Category: Events

Reminder-May 16, Tuesday-Celebrate-The Erotic Literary Salon-Metro Newspaper Article.

Happy 9th year anniversary to the Erotic Literary Salon. Come and celebrate with distinguished, author, teacher, freelance photographer Aaron Vessup, also friend and expat, retired in China. Come hear some steam, learn about sex in China, and probably some other surprises as well.

Thank you to Mike Fenn, an occasional attendee of the Salon, for writing this lovely article in the Metro.

The Erotic Literary Salon celebrates 9 years of sex

Dr. Susana Mayer curates original erotica from all over the Philly area.

While there has no doubt been progress since the mid-20th century, it remains a fact that, even in 2017, expressing one’s sexual side is still seen as a taboo topic. But all hope is not lost.

On the third Tuesday evening of each month, a crowd packs the upper level of Center City’s Time Lounge. Representing all ages, walks of life, and of course sexual experience, the members of this crowd have gathered for the Erotic Literary Salon: A Verbal Sanctuary for Sexual Expression. Over the next few hours, everyone will share personal stories (both fictitious and true), thoughts, laughs, and touching moments. And on Tuesday, May 16, this one-of-a-kind safe space will mark its ninth successful year in Philadelphia.

Local sexologist Dr. Susana Mayer founded and hosts the Erotic Literary Salon. Conceived in 2008 as a way to “mainstream erotica,” the Salon has since developed into an all-inclusive, sex-focused event designed to draw together like-minded artists and attendees.

“The event has evolved to include the witnessing, acceptance and support of people and their pieces as they share not only their fantasies, but lusty confessions, sex memoirs, journals, diaries, correspondence and rants, using a variety of writing styles, some of which I didn’t even realize existed,” Mayer explains.

Each Salon kicks off with an Adult Sex-Ed Salon, where audience members will anonymously pose questions and topics for Mayer and her co-host Walter to discuss. The Salon itself follows, where both new and veteran attendees take the mic to share their personal works—and works in progress—with an appreciative and engaged audience. Fictional erotica, true tales, poetry and even stand-up comedy are all welcome at the Salon. The narratives are punctuated by “six-word sex memoirs,” which audience members anonymously fill out before the event to be read by Mayer.

A special guest usually makes an appearance as well and May 16, it will be author and educator Aaron Vessup.


I was approached by Dan Savage’s marketing coordinator to help promote his HUMP! Film Festival (May 12 & 13 Fringe Arts Theater, Philadelphia). She was unable to provide discount tickets as I had requested, however, she offered 2 free tickets.

I have decided to hold a contest, you can win one ticket for either the Friday 9:30pm or Sat. 5pm show. Rules will be in the Erotic Literary Salon’s newsletter to be sent out early evening, May 10, Wednesday – check your in box. If you are not subscribed, go to the right side of the Salon’s home page and press the subscribe button.

This is a fabulous event, I’ve attended in the past and unfortunately I’ll still be in Florida on my personal writing retreat until the day before our special Salon, May 16. The Erotic Literary Salon’s 9th Anniversary. An event not to be missed.

HUMP 2017 Press release


Tonight-Tuesday-April 18-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed Salon-Live

Last month’s addition of “I love you/I hate you” rants was so very successful it has become part of the Salon’s evening. In addition, “missed connections, romance and relationship rants from around the world will be read by willing members of the audience.

Whether you become a participant of the evening, or sit back and just listen and applause or do all the above, your ears will be filled with erotic, often times sexual explicit words. While the evening enfolds filled with various verbal expressions of love and hate, 6 word sexual memoirs, sex Q&A’s and readings from the attendees, you can sip on absinthe or your drink of choice and eat divine food from TIME.

Do come and introduce yourself to me, entertain a date and/or meet a new potential friend.

FREE Raffle-Tonight-March 21-Win Tickets to The Sweet Spot

You could be one of four lucky winners to this Pop Erotica Event. Ainsley Burrows the mastermind behind this event, and pictured in suit below reciting part of his “Climax” spoken word poetry. He entertained the Salon attendees several years ago and has been coming back to Philadelphia with his own show ever since.

This is a not to be missed event.