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Tonight-July 19-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live-Three Way Opera

Adult Sex-Ed Salon theme for this evening: How has your sexual expression changed as you have gained experience? 

Attendees will get to submit questions anonymously and the audience will share experiences and insights. I will provide suggestions based on studies and what I have learned through my private practice.

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THREE WAY – Opera

I attended a workshop of Masquerade with an attendee of the Salon. He suggested I invite attendees to stage the excerpts we heard from this opera. It would be a featured presentation at the Salon and last approximately 15 minutes.

Audio Demo Arias from the opera:

http://www.aopopera.org/threeway/

Music by Robert Paterson
Libretto by David Cote

ABOUT THE WORK

Three Way is a triptych on the future of love: android lovers, BDSM and the final frontier: multiple partners. Each act maintains a balance of humor and drama, as contemporary characters collide at the intersection of power and desire.

THE COMPANION
(3 singers: soprano, tenor and baritone)
Not so far in the future, Maya (soprano) lives with her android lover, Joe (tenor). This interactive programmed Companion looks and sounds human—only better. Still, Maya wants more complexity from Joe. She has technician Dax (baritone) come by to install new experimental software, with surprising results.

SAFE WORD
(2 singers: mezzo-soprano and baritone)
Mistress Salomé (mezzo-soprano) is a high-priced dominatrix in a private dungeon, and today she has a new client (baritone), a cocky businessman. Even though he’s the one who pays to be humiliated, he’s prickly and aggressive. The “session” goes to places no one expected.

MASQUERADE
(8 singers: 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, tenor, countertenor, baritone, bass-baritone)
A party is taking place at a country mansion. It’s not a dinner gathering or holiday celebration: it’s a masquerade. People from all walks of life come to shed outside selves, put on a mask and push the limits of erotic expression. Tonight four couples will face their deepest taboos.

Sexy, funny and a little bit shocking, Three Way combines complex but tonal music, witty storytelling and high theatrical values.

Duration: 2hrs 45mins (including two intermissions)
Instrumentation: eight-singer cast and chamber ensemble: 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, tenor, countertenor, baritone, bass-baritone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, percussion, piano (doubling synthesizer), conductor.
PublisherBill Holab Music

Press Release – July 19 – The Erotic Literary Salon & Adult Sex-Ed Salon

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon: Monthly Theme – “How has your sexual expression changed as you have gained experience?”Along with Attendee Readers, Tuesday, July 19.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

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

PCSalons@gmail.com – reserve 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, July 19. The Adult Sex-Ed Salon is a one hour program held prior to the Erotic Literary Salon. This month’s theme will be “How has your sexual expression changed as you have gained experience?” Attendees will have the opportunity to pose their questions anonymously. ‘Walter’ along with Sexologist Susana Mayer, Ph.D. will answer them and attendees interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences will join in the discussion.

 

Approximately fifteen 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 15 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) occasionally recites her original erotica.

 

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 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-The Erotic Literary Salon + The Adult Sex-Ed Salon – Live, May Masturbation Month-Ejaculation & Orgasm

To honor masturbation month the Adult Sex-Ed Salon will focus on self-pleasure. How it benefits sexual health and informs our sexual pleasure with partner/s. Come with lots of questions regarding the act of masturbation, orgasm and ejaculation.

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Titian, Venus of Urbino

For more details regarding the live Salons: http://theeroticsalon.com/details-live-salon/

Did you know: …ejaculation and orgasm don’t actually need to happen at the same time. Why? Ejaculation and orgasm are two separate responses to stimulation. Ejaculation refers to the physical reflex that releases semen, and orgasm refers to the feeling of climax or pleasure as a result of physical and/or psychological stimulation.

For some men, orgasm and ejaculation both happen…but not at the same time. Some men may ejaculate after orgasm or before orgasm. Some men may not ejaculate at all. Other men might ejaculate but fail to orgasm.

If a man experiences early, late or no ejaculation, it’s time to see a doctor or urologist. Several different health conditions may influence the way a man’s body responds to stimulation. One example isretrograde ejaculation which occurs when, instead of exiting out of the penis, semen flows into the bladder. While this usually isn’t harmful to a man’s health, he may notice that he doesn’t ejaculate when he orgasms…and, in some cases, retrograde ejaculation can signal a complication with diabetes or medications. David Sobel, M.D., J.D.

Is Female Ejaculation the Same as Orgasm?

By Dr. Debby Herbenick

http://bcove.me/efjj0d2m

Question: 

When women squirt, is it the same thing as them having an orgasm? Or are they different?

My response: 

Female ejaculation (aka “squirting”) involves women releasing fluids through their urethra during sexual excitement or orgasm. It was described in some detail in the 1980s book The G Spot and has since gained all sorts of attention in various porn films. In reality, we don’t understand a whole lot about female ejaculation. Some studies have found that the fluids released are distinctly different from urine; in other research, it seems that some women are emitting a urine-like fluid. Generally, though, women who release fluids during sex are NOT peeing accidentally—just as men are not either. But because both men’s and women’s ejaculations occur through the urethra, there may be some urine-like residue still in the tube.

How common is it for women to squirt? We don’t know as there has been no good population based studies on the subject. Is it the same as orgasm? Well, it happens at the same time as orgasm for some women. Other women, however, squirt but do not orgasm. And even more commonly, women orgasm but do not squirt. In this way, it seems similar to men’s orgasm. Though men usually ejaculate when they orgasm, ejaculation and orgasm are actually two different processes.

http://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/is-female-ejaculation-the-same-as-orgasm

Free Video “Go the FOK to Sleep”, Next Tuesday May 17 Adult Sex-Ed/Erotic Literary Salons

Tuesday May 17 doors open 6:30 and an evening of edutainment begins. 2 Salons in one for only $12 – The Adult-Sex Ed Salon and the Erotic Literary Salon.

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Frances is back from Florida. At 99 she is still sharing her winter adventures with Vladimir. The following short video recorded in 2013 has Frances reading, Go the FOK to Sleep – a children’s bedtime tale for adults. I promise you will not stop laughing, as the live Salon audience did at the recording.