channel.

About the Erotic Literary Salon-live: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., is the host of this monthly event. Unique in the English-speaking world, the Salon offers a safe and comfortable space for authors and wannabe writers to share their uncensored writings. Since 2008 Dr. Mayer has acted as muse, encouraging attendees to find their sexual voice through writing and sharing at the Salon. She also lends her expertise during the guided discussions and between readings, often enlightening the audience with sexually related scientific research and news. The Erotic Literary Salon has recently established the SenSexual Press to launch these first volumes in a planned series of anthologies, along with distinctive (occasionally controversial!) fictional and nonfiction books focusing on sexuality and erotica.

About the Erotic Literary Salon-on-line: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., brings her expertise in human sexuality to the website where erotica and sex converge. The daily blog is filled with information pertaining to sexually explicit material, sexuality, adult sex-education, sex news, and events, along with Salon guidelines and monthly press releases.

About the cover designer: Arnold Skolnick, painter, photographer and award winning book designer illustrated the controversial 1969 publication, “The Picture Book of Sexual Love.” Some of those original photographs were reissued in the book “LoveSong” and adorn the covers of this anthology. Arnold is also known for his design of the origin Woodstock poster.

(If you would like to purchase a signed and personally inscribed poster contact me (Susana Mayer) at